February, 2005

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    Today is Feb 28th

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    Just a gentle reminder that we expect the descriptions to be submitted today. So those opf you who haven't done so, pls take the time to do so now. Thanks!! Keep it simple, keep it brief. For those who have already submitted - thanks a bunch. It's been...
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    Some tips form the wise:-)

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    Sam Stokes, Academic Relations Manager and great WESC enthusiast has some useful advise "Do not allow "scope creep" (changes to your initial project objectives) to enlarge your effort. Stick your original idea; generate a "requirements" document, make...
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    Project Descriptions - It's almost time

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    So we hope you have all figured our or will soon figure out what you want to be working on. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Pls note that the Website ( www.windowschallenge.com ) still shows Feb 20th as the date - ignore that. If anybody has...
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    Kit Dispatches have started

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    Exciting! The kits have started being dispatched so in the course of the next few days we hope that all of you will get your kits. Some of the project descriptions we have received are extremely interesting - can't wait to receive the others. Cheers!...
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    Blogging about your work

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    Hi!! Since a lot of you have started work on your projects, it'd be great to know how you are doing - perhaps you could blog about your progress as Mike Hall suggests in his blog. I will provide a link to your blog if you do so. Hope those who haven't...
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    Some more questions

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    Nitin Jain asks: I am the participant of your windows embedded student challenge 2005 competition. Sir would you please tell me about the sites from where I got the text tutorials and documents of windows embedded? Stewart Tansley replies: All the product...
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    Project Descriptions from last years contest - FYI

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    Since we are on the subject, I am attaching some project descriptions from last years competition just as interesting information for you. These teams excelled in the competition last year. Please note that the theme last year was safety so all the projects...
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    Project Descriptions

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    Thanks to all those who have submitted the descriptions. It is exciting to see the things that you are working on!! Those who haven't done so yet, please remember to send them in by Feb 28th. We want to hear from you and give you feedback so that you...
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    Kits being dispatched soon

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    Just want you to know that the kits will be dispatched to your faculty mentor this week. We will be sending the kit to the faculty mentor's address that you have entered while registering so if there are any changes please inform us ASAP. Thanks!!
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    Some student questions

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    Got some questions that I wanted to post on the blog. Q) Abhishek from IIT Kanpur, India - We were trying to download the Windows CE 5.0 through the link given on your blog. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=486e8250-d311-4f67-9fb3...
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    Project Descriptions can be submitted till Feb 28th

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    It's been brought to my attention that some schools in different parts of the world are on vacation at the moment so will be able to submit their project descriptions only when they return. Accordingly, please note that we will continue to accept Project...
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    Should teams use the hardware and software that Microsoft provides?

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    This question has been asked on seevral different occasions so let me try to answer this and clear up any doubts. Hardware and OS: 1) Should all teams use the hardware (eBox) that we provide - Yes. 2) Are all teams required to build a Windows CE image...
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    Where do we submit the project descriptions?

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    Please visit www.windowschallenge.com - on the left navigation pane, you will see a 'submit reports' tab. Pls click on that to be taken to another page with instructions on submitting the project descriptions. Thanks!!
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    When will teams receive the contest kits and resources that you can use

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    We will start despatching the kits next week so depending on which part of the world you are in, you could recieve the kits next week itself or by the end of the month/ 1st week of March. Thanks for your patience!! So you might say ok what can we do till...
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    Despatch of contest kits - We'll send them to the faculty mentor

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    I got a question from Sasank Tummalapilli about whom we will despatch the contest kits to. We will be sending them to the faculty mentor so please remember to check with your mentor in 2-3 weeks. Pls also ensure that we have the correct address of your...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE - What's in a name

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    I've got questions from several people about the name especially the capitalization at the end of ChallengE - so here's the answer. Last year when I was thinking about a name for the contest, I wanted to ensure that the name reflected the use of Windows...
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    What's in a name - continued

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    A couple of folks replied stating that the CE in Windows CE sttod for Consumer Electronics - I can see how that could make sense. To get to the bottom of it though I asked Mark Miller. Architect ( big guy) what the expansion was. Mark was kind enough...
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    wescadm - a new alias to deal with all admin and logistics information

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    We want to make sure that all participants have a good experience this year - so we've vcreated an alias to sepcifically look after administration and logistics issues. The alias is wescadm@microsoft.com Some examples of the questions that can be sent...
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    Blogging about the contest

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    Thanks to all those who responded positively to the idea of settign up a flexwiki. We will get back this week to those who were interested - this is just a terrific way to build community. Additionally if any of you want to blog about this contest or...
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    WESC FAQ's - thought I'd put this up as well.

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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE FAQ’s Many of you have asked several questions regarding the competition so it might be best to attempt answering as many of them as possible through these FAQ’s. If you still don’t have answers please email helpp@microsoft...
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    List of participating teams

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    Here's the list of participating teams in this years WESC - just some great representation form so many different parts of the world. This should be exciting. If you don't find your team name here and you have registered pls send email asap to wescadm...
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    Who would like to set up a FlexWiki for this year's WESC?

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    (We won't give bonus marks in the competition for this, but everyone will thank you!). My colleague Stewart Tansley, suggests that it'd be great if we could for this year's WESC, make use of emerging community technologies like Wikiwiki (see http://www...
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    Where should the Project Descriptions be submitted?

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    Here's a question that I got from Sachin from India: Q) Can you please tell me where to submit project title (is it helpp@microsoft.com ?). Is it enough to just include institute name with project title or is there any specific format to submit project...
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    Thank you for registering for the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE

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    Hello Everybody: At the outset let me thank you for registering for the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE – we are very excited to see you participate in what promises to be a very keenly contested competition. We will be sending out contest kits soon...
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