Office en Microsoft Makes It Easier for Students and Teachers to Get Office for Free <div class="field-deck"> Brilliant plan to make the best available for free </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has long offered discounted and even free Office offers for students and educators, but even its excellent Student Advantage program—which gives them Office for free—requires that the school initiates the service, creates the account and then orders the Office 365 license on behalf of the student. So now, Microsoft is taking away the middleman and making it easier than ever for students and teachers to get Office 365.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Office Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:00 +0000 43881 at Microsoft Updates Office 365 Web Portal <div class="field-deck"> A cleaner, more useful front-end to Office 365 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you are using Office 365 for business, you can now configure the web portal—which is basically the default user experience you get when you sign into the site—with an attractive new start page that provides quick access to the service's web apps. The new design is in some ways similar to what consumers access at</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Office Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:50:00 +0000 43731 at Office Lens for Windows Phone Can Now Create Office Documents <div class="field-deck"> An amazing app gets even better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Tuesday released an update to its excellent Office Lens app for Windows Phone, enabling the app to convert scanned pictures into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that you can edit, author and edit again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 43661 at Microsoft Releases OneNote Share Extension for iOS 8 <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft + Apple </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to new extensibility features in iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, it's now possible for third parties to improve on the base OS in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in interesting new ways. So Microsoft is supporting this extensibility with a new OneNote Share extension that lets you share information to OneNote from almost anywhere in iOS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPad iPhone OneNote Mobile Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 43651 at OneNote Comes to Android Wear Watches <div class="field-deck"> Taking notes to a new place </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Welcome to crazy town. Microsoft today released its first version of OneNote for Android Wear Watches. This means you can speak into your wrist like Dick Tracey and capture ideas and information in all-new ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Wear OneNote Wearables Mobile Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:56:00 +0000 43641 at Thinking About Platforms and Ecosystems <div class="field-deck"> Or, how I learned to stop worrying and just move forward </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the banner on the site you're reading says Windows, the truth is I've always used and tested a variety of non-Microsoft platforms, hardware, apps and services. I do this many times to see where the competition is with regards to Microsoft's solutions. But I'm also not shy about using non-Microsoft solutions when they're better. This isn't about cheerleading a company, which confuses some people. It's about making sure that all of us—me, you, everyone—are using the best products. So how do we choose?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud OneDrive Mobile Office Windows Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:14:00 +0000 43531 at Delve Ushers in New Era for Office <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft announced Monday that it has begun rolling out Office Delve to its Office 365 business customers. This new Office solution surfaces the information that is most relevant to users based on the work they are doing and the people with whom they are engaging, Microsoft says. But I think Delve is no less than the future of Office, a new way of presenting and working with data.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Office 365 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:50:00 +0000 43331 at Office for iPad Now Available on Monthly Subscription <div class="field-deck"> But annual subscriptions are a MUCH better deal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before today, you needed an annual Office 365 Home or Personal (or business) subscription to unlock all of the features in Office for iPad. But now you can do so with a monthly subscription, directly from within the Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad mobile apps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iPad Mobile devices Office for iPad Office Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:00 +0000 43001 at OneNote + Livescribe 3 (+ iOS) <div class="field-deck"> Yes, you need a modern iPad or iPhone too </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While OneNote natively supports handwriting on Windows and Android, most of us don't have the right pen-enabled hardware to use that functionality effectively. But Livescribe has an interesting and even affordable alternative, assuming you're already using an iPad or other iOS device: the Livescribe 3 smart pen lets you take notes and write on real paper and then sync that content to OneNote.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iPad iPhone OneNote Mobile Office Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:48:00 +0000 42551 at OneNote for Windows Store Gets a Major Update <div class="field-deck"> Printing, PDF inserting, and ink highlighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The OneNote mobile app for Windows 8/RT—or what Microsoft calls the OneNote Windows Store app—was updated today with some much-needed new capabilities. The new version supports printing, file insertion, and highlighting, plus some accessibility updates and numerous bug fixes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices OneNote Windows 8 Windows RT Office Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 42451 at