OneNote Class Notebook updates include read-only parent or guardian access and Collaboration Space permissions

We are continuously impressed by the passion and creativity of teachers and students who are using our tools. A common theme we heard was how OneNote continues to save teachers time and enhance collaboration in the classroom. In our conversations, we learned that parents and guardians are also curious to learn more about OneNote to help engage with their students’ learning progress. To address the top requests we heard from teachers, administrators and parents/guardians, we’re pleased to announce the release of four new features in OneNote Class Notebook.


"Small steps to big impact" - Register now for Hack The Classroom, September 24th

Hack The Classroom is back! On Saturday 24th September educators from all over the world will come together to share ideas, experiences, insights and conversation, as the education community as a whole looks to drive further innovation in the classroom through the use of technology. The theme for this live event will be “small steps to big impact”, and joining host Anthony Salcito is a line-up of exciting industry speakers and trailblazing educators, featuring many hacks created by teachers from around the world.


Increasing collaboration and productivity through Unified Communications – Microsoft @ UC Expo 2016

One of the key pillars of Microsoft’s mission within education is to empower anytime anywhere learning for all. Our portfolio of different productivity tools, platforms, systems, teacher resources and more provide students and educators with the technology to enhance the way they deliver their curricula and engage with materials. Anytime anywhere learning might mean anything…


Durham University improves research, colleague collaboration and operational efficiency with Skype for Business

Durham University is internationally recognised for world-class research and teaching.  It is currently ranked as one of the top 100 Universities worldwide and its triple accredited business school is ranked within the top 35. If applicants and faculty of the same calibre are to be continually attracted and given the educational experience that Durham is…


Exciting Learning: Collaboration and Communication in university studies

In the modern day, it is essential that future generation understand how to communicate and collaborate using technology as an interaction mechanism, not only in their personal lives, but in their education and future employment too. Communication is constantly evolving, and even more so today due to the fast paced technology environment. Within the space…

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Lync Server 2010 Event, Cardinal Place, 4th March 2011

How Microsoft Lync evolves the education experience, improve staff & student learning/collaboration while driving down costs I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) for a Lync education event on the 4th March 2011. Modern education establishments require a modern communications solution. One that enables staff,…

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Collaboration in the cloud – connecting Huddle and SharePoint

Huddle.net is a web-based collaboration system, which is designed to complement existing learning management systems or virtual learning environments by providing additional tools such as file sharing, task management, discussion forums and live collaboration. It recently won the Microsoft SharePoint SocialFest competition, because of the way that it sits alongside SharePoint – for example, to…

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Gartner Case Study on Unified Communication in Higher Education

Thanks to some research I’m doing on behalf of a university in North East England, one of my colleagues in the US passed on details of the University of Kentucky and the project to implement a unified communications platform.  This has surfaced both a Microsoft and Gartner case study. In summary the Gartner study shows…

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One-derful

Not sure if I can get away with such a corny title but, hey, I’m trying to unleash my creativity for the summer holidays I’m a fan of OneNote, but I know that it’s relatively undiscovered by teachers and students. It is included in the version of Office Home & Student that’s sold through retailers,…

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Boiling frogs – when change creeps up around you

In recent times it has been fashionable to talk about “cloud services”, and “Software plus Services”, and to consider how Internet-based services supplement, support or replace more conventional IT services provided on campus. And, lo and behold, the occasional story has popped up of universities outsourcing some of their core services to web-based providers. We’ve…

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