How OneNote 2007 helps ‘Halo’ game developer Bungie

Game developer Bungie is one of the biggest names in the computer and console gaming market. The Kirkland, Washington company has 140 employees and is best known for its trilogy of Halo games, which are among the most successful video game titles ever released. The most recent installment — Halo 3: ODST — currently holds the…

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Take OneNote to class!

Here in the hallways at Microsoft, there’s a particular utterance that can be heard with ever-increasing frequency: “Wow—I wish we’d have had something like OneNote back when I was in school…!” I’m one of the many people who feel this way. Aside from laptop computers and the Internet, OneNote is the one innovation that could have changed my…

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With shared notebooks, collaboration is not just a buzzword

Wikipedia defines “collaboration” as follows: “Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people work together toward an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature — by sharing knowledge, learning, and building consensus.”  Back in the 1980s, IBM may well have dubbed their revolutionary new machines…

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Besides Visual Studio, what’s a software engineer’s best friend?

On his blog titled “Progressive Development,” Microsoft software engineer James Waletzky chronicles the adventures of Motley and Maven, two fictional software developers who engage in an ongoing, entertaining dialogue about the best and worst practices of their profession. This week, Motley and Maven discuss developer productivity tools. While one is skeptical, the other points out how…

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