Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this August and beyond. Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK.
Why do you work? To pay bills? To advance your career? Because it’s what you love to do? According to author, entrepreneur, and CEO Aaron Hurst, we’re in the midst of a new economic era, one that is driven and organized around the creation of purpose for people (not just information, goods, and services). The key to thriving in the rise of this “Purpose Economy” will be finding purpose through your work and providing opportunities for your employees to find purpose in theirs.
Posted by Rob Knies
People need food, regularly and often. That’s such an obvious truth that’s it’s easy to lose sight of it—easy, that is, until calamity strikes and the food supply is endangered, as it could be in the wake of ongoing changes to Earth’s climate. That prospect is far from inviting.This is why Microsoft supports the White House’s inclusion of Food Resilience as one of the themes of its Climate Data Initiative (CDI), an effort to open, organize, and centralize climate-relevant data on Data.gov’s Climate website. And that’s why teams from across Microsoft—including the company’s research unit—are playing an intrinsic role in supporting the initiative.The CDI was announced on June 25, 2013, by U.S. President Barack Obama. Little more than a year later, progress is under way. Work on the Coastal Flooding Risks to Communities theme began in March, and in Washington, D.C., on July 29, the White House announced public and private partnerships and commitments in further support of CDI.
Anthony Salcito talks about Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world's premier student technology competition that draws worldwide participation from more than 190 countries. This week, the Imagine Cup World Finals are taking place in Seattle, and Anthony will be there, along with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who will be on-hand to judge the best student projects.
Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about troubleshooting output from a Windows PowerShell script.