Senior VP at the Intern Party?

Steven Sinofsky, a senior vice president at Microsoft in the Office group, has a blog. In his latest entry he talks about a party the Office group throws for their summer interns. I think it is interesting that Microsoft VPs believe that interns are important enough to show up at parties to talk to them….


Heard at theSpoke

Dave is taking a new job working for the Xbox division. He’s started to blog about what that work is all about. It looks like he’s in for some fun time and will have a lot of interesting things to talk about in the coming weeks and months. If you are at all interested in…


Bill Gates and the Windows Embedded Student Challenge

Justin Creasy is blogging about the Microsoft Windows Embedded Student Challenge (WESC 2005) event going on this week-end in Redmond. In this installment he talks about Bill Gates visiting the teams who have come from all over the world. Justin was part of the team that won this event last year. Since then he and his team…


Win a trip to the PDC

Channel 9 is running a contest with a free trip to PDC05. Details here. Winners will come from bloggers and from people who enter their Shareware Coding Contest. – Alfred Thompson


2005-2006 Microsoft Student Ambassadors for the US of A!

We’re announcing the first group of Microsoft Student Ambassadors for US universities next school year. A full list is below – each individual who was nominated will get an email directly by the end of today with more details. For those not selected in this round, we will let you know if you are being…


Update on 2005-2006 Student Ambassador announcement

I know, we’re running a day behind our goal of annoucning these on June 7. But we’re almost there – we will post the first group of 2005-2006 Microsoft Student Ambassadors for the United States this afternoon (Pacific time) on this blog. Everyone who applied will also receive a direct email. After I saw Matt’s…


Windows Embedded Student ChallengE 2005 Finalists Announced

Just got this from Ivan Joseph, who leads this very cool effort: The 2005 finalists have been announced for the Windows Embedded Student ChallengE! The top 30 teams from all over the world will be in Redmond June 17-18th, 2005 to compete for top honors. Assuming my new baby allows me time out of the…


Florida presentation on SPOT, by faculty and students

Just saw this from Shervin’s blog – Florida .NET user group is hosting some faculty and students from DeVry University at their June 14th meeting in Miramar, to talk about SPOT: MS SPOT Watch Technology by Ed Hill (DeVry University Faculty) and Students An overview of Smart Personal Objects Technology, Microsoft’s latest (and smallest) .NET…


MSR Faculty Fellowship Awards

Kevin Schofield posts about Microsoft Research’s New Faculty Fellowships Awards. About the program: “…the MSR fellowship award is meant to identify five of the most promising junior faculty working in computer science, andgive them some “breathing room” over the next two years to get well established, take some risks, and make some serious progress on their research….