Announcing the Windows Azure Boost

Windows Azure is a suite of powerful cloud services that can help your app projects in a variety of ways. If your Imagine Cup team is thinking about exploring Windows Azure, the decision just got a lot easier thanks to the Windows Azure Boost! At our worldwide finals next July in St. Petersburg, our first place…

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Top 10 Reasons To Compete In The Windows Azure Challenge

Have you checked out the Windows Azure Challenge? It’s not too late! You’ve got until February 15 for someone on your team to pass the Windows Azure Challenge quiz, which is available from your Dashboard once you’ve signed up for the challenge and created a team. We’re spending this week sharing information about the challenge…

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Planning and Coding Your Windows 8 Project

We’re digging into the Windows 8 App Challenge all this week. Today let’s talk about how to think effectively about your project idea and find some great technical resources to get you going! A great app starts with great design. When planning your app, think less about what features you want to include and more…

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Meet Our Windows 8 App Challenge Captain

This week we’re diving into our Windows 8 App Challenge! We’d like to introduce you to Jura Clapman, our Captain for this challenge. Jura works for Microsoft in our Windows 8 group and loves our new OS. In this video you’ll meet Jura, hear why she is excited about Windows 8, and she’ll even show…

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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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