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Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. It is described as “an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” Innovation Social Learning Microsoft So.cl

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. The Internet was inundated with articles analyzing the impact of the transaction, valued at 26.2 believe the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn could have 4 major implications for the corporate world. Microsoft could come up with an integrated talent management platform.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

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Topic 2: How do poor reviews of Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 affect the future of Microsoft? For many companies, it’s hard to imagine a work world without Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. However, Microsoft’s recent product launches have yielded disappointing results. There is no doubt the internet affects the way we consume content.

Microsoft Office: 2013 Open for Preview

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  Microsoft announced its latest version of Microsoft Office  and opened it for  customer preview. While it does not improve many application features, Office 2013 does clarify what Microsoft plans to do in the cloud to compete with Google's cloud services.  And what about Mac? Don't worry, I'm confused too!)

What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

Learning and Working on the Web

“Cisco believes that many organizations are already experiencing the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networked connection of physical objects. The Internet of Everything is the next step in the evolution of smart objects—interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. – Cisco on Slideshare.

Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning

ZaidLearn

As far as I know, his formula to create learning content is quite unique: Microsoft Paint is his blackboard (Who needs PowerPoint?), Well, you still need a computer device and Internet (unless the content is downloaded), but it would still be a great start. Audio upload alternative: Internet Archive ). which he uses to draw and illustrate step-by-step what he is explaining.

Should You Update Your Internet Browser? (Hint: Yes!)

OpenSesame

Often when we encounter learners who are having trouble accessing our courses, it is as a result of Internet browser issues. mean, yes, I knew that a browser is what you use to access the Internet, but I didn’t know much beyond that.) Browsers also affect Internet speed and how new technology is displayed. For example, Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 (even though it still runs on certain operating systems). And after January 12, 2016, Microsoft will end support Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence

eLearningMind

Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Echo; and Google is looking for Google Home to be the next big thing in artificial intelligence. Where Apple (and Microsoft and Amazon, for that matter) fall short is that their AI requires human prompts to work. If Apple can develop a way for Siri to anticipate learning applications based on say, a learner’s location or Internet searches, the game is on: other tech companies would have to struggle to tap into a custom, personalized learning ecosystem that allows access to in-the-moment information. The Race is On.

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hate weblove it! It’s irreverent, it’s cheeky, it’s self-deprecating.

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hatelove it! It’s irreverent, it’s cheeky, it’s self-deprecating.

Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Social Learning

When verbally describing performance support I have referred to it as a Microsoft-Help- that-actually-works.  I don’t know about you – but I have used Microsoft Help only a couple of times and it is a very frustrating exercise.  performance support EPSS Microsoft Help mobile applications mobile learningLearners will give up.  They are frustrated. What they need is access. 

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

SharePoint and Assessment

At the time was I was working in an academic environment where Microsoft was neither popular, nor a particularly good fit for such an heterogeneous technology environment. SharePoint was a natural choice for developers who were already using a Microsoft platform to work on and who wanted to develop a website. Interestingly, the expectation that Microsoft technologies tend to be adopted by the core IT department and pushed out to (sometimes reluctant) departments has not been the norm. So why was I surprised? The experience of SharePoint seems to be the reverse.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. think the ability of people to solve their own problems has increased dramatically with the internet, and instructional designers need to go with that flow. ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an  internationally recognized speaker and writer  dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Whereas WordPress, Blogger or any other blog site is set up so that you are swiftly blogging on the internet, SharePoint creates a natural environment for blogging within an organization. Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePointThis, when you stop to think about it, is revolutionary.  If you are a coding junkie, you can do a lot more.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Whereas WordPress, Blogger or any other blog site is set up so that you are swiftly blogging on the internet, SharePoint creates a natural environment for blogging within an organization. Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePointThis, when you stop to think about it, is revolutionary.  If you are a coding junkie, you can do a lot more.

Gamification in ACTION

Learnnovators

Elevation of Privilege – a card game developed at Microsoft to help developers learn threat modeling (security vulnerability analysis) in a gameful way. It will also amalgamate further with the power of other emerging technologies such as Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), providing us with more powerful gamified experiences. Karl Kapp. Surveys. What is the future?

Unified Organizational Strategy

The Peformance Improvement

This cartoon by Manu Cornet first made the internet rounds a couple of years ago but still has relevance today. It appeared again in a recent issue of The New York Times business section as part of a story about the reorganization of Microsoft. . Leadership Organization Culture Teamwork Adam Bryant Manu Microsoft organization chart scorecard trust The problem is trust.

Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Kineo

So, I know you've probably only just got over the news that Microsoft were dropping support for Windows XP - but I'm afraid to say I've got more bad news for you on that front: Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version. This is scheduled to happen on 12th January 2016 , which if you are paying attention to your calendar, is just around the corner.    .

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

According to Microsoft and an article  published online by Time , we now lose our concentration in a mere  8 seconds. "   According to the article, "Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds." Of course not, that would be silly. 15 seconds! Does

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I’ve been with Microsoft. Where do you see SharePoint being used in Education? In the UK, over 80% of universities are using SharePoint. think that’s changing.

Skills of Gamers, Microsoft Build Keynote, and Compliance Training: This Week on #BLPLearn

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Microsoft Build Keynote. Watch Microsoft’s Three-hour Build Keynote in Just Nine Minutes. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones. Both Microsoft, Google, and Facebook would not be as successful as they are today if they hadn’t succeeded in both of these. Microsoft is more than just an OS provider. In 2011 alone, for example, Microsoft reported more than $50 billion in cash reserves. More importantly the ones that we know.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Touchscreens, Developing HTML5 Apps and March Madness Apps

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Microsoft seems to be spending more money and talking about R&D more than anyone these days. What do you think of Microsoft’s increased R&D efforts? Microsoft is Talking About the Future A lot. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Ted S. Warren/Associated Press. March Madness!

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Unless you’ve been buried so deep in an e-learning project you haven’t come up for air, you’re probably aware that Microsoft released to consumers the new version of Office last week. I’ve heard a lot of questions about the different versions and purchase options, so I thought I’d try and clear up some of the confusion surrounding the new Office suite. Most questions about the new Microsoft Office sound something like this, “Are Office 365 and Office  2013 the same thing? Are you buying the new Microsoft Office? If not, what’s the difference?” The price? But should you?

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. From what we can tell, the main reasons for this move by Microsoft is three-fold. If you are feeling the void of Microsoft’s Clipart Library, overcome these challenges by subscribing to the eLearning Template Library.

Internet Safety: Educational programs for parents and kids

Take an e-Learning Break

12% of 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something on the internet… however, 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online are not aware of this. Here are some safe Internet resources I found - please share them with your children, family and friends.We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online. link] AT&T's Safety Land is a nice game through which kids learn and practice recognizing danger on the Internet. I recently read a Facebook entry by one of my “tween” relatives that disturbed me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. No, Google is. They have collaborative Apps, tons of free services and they let developers/anyone run freely with their widgets. Theyre letting the world help them create new revenue models - but then ensuring that theyre everywhere.and they really ARE everywhere. eLearnin.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

Microsoft Surface

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It has possibilities such as gaming, co-authoring, sharing, Internet access, multimedia and rich interactive application development. Amazing is the word to describe it. Please do visit it at Surface. This is really much much more than a touch screen. It recognizes physical objects like digital cameras, mobile phones and Zunes and enables sharing of files and data between them. It allows you to use your hand movement to perform routine actions and use smart applications that can exchange information. Innovations classroom learning surface

Which Internet browser is best for learning professionals?

Learning Journeys

Perhaps the question should be, “ What is your favorite Internet browser? ”   And the logical follow up:   “ Why? ”. I've tried a number of browsers over the years, but I always came back to “old reliable” Internet Explorer.   My primary reason for sticking with Microsoft's Internet Explorer all these years was simply that I could depend on it to render web pages correctly. According to Market Share , 72.22% of all Internet browser usage for the third quarter of 2008 belonged to Internet Explorer. I realize that's a loaded question.

Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning

ZaidLearn

As far as I know, his formula to create learning content is quite unique: Microsoft Paint is his blackboard (Who needs PowerPoint?), Well, you still need a computer device and Internet (unless the content is downloaded), but it would still be a great start. Audio upload alternative: Internet Archive ). used to use ScreenVideoRecorder($20) and Microsoft Paint (Free).