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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 Advertisements

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Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK

Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK — This is a software-development kit (SDK) for the creation of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications that leverage research services not yet available to the general public. The primary goal of this SDK is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Re-Releases "Pivot" Data Visualization Tool

Pivot is an experimental application for exploring large data sets with smooth visual interactions. Pivot was originally released by Microsoft Live Labs in October 2009, and is being re-released by Microsoft Research to enable the research community to continue to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable installs a set of components that facilitate the transfer of data between existing Microsoft Office files such as Microsoft Office Access 2010 (*.mdb and *.accdb) files and Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (*.xls, *.xlsx, and *.xlsb) … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Updated Security Essentials Version 2

Ignore that this new (12/16/2010) Microsoft Download Page states this is Security Essentials Version 1 – both these 32 & 64 bit versions of Security Essentials are indeed Microsoft’s new Version 2.0 Version 2.0 Updates: Better Protection Against Web Based … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Enterprise Search Connectors

OVERVIEW – Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product to pass a query to a target system and accept and display results from that system. Enterprise Search Product Supported: Microsoft Search Server 2010 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Office 2010

Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010.  (More Info: Office 2010 Website) Microsoft Office 2010 Pricing: OFFICE 2010 SUITES: Office Home & Student 2010 (Suggested retail price: $149.99)   Excel … Continue reading

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