Don’t miss the biggest launch event in Microsoft history – 10/30 in Waltham

The biggest wave of innovation in Microsoft history is transforming the way people work. Join us for a free launch event, and we’ll show you how the latest Microsoft technologies are inspiring creativity and productivity in the workplace.    •  Drive cross-team collaboration and improved business results with applications designed to empower your users.   • …


The Office Web Apps Group Project Toolkit

The Office Web Apps Group Project Toolkit is designed to help students (or any end users that work in small groups), with cloud collaboration scenarios,  like group brainstorming, a group presentation, a term paper and tracking group tasks in Excel. The goal is to learn how Office Web Apps and SkyDrive by downloading the sample documents from SkyDrive to share…


Native Lync client for Mac RTM

This is big in education – yea.


New SharePoint 2010 templates for Class and Study Group

These templates are super cool: Teachers at your school can use the class site template to: Add class assignments like homework, quizzes, and exams Add new course materials like study guides and a course syllabus Add class announcements Add assignment due dates to the class calendar Participate in student discussions Check on assignments submitted…


Boston Area SharePoint User group

With all the great SharePoint stuff in New England Education, we wanted to make sure you are aware of BASPUG.  The next meeting is next week.


Play Ribbon Hero And Get Better At Your Job?

Office Labs has created a second version of Ribbon Hero: a game that teaches the Office UI and specific Office features by having users solves challenges in four applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.  Office becomes more valuable when you are able to take advantage of a fuller feature set to get their work done better…


OneNote webcast from an educator’s perspective

Sonja Delafosse delivered a fantastic presentation on how the Lake Washington School District adopted and uses OneNote.  She provides great tips and suggestions for training educators and ideas around how to use OneNote in the classroom and beyond.  If you didn’t have a chance to join us, you can watch the webcast at


Microsoft Math 4.0 is out

Download this free graphing calculator for your PCMicrosoft Mathematics 4.0 provides step-by-step instructions and visual ways to explain complex problems for a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. From basic math to precalculus, Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can help you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen…


Mac Communicator and desktop sharing!

We released an update to Mac Communicator (13.1) earlier this week which enables customers to share their desktop from a Mac.  This release includes a huge new feature as well as some important bug fixes for our enterprise users. For the first time, we will support desktop sharing with both Mac and Windows Communicator users….


Office for Mac 2011 is done

I wanted to make sure everyone knew that Office for Mac 2011 hit RTM late last week!  It should be on MVLS next week and on price lists 10/1.  There is a a blog post at