I’ve got loads of excitement from Microsoft for you today including FREE summer camps for kids and a special deal in honor of the opening of the new Microsoft store in North Star Mall here in San Antonio! Read on for loads of tech love!

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FREE Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps:

Microsoft is offering free summer camps for kids in local Microsoft stores. These free weekly in-store camps are broken up into two age groups for Jr. Designers (recommended for ages 8-10) and Designers (recommended for ages 11-13). Classes include: Smart Game Coding, Smart Game Designing, Smart Movie Making and Smart Photo Taking. Click here to register.


New Microsoft Store Opening June 5 At North Star Mall:

Microsoft will open a new specialty retail store at North Star Mall on June 5. Locals are encouraged to come out to the new store (located between Armani Exchange and Coach) to take advantage of a one-day-only deal on Surface and Dell tablets: Surface 32GB tablet for $199 or a Dell Venue Pro 32GB for just $99. This offer is limited to one per customer while supplies last.


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1: During times of disaster, social media and texting are quick and effective ways to communicate with friends and family. Use Microsoft’s HelpBridge, that helps people connect with one another, and with volunteer and donation opportunities, during any type of disaster. HelpBridge is a free cross-platform mobile application (Windows, Android, iOS) that provides you with the ability to send status updates to pre-selected contact groups via email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook. Through your phone’s GPS capabilities you can also choose whether to share your location in your alerts. Windows Phone | Android | iOS


2: One of the best ways you can weather the storm is to prepare for it. Microsoft Excel offers several free templates, including emergency contact lists and family emergency plans. Remember to plan for senior citizens and pets in your household, and communicate this plan to family and friends so they are aware. Your plan can be accessed during a disaster by saving it to a cloud service, like OneDrive on Windows or Windows Phone, so you can access your documents on any computer or smartphone – even when Internet access is not available.


3: Dad can unwind while grilling the backyard with the GrillBuddy app that tells you the perfect timing on cooking all varieties of grilled food. Windows Phone


4: Help Dad’s stay in shape with the Men’s Health Workouts app! Windows | Windows Phone


5: If Dad is looking for additional ways to keep at the top of his sports game this year, keep him in the know with fast, trustworthy scores with Baseball Pro. Windows | Windows Phone


6: Disney launched its official Maleficent Free Fall app for Windows and Windows Phone today. Users can be the wildly wicked title character of Disney’s latest epic film. Windows | Windows Phone


This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I am part of the Windows Champions Program and receive incentives from Microsoft to blog about its products. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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