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  • Blog Post: Startup talk at SP Jain

    Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the SP Jain Center of Management in Dubai Technology Week to a group of MBA students with technology backgrounds. I was very impressed with the level of students at this school; we’re actually working with groups of students from there this year on...
  • Blog Post: The results for Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 are in … and the winners are

    Sekna, our academic programs manager has posted the Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional finals results on the new Microsoft Gulf Community Blog .  1st Place – Kuwait (AUK) – TWTD 2nd Place – Oman (SQU) – Show me the Traffic 3rd Place – Bahrain (University of Bahrain) – Cash Trash 4th Place – UAE (UoWD...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional Finals – May 3rd

    Next week is a big week for us: Visual Studio 2010 launch in Dubai on May 2nd and our Imagine Cup Gulf Regional Finals on May 3rd. It’s been a fun year working with all the students and it’s great to see all of their work in the projects that were selected for the regional finals.  It’s been difficult...
  • Blog Post: Oman education event

    Thanks to all the faculty and representatives from higher education in Oman who attended the event today. I’ve posted my presentation below that includes links to all of the relevant programs embedded into the slide deck. Every student that wants to learn about the Microsoft programs for them: Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Digital Lifestyle of a Student event - HCT Abu Dhabi Mens College (Feb 2nd)

    In partneship with the Higher College of Technonolgies in UAE , we'll be hosting the "Digital Lifestyle of a Student" event on Feb 2nd at Abu Dhabi Mens College . If you're a student in the UAE, I would reccommend attending this event if you can to see all of the latest Microsoft technologies and how...
  • Blog Post: Signing up for dreamspark

    I’ve had several people ask me about the process for how to download software through DreamSpark . It couldn’t be easier. Go to http://www.dreamspark.com Sign in with a LiveID (Remember this can be any email address including your .edu school address) Select your Country, then University...
  • Blog Post: Imagine cup gaming finalist now available on Xbox live

    Megalopolis, one of the Game Dev finalists of Imagine Cup 2008 from Germany is now commercially available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Try out the demo if you have an Xbox, or check out the video . Amazing what students can do these days, the team’s site has screenshots and a description of the environmental...
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