Outlook.com – Get going

Outlook.com is a free email service built to keep you connected like never before. Share your photos and videos more easily, manage your inbox effortlessly, and stay up-to-date with your friends no matter where they are—all from one place.

Learn more at http://www.tryoutlook.com.

FetchClimate: Building a Geographical Web Service

Retrieve global environmental data with the click of a button or a few lines of code

FetchClimate is a fast, free, intelligent climate data retrieval service that operates over the cloud to return only the climate data you need. FetchClimate can be accessed either through a simple web interface, or via a few lines of code inside any .NET program. FetchClimate is intended to make it easy for you to retrieve data for any geographical region, at any grid resolution: from global, through continental, to a few kilometres, and for any range of years (1900 – 2010), days within the year, and / or hours within the day. FetchClimate can also return information on the uncertainty associated with the climate data and data sources used to fulfil the request. When multiple sources of data could potentially provide data on the same environmental variable FetchClimate automatically selects the most appropriate data sources. Finally, the entire query you ran can be shared as a single url, enabling others to retrieve the identical data.

Try FetchClimate now!

Read more about the project on Microsoft Research.
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Cloud9 IDE: development-as-a-service

Cloud9 is a state-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime. A complete game-changer that will change the way we develop applications forever.

link ] [ twitter ]

Translator service update

For those that didn’t notice it: the Bing Translate or Microsoft Translator service has been updated.

There is also a mobile version available:

And if you didn’t know: you can do some basic translations inside Bing (non beta versions):

Enjoy ;)

twtdict: word definitions, anytime, anywhere

With the help of @tijsverkoyen:

twtdict New! twtdict replies will now be sent “via twtdict”! Fancy! Much thanks to @tijsverkoyen and his Twitter oAuth class! Exclamation point!

:)

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