Want to change the world? Make it smarter with the Internet of Things!

On a clear, sunny afternoon in mid-April, two student developer teams—Campus Innovators and SmartGrid—blew the minds of university staff, their professors and industry professionals. In just four months, these teams were able to demonstrate two ways that the Internet of Things (IoT)—that is, the billions of devices that connect, collect, and exchange data using the…


Want to win a trip to Imagine Cup World Finals? Enter our Hello Cloud machine learning contest now!

Congratulations to the latest winners of the Hello Cloud competition: February winner: Prabhath Mannapperuma of Sri Lanka March winner: Attila Geiszt of Romania Attila and Prabhath each won $1,000 just by learning to build and deploy apps with Microsoft Azure! Want to be a Hello Cloud winner? Register for the Hello Cloud contest, and start…


One language to rule them all: How Azure and Xamarin dominate app development

Malte Götz (L), Rafael Regh and Kai Brummund develop apps together and have been friends, Microsoft Student Partners and Xamarin Student Partners for six years. If you want to learn how to create beautiful and compelling cross-platform apps and deploy them to the cloud, then look no further than Malte Götz (21), Rafael Regh (21)…


Microsoft Azure Tutorial: Build your first movie inventory web app with just a few lines of code

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Mustafa Mahmutović, a Microsoft Student Partner who attends the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo where he is a Computer Science Major. In this tutorial, you will learn how the built-in features of Visual Studio Community 2015 and the .NET framework do a…


First an app, now a booming business – Azure powers Imagine Cup alumni to new heights

 Team Smile, from Microsoft Imagine Cup 2008, is now a thriving company. From left, Chris King, Devin de Vries and Dave New, founders of WhereIsMyTransport. Back in 2007, Chris King sat anxiously waiting for an overdue university shuttle. The shuttle arrived so late that he missed an exam. Transportation frustrations like this led Chris, along…


Student Highlights from Build 2016 Day 2

More student highlights from the second day of Build 2016! Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanslman, Steve Guggenheimer, and others walked through some awesome announcements and demos. In this video, I discuss Build 2016 day 2 highlights with two students: Ming Yang (former Microsoft intern), and Keegan Farley (also a former Microsoft intern). Please stay tuned for more Build 2016 student…


Guess who thinks hackathons are important? Your future boss, that’s who!

Collaborative problem solving. Laser-sharp focus. Stressful deadlines. These are just a few of the skills required to hack it in the IT world. The students who attended TreeHacks, Stanford University’s annual hackathon competition, know that competing in hackathons is a surefire way to get a crash course in these hirable habits. To kick off TreeHacks…


Looking for hackathon ideas? Tap into human biology!

Spend five minutes chatting with the winners of the MakeMIT 2016 hackathon, and you’ll immediately understand their team name, “100% Enthusiasm”—plus, you’ll get a dose of it yourself. Team 100% Enthusiasm shows off its first-place trophy from MakeMIT 2016. Pictured from left to right: Charlene Xia, Bonnie Wang, Jialin Shi, Chandani Doshi and Grace Li….


Build apps as fast you can imagine them with Azure and Xamarin

Cristian Gonzalez at his desk as a full time mobile app developer at Gigigo.  If Cristian Gonzalez had built his many apps separately for each mobile platform, they might never have seen the light of day. Thanks to Microsoft Azure and Xamarin, Cristian knows he can save months by writing code once and then deploying…