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Tried to capture a bit of everything that's going on around #Windows10  here at Dell this week (#iwork4dell), so today's post got a little long. TL;DR version = it's here, we've got videos and an infographic to help with upgrades, and we're throwing a party to celebrate in Chicago (so, if you're in town, stop by and say HI!).
It's here! Windows 10 has officially launched, six months after we first shared how Dell was preparing to enter the next era with Microsoft, and just a bit over a month from when we started taking pre-orders, and one day after we actually started shipping Windows 10-installed devices!
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Really enjoyed the research to write today's post. Cool immersive, virtual tour of a cave with a doline that's almost as big as the roof of the Superdome. (although, actually getting to go on the expedition to write about it would have been even cooler ;) ) ‪#‎iwork4dell‬ #SonDoong360 +Martin Edström 
The wind is roaring and howling at the entrance of a black hole into which you are about to descend. As you repel down into the cave, the opening of light disappears in the distance. Suddenly you're at the end of your rope standing in pitch darkness, only able to see the 20-30 feet in front of ...
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Did you know Dell has an Internet of Things lab? Two, actually! My latest post shares videos +Barton George shot inside our Santa Clara location. #iwork4dell #IoT  
It feels like we've published a lot of posts on Direct2Dell lately about the Internet of Things (IoT); but, Gartner predicted that 4.9 billion connected “things” would be in use this year, and that the number would grow to 25 billion by 2020. With that kind of scale in mind, our posts on an IoT ...
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It's been a while since I had time to write my own post for Direct2Dell, and even longer since I got around to sharing one here, but today's post was actually more than a year in the making... +LinusTechTips #iwork4dell
Last year when I saw the video where Linus Sebastian of LinusTechTips had accidently left his XPS 12 out in the rain, I thought to myself “that would be a cool Direct2Dell post.” But before I ever got around to actually writing it, Sebastian went and did it again! Except this time it was an XPS ...
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If you're looking for something cool to watch online this afternoon when you're ready for the weekend before it officially gets here... sneak a peak at this neat 4-episode movie now on YouTube. (brought to you by Dell and Intel #iwork4dell) #WhatLivesInside  
There's a holiday weekend coming up in the U.S., but you won't need the extra day off to watch all four episodes of What Lives Inside, now available on Inside Films. Originally released exclusively on Hulu, this social movie is a joint effort of Dell and Intel, but truly the creation of ...
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My recap post from recent travels to speak at #CollisionConf #iwork4dell
 
Pursuing a startup? Thousands of entrepreneurs and small companies vied for attention at this year's Collision show. Here's a recap: http://del.ly/62627rip

Sister event to Web Summit, this tech conference drew big crowds in this its 2nd year. And with all the resources for entrepreneurs available today, there may have never been a better time to build your own business.

#collision #entrepreneurship
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#EarthDay may have passed, but sustainability is something we think about year-round at Dell. My latest Direct2Dell post recaps highlights from some of the speakers we had on campus this week, including +Ron Garan. (and yes, #iwork4dell)
The phrase “going off the grid” brings to my mind a cabin deep in the woods and very little contact with the outside world; but, rather than living on the edge of society it could mean “computing at the edge.” Edge computing refers to many different possibilities, but in general it pushes ...
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#iwork4dell  so big day today :-)
 
Mashable compiles Windows 10 reviews. Spoiler alert: 19 thumbs up, 1 thumbs down. Take your pick of our Windows 10 systems: http://del.ly/6261BEIKX which started shipping yesterday so they'd be in customer hands today!

+Mashable article: http://del.ly/6267BEIKd
Our Win10 press release: http://del.ly/6269BEIK5
Dell Cares hands-on mini-video playlist:  http://bit.ly/1LIqwpD 
The Windows 10 update has been set loose on the world, and the reviews are rolling in.
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It's been a great machine so far (we've only had it a couple of months.)  We went as long as we could without a full fledge computer in the house, a couple of years in fact, but eventually we had to break down and get one.  We did a lot of research and the Dell won in the end.
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Published Dell's (and my) first post on Medium today! #iwork4dell  
How Dell is helping build our sustainable future off the grid, on the grid and at the edge of computing.
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I love Medium as a blogging platform. But, I find I'm getting more traction on LinkedIn Publishing.
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I may not be Sheldon Cooper, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the fact that my employer is playing a part in pushing particle physics forward. ‪#‎Iwork4Dell‬ and there's more on that in my latest Direct2Dell post about +CERN. #RestartLHC
I always enjoy surprising people when I tell them that the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) is what brought me to Texas. Particle physics is not my area of expertise no matter how many episodes of Big Bang Theory I've watched; but, ever since that graduate school co-op in the SSC's library, ...
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Dell announced its first-ever #SocialGood Advocate recently, and my latest Direct2Dell post takes a look at just what this new role means for the man tapped to fill it, +Adrian Grenier#iwork4dell   #legacyofgood  
You may have seen the recent announcement of our first-ever Social Good Advocate Adrian Grenier and wondered just what it means to take on that role. The actor told a group of us gathered to hear more last Friday, that to him it presents a unique opportunity to affect positive change.
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Accredited Business Communicator
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  • Dell Inc.
    Chief Blogger for Direct2Dell.com, present
  • Dell Financial Services
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • PepsiCo Food Systems
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Austin, TX
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Goodwill, West Carroll, Louisiana - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Dallas, Texas
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Accredited Business Communicator @ Dell
Introduction
Laura P. Thomas has been part of the Dell team for 13 years in a variety of corporate communications, online and marketing roles. Currently, she is Chief Blogger for Direct2Dell.
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Profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of "Austin Woman Magazine"
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  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Louisiana - Monroe
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Pevehouse