Weekend Reading: Jul 6th Edition–Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals Begin in Australia & Microsoft Names Zeus Botnet Defendants
In this book of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Imagine Cup 2012, Microsoft fixing new defendants in a Zeus botnet box and an talk with Tony Bates, boss of a Skype Division of Microsoft.
World’s tip tech students go for it all Down Under. More than 350 immature technologists from 75 countries and regions have collected in Sydney this week to attend in a Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals, a 10th regulating of a record foe sponsored by Microsoft. The whirlwind eventuality starts Friday, a judges will announce finalists on Sunday, and altogether winners will be announced Tuesday. For some-more detail, examination this feature story on a Microsoft News Center. Below, flag-draped competitors, flashing cameras, large smiles, hoisted trophies – it’s a stage from many a sporting event, though during Imagine Cup a “sport” is regulating record to solve a world’s toughest problems.
Microsoft names defendants in Zeus botnets case; provides new justification to FBI. We are gratified to announce that we have identified and named dual defendants as members behind a Zeus botnet family, and that we will also be referring a box to a FBI for rapist review, branch over all of a justification collected so far, including justification of a broader organisation of perpetrators over a named defendants. Head on over to The Official Microsoft Blog for a whole story.
AllThingsD: Tony Bates on a destiny of Skype – Part 2. At a 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, Skype’s Tony Bates chatted with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher on a final day of a eventuality where he minute a destiny of Skype. A few weeks ago, he reviewed his contention with Kara about a expansion of Skype after fasten army with Microsoft, and talked about a joining to recruitment and talent acquisition. In this post, he talks about his contention with Kara on a product side, a prophesy to continue being a user-driven association and how this will all expostulate Skype’s ultimate idea of apropos an essential apparatus for bland tellurian communications.
Windows Phone wrap: Malls on Maps, Twitter toast, road-ready games. In this June 29 news hang on a Windows Phone Blog, you’ll find stories on Bing adding hundreds of new venue maps, another refurbish to a central Twitter app and Marketplace’s tip platformer games. Don’t skip it.
Webinar: PowerPoint tips. Be certain to check out this week’s 15-minute webinar on a PowerPoint Blog, you’ll learn about nifty ways to classify and pattern your subsequent PowerPoint presentation.
Using robotics to sight tomorrow’s scientists. Students from around a universe are concentration on Sydney now for a Imagine Cup finals. It will be a finish of a routine that started final Oct and concerned mixed rounds of growth and debugging until they have a ideal resolution — or until growth time expires, whichever comes first. There’s a identical foe focused on a margin of robotics and a handful of Microsoft employees have volunteered as mentors to work alongside students. But where Imagine Cup is widespread out over a few months, a First Robotics Competition (FRC) gives students and their mentors roughly 6 weeks to conceptualize and emanate a 120-lb. drudge that will finish a charge during hand. Head on over to Next during Microsoft to watch a brief video and see what it’s all about.
That’s it for this book of Weekend Reading! Thanks for interlude by!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog