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Free Microsoft Software – DreamSpark (via Nick’s Everything Blog)

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Apparently if you are a student you might qualify for free Microsoft Software.

So I wanted to let any students know about a not so publicized aspect of Microsoft. They offer some of their most powerful developer software to students for free. Dreamspark is a site that provides students with 9 developer type packages including Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Pro Edition and Microsoft Expression Studio 2. Prior to learning of Dreamspark I knew little about Expression Studio, but after tinkering with the package for awhile I disc … Read More

via Nick’s Everything Blog

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 manufacturers: ASUS, Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung all on board — Engadget

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 manufacturers: ASUS, Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung all on board — Engadget.  Desperate to win against Apple they band together.

Decoding Microsoft’s Fantastic Passive-Agressive Numbers Post

Decoding Microsoft’s Fantastic Passive-Agressive Numbers Post.

Privacy: What Does Microsoft Know About You? — Redmondmag.com

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An in-depth article that gives you all the privacy details for its various services and features.

via Privacy: What Does Microsoft Know About You? — Redmondmag.com.

Microsoft suffers first fall in revenue (via Indonesianurbanfamily’s Blog)

So does this mean Microsoft needs to worry about needing a $150 million investment and support from Apple?

Microsoft suffers first fall in revenue Revenue for the year was down 3pc at $58.4bn as fourth-quarter sales slid 17pc to $13.1bn – well below analysts forecasts of $14.4bn. Even if the company had not deferred some Windows revenue, it still would have missed expectations by a wide margin. The results reflect how Microsoft’s fortunes are tied to the PC industry, which is expected to sell fewer computers this year than last — the first such decline since 2001. Many buyers are holding on … Read More

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Kinect (via A Philosopher’s Blog)

It has some possibilities.  I wouldn’t mind trying it.

Kinect Image by Sascha Grant via Flickr Being both an athlete and a gamer I find the idea of a more active way to play video games interesting. Then again, I must admit, I often find the actual implementations a bit silly. One of the latest attempts in this field is Microsoft‘s Kinect. I gather that this clever name is derived from “kinetic” and because it sounds like “connect.” At the very least this shows that Microsoft has advanced in its naming meth … Read More

via A Philosopher’s Blog

Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security

Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security.  Harsh words, but they are from an expert.

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