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Springboard from mortarboard to onboard, Hilary Pike & Diane Curtis, Academic Developer Evangelists
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    10 Programming Proverbs Every Software Student Should Know

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    To complement our reading of Code Complete through the technical book club, here is a great listing of 10 Programming Proverbs by Kevin Pang that every software student should know.  Read his article for the full descriptions of these in the software...
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    In Remembrance of the Inventor of Cliffs Notes

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    Before the “ For Dummies ” series swept the category of yellow books, a smaller more targeted set of books helped students everywhere get to know their literature classics called Cliffs Notes . Without these books I would not have understood most of the...
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    Vanity Popfly Mashups

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    You may have read an earlier C4F article Creating a Vanity Search Page using Windows Live Search.  I wanted to create a Vanity mashup for my Facebook page to show off my YouTube channel, but while there were YouTube blocks on Popfly they didn’t cover...
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    Technical Book Club: Code Complete - Motivation

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    The first book for our technical book club will be Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell.    Why did I choose Code Complete? In conversations with recent college grads and college students, there are...
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    The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

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    As it turns out many people find my blog by searching for this rule, so I thought I’d make a post that’s more on target for people to find.  This is a great concept and especially relevant for teams headed to the Imagine Cup US finals in Cambridge...
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    First all girls team in the US Imagine Cup Finals

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    I was excited to see Mary Jo Foley’s post about the All-women's team making the Imagine Cup contest finals   Ashley Myers, Erin “Ed” Donahue and Malisa Vongskul are working on Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) and make up team...
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    Oprah and FIRST Robotics, Microsoft Unlimited Potential

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    FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition is one of those events that is so amazing you just can’t describe. If you ever have a chance to volunteer, mentor a team, or donate some cash to this organization don...
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    LEGO Rock Band Video Game Announced

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    An awesome combination of LEGO ® and Rock Band ® , check out this announcement. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090421005517&newsLang=en “LEGO Rock Band combines the multiplayer music experience of...
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    Microsoft IT Arcade Game - ServerQuest II

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    Keith Combs , one of our IT Professional Evangelists and fantastic blogger announces the release of ServerQuest II a learning game for IT enthusiasts.  If you’re a student interested in IT and IT aspects of software, keep in touch with Keith’s blog...
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    Designing User Experiences and Mobile Applications

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    “ Ask anyone over 25 what digit they use to ring a doorbell and most people will pop up their index finger. But ask a youngster and they are much more likely to extend a thumb.”  Read the full article here Do you wonder how texting might change the...
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    IE8 Web Slices, Accelerators, ESPN, and eBay

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    Internet Explorer (IE) 8 has a number of cool features including Color- Coded Tabs that group together connected tabs, web slices, and accelerators.  What is an accelerator ?  An accelerator allows you to quickly take an action based on highlighted...
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    Technical Book Club: Code Complete Book #1

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    The first book we’re reading for our Technical Book Club is Code Complete. Order it today if you want to read along. I’ll provide summaries and insights as we go along. Here are some other book recommendations and books I'm considering for this year for...
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    Virtual Developer Round Table in Reaction Grid

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    Are you interested in Silverlight development?  Join our virtual .NET community in Reaction Grid for a Developer Round Table .  When :  Friday, April 17 2009, 2:00 PST (5:00 EST) What happens developers get together and chat about their...
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    Microsoft Student Partners: An Interview

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    Prasid , Paul , Tracy and I run the Microsoft Student Partners Program for the US.  Paul and two of our Microsoft Student Partners were interviewed, here what they have to say over at Chubby Brain. “Beyond angel investors and venture capital firms...
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    MIX 09 Announcements

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    MIX 09 had some great announcements for web developers and we designers, I thought I’d post a summary of some of the announcements here so you can follow up on those that interest you.  This Week on Channel9 has a great re-cap where they discuss...
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    31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge

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    I follow @problogger on Twitter and am starting off the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge.   We started by defining the mission of your blog , and today we’re moving onto the elevator pitch.  So, will I improve my blog … we’ll see, let...
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    Mission: Springboard from Mortarboard to Onboard

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    I started this blog because I wanted a place to encapsulate all the opportunities that Microsoft has for students.  When I joined Microsoft as an academic evangelist, I learned about a lot of great programs and ideas of which most students were unaware...
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    10 Skills Developers Will Need in the Next Five Years

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    Aimee Sprung, our Students 2 Business Lead pointed out a great article about much needed skills.  This article at TechRepublic is a great summary.  For more advice, articles, and to help find a job join our Students 2 Business community ! Read...
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    Silverlight for MySpace Developer Platform

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    Exciting announcement from Michael’s blog about MySpace and Silverlight. “Now you can build Silverlight applications for the MySpace Developer Platform !  I have been working with MySpace for months on this initiative and now we have some exciting...
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    Microsoft Student Partners Makeover

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    The Microsoft Student Partners website got a much needed makeover.  Now you can see the profiles of students in your country.  Please note, only a subset of countries have been included in this first release.  Here is one of the MSPs from...
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