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Eye of the Intern: Sneaking into //oneweek, TechReady, Imagine Cup, HoloLens and the Guinness Book of World Records
Last week your favourite Technical Evangelist Intern took a workation at the mothership (aka Redmond) and got invoked in a bunch of life changing events. In this blog post, he discusses some of those events as experienced during one of the busiest weeks on campus this year. Follow Mansib’s journeys on...
5 Aug 2015
Seattle Building Permits visualized in Power BI with Socrata OData and data.seattle.gov
Lukasz Pawlowski -- MS
Living in Seattle, it’s quite fun to keep track of what’s happening through data. The Open Data initiative from the City of Seattle is a treasure trove of information that you can explore here: http://data.seattle.gov . This is all power by Socrata , as are many other open data initiatives...
22 Feb 2015
Just what the doctor ordered—Surface Pro 3
Dr. Bill Crounse
Some of you may be wondering why I’ve said so little about the newest member of our Surface family of devices, the Surface Pro 3 . To say that, as a physician, I am excited about the Surface Pro 3 and its potential to rock the world for clinicians would be an understatement. But the truth of the...
3 Jun 2014
Microsoft CityNext: How do you turn data into lower building costs?
This article originally ran in the print edition of The Municipal Journal . At the recent Infrastructure Forum, Microsoft introduced its worldwide programme to help cities, agencies and citize ns work together to transform local services, engage citizens and accelerate growth. It’s called Microsoft...
19 Feb 2014
Microsoft CityNext: Learn how Big Data could help lower energy costs
Seattle is poised at the forefront of energy efficiency, with a plan to dramatically reduce operating costs in the city’s downtown corridor . How are they achieving this? Costly new green buildings? Repressive regulations? Those are yesterday’s solutions. Seattle is remaking its downtown...
13 Nov 2013
Mid-Week Social Conversations -- Bionic Medicine, Context Retailing on Azure, and the new Microsoft Accelerator Class in Seattle
Here's this week's Tint Up, a little bit late this week because of travel. Here are all the popular conversations on our community page in Facebook. Please join us . rss widget ...read more
2 Apr 2013
Bing Fund Welcomes Sonar -- First East Coast Team in the Portfolio
Today Bing Fund and Sonar announced that Bing Fund has reached across this great land of ours to invite Sonar into its portfolio of startups . And they made at least part of their announcement via Vine . We think it really may be the first ever press ...read more
28 Feb 2013
Why Should I Apply for the Windows Azure Accelerator Powered by Tech Stars?
The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, Powered by Tech Stars will have its first of two demo days starting January 17 in Seattle. Then they will move down to Silicon Valley to close out the month with a demo day in front of investors there. If you ...read more
15 Jan 2013
SwitchCam: Perfect Startup Mentor? MacGyver, Obviously
Remember how MacGyver used to take pencils, a piece of gum, a mirror shard and an armadillo paw and make a nuclear detonator out of it to escape his captors? Yes, that's how you build a start-up. It's not that far from the truth. Startup founders need ...read more
12 Sep 2012
Startup Washington Launches in Seattle
The BizSpark team joined over 300 entrepreneurs and regional leaders for the official launch of Startup Washington ! Special attendees included Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Startup America Board Member Pamela Contag and Director of the Department of Commerce ...read more
9 Sep 2012
Investors at Microsoft Silicon Valley to Experience Demo Day with Israeli Startups September 6
Today is the first ever Microsoft Accelertor for Windows Azure -- Israel Demo Day. Today, dozens of investors and startups from Israel come to Silicon Valley headquarters in Mountain View to experience pitches from some dudes and dudettes who have ...read more
4 Sep 2012
Microsoft Accelerator: Seattle Pretty Much Just Blew Up With Startup Goodness
Whew. That's over. That was some crazy Microsoft Accelerator for Kinect Business that just went down last week. Here's a review of it, if you have not seen anything about the eleven companies that demo'd their work at the Demo Day on Friday. Step into ...read more
1 Jul 2012
Web Tour: What Others Are Saying About Your Startup
Well, they are not talking specifically about you, but the way these people are talking, it's wonder you are not listening to them. One of the common traps for startups is that they stop thinking about what didn't get them into the game in the first ...read more
30 Jun 2012
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