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Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin did this 1 hour a day, 5 hours a week. Why you should do it too.
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How Handwritten Notes Make You More Influential

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Find out how handwritten notes can help you stand out from the crowd and create unique communication that can last much longer than a text message.
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Great idea!!!  I have used hand written follow up cards successfully for years.  Many of the newer PC's even allow for hand written emails.
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Buy Microsoft Band - Microsoft Store

Buy Microsoft Band - Microsoft Store | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
Achieve your wellness goals and stay more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance with Microsoft Band.
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Your Digital Life: Don't be a Facebook 'loser'

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USA WEEKEND columnist Steven Petrow offers advice about digital etiquette.
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Bumph or brilliance? Finding the place for Cloud in your business - TechNet UK Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Bumph or brilliance? Finding the place for Cloud in your business - TechNet UK Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
Useful Microsoft Server and Tools, tips & resource for IT professionals including daily news, downloads, how-to info and practical advice from the Microsoft UK TechNet team, partners and MVP's
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"Mobile first, Cloud first" build for the future today!

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Microsoft turns Bing search results into conversations

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Microsoft is rolling out a new feature to its Bing search engine today: conversations. It’s not quite the Cortana digital assistant just yet, but if you search for queries like "who is the...
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10 Signs That You've Found Your Calling

Searching for your true calling in life is a personal, unique endeavor, but there are recognizable signs that you have managed to identify it.
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Why the C-suite don't 'get' social media marketing - and how to change that - NevilleHobson.com

Why the C-suite don't 'get' social media marketing - and how to change that - NevilleHobson.com | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
Reputational risk, return on investment and a lack of experience are barriers to social media adoption in the boardroom
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Yammy: The first blue plush tech mascot…in space - The Fire Hose

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A recently released video that shows Yammer’s plush blue mascot soaring above the earth has generated all kinds of interest on social media. The Yammer [ ...]
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Partner Beware: 6 Pieces of Bad Cloud Advice -- Redmond Channel Partner

The transition to cloud is tough for the Microsoft channel. Some cloud 1.0 pioneers who survived to be cloud 2.0 veterans share their tales from the trenches about strategies that sounded smart at the time, but could have cost them their businesses if they hadn't been nimble.
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Ikea Has Found A Brilliant Way To Help Homeless Animals Get Adopted

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Ikea is placing life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless animals in its showrooms.
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Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies - Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
This book explores the sources and dynamics of social opposition to innovation. It:

Explains the roots of resistance to new technologies - and why such resistance is not always futile
Draws on nearly 600 years of economic history to show how the balance of winners and losers shapes technological controversies
Outlines policy strategies for inclusive innovation to reduce the risks and maximize the benefits of new technologies

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Microsoft brings Surface, Lumia to Special Olympics in multimillion dollar partnership

Microsoft brings Surface, Lumia to Special Olympics in multimillion dollar partnership | Neemann's News | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced a three-year multimillion dollar partnership to contribute devices and cloud technology to the Special Olympics in a bid to modernize the non-profit's technology. As part of the deal, Microsoft will provide 800 Surface tablets and 1,200 Lumia smartphones to the organization to track events at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles in addition to a financial donation...
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10 Business Development Techniques to Grow Sales Fast

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The economy is starting to heat up. Here's how to ready your company for the upswing.
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Gartner names Microsoft a leader in Four Magic Quadrants - Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products
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Bezos's law signals it's time to ditch the data center

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According to “Bezos’s law,” a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero’s Greg O’Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers will only widen over time.
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12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

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Jay Z didn't become worth $520 million by only wanting it five out of seven days of the week. Read the top 12 weekend habits of highly successful people.
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10 Things Unhappy People Do That You Shouldn’t Be Doing

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Are you acting like a unhappy person? Read on to learn what unhappy people do, which you could be doing.
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Do the best you can, Be honest with yourself, and Enjoy the present!!! 

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Zebra, NFL up ante on player stats via RFID system | ZDNet

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RFID transmitters will be placed inside shoulder pads to track player position, speed and distance during Thursday Night Football games.
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20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

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Good for board members, homeowners, and...well...anyone looking to manage their time just a little bit better!

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Fairly standard time management tips but always worth reminding yourself of them.

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Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features

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Microsoft formally unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 Update early Wednesday morning, confirming features such as Start screen folders, sandboxed apps, and even a handy VPN function for surfing over public Wi-Fi connections.

Those who opted in to the Developer Preview will be able to download the update next week; otherwise, consumers with stock Windows Phone 8.1 devices will have to wait a couple of months until it can be formally tested and deployed by carriers. 

Sources had revealed previously that the update, known formerly as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, wouldn’t be earth-shattering. But there’s enough there that it should be a must-have for Windows Phone owners, as evidenced by a blog post authored by Joe Belfiore, the Microsoft vice president in charge of Windows Phone.

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The flashiest feature, but not necessarily the most useful, is the ability to combine Live Tiles into folders on the Start screen by dragging one on top of another (above). On Android or iOS, this collects the icons into a neat pocket, preserving screen real estate. On Windows Phone, the folders—dubbed Live Folders—act more like a group, with the Live Tiles of the individual apps preserved within.

As you might expect, the update will give Microsoft’s Cortana additional functionality, including new natural language scenarios, snooze times for reminders, and fun additions to her personality, such as requests to "do an impersonation." Microsoft also added the ability to make Cortana hands-free, by adding the ability to “call Cortana” from a car’s contact list.

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In China, Cortana is known as Xiao Na.

Cortana will also be launched in China (known there as “Xiao Na”) with local information on celebrities, air quality, and other Chinese specifics. The United Kingdom, where Cortana will also debut, will lend Cortana a proper English accent, plus Premier League info and other local color. Canada, India, and Australia will also be allowed to try Cortana via an “alpha” program, Belfiore said.

New features designed for productivity...

To date, Windows Phone has prioritized productivity, with nifty little features added to Windows Phone such as the ability to automatically connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots, and to share private Wi-Fi SSIDs and passwords automatically with your trusted friends.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update takes this a step further, by allowing you to set up VPNs to securely pass information through those public hotspots, without permitting them to see what you’re actually asking. At press time, it wasn’t clear whether the VPN service will be Microsoft supplied, or simply a framework to connect to a Cisco or other VPN provider. Regardless, VPN support will be certainly welcomed by consumers and businesses alike.

Some reports also say that Microsoft's new Windows Phone update will support gargantuan seven-inch displays, with screen sizes up to 960-by-540. Belfiore didn't specifically confirm this in his blog post, however, or the reports that the update would support interactive screen covers and cases.

Likewise, Microsoft highlighted one feature designed specifically for businesses: Apps Corner, a step halfway toward encrypting your entire phone at the behest of your employer’s IT department. Apps Corner provides a special sandboxed repository where you can store apps. Businesses can also use Apps Corner to boot immediately to one specific app, turning a Windows Phone into a specialized device for tasks like inventory management.

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Windows Phone users may also find features like the ability to mass delete and forward SMS messages useful. (In the Windows Phone mail application, a “checkbox” icon allows you to quickly select multiple messages for forwarding and deletion.) And a Windows Store icon will cycle through the latest apps available in the Windows Store, on a six-hour rotating basis.

...And just plain fun

Finally, Microsoft added an update to the Xbox Music app, just for fun, a feature that some have hoped for over the past few months. 

“From background sync of your collection, to swipe to advance, the product has been continually adding features in every two weeks for the past few months,” Belfiore wrote. “And in the coming month, there will be a 'quickplay' of recent playback activities, and support for Kids Corner. Some of these features/improvements are already there in the latest Xbox Music app with the Windows Phone 8.1 release, but some (Live Tile in particular) are specific to the Windows Phone 8.1 Update.”

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The new Xbox Music app, running under Windows Phone 8.1 Update.

Microsoft revealed the update at a developer conference in Beijing.

While Windows Phone 8.1 Update may not be an update that sends consumers rushing to the stores, it does look like it will add some useful features. Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks when we’re able to try it for ourselves.

 

 

 


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