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United Way’s Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

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In the offices of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, it was whispered about, hoped for, tantalized—but none of us could ever see a way to do it. How could we capture the moment. Every year, United Way gives out Marian L. Heard Scholarships to a selection of incoming college students from Boston, […]

More Than Words: A Look at the Many Accessible Technologies at the UMass Amherst Public Library

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You may know that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a public library. What you probably don’t know is all of the forward-thinking technological gems inside. “UMass culture is about trying new things and taking risks,” Carol Connare, Director of Library Development & Communication told Microsoft New England. “Academic libraries are really changing.” Ethnographic studies […]

Staff Spotlight: Nana Essilfie-Conduah

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Name: Nana Essilfie-Conduah Hometown: London, England Job: Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) – Enterprise Client (Windows Intune) – IW Portal Years at Microsoft: 1 Favorite restaurant in the Boston area: Fire & Ice Last thing you Binged: Cortana vs Siri Something cool you’ve worked on recently: The Intune IW Portal mobile redesign. The portal serves […]

KSA Third Thursday: STEAM Expo with Microsoft

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Microsoft is pleased to be hosting the Kendall Square Association’s Third Thursday event tonight, June 19. In partnership with the Cambridge Expanded Learning (EL) STEAM Network, Microsoft New England and the Kendall Square Association will bring people and providers together to collaborate efforts to increase STEAM opportunities for Cambridge youth.  If you’re curious about STEAM […]