Student Scholarships available for Digital Games cruise

Yep, it’s a cruise.  And some of the top games researchers and companies will be on board talking about digital games.  And it could be FREE!  The rules around submitting for a student scholarship at the Foundations of Digital Games are now posted at the conference website. Applicants for FDG Student Scholarships must be advanced…

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Windows Azure

Today at the PDC, Ray Ozzie announced our cloud computing platform (called Windows Azure).  Using the platform, developers will be able to build .NET-based applications in the cloud using our data centers.  This kicks of a new revolution in how applications are developed and deployed. Overview:  http://www.microsoft.com/azure/whatisazure.mspx What do you think?

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A Fish Out of Water: Being a Man at Grace Hopper

Randy Guthrie blogs about being one of a few men at Grace Hopper: http://blogs.msdn.com/mis_laboratory/archive/2008/10/03/a-fish-out-of-water-1-300-women-technologists-5-men-at-the-2008-grace-hopper-conference.aspx

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Confessions of a Woman Developer: I’m a singer and I’m a PC

When I lived in Columbus, I went to see Def Poetry Jam  where people passionately tell their story through poems they’ve written.  I’m not much of a poet, nonetheless, here’s my story. I’m a singer.  That’s right I sing, I’ve sung evensongs at cathedrals all across England and Scotland, I sang in the Ohio State…

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What is iGive? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give back” to the communities that we live in and serve.  It is part of the overall corporate citizenship pillar of key initiatives that we all embrace as part of our work at Microsoft. Every donor receives an iGive shirt.  iGive is a…

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Grace Hopper 2008: Confessions of a Woman Developer Series

I’m a blogger and a video blogger for Grace Hopper 2008.  I’m excited to cover the conference, but I also want to add value for attendees.  Grace Hopper has a lot of students and a lot of career-oriented sessions.  So, I am planning to share my experiences, career path, and advice I’ve received through my…

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Confessions of a Woman Developer: 4 Steps to Navigate Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper can be a bit jolting as a first-time attendee.  I first attended Grace Hopper as a senior in Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University.  I attended with two women I barely knew – Bettina Bair, a diversity leader at Ohio State, and Rebecca Fiebrink, a double major in music and computer…

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Facebook and Microphone

You’ve asked, we’ve listened! You wanted to have a conversation with Microsoft, to talk with us about the issues you care about and to know we are listening.  So we’ve decided to expand our Facebook presence…  In addition to our good ‘ol Facebook Page, the Academic team has now launched Microphone!  The Microsoft Microphone Community…

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Ramping up on the job: Week 1

My first week was little odd because it coincided with my team’s annual offsite where we present best practices and talk about our strategy for the fiscal year.  It was both a great week to come back (so convenient to have everything being presented!) and a hard week (traveling the first week and not being…

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