Introducing Our First Tech Student of the Month – Daniel Van Tassel

Today we start a new “Tech Student of the Month” profile to feature a student whom we feel is doing something rather extraordinary using the Microsoft platform and toolset to develop software. For December we have selected Daniel Van Tassel, an exceptional senior at the University of Utah who is majoring in computer science. To…

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Live Blog of the Imagine Cup Student Competition: 9am EDT with Student Insider Patrick Godwin

Join us for a live blog of Imagine Cup Community Showcase Monday 26 April 2010 at 9am EDT. Special guests and speakers include James Cameron (Avatar and Titanic), Karen Cator, Direction of Educational Technology at the US Dept of Education Anthony Salcito, Microsoft VP of Education worldwide, and Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy…

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Free Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit

Technorati Tags: mix,mix10 Windows Phone 7 Series holds a promise to be an amazing personal mobile phone with new innovative user interface and functionality, as well as a great development platform on which you can quickly and easily build games and applications. With a myriad of new devices, a powerful and immersive software platform, and…

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SharePoint, Project, and Visio 2010 are now available through MSDNAA

One of the biggest differentiators between MSDN AA and DreamSpark is that MSDN AA contains some of the Office Suite and now contains Office 2010 SharePoint, Project, and Visio Professional versions.  Whereas DreamSpark focuses heavily on Developer and Designer tools, MSDN Academic Alliance offers a wider variety of tools for students, faculty, and IT staff….

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Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms

Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms My challenge to you:  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story? On Thursday I had a fantastic interaction on Twitter with Tim O’Reilly, co-author of the upcoming Twitter Book, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.  Let me…

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MSDN AA Admins Enable Visual Studio 2010 Downloads from ELMS

Now that MSDN AA has mad Visual Studio 2010 RTM available, as an administrator of an MSDN AA account you may want to make this available for download for your students and faculty.  Follow the instructions on this video: How to transition to Hosted ELMS Watch this short video to learn how to transition to…

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SharePoint, Project, and Visio 2010 are now available through MSDN AA

One of the biggest differentiators between MSDN AA and DreamSpark is that MSDN AA contains some of the Office Suite and now contains Office 2010 SharePoint, Project, and Visio Professional versions.  Whereas DreamSpark focuses heavily on Developer and Designer tools, MSDN Academic Alliance offers a wider variety of tools for students, faculty, and IT staff….

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Microsoft {iGive = dc} at MIX10 DonorsChoose.org

Tired of XL T-shirts? Come get a women’s shirt with real Swarovski crystals! {iGive = dc}; What is iGive? The iGive program is 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…

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Ramping up on the job: Peer mentorship

I love having someone I can ask stupid questions without feeling totally ridiculous.  I’m extremely fortunate to have Hilary on my team — we do almost the same job, she has previously returned from leave so understands my experience and she’s a great mentor.  Hilary is acting as my "peer mentor" for my transition back. …

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Students at MIX10

Our students at MIX (Jeremy, Joe, Tom).  join our Live Blog tomorrow at 9am PDT review today’s live blog coverage Photo courtesy Vetela Hawkins

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