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  • Blog Post: Halo 4 rides Azure

    Halo 4 First Major Game Backed by Windows Azure http://mashable.com/2012/10/31/halo-4-windows-azure/
  • Blog Post: Blended Learning with Kinect Case Study

    XBOX 360 with Kinect at Steuart Weller Elementary, Loudoun County, Virginia. Teachers and students explore the versatile, fun, and easy to use Kinect - for math, reading/literacy, special education, global communication and collaboration, science, physical education. One plaform, many uses. http:...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Store in Boston opening party 8/23

    Join us Thursday, August 23 rd , for the Grand Opening of our 23 rd Microsoft Store location at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Thursday August 23rd: 9:30 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremony 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Microsoft Store...
  • Blog Post: Play Ribbon Hero And Get Better At Your Job?

    Office Labs has created a second version of Ribbon Hero: a game that teaches the Office UI and specific Office features by having users solves challenges in four applications -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office becomes more valuable when you are able to take advantage of a fuller feature...
  • Blog Post: Word. For all of your Revolutionary Ideas.

    If the Founding Fathers had MIcrosoft Word their task of writing the Declaration of Independence might have been a lot easier. This cool video from the Word team shows what might have been... http://bit.ly/eQv8J2
  • Blog Post: InterroBang Launch this week

    InterroBang?! is a game where you get to have fun with problems. Students complete real-world missions with deeds that can win prizes, improve problem solving skills, and connect them with others to do things that just might change the world. Students across the country are playing this fun, socially...
  • Blog Post: Coffee-Powered Altruism from Yale University has qualified for the Imagine Cup US Finals

    I thought this was really cool. Coffee-Powered Altruism from Yale University has qualified for the Imagine Cup US Finals Team members Henry CorriganGibbs and Christopher Riederer created a strategy game called Alterra that tasks participants with tackling development issues of a country or region...
  • Blog Post: SCOM Management Pack for your office cofee maker

    This out to sell some SCOM: http://blog.coretech.dk/opsmgr07/opsmgr-2007-r2-scom-coretech-coffee-monitor-management-pack-0001/
  • Blog Post: Bing tips and tricks for students and librarians

    50 Fantastic Bing Tricks for Students & Librarians Bing has made quite an entrance in the Internet search world. This new way of searching provides quick and easy shortcuts that don’t always require reading through lists of websites and clicking on each one to find what you want. Check out the...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth released

    http://photosynth.net
  • Blog Post: Nice - PowerPoint Control Sideshow gadget

    Control PPTs from you Windows Mobile Phone. Phone screen displays current, next slides and notes. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=79f19684-f862-4e02-a2b0-0003b4565f34&DisplayLang=en
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Coolness in doubt? Neat stuff from MS research.

    http://www.afcea.org/signal/articles/templates/Signal_Article_Template.asp?articleid=1617&zoneid=234
  • Blog Post: Wicked Cool - Sysinternals Live

    http://live.sysinternals.com/ Access (in Vista/2008) – ex.: open cmd, type \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\procexp.exe
  • Blog Post: TechEd Higher Education Networking Event June 11th

    Please contact me or your respective Account Technology Specialist if you are attending TechEd IT Pro week. We are hosting our 5th annual higer education customer networking event (code for a party). TechEd is the premier annual customer conference from Microsoft. For two weeks in June, customers...
  • Blog Post: MIT Hackers and Halo rock

    In recognition of the release of Halo 3, a highly anticipated video game by Microsoft and Bungie, MIT hackers adorned the John P. Harvard statue, in Harvard Yard, with a Spartan helmet. The back of the helmet, which is worn by the protagonist of the game, Master Chief, was labeled with “Master Chief...
  • Blog Post: Cool - Sync Facebook to Outlook!

    http://www.melsam.com/outsync/ OutSync is a free Windows application that syncs photos of your Facebook friends with matching contacts in Microsoft Outlook. It allows you to select which contacts are updated. So you can update all contacts at once or just a few at a time. The main benefit of OutSync...
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