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Roland Gesthuizen

2014: The year Microsoft lost my loyalty | ZDNet - 4 views

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    Summary:From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He's not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.

John Pearce

Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming - 1 views

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    "Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward: the player must write code to advance in the game."
John Pearce

Microsoft Office: Could The Cash Cow's Long-Awaited Death Finally Be Imminent? - 2 views

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    "For a long time, customers on volume licensing plans have just assumed its logical to keep paying for each desktop or notebook to get a copy of Office. But SoftWatch has highlighted in great detail what a lot of IT departments probably already suspected: That's an awful lot of expense for not a lot of return. Alternatives like Google Apps and Apple's free Office-like Pages, Numbers and Keynote come in at much lower prices and offer file compatibility along with much of the functionality of Microsoft's suite. While none are perfect substitutes, what IT has come to realize in the past half decade is that often productivity isn't about perfection."
Tony Richards

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week - Forbes - 1 views

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    "Would I purchase the Microsoft MSFT +1% Surface? Not anymore. And I'm not sure that you should either."
Rhondda Powling

WordDraw.com - Free Newsletter Templates for Microsoft Word - 3 views

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    This tool offers free professional looking templates for newsletters, flyers, labels, and resumes. The sites newsletter templates are categorized for education, business, family, holidays, and by month. The templates must be downloaded and are compatible for all versions of Microsoft Word.
    These templates can also be utilized for a class newspaper, projects or even reports.
riss leung

http://www.itlresearch.com/images/stories/reports/21cld%20learning%20activity%20rubrics... - 4 views

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    21st Century Learning Design Rubrics. Useful for assessing the collaborative nature of activities. Good for defining collaboration etc also.
John Pearce

ArcSoft ShowBiz app for Windows in the Windows Store - 1 views

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    "In just a few taps, create a stunning personalized movie using your own video, photo and music clips. Take advantage of professional quality themes and transitions. Share the resulting movie with friends and family." Pity you need Windows 8 or RT
Ian Quartermaine

Microsoft's IllumiRoom - 2 views

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    The demo, which is an extended version of the previously released video, highlights numerous effects including snow, lighting, grids, and other ways in which IllumiRoom changes the user's playing space. Reports continue to suggest that Microsoft is likely to implement the concept into its next Xbox design, although no official confirmation has been granted just yet.
Roland Gesthuizen

Surface: Is it 'Microsoft's iPad', or something else? | ZDNet - 3 views

  • Who would have thought starving partners of support would yield bad results?
  • For me, the Surface is a "Wordbook", a new device form-factor for running Word in ultra-portable, cloud-connected mode that also happens to be one degree away from a market ready post-PC tablet.

  • Does the market actually want a device that runs Office first, and does all the other tablet tasks second?

    Hardly.

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    "Now that I actually own an Surface, it's clear to me what it's about. Spoiler: it's not an iPad."
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    The very fact that people feel the need to make a comparison to the ipad proves that competitors lost
Rhondda Powling

How to Use Microsoft Word to Create an Ebook - PC Advisor - 3 views

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    If you are looking for a basic guide on how to prepare, edit and format your eBook inside Microsoft Word, here is an introductory guide.
John Pearce

Microsoft's Office Cloud Service Adds Features For Education Systems - Technology News ... - 2 views

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    Today saw the launch of Microsoft's Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite that is specifically aimed at schools and universities, replacing Live@edu, which will remain available for 18 more months to give its customers time to migrate into the newer software, writes Juan Carlos Perez for IDG News.
John Pearce

Microsoft Rolls Out Its New Tablet in Fine Apple Style | Open Culture - 3 views

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    This week, Microsoft rolled out its new tablet, simply called Surface, which gives you another way to enjoy our courses, movies, ebooks, audio books and the rest. In many ways, Surface resembles the iPad in its look and feel. And when it came to unveiling the tablet, Microsoft's execs couldn't think outside the box created by Steve Jobs. A video made by ReadWriteWeb makes that rather painfully yet amusingly clear….
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