Contents tagged with Student

  • Microsoft Student Experience beta site launched

    Posted by vasudev on January 15 2008, 1:21 PM. Posted in Microsoft Corp, Student.

     Microsoft has launched Microsoft Student Experience beta, a site for the Students. It has various links to sections like Academics, Careers, Socialize. It provides links to various discounted software and offers. Hope such offers are offered to Students Worldwide.And lots of cool 'How -to' and I hope lot more will be kept added to the list. And also a download section with lots of good ones. Check out!

     

  • Student Promotion Provides Steal of a Deal for Office Ultimate 2007

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 12 2007, 9:21 PM. Posted in Office, Office 2007, Student.

    Microsoft today announced The Ultimate Steal, a limited-time promotion for college students starting today in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and starting Sept. 20 in Spain, Italy and France. PressPass spoke with Alan Yates, general manager of Microsoft’s World Wide Education division, to discuss how the company has responded to student feedback and provided an easy way for students to acquire Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007.

    PressPass: The Ultimate Steal sounds like a great deal. What are the specifics?

    Yates: We definitely think it’s a great deal. It gives students easier access to our premium productivity suite Office Ultimate 2007, which includes tools they’ll be able to put to good use in their studies such as Office Groove 2007 and Office OneNote 2007.

    Beginning Sept. 12, Microsoft will launch a special Web-based promotion exclusively for students called The Ultimate Steal. Students who are actively enrolled at eligible educational institutions will be able to acquire Office Ultimate 2007 via the Web at the low student price of US$59.95. Calling this promotion "The Ultimate Steal" is spot on when you consider that this is a savings of over 90 percent of the retail price of Office Ultimate 2007. The retail price is what students might think they would have to pay, when much lower pricing such as this has been available to students for many years.

    Outside of the US, a one-year subscription license will also be offered for £12.95/€ 18.00/C$22.00 in addition to the perpetual license.  The Ultimate Steal promotion will expire on April 30, 2008.

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  • Microsoft Student Plus Tutor.com Equals Greater Opportunity for Academic Success

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 7 2007, 7:06 PM. Posted in Student.

    Microsoft Corp. and Tutor.com today announced a strategic alliance that will provide on-demand tutoring to students who purchase Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2008, the recently launched homework productivity suite of software designed to help students complete assignments and excel in difficult subjects such as math, science and foreign languages. Customers who purchase Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 at popular retailers or online will receive 75 minutes of free live online, one-to-one tutoring from Tutor.com — approximately equivalent to four on-demand tutoring sessions with a professional tutor. “We believe Tutor.com provides an excellent complementary educational resource to Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008,” said Dave Brooks, product manager for the Microsoft Education Products Group at Microsoft. “Sometimes students require help that only a live, on-demand expert is capable of providing, and this alliance will give students an increased opportunity for academic success overall.” Traditional in-person tutoring services as well as online tutoring companies often require families to schedule appointments in advance with the same tutor at the same time each week. Students who use Tutor.com services are empowered to get help on demand from a network of more than 1,300 professional tutors located across the U.S. and Canada as well as bilingual tutors from Latin America. Access to a live professional tutor “right now” is a powerful tool when combined with the rich multimedia content of Encarta Premium and the homework tools, templates and tutorials found in Microsoft Student 2008.Continue At Source
  • Executing on a Global Education Vision: Microsoft Unveils Range of Products, Resources to Improve Learning Environments and Experiences

    Posted by sumeethevans on June 26 2007, 6:17 PM. Posted in Student.

    Students meet with Bill Gates; Microsoft announces Student with Encarta Premium 2008, Cool Conversations Traveling Tutor and the School of the Future Resource Kit.

    On the heels of its announcement yesterday of a strategic alliance with Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, a division of publishing leader Houghton Mifflin Co., Microsoft Corp. today announced at the National Educational Computing Conference the release of several education-focused products and resources, including Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2008, the Cool Conversations Traveling Tutor and the School of the Future Resource Kit.

    Demonstrating the breadth of the company’s focus and commitment to education and to helping improve the quality of learning environments and experiences around the world, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Craig Mundie, the company’s chief research and strategy officer, today greeted 36 of the brightest student software designers from around the world for Imagine Cup 2007 at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to hear their ideas about how technology can transform education in the future.

    “Microsoft’s focus on education stems from our core mission to use innovation and resources to improve organizations and the quality of life locally, nationally and globally,” said Anthony Salcito, general manager of U.S. education at Microsoft. “On a universal issue as complex as education we need to commit and act on several levels, from a clear global vision to industry collaboration to community-based initiatives to informed product development to inspiring student imagination. We’re executing at every level.”

    Commitment to Quality Learning Environments, Experiences and Opportunities

    Inspired Learning Opportunity: Imagine Cup 2007. Thirty-six students from Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, who are participating in Imagine Cup 2007, had the opportunity of a lifetime to show Gates and Mundie in person how they would use technology to improve education. The Imagine Cup is one of the world’s premier software design competitions designed to motivate students to explore technological and artistic interests outside the classroom and challenge them to imagine a better world enabled by their own genius, creativity and energy. In its first year, Imagine Cup attracted 1,000 students from 25 countries who vied in local, regional and national competitions for the title of software design champions. Five years later there are more than 100,000 students from 100 countries competing.

    This year’s Imagine Cup theme is: “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.” Entries include First Programme Language, designed to develop young children’s problem-solving skills through the teaching of simple programming concepts; The KnowTouch, a mobile device with electro-mechanic pins intended to aid in Braille reading; and the Learning Management Tool, a system that allows teachers to receive unspoken feedback from students that helps improve their ways of teaching. The winners will be determined at a final competition to be held in South Korea in August 2007.

    “There is no single correct answer to solve all the challenges of education in every community,” Salcito said, “but educational technology plays an increasingly important role in creating environments in homes, schools and communities that are conducive to teaching and learning in a way that best prepares students for living and working successfully in the 21st century.” Full Story At Source

  • Microsoft Releases Microsoft Student With Encarta Premium 2008

    Posted by sumeethevans on June 26 2007, 6:14 PM. Posted in Student.

    To help students meet increasingly challenging educational requirements, Microsoft Corp. today announced the release of Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2008, the latest edition of the homework productivity software designed to help students complete their assignments and excel academically.

    According to the May 2005 MSI-ITM Homework Study, more than two-thirds of parents experience frustration when helping their children with homework, citing the main problems as a lack of knowledge, a lack of resources and a lack of time. Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 features a collection of homework tools and trusted information designed to help students quickly and easily complete assignments in math, science, foreign languages, social studies and language arts. Students can get a jump-start on homework with the all-in-one package, which helps them solve problems and complete assignments efficiently, potentially leading to higher grades.

    “Microsoft has enhanced Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 to help students be even more productive with their homework,” said Dave Brooks, product manager for Microsoft Student. “It takes helpful resources and puts them all in one place on the PC, so students spend less time searching and more time learning. Parents also don’t have to worry about feeling unprepared to help their kids with homework.”

    Technology and the Internet have transformed the way students access information, but the wealth of resources and user-generated content on the Web can make it difficult for students to find relevant tools and accurate information. Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 provides trusted resources that direct students to accurate and engaging content.

    Microsoft Student is the second education solution the company is making available for purchase via download as well as through traditional retail outlets. Microsoft Math 3.0, a software package released in May to help students tackle problems in math and science, was the first Microsoft solution consumers were able to purchase via download, for $19.95 (U.S.) through http://www.microsoft.com/math. Microsoft Student comes with a streamlined version of Microsoft Math among its tools.

    “Microsoft wants its education solutions to be more accessible to students, teachers and parents, so Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 and Microsoft Math 3.0 can be purchased online,” Brooks said. “These solutions can be easily downloaded directly to the PC as a resource to help students achieve academic success.”

    The collection of reliable productivity tools in Microsoft Student includes the following:

    • Encarta Premium 2008. This edition of the education software has been updated to offer even more current and credible reference information and engaging multimedia content for students conducting research.  • Microsoft Math 2.0. The large collection of tools, tutorials and instruction material has been streamlined to help students more efficiently solve problems in basic math, pre-algebra, algebra (including logarithms and exponents) and trigonometry.

    • Graphing Calculator. This comprehensive and full-featured tool features extensive 2-D and 3-D graphing and equation-solving capabilities to help students visualize and solve math and science problems. • Step-by-Step Equation Solver. This gives students the support they need to complete step-by-step solutions to many math problems. • Equation Library. This resource contains more than 100 common equations and formulas that enable students to identify and easily apply the equation necessary to solve math and science problems.  • New! Learning Essentials 2.0 for Students. Templates and tutorials transform Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint® and Excel® into student-oriented applications that offer writing and formatting tips for creating well-written and great-looking papers, presentations and reports that help students focus on core learning opportunities and achieve better grades.  • Foreign language help. Microsoft Student contains a full-featured dictionary to help translate and conjugate verbs in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Learning Essentials for Students also provides tools designed to aid the study of foreign languages, including templates and tools for completing assignments in French, German and Spanish. Full Story At Source

  • Microsoft Releases Student 2007

    Posted by bink on July 28 2006, 3:23 PM. Posted in Student.

    Give your kids the power to succeed in school, Give them Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 [:^)]Microsoft Student provides homework tools and information to reinforce in-class learning and encourage your kids' success in school.

    Microsoft Student makes it easy to find the right tool to produce high-quality homework—in less time.

    Top features include:

    Microsoft Math Microsoft Math helps give students the confidence to solve the most difficult math and science equations—quickly and accurately. It's like having a personal math tutor!    Research ToolsThese tools include enhanced Search using both the Web and Encarta® Premium 2007 — the #1 best-selling multimedia encyclopedia brand* with content you can trust.   Language and Literature Resources These resources help improve writing skills and promote reading comprehension, with useful help like Book Summaries.    Templates, Tutorials and ToolbarsStudents can create outstanding presentations and reports, which are available when Student is used with Microsoft Office products (sold separately).   Microsoft Student