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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Local Microsoft Partner, Knowledge Management Associates, discusses upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference

    Every year, more than 12,000 individuals attend the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to learn about Microsoft’s business plan for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, and experience the company’s latest product innovations. This year’s WPC is...
  • Blog Post: CES Keynote: Microsoft’s Momentum Moves into 2012

    The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), otherwise known as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, has officially kicked off in Las Vegas! Last night, CEO Steve Ballmer took to the CES stage for Microsoft’s final keynote presentation. And you may have noticed Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Boston Startup Makes Physical Therapy More Fun with Kinect

    Let’s be honest, few people enjoy physical therapy. And without the prodding of a therapist at your home instructing you to bend, stretch and repeat, as required to heal your injury, few people are motivated enough to correctly complete the assigned exercises. Enter Home TeamTherapy , a Boston...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Employees Give Where They Live

    At Microsoft, we believe in the power of our people, partners and technology to help accelerate change and make the world a better place. October marks the 30 th Microsoft Employee Giving Campaign and yesterday we were delighted to announce that since campaign began, employees in the U.S. have raised...
  • Blog Post: Local weather report – it’s cloudy in Boston, and that’s a good thing!

    Boston is known for a lot of things. From its historical significance as one of the oldest cities in the United States and its importance during the American Revolution with the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party , to today’s die hard Red Sox Nation and culture of culinary delights including...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Stop Hunger Now Event

    Recently, Microsoft teamed with an incredible organization called Stop Hunger Now to host a 90 Minute “Meal Packaging Event” at our headquarters in Waltham, MA. More than 100 Waltham-based employees volunteered their time, packing 22,300 meals to make a difference in the battle to end world...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft OEMs Reveal Sleek Windows 8 Devices

    Whether you’re looking for a PC that provides fast-paced office productivity, an all-in-one device to browse recipes in the kitchen, or a sleek touch tablet to surf the Internet while lounging on the couch, there’s a device out there that can fit all your needs. Microsoft’s Vice...
  • 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: Can’t make it to the ballpark to see the Red Sox? 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...
  • Blog Post: A Phone Built Around You

    An interesting phenomenon became apparent to Microsoft engineers and designers several years ago: consumers spent too much time learning their phones, when phones really ought to be learning consumers. Instead of building smartphones around icons, they should be built around people. This week, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Holiday Efforts

    During the holidays, we at Microsoft like to spread cheer throughout our local Boston community and give back to the organizations that devote their time and energy to great causes. As part of our efforts this past year, Microsoft Boston hosted a toy drive for the Franciscan Hospital for Children and...
  • Blog Post: Make Your Next Trip a Breeze with OneNote

    As the sun sets on summer, families across the country are trying to squeeze in one last rendezvous before the season officially comes to a close. For many, that means one last backyard bash, one last dip in the pool and one last family vacation before it’s back to school for the kids and back...
  • 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: Bing it On to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome'

    Bing it On already challenged the nation to select its preferred web search results but now the challenge has risen to a whole new level. It’s time to Bing it On with the holidays for a chance to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome' for anyone participating in the U.S. And what’s a ‘Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup: All Dreams Welcome

    Since 2002, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has served as the springboard for innovative ideas in technology. The Imagine Cup has engaged thousands of U.S. college and high school students to generate and nurture their entrepreneurship and technology prowess. Recent competitions have focused on technology...
  • Blog Post: Track Santa’s journey with NORAD and Microsoft

    For more than 50 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command ( NORAD ) has helped children track Ol’ Saint Nicholas as he makes his journey to homes with his trusty reindeer and gifts in tow. This year, Microsoft is partnering with NORAD to make following Santa’s sleigh even easier. The...
  • Blog Post: Check out what's going on at NERD

    Microsoft's NERD blog recently posted some best practices and learnings from Women's History Month . Also, take a look at information on an upcoming event with Microsoft Online Services Division President Qi Lu as he sits down with Xconomy’s Boston Editor Greg Huang to answer questions.
  • Blog Post: Top 2012 Bing Searches: Gangnam Style, Kim Kardashian and babies galore!

    In only a few days, the clock will strike midnight and we’ll welcome a new year. As we embark on 2013, let’s look back at the hottest trends of 2012. From PSY’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” to the summer Olympics, Bing offers a glimpse of the most popular people, places and...
  • Blog Post: Take me out to the ballgame!

    On Friday, August 5, more than 20 local Microsoft Boston employees volunteered at Fenway Park to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets in support of the Red Sox Foundation . The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, focusing on serving the health, education, recreation and social...
  • Blog Post: Consumer Action Day - Protecting Yourself Against Counterfeit Software

    Take a look at the picture above. The software on the left is counterfeit. The software on the right is genuine. Compared side-by-side, there are subtle, yet noticeable, differences between the two versions. But what if you had only one version in front of you? It’s likely you would not...
  • 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...