New! HTML 5 and CSS: Six Complete Lessons

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory HTML 5 coupled with CSS is emerging as the new hot development language. I am delighted to announce that we have created six complete lessons that cover the most interesting and dynamic new features of HTML 5 that are ready to drop into a web development or…

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Imagine a World Where You Win a Free Trip to Australia

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition is one of the world’s largest student technology competitions, and while the dust is still settling from last July’s record-breaking World Finals in New York, I am happy to announce that the 2012 United States Imagine Cup competition has started and is bigger…

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Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Developer Jumpstart: Free Live Training (online)

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory “Mango” Jump Start! Aug. 23-24! Pass it on… That’s right, Microsoft MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley are back! Microsoft Learning hosted a Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (plus an update course) last year and it was an absolute smash. Mobile application developers raved about the fast-paced,…

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Super-Detailed First (MashUp)Windows Phone 7 App Walkthrough

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory I just spend the last couple of hours writing a draft project description for college professors who what to add a mobile application development project to their courses to give students a taste of the entire “software development life-cycle” or SDLC without getting bogged down into too…

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Free Programming e-Books from Microsoft

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Or at least it’s thickness?  One characteristic common to many technical books is how many pages it takes to cover a subject more-or-less completely.  Given the size of most programming and IT technical books bringing even one with you…

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United States Teams Advance to Finals Round of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Last night in an emotionally-charged event the teams that were advancing to the final rounds of the Imagine Cup World finals.  The Note-taker team from Arizona State University (Software Design) and Team Dragon from Rice University (Mobile Game Design) both advanced to the final round.  Note-taker has…

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Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals: US Competitors Make Strong Start, Advance to Second Round

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory The first round of competitions at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals were held today at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at Times Square New York.  Five teams are representing the United States: Notetaker (Software Design), Syntax Errors (Embedded Design), The Life Lens Project (Windows Phone 7),…

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Imagine Cup World Finals–Steve Ballmer’s

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory The student tee shirt for this year’s Imagine Cup Today July 8th was the first day of the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals. For the first time the finals are being held in the United States. Previous years have been held in locations that include Japan,…

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XBox Kinect Software Development Kit SDK Beta Released to Public

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory On June 16, 2011 Microsoft Research in cooperation with Microsoft Game Studios released the beta version of the Kinect SDK for hobbyists and academics. Of course the professional SDK has been out for quite a while, since that is the only way the big studios could have…

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Get Cloud Computing Experience During Summer Break with a Free Cloud Account

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory For many Microsoft employees, the slower business rhythm allows time for training and learning the latest technologies. This is also true for students and faculty who are on summer break. We notice that downloads of developer tools and SDK does not slow down during the summer because…

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