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WSUS 3.2 End of Life Extends; Microsoft Rechristens ‘Health’ app as ‘Band’

Microsoft extended WSUS 3.0 SP2 (WSUS 3.2) support to coincide with the Windows Server 2008/R2 end of support date. Rebranded Health app as Band app on Android, Windows Mobile.

Healthcare Intelligent System Proof of Concept Demoed; U.S. Department of VA and Microsoft Signs Five-year Enterprise Agreement; Awards Top-Performing Dynamics Partners

Microsoft’s Windows Embedded team, Microsoft Innovation Center in Torino, Italy, and Microsoft HealthVault have collaborated with Freescale and Kontron developed an intelligent system proof of concept that seamlessly connects the Freescale home health hub reference platform, FDA-certified panel PCs, servers and in-home medical devices.

“The system enables patients to automatically relay medical data …

VPAID Ads Enabled Across Microsoft Advertising Network; GE Healthcare and Microsoft Completed Caradigm Joint Venture

VPAID ads are now enabled across MSN, MSNBC, and the Microsoft Advertising Video Network.

“VPAID stands for Video Player Ad-Interface Definition is an IAB-standard technology that dramatically enhances storytelling for video advertisers by letting people interact directly with the video ad, instead of just watching it,” posted Jennifer Creegan.

VPAID not …

“AARP Health Record” New Online Health Management Service Announced – Kaspersky Lab Moves to Microsoft Products

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AARP and Microsoft launched today “AARP Health Record,: a security-enhanced online service designed to help people over 50 manage and improve their health. “This new free tool enables users to enter, store and edit their personal health information in a central location and to share it selectively with caregivers, family members, …

Exergamers Wellness Club Uses Kinect and HealthVault to Improve Seniors’ Fitness

Microsoft alongwith the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Senior Services unveiled an innovative program called the “Exergamers Wellness Club,” which combines technology with exercise, overall health monitoring and evidence-based health education from Partners in Care.

“Seniors in the program use …

Microsoft and GE Joint Venture Now Called ‘Caradigm’, Forms Company Board

Microsoft and General Electric Co. on Feburary 13, announced that their 50-50 joint venture will combine Microsoft’s deep platform expertise with GE Healthcare’s experience in clinical and administrative workflow solutions, will now be called “Caradigm,” and will launch in the first half of 2012.

Microsoft also announced several developments …

Kinect Effect Reaches Hospitals, Helping Seniors, Growing Healthcare Apps

Since Microsoft launched Kinect for Xbox 360, the controller-free device has been adopted for a growing number of non-gaming uses, many of them in the healthcare field. Helping seniors is just one of a growing number of healthcare applications for Kinect.

Microsoft also revealed that it has sold a world-record 8 million Kinect …

50/50 Joint Venture Combines Microsoft with GE Healthcare for Global Healthcare System Transformation

Microsoft GE Healthcare JVMicrosoft GE Healthcare JVMicrosoft and GE Healthcare announced a new initiative aimed at improving healthcare quality and the patient experience. “The two companies are ge healthcare - microsoft jvge healthcare - microsoft jvcreating a joint venture that will combine Microsoft’s deep expertise in building platforms and ecosystems with GE Healthcare’s experience in clinical and administrative workflow solutions,” said Microsoft.

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Walt Disney Studios Movies Comes to YouTube; ‘YouTube and Photos’ Updates on Google TV; Bill Clinton, Bush, Bono and Alicia Keys Coming to YouTube on World AIDS Day

YouTube : LogoYouTube : LogoYouTune today received the hundreds of The Walt Disney Studios movies from Disney, Disney·Pixar and DreamWorks Studios. “Animated classic, Alice in Wonderland and the newly envisioned Winnie the Pooh, hits like Cars and Cars 2 all in one place,” revealed YouTube blog.

These titles join thousands of full-length feature films from …

Swedish Nonprofit Health System Implementing Microsoft Amalga

Swedish, the largest health system in the Greater Seattle area, plans to implement Microsoft Amalga, a health intelligence platform, to improve care coordination across organizational boundaries and help manage population health as patients move among care settings.

Microsoft said “Swedish also plans to use Amalga for population management, bringing together …

Avid Gamer Died from ‘Blood Clot’ After 12-hour Xbox Gaming Marathon

20-year old Chris Staniforth, a UK man has died from a blood clot after participating in a marathon 12-hour online session playing on his Xbox console. Chris, an avid player of popular games such as Halo collapsed after an interview at a JobCentre while telling a friend he’d been experiencing peculiar pains in …

Vicon’s Revue 3MP Digital Camera for Researchers Launching Next Month!

In Feb this year, UK-based Vicon made the technology dubbed “Vicon Revue” available to researchers who study Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that affect short-term memory loss. Now, in August, Vicon will release the next-generation camera, the Revue 3MP.

The camera, which is …

Infographic: The Potential of Digital Data

Too much information! The creation, transfer, and storage of global data has exploded in the Digital Age. As the infographic embedded below from GetSatisfaction shows, as the amount of digital data grows exponentially each year, “Big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition, and profit”. “Big data” refers to sets …

Microsoft and SUSE Renew Four-year $100 Million Interoperability Agreement

Microsoft and SUSE, announced a four-year extension of the groundbreaking agreement struck nearly five years ago between Microsoft and Novell for broad collaboration on Windows and Linux interoperability and support.

This relationship will extend through Jan. 1, 2016, with Microsoft committed to invest $100 million in new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates for customers …

Kinect Xbox 360 Helping Kids with Disabilities Playing Video Games

Kinect, launched last fall, has been dubbed a gaming game-changer. And for some youngsters who’ve never been able to play games before, it’s been a life-changer. In other words, Kinect’s controller-free gaming is helping children with disabilities play video games for the first time.

Avri Davis (left) …