Microsoft Student Partner 2013

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 |
Chance to Become Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP )


Being MSP! I will also recommend you to join this fabulous program run by Microsoft to enhance Students Knowledge, Give them number of Opportunities, etc I am really benefited with this program, You can also apply for Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ) 2013 Selection Process. Here are full details -

Program Overview - The Microsoft Student Partner Program recognizes top young minds from around the world that are passionate about technology. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop real-world skills to help you succeed in your future career, to help others learn about the technology of today and tomorrow, and to connect with other like-minded students, all whilst having a ton of fun along the way. The tenure is for 1 academic year and can be renewed by the MSP India Team if the MSP has acceptable performance and continues to meet the eligibility criteria.
 
What is a Microsoft Student Partner(msp)? - The ‘ideal candidate’ would be a passionate and enthusiast individual who wants to learn about new tools and technologies. You would need to have a whole range of skills including excellent time management, organization and communication skills to ensure that you could host successful campus events. An MSP should be comfortable and confident presenting in front of large audiences of both students and faculty members. General marketing skills come in very handy in order to allow you to articulate your ideas effectively when presenting. MSPs are social, friendly and approachable individuals who like to meet new people. You will require the ability work as a team as well as use your own initiative. In summary, MSPs are innovative and creative students who are extremely passionate about technology and who like to help others. 
 
MSP India Program
2012-2013 Academic Year Selection Process


  • The MSP selection process for 2012-2013 in India has started. If you wish to apply for the MSP program in India, please do not submit applications to other countries- those applications will not be considered.

Disclaimer: This is a voluntary program for students and does not involve any fees. It is neither a course nor an internship.
Following are the details of the selection process. Please go through these carefully.
Candidates will have to participate in each of the following 3 rounds to qualify as a Microsoft Student Partner. Candidates will receive points for each activity. A candidate will be selected as an MSP based on points received & number of currently active MSPs in his/her college.
Initial Round: Registration
Every candidate needs to fill the registration form giving complete and accurate information.
If you have not registered, your submissions for subsequent rounds will not be considered.
Please ensure that you submit a valid email address as important instructions will be sent to this email. Make sure you enter the same email address in all subsequent rounds of the MSP selection procedure.
Click here to register.
Last date for registration: 26 August 2012
Round 1: Video Submission - 100 points
You have to create a video of 2-3 minutes (minimum 2 minutes, maximum 3 minutes) covering the following points:
A. Why you would like to become a Microoft Student Partner?
B. Your skills that will make you a great MSP
C. Pick any one of the following Microsoft technology/platform (Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Internet Explorer 9/10) and tell us why you are excited about it.
The video has to be submitted on YouTube and should be made public.
Make sure that you are facing the camera while speaking and that you are not reading from any book/presentation/computer. We want to see you speak!
You then need to fill the form on the URL mentioned below and submit the correct video URL along with other details.
Points will be given on the basis of video submission, quality and number of views.
You should also try and get your peers to view the video. Getting a higher number of views will fetch you more points.
Click here to submit the video URL.
Last date for submission of video: 26 August 2012
Round 2: App Development -
50 points per Windows Phone app
100 points per Windows 8 app
Develop a Windows Phone app and/or a Windows 8 app.
You will get points only if your Windows Phone app is published on the Marketplace, or only if the Windows 8 app clears the App Excellence Lab.
Apps published only after 23 July 2012 will be considered.
Details of Windows 8 app submission for the App Excellence Lab will be posted shortly.
Following Windows Phone apps will not be considered:
·        Calculators (simple calculator, scientific calculator, love calculator, BMI calculator, etc.)
·        RSS Readers
·        Apps made using AppMakr
·        Converters (volume converter, area converter, temperature converter, etc.)
Getting started:
Visit http://create.msdn.com for learning resources on Windows Phone application development.
Visit http://msdn.microsoft.com for resources on Windows application development.
To enable you to create a free account on AppHub for Windows Phone app submission, a DreamSpark access key will be emailed to you (on the email address provided by you at the time of registration) after 26 August 2012. This will also contain instructions for activating the DreamSpark key.
App submission details will be posted here in the last week of August 2012.
Last date for submitting app: 26 September 2012
Round 3: Participation in Imagine Cup 2013 Quizzes - 50 points
More details coming soon…
Note:
A. You should try and score as many points as you can since that will increase the chances of your getting selected as an MSP.
B. All information needs to be entered correctly and completely at all times. Duplicate registrations will not be allowed.
C. Any candidate with 50 points or lower will be automatically rejected.
D. For any queries not addresses here, please write to newmsp@microsoft.com


Eligibility: To consider applying for the MSP Program, you must be:
  • * Over 17 years of age. 
  • * Currently studying a full-time Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Design (STEMD) course at an officially recognized University/College in India.
  • * Bachelor's/Master's Degree student who will complete the course during or after May 2013.
Competencies: A good MSP is one who has the following basic qualities:
  • * Technical competencies
  • * Passionate about software
  • * Quick learner
  • * Respected by peers
Community-building competencies:
  • * Enthusiastic about technology
  • * High level of social activity, both online & offline
  • * Can organize college and city-level events
Fundamental competencies:
  • * Passionate about Microsoft technologies
  • * Confident & outgoing
  • * Good rapport with faculty
  • * Willing to share knowledge & eager to uplift self and peers
Responsibilities: If you get selected as an MSP, here's an indication of some of your short term goals:
  • * Learn & implement emerging technologies like Windows 8 apps and Windows Phone apps.
  • * Conduct at least 1 technical session per month in your college.
  • * Participate and drive entries for Imagine Cup.
If you get selected as an MSP, here's an indication of some of your long term goals:
  • * Publish high quality apps into the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Marketplace.
  • * Organize city-level events by collaborating with other MSPs and the local Microsoft User Group.
  • * Mentor other MSPs.

Benefits: As an MSP, a host of benefits are available:
  • * Welcome letter
  • MSDN subscription after successful completion of probation period
  • * Rewards & Recognition for top performers
  • * Networking opportunities
  • * Technical training & resources
  • * Specific Microsoft events
  • * Interactions with MVPs & Microsoft Employees
  • * Internship & Recruitment announcements for high performers


Contact Us:

  • * For queries regarding the MSP Selection process in India, post these on http://bit.ly/msindiaacad
  • If you wish to apply for the MSP program in India, please do not submit applications to other countries- those applications will not be considered.
  • * For other questions regarding the MSP India program, email newmsp@microsoft.com

To consider applying for the MSP Program, you must be over 17 years of age and be be studying a full-time course at an officially recognized University/College. 
You can visit the Microsoft Students Partner website, select you country from the drop-down menu and get the required information. 
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Giveaway: 3 Hard Copies of Steve Jobs- A Biography by Walter Isaacson Book

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 |
Win 3 Hard Copies of Steve Jobs- A Biography by Walter Isaacson Book!


According to wikipedia-
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and inventor. He is co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula,[6] and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh.
About Steve Jobs- A Biography by Walter Isaacson Book


From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: A Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.


It is a superb giveaway! Don't miss it!


Note: Contest will run till 10th October and Winners will be declared thereafter!


Participate in Giveaway: 3 Hard Copies of Steve Jobs- A Biography by Walter Isaacson Book Contest Now! - click here
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How To Get Old Facebook Look

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 |
How to get back to the Old Facebook Version From New Facebook Version.


Today,when i logged in to Facebook, i was highly surprised ! Facebook new Theme/Look is amazing...its pretty cool. Now again we got " Recent Activity Tab "on Sidebar but this time with Sliding Feature, A Suggestion tab named as " People To Subscribe To". Highly changed features are Recent Stories, From Earlier Stories, Size of Photos/Pictures Uploaded( it is much bigger & better ) .There is also change in limit of size of Video Uploading.


However, Some people does not like the New Facebook Look, not even me like the Facebook Home Page, may be it will take time to adopt it!. Then also who want to switch back to the Old Facebook Look or Theme , i have a simple trick for them.






How To Get Old Facebook Look / Theme


1. Go to the Facebook Account Setting.


2. Now, go to the last option i.e. Language. Click on Edit.


3. Change Language from English(US) to English(UK). Click on Save Changes.


All done! Congratulation you are Back to the Old Facebook Look/version/theme.. :) Enjoy!!


Note:- Users can also Change Language from English(US) to Hindi,Italiano & other regional languages to get old facebook look back.


Those Who Want to see New Facebook look & Features 2011 can Change Language from English(UK) to English (US).


Also Read-


1.How To Add Share on Facebook button in Web Browser  


2.Facebook New Mobile app for iPhone and Android For Sending Quick Messages
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The Google+ Theme Song

Thursday, August 11, 2011 |
The latest social networking sensation Google Plus just got its song too, however it is unofficial google+ theme song.


The "Google+ Song" created by the folks of Break Media. It's set to the tune of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" and has lyrics which celebrate the judgmental attitude we can develop when using certain social networks.


The Google+ Theme Song By Rosa Golijan 


Everything in life should have a theme song. Everything. 


 The Google+ Song answers all your questions about what the heck Google Plus actually is. You can also consider it as the funny Google Plus video tutorial. So, watch the video of the Google Plus song below and the lyrics of google+ song is given below the video. Enjoy! :)





The Google+ Song Lyrics


Check my email, got an invite
To a website I don't know
Looked like Google Buzz at first sight,
But my friend said that's a no.
Why did we need, another social network?
Doesn't Facebook work alright?
A new thing for me to learn
This could take all night, Look out!

What is this google +
I don't Need google +
There's another +1 and another +1
What is this google +
Hey, Why's this red thing here?
Go away google +

You want me to put my friends in circles
But circles are for squares
Everday's like Sophie's choice
Trying to choose which friend goes where
But No Parents, or Ex-boyfriends...
Can get in without invites
And when I drunkenly post that he's cute
I can edit it later that night - whoa

I kinda like google +
Can't believe I'm on google +
Oh another hangout, and another hang out
I dig my google +
Hey, old high school friend
You can't join my google +

Friends add me, without me adding them
That feature's really nice
Randos
Uglies
my pot dealer
and all these friend's I've never liked
No one knows, my circle names,
So even good friend's get handpicked
Do you make it into my main feed
or do I add you to my circle of pricks

I'm in love with google plus
I'm judgemental on google plus
and Another douchebag and another loser
You didn't make my google plus
Hey, Now I'm a fascist pig
Thank you google plus! 


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5 Things You Must Know About Bluetooth

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Bluetooth , we all are aware of it! but in case you don't know then


According to wikipedia -

Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short wavelength radio transmissions) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. 


We all use Bluetooth in our dailylife either connect mobile phone and a handsfree headset, or to share data from one mobile to another, or to connect PC/Laptop with Input Output Devices & many more applications..


Here, i am going to share 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bluetooth ! you must know these amazing 5 facts about bluetooth.


5 Things You Must Know About Bluetooth






1. It's named after a Danish king. 


 In case you ever wondered where the colorful name came from,Harold "Bl├ątand" Gormsson, king of Denmark in the 10th century, loved blueberries so much that his teeth were perpetually blue. "Bluetooth" is simply an anglicized version of his nickname.


2.Its range is greater than you think 


 Although Bluetooth is called a short-range wireless networking standard, Bluetooth devices can actually communicate further than you think. In most cases, they can work to a distance of about 10 meters, however new versions can reach up to 100 meters


3.There are five different versions of Bluetooth 


The first version was called 1.1. It was followed by 1.2, 2.0 plus EDR, 3.0 plus HB and version 4. 


4.It can be used with multiple devices at once 


The latest Bluetooth devices act as a “master” and can communicate with up to seven slaves devices at once. This group of 8 devices (1 master + 7 slaves) is called a Piconet


5.It’s more popular than ever 


In 2008, only 5% of mobile devices were Bluetooth-enabled. Compare that to today, when roughly 95% of mobile devices support it.  


Know of any other surprising facts about Bluetooth? If so, we’d love to hear about them.

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