Posted by Rob Knies
With the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set for July 13 at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the powerful appeal of sporting events to a global audience becomes apparent once again. What began with a 3-1 victory for host Brazil over Croatia nearly a month ago has reached the point of soccer-fueled hysteria.Simply stated, people love their sports.Give the people what they want—that’s the goal of the team of Microsoft researchers and developers that have put together the Leibniz contributions to the Bing Sports app, which debuted on the Windows 8.1 desktop on Feb. 23 with Associated Press feeds about the National Basketball Association. Article-reader impressions in the app spiked immediately.
Have you ever felt stressed and overwhelmed? Was what you needed to get done too hard, the challenges beating down on you over days and weeks like The Ring weighing down Frodo to the depths of despair in The Lord of the Rings? Frodo went through the Pit of Success. He overcame impossible challenges, discovered new abilities and strength, and saved the world. And you can too. Here's how.
In an email to employees Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft will “reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more,” and to that end, will find ways to simplify and move faster and more efficiently.
“We think about productivity for people, teams and the business processes of entire organizations as one interconnected digital substrate,” he says in the email. “We also think about the interconnected platforms for individuals, IT and developers.”
Marc Adam Carter talks about using Windows PowerShell to smooth the way for a large SharePoint 2007 migration.
We’re days away from the start of the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference, and I’m looking forward to meeting many of our partners and sharing the company’s vision for how Microsoft helps enable partners’ success in a mobile-first, cloud-first world...