“New opportunities lead to great development experiences on the
On 5th October, we're holding a very special UK Tech Days event at the ICC
in London. Why's it so special? Well, Microsoft 's CEO Steve Ballmer
will be there to deliver a keynote, and our UK Evangelist team will spend the
rest of day talking about the future of Microsoft technology... and we're
giving you a chance to come along!
Our special UK TechDays event is specifically designed to equip you with the
knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies so that you can forge
ahead of the rest to bring your ideas to fruition! Talks on the day will cover
Windows Azure, Windows 7 and the soon-to-be-released Windows Phone 7 and IE9,
helping to show you how multiple screens and a cloud will change the way you
think about development.
The event itself is sold out - but, since we know that students are the
future, we've managed to secure a couple of free tickets just for you! Not
only will you get to come along to the day, but we'll pay your travel expenses
to do so. Sound good? There's a catch - in exchange for coming along, we want
you to blog, Facebook and tweet your way through the day, helping to spread the
word about the awesome technology that you'll be hearing about.
So here's how to be in for a chance to come along! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, what/where you study, and a sentence stating why you want to
come along to the day. We're looking for people who are keen to write about
the day on their blogs, tweet about the things they see & hear, and use
other social media channels to spread the Tech Day love!
We have a very limited number of tickets, and we'll look to pick from the
best sentences on Monday of next week (27th September). Good luck!
Today is your first
chance to compete in the 2010-11 Imagine Cup.
We want to find the UK’s brightest IT experts and send them to New York
to battle it out with students from all over the world. We’re running eight 1 hour
on-line challenges over the next few months, and you only have to score 50% to
advance to the next round.
Sound easy? Then give the practice quiz a go
first! You can compete in as many or as
few quizzes as you like – either until you get through, or again and again just
for the fun of it. Seriously. Fun. IT. It happens.
Click here to register for the IT Challenge.
If you have any questions, don't know where to go, or just want to brag about how highly you scored, you can connect with us in the
UK academic team on email@example.com, at www.facebook.con/microsoftukstudents or
@msukstudents on Twitter.
And no, we’re not telling you
It's no secret that, here at the Microsoft UK
Academic Team, we love students. One of the ways we share that love is through
the Microsoft Student Partner programme. Put simply, it's a way for students to
engage with us, hear about the latest & greatest technology we're creating,
and spread that knowledge around. I could type loads more about it - but I think
this video sums it up nicely...
Like the man says - email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to be a part of it!
In case you missed it, we're pretty excited this week about the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta. It represents a huge leap forward - and while it's only in beta at the moment, it's helping to bring you a better, more beautiful web by embracing open standards and making use of new technologies like HTML 5.
So what's with the green guy? Well, fans of The Gorillaz should recognise him as Murdoch - bassist and, err, slightly odd bloke - who has helped us out a little by explaining what makes the beta of IE9 so great. As part of our IE9 celebration we've helped a whole host of people launch new, beautiful, interactive websites that really make use of the new browser's awesome power. The Gorillaz new website is one of them. With the help of Murdoch and his gang of geeks, his website has become a hugely interactive, very rich, and slightly more disturbing place. And we'd love you to go and check it out!