Two big stories out of Microsoft today – “Nike+ Kinect Training” and Bing Elections:

Want to get athlete fit? With “Nike+ Kinect Training,” you can just do it in your living room. “Nike+ Kinect Training,” a new personal training program for Xbox 360, hits shelves today. It’s just in time for gift shoppers – or, just in time to buy, open, and use it to help stay in shape during the calorie-laden holidays. The whole experience is designed to emulate the benefits of working out with a world-class Nike trainer – the attention, the motivation, the guidance – but in the privacy of your living room. It’s years of Nike training expertise, normally available to only professional athletes, made affordable and accessible by the magic of Kinect.

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Also, as the U.S. approaches one of the most hotly contested political seasons in decades, Bing has launched a new election experience at bing.com/elections tailored to those who want a 360-degree view into Election 2012. The site brings you the latest news, filtered as you like it, including from the right, left and center viewpoint, up-to-date polls across national, state and local races, analysis of social conversation across Facebook and Twitter, a tracker to find the nearest polling sites, and up-to-the-minute results as they roll in on Election Day. Read more about it over on the Bing Search Blog and in this post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog