MICROSOFT TECH STUDENT KINECT SWEEPSTAKES- OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES: These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft Tech Student Kinect sweepstakes promotion will operate.  This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Sweepstakes” throughout the rest of these rules. In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the…


Study Up!

Written by Megan Benjamin Ah, the sweet smell of stress is in the air! Finals are coming up. You know it; we know it, but you needn’t worry! Here are five tips to keep you sane while you bang out those papers, study your heart out, and ace those final exams! 1.)  Start early. There’s…


November 2011 Tech Student of the Month – Patrick Godwin

We are proud to announce our next Tech Student of the Month, Patrick Godwin, a freshman studying engineering and computer design at the University of Michigan and a third year Microsoft Student Insider who dedicates himself to being a leader and sharing his expertise with the technical community. Patrick’s passion for technology dates back to…

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1,2,3: Software for Free!

Written by Megan Benjamin Heading out with the masses for Black Friday? Cool. But if you feel like staying in and geeking out all day instead of fighting over this year’s equivalent of Tickle Me Elmo, my oh my have we got a treat for you. Don’t shop ‘til you drop; get yourself some free…


Xbox: By the Numbers

Written by Megan Benjamin This past Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of Xbox, Microsoft’s first foray into the gaming world. Since that fated day in 2001, Xbox has hit some major gaming milestones. From the original Xbox to the Xbox 360 you know and love today, here’s a look at Xbox by the numbers! 57.6…


Imagine Cup US 2012: The Process

Written by Megan Benjamin You may have seen the call to sign up for Imagine Cup US 2012. If you’ve checked out the site, chances are you’ve at least started imagining a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest problems—so why not make your ideas reality? Between the big brainstorming sessions, project planning, coding, and…


The Power of Great Budgeting

Written by Megan Benjamin We all know that expenses run high in college—especially for those of us who just can’t resist the latest and greatest tech toys. Assuming that new Windows Phone, Diablo III, and a new Xbox 360 are all complete necessities (they are, right?), it’s pretty important to save wherever you can. Below…


October Tech Student of the Month – Shashank Srinivas

October is reaching its end which means its come time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are pleased to highlight Shashank Srinivas, a striving scholar at Arizona State University and a member of Team Note-Taker, the second place winners of the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Software Design!…

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September Tech Student of the Month – Ramsey Khadder

We are pleased to announce the next Tech Student of the Month, Ramsey Khadder! Ramsey is a junior at Springbook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland and was a member of the Imagine Cup 2011 team, Team Audentia. Ramsey is also the co-creator of the fun and creative Windows Phone app called Dive! He is…

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Student Entrepreneurship 101

Written by Megan Benjamin So you’ve got an idea—a world changing, moneymaking, once-in-a-lifetime idea—and now you just need to figure out how to make the whole thing happen. Lucky for you, there have never been more resources for STEM majors looking to take a stab at entrepreneurship. Colleges across the nation have outstanding entrepreneurship programs…