Ketyurah’s Experience at Microsoft

Working at Microsoft Canada has been amazing. I am halfway through my 8 month term and already I’m dreading the day to say goodbye.  My positive experience can be contributed by a variety of factors such as the nurturing environment, friendly co-workers, lunch-and-learn sessions, an excellent manager, opportunities for development, and other perks including my Windows…


8 Ways to Nail that Job Interview By Prashanth Gopalan

In the world of job interviews, there are precious few pots of gold to be found at the end of the rainbow. And yet, once you find one pot of gold, there are many ways to actually ensure that you have a higher than average chance of finding another one. At least that’s how I…


ImagineCup NewYork – Gain Industry Experience today – Registration ending soon [video]

Every year students enter into higher education institutions to gain knowledge and the skill set to create great products that may benefit society.  Students are the future, full of ideas, energy, and relentless drive to succeed.  Employers are in search of great students who show their innovative abilities, their project management understanding, their technical depth, but most importantly the…


Registering your Windows Phone 7 and Publishing to Marketplace By Shahrad Rezaei MSP

Registering your Windows Phone 7   Writing applications for the Windows Phone is really easy, and the provided emulator allows you to test it relatively well. However, there will come a time when you will want to run your application on an actual phone. Microsoft allows students to register their phones and publish apps on…

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Welcome to Microsoft By Charlotte Wang – An Intern’s Experience

So? My job as the Associate Business Analyst isn’t as boring as the title sound. The work at Microsoft Canada is absolutely independent and YOU, you are responsible for what you do. When there are issues, you find a solution. But when you making an impact, the credit is all YOURS. This is the culture…


Women In Technology: “Geekette” Eileen Brown: From Merchant Sea Woman to Social Media Guru by Genevieve L’Esperance MSP

Eileen is a real hero for women in technology. Her story, like so many others, begins anywhere but in a classroom in computer science. She’s one of many high profile ladies who got their introduction to technology in the most unexpected way. In fact Eileen is even more unusual in that she chose to work…


Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 1 By Alexander Yakobovich – MSP

If you do a quick search for XNA tutorials, you’ll notice that the majority of articles introduce XNA as either a platform-specific (PC, Xbox or Windows Phone 7) tool or a completely generic (platform independent) game development framework. Introduction of the framework on all three platforms simultaneously is rare perhaps due to the – supposed…


Microsoft Research: Microsoft Tags by Shahrad Rezaei MSP

 Having fun with Microsoft Tags One thing you should know about me is that I am a geek. This explains why I’m writing a blog post right after I discover some fun, nerdy thing. My cousin has recently bought a Windows Phone 7, and since I don’t have one, I’ve been fiddling around with it…


Win a Microsoft Kinect Sensor – Contest opened from now until February 2011

Stay Connected. Stay Informed. Subscribe to the Canadian Student Newsletter » Dear Students! Are you passionate about technology and where it can take you? Now you can stay up-to-date on the latest student news, reviews, and technology updates from Microsoft with the Canadian Student Newsletter. The Canadian Student Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter written for…


Microsoft Code-a-Thon: Waterloo University – Day 1

Waterloo University – Day 1 Velocity is everything that students say it would be; warm with the right atmosphere to promote innovative development.  It is the perfect place where incubation happens along with a big screen television with all the games to enjoy.    Microsoft gathered at the main lobby at the Velocity residence to…