MSP Star Award- Student Daze Summit

After a pleasant flight out I met up with Kris, a fellow MSP, and ventured out to explore the surrounding area,  hoping to catch a glimpse of ‘Seattle by night’. Instead I got a sense of how large Seattle was- one centimeter on my map had taken me around 30 minutes to cover. When I…

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Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Launch Event 2008/9

As the 5 massive buildings dwarfed me upon entering the car park, my first time arriving at the Microsoft HQ was a daunting moment to say the least. However the tension is soon disappeared as I entered the reception of Building 3. It was here that the Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) of 2008/09 all met…

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Internet Explorer 8 is Launched

As we delve further into the cloud computing analogy of software plus services we need to start to change the way we access and use the internet, and key to this is the browser in which we use as our portal to the internet. Over recent years, the race to become the top performing browser…

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My Pictures 3D Helix using WPF (Part 2 of 3)

My Pictures 3D Helix using WPF (Part 2 of 3) Writing computer code is a funny thing really. You can always tell if you have just written bad code, especially so here at Microsoft. For if an architect sees it, normally they will pull a face as if you have just slapped them around the…

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The Future of Photography has Arrived

        Imagine being able to share the places and things you love with others and to do so using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. With nothing more than a bunch of photos, Photosynth allows you to do…

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Free Visual Studio Events

Developer Regional Events Join other developers at free regional Microsoft Technical Events to receive technical ‘know-how’ demos from Microsoft experts, insights into our latest technologies and a chance to meet and talk to other developers. Here’s a list of the events hosted in various Microsoft locations throughout September and October which give you the fantastic…

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Life as an MSP through the eyes of a Star Award Winner

Full of anticipation, we arrived at the Bootcamp last September, eager to find out what we would be able to accomplish to share our passion for technology and software. After a dozen thrilling presentations from Microsoft speakers over many topics, ranging from an inside look at the development of Office to XNA game development on Xbox,…

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My Pictures 3D Helix using WPF (Part 1 of 3)

Now everyone enjoys looking at pictures and reminiscing over good times; myself included however when browsing through My Pictures I thought there has to be a better and more interactive way to do this. This occurred quite luckily around the same time I’ve been working on a project using the 3D abilities of WPF, and…

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Live Mesh Released in the UK!

So what is Live Mesh? As part of Windows Live, Live Mesh enables you to connect all your devices, such as your work PC and your home media centre! You can turn your home media centre on and stream music to your work PC, whilst sat at your desk! You can link your Windows Mobile…

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Student Voice – Life as an Intern by Kevin Pfister

So what is life actually like being a current intern at Microsoft? What does it feel like working at the world’s largest, greatest and best-known software company? Well I guess that for starters I should mention the chairs are exceedingly comfortable and the drinks are free.  To start off with my name is Kevin Pfister…

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