I remember a distinct moment in grade school when I decided that I never wanted to be a news reporter. An actress perhaps, or a singer, … Continue reading Studio Time at Microsoft HQ
Next week, December 8th-14th, is Computer Science Education Week, a week-long event celebrating the rise of computer science and programming skills being taught and learned around the world. As part of this week, schools and tech giants are partnering with … Continue reading Join the Hour of Code, December 8th-14th
This past weekend I flew farther West than I’ve ever been before, to beautiful Burnaby, BC. A suburb of Vancouver, Burnaby is home to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), where I spent the weekend providing technical and moral … Continue reading Hacking and Weekending in Vancouver
This has been a very exciting week for Trendy Techie as I’ve started my second internship as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft! As part of my … Continue reading 5 Ways to Refresh Your Digital Workspace Without Spending Any Money
The tech wizards at Microsoft have teamed up with British designer Adrien Sauvage to solve the dead-phone-battery problem with an unexpected new development: phone-charging pants. The pants, pictured above between George Lamb (left) and Adrien Sauvage, were unveiled this week … Continue reading My Phone’s Dead, Can I Borrow Your…Pants?
As you may have heard, Microsoft has recently moved to merge their app stores into one Windows App Store. This merge may not make much of a difference to end users, but what does it mean for developers? What it DOES mean: Cheaper, faster, easier! Now you only need one developer account on one single store to publish apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8. Before, developers had to pay $49/year for an 8 license, and $19/year for a phone store license. Now, you get access to both for just $19. Awesome, right? What it does NOT mean: As much … Continue reading What Does the Windows Store Merge Mean for Developers?
If you are a student and you don’t use DreamSpark, you’re missing out. Microsoft offers thousands of dollars worth of software packages for high school and university students – for FREE. There are two types of DreamSpark subscription: Standard and Premium. DreamSpark Standard is free for any and all students, and includes software like Visual Studio and SQL Server. DreamSpark Premium is only available to students in technical programs – Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Design, Math, etc. – and includes more software including Windows 8, OneNote, Microsoft Project, and Visual Studio Ultimate. A Premium subscription costs $400/year for the entire … Continue reading Microsoft DreamSpark