At a recent Microsoft Federal Forum, everyone wanted to know how to keep a secure workplace while meeting the growing mobility needs of a digital government, writes Jane Boulware, Microsoft US Windows Devices business vice president, who hosted the forum.
For mobility to work best in the public or private sector, she writes, the primary focus shouldn’t be on the software or the device individually but on how they work together.
Thanks to Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT), anyone can see the night sky in all its glory. Last fall, Microsoft Research helped bring the excitement of astronomy to Asian schoolchildren with the installation of a WWT-driven planetarium at the Shixinlu primary school in China and family events at Miraikan, Japan’s national science museum in Tokyo.
Some of the most popular Xbox games for Windows Phone from Electronic Arts are on sale in the Windows Phone Store for up to 60 percent off, April 18 through April 24.
Games include football star “FIFA 14” with 50 percent off the Jumbo Gold Pack via an in-app purchase. “FIFA 14” brings real football players, teams and leagues right to you – along with touch controls that deliver the thrill of every pass, shot and tackle.
Developers will soon be able to respond to user reviews of their apps and games. This new feature allows app developers to address common questions, troubleshoot issues, understand user requests for new app capabilities and help ensure users get the best experience.
Oh, Angry Gran: she is a hoot! You may know her from her epic run through Grannywood in “Angry Gran Run.” Now she’s in the kitchen and trying to discover the mystery behind the jellies in “Jelly Smash with Angry Gran,” free for Windows tablets and PCs and for Windows Phone.
There are 50 levels of jelly-smashing fun here as you work to match three, four, five or more jellies to solve puzzles. Find power-up jellies to help you along, and enjoy the gooey satisfaction of watching a kaleidoscope of jelly explode all over your screen (with no real mess involved).
Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to show all running tasks in Task Scheduler.
Yammer has lots of talented folks, and to prove it, in March the Yammer Product team embarked on a month-long adventure to produce a blog post every business day of the month.
Topics ranged from “Why I Don’t Read Your Resume,” to “A UX Researcher Quit Her Job at Google to Work at Yammer. You’ll Never Believe What She Found Out.”
Curtis Wong, the Microsoft Research scientist who gave the world the WorldWide Telescope, demonstrated a project called Holograph during Microsoft Research’s Silicon Valley TechFair Thursday. It’s an interactive, 3D data-visualization research platform that can render static and dynamic data above or below the plane of a display, using a variety of 3D stereographic techniques.
During Microsoft Research’s recent Silicon Valley TechFair, the “Naiad on Azure: Rich, Interactive Cloud Analytics” project showcased an aspect of the big-data movement that focuses on enabling data analysts to develop an application and then deploy it seamlessly to the cloud.
Naiad, a .NET-based platform for high-throughput, low-latency data analysis, includes tools built atop Microsoft Azure to deliver interactive analyses of huge data sets.
Many customers asked Microsoft to bring back support for Visual Studio Installer projects, and so on April 17, Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension was announced, writes Tony Goodhew, Visual Studio Platform Team program manager.
The preview release provides support for Visual Studio Installer projects in Visual Studio 2013, and the extension can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery.