Top 10 Reasons To Compete In The Windows 8 Challenge

On the fence? Signed up but not started? It’s not too late! You’ve got until February 15 for someone on your team to take the Windows 8 App Challenge quiz, which is available from your Dashboard once you’ve signed up for the challenge and created a team. To get you going, we’re spending this whole…

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2012 Imagine Cup Finalists From India Share Tips and Tricks

In the following interview, Joseph Landes, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft India, talks to Devesh Kumar and Amit Kumar Sharma the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide finalists from India and People’s Choice Award winners.  They discuss the importance of forming a team, the technologies they used, and some other tips and tricks for those currently working on their projects.  Enjoy!

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New Windows Azure Code Samples

Hi IC13 Competitors, Three weeks ago I blogged about a whole bunch of videos and code samples we released to help you Get Started With Windows Azure Mobile Services.  I wanted to provide you an update with some brand spanking NEW step-by-step Code Samples we just released that will help you get started building Windows…

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Watch The Imagine Cup Grants Video

Five teams from the 2012 Imagine Cup Finals were selected to receive a grant of up to $100,000. We flew all five teams to the U.S. for a week in Silicon Valley and Seattle meeting investors, technologies, and influential NGOs such as the Gates Foundation. Check out their adventures and get busy on your project…

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Come Play Our January Brain Games

Hey folks, Our Brain Games Challenge has been a lot of fun. We’ve had thousands of students from all over the planet matching their wits with our monthly trivia quiz and the excitement I’ve seen on Facebook and Twitter has been terrific. We’ve now launched our third quiz and this time around the subject is…

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Challenge Quiz Deadline Extended

You know what’s great? More time! We are extending the deadline for your team to pass one of our Imagine Cup Challenge quizzes from January 15 to February 15. So if your team was interested in competing in our Windows 8 App Challenge, Windows Azure Challenge, or Windows Phone Challenge, you’ve got an extra month…

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Windows Azure Resources

Hi there IC13 Competitors, I’m Nick Harris, your Windows Azure Challenge Captain, and I have some new videos to share that will be useful for you in any challenge you are currently competing in and especially in the Windows Azure challenge.  If you’re building a solution that uses a Windows Store app, Windows Phone 8…

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Learning About Intellectual Property

I’d like to thank our intellectual property folks here at Microsoft for writing this blog post, which is a great introduction to IP issues. For students who are creating new software for Imagine Cup, it’s important to learn about these issues when the time comes to take your software to market. There are some useful…

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Meet Our Challenge Captains

It’s my pleasure to introduce our three Challenge Captains! Each captain is responsible for supervising one of our Imagine Cup Challenges: recruiting judges, managing the judging process, and helping students with their questions. You’ll now find them in our Community forums: Jura Clapman Microsoft Program Manager Windows 8 App Challenge Captain Nick Harris Microsoft Technical…

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Imagine Cup Grant Finalists Awarded Funding and Support

Just an hour ago, Microsoft announced the Imagine Cup Grant recipients for 2012. I’ve included a snippet of the press release as well as a link to the full article below. If you are unsure about participating in this upcoming year’s Imagine Cup, please take a minute to read this article. All these teams, Germany, Egypt, Uganda, and the…

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