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  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Kicks Off in Qatar!

    We are very excited to announce that we have launched Imagine Cup, which is the biggest student technology competition in the world, for the second time in Qatar. After the excellent results we've seen the Qatar local team celebrate last year (being ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at the Global...
  • Blog Post: Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start (Free online course + Free exam vouchers)

    This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480...
  • Blog Post: Your Chance to Impact the World - Imagine Cup 2013!

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges. Over the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# (Free online course!)

    Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world? Not sure where to start? Start here! Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

    Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today . It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

    This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 to be held in Russia!

    On the 22nd of June, 2012, as part of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, was the signing of an agreement on the World Wide Finals competition of Imagine Cup 2013 to be held in St. Petersburg in the summer of 2013! Over the past 10 years Imagine Cup finals were held in the most exotic and exciting...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon... Are you up for the challenge?

    Microsoft Gulf presents the Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon ... The Windows Phone 7 is set to make an impact in the Gulf pretty soon, and this is your chance to make a mark as a developer for the Gulf. To encourage all the young and talented aspiring developers, Microsoft is proud to host...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UAE – Meet Your Winners!

    On April 23, the Imagine Cup UAE Country Finals were held.  The top 5 teams presented their solutions to some of the toughest problems such as environmental sustainability, health and piracy.  With a captive audience, Samer Abu-Ltaif kicked off the event with a keynote around student technology...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
  • Blog Post: Star Wars is Coming to Kinect!

    In anticipation of the Kinect Star Wars launch, Radio 1 is hosting a week long (April 1st-5th) competition for both its Breakfast Show and Simon B (afternoon) listeners. Kinect Star Wars is the ultimate in family entertainment as it brings together family members of all ages – games and Star Wars fans...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals – You’re Invited

    You are invited to attend the Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals! Register online today to see the top 5 teams in action on April 23 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Students from around the world use their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UAE Top Teams Announced

    Over the past few months, students from around the UAE have been applying their creativity, skills, passion and imagination to “ Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. ” They stepped up to the challenge and created some outstanding innovative projects! For the readers who...
  • Blog Post: Conduit Streamlines Windows Phone App Development

    Conduit Mobile enables content owners to move their content to Window Phone apps quickly, simply, and at no cost . Furthermore, Conduit Mobile empowers content owners to maintain, promote and analyze their Windows Phone apps, all from one web interface control panel. Conduit also enables submission of...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    Want to win a Kinect? or a trip to Australia? This is the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. For a decade, students have shown the world their innovative solutions to help improve and change the lives of people around the globe....
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Starter Kit for Students/Schools

    Want to build a Windows Phone 7 app?  Not sure how to start?  Check out this great project that was built to allow you to easily update the content and the appearance to match your university, technology club, student association ,etc…  There is excellent documentation to guide you through...
  • Blog Post: The Kinect Accelerator

    Ten Startups.  Three Months.  Unlimited Innovation. If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft WebMatrix Tutorials for Students

    Ever wanted to build your own website?  Maybe you’ve already built a site as part of a school/uni project...  Now you can create a website in no time using Microsoft WebMatrix.  It’s a free tool to make things very simple for you! WebMatrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Turning Any Surface into a Touchscreen

    I stumbled upon this article and was really amazed at what people are doing using Kinect.  This project, developed by Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute, looks like something from a science fiction movie.   Check out the full story :
  • Blog Post: Idea of the Week–Creative Competition for Students

    If you're a student – you’re lucky   There are so many programs offered for students, and it seems the number of competitions just keeps growing.  Are you ready to learn about another opportunity for you? Competition: Idea of the Week Are you a student with a great app idea?  Submit it...
  • Blog Post: Last Call for Microsoft Student Partners in the UAE!

    Attention students! This is the last and final week to submit your application for the prestigious Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program! What an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Microsoft family :) Students do not need to have technology-related major. They do need to have a true passion...
  • Blog Post: Meet Two Outstanding Microsoft Student Partners!

    The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program in the Gulf is full of amazing students doing amazing things. UNI Magazine brings us the story two of our most active MSPs from the UAE. They have successfully led huge events on campus, spread the word about new technologies and become true leaders at Bits...
  • Blog Post: 15-year-old Excel Guru - Already Offered a Job!

    Rebecca Rickwood, a 15-year-old pupil at Sawtry Community College in Cambridgeshire has been offered a £100,000 job at Course Academy, "after she finishes school, of course!" The promised job is based on her becoming World Champion in Microsoft Excel 2007 at a competition run by Certiport in...
  • Blog Post: Attention Students in the Gulf - Microsoft Student Partners :)

    Attention all students in the Gulf....you are invited you to be part of the Microsoft family :) Microsoft Student Partners are being selected now! Microsoft Student Partners in the Gulf are an elite group of university-level students in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman who are selected as...
  • Blog Post: Students/Recent Graduates: Apply Today for Software Development Roles at Microsoft!

    Students in the Gulf region… this is your chance! They are hiring recent graduates from the Middle East and Africa region, with interviews scheduled to take place in Dubai in the coming weeks. What fuels your passion? Deciding where to start your career can be as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. Maybe...
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