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    Meet Our Games Competition Captain

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    Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Andrew Parsons, is the Games Competition Captain for the 6th year in a row! In this video, he will further detail the changes to this year's Competition and make a few suggestions on how to get ready. If you have...
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    About Local Finals & Online Finals

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    Imagine Cup local finals for our Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship competitions are now underway in more than seventy-five countries around the world. As you may have seen, student teams can compete both in local finals and in our global online...
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    Team Registration Deadline is March 15

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    Time is tick . . . tick . . . ticking away! If you want a shot at competing in the Imagine Cup worldwide event in St. Petersburg, Russia, this July you and your team need to be registered by March 15, 2013 . You don't need your project finished by then...
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    Pakistan Student Wins February Brain Games

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    I'm pleased to announce that the winner of our February Brain Games is Shafia from Karachi, Pakistan! Shafia got a perfect score on our second Innovation quiz and has won $1,000 (US). When I asked Shafia what she might do with the money, she responded...
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    Introducing the AppCampus Award for Windows Phone Teams

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    It's an exciting time to be a Windows Phone developer. The new crop of Windows Phone 8 devices is outstanding -- I'm loving the screen and the camera on my Lumia 920 -- and great new apps have been showing up in the store. If your Imagine Cup team is...
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    Come Play Our March Brain Games!

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    Hey folks, Welcome back to our global trivia quiz! This month our theme is World Citizenship. We've got great questions on global cuisines, environmental issues, political systems, and more. Our quiz master, Mike Selinker , and his team have cooked...
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    What Does a Great Imagine Cup Project Look Like...

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    ...we could tell you, but it would be so much easier to show you! Check out some past winning projects, courtesy of our World Citizenship Competition Captain, Rob Miles . The winning team in the Software Design category quadSquad from Ukraine won 1st...
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    Tips and Tricks for all Imagine Cup Competitors, Courtesy of our World Citizenship Captain

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    Rob Miles, the World Citizenship Captain, wrote the following tips and tricks specifically for the World Citizenship Competition. However, his incredibly sage advice really applies to any Imagine Cup contest... 1. Show your solution to as many people...
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    Get Started with our World Citizenship Competition

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    Our brilliant World Citizenship Captain, Rob Miles, provided the following insights on getting started with the World Citizenship Competition. But his suggestions really apply to every Imagine Cup contest! If you are in the planning phase or still trying...
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    Imagine Cup TV Episode Six!

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    John's heading out on vacation and Golnaz is reliving her past as a basketball/skateboard/swiming all-star. They've got the scoop on a new Imagine Cup award and a new challenge plus a look at a college in Belgium with a fantastic Imagine Cup track record...
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    ICTV Special: Competition Secrets of Howest

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    University College West Flanders, also known as Howest, has had a finalist team in every Imagine Cup worldwide finals since 2008. How do they do it? John and Golnaz want to find out . . . For previous episodes, visit our archive on Channel 9. ...
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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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    Top Reasons to Compete in the World Citizenship Competition

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    The deadline for our three Challenges has passed, but there is still time to participate in our three Competitions, World Citizenship , Innovation and Games . This week, we are going to focus on World Citizenship , and to kick it off, we are excited to...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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