Great New Website Details Microsoft by the Numbers

Pop Quiz: Three questions. 30-seconds. Go! How many students have participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition? How many photos have been stored on SkyDrive to date? How many pizza slices are consumed in the Microsoft cafeteria every year? Give up? You can find the answers to these questions and more on the new Microsoft…

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Microsoft Imagine Cup – Student Innovation in Minneapolis

Once again, Microsoft’s flagship student technology competition, Imagine Cup, is bringing together student innovators from around the world.  And this year, Microsoft is re-imagining the competition to be a springboard for budding entrepreneurs as much as it is a student technology competition. The U.S. Imagine Cup Finals will be run as a Demo Day, where…

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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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Can’t make it to the ballpark to see the Twins? Download the MLB.TV app on Windows 8

Grilled hot dogs, the smell of fresh roasted peanuts, and that glorious crack of a Louisville slugger hitting the ball out of the park- baseball season is upon us! Between work and busy schedules, it’s not always easy to make it to the ballpark to relish the baseball experience. Never fear, Microsoft has you covered…

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Freeing your files means freeing yourself

We’ve all thought it – “I could be so much more productive if I were (insert cool place i.e., local coffee shop, mall, park bench, my living room in fuzzy slippers) instead of handcuffed to my desk or in the midst of yet another meeting.” Fret not. Microsoft has an app for that, and it’s…

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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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Win a Trip to the NCAA Finals by Demoing MSN for Windows 8

Live for NCAA basketball? Who doesn’t! MSN for Windows 8, with its totally re-imaged interface, is the perfect resource for fans to stay up-to-date with the latest scores and schedules throughout the tournament season, without having to click through multiple websites. If you haven’t tried MSN for Windows 8, take a break from March Madness and…

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Community Day Brings Fun, Education and Animatronics to Local Twin Cities Youth

Last week, Microsoft hosted its first “Community Day” at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina, offering local youth from the Girl Scouts of Minneapolis, Lutheran Social Services, Eagle Point Elementary and the Holy Family Catholic Church the chance to tour the state of the art MTC and interact with (move up details of what we’re…

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Turn Big Data Into Big Insights

This is the ‘golden era’ of insight. The world holds twice as many bytes of data as there are liters in the ocean, and with the right technology tools, we are now able to replace hunches with insight and action. Think comparing utility costs with meteorological data to spot trends and inefficiencies. Or compare ambulance…

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Surface Windows 8 Pro: see more, share more and do more

Have you checked out the Surface Pro yet? Now’s a great time to do so, with reporters and tech elites giving it high praise.  In fact, check out why TechCrunch thinks the Surface Pro proves that the PC is back.   In a nutshell, Surface Pro is a beautiful, powerful device that is simplifying how…

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