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  • Blog Post: dream.build.play reminder

    The dream.build.play challenge is still wide open for people looking to take their Windows Phone or Xbox 360 game to the next level and win some big prizes. Create a Game & Bring Your Ideas to Life It’s time for the Dream.Build.Play Challenge! Open to anyone over age 14, the playing field now includes...
  • 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: Seton Hall Goes Back to School with Windows 8, Windows Phone and Office 365

    Technology is evolving at a rapid pace and it’s transforming the way students learn and how faculty teach. Seton Hall University has been at the forefront of this paradigm shift. University administration and technology leaders believe that technology is a prerequisite for students’ academic...
  • Blog Post: February 2012 Tech Student of the Month – Gavin Earley

    February has come to an end which means it’s time to announce our next Tech Student of the Month! This month, we are pleased to highlight an extraordinary student named Gavin Earley, a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Gavin has made strides in the Windows...
  • 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: Mango Es Muy Caliente

    Joe Belfiore shows off the new features in Windows Phone Mango. This is exciting new update for Windows Phone 7! Related posts: Kinectonomics: Save Money and the Planet ...read more
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Champs Talk Strategy, Tips, and Career Planning

    Developers sometimes feel that when it comes to their career they have a choice to make: build solutions for the greater good or focus on bringing home the bacon. We don’t think you have to choose one or the other, and we tracked down last year’s Imagine Cup winners to prove our point for...
  • 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: Lync Mobile Clients Are Here!

    It really does not matter how cool you think your smartphone is if does not help you be more productive at work. Discover how Lync 2010 can make your smartphone smarter. Related posts: Skype Joins Microsoft! Tale of the Seadragon and the Leopard ...read more
  • Blog Post: CSEdWeek: Beginner’s Resource Guide for App Developers

    Computer science students have almost limitless opportunities when building with Microsoft developer tools. For Computer Science Education Week, I have attempted to bring all of those tools and resources to Higher Innovation. Start building your app today! Related posts: Thank you, Mommy Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Useful Download Links for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development

    Part of my job is to help people find valuable resources. I especially like it when they are free. Free is good. These links are for students, faculty and professional (or non professional) developer.  Please check these links out, visit the websites, find what looks interesting and download the...
  • 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...
  • 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: Microsoft Announces U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day Winners

    Today, Microsoft hosted the 2013 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day in Silicon Valley. The top 10 U.S. teams pitched their ideas and solutions to investors, entrepreneurs, and technology professionals for a chance to win cash prizes and support for their businesses. COMPETITIONS WORLD CITIZENSHIP...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2013 Finals: Virtual Event & Team Presentations Schedule!

    Don't miss the live stream of the 2013 U.S. Imagine Cup Finals this Monday, May 13 from 8:45 am - 2:15 pm PST! RSVP for the virtual event here . If you're reading this on the day of the event (5/13), you can catch the live stream on Channel 9 and on our Facebook page ! Team Presentations Schedule...
  • 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...