Posts Tagged: microsoft

My Cup of IT: MAVIS

By Steve O’Keeffe — Who strummed the banjo and sang? “Dressed in colors pink and pleasant, Glows in the dark ‘cause it’s iridescent” Yes. It’s Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. How many times have you struggled to find a movie line? Microsoft is fixin’ to help out. Have you heard about MAVIS? That’sRead… Read more »

LiveBlog: Microsoft’s Secret Product Event Reveals That They Are Going To Compete With Apple: Surface vs. iPad

Start at the bottom and read up. 4:56 pm: Ballmer is thanking Steven and Mike and Panos and their teams. “I was asked in the last few days here, “Why now?,” Ballmer says. “We took the time to get Surface right, and create something special. Because of windows 8 the Surface is a PC andRead… Read more »

Xbox Kinect Applications To Health And Medicine

Chris Niehaus (Washington, DC) — It’s not quite the technology from Minority Report, but in some ways it’s even better (no gloves!): Some time ago, Microsoft has launched a new entertainment product named Kinect for the popular Xbox 360 gaming platform. The launch involved an unusual amount of fanfare, including a massive Times Square eventRead… Read more »

Windows XP Support Ending in 2014: Will You Be Ready?

This is the third post highlighting findings from the Quest Software report, Taking a New Approach to Application Compatibility in Windows 7 Migrations: New Solutions Ensure Application Compatibility During Operating System Upgrades. The report provides valuable insights for IT administrators. You can view my first blog post here and second here. The report provides someRead… Read more »

Top 5 Skills Needed to Advance Your Career

With the Baby Boomers exiting the workforce, the next generation of the workforce is preparing to take on more leadership roles. Entering leadership roles means new responsibilities will emerge for employees. I’ve identified five core skills needed for future leaders, and skills that will be needed to advance your career. I’ve listed my five skillsRead… Read more »

Learn Best Practices, Tips & Tricks at the Free Microsoft Virtual Summit

Register Today for the Free Microsoft Virtual Summit Over the last few months, the GovLoop community has had some great posts on innovation in government. Now is the time for innovation in government – with increasing budgetary constrains, growing fiscal austerity and the prospects of deep budget cuts, the public sector is called to findRead… Read more »

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business Cloud Showdown – Part 3: TeamSite vs. Google Sites

One of the more potent applications in both Office 365 and Google Apps is their intranet application. Microsoft’s offers TeamSite ─ hosted SharePoint; and Google’s, typical of their imaginative naming conventions ─ “Sites”. These apps differ fundamentally from standard web development environments in two ways. 1) In addition to text and graphics, SharePoint and SitesRead… Read more »