Vote for the Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award

It’s that time of the year again: Imagine Cup People’s Choice Award!!! The People’s Choice award is part of the Imagine Cup. What is the Imagine Cup? The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Microsoft invites all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that…


@home with Windows Azure: Using the Folding@home SMP Client

My teammate Brian Hitney has just posted a new article on some minor updates we have made to the @home with Windows Azure application.  Two minor changes have been implemented to allow new options for Folding@home “pros”: You can now use Stanford University’s Folding@home SMP client to achieve better results with multiple CPUs in Windows…


Develop a Windows Phone Game, Win A Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Rig

Back in October, when I announced a series of HTML5 Game Camp Events, I suggested that if you think learning how to develop video games is of little value, then you’re quite mistaken. I commented that the list of top apps in any of the major mobile phone marketplaces are virtually all GAMES!  That’s still…

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Juilliard Student Creates The “Grantophone”, Then Plays The Imperial March On It

On Friday December 9, 2011, Microsoft hosted an HTML5 Game Camp at Columbia University.  Folks came out to learn about HTML5 from my colleagues G Andrew Duthie and Lindsay Lindstrom.  Later in the day, the campers hacked away and built games that run in the browser. I was there to listen in as an attendee…


Kinect for Windows SDK– Get the Beta Now

Back in December, a jolly man in a red suit delivered the XBox 360 with Kinect to my children.  The motion sensor accessory quickly became the center of fun in my household. If you didn’t know what the Kinect was, you might be confused looking into the TV room from the kitchen and seeing children…


Windows Phone 7 & XBox 360 Game Camps in NY

Via Bob Familiar… Andrew Parsons, Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft based in NY, is holding 2-day events for students where they can learn how to develop their own game for XBox 360 and Windows Phone 7 using XNA. The first will be held in Brooklyn at St. Francis College and the second will be at…


NYC Imagine Cup Kick Off – 11/04/2010 (and welcome Andrew Parsons)

Two big announcements to share with you today:  First off, the Imagine Cup is coming to NYC in 2011!  Second, Andrew Parsons is coming to NYC next week! Who’s Andrew Parsons? And why am I addressing this first when I just said it’s the second announcement I have for today?  Hopefully, you’ll understand shortly…  Andrew…


NYC Imagine Cup Kick Off – 11/4/2010 (and welcome Andrew Parsons!)

Two big announcements to share with you today:  First off, the Imagine Cup is coming to NYC in 2011!  Second, Andrew Parsons is coming to NYC next week! Who’s Andrew Parsons? And why am I addressing this first when I just said it’s the second announcement I have for today?  Hopefully, you’ll understand shortly…  Andrew…