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  • Blog Post: Call for applications–Microsoft Student Partners Canada 2014/2015 year

    I am currently accepting applications for Canadian Microsoft Student Partners for the 2014/2015 school year. It’s June, and that means we are currently accepting applications for the Microsoft Student Partner position in Canada.  If interested please apply ASAP we would like to identify all our...
  • Blog Post: A Windows Phone app for the Nokia Lumia 1020 brings a Waterloo Student and MSP first place in Denmark!

    Rudi Chen, a Microsoft Student Partner and student at Waterloo University, recently won the Nokia Future Capture Contest beating out developers from all over the world. We asked Rudi to tell us a bit about his experience. August 2013: Ten finalist teams are chosen from thousands of entries from...
  • Blog Post: From average student to MSP to Microsoft Program Manager

    Ever wondered how a student ends up becoming an MSP or ends up working at Microsoft? Here’s the story of the path that took one Canadian Student from Montreal to Seattle. The following post is about how I personally experienced the ascension from my average day to day course in university to working...
  • Blog Post: Become a Microsoft Student Partner: Earlybird bonus!

    The Canadian Microsoft Student team is recruiting Microsoft Student Partners for the coming school year, could you be an MSP? Geek is the new Rockstar! The Microsoft Student Partner program allows our team to work with students on campus to share the latest Microsoft technology with students at your...
  • Blog Post: Waterloo WowZapp Microsoft Worldwide Hackathon

    Waterloo WOWZAPP 2012 was an amazing experience! We were thrilled to see the creative work that people came up with in less than a day’s work. Our advertisement efforts successfully reached out to almost 70 students including nearby colleges. We started the event with a brief presentation on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Hello Windows 8 XNA-ish

    Take a look at our MSP Kowsheek Mahmoud’s experience migrating his XNA game to Windows 8! The answer to the owes of XNA developers comes in the form of MonoGame which is an open source implementation of Microsoft XNA 4. The development of MonoGame for Windows 8 has been a little slow so the hackers at...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “Reflex”

    This week’s interview features Philip Kurowski a student from The University of Western Ontario who built an game called Reflex Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Memoreflex is a simple game where you play two rounds and try to get a high score...
  • Blog Post: Vancouver Tech Fest 2012

    Fast, flexible and easy to use. Since a few years, these are the words everything moves around in the tech world. With a great line up of speakers the Vancouver Tech Fest 2012 approached the topic from many perspectives. Working environments will change dramatically. They no longer have to be built...
  • Blog Post: Join the Microsoft Team, become a Microsoft Student Partner!

    Become an MSP and bring technology and awesome opportunities to your campus! In this blog post I’ll explain what you need to do as an MSP and some of the great perks you get in return. So join now! The Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) program can be summarized in the following 4 words: “We believe in...
  • Blog Post: Sharing a Student Success Story

    Just a short note because, aside from an urge to use alliteration, I wanted to share with you a cool success story. Microsoft Game Studios just published a new game called Hasta La Muerte by Pohlm Studios. Why did I want to tell you about it? Because Frederic Pedro, from France, created Pohlm studios...
  • Blog Post: MSP Voice: MVC Walkthrough – Part 1

    ASP.Net MVC Walkthrough - Gears of Web There so many great resources for learning ASP.Net MVC out there, especially on Scott Guthrie's blog . I found that the approach taken by most bloggers in their tutorials involves writing a project, while it is a great way to get the some hands-on experience, it...
  • Blog Post: Become a Microsoft Student Partner! Become a Rock Star!

    Passionate about technology? Love learning about new tools? Want to build a relationship with Microsoft and take the first step into the IT industry? Sounds like you need to consider becoming a Microsoft Student Partner! Microsoft Student Partners, or MSPs, are students who are enthusiastic about the...
  • Blog Post: MSP Voice: Omri Wallach’s big app idea

    It is common for the human brain to sometimes have the best ideas on a certain subject when completely focused on something else. This is exceptionally true to University students, but can also be referred to as ‘procrastinating’. Case in point: There I was, studying for my final exams and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 3

    Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 3 In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we setup a multiplatform XNA solution that deploys to the PC, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 devices seamlessly. In this 3 rd and final part of the series, we’ll implement platform-specific...
  • Blog Post: Introducing XNA: A Tri-Platform Game Development Framework – Part 2

    Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 2 In part 1 of this series, we set up a tri-platform XNA solution that can be deployed to three platforms simultaneously. While the cornflower blue screen we saw in the previous part is a truly breathtaking achievement,...
  • Blog Post: Game Development Tutorial

    Bite-Sized Lessons, A Great Single-Screen Experience This combination video and text tutorial set teaches basic 2D game development on Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 using XNA Game Studio 4.0 my be found here Videos are each less than 5 minutes in length Accessible with a web browser...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft DigiGirlz Day

    Microsoft's DigiGirlz programs give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-n computer and technology workshops at the NERD Center in Cambridge, designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding...
  • Blog Post: Managing your projects with SharePoint Workspace

    With march break over and school starting (again), we will soon be overwhelmed with homework assignments, essays, quizzes, tests and everything else in between. However, while we might think that this sound horrible, we often forget the dreaded project, where not only do we need to work, but we also...
  • Blog Post: Install Windows Phone 7 tools on Windows Server 2008

    As I mentioned in a previous blog post, where I describe how to install the Zune software on Windows Server 2008, the Windows Phone 7 tools do not install on Windows Server 2008 as easily as on other “workstation” versions of Windows (Windows Vista, Windows 7). Once again, this is perfectly...
  • Blog Post: Install Zune software on Windows Server 2008

    After installing Windows Server 2008 on my machine (for training purposes), I tried to install the Zune software but it told me that this version of Windows is not supported. Actually, this is quiet logical, since such a Windows version is not aimed for entertainment purposes, I found a way to force...
  • Blog Post: The 24-hour Code-a-thon: MSP's perspective - By Alexander Yakobovich

    I love coding enough to consider it to be a form of art. To me, even fully functional code is only half-useful if it doesn’t follow conventions, doesn’t contain proper documentation, and is not reusable. I consider the definition of a properly written program as one that would qualify...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Development in UBC - Omri Wallach - MSP

    Battle of the Apps is underway, and some fellow UBC students and I had a chance to meet with Dana Epp from Scorpion Software, a Microsoft’s MVP (Most Valuable Professional). More than 80 students learned about XNA, Silverlight, and using Visual Studio to create our own Windows Phone 7 Apps....
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Mesh 2011 - By Shahrad Rezaei MSP

    Windows Live Mesh 2011 Nowadays, computers offer us unlimited customization to our computers. Our settings, our backgrounds, and especially our files make our computers really special and unique. This however, causes a problem: how do you work on other people’s computers? Their settings are...
  • Blog Post: Enable Wireless networking in Windows Server 2008

    When installing Windows Server 2008, you probably noticed that you can’t connect to a wireless network. In fact, Windows Server 2008 is unable to find wireless networks. This is not a problem with your wireless card or its driver. It’s due to a security feature of Windows Server 2008. ...
  • Blog Post: Enable Vista theme in Windows Server 2008

    When installing Windows Server 2008, you probably noticed that you’re running in Windows Classic theme. If you’re fan of the Windows Vista theme, you can benefit from it in Windows Server 2008. All you have to do is to enable one service as described below. NOTE: using the same procedure...
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