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Microsoft Challenge for Change winners inspired by heartache and hope


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


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’


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 »