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  • Blog Post: KidsDo with Kodu

    Today, Microsoft’s Kodu Cup , a game-design competition for students 9-17 years old to win cash and prizes by creating their own video game with Microsoft Kodu Game Lab , launches for the first time in the U.S. Kodu Game Lab is a free game-design tool that enables children to design, build...
  • Blog Post: Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Awards

    Rock the vote! Today, Microsoft announced the 2011 U.S. Imagine Cup finalists, some of whom will go on to represent the United States in the global competition in July in New York City. These stellar students created innovative, tech-based solutions to solve global problems while learning valuable skills...
  • Blog Post: YMCA Training, Inc. helps Bostonians succeed

    Last Friday, May 20, the YMCA of Greater Boston honored Microsoft at a breakfast event in recognition of a $250,000 grant given to YMCA Training, Inc . In February , the YMCA of Greater Boston was one of 12 organizations chosen to receive a Microsoft Elevate America Community Initiative Grant , which...
  • Blog Post: President Obama and Melinda Gates visit TechBoston Academy

    On Tuesday, President Obama, Melinda Gates, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited TechBoston Academy to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty in fostering a technology-rich, college preparatory curriculum, and maximizing student engagement. Check out some pictures from yesterday’s...
  • Blog Post: Geek is Chic

    Microsoft held its fifth annual DigiGirlz Day at our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Waltham on Friday, March 25 th (check out some pictures below). Microsoft celebrates women’s history month in March with various events held throughout the Northeast geography and we especially love DigiGirlz...
  • Blog Post: 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 ). 980...
  • Blog Post: Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth

    From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our youth's potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Inspiration

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with several Imagine Cup teams from the Boston area, including teams from Harvard, MIT, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Holyoke Community College. I was in awe of the students and their passion, intelligence, focus, drive and innovation. It’s...
  • Blog Post: 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 11 th 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Annual Boston DigiGirlz Event

    Last week, Microsoft's Northeast Sales Division held its annual DigiGirlz event at the Microsoft Technology Center in Waltham. DigiGirlz is a national diversity program sponsored by Microsoft throughout the United States aimed at introducing young women to careers in technology. Sixty high school girls...
  • Blog Post: 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 11 th Security Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Cambridge Teacher Competes in IEF

    Today, 100 educators from across the country are at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to participate in the U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft’s premier educator recognition event. These teachers are being celebrated for their innovative use of technology in the classroom...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Community Efforts - Q&A with Anissa Battaglino

    Have you ever wondered how Microsoft impacts the local Boston community? Anissa Battaglino, Microsoft’s Operations and Community Manager in the Northeast District, discusses some of the citizenship and community relations efforts in which Microsoft Boston is involved. 1. What is the focus of...