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    Winners of the 2009 US Imagine Cup Microsoft Student Competition

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    Huge Congratulations to all the Imagine Cup participants and winners!  Here are your 2009 US Imagine Cup winners: 1st Place:  Multi-Point Web ($8,000 trip to Cairo, Egypt for WW finals) 2nd Place:  Mango Bunnies ($4,000) 3rd Place: ...
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    Technical Mom Picture Time: Send in Pics with O’Reilly Books

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    O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com .  They plan to post a picture page of technical mom’s with their books...
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    Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 now available through DreamSpark, MSDN, MSDN AA, and TechNet

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    Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 now available through DreamSpark, MSDN, MSDN AA, and TechNet The long awaited developer tooling is here!  The Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 RTM (Release to Manufacture) is now available through DreamSpark...
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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...
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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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    Technical Book Club: Code Complete Book #1

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    Technorati Tags: books Technical Book Club: Code Complete Book #1 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. ...
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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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    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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    Installing Win7 from USB onto Netbook or EeePC

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    My team at Microsoft won a diversity award and part of the prize was a new Asus EeePC .  I’m installing Win7 on it today, thanks to some instructions Clint Rutkas laid out.  I’ll post them here in case you’re in the same boat.  Please note...
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    MIX Web Design Conference Direct from a Student

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    Microsoft Students 2 Business is a Microsoft community that helps students connect with Microsoft partners and professionals to gain experience, mentoring and jobs.  This month, Microsoft Students 2 Business sent Janis Lee at UIUC to attend the MIX...
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    Microsoft Student with Encarta for Free

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    Get Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2009 at no additional cost when you license the 2007 Microsoft Office suite, or any component thereof, before June 30, 2009*! Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2009 is the ultimate homework assistant for...
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    Alfred’s Monday Morning Links

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    Alfred Thompson posts a set of links each week that are a great source of information.  A few of these that are particularly relevant, find the full article here or follow Alfred on Twitter . Got girls? Live in Texas? UT Austin has a girls tech camp...
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    Kodu Now available on PC

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    Kodu , a game programming environment for kids of all ages is now available on PC. Watch Alfred demonstrate how it works. (turn up the volume it’s soft) Who’s using Kodu? In Detroit, Michigan we have been watching our friends at Explorer Elementary who...
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    Imagine Cup Countdown Gadget

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    Excited about Imagine Cup Egypt?  Check out this new Imagine Cup Egypt count-down gadget created by Andreas Balzar
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    Windows 7 Links

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    The buzz around Windows 7 continues to grow with great new features like AeroShake , integration with IE8, ISO Burning and more. My favorite Vista feature was the Start Menu. I love being able to open the start medallion and type a filename or program...
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    DreamSpark High School Now Available

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    DreamSpark High School launches!  Great news for high school students, teachers, and administrators alike!  Just one year ago we launched the DreamSpark offering which gives students the ability to directly download software using their university...
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    Microsoft Student Partners Blog

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    One of the programs I work on in the US is the Microsoft Student Partners Program and they’ve just started a Student Partners blog !  Keep in touch with what Student Partners are doing around the world by following the blog or following us on Twitter ...
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    Due Today! Imagine Cup US Software Design Submissions

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    Diane and I have been working around the clock to get people excited about Imagine Cup and the deadline is finally here.  If you’re working on a Qualifying Round submission or have a great idea, you have until tonight January 22nd at 11:59 pm PST...
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    Student Scholarships available for Digital Games cruise

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    Yep, it’s a cruise.  And some of the top games researchers and companies will be on board talking about digital games.  And it could be FREE!  The rules around submitting for a student scholarship at the Foundations of Digital Games are...
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    Windows Azure

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    Today at the PDC, Ray Ozzie announced our cloud computing platform (called Windows Azure).  Using the platform, developers will be able to build .NET-based applications in the cloud using our data centers.  This kicks of a new revolution in...
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    Confessions of a Woman Developer: Microsoft, IBM, and Intel - the experience of one

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    The black and blues of Intel, IBM, and Microsoft, surviving chips to bits without much bruising.  I’ve worked at 3 of the largest computer companies in the world and I wanted to share my experiences here with you.  Intel – a software person...
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    A Fish Out of Water: Being a Man at Grace Hopper

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    Randy Guthrie blogs about being one of a few men at Grace Hopper: http://blogs.msdn.com/mis_laboratory/archive/2008/10/03/a-fish-out-of-water-1-300-women-technologists-5-men-at-the-2008-grace-hopper-conference.aspx
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    Confessions of a Woman Developer: I’m a singer and I’m a PC

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    When I lived in Columbus, I went to see Def Poetry Jam   where people passionately tell their story through poems they’ve written.  I’m not much of a poet, nonetheless, here’s my story. I’m a singer.  That’s right I sing, I’ve sung evensongs...
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    {iGive=y};

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    What is iGive ? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give back” to the communities that we live in and serve.  It is part of the overall corporate citizenship pillar of key initiatives that we all embrace as part of our work at Microsoft...
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