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April 13, 2011

Mom 2.0 – Here we come!

Today we are heading to New Orleans—the land of beignets, street parties and Mom 2.0! If there is anything that I’m more excited about then fresh beignets, it’s the chance to meet the many talented women (and men!) who are participating in this year’s summit. This is our first time at Mom 2.0 and with the event sold out, I’m really looking forward to connecting with attendees to better understand their challenges and to think about the ways Microsoft technology can help them make sure they are marketing themselves and their blogging businesses in the best way possible.

We’ll be on-site this week to share our tools for making blogging easier, like the free Windows Live Writer, and helping bloggers stay organized with super-efficient communications tools like Hotmail (have you entered our Spring Cleaning contest yet? ). If you happen to be lucky enough to attend the event, please stop by the 2nd floor Acadia Suite to chat with us! We’ll be there every day from 8:30-5:30 with the Microsoft Office Team and some super cool Windows PCs to teach our favorite tips and tricks to make your blog shine.

If you aren’t able to attend Mom 2.0 but still want to play along with us at the event, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@KristinaLibby) as I’ll be tweeting live from the show. We’re also hosting a Mom 2.0 Scavenger Hunt online for a chance to win a new PC or netbook! For those who haven’t entered the Scavenger Hunt yet, these are the clues we have tweeted so far:

1. Scav Hunt: Embed a PowerPoint or Excel into a blog post. Tweet with the link! For details on how to do this, click: ^KL

2. Scav Hunt: True/false Office Web Apps help organize and streamline your business by creating and hosting online documents. #msftmoms2 ^KL

3. Scav Hunt Clue: To win 1 of 7 computers, download the One Note template and tweet your favorite section/feature. #msftmoms2 #mom2summit ^KL

4. Scav. Hunt Clue: Ben and Ryan explain screen resolution in their video series. What do they say? #msftmoms2 ^KL

5. Find the @Windows Facebook page and tweet the link to win 1 of 7 computers for our Scavenger Hunt! #msftmoms2 @office #mom2summit ^KL

6. New Scavenger Hunt clue: Explain Window’s Live Photo Fuse in less than 140. #msftmoms2 #mom2summit #giveaway ^KL

7. Clue #2: To enter, embed a PowerPoint or Excel into a blog post. Tweet with the link! #msftmoms2 Details: ^KL

8. First Clue: Tweet at us one of the coolest features of Windows Live Writer. Rules: ^KL #msftmoms2 #mom2summit

You don’t have to be a mom but you DO have to respond to @Windowsblog or @office and use the hashtag #msftmoms2 to be eligible to win!

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the conference and making new friends on Twitter. Do take a moment to say hi, ask about our tools and invite me out for a beignet!