Microsoft has once again partnered up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to launch the annual Santa Tracker website. The website enables those eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival to track the bringer of joy and presents as he travels across the world. This year the web team brings new games, an improved experience and better mobile support.
Starting on December 24, when Santa begins his long journey, visitors to the website will be able to track his progress on a 3D globe. While Microsoft is clearly pushing Internet Explorer, the company has worked with open standards, meaning the portal should work on all modern platforms (including mobile).
Microsoft will be giving away some prizes, so be on the lookout for opportunities to send in your favorite holiday traditions, memories and wishes to Skype via video message and be featured on the website. Oh, and for Windows Phone owners, why not track Santa with Cortana? Simply ask "where is Santa now?"
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