Microsoft Offers Grants for Student Startups

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Microsoft’s Imagine Cup technology competition has some new twists this year that should appeal to more students than ever before.  Student entrepreneurs especially should check out the US app accelerator opportunity.  For those students who have a serious interest in starting a business, the United States Imagine Cup…

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Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge: Microsoft Gives You $$ If You Publish an App

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mis_laboratory As the semester winds to a close, hopefully we all have a  little time to catch our breath and relax by writing a little code for ourselves.  Knowing that students now have a little more free time over the next few weeks, Microsoft has put together a promotion…

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How to Create a Windows 8 Virtual Hard Disk for “Boot-to-VHD”

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technology Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Harold Wong, one of my super-knowledgeable colleagues on the Technical Evangelist team has created a very good blog post on how to create a Windows 8 Virtual Hard Disk for “Boot to VHD” scenarios.  This is a great solution for enterprises (think Higher Education classes and labs) that…

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BitLocker Drive Encryption, Boot Priority and Windows to Go

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory Recently I ran into a problem with BitLocker Drive Encryption on my work laptop (Lenovo W500) where BitLocker keeps prompting me to enter the 48-character “recovery-key” every time I start the computer after undocking it from work and either starting it off of the dock, or docking it…

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Mounting .ISO files Directly is Awesome Feature in Windows 8 for DreamSpark and MSDN Subscribers

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory One of the small but sometimes annoying challenges of software offerings in DreamSpark and MSDN is that the software downloads are largely in .ISO format. This requires going through some extra steps to burn the software to a DVD or USB storage keys. One of the little known…

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Preparing a Computer to use Windows to Go

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technology Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory In my previous blog post I provided a detailed description of how to create a portable Windows 8 installation (also known as a Windows to Go Workspace) on a USB 3.0 Flash Drive that you can take with you and use on almost “any” Windows PC without changing…

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Windows to Go takes your organizationally-managed computer to the Bleeding Edge

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technology Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/MIS_Laboratory One of the challenges facing faculty in higher education who want to start teaching Windows 8 app development, is the adoption lag between when software gets released by Microsoft and when their IT Department determines the time is right to upgrade labs, classrooms, and faculty computers.  Many university…

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Windows 8 App Workshops for Academic Audiences Scheduled for the Western US

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist http://blogs.msdn.com/b/MIS_Laboratory Microsoft’s Develop and Platform Evangelism organization has scheduled a series of “train-the-trainer” type workshops specifically focused on building apps for the new Windows 8 UI. These workshops are targeted specifically for faculty who want to integrate Windows 8 app development into courses this year. Some of the topics…

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Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist As of 12:00pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time, the “Release Preview” version of the Windows 8 operating system is now available in 14 languages for free download at http://preview.windows.com .  The official press release includes the following information: New Apps Provide an Even Richer Experience Windows 8 Release Preview…

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50+ On-campus student jobs with Microsoft

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist US MSP Program Job Description | 2012–2013 Academic Year What are we looking for? If you’re passionate about technology, love throwing fun events on campus, and aren’t shy about sharing your enthusiasm for the latest Microsoft products, you could be the perfect fit for the Microsoft Student Partners…

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