What on earth am I talking about???
Well this week we had 2 of our corporate team over and we have spent a lot of time discussing, debating, thinking, disagreeing and planning how we make these programmes work better for student, educators and Microsoft.
Our Access Programme are DreamSpark and MSDN AA I have talked about before but in case you don’t know they are 2 programmes to enable students to get our development tools and technologies free of charge and also Windows 7 via MSDN AA (small fee from the department to purchase this programme)
MSDN AA DreamSpark
MSDN AA DreamSpark
The Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Programme is to enable us to work with a small number of students around the UK who are passionate about technology. We’ll be publishing the 2011/12 application process in the near future but if you want a brief overview then you can read about it on the MSP web site. Alternatively if you want to connect with some current UK MSPs then you can find them on our Facebook page – you might have to like it first .
Anyway, the discussion was pretty far reaching BUT we need to know what you think. You can comment here or email us on email@example.com to let us have your feedback – good and bad! We want them to work for you!
Have a great weekend.
Red nose day got off to a great start with Rob Miles doing his Windows Phone 7 development in Rhyme lecture. Its nice to know other people sometimes have problems as he didn’t get into his lecture room till 10 minutes before it was due to start and a camera wouldn’t talk to the laptop but in trues British style everyone pulled together and got it working.
Rob raised over £1,250 for Comic Relief and some lucky students walked away with foamies, t-shirts and even a Windows Phone 7!
If you are doing anything fun for Red Nose Day then do let us know and we can help promote your activities. Have a great weekend.
Just in case you didn’t see Ben Nunney’s blog or the post on our Facebook page we are offering a Sony Netbook in a random prize draw for those people who have downloaded IE9 and have sent a screen shot to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry though as it is only available today on launch day…..
Get it here
or check out what it can do here.
Microsoft Research has some really clever people who do some really cool stuff and once a year they converge for TechFest. An event that brings Microsoft researchers from around the world to Microsoft HQ to share their latest work with our product teams. Its a great forum for product teams and researchers to discuss the novel work occurring in the labs, and the potential of technology transfer into Microsoft products.
The last event happened last week in Redmond and you can check out a lot of the stuff here. The 2 really interesting areas for me are the specific projects they are working on and some of the videos describing the projects in detail.
Its always hard to pick a favourite but for me this year it has to be the 3D Scanning with a Regular Camera. Why? I guess cos its something we can all associate with and its using technology we all have (apart from our software of course) which won’t be available as a project download yet….
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