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Microsoft and Me

by habituallychic

06 . 09 . 11
As a blogger and interior designer, I use technology everyday but that doesn’t mean that I know what I’m doing.  I end up figuring out a lot of things as I go but always wish I had more help.  So when Microsoft contacted me about styling their upcoming Preview event and said they would help with my tech needs, I immediately said yes!  While you may buy your laptops, phones and other tech products in modern looking stores, you take them home to a space that looks a lot like my desk above.  Microsoft has started to work with designers including Trading Spaces designer and HGTV’s Design Star judge Vern Yip. You can read all about his recent Style Tips for Tech project with Microsoft on Apartment Therapy
The event that I am working on will introduce press to the latest products and accessories for the Xbox 360, Windows Phone and Windows laptop lines, in settings that look like the way you’d use them at home all styled by me.  Of course, as part of this I got to try out all the products myself. The one that I was the least excited about was the Xbox but the more I used it and learned what it could do, it became my favorite new product.  I thought it was all about video games, but did you know that you can use it to stream movies from Netflix and guide your yoga workout?  Neither did I!  I look forward to not only showing you photos of the event next week but also sharing some of the great tips and tricks I learned from the Microsoft team.  I’ll also be giving away some great new products so definitely check back for more details! 

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  1. Natasha June 9, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    WOW, what an opportunity!
    I can’t wait to hear more about your experience, we all need a little computer tech info and guidance from time to time!!

    Northern Light Blog

  2. Karena June 9, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    Now this is very exciting Heather!! Look forward to the fun results!! I can certainly use any tech help I can get.

    Art by Karena

  3. Heather June 9, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Guide your yoga workout? Please explain!

  4. Luciane at HomeBunch.com June 9, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    Ok… now, how chic is that? 😉

    Have fun and pass it on!

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  5. Cynthia Fox-Giddens June 9, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    What a great opportunity and Microsoft chose a wonderful interior designer. I know they will be pleased with your work. Congrats and good luck with this project!

  6. adria June 9, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Hi! I just recently started following your blog and I must say, so nice to read one that is text enriched! (by that I mean worthy of reading, not as in techy lingo)
    I started my blog not too long ago and would love your support as a follower!


    Looking forward to reading more Habitually Chic! xo

  7. Emily June 9, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    This is exactly what we all need! Congratulations on this exciting new opportunity!

  8. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ June 9, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    very cool babes – i’m starting use my “connections” now – i had all thes resources in front of me and never used them – NOT anymore!

  9. David June 9, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    I like it. 🙂

  10. Joseph the Butler June 9, 2011 | 8:29 pm

    It’s teaching old dogs new tricks–wonderful. I too am somewhat tech challenged but keep pushing myself into those areas in order to grow–and not get left behind.

  11. Sam Flowers June 9, 2011 | 9:10 pm

    And I thought all Interior Decorators used Apple 🙂

  12. Caucau June 10, 2011 | 12:24 am

    What a wonderful blog. Starting following you. xoxo

  13. JWK June 10, 2011 | 12:58 am

    Please, do tell!!

  14. sandrajonas.com June 10, 2011 | 2:05 am

    Please tell me your desk is not always this neat!!!
    What a fabulous opportunity. Congratulations! Look forward to all the tech information you will share.

  15. mary June 10, 2011 | 10:17 am

    The technical battle rages daily–but I am definitely getting more savy. Although I use a Mac, any pointers that you glean will be welcome. Mary

  16. Jane Kilpatrick Schott June 10, 2011 | 10:44 am

    Smart folks at Microsoft getting someone who works with their goods and is visual. I will be interested to learn what the corporate world thinks of a designer’s demands on their products.
    Nice job!

  17. Sherri Blum, CID June 10, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Congrats, Heather! This is a great opportunity and sounds like a lot of fun!

  18. Sherri Blum, CID June 10, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Sam brought up a question I’ve had…what computer do most designers use? I always thought it but only because hubby could get them through his employer at a discount) but am hearing more are now using hp. Would be interesting to do a survey to see what people are using and what software they find most useful with their chosen system.

  19. First House on the Right June 11, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Congratulations, sounds like a great challenge 🙂 Looking forward to the pictures. Nicolex

  20. Pablo June 12, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    Whoa! Congratulations! =D I’m really glad for you! =)

  21. Brillante Interiors June 14, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Congratulations Heather. This will be a fun project leading to many more!