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Vote Opens Today for People’s Choice Awards for Imagine Cup
The Microsoft Imagine Cup brings together students from all over the world and asks them to use their creativity and passion for technology to help solve the world’s toughest problems. This year is the 10 th anniversary of Imagine Cup and over this period, we have more than 1.65M students from...
21 Jun 2012
Students Win Imagine Cup Grants to Continue Projects
Students from Croatia, Ecuador, Jordan and the United States receive funding and other support in the first year of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program. At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting yesterday in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the inaugural year of the...
28 Jan 2012
Students Worldwide Celebrate Wins in Imagine Cup, Grant Program Announced
Microsoft has announced the winners of the ninth annual Microsoft Imagine Cup , honoring student innovations that address global challenges such as improving road and fire safety, eradicating poverty, and creating a more sustainable environment. Teams from Ireland, Taiwan, France, Poland, Brazil,...
15 Jul 2011
Your Vote Counts for ‘Peoples Choice’ at Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals
The Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals will be held July 8-13 in New York City. This year, more than 400 international students, made up of 124 student teams from 73 countries, will gather to compete for top honors. Everyone can get involved in the excitement by voting for the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide...
25 Jun 2011
Kinect SDK Beta Released for Windows for Academics and Enthusiasts
Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) from Microsoft Research has been released for noncommerical application development. The Kinect for Windows SDK can be downloaded today at no cost for development of noncommercial applications at http://research.microsoft.com/kinectsdk . The SDK...
16 Jun 2011
Team USA from Arizona State Joins in Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals
Congratulations to Team USA who will join the 124 teams from 73 countries and regions, all of whom will make their way to New York City for the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals this July! With projects ranging from helping provide better drinking water worldwide to addressing disease and disaster relief...
25 May 2011
Arizona State Wins US Imagine Cup
Students from Arizona State University took the top prize today in the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup . The project enables low-vision students to take notes in class with the assistance of a custom-designed, portable camera, a touch-screen Tablet PC, and Microsoft OneNote. Michael Astrauskas, David...
12 Apr 2011
Vote Daily in Imagine Cup 2011 People's Choice Awards
You can vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Awards chosen for the United States finalists in Imagine Cup . The finalists represent the top students applying innovation in business, technology, digital media, and more to real-world challenges. Vote each day until April 9 and return...
27 Mar 2011
Imagine Cup: Recognition, rewards, and solutions for the world.
The Imagine Cup Mission is a global competition and a community encouraging and inspiring students to employ their passion to make a positive change in our world with technology. Get involved with Imagine Cup and encourage innovation. Imagine Cup is not just the world’s premier student technology competition...
14 Dec 2010
Imagine Cup Solve This Unites ISVs with Students to Solve UN Millennium Goals
This last week, I served as one of the many judges who reviewed the submissions for Image Cup 2011 . The entries were amazing, with students from around the US solving worldwide problems. ISVs participate as mentors and get the added benefit by working closely with the highest quality college students...
23 Nov 2010
How to Get Started on Windows Phone 7 for the Absolute Beginner
A new video series on Channel 9 will help aspiring Windows Phone 7 developers get started. We'll start off with the basics and work our way up so in a few hours, you will know enough to build simple WP7 applications, such as a GPS aware note taking application. We'll walk you through getting the tools...
18 Nov 2010
Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, sponsored by Microsoft. This annual competition inspires students to create innovative solutions that can help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. In addition, it gives universities, colleges, and secondary schools the opportunity...
30 Sep 2010
New Certification for non-IT Students Debuts
Microsoft is expanding its technology certification options to include offering tests for non-IT majored students so they may receive a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification helps schools teach and validate fundamental technology...
17 Jul 2010
Robotics Studio is Now Free
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 is now a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. Whether you're a hobbyist, academic or commercial customer, or just curious about developing robotics applications, Microsoft RDS 2008 R3 gives you everything...
24 May 2010
Vote for Best Design Idea for US in Worldwide Imagine Cup
Students across America have been dreaming up ways to solve the world’s toughest problems using the magic of software. They are competing in the Imagine Cup , the world’s premier student technology competition hosted annually by Microsoft Corp. Through April 23 you are invited to learn more about the...
20 Apr 2010
Empower Program for ISVs Transitions in May
The main offering for ISVs starting out on Microsoft technologies is changing on May 21. The Empower for ISVs program will be replaced by Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscription . The new offering provides internal-use, full versions of the latest software releases, key development...
15 Apr 2010
For Those New to Programming -- Build Your First Application in Silverlight
If you’ve been wondering how to write your first application with Silverlight , Dave Campbell has put together an article for DZone, Your First Silverlight Application . He explains, “Only 4 lines of real code stand between you and having a Silverlight application running. Join me as I begin a series...
10 Apr 2010
New MultiPoint Server Offers Schools Affordable Computing
MultiPoint Server 2010 , a new Windows product that increases access to affordable computing in educational scenarios such as classrooms, labs and libraries by allowing multiple users to simultaneously share one computer using multiple screens. Microsoft is announcing new partnerships that create a strong...
26 Feb 2010
IEEE Student Members Get Microsoft Developer Tools
Microsoft and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – better known as the IEEE – have partnered for IEEE student members will have free access to of Microsoft development tools. "IEEE student members will benefit from access to free Microsoft software, training and opportunities...
22 Feb 2010
Children Create Video Games Using Kodu from Microsoft Research
Microsoft is introducing children to programming and helping them advance their design, math, and problem-solving skills wth Kodu . With Kodu, budding developers string together simple and intuitive cartoon icons that define the rules of their game world, rather than using complex programming language...
15 Jan 2010
Discounts Offered for Developer Certification Exams
The cost of individual developer certification exams have been discounted up to 25% through the end of the year or while supplies last. The offer is being made on Career Campaign: Certification Exam Offer and includes a discount code that you can obtain from the site. You register for the exam through...
10 Sep 2009
DreamSpark Adds Free Design, Developer Tools for Students
Microsoft Dreamspark has recently added new designer and development tools. The program now includes Expression Studio 3 , Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 , and XNA Game Studio 3.1 . All are now available as no-cost downloads to all eligible high school and university students. Microsoft currently...
31 Aug 2009
Players Become Gamers with Kodu
Kodu is a new visual programming language for Xbox 360 made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Launching on the Xbox...
5 Jul 2009
Special Offers for Visual Studio, MSDN Subscriptions Continue Through June
Special offers are still available through the end of June for Visual Studio. For more information, see Special Offers on Visual Studio . Upgrades Available From To Special Offer Visual Studio Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Visual Studio Team System Development Edition with MSDN Premium (includes...
11 Jun 2009
Free Training for Getting Started as a Developer
While I suspect that most who read this blog are seasoned developers, others are here looking for tips on how to get started and how to take the next step as a professional or hobbyist. For those who would like to start at the beginning, Microsoft provides free training courses online and free tools...
2 Jun 2009
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