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  • Blog Post: Nike’s Air Jordan Mosaic –Azure, Deep Zoom, Silverlight 3-in-1

    Nike’s Air Jordan Mosaic Azure + Silverlight + Deep Zoom come together to show off your shoes! Click to Zoom in and see the shoes.
  • Blog Post: Are you a Ribbon Hero? Check out this Ribbon Game in Office 2007 and Office 2010

    As my last blog post was on Office Web App’s I said I would keep up the charge on how Office is starting to become cool! Let me introduce you to Ribbon Hero for Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2007/2010. What is it?! At its heart, Ribbon Hero is a game built inside office. You compete to win points...
  • Blog Post: Shared Code Windows Desktop, Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360

    Awesome news from Windows Phone 7 demo shows cross platform game coding, playing Start playing on your desktop, continue to Windows Phone 7, and finish on Xbox 360.  Get a glimpse at the development that makes it happen. Technorati Tags: SP7 , WindowsPhone7 , Windows Phone 7 , MIX10
  • Blog Post: Kodu Now available on PC

    Kodu , a game programming environment for kids of all ages is now available on PC. Watch Alfred demonstrate how it works. (turn up the volume it’s soft) Who’s using Kodu? In Detroit, Michigan we have been watching our friends at Explorer Elementary who have created the Explorer Kodu Club ( http://koduclub...
  • Blog Post: Retro fun: Tom Brokaw Introduces the Internet

    Great clip from The Daily Tube :  Remember life before Facebook, Twitter, what about before ‘the internet’?  Tom Brokaw introduces America to the Internet --- including an exchange with Bill Gates --- during the early 1990s.
  • Blog Post: Technical Mom Picture Time: Mom’s with O’Reilly Books

    Pictures of technical moms with their pictures are starting to arrive!  Check them out at: http://oreilly.com/go/techmoms O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly...
  • Blog Post: Technical Mom Picture Time: Send in Pics with O’Reilly Books

    O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com .  They plan to post a picture page of technical mom’s with their books. Don’t forget to order your Mother’s Day O’Reilly...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Partners Demonstrate Technologies They Love

    Microsoft Student Partners in the US had a Demo-off to create videos of coolest technologies that they love, from desktop to Visual Studio features here are some of the top entries. o Vista Sidebar - PC Marie and Nerdy Ned demonstrate how to use Windows Vista Sidebar for everything a student needs. ...
  • Blog Post: O’Reilly Offers Mother’s Day Discounts on Technical Books

    In just 24 hours, O’Reilly responds to my tweet for mother’s day discounts on technical books !  Give a technical book for Mother’s day using the code MDAYT for 40% discount at http://oreilly.com . What are you getting for the technical women in your life? And now, the really hard question … which...
  • Blog Post: Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms

    My challenge to you :  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story? On Thursday I had a fantastic interaction on Twitter with Tim O’Reilly , co-author of the upcoming Twitter Book , founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media .  Let me tell you my story...
  • Blog Post: LEGO Rock Band Video Game Announced

    An awesome combination of LEGO ® and Rock Band ® , check out this announcement. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090421005517&newsLang=en “LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band® with the fun, customization and humor of...
  • Blog Post: NASA Images Coming to WorldWide Telescope

    NASA Images Coming to WorldWide Telescope CNET - March 25, 2009 Large volumes of high-resolution images and other planetary data from NASA will soon become easier to access, thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research TechFest Videos

    Microsoft research hosts an event called TechFest to show off the cool things they are doing.  Check out some of videos from TechFest .   New innovations and cool technologies being shown at TechFest 2009. Back-of-Device Touch Input This demo explores how to add pointing input capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Links

    The buzz around Windows 7 continues to grow with great new features like AeroShake , integration with IE8, ISO Burning and more. My favorite Vista feature was the Start Menu. I love being able to open the start medallion and type a filename or program. I have no idea where I keep things anymore. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Are You Certifiable

    You may be a tech whiz…but ‘Are You Certifiable?!?’  Have you ever considered taking a certification exam?  Here’s your chance to practice, in a super fun way.  Choose an avatar, select your expertise, and pit yourself against a worldwide community in a quest for Tech IQ supremacy, a top...
  • Blog Post: The History of Microsoft

    <snip>  Thirty-four years ago, a nineteen year old kid and his twenty-two year old business partner sold their first program to a little computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program was called BASIC, and it was the start of this company we call Microsoft. </snip> Channel...
  • Blog Post: Seadragon Mobile Releases for iPhone

    Microsoft Live Labs released a demonstration of Seadragon Mobile, http://livelabs.com/seadragon-mobile for its first mobile platform, the iPhone.  Microsoft Live Labs has been experimenting with Seadragon technology on different platforms to validate the experience for as broad an audience as possible...
  • Blog Post: SlideShare Office 2007 Plugin

    From http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/15/slideshare-sends-powerpoint-to-the-cloud-with-new-plugin/ :  SlideShare , a startup that we’ve likened to a YouTube equivalent for PowerPoint presentations , has released a new plugin for Microsoft Office 2007 that allows users to edit and publish presentations...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 is Now Available

    At the stroke of midnight, Silverlight 2 reached the internet. Here are links to Install Silverlight 2 runtime and to Install the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 , Expression Blend update for Silverlight 2 , and Deep Zoom Composer . Students can develop for Silverlight 2 in the following...
  • Blog Post: Mashup of the Week: Grace Hopper 2008 PhotoSphere

    Did this post or series make you say, "wow!" If so, Text W7 to 23000 (standard rates apply)
  • Blog Post: I’m a blogger and I’m a PC

    I’m a blogger and I’m a PC. Following Seinfeld and Gates , Windows launches a user-driven ad campaign. People around the world are submitting videos and pictures about being a PC. If you’re a PC, submit your own video now. I’m a computer science student, and I’m a PC. Read more about the Life Without...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 pre-Beta at PDC

    It’s official, PDC just announced that the pre-Beta bits will be distributed to PDC attendees.  Watch a Windows 7 video here and keep an eye on the Windows 7 blog for all the latest updates. Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers...
  • Blog Post: Capture Screenshots: Windows key + S key

    All along I’ve been using this cumbersome process to capture a portion of my screen: Print Screen Key Paste to Paint Crop picture in Paint Cut/paste to email or save Today I accidentally ran across the Window+S shortcut which allows me to capture a portion of my screen and pastes it...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld: A Family Affair

    The Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Ad series continues with Gates and Seinfeld moving in with a family in A Family Affair Parts 1 and 2.  Click here to see some commentary on the advertisement series.  
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Ad

    Read more about Microsoft’s new advertising campaign from Fast Company ETA: Keep an eye for more Gates/Seinfeld videos Thanks Alfred for pointing me to this on Seattle Times Blog and Frank for pointing out their home on ms.com.
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