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  • Blog Post: Ready for the real world?

    Our team--Microsoft Learning--has been launching a ton of resources and special offers to help people ( including students ) work their way towards great jobs in IT, and we've just launched a brand-new offer! With the Student Second Shot package, you can pay a special student rate for a student certification...
  • Blog Post: Develop for Windows Mobile, potentially win great prizes

    First, welcome to Imagine Cup 2010 ! We hope you're excited for this year's competition. Second, I just learned about an exciting competition for anyone interested in developing for the mobile platform. Microsoft is launching the Race to Market Challenge , a new contest daring you to create the coolest...
  • Blog Post: Learn more about developing Windows Mobile 6 applications!

    The Ramp Up program has launched a new, free learning track: Develop Windows Mobile 6 Applications! The content in this track is provided by subject-matter gurus and is offered in a variety of forms ranging from articles and virtual labs to codecasts and slidecasts. Check out this and other learning...
  • Blog Post: Ready for Windows 7?

    Erwin, Joanne and I have been running an internal build of Windows 7 for months, and we LOVE it. So I'm thrilled that the Release Candidate is finally being made public! The final, official product won't be out for a while (I don't actually know when--it's a big secret :-D), but if you want to check...
  • Blog Post: We're multilingual!

    ...well, not really (I'm not, at least), but there's a brand-new widget on this page that will help us speak to you in your language. Erwin's added a "Translate this page" box on the right side of this screen which will let you translate all of the text into one of 13 languages. How did we do it?...
  • Blog Post: Whoa! New competition!

    I just returned from vacation (I spent a week in two amazing and beautiful cities--if you live there, I'm jealous!) and while I was gone the Imagine Cup team announced a new competition for YOU to design the 2009 Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals website! This sounds like an amazing opportunity to get really...
  • Blog Post: Check your email...

    If you participated in the IT Challenge, watch your email this weekend for some exciting announcements! Everyone who advanced to Round 2 will receive a special award from Microsoft IT Academy: you'll get to be among the first to check out a brand-new, unreleased learning product before the rest of the...
  • Blog Post: Download the February Free E-Book Offer!

    These are available until February 25, 2009 . That's soon! Download 'em now: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! by Patrice Pelland Make building new programming skills fun and fast with a quick-start, project-based approach. Click to download ********************...
  • Blog Post: We know you have more questions...

    We hope you enjoyed the Live Sessions we've offered over the past few months! We want to help you continue to interact with Microsoft experts as you prepare for your competitions, so send us your questions about the Microsoft technologies you’re using and we’ll answer some of them in short videos posted...
  • Blog Post: Are you Certifiable? Well, are you?

    Do you like tech trivia? Do you like random trivia? Do you miss Clippy, the wise-cracking paper clip who used to help you out in Microsoft Office? (Do you all even remember Clippy? Am I really that old? :-D) If you answered yes to any of those questions, or if you just like game shows, check out Are...
  • Blog Post: Even more Ramp Up updates!

    The Ramp Up program has just announced another new track: SharePoint for Developers, Part 2 ! This track, and all of the Ramp Up learning tracks, teach the skills you need in a guided path, making the learning process easier and more efficient. We announced the introduction of SharePoint for Developers...
  • Blog Post: New updates to Ramp Up!

    Hi all, The Ramp Up program, which is a featured learning resource for the Software Design, Embedded Development, Game Development and Robotics & Algorithm competitions, now includes a new learning track! Read on for more information... Ramp Up News: SharePoint for Developers - Part I has Launched...
  • Blog Post: Even more Live Sessions! Software Design (11/19) and Embedded Development (11/20)

    If you're registered to compete in the Software Design or Embedded Development competitions--heck, if you think you MIGHT register to compete in either one--you won't want to miss the Live Sessions we're presenting this week. The Software Design sessions (November 19, 8am and 8pm Seattle time) will be...
  • Blog Post: Robotics & Algorithm Live Session on Thursday, November 13

    If you're competing in the Robotics invitational, you won't want to miss our Live Session on November 13, featuring Imagine Cup Project Lead Rogerio Panigassi. Details are below. Register today, and we'll see you online on the 13th! Register for November 13 Live Session with Microsoft Experts ...
  • Blog Post: Coming this weekend: E-Reference Libraries!

    Are you registered for this year's IT Challenge or Software Design competitions? Would you like to be able to read and search Microsoft Press books as you prepare for these competitions without carrying around lots of big, heavy books or spending a lot of money? If you answered "yes" to both questions...
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