Microsoft Learning Student Career Portal a Home Run

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory   Microsoft Learning has just launched a fabulous career portal the provides detailed guidance on essential learning and skills required to qualify for various IT jobs.  Not only does it provide detailed a detailed description of various tech jobs, but it also provides links to online learning…

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Windows Speech Recognition: Tips For Success

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory I have just finished a lecture tour in Kansas and Arizona and one of the more popular talks I have given is a demonstration of some of the new features and functionality in Windows 7.  During the presentation I also throw in a few extras like Live…

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Microsoft Store – Scottsdale: High Tech and Very Cool

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist (US) blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory I have been giving guest lectures at various CS and CIS classes at Arizona State University this past week, and had an opportunity to visit the new Microsoft Store located at the very upscale Fashion Plaza Mall in Scottsdale, AZ.  The store is located inside the…

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Legally Getting the Latest Microsoft Software for [Practically] Nothing

by Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory If you are a student, particularly a college student taking a science, math,engineering, any kind of computer or IT, or design course, did you know you can get almost every title that Microsoft makes for free? And even if you aren’t a “STEM-D” (science, technology, engineering,…

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US Imagine Cup Fall Registration Deadline is Tomorrow

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist Blog: blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory The deadline for registration and submission of a concept for the Fall round of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup technology competition is this Friday, October 9th at midnight.  There are two competition categories that have deadlines this Friday; the Software Design and Game Design categories. Last year, students…

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Installing Windows 7 on an older computer: a realistic scenario

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist Blog: blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory A family member recently started attending a large university and decided to use the school’s computer rental program rather than shell out a bunch of cash early in the semester. The computer turned about to be a 2005-vintage Dell Latitude 610 with a 1.6GHZ processor (single…

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Live Resume Workshop on TechNet October 7th: Sign Up Today!

by Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Microsoft Technet and Thrive, the resource to IT professionals who want to improve their skills and employment opportunities is giving me an opportunity to share my resume wisdom and experience via a live webcast on October 7, 2009 at 9:30am Mountain Time.  This interactive one and…

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Microsoft Releases FREE Anti-Virus Software

by Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Microsoft has finally released its free anti-malware software.  The suite is called Windows Security Essentials. After more than a decade of letting third-party vendors do a mediocre job of protecting computers from virii, trojan horses, worms, and spy-ware, Microsoft has finally decided that its time to…

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US Teams Advance in Imagine Cup World Wide Finals

By Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist (USA) http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory After a brutal day of presentations and eliminations, the Team PARV from Oklahoma State University and our one-man game-dev team juggernaut “E” McNeill from Dartmouth survived two elimination rounds to advance to the final rounds of their respective competitions.  Team PARV designed and built a…

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Windows 7 Enterprise Rocks ASUS Eee PC 904 Netbook!

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory I just received a new ASUS Eee PC 904HA from Amazon.com today.  This ultra small laptop [netbook] retails for $311 US and comes with 1GB RAM and 160GB hard drive. The OEM operating system is Microsoft Windows XP Home edition, and the netbook also comes with some…

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