Tag: Office365

A female student leans back and plans out her writing assignment with a Windows 10 device on her lap and a stylus in hand.

How to reimagine the writing process with Microsoft in Education

Successful writers are not born.  They learn by doing.  They develop, practice, reflect.  They receive feedback and grow.  It's a process.  Teaching students the process is as important as the technical components of writing.  The process helps students learn how to grow from a good writer to a great one. In my seventeen years, teaching the writing process has slowly... Read more

Paul Watkins stands before his classroom and students.

3 Time-saving tips from teachers using Office Lens

Any educator with a mobile phone can put Office Lens, a convenient app that acts as a point-and-shoot document scanner, to good use in their classroom. Office Lens can cut paper clutter by digitizing your classroom, help organize your note taking and make it simple to share documents with students and other educators. In that same spirit of collaboration, we’ve asked... Read more

A student wearing headphones and glasses looks at a Windows device.

Experts share their diversity and inclusion practices through new Library of Experience

Inclusive education supports access and engagement for all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, health or medical condition. That’s exactly what Microsoft’s education mission aims to achieve, by empowering every student and teacher to do more. It’s why we’re so proud to announce the Library of Experience for Diversity and Inclusion, created together with... Read more

A female student studies intently in front of her Windows Surface device.

New research highlights most in-demand job skills

One of the most important and toughest roles every educator plays is preparing students for their next steps. With a mission to empower every student to achieve more, we at Microsoft are constantly evaluating what skills employers are looking for, and how those skills can be effectively delivered – with the help of technology. A new white paper, Keys to the Future: Align... Read more


Multi-forest and multi-tenant scenarios with Office 365

I have had several questions around multi-forest and multi-tenant questions from my education customers.  Here is a FAQ I put together: Can you have multiple forests with a single tenant? Yes, with FIM Connector for Office 365. Can you have one forest with multiple tenants? Yes, this is now supported as of recently.  You either have to use the FIM Connector for... Read more


Is there a way users can self-migrate from Google Apps Gmail into Office 365?

I get asked about how to migrate from Google Apps for Education to Office 365 Education every day from my education customers. There are several ways to do this: native Office 365 IMAP migration tools, 3rd party IMAP migration tools, 3rd party cloud based migration tools (if you also want to migrate Google calendar and contacts too), and now a new self-service email migration... Read more