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Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism


A promising young developer, Schwaneke graduated from of one of the top gaming design schools in the nation. He also has Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum. His situation is far from an anomaly. An estimated 80 percent of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are unemployed, … Read more »

Take stock of your online habits, practices on Safer Internet Day 2016


Tuesday, Feb. 9 is Safer Internet Day, an international day of action to promote safer, more responsible use of technology and services, particularly among children and young people, writes Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer. In 2016, as with the last decade-plus of Safer Internet Days, Microsoft is taking … Read more »

‘Simian Flu’ update infects ‘Plague Inc.’


“Plague Inc.” is spreading a fresh kind of terror with its new “Simian Flu” expansion pack. In partnership with 20th Century Fox, this update is tied into the action from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and challenges you to handle a global pandemic at the same time a … Read more »

Microsoft tools can help partners tap into huge Internet of Things market


Internet of Things (IoT) technology holds enormous opportunities for businesses — and Microsoft partners are in a prime position to tap into this growing market right now. Windows 10 is already powering secure, connected devices collecting massive amounts of data, and the power of Azure analytics gives businesses valuable insights. … Read more »

How VICE News uses Skype TX for immersive storytelling


VICE News is known for its immersive, personal storytelling that invites its audience into a conversation. Helping it tell engaging stories is Microsoft’s Skype TX, a studio-grade system that enables integration of high-quality Skype calls into broadcasting. “Skype is helping us break down the fourth wall between ourselves and our … Read more »

How data visualization can help the modern finance leader


CFOs and finance leaders have more data available to them than ever before, bringing huge opportunities for those who harness it to improve the speed and accuracy of decision-making, writes Umran Hasan on the Microsoft Dynamics Blog. The future of successful data visualization starts with end-to-end visualization by establishing a … Read more »


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