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  • 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: 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: Turn Big Data Into Big Insights

    This is the ‘ golden era’ of insight. The world holds twice as many bytes of data as there are liters in the ocean, and with the right technology tools, we are now able to replace hunches with insight and action. Think comparing utility costs with meteorological data to spot trends...
  • Blog Post: Al Roker Offers Tips on How to be Productive from Anywhere

    Conquering productivity can be a challenge, especially in instances of inclement weather keeping you from driving or tending to a sick child home from school. Each year, extreme weather alone brings life to a grinding halt for millions of people. But with new technologies from Microsoft, nothing will...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Helps Nonprofits Do More Good

    As nonprofits across the globe work to meet the needs of those they serve, it becomes increasingly difficult to dedicate precious resources to the latest technology advancements. Microsoft is doing its part to assist their efforts through the Technology for Good program. As part of this initiative...
  • Blog Post: North Star State Points to Productivity

    Otherwise known as the “North Star State,” Minnesota has given people a sense of direction over the course of time. Living up to its name, the State of Minnesota has become the first state to adopt a large collaboration and communication suite by implementing Microsoft’s cloud-based...
  • 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: Technology Will Play Key Role in Helping the Class of 2012 Find Jobs

    As college commencements have come and gone, graduates are polishing their resumes in the hopes of landing their dream job. With the increasing popularity of digital and social media, graduates will need to incorporate job hunting techniques that go beyond the traditional methods in order to be successful...
  • Blog Post: Carrying Your Business in One Hand

    Today’s business owners must be working out and lifting weights a lot more than executives of the last generation did. How else do you explain the fact that, in just one hand, they can hold a computer, a camera, a presentation device, a communications service, a payment service and a global positioning...