Moving right along…Content moving to Canadian Developer Connection

I just wanted to give you a heads up that moving forward I will be posting to Canadian Developer Connection and this site will no longer be posting new content. By posting to Canadian Developer Connection, I can combine the great content we have been posting here with content from other members of our Canada…

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Call for applications–Microsoft Student Partners Canada 2014/2015 year

I am currently accepting applications for Canadian Microsoft Student Partners for the 2014/2015 school year. It’s June, and that means we are currently accepting applications for the Microsoft Student Partner position in Canada.  If interested please apply ASAP we would like to identify all our candidates by the end of the month. We will consider…

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How the Imagine Cup Changed my Life and Touched Others

“Not only did it give me a huge boost in terms of technical skills and employability, but it even convinced me to change my field of study.” – Mansib Rahman talks about the impact of Imagine Cup sponsored by intel and shares his tips for anyone who is considering competing. “You’re not declaring it as…

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Calgary students use Virtual Reality to make learning fun!

A team of students from University of Calgary created a game with Oculus Rift and Kinect to make learning more fun. Their idea earned them top spot in the Canadian Imagine Cup 2014 Games Category. In this post the team talks about their project: Funiverse and their Imagine Cup win. What is your project/idea? Funiverse…

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Building with Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS) brings the goodness of Visual Studio to developers building with Node.js. Software developer Kowsheek Mahmood helps you understand how to use Visual Studio for node.js development. Take it away Kowsheek! The official description of NTVS is: “NTVS is a free, open source plugin that turns Visual Studio into a…

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Visual automated transcription of piano music – innovation from Imagine Cup!

Beethoven inspired two masters students at the University of Lethbridge to come up with a new solution to the challenge of automatically transcribing piano music. In this post they talk about their project and winning the Innovation category of the Canadian Imagine Cup. What category did you enter in the Imagine Cup? We entered the…

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Music notations for Office – innovation from University of Manitoba

Guest post from Kenny Hong, a student at the University of Manitoba who is working with fellow student Eric Fehr on Muusika, an app for Office to allow musical notations. His idea was selected by the Microsoft Office team as one of the top five worldwide in the Imagine Cup Apps for Office challenge! Kenny…

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Love Visual Studio? All we are saying…is give Blend a chance!

Many of us work in Visual Studio every day, but have never taken the time to learn Blend. Adding Blend to your toolset will make you a more productive developer. so check out the MVA Blend Jump Start! I have worked with Visual Studio for longer than I care to admit (do you remember when…

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Step by Step Creating a Windows 8 app from Windows Phone App Studio

Windows Phone App Studio now supports the creation of Windows 8 apps in additional to Windows Phone! This post will show you how to generate a Windows 8 app and get it ready to publish. If you haven’t used Windows Phone App Studio before, you should check out the other resources on our  Windows Phone App…

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Meet the winners of the 2014 Canadian Microsoft Imagine Cup!

So who won this year’s 2014 Canadian Imagine cup? Some amazing students with some amazing ideas! Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s Imagine Cup Canada. Thanks to our great sponsors at intel, the members of each winning team will receive one of the latest 2-in-1 touch enabled PCs. Games Category Today,…

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