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  • Blog Post: Call for Papers: 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop

    http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/escience2008/ The use of computers in scientific research creates challenges even as it expands the realm of the possible. Many of these challenges are common across research disciplines and areas of endeavor. Insights gained in one area of science can act as...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark: Does my school have to be listed to get the Microsoft DreamSpark software in US?

    All Students at all accredited higher education institutions in US are eligible for DreamSpark. There is no specific work necessary on the school's part to 'enroll'. Given that there is No single method of verifying a student status across all higher-ed institutions in the US, there are a number of...
  • Blog Post: Large and compelling real world datasets for teaching and research

    The Microsoft Enterprise Consortium is a joint program between the Department of Information Systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Walton College) and Microsoft Corporation (MS) and is aimed at providing access to large and compelling real world...
  • Blog Post: Complimentary Exam copies of MS Press books

    Microsoft Press is pleased to provide qualified educators one complimentary examination copy of any book (with some exceptions) being considered for course adoption. You may request one copy each of up to three (3) titles per academic semester /trimester. Requests must be submitted on school letterhead...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark - Students get your FREE software here

    Microsoft is Jump Starting the student developer with an offering of FREE developer tools. Just for being a student, you get professional-level developer and design tools as a download, at no-charge and with no strings attached. The DreamSpark offering of software compliments MSDNAA program and MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Research RFP: Human-Robot Interaction: "Robots Among Us"

    HRI is a large field with many active research projects in universities and other labs around the world. But much of the research to date has been focused on the robot and human somewhat in isolation from the broader computing environment around them. Our intention in this RFP is to focus attention on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research RFP: Computational Challenges of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) aims to correlate patterns of genomic variation with phenotypes such as response to drugs, disease, aging, or the expression of genetic disorders. The National Institutes of Health sees GWAS as "laying the groundwork for an era of personalized medicine." Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Latest and greatest development toolset Visual Studio 2008 Releases

    Visual Studio 2008 with .NET Framework 3.5 , is the next generation of Microsoft's award-winning development tools and focuses on enabling rapid application development, enhancing collaboration among development teams, and providing development tools support for the latest platforms. For the first time...
  • Blog Post: IT Challenge Competition

    The IT challenge is an online quiz that highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure. Sample Quiz Questions are available at http://imaginecup.com/MyStuff/SampleITQuestion.aspx , once you sign-up for the IT competition...
  • Blog Post: Software Design Competition

    The North American Software Design Competition is a team-based competition to create an innovative software application around the Imagine Cup theme to "Enable a sustainable Environment for all" The SDI is about motivating students to take their knowledge and skills, combined with their passion and flex...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup competitions for Student Career development

    I talk to technology students in Universities across the Midwest and am often asked: What kinds of technology jobs will be available in the future? What skills should I learn in college to prepare for the jobs? With the growth of disruptive technologies and the Wide adoption of Web 2.0 technologies,...
  • Blog Post: OneNote in Education

    OneNote 2007 is a great tool to capture information and for dynamic, wiki-like collaboration, which enhances learning effectiveness. This makes OneNote an ideal tool for providing learning materials and enabling students to enhance their learning experience. OneNote is not just for TabletPC, it works...
  • Blog Post: Student Film Competition

    A new student film competition for celebrating student films that capture the Technology Heroes is now available. To qualify for judging, films must relate a story of a Technology Hero in a positive light and must be set in a Microsoft and/or AMD Technology environment. Entries can feature real or imagined...
  • Blog Post: MS Press books as Desk copies for Faculty

    Ordering Examination and Desk Copies of Microsoft Press books for faculty is simple - just email deskexam@microsoft.com with the ISBN number and a mailing address. If you are requesting a copy for the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) or the Academic Learning Series (ALS) from our official academic...
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