The Christmas break was great for me, great to spend quality time with family and friends. However, I made a conscious decision to stay “disconnected” and see how I could enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. I wasn’t sure what I really meant by disconnected when I started but I did want some time to relax and spend quality time with people I love and like . It quickly became clear that I had to narrow down the definition as technology touches so many parts of our lives now that you cannot simply turn it off. Or can you? I failed.
By narrowing down I decided not to do any work stuff but I even failed at that as its so easy to stay up to date with my new Windows Phone 7 device. What it did man though was that when I got back into the office I knew I had no immediate fires to fight or problems to deal with so that made me feel better.
Apart from realising I had set myself an nigh on impossible task I then go to thinking about how we help students use technology in your lives and work and whilst we do a lot there is probably still more we could do.
I started to draft a list including DreamSpark, MSDNAA, Facebook, Twitter etc and I realised there is so much stuff that it must be difficult at times to find out what is available to help you.
So 2 things. Firstly, is there a major challenge you face as a student that technology could help with and secondly we will collate a list of ALL the stuff available for you from Microsoft as a student and publicise it – this may take a while….
I hope you had a good break and good luck with your exams and if there was one piece of technology that was invaluable to you over Christmas – what was it ? Mine was my Windows Phone 7 (obviously).