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  • Blog Post: Reimagine - a briefing about change and digital disruption

    Here’s a chance to attend a high level Microsoft briefing called Reimagine, in Melbourne on 9 October and Sydney on 29 October: The Melbourne Reimagine event is at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 9AM-12:30PM The Sydney Reimagine event is at the Royal Hall of Industries, from...
  • Blog Post: Delivering Office 365 on your different screens and wrist

    The Office team have also been busy creating plenty of new scenarios for using Office on a range of different devices (it seems as if every month there’s a new format of device appearing that can support a scenario with one of the Office apps). If you still think of Office as being an app that you install...
  • Blog Post: Developing education solutions in Office 365

    With so many education customers using Office 365 globally (now in the tens of millions of education uses), there's continuing interest by developers in creating services for customers, running on top of Office. This could mean developing an app for Word, Excel, PowerPoint; or could be developing a system...
  • Blog Post: Hear Sir Bob Geldof reimagine the future of education at Future Decoded

    Many of the tools that will drive the jobs of tomorrow have yet to be invented. How can we best imbue our children with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and thrive in the rapidly evolving world to come? That isn’t a rhetorical question. It’s one every generation must solve for...
  • Blog Post: Digitise everything - Office Lens and teachers.

    The Office team have been doing some great work recently with adding new features to the Office suite of products, that are especially useful for teachers and students. OneNote has been getting a lot of attention on mobile devices including for iOS, Android and Windows phones. For example, this week...
  • Blog Post: New status levels for Microsoft Education Partners (AERs)

    The Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller programme is designed to ensure that our partners that work with education customers have been trained and passed tests on our Academic licensing programmes. This is especially important for smaller education customers, where they might choose to buy their...
  • Blog Post: Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

    Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation. The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating...
  • Blog Post: Why does spam and phishing get through Office 365? And what can be done about it?

    Introduction As a filtering service, Office 365 (Exchange Online Protection, or EOP) is dedicated to providing the best antispam filtering possible, and we take this task seriously: We are working hard to keep spam out of your inbox We are working hard to ensure we don’t mistakenly mark good email as...
  • Blog Post: Submitting spam back to Office 365

    Office 365 (Exchange Online Protection) regularly asks customers to submit spam samples back so that we can improve the service. This information is also available here: Submitting spam and non-spam messages to Microsoft for analysis http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200769(v=exchg.150).aspx...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CityNext: Rising to the code challenge

    Cities are our economic hubs. They've long attracted ambitious workers looking for better jobs. So it’s no surprise that today 80% of the world’s economic activity comes from urban areas. But the jobs that will drive our economy tomorrow will be very different from the ones that fuelled the...
  • Blog Post: Could Cortana in education help students and teachers?

    Cortana is the intelligent voice-activated assistant on a Windows Phone - described as ‘your personal assistant in your phone’ - and it provides a new way of interacting with other people and your phone. I’ve been using Cortana on my phone for a while now, using the Developer Preview of Windows 8.1 and...
  • Blog Post: Are you attending the Education Strategy Briefing at the Australia Partner Conference next week?

    Next week we’re hosting the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference in the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It’s a week full of strategic information on key topics across the Microsoft business. On Tuesday 2 September, before the main conference opens later, we are hosting an Education Strategy Briefing...
  • Blog Post: Back to School with a Wealth of Windows Education Apps for Students, Parents & Teachers

    The following blog post was written by Paul Nyhan, a staff writer with the Microsoft Accessibility Blog. Paul is a 20-year journalism veteran who has written extensively about disability issues. ----- Students are heading back to school and this year more are showing up with mobile devices that...
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