Monthly Archives: April 2011

Microsoft Labs Upgrades Office 2010 Ribbon Hero 2

Microsoft Labs has upgraded their Office 2010 Ribbon Hero 2 – a game for Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word, designed to help you boost your Office skills and knowledge.   Play games (aka “challenges”), score points, and compete with your friends … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Free Exchange Calendar Analytics Add-in Tool for Excel 2010

The Calendar Analytics Add-in Tool allows you to connect to your Microsoft Exchange Calendar to get dashboard views on meeting statistics from inside Microsoft Office Excel 2010. Calendar Analytics Add-in Tool Features: Automatically retrieve time spent in calendar. Drive ad-hoc … Continue reading

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Who Coined the Term "Rock and Roll"?

I’m continually told by “radio people” how NY’s famous WINS-AM DJ, Alan Freed, was the first person to use the term Rock & Roll to describe a certain type of music.  However, the phrase Rock & Roll had been in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated Biology 2.0 Extension for Excel

Microsoft Research Biology 2.0 Extension for Excel 2007 & 2010 provides a simple, flexible way to work with genomic sequences, metadata, and interval data in an Excel workbook by exposing the features and functions of the Microsoft Biology Foundation 2.0. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Labs Releases Photosynth for iPhones & iPads

Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation and sharing app that lets you capture more of your world. Now you can capture 360° in all directions (up, down, left, and right) to create spectacular images. Using the latest in computer … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Free Baseball Scorecard Visio Template

Microsoft’s Visio Team has released a free Visio Baseball Scorecard diagram that prints scorecards for recording during the game.  You can also customize the diagrams by pre-filling in text boxes or using Shape Data to change the fields. Download –> Visio … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Labs Updates Search Commands for Office 2010

Microsoft Office Labs has updated their Search Commands for Office 2010.  Search Commands for Office 2010 – “You know there’s a button for it, but you don’t know or remember where it is. If this ever happens to you, check … Continue reading

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Microsoft Release Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview Navigating Webpages Select Open from the Page menu or type Ctrl+O. The Open Web Page dialog box will always show the URL of the current page. Enter the Internet address (URL) of the Web … Continue reading

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Microsoft Research Releases Visual.ly – Turns Large Data Sets into Infographics

Microsoft Research’s Visual.ly allows you to visualize large amounts of data as “ideas” – these visualizations can then become a shared inforgraphics.  Perfect for the age of big data! Sign-up for early beta! –> Visual.ly

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Microsoft Releases TouchStudio Scripting Language for Windows Phone 7

  TouchStudio – Script your phone! Write code for your phone, on your phone! TouchStudio is radically new software development environment on the Windows Phone, bringing the excitement of the first programmable personal computers to the phone. The way in which … Continue reading

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