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  • Blog Post: Bill Gates and the Windows Embedded Student Challenge

    Justin Creasy is blogging about the Microsoft Windows Embedded Student Challenge ( WESC 2005 ) event going on this week-end in Redmond. In this installment he talks about Bill Gates visiting the teams who have come from all over the world. Justin was part of the team that won this event last year. Since...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth

    Wait until you see what is coming this summer! Chandu Thota who is on the team getting the Virtual Earth project going has some screen shots on his blog . Maps, aerial imagery, photos, directories and more. This is going to be big. - Alfred (Microsoft)
  • Blog Post: MSN Newsbot

    MSN Newsbot uses search and MSNBC to gather news from over 4,000 sources on the internet. Read all about it at the MSN Sandbox . Try the US version at http://newsbot.msnbc.msn.com But if you live some place else visit the Sandbox site for direct links to well over 20 custom bots for different languages...
  • Blog Post: VS.NET 2004 Sucks, Use KDevelop

    A friend just pointed out an article over on NewsForge , The Online Newspaper for Linux and Open Source. The article attempts to compare VS.NET and KDevelop and according to the article KDevelop is the winner: “Given the choice between these two contenders, I'd be more likely to place my bets on...
  • Blog Post: The NCAA will NEVER be forgiven

    After reading Scoble’s blog , Kevin Shofield’s post and the comment by Alfred I am completely outraged. The current ruling by the NCAA is something that I will never forgive. At the current time computer science enrollments are dropping on the average nationally and schools are trying to...
  • Blog Post: Virtual What?

    Have you seen Virtual Server 2005 or played with Virtual PC? Well if you haven’t (and even if you have) there are two great videos on Channel 9 about these products. I would highly encourage everyone to check them out. Virtual Server Post Virtual PC Post --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Blog Post: Are you going to be the Last Developer Standing?

    A friend and student ambassador pointed out a contest, The Last Developer Standing , and asked me to promote it. I began looking into the contest and it appeared to be really cool, until I read the rules and regulations and found out the contest is only open to Canadian citizens. So if you’re Canadian...
  • Blog Post: NewsGator Plug-In for Community Server

    I have created a workspace on GotDotNet for this plug-in. The code that is up there is pretty much just a proof of concept code. While it works there is no plug-in documentation or code documentation. I do plan to update this later in the week, but for now I do not have the time and wanted to get it...
  • Blog Post: Like sharing music AND seeing a cool implementation of Community Server code?

    Then you should visit Crossfader , a new community site for “the global electronic artist”, courtesy of Microsoft . This is built on the new Community Server code from Telligent Systems – the basic version of which is open source, so download and use away! It’s roots are the ...
  • Blog Post: How would Slashdot percieve the MSA program?

    Is the Microsoft Student Ambassador (MSA) program really worth it? I would have to say yes! The program is an excellent program and you can see other companies such as IBM, Apple, and Sun running similar program. One thing that is unique about the program is the way it is structured. Once awarded the...
  • Blog Post: Want to become a Microsoft Student Ambassador?

    The Microsoft Student Ambassador program is an excellent program that provides students excited about technology ( Microsoft , .NET , C# , VB.NET , Apple , Linux , FreeBSD , Java , PHP , etc...) a way to interact with Microsoft . The Student Ambassador program is in it's 4th year now looking to make...
  • Blog Post: Shared Source Projects from Microsoft

    Josh Ledgard has a great blog entry where he talks about shared source project by Microsoft employees. He provides links to a bunch of them. Take a look. Perhaps you'll find something useful and want to join the community around one of these projects. Alfred (Microsoft)
  • Blog Post: The places technology takes us...

    Most of the time you never know where life's going to lead you next. It may lead you down a path you never wished to go, it may lead you to being famous, or maybe something that perked your interest will become a world wide fad. There's a great article in wired about "toothing" a fad in Europe right...
  • Blog Post: Mono and .NET on Linux

    Josh Blake and a friend put together a great blogcast on using Mono and Linux to run .NET applications. They also show off GTK# and a few other features. Check out the blog cast here . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Blog Post: What should the Student Flash cover?

    Students – a question for you all. What would you like us to cover in this blog (or over on the e-newsletter)? Our goal so far has been to do two things: 1. Cover some of the things going on at Microsoft that are of interest to student developers – contests, Web sites, things like that...
  • Blog Post: The Tablet Experience

    Josh Blake a Student Ambassador from James Madison University just wrote about his recent experience with the m200 . --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic for Newbies

    Julia Lerman pointed out a great new column by MSDN staffer Betsy Aoki, on Visual Basic for Newbies. The first post is entitled “Don’t Freak Out About Visual Studio ”. If you’re just getting started and the whole thing intimidates you, this is a good place to go! -Kevin (Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: It's Been Slow

    Sorry for the lack of posts lately I have been super busy and it appears that many of the other academic folks have been as well. I watch a lot of blogs right now (I haven't hit the Scoble mark yet) and many of the academic blogs have been very dry lately :-(. I am hoping that in the next week or so...
  • Blog Post: Been a bit slow on the postings...

    We’ll try to pick things up shortly, but we’ve been slow for a couple reasons: our two student bloggers, James and Eric, have been rather busy lately! James is graduating and entering the working world (my condolences!) and Eric has been busy interviewing with the Visual C# team here at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Interview Problems

    I have just posted most of the problems that I was asked throughout the interview process at Microsoft . I did not post my solutions, but if you are really interested please don't hesitate to contact me. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Blog Post: The Interview

    I have finally gotten around to writing about my interview experience. I ended up interviewing with the Visual C# and WebDev team. The experience was great and I have written more about it here , here and here . --Eric (Grand Valley State Univesity)
  • Blog Post: Earn a Microsoft "Ship-It" award by creating a VS05 Powertoy

    Sara Ford from the Visual Studio Core Test test team pointed out this idea for how to show off you code skills and earn yourself a Microsoft "Ship-It"* award in the process! VS Core Community Powertoys Contribute code over on their community site on GotDotNet and help build the latest cool powertoys...
  • Blog Post: Scoble visits his alma mater to talk on blogging

    For those students in Silicon Valley, Scoble is speaking today at San Jose State at 2:30PM Pacific about the blogosphere. See Steve Sloan's post for more details . [Updated: - he's also doing a Geek Dinner at 6pm tonight , if you can't make the presentation] -Kevin (Microsoft)
  • Blog Post: AOL Instant Messenger, a Better Alternative?

    I still think ICQ is by far the superior IM client, but unfortunately the rest of the world doesn't agree. It was back in my later high school days that I decided to switch from ICQ to AIM, because that's what all my friends were using and the sole purpose for me using IM was to communicate with my friends...
  • Blog Post: Who Needs Luck Anyway?

    Recently I have been contacted by a few companies about possible job opportunities and it's great. What I like best about it is that I am not actually out actively looking for these positions, but yet most of them are finding me one way or another. If I decide to interview with the company and tell my...
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