Microsoft Azure now free for Student Developers

Hello Developers!!  In this new age of information and technology, developing applications be it web or mobile is no longer limited to age group. With initiatives like hour of code that reaches out to students age 4 and above, children and specifically students can now develop and create something and even build the next big…


Imagine Cup 2013 Kicks Off in Qatar!

We are very excited to announce that we have launched Imagine Cup, which is the biggest student technology competition in the world, for the second time in Qatar. After the excellent results we’ve seen the Qatar local team celebrate last year (being ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at the Global Finals in…


Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start (Free online course + Free exam vouchers)

This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths and helps prepare learners for Microsoft exam 70-480. The course focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and…


Your Chance to Impact the World – Imagine Cup 2013!

The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students  to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges.     Over the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in the Imagine Cup….


Windows Store apps for Absolute Beginners with C# (Free online course!)

Ready to make money and share your great Windows 8 app ideas with the world?  Not sure where to start?  Start here!  Over the course of 34 lessons, our friend Bob Tabor from will teach you the fundamentals of Windows Store app development by walking you through building the Contoso Cookbook Hands On Labs.  Bob provides…


Microsoft’s new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live — created by Microsoft interns

Just how sharp are computer science and engineering students these days? Look no further than the new SkyDrive app for Xbox Live, rolled out by Microsoft today. It was created from scratch by a team of six Microsoft interns, who were able to make a feature-complete version of the app over the summer. Don’t worry, Xbox…


Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your opportunity and start building Windows Phone apps….


Imagine Cup 2013 to be held in Russia!

On the 22nd of June, 2012, as part of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, was the signing of an agreement on the World Wide Finals competition of Imagine Cup 2013 to be held in St. Petersburg in the summer of 2013! Over the past 10 years Imagine Cup finals were held in the most exotic…


The Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon… Are you up for the challenge?

Microsoft Gulf presents the Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon… The Windows Phone 7 is set to make an impact in the Gulf pretty soon, and this is your chance to make a mark as a developer for the Gulf. To encourage all the young and talented aspiring developers, Microsoft is proud to host a Windows…

Imagine Cup UAE – Meet Your Winners!

On April 23, the Imagine Cup UAE Country Finals were held.  The top 5 teams presented their solutions to some of the toughest problems such as environmental sustainability, health and piracy.  With a captive audience, Samer Abu-Ltaif kicked off the event with a keynote around student technology innovation.  By the end of the day, the…