Bill Gates Talks About the Love of Learning

A few weeks ago, Bill Gates hosted an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) event at Reddit, an excerpt

Q: What do you do for fun? I find it hard to fathom how someone like you can just disconnect. Disconnect from the emails, calls, the media. All of it. What would be your definition of a chill and fun day?

A: I love playing tennis. I am an avid bridge player (a card game if you have not heard of it – it was more popular in the past!). I like to tour interesting things with my kids like power plants, garbage dumps, the Large Hadron Collider, Antarctica, missile Silos (Arizona),… I read a lot and watch courses (online or the Learning Company)…

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How to Allocate Resources in Microsoft Project

One of the most important but often overlooked parts of the project management process is allocating resources properly. Once a project schedule is created, it will usually have to be altered to avoid over-allocating a particular resource (for instance, a subcontractor), which will cause the schedule to be held up. Knowing how to allocate resources in Microsoft Project will help keep you in control of your project from start to finish.

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More Windows 8 Information

Some days ago we talk about the new Windows 8 interface, now, there is some new information about the next Microsoft’s operational system to share with you. At the new video,  Mike Angiulo took to the stage at Computex to show off a range of devices running Windows 8 and gave some details on the hardware design points.

The technical demonstration also highlighted the new operating system’s ability to work across both x86 and ARM-based architectures, with a variety of early prototypes shown running the new operating system. Microsoft and silicon chip makers AMD, Intel Corporation, NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. initially announced plans in January to work together on the next version of Windows.

“Our aim with ‘Windows 8’ is to make the user experience a natural extension of the device, from the time you turn on your PC through how you interact with the applications you know and love,” Angiulo said. “This represents a fundamental shift in Windows design that we haven’t attempted since the days of Windows 95, presenting huge opportunities for our hardware partners to innovate with new PC designs.”

The new user experience also extends to how applications will run on “Windows 8,” with controls naturally fitting into the device experience. Developers also will be able to use common Web technologies, such as HTML5 and JavaScript, to create applications for the PC, further easing integration and adoption.

via Next at Microsoft.

Microsoft shows up the new Windows 8 interface

Microsoft demonstrated some of the very Windows Phone-like interface overhauls coming to both tablet and desktop computers. The biggest change in Windows 8’s new interface is a start page that takes the place of the Start Menu, using the tile-based Metro UI that Windows Phone users have come to love. From there, you can quickly launch full-screen, HTML5-powered apps, switch between them, and even snap them to the sides of the screen for true, side-by-side touch screen multitasking.

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