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  • Blog Post: Behind the Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial – inspiration for Imagine Cup?

    The Microsoft Super Bowl commercial is all about the power of technology to change our lives. Find out a little more about the stories behind the commercial, and maybe you’ll be inspired to enter Imagine Cup with your own life changing idea! You know when I started writing this blog post, my...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Canada 2013 – We have a winner!

    The Imagine Cup is about giving students with great ideas a chance to shine! Meet the winner of the 2013 Canadian Imagine Cup who will represent us at world finals in St Petersburg Russia! The Imagine Cup challenges students to use technology to do amazing things! This year there were three categories...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Canadian Imagine Cup 2013 Finalists!

    Meet the teams who will compete at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals April 13th, 2013. The winning team at the Canadian finals will represent Canada at the world finals in St Petersburg, Russia! Last week judges played games, explored Kinect projects, and evaluated a variety of entries in Canada’s...
  • Blog Post: Engadget Readers Choice Awards Microsoft Kinect Peripheral of the Year

    Last week Engadget announced their Readers Choice awards, no less than three Microsoft products were featured including the Kinect as peripheral of the year. Engadget just announced their 2012 readers choice awards . I am taking a moment to look at each of the Microsoft products that earned an award...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 reasons to say hi to Microsoft at CUSEC 2013!

    Find out what’s happening at the Microsoft booth at CUSEC 2013 and meet the Microsoft Canada Student team and recruiters. Tonight, I hop on a train and head to Montreal to return to CUSEC. I can’t wait to talk to you about what’s going on this year around Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Azure, and more....
  • Blog Post: Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

    How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance to win a Kinect or Laptop just for staying connected

    Want to know about student events and promotions in Canada? We’ve made it easy. “Gee I wish I’d known about that!” It’s a comment I’ve heard more than once from students in Canada. We try to do some pretty cool stuff during the year for students. The challenge we face is how do we let you know about...
  • Blog Post: Could a game take you to Russia for Imagine Cup Finals?

    The Imagine Cup game category has changed this year and will allow more game developers to participate! In the past the Imagine Cup game categories required students to design games that fit an Imagine Cup theme of helping others. This resulted in some wonderful games that educated and inspired us...
  • Blog Post: We’re giving away 8 Kinects and a laptop!

    Sign up to be part of Microsoft’s technical student network and you’ll be first to know and maybe first to win! During the year we organize some big events and some cool promotions. Whether it’s the Imagine Cup which challenges you to do amazing things with code or the Developer Movement which rewarded...
  • Blog Post: George Brown College fighting climate change with Kinect

    Project Greeni was the first place entry in the software design category at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals, let’s learn more about how they want to help change the world! The Problem: Global Warming and toxic pollution from power plants The Solution: Save energy by only running lighting...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Canada 2012 Winners! Changing the world!

    Check out the amazing entries and winners of the Canadian 2012 Imagine Cup! Wow! That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of the presentations I saw Monday at the Canadian finals. Congratulations to all the students who took the stage to talk about their solutions to help healthcare,...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK named by Popular Mechanics as one of the 10 Most Innovative Products

    I was kind of surprised but not totally, when I saw that announced in a tweet. Thanksgiving dinner this year at our place culminated in the family taking turns busting a move to Dance Central on Xbox Kinect and both my niece and sister walked away saying “I need one of those”. Sure the games are fun...
  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows SDK BETA Now Available

    I know you’ve been playing with your XBox in between class, or dare I say, instead of studying for mid-terms/exams. Here’s something cool that will distract you for sure! Crack open your Visual Studio ! You can now start developing Windows applications that make use of Kinect ! The Kinect for Windows...
  • Blog Post: XBOX Kinect helping Surgeons in the medical field

    Doctor Calvin Law is able keep his hands sterile before surgery thanks to the Microsoft Xbox Kinect. The surgeons at Sunnybrook hospital have deployed the hardware solution to help their team scroll through CT images during surgery with hand gestures. This allows the doctors to access the patient...
  • Blog Post: Win a Microsoft Kinect Sensor - Contest opened from now until February 2011

    Stay Connected. Stay Informed. Subscribe to the Canadian Student Newsletter » Dear Students! Are you passionate about technology and where it can take you? Now you can stay up-to-date on the latest student news, reviews, and technology updates from Microsoft with the Canadian Student Newsletter...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research & Development: Kinect - Part 1: An Innovative New Approach

    Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be a huge year and wishing everyone the best! 2010 just passed us but it was not with some big announcements. Microsoft released the much anticipated Kinect hardware for the XBOX 360 entertainment gaming console. To kick start the new year, in this 10 part weekly mini...
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