Weekend Reading: May 18th Edition–IE9 Powers “Prometheus” and “Brandon Generator” Experiences, Three Hot Windows Phone Apps & Skype Rolls Out on Xfinity in 10 Markets
In this book of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on dual overwhelming HTML5 practice powered by Internet Explorer, 3 pleasing new apps for Windows Phone, Skype rolling out on Xfinity in 10 markets and much, most more. Don’t skip any of them!
“Prometheus” and Brandon Generator – dual HTML5 practice powered by Internet Explorer. In credentials for a arriving film Prometheus (in theaters on Jun 8), Weyland Industries is usurpation field to join a organisation of a Project Prometheus spaceship. Now, a Internet Explorer group is unapproachable to announce a partnership with Fox Studios to emanate a Project Prometheus Training Center — designed wholly in HTML5 — giving fans a possibility to denote they are able of being a organisation member on a Prometheus ship. Read this Wednesday post on a Exploring IE Blog for a rest of a story. Mashable also lonesome a story. And don’t skip this feature story and slip uncover on a Microsoft News Center focused on The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, a brainchild of filmmaker Edgar Wright, comic book artist Tommy Lee Edwards, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer group – and you. The assembly is being invited to assistance figure a four-episode array of charcterised shorts by suggesting characters, plots, nemeses and whole scenes. The site perceived thousands of submissions after a initial part premiered in mid-April, that finished with a defence to assistance Brandon overcome his writer’s block. Below is a shade shot from a Project Prometheus Training Center.
Skype on Xfinity rolling out in 10 markets. Together with our partner Comcast, we’ve debuted Skype on Xfinity in Boston and Seattle, enabling Comcast business to promulgate with family and friends by Skype HD video job on their televisions. Soon, a charity will also move Skype audio and video calls and present messaging to a vital bedrooms of Comcast Xfinity subscribers in Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, Atlanta, Augusta, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Penn. You can review all about it over on The Big Blog. Check it out.
Three prohibited apps for Windows Phone. Over a past several days, 3 pleasing apps have been combined to a Windows Phone Marketplace – LinkedIn, AboutOne family organizer and Weather Flow. Head on over to a Windows Phone Blog and Next during Microsoft to check ‘em out. Also, don’t skip a last week’s Windows Phone news wrap. Below is a shade shot of a LinkedIn app for Windows Phone.
Forrester Research: Microsoft in a lead in a TV race. Earlier this week, New York Times contributor Nick Wingfield wrote this piece focused on a new news from Forrester Research researcher James McQuivey that says Microsoft is distant forward of a foe in a radio marketplace with a Xbox. “With a Xbox, Mr. McQuivey believes Microsoft is a farthest along in formulating a suggestive assembly of people examination online video by their radio sets and holding that audience’s courtesy for a longest volume of time,” Wingfield reported. Don’t skip it.
Los Angeles Community College District chooses Microsoft Live@edu. Microsoft announced on Monday that Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is rolling out Microsoft Live@edu to yield anytime, anywhere communication services to a students, expertise and alumni. Live@edu will concede LACCD to yield everybody on campus with easy-to-use cloud communication and partnership collection while saving executive and IT staff time. Head on over to a Microsoft News Center for a whole story.
China takes movement to stop program counterfeiting. The Chinese supervision has dealt a clever blow opposite egghead skill crime, penalizing counterfeiter Shang Yajun for copyright transgression and a sale of illegally made purebred trademarks. The 1st Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing inspected a Haidian District Court’s preference that condemned Shang to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment, representing a longest-ever rapist judgment in China for offered and distributing tawdry program products. Read this press release for some-more details.
And now, a small how-to from a Excel team. Who could be improved than a Business Intelligence researcher during training us a thing or dual about Excel? We asked a possess number-crunching sorceress Stacey Armstrong to share some Excel tricks she’s schooled along a way. Check out her initial pretence Resizing mainstay widths in focus tables as good as this Excel Blog post on separate and combine information in URLs.
Technology skills assisting girl make a universe a improved place. Today’s immature people are tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. The stability acceleration of record and creation creates implausible opportunities though it also hurdles us to keep adult by removing a right skills, preparation and practice in sequence to be prepared for these new jobs and opportunities. Many immature people are struggling since they don’t have a experience, believe or connectors they need to find employment. In a recent interview, Binta Coudy Dé, an IT tyro from Senegal, observes that her peers are challenged to request a things they learn in category to secure employment. Through operative with businesses, a nonprofit village and governments, Microsoft is committed to providing opportunities for girl by technology, training, and experiences. Head on over to a Microsoft Citizenship Blog for a whole interview. Check out a print next of Team Cyan Girls during a Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in New York in Jul 2011.
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog