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    Microsoft - The World's Most Trusted Company

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    I mentioned in a previous post about how Microsoft is the No 1 brand in Japan. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that opinion leaders worldwide have rated Microsoft as the 'world's most trusted company' For those familiar with the travails that Microsoft...
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    Resume Guidelines

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    Thais Melo and Sue Loh have done an awesome job putting together some resume guidelines. This is to ensure that some common formats are followed when you submit resumes since conventions will vary from country to country. Here they are- **********...
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    List of participating teams

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    Here's the list of participating teams in this years WESC - just some great representation form so many different parts of the world. This should be exciting. If you don't find your team name here and you have registered pls send email asap to wescadm...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE - What's in a name

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    I've got questions from several people about the name especially the capitalization at the end of ChallengE - so here's the answer. Last year when I was thinking about a name for the contest, I wanted to ensure that the name reflected the use of Windows...
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    Some Info re the Presentation and Demos

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    I thought I'd post this on my blog in addition to the mail that I sent you this morning. ******************************************* WESC 2005 Finals Presentation Requirements Presentation (Friday, June 17th) Each team will make a formal...
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    'Kaizen' Versus Discontinuous Innovation

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    Returned last Saturday after two days in Tokyo. It was obviously very busy with a bunch of meetings but it was fun just trying to understand the nuances of doing business there. I was told by Fujibayashi-san one of my colleagues in Japan about 'Kaizen...
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    Another great trip to Tokyo

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    Just got back after a super useful visit to Tokyo. Spent 5 days there working with my colleagues on the Japanese Marketing Pilot. We've made terrific progress and I feel confident that we will be able to help the business with our efforts. We were...
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    Microsoft - No 1 brand in Japan

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    At the Japan office, during one of the presentations it was pointed out that based on recent Nikkei research, Microsoft for the first time in it's history is the number 1 brand in terms of awareness in Japan. The top 5 were: Microsoft Toyota...
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    Random musings from WESC

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    The WESC ended on Saturday night and I have been so happy that it went off well. There is always anxiety when projects of this duration with so many dependencies are being pursued. So much can go wrong - teams might not get visas, their h/w might not...
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    WESC FAQ's - thought I'd put this up as well.

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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE FAQ’s Many of you have asked several questions regarding the competition so it might be best to attempt answering as many of them as possible through these FAQ’s. If you still don’t have answers please email helpp@microsoft...
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    When will teams receive the contest kits and resources that you can use

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    We will start despatching the kits next week so depending on which part of the world you are in, you could recieve the kits next week itself or by the end of the month/ 1st week of March. Thanks for your patience!! So you might say ok what can we do till...
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    Should teams use the hardware and software that Microsoft provides?

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    This question has been asked on seevral different occasions so let me try to answer this and clear up any doubts. Hardware and OS: 1) Should all teams use the hardware (eBox) that we provide - Yes. 2) Are all teams required to build a Windows CE image...
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    Project Descriptions from last years contest - FYI

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    Since we are on the subject, I am attaching some project descriptions from last years competition just as interesting information for you. These teams excelled in the competition last year. Please note that the theme last year was safety so all the projects...
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    Project Descriptions - It's almost time

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    So we hope you have all figured our or will soon figure out what you want to be working on. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Pls note that the Website ( www.windowschallenge.com ) still shows Feb 20th as the date - ignore that. If anybody has...
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    Some tips form the wise:-)

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    Sam Stokes, Academic Relations Manager and great WESC enthusiast has some useful advise "Do not allow "scope creep" (changes to your initial project objectives) to enlarge your effort. Stick your original idea; generate a "requirements" document, make...
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    More questions - laptops not having direct access to COM1 via serial and how to create a table in Windows CE

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    Juan Vargas: Several students plan to do Windows CE development on laptops. Appendix “A” and “B” of the “e-Box-II Windows CE 5.0 Jump Start” say that in order to do debugging, the e-Box COM1 port must be connected to the system hosting the Platform Builder...
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    Despatch of contest kits - We'll send them to the faculty mentor

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    I got a question from Sasank Tummalapilli about whom we will despatch the contest kits to. We will be sending them to the faculty mentor so please remember to check with your mentor in 2-3 weeks. Pls also ensure that we have the correct address of your...
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    Some student questions

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    Got some questions that I wanted to post on the blog. Q) Abhishek from IIT Kanpur, India - We were trying to download the Windows CE 5.0 through the link given on your blog. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=486e8250-d311-4f67-9fb3...
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    Kits being dispatched soon

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    Just want you to know that the kits will be dispatched to your faculty mentor this week. We will be sending the kit to the faculty mentor's address that you have entered while registering so if there are any changes please inform us ASAP. Thanks!!
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    Project Descriptions

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    Thanks to all those who have submitted the descriptions. It is exciting to see the things that you are working on!! Those who haven't done so yet, please remember to send them in by Feb 28th. We want to hear from you and give you feedback so that you...
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    Who would like to set up a FlexWiki for this year's WESC?

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    (We won't give bonus marks in the competition for this, but everyone will thank you!). My colleague Stewart Tansley, suggests that it'd be great if we could for this year's WESC, make use of emerging community technologies like Wikiwiki (see http://www...
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    Finalists Identified

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    This is exciting - after much deliberation and analysis of the reports we have been able to identify the 30 teams who will compete in the finals of the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE in June. These teams are in the list below. Congratulations to...
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    Important Info re the finals

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    Hi Everybody: This is a long postl but has a lot of important info re the contest so please take the time to read through. The contest demos and presentations are covered below as well as a breakdown of the activities on each day. Please let me know...
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    Questions from today -03/03/05

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    Shashwata from Team Famous Four asks: Sir, We need to use the 8255 for interfacing with the rotator. We want to directly attach the 8255 to the ebox . This would show that 8255 is controlled by WinCE embedded ebox. But the 8255 we plan to use is available...
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    Windows Embedded Student ChallengE - Report Submission Guidelines

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    This might be useful as you get ready to submit your final reports! Windows Embedded Student ChallengE Final Report Guidelines WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR FINAL REPORT, TRY AND THINK “WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING FOR?” The top thirty...
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