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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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    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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    Grace Hopper 2008: Confessions of a Woman Developer Series

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    I’m a blogger and a video blogger for Grace Hopper 2008.  I’m excited to cover the conference, but I also want to add value for attendees.  Grace Hopper has a lot of students and a lot of career-oriented sessions.  So, I am planning to...
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    Confessions of a Woman Developer: 4 Steps to Navigate Grace Hopper

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    Grace Hopper can be a bit jolting as a first-time attendee.  I first attended Grace Hopper as a senior in Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University .  I attended with two women I barely knew - Bettina Bair , a diversity leader...
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    Facebook and Microphone

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    You've asked, we've listened! You wanted to have a conversation with Microsoft, to talk with us about the issues you care about and to know we are listening.  So we've decided to expand our Facebook presence ...  In addition to our good 'ol...
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    Ramping up on the job: Week 1

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    My first week was little odd because it coincided with my team's annual offsite where we present best practices and talk about our strategy for the fiscal year.  It was both a great week to come back (so convenient to have everything being presented...
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    Windows Mobile Development Samples

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    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/30taewf4(VS.80).aspx Calculator Application Sample Provides a simple calculator application for a Pocket PC. Direct3D Mobile UltimateGMan Game Sample Shows how to make a simple two dimensional game with managed...
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    EDUfun: Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toys 1.0

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    Erik Leaseburg has started a new blog called EDUfun to capture the fun and exciting intersection of technology, fun, and education.  While this entry targets Middle School, it is a great tool for any entry level programmer.  The  is a software...
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    Popfly Game Creator: Games by Students

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    Alfred beat me to posting my own content  :) We recently asked a number of students to use Popfly and submit a Popfly creation (a mash-up or a game).  10 of the games that were created were picked by the Popfly Team in the Games We Love ...
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    MIS (Management Information Systems) Resources

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    MIS (Management Information Systems) Resources I recently visited an MIS department at Baylor University.  Since my background is in engineering and development, I had to do a little homework to determine what functionality would be the right fit...
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    DreamSpark and MSDN AA Access: Baylor University

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    While I was visiting Baylor University , I discovered that students were having trouble accessing DreamSpark Software .  At Baylor University, students can currently access DreamSpark Software through JourneyEd . Step-by-step instructions for Baylor...
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    Best Practices: Designing Mobile Applications

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    These days, mobile devices are as common as chewing gum.  Will your next application be ready to hit the streets? I recently talked to a group of MIS majors at Baylor University about Windows Mobile Design.  Here are some tips and tricks to...
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    New Videos: Get Started with Visual Web Developer Express 2008

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    Visual Web Developer Express 2008 is a free web tool that allows you to build CSS, HTML ASP.NET, C#, VB, and JavaScript and supports additional frameworks like ASP.NET MVC, AJAX, Silverlight and jQuery. ASP.NET is releasing a new series of how-to videos...
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    DreamSpark: Free Microsoft Software for Students

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    Microsoft DreamSpark launches today with a Key Note from BillG at Stanford University.  Microsoft DreamSpark gives students around the world software for free to help them become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. Whether interested...
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