Software price looks too good to be true? It probably is

“I hate finding good deals,” – said No One Ever. Even if the bargain-priced shirt has loose stitch, or the recently-reduced loaf of bread is near the end of its prime, you’re saving money, and who doesn’t love saving a buck or two? Of course, some products are safe bets for a bargain basement deal,…

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Local Business Realizes the Lasting Benefits of Upgraded Technology

When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, it has a dramatic impact on productivity, workflow and overall functionality. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or SharePoint implementation is life changing in the workplace, our Microsoft partners also know that it doesn’t need to be a major technology overhaul to produce remarkable benefits, especially…

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Thoroughly modern email with Outlook.com

Innovation has a funny way of stoking our desire for even more innovation, no matter how thrilled we are with the original product. Remember how amazing the concept of Hotmail initially was? Indeed, it was amazing at its 1996 launch, when there had never before been personal email addresses, independent of one’s business or Internet…

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The results are in!

Twenty-two teams traveled across the country to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to compete in the final round of competition in Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup this past weekend. Each team showcased their software and game designs to solve the world’s toughest issues, such as combating disease, improving education, ensuring environmental sustainabilityand reducing child mortality. Having more than 113,000 students…

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Changing the world, one project at a time

Today is the day! Students from across the nation have descended upon Redmond, Wash., for the U.S. finals of Microsoft’s 2012 Imagine Cup competition, the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. students registered for the competition and the top teams chosen will compete in the Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia…

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We should all be ready for disaster

When it comes to natural disasters, it has been quite a year, hasn’t it? In the first 10 months of 2011, President Obama declared 89 major disasters. People and businesses everywhere have struggled to rebound from many of these catastrophes, leaving those of us who weren’t personally impacted by these events wondering if we’d be…

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“Play Fair Day” Sheds Light on Piracy

Software piracy dwells in the shadows of the legitimate IT industry, so it might surprise some to learn what a glaring impact it has on consumers, businesses and economies. Because software pirates’ ability to sell non-genuine products is largely dependent upon secrecy, awareness is power in fighting this widespread problem. Today, Microsoft is flipping the…

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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). More than 7 million children in grades K-12 and nearly 2.5 million…

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