Microsoft bliink…a web design competition for high school students

Now in its 3rd year, Microsoft bliink is about providing a opportunity for Aspiring Technologists in US high schools to create websites that ‘Imagine a future made better by technology’. The goal of the Microsoft bliink contest is to build the student interest in technology and increasing the STEM pursuits in education and careers in…


Imagine Cup: Your innovation can help change the world

Imagine Cup is the world’s largest student technology competition. This annual competition inspires students to create innovative solutions to solve world’s toughest problems as defined by the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.  Imagine Cup is like a technology Olympics with students from around the world competing in a number of categories. Students, educators and industry…


Imagine Cup IT Challenge Quiz puts you on path to success in 60 minutes

Imagine Cup 2011 is the premier student technology competition. The IT Challenge is about preparing students for careers in IT – skilling you in interpreting customer needs and managing configurations that require an in intimate understanding of how all the pieces fit together to solve real-world problems.   Learn about the technologies at http://bit.ly/TechHandson. Register at…


How can High School Teachers provide students with DreamSpark Software

DreamSpark is a program that provides verified high School and College students with professional-level developer and design software for download, at no cost.  Along with the software, the DreamSpark site includes links to FREE learning content on Windows development, Web design, Web development, and Windows Phone development.   Student verification is done through multiple means, with…

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Setting up XNA 3.1 Game Studio and Creator’s Club Academic Memberships from DreamSpark and MSDNAA

DreamSpark and MSDN Academic Alliance currently include XNA 3.1 and the Creator’s Club Academic Memberships, along with Visual Studio 2008. To install XNA 3.1 Game Studio on your PC, Ensure that your PC is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista with the latest service pack  [Both Windows 7 and Windows Vista are available in MSDN…

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Simple 3D game development with Kodu

Kodu – http://bit.ly/kodu1 Kodu is a visual programming language designed specifically for younger students to create their own 3D games using a PC. Kodu is a free download to your PC. Kodu teaches introductory computer science concepts in a playful way and provides an easy "in" to programming allowing beginners to quickly build Virtual landscapes…


Business and Entrepreneurship competition for High School students

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), a registered non-profit organization, is accepting applications from high school students into its 2010/2011 program! Chapters in Boston, Carolinas, Delhi, London and Seattle are accepting applications. The Seattle chapter at www.tyeseattle.org, has the application form for download;  complete and email it to applications@tyeseattle.org!  TYE’s education program has been ongoing since 2005…

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500 FREE Azure month-long passes given out each Month

In August, September and October of 2010, each month, 500 FREE Windows Azure One Month Pass are given out to developers in the 50 United States. To request the Free Windows Azure One Month Pass, click here   or email msdevavb@microsoft.com including information on Company name: USA Zip code Whether you would like to be contacted…


Free Training to create Video Games — no programming involved

Microsoft is offering a Free training to create video games at it’s Redmond, WA campus. Learn problem solving, logic and storytelling skills, along with the basics of computer programming, while building a video game — all with out writing any code. Kodu http://bit.ly/kodu1 is the free simple to use visual programming language that is designed…


Fix for Expression Encoder Screen Capture Limit to 10 minutes

Expression Encoder v4 from MSDNAA and DreamSpark incorrectly limited the screen capture on some PCs to 10 minutes. To fix this issue, download and install an updated version of the English Expression Encoder from http://bit.ly/EncoderFix. This free Expression Encoder should be installed over the current English version of Expression Encoder v4 Pro product obtained from…

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