Microsoft Honored with Tech Citizenship Award

On December 3, Microsoft Boston was recognized by Mass High Tech at the Tech Citizenship Awards program, which honors companies in Boston that focus on giving back to the community through contributions and employee hours. Companies that receive this recognition are particularly focused on driving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs, and supporting…

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Microsoft for all your holiday needs

  Once again, the holiday season is here, which means many of us are panic stricken at the thought of all the gift buying and deal scrounging that will occur in the days and weeks ahead.   Luckily, the Microsoft News Center is currently featuring some of Microsoft’s newest and hottest products and offerings, helping…

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Consumer Action Day – Protecting Yourself Against Counterfeit Software

  Take a look at the picture above. The software on the left is counterfeit. The software on the right is genuine. Compared side-by-side, there are subtle, yet noticeable, differences between the two versions. But what if you had only one version in front of you? It’s likely you would not be able to tell…

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Veterans Inc. of Worcester Receives Award to Help Veterans Get Jobs

Yesterday morning in New York City, Microsoft announced six grant recipient organizations, including Veterans Inc. of Worcester, Mass., as part of the Elevate America Veterans program to help veterans acclimate back into civilian life. The grant will provide veterans with technology skills training, job placement, career counseling, and other support services such as childcare, transportation, and…

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Get ‘em while they’re hot – Windows Phone 7

That’s right – today is the day that Windows Phone 7 is available in stores! To read up on all the great news and events surrounding GA, check out Microsoft’s News Center. The website has picture galleries of the new devices and even information on a recent study about bad phone behaviors. Did you know…

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Kinect for Xbox 360 – Check it out!

Microsoft just released its new gaming system for Xbox 360 – Kinect. This hands free experience brings games, movies and music to life without using a controller. Instead, the sound of your voice or wave of your hand puts you in the action. Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray recently connected with Kinect and called…

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Windows Phone 7 Unveiled!

Microsoft, along with about 60 mobile operators in more than 30 countries, announced the availability of the first Windows Phone 7 devices. With the general availability slated for Nov. 8 in the United States, these highly anticipated devices have already received a lot of buzz. Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray recently reviewed a HTC…

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Uncovering the Beauty of the Web with Internet Explorer 9

Recently, the beta of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was released to the world, radically changing the browsing experience as we know it. Since web browsing is the number one thing people do on their PCs, they expect the same experience associated with their favorite Web-based e-mail service, photo site or social networking sites. Because using…

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Local Boys & Girls Club get a kick out of New England Revolution

On July 10, more than 40 kids from the local Boys & Girls Club of Boston and local Microsoft employees travelled to a New England Revolution game. The kids enjoyed a great game in which the Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-0. Afterwards, the kids were invited to participate in a private meet and…

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Games for Good Design Camp

At Microsoft, we strive to provide technology solutions and tools to assist businesses and people from all walks of life, especially young people. We do this in a variety of ways.  For example, through Northeast General Manager Marty Cassidy, who sits on the advisory board of Children’s Hospital, Microsoft partnered with Generation Cures in Boston,…

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