Imagine Cup "Solve This"

I have been a part of the Imagine Cup since 2003 and every year, am delighted and surprised at how it gets better and better.  This world-wide competition brings together students from all over the world and showcases young developers, designers and IT pros who are using technology as a vehicle for creating change.  The…


Supercomputing 2010

This week at the Supercomputing 2010 conference in New Orleans, we announced Service Pack 1 for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, which integrates Windows Azure compute cycles with HPC Server. Often, HPC customers are interested in augmenting their on-premises HPC systems with cloud computing resources when bursty workloads create high demand for compute cycles that…


BizSpark Graduation Offer for Startups

In November 2008, we launched Microsoft BizSpark, a three-year program that helps world-wide early-stage startups succeed by providing them the technical resources they need to build successful businesses. After two years, BizSpark has enrolled over 35,000 startups and 2,000 Network Partners, and the response to the program has been extremely positive.  These startups are often…


Silverlight: Lighting up the client

At PDC last week, Scott Guthrie showed some of the great apps developers have already built for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight, as well as the rich set of development tools we have just delivered for building applications with it.  If you missed PDC, you can view the keynote and other sessions at (in Silverlight of course!)….