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    Bing Trucks

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    I’ve been seeing the Bing Trucks around town – take a look if you haven’t seen them Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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    More Excel 2013 Goodies - Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office

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    After posting about Data Explorer yesterday – I thought about other add-ins for Excel that make hard problems easier…and that lead me back to the SQLServerDataMining.com site….it’s great to see that the SQL Server 2012 Data Mining Add-ins for Office ...
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    SharePoint Designer Available for Free

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    Since I utilize SharePoint Designer allot for editing internal SharePoint sites…this is a really good thing to see.  Customize SharePoint with SharePoint Designer We are implementing a number of changes to promote and facilitate even more customization...
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    “Cophenhagen” – a user experience concept video

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    Just saw some of these great UI concept ideas by Cullen Dudas’ on istartedsomething and it’s a fun watch. Also – some some footage that shows off some of the previous Windows launches. Copenhagen User Experience from Copenhagen Concept on Vimeo . Cross...
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    Accessible Research blog

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    Sam Stokes has spun up a blog to make research more accessible to students and though's of us that are learners for life.  His latest post is looking at a project Sensor touch: Fun in reaching out using Xbox controllers…sounds like fun – would also...
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    NodeXL for viewing and analyzing network graphs is available again (formally .NetMap)

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    NodeXL – the app formally know as .NetMap is available again on CodePlex.  NodeXL is a Excel template and addin for viewing and analyzing network graphs.  There are a whole slew of updates and bug fixes.  Check it out…. Cross Posted from...
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    Environment and Energy Workshop at Faculty Summit 2009

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    For the past two days at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit , we hare hosted a Environment and Energy Workshop to look at areas where computing and IT can help solve some of these grand challenges.  Output from the workshop will be posted on the...
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    Fun with Blog Maps – Oh North Dakota where are you?

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    It’s been a rainy Friday – so for fun I wanted to see ho w my WorldMap is doing.  I have hits from all 50 states, except North Dakota – so my challenge is how do I get one of the just over 640K residents to hit my blog….if you have any thoughts on...
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    NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

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    Just saw this post that the NY Times Reader for the Mac is available - I'm interested in seeing how the Silverlight version works.  I've been using the WPF version for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and really like the ease of reading articles. ...
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    eScience 2008 Unconference Signup

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    The signup for the Unconference session at the 2008 eScience Conference is available.  Unconferences are participant driven events – so attendees get to decide what, who, gets to present.  This Unconference bridges the 2008 Microsoft eScience...
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    Build 2012 on Channel 9–great streaming info

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      Even if you weren’t able to get a registration for //Build/ 2012 – the streaming sessions are a great experience.  You can watch the sessions live, like the Azure sessions happening today – or the prerecorded sessions like Windows 8 and Windows...
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    Fully data-constrained terrestrial carbon model - view and comment on the paper

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    If you’re interested in how carbon impacts the overall climate models – you’ll really be interested in the paper just published by Matthew Smith , et al - our Microsoft Researchers from our Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group (CEES)...
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    Out of this World - NASA - International Space Station Photosynth collections

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    NASA released some out of the world Photosynth collections today – highlighting the International Space Station (inside and out) and the next Mars Rover .  The photos by NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus really show off all the details of such a complex...
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    Layerscape WWT Workshop Tutorial

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    I've created the first in a sequence of Layerscape tutorials as a Power Point deck. This is -- of course -- published at Layerscape and has garnered rave reviews. Well, one rave review anyway. Here's what it takes you through: Getting the tools...
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    Big Data and LINQ in CACM

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    Just read the The World According to LINQ article in October’s Communications of the ACM – Erik Meijer does a really good job describing LINQ and how it can be used with Big Data from my different data sources – ie. DBs, REST services and other unstructured...
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    .NetMap @ Harvard

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    Marc Smith gave a (Excel) .NetMap online tutorial at Harvard this morning hosted by David Lazar of the Harvard Kennedy School - Program on Networked Governance .  The slides and recording will be available at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/netgov Online...
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    My Clown Club Card

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    Thanks to Office OFFline I was able to create my own Shoe Circus Clown Club card as featured in the new ads.  Just make sure you right click on the link and save as. Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)
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    "Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

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    Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats, files etc.  The SQL Labs release of Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” looks to be a tool that can help bring together many different data sets in...
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    Deep Photo at MS Pro Photo Summit

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    Really neat demo by Michael Cohen (MSR) of Deep Photo at the Pro Photo Summit – uses Virtual Earth and the 3D geometric information to create haze models and clear up images…wish I had that for many of my photos. [Thanks – LiveSide ] Cross Posted from...
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    Back from time off…more fun to come

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    Today summer seemed to come to an end – the “marine layer” moved in from the coast and brought cool weather and clouds…so much for the last few weeks of nice sunny warm weather.  I’ve been off for the past few months and really tried to stay away...
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    Virtual Earth 6.2 Technical Webcast

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    Here are a couple of upcoming Virtual Earth Webcasts to highlight the uses and details of the Virtual Earth 6.2 Release.   There are many VE pieces that can be used with scientific data, ie  to plot or even overlay other maps using mapcruncher...
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    WorldWide Telescope - you haven't seen it?

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    I decided to wait a bit before blogging about the release of WorldWide Telescope (WWT) to see how everything went and what the initial reaction would be.  After Curtis and Jonathan showed me an earlier version over 18 months ago - I knew they were...
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    Big Compute comes to Windows Azure (via HPC Pack 2012)

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    Last week at SuperCompter2012, the Windows Azure team showed off it’s Big Compute support by placing in the Top 500 Supercomputer list.  You can get more details on it in Bill Hilf’s blog post - Windows Azure Benchmarks Show Top Performance for Big...
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    “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” E-Book

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    Just saw the announcement of the e-book “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure” – a good resource for anyone interested in developing for the cloud.  Announcing E-book version of Scott Guthrie’s “Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows...
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    Adding quarters to the innovation machine

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    I really enjoyed Dan Reed’s latest posting - HPC: Making a Small Fortune - and the need for real innovation in this space, especially with the rise of new technologies – that’s part of the reason we looked at at combining HPC and Databases via the GrayWulf...
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