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  • Blog Post: Celebrating our Global Progress

    Recently, Microsoft announced a major step forward in our ongoing efforts to equip students worldwide with the technology and skills needed to ensure their future success. Although only initially available in the U.S., I’m excited about the potential this represents for students around the world...
  • Blog Post: April Tech Student(s) of the Month: Jake and Sam

    April has been an event filled month for the Tech Student community and especially so for our Windows Phone app developers! In accordance with all the buzz around Windows Phone 7, we have named a team of two successful student WP7 app developers, Jake Poznanski and Sam Kaufmann, as the Tech Student(s...
  • Blog Post: August Tech Student of the Month - Phillip Huff

    August is almost to an end and that means it’s come time again to announce the Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are highlighting Phillip Huff who is the creator of an independent game development studio called Stony Studios. Phillip is about to begin his sophomore year at Stony Brook University...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft partners with Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Emanuel to create an Early College STEM School

    Today, I’m excited to have the opportunity to be in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, as they announce the creation five new Early College STEM Schools that will focus on technology skills and career...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: February Microsoft Tech Student of the Month - Robert Klenka

    It’s time to profile our third Tech Student of the Month, featuring a student whom we feel is using the Microsoft platform and development toolset to do something exceptional. For the month of February we have chosen Robert Klenka , a junior at the University of Texas – Arlington who is studying...
  • Blog Post: January 2012 Tech Student of the Month – Chevon Christie

    Happy New Years to all of our readers! We’re kicking off 2012 with an exciting new profile of our latest Tech Student of the Month, Chevon Christie. Chevon is a Microsoft Student Partner and is currently a Junior studying Computer Science at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New...
  • Blog Post: May Microsoft Tech Student of the Month – Kevin Ballinas

    As the month of May comes to a close, it is time to profile our sixth Microsoft Tech Student of the Month. We have chosen Kevin Ballinas, a computer science student in his junior year at Neumont University . Kevin has had the unique opportunity of attending a school that is one hundred percent focused...
  • Blog Post: 8 Amazing Student Apps

    (Cross-posted from the Windows Phone Developer Blog ) Summer is winding down and Mango is right around the corner. We can’t wait to get Mango out broadly and for developers to unleash their new apps. There have been lots of activities going on to help out student developers who want to create...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: March Microsoft Tech Student of the Month – Kenneth Harding

    It’s come time again to acknowledge the newest Microsoft Tech Student of the Month! For the month of March we have selected Kenneth Harding, a 20 year old Information Systems student at the Fisher College of Business of Ohio State University . Kenneth is a web development master and loves making...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phones for Students

    OK so you are a student and you are wondering what to do over the summer. Perhaps you have a job but maybe it is not fulfilling. And besides wouldn’t it be cool to write some great code and win a new Windows Phone for your efforts. Right? Well the Windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Developer Jobs for America with Windows 8

    While the President and the Congress work out a bipartisan way to create jobs for Americans, Microsoft steps in and offers 450,000,000 income opportunities. ...You can watch the on-demand stream here. Related posts: Reimagining Windows Windows for Kids Journey to the next release of Windows .....
  • Blog Post: June Microsoft Tech Student of the Month – Andrew Zurek

    School is out and summer is upon us as we reach the end of June. It’s now time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are honored to highlight Andrew Zurek who is the project manager for the U.S. Imagine Cup winning team Bloom Studios . Andrew just graduated this month from...
  • Blog Post: More on Signing Up for DreamSpark and AppHub

    About a month ago I wrote a post ( DreamSpark and AppHub Sign Up ) to help people step through the process of signing up for DreamSpark and AppHub accounts. The problem at the time was that signing in for people who had already gotten verified for DreamSpark under the old system were locked out. Not...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark and AppHub Sign Up

    We’ve had some changes in the DreamSpark program lately and the web site feels all different to me. So what I decided to do was to step though the process of first signing up for DreamSpark for students with Activations codes such as you get in a high school Dream Spark program of if you get a code from...
  • Blog Post: January’s Tech Student of the Month – Den Delimarsky

    It’s time to profile our second Tech Student of the Month, featuring a student whom we feel is doing something exceptional using the Microsoft platform and toolset to develop software. For January we have selected Den Delimarsky, one of our newest Student Insiders , and a freshman at Independence Community...