One look at the future of computing from Microsoft, circa 2018-2023

  Here’s a link to Microsoft’s video of what the future could look like 5-10 years from now. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could pick up a can of screen paint at the home improvement store just as we have chalk board paint today? What’s interesting to me: you don’t see a beige box…

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Humour: A Fun Volkswagen Commercial featuring Darth Vader

A little humour today, just before Superbowl Sunday: this commercial from Volkswagen featuring a diminutive Darth Vader on a seemingly normal Saturday afternoon. I have seen our own son pull the same head fake at the end of the commercial when faced with a reaction to his use of The Force on our cat and…

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Winners from the Windows 7 72-Hour Film Festival

Of interest are the top films from the Windows 7 72-Hour Film Festival, held in Seattle last month. "Seattle-based filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a 30 second to 2 minute film celebrating the launch of Microsoft’s new Windows 7. Genres were picked from a hat (a different genre for each team) and the…

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Windows 7 available today, Kylie gets a new PC and other musings from GA-Day

Welcome to Windows 7 Release! OK, now you have your copy of Microsoft Windows 7. First, check that your PC will run it with Upgrade Advisor http://bit.ly/rP24L. And if you’ve got questions about Windows 7, look thru the posts from community experts on the Microsoft Answers site about Windows 7 (in 11 languages!) at http://bit.ly/ZbSp6…

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The latest Microsoft "Laptop Hunters" commercial: all it’s missing is a puppy

New in heavy rotation is the latest Laptop Hunter "You find it, you keep it" Microsoft PC television commercial… As Steve noted, this time Matt and Olivia are looking for a laptop under $700 and "Windows Photo Galley gets a high five in this ad and eventually they walk out with a HP dv7." As…

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Preview: Windows 7 Application Compatibility Roundtable Springboard Series Discussion Highlights

New on the Springboard Series Blog, highlights from the latest Virtual Roundtable on Application Compatibility for Windows 7. I’m looking forward to having the full programme posted online.           Video: VRT Promo Missed it? Well, here is a promo video of some of the highlights. Watch for details later this week here on where to…

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Video of the new Zune HD in action, courtesy of Gizmodo

On the news today is this blog post from the Seattle PI about how the folks at Gizmodo got a demo of the new Zune HD, "Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPod Touch, set to be released this fall". Zune HD Video Hands On from Gizmodo on Vimeo. Very cool. I do think that there is…

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Videos: Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates speak at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2009

A quick post: Of interest is the coverage and videos this week from the Microsoft CEO Summit 2009 this week at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, where our groups hosted more than 100 CEOs. This clip features Steve Ballmer as he "discusses the state of innovation in technology and future industry growth as IT…

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Video: Bill Gates on the importance of DreamSpark and the student community, courtesy of Max Zuckerman at Channel 8

Of interest is this video from last week from Max Zuckerman of Channel 8, speaking with Bill Gates on the importance of DreamSpark and the student community… You can find this video as well as Gates’ keynote on the Government Leaders Forum press site (the conference was last week). Tags: Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp., Microsoft…

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