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December, 2004

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    First round deadline extended

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    Shreyas Vijaykumar posted on his blog that the first round deadline has been moved for Office Designer, Rendering, Short Film, Web Development, and Technology Business Plan invitationals of Imagine Cup . It was March 1, 2005 and it was moved to April...
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    Open Discussion on Windows and Linux

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    Martin A. Taylor and Bill Hilf hold an Open Discussion on Windows and Linux from the Microsoft perspective. In this third installment of TechNet Radio you will learn about the comparative differences between Windows and Linux and other open-source alternatives...
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    Inside story on SP2

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    Paul Thurrott has an interesting interview with Todd Wanke, Ryan Burkhardt, and Jon Murchinson about the creation of Windows XP SP2 . If you are wondering why SP2 is so big, Rebecca Norlander answered that question on Channel 9 as well as gave a demo...
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    Version 2.0 of Paint.NET available for free download

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    As mentioned on Rick Brewster's blog , Paint.NET v2.0 is now available for download . Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation program that was coded in C# by students at Washington State University. Check out the screenshots . -James (Cal. State...
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    Are you on the naughty or nice list?

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    There is more than one way to get on Santa's nice list as this FoxTrot comic illustrates. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Finished the holiday shopping yet?

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    If you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, hopefully you are not seeking any of the products Jim Louderback describes in his article. While these products shouldn't be too hard to find who would really want one? Jim's article details, Ten to Avoid...
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    Ever wanted to port an app from Linux to Windows (.NET)?

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    Over the past week Josh Blake of James Madison University has ported an application from Linux to Windows primarily using C# . I had to learn a lot about the Win32 API...and I'm talking some intense stuff, like Access Control Entries (ACE), Desktop API...
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    Special Holiday Episode of MSDN TV

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    Don Box and Chris Anderson demo the basics of writing custom layout code in Avalon. There is also a rendition of a classic holiday poem at the end of the episode. -James ( Cal. State University , Long Beach )
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    Blogging required in a Northwestern course

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    Nitish comments on a course at Northwestern requiring students to blog. Would you be interested in taking a course like this, using the experience of blogging as a learning tool about society? (Side question - that course will use Wordpress. What engines...
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    Imagine Cup Algorithm Invitational Update

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    The Imagine Cup team is soliciting user feed back based on two UIs that will be used for the Algorithm Invitational of the Imagine Cup . Check out the post here from Shreyas . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    Themes for XP

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    James, one of our contributing students, just blogged about the new Christmas Theme available for Windows XP over on his theSpoke blog (it's always fun when you have multiple blogs, and keep track of what you post where!). He also points to the Energy...
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    The power of grad students...

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    Students at University of Illinois Chicago dug under the covers of various UNIX applications and claim to have discovered 44 bugs . -Kevin
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    Bill Gates on the secret of success

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    Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect, answers the questions he is asked most frequently, including the secret to his success. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Ever wonder how people actually use cameraphones?

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    Kevin Schofield , from Microsoft Research, points to an interesting study .
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    Free resource DVD

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    Thomas Nguyen , Microsoft Student Ambassador at University of Houston, mentions that the Visual Studio Partner Resource DVD is available. It includes full, trial and demo products from 45 VSIP Partners, featuring some familiar partners like Borland, Infragistics...
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    P2P in 15 Lines of Code

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    Peer-to-Peer technology while viewed by many as a bad thing, becuase it tends to provide an easy means to infringe on copyrights is an extremely powerful technology that won't be disappearing any time soon. Ed Felten and Alex Halderman of Princenton developed...
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    Chat with the Visual Studio 2005 team!

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    The Visual Studio 2005 (ex-Whidbey) team will be chatting on December 15th about the new templates and starter kits, including tips and tricks. -Kevin
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2005

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    The Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2005 is up and running. If you're a Software/Computer Engineering major, this could be a great way get some more recognition for your idea (after you win out in the Imagine Cup , of course!). Alfred found some good...
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    More Visual Gaming (Imagine Cup) links

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    Alfred Thompson, a Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist in New England, keeps a great blog going over on theSpoke . He'd especially interested in the Visual Gaming Invitational for Imagine Cup - c heck out his latest posts on it. -Kevin (Microsoft...
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    Student Ambassador from SUNY - Binghampton - Imagine Cup Blog

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    Pu Liu, a Microsoft Student Ambassador from SUNY - Binghampton, started up a blog for students on his campus all about Imagine Cup . Lots of cool links and resources about the competition to be had there. -Kevin (Microsoft)
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    Researchers claim Linux has fewer bugs

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    From Slashdot: Wired has an article stating that according to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure...
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    Apple Student Blogs

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    Apple is trying out an interesting concept in blogging , not unlike MSDN Student Flash . It just got started on November 18th, and while off to a bit of a slow start (13 posts since then), they do seem to be picking up the pace. The idea is students sharing...
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    Is your department a member of MSDNAA?

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    MSDN Academic Alliance school member search site now includes the URL's for MSDNAA Software Centers. Ever wonder what software other departments make available? -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Find anything, anywhere, fast!

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    Finals are almost over so now what are you going to do? How about some nice beta software to play with in time for the holidays? Check out the MSN Toolbar Suite beta . -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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    Step by step Imagine Cup registration

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    Joshua Blake , a Microsoft Student Ambassador, created a great site to explain the process for signing up for Imagine Cup . Make sure everyone on your campus is registered! -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
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