Microsoft Home Magazine: Articles, Tips + Tools for Better Living - Updates for the Week of January 27, 2006

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How to share files between the office and home, get the party started with karaoke and book a ski trip online. Amazing stories from everyday readers, free downloads of Microsoft programs and helpful product information.

Busy families are always looking for new ways to do more with less time and the home computer is proving to be a useful tool for more than just word processing. Check out all of the new articles, tips + tools on Microsoft Home Magazine ( this week that are helping keep families connected, organized and having fun.

Work it! Take files between the office and home: Advice and tips for efficient telecommuting.

Get the party started with karaoke: How to use Windows Media Player to set up a karaoke singalong and how to use your Xbox as another means of enjoying karaoke with Xbox Music Mixer.

Hit the slopes! Book a ski trip online: Where to look on the web for ski packages, resort websites and advice for booking vacations online.

Amazing Stories: How a reader was able to use Internet Explorer and Windows Messenger to find and reconnect with long lost friends and family.

Free Downloads: Seven different Windows XP programs people can download for free from Microsoft Home Magazine's downloads page featuring The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and Lookout v 1.2 among others.

About Microsoft Home Magazine

Microsoft Canada created Microsoft Home Magazine to show visitors how to do new things and simplify everyday tasks with their computer. It is a place where users will find home computing articles and tips—from design and décor to computer crafts to surfing the web—in one place. Updated every Monday, our articles are designed to help accomplish something on a computer right away– without having to spend time reading long manuals or searching for information. Visit

About Microsoft Canada

Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Co. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has 10 regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Visit Microsoft Canada's web site at

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Monica Roddey