Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Ready For Time Travel – ChronoZoom Transports Students and Teachers through History

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy ChronoZoom, the award-winning open source cross-platform timeline that captures the “history of everything,” continues to make waves in the education space. This time, Microsoft Research’s Donald Brinkman has teamed up with the National Council of Social Studies, the American Historical Association, LearnNC from the University of North…

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Internet Explorer Teams Up with The Hunger Games and Lionsgate for a Revolutionary Web Experience

Posted by Jose Miguel ParrellaMicrosoft Interoperability Strategy If you can’t get enough of The Hunger Games or simply wonder about the recording-breaking buzz this past weekend, check out The Hunger Games Explorer – the go-to destination and online hub for all the latest on the blockbuster series in an interactive and rich web forum.  Part…

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Connecting the Web across a World of Devices

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, the Internet Explorer team introduced the concept of Companion Web – a world where web experiences move seamlessly across the multiple screens around us, including our tablets, phones, computers, and televisions. Fueled by the staggering growth – 3.6 million mobile devices and tablets are…

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WebMatrix 3 Now Available: Publish Cloud-Based Web Sites and Open Source Apps

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week the Windows Azure team released WebMatrix 3, the current version of the popular free web development tool, which includes support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites. WebMatrix allows you to create…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services Adds HTML5 Support

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations If you haven’t heard about the updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services, Microsoft recently announced the addition of support for HTML5 applications, giving companies more options to easily create engaging mobile apps that can quickly scale in the cloud and across devices. With HTML5, developers can rely…

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Now Available! Deliver Streaming Video and More across Platforms with Windows Azure Media Services

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Windows Azure Media Services is now generally available for customers looking for a platform to create, manage, and distribute media in the cloud. With this new service, businesses can now quickly build a media distribution solution that can stream audio and video to Windows, iOS, Android, and…

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Taking Contre Jour to the Web with HTML5, Clarity Consulting and Internet Explorer

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Since 2011, the puzzle-focused game, Contre Jour, has captured the hearts and minds of mobile gamers worldwide with its ability to blend impressive, leading-edge 2D graphics with physics-based, multipoint controls. Created by developer Maksym “Max” Hryniv, the game is a perfect match for the touch capabilities…

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Navigate the Open Web with Web Platform Docs: Available Today

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the past, developers using HTML5, CSS and other open web technologies have consulted multiple sites for guidance on how to effectively use these technologies across the world of browsers, operating systems, and devices – a time consuming chore that drove increased development costs. Today…

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Publish Open Source Apps and Cloud-Based Sites with WebMatrix V2

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites. WebMatrix is a free and open web development tool optimized for the Cloud. It allows…

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Windows 8 AppFest in India Sets Guinness World Record

Posted by Mandar NaikDirector, Platform Strategy 8 miles of cables. 540 bean bags. 15,000 cans of soda. These are just a few of the amenities required to set a world record for the largest application development marathon in one location. The Windows 8 AppFest set the Guinness World Record in Bangalore, India this past weekend…

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