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Cortana to Japan: ‘Konnichiwa!’

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Beginning Tuesday, Windows 10 Insiders in Japan as well as Australia and Canada (English version) can download Cortana, who is not just a friendly voice but someone her creators say is the world’s first “meaningful” digital personal assistant. Cortana made her debut with Windows 10 in seven countries back in July, … Read more »

How to close: Top traits of great salespeople

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Movies and TV often portray salespeople negatively, but good salespeople are passionate collaborators who care about their products and customers. The Microsoft Dynamics Blog shares seven things that consistent closers do. … Read more »

Let Lumia help you on your next vacation

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Going somewhere this fall? Lumia can help you on your next vacation. Personal digital assistant Cortana can show you traffic, maps and flight times, and free apps can help you get around. They include Translator, which translates written and spoken words into different languages, and HERE Maps, which features offline … Read more »

Daydreams and dinocats: Superstar vloggers collaborate on Skype

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Millions of students are headed back to class, bringing with them backpacks and books, daydreams and imaginative doodles in the margins of crisp, lined paper. To tap into this unfettered back-to-school energy, Skype challenged some uniquely creative minds to collaborate on an imaginative video project. … Read more »

Webtrends content pack for Power BI helps deliver customer insights

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The Webtrends content pack for Power BI helps users monitor, analyze and visualize Webtrends’ customer data with Power BI’s dashboard and reporting tools for greater marketing success. Users can quickly track customer insights across Web, social, mobile and SharePoint channels. To learn more, go to the Power BI blog. … Read more »