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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A Windows Phone app for the Nokia Lumia 1020 brings a Waterloo Student and MSP first place in Denmark!

Rudi Chen, a Microsoft Student Partner and student at Waterloo University, recently won the Nokia Future Capture Contest beating out developers from all over the world. We asked Rudi to tell us a bit about his experience. August 2013: Ten finalist teams are chosen from thousands of entries from all across the world. These people…

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From average student to MSP to Microsoft Program Manager

Ever wondered how a student ends up becoming an MSP or ends up working at Microsoft? Here’s the story of the path that took one Canadian Student from Montreal to Seattle. The following post is about how I personally experienced the ascension from my average day to day course in university to working as a…

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Become a Microsoft Student Partner: Earlybird bonus!

The Canadian Microsoft Student team is recruiting Microsoft Student Partners for the coming school year, could you be an MSP? Geek is the new Rockstar! The Microsoft Student Partner program allows our team to work with students on campus to share the latest Microsoft technology with students at your school. Canada’s really big and there…

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Waterloo WowZapp Microsoft Worldwide Hackathon

Waterloo WOWZAPP 2012 was an amazing experience! We were thrilled to see the creative work that people came up with in less than a day’s work. Our advertisement efforts successfully reached out to almost 70 students including nearby colleges. We started the event with a brief presentation on Windows 8 tools and development environment. A…

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Hello Windows 8 XNA-ish

Take a look at our MSP Kowsheek Mahmoud’s experience migrating his XNA game to Windows 8! The answer to the owes of XNA developers comes in the form of MonoGame which is an open source implementation of Microsoft XNA 4. The development of MonoGame for Windows 8 has been a little slow so the hackers…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “Reflex”

This week’s interview features Philip Kurowski a student from The University of Western Ontario who built an game called Reflex Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Memoreflex is a simple game where you play two rounds and try to get a high score. The first of the…

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Vancouver Tech Fest 2012

Fast, flexible and easy to use. Since a few years, these are the words everything moves around in the tech world. With a great line up of speakers the Vancouver Tech Fest 2012 approached the topic from many perspectives. Working environments will change dramatically. They no longer have to be built around machines. Tablet are…


Join the Microsoft Team, become a Microsoft Student Partner!

Become an MSP and bring technology and awesome opportunities to your campus! In this blog post I’ll explain what you need to do as an MSP and some of the great perks you get in return. So join now! The Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) program can be summarized in the following 4 words: “We believe…


Sharing a Student Success Story

Just a short note because, aside from an urge to use alliteration, I wanted to share with you a cool success story. Microsoft Game Studios just published a new game called Hasta La Muerte by Pohlm Studios. Why did I want to tell you about it? Because Frederic Pedro, from France, created Pohlm studios and…

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