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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Imagine Cup – Student Innovation in Minneapolis

    Once again, Microsoft's flagship student technology competition, Imagine Cup , is bringing together student innovators from around the world. And this year, Microsoft is re-imagining the competition to be a springboard for budding entrepreneurs as much as it is a student technology competition. The U...
  • Blog Post: Changing the world, one project at a time

    Today is the day! Students from across the nation have descended upon Redmond, Wash., for the U.S. finals of Microsoft’s 2012 Imagine Cup competition , the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. students registered for the competition and the top...
  • Blog Post: Extreme Makeover: Tech Edition

    Just like ABC’s hit-show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Microsoft, HP and Intel are bringing big changes to lucky contestants of their Small-Business Tech Makeover Video Contest . Ending April 30, the contest calls for Microsoft partners to submit a video on behalf of one of their small business...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

    The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11 th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technology Center is right here in the Twin Cities

    This past spring, Microsoft opened its 11 th Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Minneapolis/St. Paul . The facility serves as a collaborative environment that provides access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise. Microsoft uses the MTC in the Twin Cities to enable its customers and...
  • Blog Post: Last Minute Tech Gifts: Fun Gadgets for Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are a multitude of possible gift ideas for your significant other. Every year, people wait until the last minute to figure out a thoughtful and well-received present. Often times, jewelry, chocolates, or flowers, are the go-to gift ideas, but this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Event Coming Soon to a Cloud Near You

    Attention developers and IT executives and professionals, Microsoft’s “Cloud OS Signature Event Series” is coming to Minneapolis on September 19 and will give you the opportunity to engage with Microsoft’s product team experts and check out all the exciting products we’re...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Microsoft Minneapolis Blog

    By: Chance Garrity, General Manager, North Central District, Microsoft Corp. Welcome to the Microsoft Minneapolis blog. While here you will find posts, videos and news about Microsoft’s involvement in the Twin Cities. Microsoft has approximately 300 employees in the state of Minnesota...
  • Blog Post: Community Day Brings Fun, Education and Animatronics to Local Twin Cities Youth

    Last week, Microsoft hosted its first “Community Day” at the Microsoft Technology Center in Edina , offering local youth from the Girl Scouts of Minneapolis , Lutheran Social Services , Eagle Point Elementary and the Holy Family Catholic Church the chance to tour the state of the art MTC...
  • Blog Post: Bing Partners with Anti-Bullying Documentary “Bully”

    Just in this year alone, more than 13 million kids in the U.S. reported being bullied and each month 3 million-plus students have intentionally missed school because they felt unsafe. The shocking truth is bullying affects millions of kids every single day. These startling statistics are the reason...
  • Blog Post: Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth

    From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our children’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something...
  • Blog Post: Make Your Next Trip a Breeze with OneNote

    As the sun sets on summer, families across the country are trying to squeeze in one last rendezvous before the season officially comes to a close. For many, that means one last backyard bash, one last dip in the pool and one last family vacation before it’s back to school for the kids and back...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    Twenty two teams traveled across the country to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to compete in the final round of competition in Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup this past weekend. Each team showcased their software and game designs to solve the world’s toughest issues, such as combating disease...
  • Blog Post: General Mills Supports Gluten-Free Fans with Microsoft Technology

    Celiac disease, also known as an intolerance to gluten proteins found in certain grains, impacts approximately 3 million Americans. To put this number in prospective, the number of Americans living with this disorder could fill the Minnesota Twin’s home field, Target Field, nearly 75 times! ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Employee Gives Back to the Minneapolis Community

    Many of us can feel overwhelmed balancing our work and personal schedules. The same cannot be said for Mary Mathiowetz. In addition to serving as Microsoft’s Operations and Community Manager in Minneapolis, Mathiowetz has taken on another role: leader in the local Minneapolis community. Mathiowetz...