Podcast: Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup is the world’s biggest technology competition for students and you can be a part of it. Check out this week’s podcast which is all about Imagine Cup, including an interview with David Burela, one of the winners of this year’s Imagine Cup. Get to the article directly: MICROSOFT – Imagine Cup The full…

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Podcast Episode 2: Devsta Winnahs

Check out the latest episode in my Microsoft podcast, an interview of the winners of this year’s Devsta Competition. I just happened to be in Perth when the winners were decided so took the chance to grab a few minutes with them. Check it out at MICROSOFT- Devsta Winnahs! – and remember, you can subscribe…

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My first Microsoft podcast is up

I’ve started a couple of podcasts – one focusing in on video games and other forms of multimedia entertainment, and one focusing on the cool stuff I encounter in my job at Microsoft. The gaming podcast started last week with a great session on Burnout Paradise, Viva Pinata and more and can be found at…

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Mr SteveB is coming to town

So, some people in my team have been hard at work organising an extra-special trip for one of the top dogs of Microsoft, Mr Steve Ballmer, our one and only CEO. I’ve had a few inklings and yes, attended a planning meeting or two, but finally we’re able to talk about it publicly and officially….

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Just thinking out loud for a moment…

So today I had a series of four meetings, but on reflection I realised that I had taken notes for each in a different way: Meeting One – on my tablet, in portrait mode, in OneNote, written with the stylus Meeting Two – on my tablet, in landscape mode, in OneNote, typed on the keyboard…

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PhotoSynth – Downtown Park, Bellevue

Not sure if you knew already, but PhotoSynth finally got released about a month ago. I’ve been dying to try it out properly and this afternoon I had a chance to give it a go. As I was wandering about Downtown Park in the centre of Bellevue here in Washington, I realised it was a…

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Are you the DEVSTA for 2008?

Microsoft Australia are looking for the ultimate software gun – think you’ve got what it takes? Prove it. On October 8th, at 8.08am, the DEVSTA competition launches to find Australia’s brightest coder (you don’t have to be a professional – you just need to be able to work under pressure and get the project done)….

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Student Daze – Another Worldly Taste

Carrying on from my last post about the multicultural flavour of the MSP Student Summit, here’s the video I took in the coach this morning. Two familiar faces plus a bunch more people from all over the world. So cool.  

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Student Daze Day One

Well, here we are in the middle of day two and I’ve finally got more than a few seconds to write up yesterday’s experience. It was an absolutely full-on day – 6.30am start and a 11pm finish (originally scheduled to go to midnight but the students got an early mark). The day started with a…

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Student Daze – a little taste of the world

As I mentioned in a previous post, Student Daze is a Summit for MSPs from around the world. This morning we caught a shuttle (with very dark tinted windows) over to the Redmond campus for a day of amazing sessions. In just this one shuttle of 8 or so guys, we ended up having a…

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