Thanks to Ray Fleming (ex Microsoft UK now out in Australia) for his post and Bilal Mughal's comment on Facebook that reminded me to tell you about free ebooks.
We have 9 free ebooks here available in PDF format. The bonus news is that the Microsoft Press team have now made them available free in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI.
This means you can read them more easily on a wide range of ereaders, notably Kindles and iPads - as well as the Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader. Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs. The key difference between these formats and the previously-offered PDF and XPS files is that the text is “reflowable,” meaning that it recomposes depending on the width of the screen (or as you resize a Window).
Tip: Choose MOBI format for Kindles, and ePUB for most others
Tip: Choose MOBI format for Kindles, and ePUB for most others
By Tom Clifton: Indie Games Developer and Microsoft Games Ambassador.
Sometimes you want to try out new technology without committing to it, and this is especially true with a new operating system. What if you don't like it? This is especially true with Windows 8 as there are some big changes from what people are used to. A lot of people like the idea of Windows 8 but want to try it first before they commit to it. By creating a dual-boot for your system you can do this. You can keep your existing OS and add Windows 8 on a separate partition. The first thing you need to do is download Windows 8. If you're a student you can take advantage of DreamSpark and get a free copy of Windows 8. The first thing you are going to want to do is to go to DreamSpark and download your free copy of Windows 8.
Select the More Software Through Your School tab when you are signed in. Then select Windows8. Now you will be given a variety of different options to download. You want the Microsoft Windows 8 Professions 32/63 bit (English-Great Britain) – DreamSpark option. You will then be taken to a download page. Make sure you make note of your product key as you’ll need that later.
The download takes place through Microsofts Secure Download Manager so you will need to download that first if you do not already have it. Once it reaches 100% it will go back to 0%. This is a bit misleading but there are 2 downloads that the SDM makes. Once that second one gets to 100% it should show a launch button which will take you to the downloaded file. This will be a Disk Image (.ISO) file. Now we need to burn that image to a DVD. To do this right click the Disk Image and select “burn disc image”. This brings up a Wizard which will burn the image to DVD for you.
Now we have the copy of Windows 8 we want to partition our hard drive so we can keep our existing installation. Bring up the Run utility by holding the Windows Key and R or by searching Run.
Then type in “diskmgmt.msc”. This will bring up the Disk Management tool. This tool shows me a lot of details about my system. Here you can see that I only have one hard drive, C, with over 300GB free. Now you will need at least a 20GB partition to install Windows 8 but I suggest a lot more if you actually want to install stuff as well. The first time I did this I made a 30GB partition, which did not leave me enough space to reinstall software that I needed on the new partition. I would suggest at least 50GB. As I am unlikely to go back to Windows 7 on this particular laptop I will create a partition of 200GB.
To do this we first need to deallocate some space from C. To do this right click on the visual representation of the drive and select “Shrink Volume..” from the menu. A dialog will appear saying it is querying space. This may take a few minutes. A new window will then appear asking you what size you want to shrink the drive by. Annoyingly this is in megabytes so be careful (1000MB is roughly 1GB). I want to create a 200GB partition so I am going to enter 200000MB. Again this will take a bit of time to do.
When it finishes the Disk Management tool should show something like this:
Now I have just under 200GB of unallocated space. This is not yet usable so we will now have to format it. To do this right click on the unallocated space and select “New Simple Volume..”. This will launch another Wizard. Select the whole volume for volume size. Then assign the drive a letter.
Next you need to select a file system for the drive. You want to select NTFS. You can also give it a volume label. I have named mine “Windows8”. I advise you give it a good label to make it more easy to identify later on.
Once you have done this you will see the following screen.
Now you want to restart your PC and go to the BIOS. For me I had to press F10 to get into it but on another PC I have its Del so it’s a bit of trial and error. Once in the BIOS change the boot order to CD/DVD, then Save and Exit.
This should load up the setup for Windows 8. It will ask you what language you want and prompt you to install. This is where you will need your product key. Once you have done that it will ask you if you want to upgrade or do a custom install. Choose Custom.
Next it will ask you where you want to install Windows 8. This is where the name comes in handy to identify the right drive and partition.Select your Windows 8 partition and click Next.
Now Windows will install. Once it has finished your PC will restart. Don't do what I did and change your BIOS options back to how they were now as it still needs to finish the install! Let it load back up and finish the install first. And that’s it! You should now have both Windows 8 and your previous OS on the same PC. Good luck!
I'm Richard Walters, currently a graduate student at the University of Oxford in the final stages of completing a PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics. Over the past six months, in my spare time, I have been developing for Windows Phone, and I am very excited to say that my first app, Calculator², has recently been published in the Marketplace! As someone with no prior experience in developing software for any platform, I have immensely enjoyed building the app, more so than I would have imagined when I started out. I hope with this blog post I can show how easy it is as a student to download the free tools, access the learning resources, and take the plunge into Windows Phone development.
So what started me on the road to building Calculator²? When I upgraded to a Samsung Omnia 7. Having never owned a smartphone before, and being a physics student, the first app I searched for was a scientific calculator. I wasn’t very impressed with the apps on offer, so just chose a free one that worked well enough and then downloaded Angry Birds. A few weeks later, I was searching the internet looking for student deals from Microsoft on upgrading to Windows 8, when I stumbled across DreamSpark. I was surprised to find that I could download Visual Studio Professional and also register as a developer for Windows Phone, all for free! Since I now owned a Windows Phone (although not required) I thought I‘d give it a try and see how easy it was to build an app.
To get going, I downloaded Bob Tabor’s introductory videos from Channel 9, and decided that a simple calculator would be a great first app for learning both C# and the Software Development Kit. If I could get a basic version working then I would prove to myself that Windows Phone apps were well within my ability. I'll admit that I’m not a novice coder; I develop Matlab programs in my research for simulating systems of cold atoms (see here for the research taking place in our department), and have learnt C in the Oxford Physics undergraduate course. However, coding for scientific work is quite different from that needed to build software, so I had a lot to learn. Luckily, there’s a vast amount of information available on the internet to help. Everything in the .NET Framework is fully documented with examples at msdn.microsoft.com. There are also code samples and other learning resources specifically targeted at Windows Phone development on MSDN. However, perhaps the most useful tools were the forums both within App Hub and at stackoverflow.com. Whenever I came across a problem, these were usually the top hits in a search engine, and I was always able to find the help I needed. There’s a great community of experienced developers out there who are happy to help others, and typically the problems I had were exactly those that people before me had encountered also, so the solutions weren't too hard to find.
A few weeks after I started out I already had a basic, working calculator. I was soon having all sorts of ideas on how I could improve on the other scientific calculator apps, and go far beyond what is possible on real hardware. I got a huge buzz out of turning these ideas into reality and wondering what others would make of them. Now that a completed version has been published, it's very satisfying to think that my app could be used all over the World by all sorts of people doing calculations for all sorts of things. Of course, I don't want to stop now! I already have more features I'd like to add to the app (a graphical calculator for starters!) If you'd like to try my app and see what is possible, please click on Calculator² or alternatively search for 'Scientific Calculator' in the Marketplace (it's a currency, unit and base converter too!).
I would highly recommend Windows Phone development to any student, whether they be a novice – for whom the introductory video series I mentioned looks excellent – or someone more experienced. I think it's fantastic that Microsoft provide the required resources for free, and it’s something that more students should take advantage of. Ultimately, I now have an app in the Marketplace that could earn a fair amount of money, I have a great addition to my CV, and I've learnt a lot of useful techniques that I've now incorporated into my own work. Most of all, I've had a lot of fun along the way!
Here’s a slightly different approach. Read Omid’s journey to Windows Phone development. He started really as an “infrastructure” guy/student but now he is both – and having fun.
I'm Omid Raghimi (@raghimi, About.Me). I'm currently an International computer Science(Network Communications) Student at Kingston University. I came from Iran to study my course in the UK. I also have a MCTS (Windows 7) certificate from Microsoft. I've been through many Microsoft Technologies from MS DOS 6.0 to Managing Forefront 2010. I learned how to troubleshoot windows 98 by myself and after that upgraded myself to Windows XP and after years to Windows 7. My abilities rely mostly on Microsoft Windows Server and related tools and technologies to design and manage Microsoft Networks. Actually, the biggest job I've ever done was designing and implementing a 50 client Domain network with MS Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 by myself and also designing security policies and implementing security using MS Forefront 2010 for that network.
About me as a developer; first started programming in Visual Basic at the age of 14. I only learned some simple and basic parts of Visual Basic and Borland Delphi and with this background I started understanding HTML, PHP, xml and some more.
With this background, let me tell you about My First experience developing app for phones...
At the beginning of studying computer Science in London and after limitations in my country I was introduced to a Microsoft Introduction Lecture over the Imagine Cup. Although it was mostly about Imagine Cup, they talked about a Windows Phone camp in the uni which was coming up. So this was the time which I heard some news over updated Windows Phone. They gave us a link to more information over the Windows Phone camp which lead me to the App Hub. App Hub gave me lots of information over the new Windows Phone and as I had just learned how to write code in Java (simple principles) at the beginning of my course I become curious to write code for Windows Phone. So I started going through the tutorials which were available at App Hub. I downloaded Visual Studio from DreamSpark which was great and free. DreamSpark lets student download software they need which is a great benefit. It was awesome having both a Graphic Design Software (Microsoft Expression Blend) and coding software (Visual Studio) - both good for programmers and designers. I came up with the idea of creating an app which sends polls through SMS with the help of my friend. I started to build my first app with the big help of Microsoft MSDN. It was so much fun because actually they have made an introduction for almost every part. So I just made the app in a day by using both Visual Studio and Expression Blend and went to the Microsoft Phone Camp in my Uni. I talked to The Microsoft Guy about the App and he came up to my laptop and tested it, he asked me to submit it online and after a minute he gave me a Samsung Windows Phone. So the First Easy coding app brought me a Windows Phone. The App made me to upgrade my HTC VIVA touch (windows 5.1 OS) to a Samsung Windows Phone 7.5.
I called the App QSMS and Published it to the Marketplace so easily. It was my first time developing for mobile phones and it was so easy and fast learning how to code. I have plan to develop and publish more useful and free apps to the marketplace and of course the first step would be upgrading QSMS to be able to track and rate the polls.
After my app published, I received an email regarding a point base reward system from Microsoft so every time I develop and publish an App I will get rewarded which is so great.
So I suggest you take a look at the facilities that Microsoft has provided for Students at DreamSpark and if you are thinking about how to code for the first time just take a look at the easy tutorials. You cannot imagine how easy this is. I've always hated to develop for mobile platforms from old platforms like Symbian to new ones like Apple iOS. The reason was that I never found a good help for how to start. No easy step to step guides, no simple examples and so on but when I came up to Microsoft support for Windows phone apps! Man the website really gave me anything I wanted to complete, run and code my Idea for an App. that became the reason for me to consider myself as a developer of Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Trust me! Try it, you will be thrilled.
This was the best experience in my IT life.
Students – we want you to work with us at our UK headquarters in August. How’s that for a headline?
We know that one of the things that makes students so awesome are the amazing ideas you all seem to have. Not only that – but you’re all brilliant when it comes to doing something about them. We’re working hard at Microsoft to make awesome things happen – so why not help you all do the same?
We’ve talked about Windows 8 before. It’s new, exciting, and a great opportunity for student developers to showcase their skills and build applications on a huge platform. We’re giving those great ideas of yours a stage.
We want you to join us, both in person and virtually, during August to create amazing app experiences for people using Windows 8. There’ll be some workshops, some training, some tools and resources for you to make use of – and you’ll all get to publish your app(s) by the end of the month into the Windows Store.
Take advantage of some of your time off of studying – make something amazing happen and get a chance to work with us at our headquarters. Besides, it’ll probably only rain anyway.
So in a nutshell
What do I need?
How do I sign up?
Click here to register!
Registering does not guarantee you a place on this workshop. You will receive an email saying whether you have a place OR not once your application has been looked at.
The registration form will ask you the following key pieces of information:
If you would like to participate BUT cannot make the 6th - 8th August email be sure say no to the ‘I will join you in TVP’ option and we’ll see what other opportunities there are down the line.
We look forward to working with you in August!
Terms and Conditions...
If we accept you onto this programme:
The below post was written by our very own @Lee_Stott after realising that students often don’t know what’s out there for them to use! Enjoy!
For the past few months we have been running a number of Phone Camps across the UK and judging from all the questions and comments in relation to "Metro" there is clearly a lot of interest and passion around this topic from academics and students.
So I thought I would share with you all a quick set of resources for Windows Phone Development.
Consumer site www.windowsphone.com
AppHub – Developer Site for Windows Phone http://create.msdn.com
Windows Phone YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/windowsphone (Watch Social, App and Web videos)
Windows Phone SDK http://www.DreamSpark.com
Windows Phone UX Guidelines http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202915(v=vs.92).aspx
Design Templates for Windows Phone 7 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196225
Windows Phone Grid http://ux.artu.tv/?p=165
31 Weeks of Windows Phone Metro Design http://ux.artu.tv/?page_id=190
Get started, get the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 (Mango) http://create.msdn.com/en-us/home/getting_started
Silverlight Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) Toolkit http://silverlight.codeplex.com/releases/view/71550
Microsoft Design .toolbox Tutorials http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/tutorials.aspx
Microsoft Design .toolbox Courses http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/
· Calculator http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/modules.aspx?lid=16&mid=46
· Daily Awesome http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/modules.aspx?lid=17&mid=47
· Air Hockey http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/modules.aspx?lid=18&mid=48
· Golf http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/modules.aspx?lid=19&mid=49
Windows Phone Geek - UX Resources http://www.windowsphonegeek.com/Resources/UX#ux
Jeff Wilcox’s “Metro” design guide for developers, v1.00 http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2011/03/metro-design-guide-v1/
Quick Spacing, Margin, and Icon Tips for Windows Phone Devs http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2012/01/metroradio-design/
Full Day Event Windows Phone Design Sessions http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jaimer/archive/2010/08/13/windows-phone-design-day-recordings.aspx
Windows Phone Design Day
Metro | the foundation http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Tekniset-Esitystallenteet/TechNet-2011-Windows-Phone-UX-osa-1
Metro | the foundation part II http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Tekniset-Esitystallenteet/TechNet-2011-Windows-Phone-UX-osa-2
Think & Design | sketch, wireframe, prototype, design http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Tekniset-Esitystallenteet/TechNet-2011-Windows-Phone-UX-osa-3
Refine | Best Practices http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Design-Day-del-2-Refine-Best-Practices
Build | Building a Windows Phone App Prototype with Expression Blend http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/channel9spain/WINDOWS-PHONE-DESIGN-DAY-OPTIMIZA-Y-CONSTRUYE (Note: this video includes both REFINE and BUILD. BUILD starts at
Windows Phone User Experience Design http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/APP-832T
All Thumbs: Redesigning an Existing UI to Suit Windows Phone 7 http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/OPN02
Analyzing and Improving Windows Phone Application Performance http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/DVC01
Application Design for Windows Phone http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/DVC02
Windows Phone UI and Design Language (MIX10) http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX10/CL14
Mike Kruzeniski: Personal, Relevant. Connected: Designing Integrated Mobile Experiences for Apps and Web http://www.ixda.org/resources/mike-kruzeniski-personal-relevant-connected-designing-integrated-mobile-experiences-apps-a
How was CocktailFlow Designed? Creating a Beautiful Windows Phone 7 Application http://uktechdays.cloudapp.net/techdays-live/creating-a-beautiful-windows-phone-7-application.aspx
Albert Shum Talking about Windows Phone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD8MqWvARfA
ReMIX South 2011 Keynote with Albert Shum and Arturo Toledo http://www.vimeo.com/27800521
Silverlight TV 81: Four Great Windows Phone UX Tips http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/Silverlight-TV-81-4-Great-Windows-Phone-UX-Tips
Silverlight TV 69: UX and Perceived Performance of WP7 Apps http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/Silverlight-TV-69-UX-and-Perceived-Performance-of-WP7-Apps
Silverlight TV 83: Using Wireframes to Visually Communicate a Windows Phone Experience http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/Silverlight-TV-83-Using-Wireframes-to-Visually-Communicate-a-Windows-Phone-Experience
Silverlight TV 75: Quick and Dirty UX Testing (Design Tips Mini Series) http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/Silverlight-TV-75-Quick-and-Dirty-UX-Testing-Design-Tips-Mini-Series
Silverlight TV 78: Designing Tiles and Splash Screens for Windows Phone (Design Tips Mini Series) http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SilverlightTV/Silverlight-TV-78-Designing-Tiles-and-Splash-Screens-for-Windows-Phone-Design-Tips-Mini-Series
Inside Windows Phone #24 - User Experience for Windows Phone Apps http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Windows+Phone/Inside-Windows-Phone-24-User-Experience-for-Windows-Phone-Apps
Windows Phone Design Team @wpdesignteam http://www.twitter.com/wpdesignteam
Windows Phone @windowsphone http://www.twitter.com/windowsphone
Mike Kruseniski Blog http://mkruzeniski.posterous.com/ Twitter @mkruzeniski http://twitter.com/mkruzeniski
Corrina Black, Windows Phone Design Lead for Developer Experience @corrinab http://twitter.com/corrinab
Arturo Toledo, UX Designer Developer Experience @arturot http://ux.artu.tv http://twitter.com/arturot
Windows Phone Design Twitter List http://twitter.com/#!/arturot/windows-phone-design
You may have seen the recently released Consumer Preview of Windows 8, giving you a taste of what our new Operating System has to offer. You may have also downloaded the developer preview or seen some of the sessions from our BUILD conference.
Getting started with Windows 8
This spring we’re running a series of overview sessions for developers across the UK. Join us to get the inside story on how best to take advantage of these opportunities and get ahead of the game on your app building.
Now whilst these are aimed at Professional Developers I think you as students would benefit as well. Here are the initial events and I’ll keep you informed as we do more activity around Windows 8
We know you love the way Windows Phone puts People First. Do you want to win one? Course you do! We have put together a competition for those people who like writing Apps for mobile devices. With our latest programme, only available to students aged 16 or over in the UK, we want to encourage you to write lots of Apps and submit them via App Hub into the Marketplace.
For EVERY app you write, during the periods of the competition, (see the detailed terms and conditions here) you’ll have a chance to win one of 100 Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phones. We also want to reward those who write top quality Apps so we are complimenting the random prize draw with a judged competition, the top prize being a trip to our offices to spend a day honing your skills and your Apps with our deep technical experts.
Putting it simply
To enter the competition you simply need to register with your LiveID, App Hub Publisher name, preferred contact email address and mobile phone number and that’s it. Obviously you then need to publish Apps to have a chance of winning.
A couple of weeks ago I took the jump into Windows Phone development and I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Using DreamSpark the tools were easy to set up and registering on the marketplace as easy.
Then there is learning the code. I was already competent in VB coding so this helped me but there were still some changes which I need to learn, this is where the resources available really came into their own. Windows Phone is already an extremely nice platform to program for but the tools available to everyone made life and switching to Windows Phone programming even easier. The tutorials can show you everything from starting on your very first program to moving to the Windows Phone platform, the new tools and how it works.
For me the best thing was using a platform which flows wells and gives you so much in the way of starting code. Every application you create is based on some sort of skeleton code meaning less work for you in design and more time for you to work on your code and get the best application possible.
There is also a great community on Windows Phone, on both the official forums and other forums such as XDA-Developers. The people there will help you with any code problems you help and endeavour to get you what you need to build the best app. These people are there because they love the platform, they love the development process (and why wouldn’t they?) and because they love to see new people joining them.
So where did I start? Design. The first thing you need to do is design your app so you know what you need to code and what goes where inside the app. Once this stage is done we can get started on the code.
Windows Phone is so simple to code. I started and within 6 hours my app was finished. The trick is to use the tools available on both the app hub and other online resources. Skeleton code can be your best friend if you utilise it well.
Then there is the app submission. I don’t think this process could have been easier. Upload your app, fill in a few details, upload some screenshots from the emulator and your logos with this you can submit your app for verification.
This is where the waiting game begins; fortunately this is a quick process and tends to take 1-3 days. Once this is done your app is in the marketplace and ready to go.
So I came from a background with previous experience in coding so what about someone who hasn’t? On Friday Microsoft came down to Bournemouth University to run a Windows Phone Camp. This went down very well with the students many of whom had never touched the tools before and some who had only just started coding. With their help and the tutorials online in the space of 3 days a novice had written and app and started private testing, with the hope of publishing his app by the end of the week.
That’s how easy it is to write your apps for this platform.
Another attendee who was previously a “I hate Microsoft” person and hardcore Linux user had a play with the devices, the tools and saw how simple and nice it was to code for the platform and made the switch. He is now going to start using Window Phone as his primary device and move from webOS coding to Windows Phone coding.
So as you can see there is something for everyone with Windows Phone, user or developer it’s the nicest experience you can have.
Hi everyone! My name is Natasha Joseph and I have just joined the Academic Team at Microsoft. Although I have only been here just over a week, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere different for this year, and am really excited to get going. In writing this blog, I want to give you an insight into what it’s like at Microsoft and give all those young students out there, a few helpful hints on how you could successfully get yourself an internship here, just like me.
For the past two years I have been studying at Exeter University doing Business Management, with the dream of one day becoming a successful manager in marketing. Some may be questioning, ‘what is a girl who is doing business, with no particular technical experience, doing at Microsoft!?’
This is where I want to begin…
When first visiting the offices, I was guilty of those typical Microsoft misconceptions; I was expecting a load of tech geeks in suits, however my whole perception of the place that day changed and I fell in love. The place is relaxed and full of colour, the technology available is far beyond my previous comprehension, the offices are slick and fashionable and the whole lifestyle here is just so forwards moving. I remember leaving that day thinking, ‘WHEN CAN I START!?’ It was perfect and everything I wanted in a workplace. Best of all, I could genuinely imagine myself fitting into the Microsoft community. And that is just what Microsoft is like… a tight knit community and family, a quality that most big corporates lack.
I won’t lie and say that anyone can get a job at Microsoft, but it is justifiable to say that an employee can come from anywhere. The diverse ranges of people within these buildings are just amazing, and I can honestly say that everyone here truly fits in. Whether you are a lover of consulting, a great communicator and networker or a person who prefers a role helping to develop the most innovative of technologies, there is a place for you here. Not only that, but all the work done here is truly meaningful, with every employees making a real difference. That is a quality that really attracted me, as I really wanted a lot of responsibility, and a chance to own my own projects, and that is just what I have been given.
However, the process to get this internship and any job here is not for the faint hearted, as there are a lot of stages in order to get to the final few. These include; application forms, online tests, telephone interviews and assessment centres. I would say to anyone who wishes to apply, that firstly make sure this is the place for you, check it is the culture you want in a workplace, and that there is a role or department you are really interested in (although the HR team here is really good at figuring out how well and where you could fit.) Secondly, at all stages of the application process, BE YOURSELF AND BE HONEST! There is nothing worse than someone who pretends to be a certain way, and then comes to a place which they may not really enjoy. Lastly, I would recommend to really do your research, as you want to love the place you are working in. As I started delving more and more into the world of Microsoft and the sheer range of AMAZING products and services they have to offer, it soon became hard not to love.
If I could leave everyone with one message, it would be to encourage people to apply for jobs here. If you are in the same position as I was just a few months ago, and are looking at companies to work for, this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime and I feel really lucky to have been offered it. I couldn’t speak more highly of the benefits and rewards you can get from working at Microsoft. It is an incredible place to work and I am now a real MICRO-LOVER!
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @Tashjoseph66, and anyone who has any questions can email me at email@example.com. Keep in touch!