Weekend Reading: July 13th Edition–Microsoft Unveils Kinect PlayFit and Launches the Bing Fund

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Kinect PlayFit, the new Bing Fund and a final look at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Burn calories on Kinect, track them With Kinect PlayFit. At last, a high score your doctor will applaud. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled Kinect PlayFit, a new Kinect fitness dashboard…

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The Midweek Download: May 18th Edition–Microsoft Reveals a Glimpse of the New “Mango” Windows Phone Update at TechEd

Windows Phone fans will be excited by the top item in this week’s edition of the Midweek Download. Earlier this week, Microsoft gave IT pros and developers a glimpse of some of the features included in the next major update for Windows Phone. Read on for that and a few bits and pieces of Microsoft…


Fast-growing BizSpark Shows Cloud Computing Benefits

When we launched BizSpark back in November 2008, our mission was clear: Give startups – the lifeblood of the technology sector – the tools and software they need to succeed. Since then, about 35,000 startups from all over the world have enrolled in the program, which provides early-stage businesses with fast and easy access to…


Haiti One Year Later: Technology Lessons for Disaster Response

A year ago today, Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. With millions of people still struggling to survive, the outbreak of cholera in the country and political tensions caused by the recent elections, Haiti remains in a state of crisis. Microsoft is one of many companies and organizations involved in the relief effort…


Weekend Reading: Office 2010 Debuts – and Much More

Movie studios release star-studded films…  Carmakers the newest model…  For us, of course, the big news often is around the release of new software.  So that made this past week important.  On Wednesday we released Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to our business customers. These releases represent big advances in these products, with…


Family Ties: Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft’s Business Productivity Infrastructure

The old relationship between internal line of business applications and business productivity software such as Microsoft Office might once have been described as “second cousins once removed.”  The two software applications often sat side by side on the same PC, but they seldom spoke to one another and didn’t have much in common. In 2003,…