Free Windows 8 help and software tools

Please click on the links and check out these offers, they cost you nothing and might help you make money! Azure 90-day Free Trial: Get started or learn how to build cloud apps! https://aka.ms/socalacademic_90day_azure VS Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 & Windows 8 Release Preview Downloads on Dev Center This has SDKs, hands on…

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First Prize in Imagine Cup: $50,000

Get signed up at http://www.imaginecup.com NOW.  And it’s THREE, that’s right 3 $50,000 first prizes for Game, Innovation and the World Citizenship.  You don’t get to read the rules till you register, but if you are a real software person, you know how to sign up for things before you sign up if you get…

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Rich Interactive Narratives

Check out this paper on Rich Interactive Narratives: An Interactive Multimedia Framework for Digital Heritage Narratives paper can be found at: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/144312/art23119s-adabala.pdf This is an excellent paper, only one image, and no code or math, but is a great start for a paper for an Advanced Placement class, or even a non-CS Master’s Thesis.  This…

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NoReplyAll Outlook 2007/2010/2013 Add-in: Nifty stuff from Microsoft Research

Don’t know about you, but I have clicked the NoReplyAll and made some serious career mistakes, so this button is now on my outlook bar. When you click on the Ribbon then the receiver will be unable to reply all.  This is NOT DRM, rather a lightweight way to keep someone from replying all when…

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Windows 8 Development using DryadLINQ toolkit for information retrieval

It’s that time of year, back to school, end of summer heat, and surf is surf.  And that means you are likely thinking about how to write a great Windows 8 program.  I know I am.  Any great software application has to be able to front end interesting information.  For instance let’s say you want…

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Free Online Hackathon! This is a first

Hey sign up for this free Hackathon, win prizes (as described in the link): Free Online Hackathon! Build that Windows 8 application and make big money! But I like this process, no spending long hours on Saturday in a room away from home.  You can drink your own coffee and use your own bathroom.  Nice,…

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Simplifying Cloud Computing with Orleans

Check out the Orleans project at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/orleans/ A paper on this advance concept can be found at: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=141999  

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The Olympics, Mars Rover, and more with Kodu for your students

Either you are a student or you have relatives that are students or what the heck I declare everyone a student.  I can do that you know, since I am a technology evangelist that is focused on Education! Check out the Kodu Game Lab where your students or just the student in you can build…

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