Learn how to protect the data in a Windows PowerShell job.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., wrapped up Feb.27, ending a week of wide-ranging demonstrations of the ways Microsoft technology is transforming the healthcare industry.
Women who are inspiring change are being honored March 8 on International Women’s Day, and Kine Camara is one, having crossed traditional boundaries in her role as an engineer, a field still dominated by men.
Camara, who was born in Senegal, says that she grew up interested in science but did not plan to become an engineer. She enrolled at the Polytechnic University of Montreal and remembers, “At first I was completely lost, but once I worked with friends to develop a mobile app, I knew I had to become a mobile software engineer.”
Andres Monroy-Hernandez has been a researcher at the FUSE Labs at Microsoft for two years, and this weekend he’ll be at SXSW presenting a panel entitled “The LOLs of Nations: Understanding Global Memes.” The panel is focused on how memes – those funny Internet pictures with names like Scumbag Steve and Grumpy Cat – can be used to express both political dissent and support internationally. Why has the creator of the Scratch Online Community (an educational resource used by millions of students) taken an interest in funny cat pictures with text superimposed on them? It turns out that memes have the potential to change the world.
In anticipation of the release of one of the hottest games of the year – “Titanfall” – Microsoft retail stores are hosting launch events on March 10 to celebrate the Xbox One and PC exclusive and bring fans together for a night of fun.
Starting at 9 p.m. on March 10, fans are invited to join us at any of our retail stores across North America to win more than $2,000 in prizes at each event, including the Xbox One Titanfall Edition bundle, Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller, Xbox One Media Remote, “Titanfall” gear or a year-subscription to Xbox Live, among other prizes. At select stores, fans will also have the opportunity to use demo stations to play the game before it’s released and walk the red carpet.
Yes, that’s U2 pinned to the Start screen on a Surface, above. If you want to pin your favorite artist, album or radio station to your Start screen for quick and easy access, the Surface team tells you how in a new post sharing their five favorite tips and tricks.
You’ll also learn how to quickly close an app by swiping from the top of your screen to the bottom; personalize your Surface with a fun picture password; lock the screen orientation (press Windows key + O) and, if you’re left-handed, how to change the settings for left-handed orientation.
Recent updates to three popular Windows Phone games add new venues, characters and levels.
As you gear up for the March 11 release of “Titanfall,” you’ll definitely want to get the apps for Twitch, “Machinima Wingman” and Upload Studio to make sure you’re ready to go “on air” with your own “Titanfall” gameplay, writes Xbox Wire.
Twitch broadcasting, which lets you share your gameplay experiences with the world, will be available for all Xbox One owners on March 11. In the video above, Major Nelson walks you through how to prepare for it.
If you’ve enjoyed “Rabbids Big Bang” on Windows Phone devices, now you can fling these crazy, oversized bunnies on your Windows PC or tablet. With the flick of a finger, you can fling these wascally wabbits into outer space, and control their trajectory with a jetpack – paying close attention to planetary gravity.
Yoga is not an easy exercise for those who are vision impaired. Fortunately, Kyle Rector, a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Washington, has developed a way to make it more accessible. After sustaining a running injury that made her turn to yoga for exercise, she and her advisor, Julie Kientz, realized the potential of using Kinect to detect yoga poses. Using skeletal tracking, voice recognition and the ability to use software to help people improve the alignment of people’s bodies, they developed Eyes-Free Yoga.
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Long recognized as an epicenter for business, technology, and cultural treasures, the Lombardia region in northern Italy has more recently earned a reputation as a leader in Europe’s open data movement.
Lombardia launched its open data site, dati.lombardia.it, powered by the Socrata Open Data Portal running on Windows Azure, to host datasets on a range of topics, from museum locations for visitors to government spending information. To date, there are more than 430 datasets and visualizations on the site.
“We want to make information on government activities and decisions more open, comprehensive, timely, and freely available to the public,” said Oscar Sovani, Regione Lombardia’s Leader of Digital Agenda. “This is one step toward an open government model where we are more accountable and responsive to citizens.”
Microsoft has achieved a level of certification that represents a new commitment to minimizing the environmental footprint of its hardware and packaging.
As the Microsoft Green Blog reports, Microsoft’s supply chain for hardware and packaging (Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Information Services) achieved ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is an internationally-recognized framework for organizations to strategically manage and continuously improve their environmental performance.
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the annual Microsoft Dynamics Convergence and SharePoint conferences, profiles on five dynamic women in honor of International Women’s Day and the buzz building up to the March 11 release of “Titanfall.”
The Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 in Atlanta showcased how customers are using Dynamics, such as New Belgium Brewing Company’s external sales representatives, Beer Rangers, who brew up sales using Microsoft Dynamics AX. At Convergence, Microsoft unveiled new mobile applications as part of an update to Microsoft Dynamics and joined customers such as Delta Airlines and Lotus F1 in revealing how they are connecting with customers. As customers gather this week for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas and Convergence in Atlanta, they received an update on Microsoft’s enterprise social vision and road map — including three new social experiences designed to help companies work like a network.