Conserve Energy and Save Money With Microsoft Hohm

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Conservation has been a buzzword for several years, now, as our world’s resources are in greater demand than ever. At almost every turn, you can hear how and why we should cut down or find different ways of doing things. I am not yelling global warming nor am I here to argue for or against it (it is all a hoax). Rather my point is saving money and who doesn’t like saving money. Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with Hohm which is a product the directly looks to compete with Google’s PowerMeter. To get started go here and …

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Microsoft Desktop Player Provides A Method Of Learning

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If you live in the world of Information Technology I am sure that you have painfully came to the conclusion that learning is a never ending activity. In fact over the last decade technology has progressed so rapidly that I find it difficult to stay on top of learning activities. All one has to do is look at the history or Microsoft .NET and the progression of the framework. In a period of eight years .NET software engineers has seen a progression of the framework to that latest release of 4.0 which most likely will be discussed in detail at …

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Is Information Technology Salaries What It Once Was?

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Careers in information technology (IT) and the computer industry in general are typically among the fastest growing jobs and has been for a number of years. The field of information technology uses computers and computer software to manage and process data, and the technology is constantly evolving. IT careers span across many industries, including government, education, entertainment, and financial services. Although there is no single way to prepare for an IT career, a college degree, training, and possibly certifications can all help you land a job. Some may argue that IT related jobs just do not pay what they once …

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Eight Tips To Help Take Control Of Your Inbox

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No matter how you look at it email more often than not can be your nemesis. Don’t believe me? Take the time to track how much of your day is spent inside your inbox spending time that would best be served accomplishing real work. Now I am not saying that email is not important rather it is a wonderful communications tool but it is only as effective as one makes it. I would be willing to bet that in an eight hour day you will find that one hour or more is spent in email. Stop and ask yourself the …

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Creating Compelling User Experiences, Powered by the Cloud

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To enable developers to build immersive, cross-platform Web and mobile applications that use data delivered from the cloud, Microsoft also released SDKs for OData, an HTTP and Atom-based approach to data portability, for a number of languages and platforms including .NET, Java, PHP, Objective-C (iPhone and Mac) and JavaScript. In addition, Microsoft announced the second Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Microsoft code-named “Dallas,” an information marketplace powered by the Windows Azure platform, which provides developers with access to third-party datasets that can be consumed by Web and mobile applications. By making content and data available with an OData feed via …

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