By now you’ve likely heard about the announcement of our partnership with Nokia. I’m incredibly excited about its long-term potential and how it could enable us to innovate, differentiate, and combine strengths to build a new global ecosystem that creates opportunities beyond anything that currently exists today. We’re creating an entirely new ecosystem of possibilities for developers. For our part, Microsoft is first and foremost a platform company which means that nearly everything we do begins and ends with the developer community in mind. This deal is no exception. I want to share with you what I think this alliance means for Windows Phone developers.
In simplest terms, this alliance can dramatically increase the customer base for Windows Phones, and, by extension, your apps and games. This equates to both a larger and more localized consumer market for apps and games on handsets, as well as an acceleration of innovation in back-end services and core infrastructure. For example, Nokia already has strong relationships with operators in more than 190 markets. Nokia also manages an application marketplace that delivers 4 million downloads per day; a channel that will complement the existing Windows Phone Marketplace experience to bring Windows Phone developers and Nokia customers together. We will have more details to share about the marketplace strategy in the future, but our intent is to build upon the best of what both companies offer today.
READ THE ENTIRE POST @ Microsoft BLOG – What the Nokia Deal Means for Microsoft Developers
It’s over and the winner has been picked! Most likely you’re not the winning person, but you can enjoy all the top pics in a Windows 7 THEME – meaning you can have a screen saver with the best of the best submitted.
WINNING PHOTO – I guess you really can’t knock this picture it is amazing!
What a great contest for those in Photography course and the arts to get their work published for the world to see!
For those that have not used Microsoft Bing (Microsoft’s Google search)… Each day on BINGS home page they feature a single photo and anyone going to Bing will see it, they also have the option of going back in history to review previous shots.
You don’t have a lot of time, but this could be a great exercise (project) for your students. They need take a picture and edit it using photo gallery in a very creative way – you really need to take a read of the contest.
Photo Gallery is the best place on your PC to organize, edit and share your photos and videos with friends and family and social networks in the cloud. With that in mind, we’re looking for some breathtaking and stunning photos of clouds! We are looking for photos of clouds that somehow illustrate and show how Windows Live connects your PC to the cloud – but in a creative way of course! We then want to put one lucky winner’s photo of clouds on the homepage of Bing for the day! So send in your photos of clouds or anything that relates to clouds – rainbows, thunderclouds, airplanes, orographic clouds, etc. You can take pictures of landscapes, cities, objects, and just about anything so long as clouds are the primary focus of the image. FULL ARTICLE
***Districts have been picked*** CHECK OUT MY NEW POST – YOU STILL WANT TO VOTE IF YOU WHERE NOT ONE OF THE LUCKY 15!
What a great contest – You get your students involved and they learn at the same time. Putting together a multi-media presentation for a great cause – Your school! If this is done right, this can be a great life lesson for anyone that gets involved and invests time and effort to create.
We want to hear from teachers and students about what their school needs most. Look around your school and think about how it would benefit from winning $100,000.
Watch: What does your school need
What to do
Students can work in groups, classes, or even school-wide to write an essay and take pictures finishing the sentence “Our School Needs: ___________.” To enter:
- Write an essay (500 to 800 words)
- Take pictures (3 to 5 photos)
- Film a video (not required, but fun! Maximum of 3 minutes in length)
Who Can Enter
Any student or teacher from a K-12 school can enter. While students under 18 are encouraged to create the entry, a parent, legal guardian or a teacher must submit it.
What Could Our School Win?
Bing will award a quarter-million dollars, divided among four schools—$50,000 to three first-prize winners, and one $100,000 grand prize.
Take a look….
Bing REDU Aims to Galvanize National Education Discussion
REDU, a new Bing-powered website focusing on education, will help parents, teachers, students and education advocates learn more about the state of education, have conversations about education and take action to bring about change.