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February, 2009

  • My Phone Service Announced by Microsoft

    Microsoft Reveals New Windows® Phones With Marketplace and My Phone Services Microsoft mobile partners fly the Windows flag: HTC, LG and Orange preview first Windows® phones. Related Links Microsoft Resources: • Mobile World Congress Virtual Press Room...
  • Microsoft Elevate America

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/us/communityinvestment/elevateamerica.aspx   I just went to this site. Very interesting.  We want to help America get Certified and the technical skills they need.  It doesn’t have to...
  • User Group Support Services goes LIVE!

        The version of Codezone you were using to manage your user groups has now changed. We are pleased to announce the release of User Group Support Services to the Developer and ITPRO technical user group communities . This release officially...
  • Texas TechNet events added

    TechNet Events for SouthCentral (Texas) Added – register now!!! I have really good news for those of you in my district.  First of all, everyone on the team formerly known as the Microsoft Across America TechNet team is now part of the US Developer...
  • 10,000th patents, wow

    REDMOND, Wash. – Feb. 10, 2009 – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Microsoft Corp. its 10,000th U.S. patent. The invention, U.S. Patent No. 7,479,950, applies to surface computing technology and outlines how users can place real objects...
  • Thrive?

    In tough times, the good will survive, but only the best will Thrive!  Are you thriving?  Visit the Thrive site and learn how to enhance your technical skills, advance your career, and elevate IT as the business leader.  These strategies...
  • Virtualization Saves Microsoft Customers Nearly a Half-Million Dollars Per Year

    Cost Savings with Microsoft Virtualization   http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-09VirtualizationSavingsPR.mspx REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 9, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that some business customers around the world have...
  • Office Communication Server 2007 R2 Launched today.

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Launched! Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communicator 2007 R2 and the new platform SDKs were launched today at www.OCSR2LAUNCH.com . The launch site has streaming keynote and breakout sessions that provide...
  • Microsoft to open Retail stores?

    Is this a good idea?  Read the press release yesterday. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-12CVPRetailStoresPR.mspx   Article on MSNBC this morning doesn’t sound that positive on the idea. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29179458...
  • Are you Certifiable?

    Looking to test your expertise? If you’re an IT pro or a developer considering certification, or if you simply want to sharpen your skills, then you may be interested in checking out “Are You Certifiable?”, a new online game from Microsoft and Fuel Industries...