ABM, one of the largest facility service providers in the U.S., acquired The Linc Group in 2010, and needed to figure out how to deal with with several work-order management systems that could relay work activity to employees in the field. A solution, developed by Xelleration, led ABM to the cloud.
ABM needed to develop a solution that “pulled information across platforms into a simple interface,” write Katie Knoll and Anthony Novotne of Xelleration. Workers needed to be able to view the status of current work activities, take on new ones and earn rewards to encourage efficiency and quality, “all inside a secure device agnostic field-deployable application.”
If you’ve seen any videos of Capybara Games’ upcoming "Super Time Force" — a “time-bending, side-scrolling shooter with some of the most beautiful pixel art this side of the 1980s” according to Xbox Wire — you’ve probably heard the music of Jason "6955" DeGroot.
His hypnotizing soundtrack is the backdrop for the frenetic action in the game, and it’s all based around NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) sounds, he says, which are “simple pulse/triangle/noise waves.”
Starting Wednesday, Outlook.com customers can import and manage their email from Yahoo Mail, the Office Blogs reports.
To help you, the import wizard in Outlook.com will take you through the steps to import and manage your Yahoo Mail, Gmail or other IMAP-enabled email providers. You can keep your old email addresses, but manage all of them from one place: Outlook.com.
The governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, has deployed Detecta, an intelligent system of crime monitoring for use in his jurisdiction. This tool, jointly developed between Microsoft and New York City, uses cutting-edge technology to improve police work. In New York City, this technology has been used for counter-terrorism efforts, as well as other types of crimes. This is the first time that the tool will be used outside of New York City. The first results of the deployment are expected to be seen four months after implementation.
Microsoft and six other Seattle-area companies participated in LEGO’s “Build for Good” charity event recently where five-person teams were challenged to create something beneficial for humanity using only LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits.
The souped-up LEGO kits sell for $350, and have electronic components that can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks such as grasping, traveling along paths and sensing objects via infrared.
Until recently, the discussion around intelligent cities has been focused on improving efficiency. The newly formed, non-profit City Protocol Society is working to elevate the conversation to one of sustainability, and a long-term view of productivity and livability.
Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8.1 to audit shares on a workstation.
Xbox Wire got a walkthrough of what’s new in the latest "Trials Fusion" from RedLynx and there’s a lot: 40 new levels, more character customization options, challenges for each track and a four-wheeler that handles differently than anything you’ve probably seen.
RedLynx has more in the works for the game that creates a future in which technology and nature co-exist. "The whole idea of 'Trials' is what we call the 'Minecraft Model' ― you buy it once, and you get all the upcoming features for free," RedLynx co-founder and creative director Antti Ilvessuo said. "You buy the game, you're buying a ticket.”
Plunge into a magical realm of noble knights and sage wizards in “Castle Raid 2” and defend your castle against dragons, assassins and the evil Reavers. You can find this sequel, with its new alliances and battles, in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.
The Seattle Art Museum’s website has a stunning new look, with more ways for the public to engage with the museum – through high-resolution images and videos from virtual collections, museum maps and ticket purchasing – after a re-do of the site using a grant from Microsoft.
The site is now optimized for mobile devices, so that “people walking down the street looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon can pull up the SAM site, become really intrigued by what they see, and decide spur of the moment to visit the museum,” said Roberto Yglesias, business technology director at Buildingi, a local company that helped create the SharePoint-powered site.
Over the past couple weeks, while we’ve all been focused on the news on Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Azure, and Heartbleed, there’s also been a number of significant enhancements and announcements regarding PowerShell – including a preview release of the next major PowerShell version, Windows PowerShell 5.0.
This article is the first in a series of articles designed to highlight recent announcements and new features in Windows PowerShell. Today, I’ll help you get started with OneGet in PowerShell 5.0, but stay tuned for other articles in this series in the coming days …