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News Flash: Clip Art in Office Now Powered by Bing Images!

We’ve all heard the saying “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” Now, that picture will be even better as starting today, Bing Images will power Online Pictures in Office desktop products worldwide. This means when you search for an image, you’ll be able to view and download royalty-free images curated through Bing Images! You and your students will get much more relevant images to complement the presentations and reports you create in Office. As the Office 365 Team explains: Bing Image Search has higher quality images that are more up-to-date. For example, searching for “cellphone” gives more variety and modern looking phones instead of the old-school bricks from Clip Art. Also, Bing uses a copyright filter based on the Creative Commons licensing system.  These are images you can use, share, or modify for either personal or commercial use (settings can be switched to Show all web results to view more images). In programs like Word 2013, Outlook 2013 or PowerPoint 2013, Click Insert>Online Pictures to use the Bing Image Search. In Office 2010 and Office …

News Flash: Tell your students to enter the Microsoft Schoolwork Challenge!

by Anya Ruvinskaya, Microsoft in Education, Students Calling innovative educators from around the world! Have you heard about this great new contest called the Microsoft Schoolwork Challenge? It’s open to students from across the world– enter your best schoolwork project created with Office and you could win a Surface Pro 3 or Xbox! It could be an awesome Office Mix, an Excel chart with great number crunching, or an amazing PowerPoint you made to present your science project. Spread the word to your students so they can submit the work they’re most proud of! You can click here to see some examples of great sample projects. The deadline is December 2nd so submit those entries now! Cant wait to see those great submissions! – Anya  

News Flash: Collaborate in the Classroom with new Skype Document Chat in Office Online

by Minnia Feng, MSEN Community Manager In today’s digital classroom, collaboration is key to cross-pollinating ideas and building essential teamwork skills. Many of you and your students are already using Office Online to create amazing work, while using Skype to communicate with friends and family from around the world. Now, the two come together in Skype document chat – with this free tool, you can go beyond the existing real time co-authoring feature to chat directly within the document you’re working on.

News Flash- Teachers, Check if You Can Get Office365 for Free! (U.S. only…for now)

This post was reblogged from the Microsoft Office Blogs.  Microsoft Office has long been a staple in the teacher toolkit for communicating and collaborating with their classes. Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve made it easier for teachers to get Office on all their devices—while storing and sharing class material with students using OneDrive. Last week we were excited to share with you the next steps in bringing Office to everyone, on every device. The updated Office apps for iPhone and iPad and the upcoming Android and Windows 10 apps are full of great features to help students and teachers do more and achieve more. When combined with an Office 365 subscription and full Office, they can do even more and the experience can be incredibly impactful on classroom collaboration and learning outcomes. Millions of teachers and students are already eligible through their school to utilize the advanced editing and collaboration capabilities, unlimited OneDrive storage and Dropbox integration of an Office 365 subscription and may not realize it. So we’ve created a simple way …

News Flash- Office Updates!

This post is reblogged from the Microsoft Office Blog. Office for all, wherever you are, whatever device you’re using. We’re excited to announce today the start of Office for Android tablet Preview, new Office for iPhone apps, updated Office for iPad apps and more. Check out the Official Microsoft Blog for details on how we’re continuing to help people use Office everywhere so they can do more and achieve more. For a sneak peek and links to download the apps, see below. And check back here on Office Blogs for ongoing updates on today’s news. Office for iPhone The new Office for iPhone apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer the same beautiful iPad experience, optimized for the iPhone. Customers can download the new apps today. Documents look gorgeous in Word for iPhone Tables and charts in Excel for iPhone Presenter View in PowerPoint for iPhone Office for Android tablet We are bringing the productivity of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Android tablet customers with the Office for Android tablet Preview. Customers can sign up for the …

News Flash- Introducing Microsoft Band!

We like to keep you in the loop with the latest and greatest in technology…which is why we’re so excited to introduce Microsoft Band! Feels very futuristic, doesn’t it? 🙂 Check out the video! In a time when childhood obesity is becoming an increasing issue in many countries, do you feel technology like this might be something helpful in making a difference? Leave your thoughts below.

News Flash- Why We’re On Cloud Nine Today

“You’ve run out of storage space on this drive.” A message none of us never want to see, and one you’ll never have to see again. Today, it was announced that OneDrive is offering unlimited, yes unlimited, cloud storage for all Office 365 Subscribers at no additional cost. That’s really all there is to it, no extra conditions. The roll out will continue over the next few months so go here to sign up to be one of the first! How will this help you in the classroom? Leave your thoughts below!