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Cloud Computing: Microsoft & HP

New HP and Microsoft Agreement to Simplify Technology Environments
“HP and Microsoft Corp. today [13 Jan 2010] announced an agreement to invest $250 million over the next three years to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. This agreement represents the industry’s most comprehensive technology stack integration to date — from infrastructure to application — and is intended to substantially improve the customer experience for developing, deploying and managing IT environments.”

Video announcement: by Steve Ballmer (CEO Microsoft Corp)

Office 2010: Broadcast Slide Show

Broadcast your story online with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.  Here’s another extract from Microsoft’s “Getting Started” articles.

Don’t just present. Broadcast. Leading a PowerPoint 2010 presentation remotely is easy with Broadcast Slide Show:
1. On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click Broadcast Slide Show.
  Screenshot: Broadcast Slide Show
2. In the Broadcast Slide Show dialog box, click Start Broadcast.
3. Send the provided URL to attendees by clicking Send in E-mail or by copying and pasting the link.
4. Click Start Slide Show to begin your broadcast.
Access and edit documents virtually anywhere with
Microsoft Office Web Apps.
Screenshot: Save to Skydrive in Microsoft Office 2010
It takes just a few clicks to store and share your slide show online:
1. Click on the File tab in the upper left-hand corner to open Microsoft Office Backstage™ view.
2. Click Share.
3. Click Save to SkyDrive.
4. If you don’t yet have a Windows Live account, click the Sign Up link. Otherwise, click Sign In and sign in to your Windows Live account.
Once you’ve saved to the SkyDrive, you will be able to edit these documents using Office Web Apps

Office 2010: Web Apps

 Work and Share almost anywhere!
Want to update files on the go, or get input on a document from a friend or colleague? Microsoft Office 2010 and Office Web Apps make sharing documents and working remotely easy.
Share and share alike.
Whether through e-mail or online, Backstage view makes it easy to share documents and work together with others.
1. Click the File tab to open Backstage view.
2. Select the Share option.
3. You can either send your file as an e-mail attachment, or save it online, where others can view it with Office Web Apps.
Screenshot: Microsoft Office 2010 Backstage View
Take your work with you.
Office Web Apps are free online companions to Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and Microsoft OneNote 2010 that let you create, view, and edit documents from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection.* To start using your Office Web Apps, follow these steps:
1. In Word 2010, Excel 2010, or PowerPoint 2010, open an existing or create a new document.
2. Click the File tab to open Backstage view.
3. Click on Share and then Save to SkyDrive. SkyDrive is an online storage service that allows you to upload files to the Internet and access them from a Web browser.
4. Enter your Windows Live ID, or create a Windows Live account. If you use Hotmail, Messenger, or Xbox Live, you already have a Windows Live ID.
5. Save your document to an existing SkyDrive location, or create a new folder for it.
6. Visit, click on Documents, and then click on your filename.
7. You may be prompted to read and accept the terms of use. When you click Accept, you will be able to view, edit, and share your document online.
Screenshot: Skydrive
* An appropriate device, Internet connection, and Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser are required.
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