Software for Students

Springboard from mortarboard to onboard, Hilary Pike & Diane Curtis, Academic Developer Evangelists

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...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 05/13/2010

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...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 04/25/2010

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...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 04/12/2010

Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET 4.0 now available through DreamSpark, MSDN, MSDN AA, and TechNet

The long awaited developer tooling is here! The Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 RTM...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 04/12/2010

Meet 12 Microsoft Women – Career Webcast

Great opportunity to explore jobs held by women at Microsoft. Microsoft Career Webcast Four job...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 04/07/2010

Disney Character or Microsoftee - Sara Ford tells her story for Ada Lovelace Day 2010 (ALD10)

Ada Lovelace Day 2010 (#ALD10) is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/23/2010

Free Windows Phone 7 Series Developer Training Kit

Windows Phone 7 Series holds a promise to be an amazing personal mobile phone with new innovative...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/17/2010

Bing vs Google – The Showdown of the Maps – A student perspective

by Darren Doyle I’m a big fan when it comes to Maps. I have no idea why mapping online is so cool to...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/16/2010

MIX2010 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog with Microsoft Student Insiders

mixMIX 2010: Day Two Keynote w/ Microsoft Student Insiders

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/16/2010

Students at MIX10

Our students at MIX (Jeremy, Joe, Tom).  join our Live Blog tomorrow at 9am PDT review today’s...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/15/2010

MIX10 Exploring Windows Phone 7, XNA, Silverlight, and much more

We’re having so much fun here at MIX10 and we want to make sure that what stays in Vegas reaches...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/15/2010

#NotAtMix? Join the Live Blog, Live Stream, or Channel 9

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … right?  Not when it comes to MIX10.  Here’s how you...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/15/2010

MIX2010 Day 1 Keynote Live Blog with Microsoft Student Insiders

Join us live Monday morning! MIX 2010: Day One Keynote Live Blog w/ Microsoft Student Insiders...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/15/2010

Microsoft {iGive = dc} at MIX10 DonorsChoose.org

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

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/12/2010

Tom Ziegmann in Arizona Reports on MIX10

I’m Tom Ziegmann and I’m the IT Student Insider. Taking on the challenge of being one of the first...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/11/2010

Nike’s Air Jordan Mosaic –Azure, Deep Zoom, Silverlight 3-in-1

Nike’s Air Jordan Mosaic Azure + Silverlight + Deep Zoom come together to show off your shoes! Click...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/10/2010

Student Insiders take YOU inside of MIX10 Web Design, Developer, and Builder Conference

   MIX10 is next week (March 15-17) and we want YOU to be on the inside.  Attend...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/10/2010

Are you a Ribbon Hero? Check out this Ribbon Game in Office 2007 and Office 2010

As my last blog post was on Office Web App’s I said I would keep up the charge on how Office is...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/08/2010

Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s also Women’s History Month. In honor of women in computing, you should meet Lili Cheng, general...

Author: Diane Curtis Date: 03/08/2010

Shared Code Windows Desktop, Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360

Awesome news from Windows Phone 7 demo shows cross platform game coding, playing Start playing on...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/07/2010

Kodu Now available on PC

Kodu, a game programming environment for kids of all ages is now available on PC. Watch Alfred...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/04/2010

Imagine Cup US Software Design

10 incredible Imagine Cup teams have begun the race toward the $8,000 cash prize by submitting a...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 03/01/2010

Students at PDC (Professional Developer’s Conference)

Wonder what it’s like to attend professional events as a student? Take a look at what our student...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/25/2010

Student Insider Interviews 1vs100 Creative Director

Student Insider Joe Osborne chats with Matthew Van Gorder, Content Lead at Microsoft Game Studios...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/24/2010

Imagine Cup Embedded Development

The Microsoft Imagine Cup Embedded Development Competition offers: Altruistic projects based on the...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/23/2010

Collaborate and connect with Office Web Apps

When I ask students to think of what Microsoft does that’s cool, they rarely think Office! I can see...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/11/2010

Welcome Darren Doyle to Software for Students

Meet Darren Doyle Hey everyone! My name is Darren and I’m currently Microsoft Student Partner here...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/07/2010

Meet the Microsoft Student Insider Team

Where can you find us? Blogging, tweeting, facebooking on all things #MicrosoftSI. Each of our...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/04/2010

Introducing the Microsoft Student Insider Program

I’ve been involved with our Student Partners Program for many years and am excited to be launching a...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 02/04/2010

Systers Code Sprint

Twelve hours into the day and two Starbucks stops behind me, I’m hanging out at the Systers Code...

Author: Diane Curtis Date: 10/01/2009

At the conference, on Eastern time but less over-committed than I thought :-)

I FINALLY arrived at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing around 8PM last night. I’ve...

Author: Diane Curtis Date: 10/01/2009

Microsoft iGive at Grace Hopper 2009

At GHC 2008, we kicked off a campaign called iGive where women in computing gave back to the...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 09/30/2009

3 Ways To Take Your Grace Hopper Experience Online

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference is an excellent way to keep in touch...

Author: HilaryPike Date: 09/30/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – High-Quality Routines

I first encountered routines in QBasic, around the time I started high school. I had been using GOTO...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/26/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Beyond Classes: Packages

Separating classes into groups allows for a further level of abstraction than classes alone. In C#,...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/21/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Language-Specific Issues

If you drop a good developer into a project being written in any language, they’ll still be a good...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/19/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Reasons to Create a Class

When I started programming in an Object Oriented language, I was of the impression that everything...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/14/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Design and Implementation Issues

I like the idea of rules of thumb for coding. People a lot smarter than me have done a lot of...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/12/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Good Class Interfaces

If you haven’t seen a good number of the suggestions in this section being violated, rest assured...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/07/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Class Foundations: Abstract Data Types (ADTs)

When I was studying ADTs in university, they didn’t make a lot of sense to me. They were treated as...

Author: KennySpade Date: 08/05/2009

So how much design is enough? In my experience, enough design ends up being as much as you can fit...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/31/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Design Practices

In your time as a developer, you’re going to see a lot of different ways people approach design. I...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/29/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Design for Test

In my previous post, I covered design heuristics. I wanted to return to the topic to touch upon a...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/25/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Design Building Blocks: Heuristics

The section on Heuristics should be immediately familiar to any student who has gone through an...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/23/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Key Design Concepts

As an aspiring developer in school, you may easily be mislead into thinking that the problems you...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/21/2009

Meet Lindsay!

Lindsay Rutter recently joined the Academic Evangelism team and will likely spend some time blogging...

Author: Diane Curtis Date: 07/20/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Design Challenges

Depending on the project, you could be well served by spending a good amount of time designing your...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/17/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete - Selection of Major Construction Practices

The checklist presented at the end of Chapter 4 is a great place to ensure that you’re ready to...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/13/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete - Programming into a Language

On one project I worked on, I ran into a problem that I immediately knew how to resolve, and it was...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/12/2009

Technical Book Club: Code Complete - Your Location on the Technology Wave

Right now, programmers have it pretty good. Tools have evolved to the point where even pre-beta CTP...

Author: KennySpade Date: 07/09/2009

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