Category Archives: Microsoft

Nokia Rebrands Lumia to Microsoft Lumia

TweetThis comes via Nokia Conversations blog… When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since then, we have … Continue reading

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That awkward moment when Microsoft “borrows” the Ignite name

TweetOhmy, yep, that awkward moment when Microsoft rips… errrr adopts the Ignite name and brands their own event with it… pretty tacky Microsoft! This via Twitter and Scott Berkun who shared with us details of this interesting Microsoft event… the … Continue reading

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Introducing Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana

TweetMicrosoft today has unveiled details of Windows POhone 8.1 OS as well as their new “digital Assistant” – enter Cortana – honestly, I have to say that I’m really not hot on the name and I’m even less excited about … Continue reading

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Microsoft Introduces Office for iPad

TweetYes indeed, today Microsoft rolled out the news that Office for iPad (and their enhanced cloud offering) is here! This from Microsoft… Whether you’re creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word document in the browser or making … Continue reading

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Steve Balmer’s Rationale and Plans for the Nokia Devices & Services acquisition

TweetIn case you haven’t seen details of it yet or heard about it, here’s Steve Balmer’s plans for how the Nokia acquisition will be integrated into Microsoft. For the most part, Nokia teams and leaders will remain in their role … Continue reading

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Bing Goes Ad Free for Schools

TweetSomething new from Microsoft designed to reduce the commercialization of student Web searches performed on the school network.  Bing for Schools also enhances privacy protections, sets strict filters to help block adult content and adds specialized learning features to promote … Continue reading

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Side by Side – Nokia Lumia 920 VS Windows Phone 8X HTC

TweetThis week Microsoft with HTC and Microsoft unveiled the Windows Phone 8X HTC, HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Surprisingly (or not) the device may initially remind you of the Nokia Lumia series, in particular the Lumia 920 – there’s … Continue reading

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Apparently the Micosoft Azure Cloud Offering Won’t Make Developers Micro or Soft! #NDCOSLO

TweetHmmm, perhaps this is why developers are flocking to the Microsoft Azure cloud solutions… Oh Microsoft!! Someone in the Azure team’s head is gonna be on the chopping block for this one from the #NDCOSLO event in Norway … Just … Continue reading

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Microsoft Opens Up Final Windows 8 Release Preview for Download

TweetYes indeed, Microsoft is now making available a pre-release download of Windows 8 – come and get it! I was first alerted to this via the Register who provided a quick look at some of the features and functionality available … Continue reading

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The new Bing Social Search

TweetYes indeed, the new Bing is coming and according to the company this is perhaps the biggest update and news since the original launch in 2009! The new technology is best described with a few keywords: real-time, social, sharing, multi-media, … Continue reading

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Microsoft HTML5 DevCamp, Denver

TweetHere’s details of an interesting event coming to Denver, CO on May 18, particularly for those interested in the hot topic of HTML5 . About the event… The HTML5 Web Camp is an opportunity to connect with designers and developers … Continue reading

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Real Time GPS Tracking Maps of B.C. Ferries via Microsoft Virtual Earth @BCFerries

TweetOpenGov, transparency etc… it’s all the rage! Here in B.C, Canada the coastal Ferry system is a crucial service for locals, particularly for those of us that live and work on Vancouver Island (home to more than 600,000+ people). The … Continue reading

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