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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio “14” CTP is available

    Download here . Remember that this is a CTP and isn’t meant for production environments; please install in a test environment with no earlier versions of Visual Studio installed. Eric Battalio says: Here are some resources which may be useful as you try out the Visual Studio “14” CTP, released yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and climate science, part 2

    In a serendipitous coincidence with my post from Monday, Microsoft and climate science , KT announced today that Microsoft is committed to going carbon neutral in the next fiscal year: […] Beginning in fiscal year 2013 (which starts this July 1), Microsoft will be carbon neutral across all our direct...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive limited-time loyalty offer: upgrade to 25GB

    Sweet: Limited time loyalty offer More on the new SkyDrive features: Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive
  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted

    Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta . NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research.  Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here . Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone platform updates announced at MIX ‘11

    Great new stuff coming in Mango. Here’s what you’ll see demonstrated at MIX ‘11 : Multitasking: The fast app switching (FAS) and Windows Phone background agent features provide a rich multi-tasking experience for apps. IE9 for Windows Phone: Additional details of the HTML5 story within the context of...
  • Blog Post: Live stream from Mix ‘11

      Mix ‘11 Live Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Azure , Silverlight , HTML5 , Internet Explorer , Windows Phone
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Toyota to partner on cloud-powered auto advances

    As a Prius owner and Microsoft developer, I find this announcement to be really exciting. There’s a live webcast today (6 April 2011): Watch at 1 p.m. PDT Here are the official talking points: Microsoft Corp. and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced that they have forged a partnership to build...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Earth Week

    I have to say I’ve been impressed with Microsoft’s recent efforts to green up. All the cafeterias have compostable dining ware now – it’s quite a blast to dump everything on my tray into a single receptacle labeled “Compost.” Now Microsoft is publicly announcing new technologies for managing power consumption...
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