Microsoft Imagine Academy Newsletter: April 2016







Welcome to the April 2016 edition of the monthly Microsoft Imagine Academy newsletter—news and information to help you get the most out of your Imagine Academy membership. Help keep your team informed—please forward this newsletter to educators in your school.

Feature Story

IDC – Impact and Value of Learning and Certification:


Two recently completed and published research papers created by IDC with research and surveys from major employers and businesses are now available demonstrating the value of Microsoft certifications. This information is relevant for encouraging you as an educator and your students to consider the value of industry skills and globally recognized Microsoft certifications in college and career preparedness.

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Community Insights

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship


Have you heard about the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Championship?

The MOS World Championship is a global competition to find the world’s top students and users of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Candidates must be from an academic setting and ages between 13 and 22. Regional winners have opportunity to win an all expenses trip to the world finals in Orlando, Florida, USA, August 7-10, 2016. Medals, global recognition, and monetary prizes will be awarded. As of February 1, 500k+ total exam entries have been received from 340k+ unique candidates!

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Bring a little Harvard into your Classroom


Harvard Professor David J. Malan and his team are offering free 2 ½ day educator workshops for teachers interested in bringing CS50 AP Computer Science Principles to their schools through several CS50 Computer Science Principles Implementation Training Workshops in the U.S

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Azure Mobile Apps


Help students get a taste of the mobile cloud today! With Azure Mobile Apps, students can develop and integrate a cloud-based backend for their cross-platform apps and games in their language of choice – for free through Microsoft Imagine. Need help getting your students started? Check out this blog post too!


Test-drive the Latest Agile Technologies


Bring your laptop and test-drive the latest agile technologies. Join your peers, and get hands-on with the next generation of Microsoft technologies. Gain new insight about innovations in security, manageability, and productivity across all devices and platforms as subject matter experts guide you in a series of free, scenario-driven, one-day sessions. Choose from Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Microsoft Azure—including hybrid infrastructure and management. Find events near you and sign up today!



New book on Microsoft Outlook 2016


Use your Imagine Academy discount on the newly released Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step from Microsoft Press. Click here to purchase. In the shopping cart, use code IAMEMBER for 40 percent off a print copy or IAEBOOK for 50 percent off an eBook copy.



Success Stories

Creative Coding through Apps and Games


Get your students started with Creative Coding through Apps and Games (CCGA) today,we're seeing increased student engagement across all learning types and teachers love it!

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April 2016

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