2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors, as well as…

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Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth

From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response.  At Microsoft, we view our youth’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light that fire. Today,…

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Microsoft Annual Boston DigiGirlz Event

Last week, Microsoft’s Northeast Sales Division held its annual DigiGirlz event at the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham.  DigiGirlzis a national diversity program sponsored by Microsoft throughout the United States aimed at introducing young women to careers in technology.  Sixty high school girls were selected to attend the event from Boston Public Schools and many suburban-area high schools…

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Do You Have an Online Security Blanket?

You are on your computer and browsing the internet, clicking on various links, when suddenly an alert pops up that you are under attack from the latest virus. It’s a familiar situation, one that many computer users  experience on a daily basis. This week, Microsoft released the 11th Security Intelligence Report to provide in-depth insight…

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Back-to-School is a Breeze with Office 2010

Content reposted from Microsoft’s Office blog The annual back-to-school routine is right around the corner and this year a projected 55.5 million K-12 students and 19.7 million college students will head for the classroom (according to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics). 980,000 children in grades K-12 and nearly a half million college students…

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Cambridge Teacher Competes in IEF

Today, 100 educators from across the country are at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash.,  to participate in the U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft’s premier educator recognition event. These teachers are being celebrated for their innovative use of technology in the classroom, and their creative approaches are making a significant impact on their students as…

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Microsoft's Community Efforts - Q&A with Anissa Battaglino

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft impacts the local Boston community? Anissa Battaglino, Microsoft’s Operations and Community Manager in the Northeast District, discusses some of the citizenship and community relations efforts in which Microsoft Boston is involved. 1. What is the focus of Microsoft’s community relations and Citizenship efforts?  Microsoft is committed to being a responsible…

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YMCA Training, Inc. helps Bostonians succeed

Last Friday, May 20, the YMCA of Greater Boston honored Microsoft at a breakfast event in recognition of a $250,000 grant given to YMCA Training, Inc.  In February, the YMCA of Greater Boston was one of 12 organizations chosen to receive a  Microsoft Elevate America Community Initiative Grant, which helps the organization offer technology skills…

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Imagine Cup Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with several Imagine Cup teams from the Boston area, including teams from Harvard, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Holyoke Community College. I was in awe of the students and their passion, intelligence, focus, drive and innovation. It’s inspiring to see motivated students using the…

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Geek is Chic

Microsoft held its fifth annual DigiGirlz Day at our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Waltham on Friday, March 25th (check out some pictures below).  Microsoft celebrates women’s history month in March with various events held throughout the Northeast geography and we especially love DigiGirlz Days because they excite and promote science, technology and math to…

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