In the wake of the IE9 launch last week I've been looking at sites using HTML5 to see what can be done - a lot is the answer. Way Out Wars is an impressive game that you can play in the confines of a modern browser that is a bit like Shazam meets Space Invaders.
Nice work from the Microsoft Developer Evanglism team in Australia - they've cartoonized their work and provided a ton of useful links...and some fun (and funny) click thrus.
Bing Travel recently launched a new Autosuggest feature that gives you ticket information as fast as you can say “natural language.”
Computers are becoming more intelligent – they can now beat the brightest game show contestants but how do we apply that type of intelligence to help us on a day to day basis? The Bing team recently launched a new natural-language shopping feature and while it won’t necessarily help you win fame or fortune, it does make it easier to shop online. You can now ask questions of Bing in a more natural way, much like you may do with a real live salesperson.
How do you get kids interested in computer programming and writing code? The answer is you don't get them to write code...get them to play games, and in doing so they're writing code and learning the principles. Kodu Game Lab for the PC is from Microsoft's FUSE Labs and it went in to full release today. At the same time, we announced the nationwide Microsoft Kodu Cup 2011 competition. Game on.