Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games.

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game …

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students Category: Microsoft Research Submitted Date: 1/29/2010 Ideal for students in the classroom or at home, these downloads were selected in honor of National Computer Science Education Week 2009 and are o…

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students 

Category: Microsoft Research
Submitted Date: 1/29/2010

Ideal for students in the classroom or at home, these downloads were selected in honor of National Computer Science Education Week 2009 and are offered to the public free of charge. Explore some of the amazing things you can do with software in your home or school today.

Kodu
Kodu is an exciting new visual programming language designed to be accessible to children and enjoyable for anyone who wants to create cool games. It runs on Xbox, allowing rapid program design iteration by using only a game controller for input. A PC version is available in beta for schools.

Photosynth
Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of ordinary photos. Creating a “synth” allows you to share the places and things you love by using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world.

Robotics Developer Studio
Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) is a Windows-based programming environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Included is a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as templates, tutorials, and sample code to help you get started.

WorldWide Telescope
WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. Run it in a browser window or as a standalone application.

XNA Game Studio and XNA Creator’s Club Online
The XNA Creators Club Online is a community all about games made by you and creators like you. Create your games by using the XNA Game Studio, submit them for review by the Community, and sell them on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Games can be made for Xbox 360, Windows, and Zune.

Microsoft Office Add-ins for Scientists – Microsoft Research

Working with members of the research community and developers in the Microsoft Office Product group, we are developing a series of technologies for scientists???built on existing community protocols and practices???to advance semantic knowledge discov…

Working with members of the research community and developers in the Microsoft Office Product group, we are developing a series of technologies for scientists—built on existing community protocols and practices—to advance semantic knowledge discovery.

Setting Aviary Free

Excellent online image editor Aviary is now completely free. As of today, we have decided to make using Aviary’s suite of editing tools FREE for everyone.At Aviary, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to powerful creation tool…

Excellent online image editor Aviary is now completely free.

As of today, we have decided to make using Aviary’s suite of editing tools FREE for everyone.

At Aviary, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to powerful creation tools. We therefore chose our company mission to be We make creation accessible to everyone. Our powerful set of tools helps fulfill this mission by enabling small businesses, students, artists & creators across different genres.

As a business, we did need to bring in revenues to cover our costs and development and to accomplish this we created a tiered pricing plan for certain types of uses. Although this was financially successful for us, the side effect of this was that our tools and their features (in their full capacity), were not truly accessible to everyone.

The Data Liberation Front

Need data from Google Apps? The Data Liberation Front are your friends. The Data Liberation Front The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google…

Need data from Google Apps? The Data Liberation Front are your friends.

The Data Liberation Front

The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.  We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product.  We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to “liberate” their products.  This is our mission statement:

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games.

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game …

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students Category: Microsoft Research Submitted Date: 1/29/2010 Ideal for students in the classroom or at home, these downloads were selected in honor of National Computer Science Education Week 2009 and are o…

5 Amazing Downloads for Educators and Students 

Category: Microsoft Research
Submitted Date: 1/29/2010

Ideal for students in the classroom or at home, these downloads were selected in honor of National Computer Science Education Week 2009 and are offered to the public free of charge. Explore some of the amazing things you can do with software in your home or school today.

Kodu

Kodu is an exciting new visual programming language designed to be accessible to children and enjoyable for anyone who wants to create cool games. It runs on Xbox, allowing rapid program design iteration by using only a game controller for input. A PC version is available in beta for schools.

Photosynth

Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of ordinary photos. Creating a ???synth??? allows you to share the places and things you love by using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world.

Robotics Developer Studio
Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) is a Windows-based programming environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Included is a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as templates, tutorials, and sample code to help you get started.

WorldWide Telescope
WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. Run it in a browser window or as a standalone application.

XNA Game Studio and XNA Creator???s Club Online
The XNA Creators Club Online is a community all about games made by you and creators like you. Create your games by using the XNA Game Studio, submit them for review by the Community, and sell them on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Games can be made for Xbox 360, Windows, and Zune.

Microsoft Office Add-ins for Scientists – Microsoft Research

Working with members of the research community and developers in the Microsoft Office Product group, we are developing a series of technologies for scientists???built on existing community protocols and practices???to advance semantic knowledge discov…

Working with members of the research community and developers in the Microsoft Office Product group, we are developing a series of technologies for scientists???built on existing community protocols and practices???to advance semantic knowledge discovery.

Setting Aviary Free

Excellent online image editor Aviary is now completely free. As of today, we have decided to make using Aviary’s suite of editing tools FREE for everyone.At Aviary, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to powerful creation tool…

Excellent online image editor Aviary is now completely free.

As of today, we have decided to make using Aviary’s suite of editing tools FREE for everyone.

At Aviary, we believe that everyone in the world should have access to powerful creation tools. We therefore chose our company mission to be We make creation accessible to everyone. Our powerful set of tools helps fulfill this mission by enabling small businesses, students, artists & creators across different genres.

As a business, we did need to bring in revenues to cover our costs and development and to accomplish this we created a tiered pricing plan for certain types of uses. Although this was financially successful for us, the side effect of this was that our tools and their features (in their full capacity), were not truly accessible to everyone.

The Data Liberation Front

Need data from Google Apps? The Data Liberation Front are your friends. The Data Liberation FrontThe Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google …

Need data from Google Apps? The Data Liberation Front are your friends.

The Data Liberation Front

The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whosesingular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in andout of Google products.  We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product.  We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to”liberate” their products.  This is our mission statement: