miscellaneous news and article June 2014

Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations

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It’s been an interesting evening here in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. at the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation.

During his conversation with Walt and Kara, Satya discussed his views on how we’re evolving to a more personal, more human era of computing, and I had the good fortune to join Satya on stage to demo – for the the first time publicly – an exciting new capability we’re developing for Skype…..

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/05/27/microsoft-demos-breakthrough-in-real-time-translated-conversations.aspx

[Official Microsoft Blog]

Microsoft Office PowerPoint add-in: Office Mix

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Online lessons made simple
Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in….

https://mix.office.com/
[Office Mix]

Father-son developers create service that offers different languages in a single video

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There’s always been a certain je ne sais quoi about going to a foreign film. First, it absolutely confirms that you know how to read (kidding). But second, it implies that you can read between lines of dialog you don’t understand, and which are often minimally translated, to get the heart of a story….

http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2014/05/31/father-son-developers-create-service-can-different-languages-single-video/
[TheNextWeb news]

Group Video Calling Goes Free On Skype For Mac, Windows And Xbox One

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Skype introduced group video calling officially back in 2010, and offers support for up to 10 people, but the feature has been a premium service for paying customers since it exited beta. The group calling feature is now free, however, with Skype announcing general availability for everyone on Windows, Mac and Xbox One today.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/28/group-video-calling-goes-free-on-skype-for-mac-windows-and-xbox-one/

[TechCrunch News]

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