Call for Papers: 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop

http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/escience2008/ The use of computers in scientific research creates challenges even as it expands the realm of the possible. Many of these challenges are common across research disciplines and areas of endeavor.  Insights gained in one area of science can act as a catalyst for change and accelerate discovery in many others. This cross-disciplinary workshop…

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DreamSpark: Does my school have to be listed to get the Microsoft DreamSpark software in US?

All Students at all accredited higher education institutions in US are eligible for DreamSpark. There is no specific work necessary on the school’s part to ‘enroll’. Given that there is No single method of verifying a student status across all higher-ed institutions in the US, there are a number of mechanism that DreamSpark uses: For…

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Large and compelling real world datasets for teaching and research

The Microsoft Enterprise Consortium is a joint program between the Department of Information Systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Walton College) and Microsoft Corporation (MS) and is aimed at providing  access to large and compelling real world datasets for both teaching and research to support business…

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Complimentary Exam copies of MS Press books

Microsoft Press is pleased to provide qualified educators one complimentary examination copy of any book (with some exceptions) being considered for course adoption. You may request one copy each of up to three (3) titles per academic semester /trimester. Requests must be submitted on school letterhead (no phone calls or purchase orders, please) and must…

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DreamSpark – Students get your FREE software here

Microsoft is Jump Starting the student developer with an offering of FREE developer tools. Just for being a student, you get professional-level developer and design tools as a download, at no-charge and with no strings attached.  The DreamSpark offering of software compliments MSDNAA program and MSDN AA program continues in its current form. There has…

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Research RFP: Human-Robot Interaction: "Robots Among Us"

HRI is a large field with many active research projects in universities and other labs around the world. But much of the research to date has been focused on the robot and human somewhat in isolation from the broader computing environment around them. Our intention in this RFP is to focus attention on the general…

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Microsoft Research RFP: Computational Challenges of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) aims to correlate patterns of genomic variation with phenotypes such as response to drugs, disease, aging, or the expression of genetic disorders. The National Institutes of Health sees GWAS as “laying the groundwork for an era of personalized medicine.” Microsoft Research seeks to aid researchers, scientists and clinicians in this endeavor….

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Latest and greatest development toolset Visual Studio 2008 Releases

Visual Studio 2008 with .NET Framework 3.5, is the next generation of Microsoft’s award-winning development tools and focuses on enabling rapid application development, enhancing collaboration among development teams, and providing development tools support for the latest platforms.  For the first time, developers have full tools support for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and…

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IT Challenge Competition

The IT challenge is an online quiz that highlights the art and science of developing, deploying, and maintaining IT systems that are efficient, functional, robust and secure.  Sample Quiz Questions are available at http://imaginecup.com/MyStuff/SampleITQuestion.aspx, once you sign-up for the IT competition. Sign-up at http://imaginecup.com/ for the quiz per the following schedule availability Quiz Date Day GMT…

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Software Design Competition

The North American Software Design Competition is a team-based competition to create an innovative software application around the Imagine Cup theme to “Enable a sustainable Environment for all” The SDI is about motivating students to take their knowledge and skills, combined with their passion and flex their innovation muscle in applying them outside of the…

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