Tutorial: WebMatrix – By Shahrad Rezaei MSP

WebMatrix  A few weeks ago, Microsoft released Beta 3 of WebMatrix. Now if you’ve been sleeping in or playing video games, (I know I have J) you might not know what it is. In that case, you’re in luck! This is what today’s post is about.   Microsoft WebMatrix is a new IDE which allows…

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Microsoft Research & Development: Kinect – Part 1: An Innovative New Approach

  Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be a huge year and wishing everyone the best!  2010 just passed us but it was not with some big announcements.  Microsoft released the much anticipated Kinect hardware for the XBOX 360 entertainment gaming console.  To kick start the new year, in this 10 part weekly mini series…

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Welcome to Microsoft By Prashanth Gopalan – An Intern’s Experience

When I first heard that I was going to be working for Microsoft, the first thing I did was to sit back and take a deep breath. If I had had the energy I would have proceeded to do a mazurka, a jig and then finish off with a pirouette, before then tearing off my…

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The Imagine Cup Journey- Part 2: "Quitting"

So this was the competition I have been waiting for.  This was the year where I said to myself that I will do something beyond and execute to the end.  Imagine Cup is about my big chance to bring world-changing concepts and designs to life.  And I quit.  3 weeks into the project and things…

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Sudoku3D: XNA Mobile Game Development Experience By Alexander Yakobovich – MSP

Back in November of 2008, Microsoft launched the Xbox Live Indie Games Channel, giving indie developers a chance to publish to a platform that was once exclusive to major game studios. At the time, I was experimenting with C# bindings for OpenGL and DirectX purely out of interest. But the never before seen opportunity to…

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The Imagine Cup Journey – Part 1: "The small IDEA"

The day that I decided to participate in Imagine Cup 2010 is not exactly clear.  Having heard of the Imagine Cup Global Competition event through friends and the Microsoft Student Partner Program, I had always thought that maybe it would be fun to give it a try.  At the time, we did not know how…

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Windows Phone 7 App Review: Impossible Shoota

Title:  Impossible Shoota   Category:  Shooter Costs:  Free Difficulty:  Medium Rating:  4/5   A fantastic game that really demonstrates the standards that Microsoft set out for their hardware manufacturers to have.  The rich graphics are displayed throughout all Windows Phone 7 devices in this new accelerometer based shooter game.  Having played many shooter games ranging…

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