DOs and DONTs of Online resumes

Your future employer is going to look you up online! Create an online resume to present yourself professionally. This blog post contains DOs and DONTs of online resumes collected from Microsoft recruiters and hiring managers. I spend a lot of time at events with students. Because I work at Microsoft, I am frequently asked how…

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Student jobs at Microsoft FAQ

I get a lot of questions about internship and full time jobs at Microsoft from students. This blog post answers some of the most frequently asked questions about jobs at Microsoft. In this post I will do my best to answer some of the most common questions I am asked by students interested in working…

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Write Once, Publish Anywhere

Guest Post by Ken Cenerelli Developers love to write code and a great many also like to write blog posts. However, it can be hard to find time to publish blog articles and to keep your site updated. I want to use this space to share an idea that I have been trying recently to…


Turkey Hangovers can lead to a Career in Windows Platform Development

Depending on when you are reading this you might be a semi-comatose state brought on by an overdose of tryptophan infused turkey and probably just too much good food.  Ok, so what does turkey have to do with being a developer?  Well, a great way to cure yourself of the dreaded turkey hangover is to…


Wanna be a cowboy? or maybe a Professional (Windows Platform) Developer?

On Being a Professional Ok, I really am asking if you want to be a professional developer for the Windows Platform?  I’m not a cowboy, never been a cowboy, never will be a cowboy and can’t help you there, but I am definitely a professional developer for the Windows Platform.  What is a professional developer…


10 Tips to Master the Mysterious Developer Interview

I know every time I had to go for a developer job interview, I had a heck of a time preparing myself. I guess I just didn’t know HOW to prepare. If I were to go for another developer role right now, I think these 10 tips would definitely help. Guest Post by Abhishek De,…


Developer Movement Windows Phone App Challenge

For those of you who are already members of the Developer Movement, the Windows Phone App Challenge has just gone live! If you’re not yet a member of the Developer Movement or don’t know what it is, give this post two more minutes and read below. The Developer Movement Windows Phone App Challenge You now…


2012 In Review, 2013 At a Glance

First and foremost, Happy New Year! May it be a year full of learning new things, developing skills, and most importantly building – building apps, new careers, or better yet, new careers building apps! Over the holidays, I took the opportunity to go through the Canadian Developer Connection and see what 2012 was all about:…


Mary Jo Foley’s Industry View on the Developer Opportunity

ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog editor and frequent commentator on all things Microsoft, Mary Jo Foley, gives an industry take on the Developer Opportunity made possible with the recent announcements for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, and Visual Studio 2012 and answers questions from the live chat and conversation on the Canadian Developer Connection LinkedIn…


On the Next D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Excitement All Around

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM ET | Add to Outlook >> Note: For this month only, D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE will air one week later than the regularly scheduled time. ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog editor and frequent commentator on all things Microsoft, Mary Jo Foley, gives an industry take on the Developer…