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Microsoft Challenge for Change winners inspired by heartache and hope

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The winners will each receive $2,500 to kick-start their projects, a Windows Phone and the chance to serve as a Microsoft YouthSpark advocate, along with a leadership-development trip to Nicaragua that promises an unforgettable experience doing hands-on volunteer work. To learn about each of the winners, read the feature story. … Read more »

How OneNote helps education evolve

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OneNote is the next technology step in classroom education, allowing teachers to adapt lessons to students’ needs and students to take more ownership of their education, writes Michael Williams, a social science teacher at Weston Ranch High School in Stockton, California. … Read more »

The natural evolution of application performance management

Once upon a time, managing application performance meant asking a simple question: How is my app performing? Today, developers must ask a new question: How are my customers doing? The team at the Azure blog helpfully unpacks the evolution of application performance management, what this change means for developers and … Read more »

Follow the trail to help reclaim ‘Leo’s Fortune’

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Help Leopold the Fortunate – who happens to be a mustachioed ball of fur – track down the cunning thief who stole his gold in “Leo’s Fortune.” You’ll find 24 lush, hand-crafted levels that bring his journey to life as he travels through mossy forests, arid deserts, pirate cities and … Read more »

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