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Birds-eye of Mount Everest Comes to IE10 – Microsoft’s Cloud-based C-TIP Help Fight Botnets

Microsoft’s new “Everest: Rivers of Ice,” HTML5 website through Internet Explorer 10 let experience breathtaking birds-eye views of Mount Everest.

The site is the result of a partnership between David Breashears and his non-profit GlacierWorks, IE team, Microsoft Research and the developers at Pixel Lab.

When you visit the site on IE10, you can take advantage of the browser’s special touch features, such as a “draw and zoom” gesture that lets you zero in to a specific area (say, a peak or basecamp on the mountain) just by drawing a quick circle around what you want to explore in more detail.

The site also uses the Microsoft Research platform Rich Interactive Narratives to bring the incredible visuals to life.

Experience it for yourself at www.glacierworks.org.

Taking it fight against botnets to the next level, Microsoft launches Cyber Threat Intelligence Program to help fight botnets.

Microsoft’s Orlando Ayala joined with the Secretary of State of Telecommunications and Information Society of Spain, Victo Calvo Sotelo, to announce an agreement for the Spanish CERT, INTECO, to become one of the first organizations to receive data from the Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP) cloud service.

By tapping into Microsoft’s vast cloud resources, we are now able to share “…information on known botnet malware infections with Internet service providers and computer emergency response teams (CERTs) in near real time. The new Windows Azure-based C-TIP will allow these organizations to have better situational awareness of cyber threats, and more quickly and efficiently notify people of potential security issues with their computers,” TJ Campana, director of security in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, writes.

Microsoft Interoperatbility team announced that the OASIS OData Technical Committee has recently approved Committee Specification Draft 01 (CSD01) of OData version 4.0 and has initiated a public review of OData v4.0 during May 3, 2013 through June 2, 2013.

OData v4.0 is expected to become an OASIS Standard in 2013.

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