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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/14/2012

Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/14/2012

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Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.

Microsoft Earns Cloud Cred with Windows Server 2012
The idea behind the private cloud is to package the advanced automation techniques pioneered by public cloud service providers so that you can "try this at home" with your own data center. With the launch of Windows Server 2012 last week, Microsoft is making big noises about moving in a private cloud direction.

10 Things You’ll Never Have to Say with the New Office
Since the new Office launched on July 16, millions of people have downloaded the Customer Preview and likely updated their vocabulary to match the new things they’re doing, such as moving documents from USB drives into the cloud, sharing links instead of attachments and using a stylus that can’t run out of ink.

Windows 8: The Boldest, Biggest Redesign In Microsoft’s History
For years, software has followed the same formula: The user interface mimics a real-life desktop, with documents filed in folders and pictographic icons that act as visual metaphors of a software program’s function. Windows 8 rips that blueprint to shreds.

Microsoft’s NYFW Partnership with Bloomingdale’s Makes Wearable Tech Fashionable
Microsoft has teamed famous department store to show how new trends in technology can be applied to fashion and retail. In the flagship New York store and 19 other stores in the US, shoppers can try out a virtual dressing room that uses Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor.

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