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App of the Week - Fotor
Hello there! Today's App of the Week is just a must have for any of your PC, Tablet, Convertible, All-in-one, or whatever device you use with Windows 8. Fotor is my absolute favorite when it comes to quick photo editing, collage creation or image styling. Fotor provides you with a huge set of image...
12 May 2013
App of the Week - Movie Guide
Here is another entertainment App which was rewarded at the Microsoft Switzerland's App conference Shape in the beginning of April. Movie Guide is one of the Switzerland top Apps which brings you the information of over 69'000 Movies into one place on your start screen. The App lets you easily browse...
21 Apr 2013
App of the Week - Informatik Tutorials for Windows 8
Today I present you a nice App out of the productivity tools category called ‘Informatik Tutorials’. The name, as it says, pretty much stands for itself. As but ‘Informatik’ is more a German name you might already fear of a lack in international spoken content, I can calm you...
24 Dec 2012
App of the Week - VMetro for Windows 8
VMetro is a news aggregator of another kind. It doesn't aggregate RSS feeds as the usual news app does, it summarizes news to topics you are interested in by presenting you with videos from across all the major video sharing platforms. VMetro offers a new and interactive way of accessing your news...
17 Dec 2012
App of the Week - TouchDevelop
If you ever had an interesting app idea but not a lot of mobile app programming experience or if you wanted to use your mobile phone sensors in an easy manner or just experiment with the capabilities of your Windows Phone, I have a real gem for you to make the magic happen. TouchDevelop comes with...
22 Oct 2012
App of the Week - Aviary Photo Genius
In this week's edition of our App of the Week series, I would like to introduce you to a very handy app called Aviary Photo Genius. Some of you might be familiar with Aviary from their completely awesome flash web applications. These web applications allow you to create and edit everything from images...
27 Aug 2012
App of the Week - Vimeo
Do you like inspirational, amazing, educational, awe-inspiring, cool, funny or just plain awesome videos? Then you'll love to know that you can watch your favorite videos everywhere, anytime and that for free, without ads and in HQ! Meet the Vimeo Windows Phone App! If you are not familiar with Vimeo;...
3 Jul 2012
App of the Week - IMDb
It has happened to me on multiple occasions that I was in a heated debate with a friend about a movie we have seen recently and whether a certain actor played in it or not. Since me and most of my friends are movie and/or tv series aficionados, discussions about recently seen movies come up a lot. And...
14 May 2012
App of the Week - Endomondo
Patrick von Reth
Hi there This week I’ll write about Endomondo . When I started with my first workouts last year I used an app for my WP7 to record them. I was able to upload the data and to analyze it, but only the plain data for speed and distance was showed. And for all the cool stuff, like an...
2 Apr 2012
App of the Week - Skype for Windows Phone 7
I think a lot of us were waiting long time for this and now we have it – Skype for Windows Phone 7! It is still in beta version, but as I need it a lot, I just installed it on my WP7 to test it. In this blog I like to give you some first impressions. First I like to provide you with a short...
4 Mar 2012
Microsoft TechDays 11 Bern Agenda Published - Free of Charge Entry for Students!
A detailed TechDays 11 Bern agenda is now available at TechDays website . As previously announced, the 8th Edition of TechDays Switzerland offers a separate full-day program for each audience, here some of the main highlights per day: IT PRO DAY, October 20, 2011 offers a total of 5 tracks with...
4 Oct 2011
Free Entrance for Students for Microsoft TechDays 11 Bern!
We are happy to announce that we are offering students free of charge entry to TechDays , the largest Swiss Microsoft technology event taking place on October 20-21, 2011, at the Kursaal Bern. This is a great change for you to hear best highlights of BUILD Windows , the first Windows 8 deep-dive conference...
29 Jun 2011
Windows Live enhances student projects (Part 2)
Benjamin MSP Zuerich
Hello Reader, in my last blogpost I talked about why I used Windows-Live as an internal communication-platform for two student-projects. This blogpost is about how to manage your external communication. I will show how to improve your external communication with Windows Live Writer and Wordpress.com...
26 Jan 2011
For Gamers from an ex-gamer
Patrick von Reth
Some time ago I was a very active player in a popular MMORPG, and raided from time to time with the others in the game. When we raided and we were more or less successful we always wanted to record a video to share our progress. But at that time I had no software capable of recording the whole raid...
28 Dec 2010
Analytics Tools for WP7 Apps
Hi all, Microsoft has partnered with PreEmptive Solutions to provide for free Runtime Intelligence for Windows Phone 7. For those of you that have been publishing apps on the Marketplace, you might have noticed that the actual integrated reporting tool is not the best one you could find (they will...
15 Nov 2010
Install WordPress for Windows
WordPress is one of the most popular open-source blogging, publishing, and content management systems. With a deep plug-in and theme architecture that allows for vast possibilities, WordPress also runs great on the Microsoft Web Platform. Microsoft is teaming up with the WordPress Community to provide...
4 Oct 2010
Windows Live essentials Wave 4: Movie Maker
Hi, I'll be continuing to share my experience with the Windows Live essential Wave 4 that can be download here . Today's post is about Movie Make since it has just received the Pcmag.com Editors' Choice Award . For those of you that don't yet know Movie Maker, it is the best free tool out-there that...
25 Jul 2010
Windows Phone 7 Series
Hi all, A lot has been going on at Microsoft lately: Bing maps has evolved a lot, you can directly see some Photosynth within a map , you can view street side , you can use the WorldWide Telescope , and even see pictures of flickr directly in a map . Internet Explorer 9 PP has been released, all the...
26 Mar 2010
Photosynth Adds Overhead View
For dose of you who don't yet know Photosynth (I hope there aren`t many), it is a free software that stiches together all your photos from the same scene, in other words, it creates a 3D object of your pictures by automatically putting them together. You don't need to do anything except taking as many...
18 Oct 2009
Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship
This year`s PhD Scholarship Applications Call is now live at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/global/apply-europe.aspx . Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship is a program to recognize and support exceptional students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to...
3 Jun 2009
Free Microsoft online services
I have spent some time to try out some free Microsoft online services and thought to share my experiences with you. Here are the nicest ones and some examples how I use them: officelive.com : Enables you to collaborate online with your friends and colleagues on up to 1 000 shared office documents...
4 Feb 2009
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