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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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Microsoft Announces Worldwide Availability of Office 365

    It’s here… Today, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced the global availability of Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation productivity service. Office 365 is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience delivering world class productivity solutions to people and...
  • Blog Post: Breaking down Borders – Boston Businesses are Working without Walls

    Gas prices continue to soar and the economy forces employees to do more with less, threatening the work/life balance everyone craves. With that in mind, Microsoft and Ipsos Public Affairs released a new study that assesses the opinions and attitudes of 4,500 information workers in 15 U.S. markets, including...
  • Blog Post: Pirated software can wreak havoc on your business

    Today’s business decision makers have a lot of choice when it comes to tech tools and software to enable their businesses. Most business owners want to buy software at the best price. And there are many online resources that promise authentic solutions at rock bottom prices. But beware. Software...