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    All Dreams Are Welcome

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    I'm John Scott Tynes, your Imagine Cup Competition Manager, and it's my very great pleasure to share the following details about Imagine Cup 2013: This year, we have three big competitions : World Citizenship : Make an app that could change someone’s...
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    New Award & New Challenge for Women

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    I'm very proud to unveil two new opportunities for students to learn, compete, and win with Imagine Cup! Today we are unveiling the Women's Empowerment Award in partnership with UN Women , the United Nations organization working to accelerate gender...
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    Come Play Our Final Brain Games!

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    Hey folks, Welcome back to our global trivia quiz! This is our last month and our theme is Games. We have terrific topics this time on children's games, adventure games, ancient games, alternate-reality games, and more! Our quiz master, Mike Selinker...
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    Advice from the Imagine Cup 2012 People's Choice Winners

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    In the following interview, Joseph Landes, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India, talks to Devesh Kumar and Amit Kumar Sharma the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide finalists from India and People's Choice Award winners . They discuss...
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    New Windows Azure Videos on Channel 9!

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    Today, we are launching a new landing page on Channel 9 for developers to find videos, event recordings, and shows about Windows Azure. This page brings together a variety of existing videos such as screencasts and recordings of events like BUILD and...
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    Top Ten Reasons to Compete in the Windows Phone Challenge!

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    Have you checked out the Windows Phone Challenge ? It's not too late! You've got until February 15 for someone on your team to pass the Windows Phone Challenge quiz, which is available from your Dashboard once you've signed up for the challenge and created...
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    IEEE Computer Society Offers Imagine Cup Participants a 50% Savings

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    Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 is excited to announce a partnership with IEEE Computer Society. Unmatched for providing technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, IEEE Computer Society offers computing professionals high-quality, state...
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    Awesome Azure Resources

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    Hey Azure users (or the Azure-curious!): Now that you've had a chance to check out the getting started content from some of our previous posts we've put together a list of resources to dig deeper into Windows Azure features. Windows Azure Mobile...
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    The Final Countdown!

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    We're just hours away from launching the new Imagine Cup 2013 competition season! Check back very soon for a whole new website with new competitions, challenges, and prizes. It's going to be a great year! John Scott Tynes Imagine Cup Competition Manager...
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    Meet Our Windows Phone Challenge Captain!

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    Jukka Wallasvaara, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, is this year's Captain for the Windows Phone Challenge. In this video you'll meet Jukka and hear what's new with the challenge for 2013! John Scott Tynes Imagine Cup Competition Manager Microsoft...
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    Imagine Cup Team Mentor Tips & Tricks

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    In the last three weeks, we have highlighted student tips and resources for Windows Azure , Windows 8 Apps and Windows Phone Challenges. We will continue to do so for our upcoming competitions as well (so stay tuned). However, as we wrap up the week,...
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    Top Ten Reasons to Compete in the Windows 8 Challenge!

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    On the fence? Signed up but not started? It's not too late! You've got until February 15 for someone on your team to take the Windows 8 App Challenge quiz, which is available from your Dashboard once you've signed up for the challenge and created a team...
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    Meet Our Windows 8 App Challenge Captain & Learn How to Get Started

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    This week we're diving into our Windows 8 App Challenge! We'd like to introduce you to Jura Clapman, our Captain for this challenge. Jura works for Microsoft in our Windows 8 group and loves our new OS. In this video you'll meet Jura, hear why she is...
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    Announcing the Windows Azure Boost!

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    Windows Azure is a suite of powerful cloud services that can help your app projects in a variety of ways. If your Imagine Cup team is thinking about exploring Windows Azure, the decision just got a lot easier thanks to the Windows Azure Boost! At our...
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    Planning & Coding Your Windows 8 Project

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    We're digging into the Windows 8 App Challenge all this week. Today let's talk about how to think effectively about your project idea and find some great technical resources to get you going! A great app starts with great design. When planning your...
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    Top Ten Reasons to Compete in the Windows Azure Challenge!

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    Have you checked out the Windows Azure Challenge ? It's not too late! You've got until February 15 for someone on your team to pass the Windows Azure Challenge quiz, which is available from your Dashboard once you've signed up for the challenge and created...
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    Hear It From the Judge: Shai Hinitz

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    Imagine Cup judge Shai Hinitz offers some tips and tricks for students about their projects: John Scott Tynes Imagine Cup Competition Manager Microsoft Academic Programs
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    Come Play Our February Brain Games!

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    Hey folks, Wow, January was an amazing month for Brain Games ! We had more students than ever take a crack at our first Games trivia quiz. I guess a lot of you must love games? This month our theme is Innovation. I know you're a savvy tech user...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Five!

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    John has been on a secret mission, Golnaz has been chillaxing in Hawaii, and they're both back at work just in time to kick off a new prize for Imagine Cup teams using Windows Azure! Plus some tips for teams from Imagine Cup judge Shai Hinitz and the...
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    Introducing the Mail.Ru Connected Planet Award

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    This July's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia, is shaping up to be our best event yet. I'm particularly pleased to introduce a new award we'll present to some of our very best Worldwide Finalist teams: the Mail.Ru Group Connected...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Eight!

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    April 15 is the big deadline to submit projects to Imagine Cup. Are you ready? John and Golnaz realize they can finally program thanks to Kodu Game Lab and the new Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge. There's a new award that Worldwide Finalists can compete for...
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    More Technology For Women, By Women

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    When teams of students solve problems with technology, those solutions come directly from their unique experiences. Young, inventive thinking moves faster and more efficiently through technology, and for years, the Imagine Cup has given an increasingly...
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    Are you ready for the April 15 Submission Deadline?

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    Hello amazing online Imagine Cup competitors, this is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting your entry materials is Monday, April 15 at 23:59 GMT. (Hint: use this handy time zone converter http://bit.ly/GE9EhQ .) Here’s a few more...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Nine!

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    John has been eating bad airplane food and checking out amazing robots at the Imagine Cup Russia Local Final. The Microsoft Student Partners Social Media Team has been blogging like crazy to cover all the Imagine Cup Local Finals action worldwide. John...
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    Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge Update!

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    Hi folks, Five weeks ago we launched Imagine Cup's first contest for kids: the Kodu Challenge . Now kids all over the planet are creating their own videogames using Microsoft Research's Kodu Game Lab, which is free for download wherever you live and...
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