• MSDN Subscription: Free availability of all the MS products from Office to Operating Systems.
MSDN Subscription costs Rs. 2.5+ Lacs in retail which you as an MSP get free of cost. It
includes all the softwares, free developer accounts and Azure credits.
• Internal offers and contests which might get you goodies from some T-Shirts to some cool
• Exclusive and prioritized support from App Lab and other MS channels.
• Chance to attend some of the biggest convocations and industry events for free.
• Platform to organize and host events batch-wide to city-wide with recognitions for each of your
• Chance to meet other like minded awesome people and others industry technocrats in
exclusive MSP events.
• Exclusive invitations to MSP summit and boot camps with free lodging where you would be
taught about different technologies and meet some great people.
• Exclusive training programs related to communication skills to get the best out of you.
• Chances to get free industrial certifications which cost $100+ for others.
• And many more..
Internship and Job opportunities at Microsoft.
FTE starting package
Minimum requirements at Campus Placements for Microsoft
5-6 level of tests before interviewing
Minimum requirements for MSP*
2 level of written tests before interviewing
Irrespective of your college and previous performance
*Subject to change without prior notice
Nothing except 80+% numbers in 4-5th sem,wining
quizes,participation in contest, attending workshops etc.
Microsoft Certified Professional in HTML5 Level 1(Exam 70-480).
Microsoft Certified Professional in C# Level 1(Exam 70-483).
Microsoft Student Partner 2012-2013
Microsoft Rockstar 2012-2013
Winner in Marmalade Sdk Contest for WP8 and Blackberry.
Top developer in Nokia Developer League.
Winner in Microsoft I-Unlock Joy Contest-2012-Top 50 Apps Category
and E-certificate Category.
Blackberry Developer alpha C device Winner for Blackberry apps.
Blackberry Developer Z10 device Winner for Blackberry apps.
Blackberry Portathon Winner.
Winner in Digit’s blackberry app contest.
Nokia S40 Device Winner in Web apps Category
+ more ppt size is short and Journey is still ON……..
Complete at least 2 of these 4
• Develop a Windows 8 app-Silver Rating
• Mentor at least one person regarding Windows Azure-1 refferal at Azure
• Develop an app for Office 2013
• Get into weekly local Microsoft Virtual Academy’s leaderboard-Learn
(Tutorial later in the session subject to time availability)
Develop a high quality Windows Store application which should be published in store
latest by 31st December 2013.
Strict no to simple applications like Converters(currency, time, temperature etc), RSS Feeds
Apps which pass through the App Lab with a grading of Silver or higher before being
published onto the Windows Store will be considered more favourably.
App development is key part of MSP program. You should at least know how to develop at
least some simple applications on MS platforms.
App Lab? Details on next slide..
An optional platform which tests and reviews your applications for free over the web or in person at
They will guide you regarding testing, performance and/or design to make your app stand out.
Develop app and
create app package
Zip and upload the
app package on
Send a mail to App
Lab with a link to
(Mail and other information on next slide..)
<College Name> App Lab Request [Review/Design/Tech]
Medi-Caps Group of Institutions App Lab Request
App Name, Description and URL of package on SkyDrive
or other equivalent
“Don’t look for ideas, look for inspiration.”
Storage, Backup, Web Hosting, Web Services, Virtual
Machines, VPN, Mobile Services etc..
Mentor at least 1 unique individual from the community to achieve the status of a
“Windows Azure Champion” by organizing workshops/ seminars/ trainings/ evangelism
sessions by engaging with Startup’s/ Business Incubators/ Developers/ Technology
Enthusiasts/ Technocrats etc.
Each participant should have a minimum usage of 50 USD dollar equivalent real
time consumption of Azure during the application building/deployment of Azure,
which would be over and above the free trial usage/ free usage limit to be eligible to
compete for this campaign.
How to complete the challenge? Details in next slide..
Set up following details
1. Windows Azure Account Name, E-Mail and Azure subscription ID.
2. Screenshot of Windows Azure account which should show minimum billing of $50 USD with
their email id and azure subscription id.
3. If the participants are students, then their college name / expected year of graduation / course
enrolled, contact details needs to be sent as part of the claim process.
Send following details to
DO NOT DELETE THE ACCOUNT UNTIL THE VERIFICATION
Build one new Office app which should be published to Office Store
latest by 31st December 2013
All About Office App-office.developer.com
Some examples of basic Office App
1. Dictionary for Microsoft Word
2. Currency Convertor for Microsoft Excel
3. PDF Preview tool for Outlook
4. Mailing utility for Outlook
5. Language Translator for Word, Excel
MVA is an online platform provided by the Microsoft which provides free learning
resources about MS technology online. Learn at your own pace at your own time and
complete the quizzes and self assessment to climb the leader board.
Get featured on the Top Students Weekly Leader Board in India on the official Microsoft
Virtual Academy website.
Windows Store App
Today or at later date, you will eventually need to focus on this platform if you become an
MSP in future. You will get to learn a lot about App Development and starting on Windows 8
is the easiest for the beginners as compared to other app platforms like Windows Phone or
Windows Azure Champion
This activity involves REAL MONEY of any start up / technocrat you are mentoring. Please
be sure of what you are doing fully and get to know what cloud actually is before getting into
this task. We as MSPs are fully committed to guide you in this task once you are sure what
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Start today itself! Getting to Top 10 would start getting hard as more and more people will
compete from different states to be in the leaderboard with time.
Each participant who completes the Azure task (not you, but the participant whom you
would mentor) will be eligible for Windows Azure Champion title and a certificate
delivered online titling him/her as a Top Azure Contributor.
Cloud technologies are pretty new for people in India. Most of the work in world has
already been started to be outsourced to the cloud. Increase awareness regarding cloud and
make sure your mentored person could get the most out of the cloud.
A paid account needs a credit card positively associated with the account. It would be your
responsibility to check that the consumption does not overshoot the 50 USD mark. Every
penny would be charged and billed accordingly.
Sign up for a free trial for Windows Azure (does not require a credit card) to test personally
what all you can do before mentoring anyone else.
Students who successfully complete more than 2 out of 4 below mentioned activities or/ and
deliver more than the minimum requirement in these activities would be given greater
weightage basis their extra contribution and effort.
For example one can choose to successfully complete 3 out 4 activities or/ and deliver more
than the minimum requirement in 1 or more below activities i.e. build more than 1 new high
quality Windows 8 App or Office App or mentor more than 1 individual from the
community to achieve the status of a “Windows Azure Champion”
Note: In any case the applicant would be required to complete at least 2 out of 4 activities to
become eligible to proceed for the next step even if he/ she contributes much more in 1
Get a referral letter from a faculty or an MSP clearly stating the
attributes or qualities possessed by the student to be
recommended as an MSP.
You will need to fill this information in the registration form
discussed later in presentation.
After completing the two phases, selected students will be notified by email
and a telephonic interview would be faced by the aspiring student taken by
MSP India Team.
Interview will judge your technical background and might include questions
regarding your app and referrals. Exact content is unspecified for now.
Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 enterprise
Expression blend[Design UI]+windows phone sdk 8[optional]
Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Store or above
A developer license for windows 8 store+windows phone[use Dreamspark account]
Office developer account[use trial account] + Azure Trial Account
Where to get free ms softwares?
Gives free access to developer tools and accounts for students
Get a free DreamSpark key from Website
[Apply through manual verification by uploading the college ID card
Register over the site
Download Visual Studio 2012 Professional for Free
Make a free developer account for Windows Store
Free 90-days access to Plural Sight online course gallery
• MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com)
• Channel 9 (http://channel9.msdn.com)
• Microsoft Virtual Academy
• Stack Overflow
• And the search engines.. (Google, Bing etc..)
• And offcourse you
What if I am not selected as an MSP? Or what if I can’t apply for this for any personal
reason? Do I have something else to work on?
Yes! There are always a lot of student contest which are been conducted across the globe
and in India for students at each and every point of year.
Current contests to look forward for:
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2014[Highest Quality Contest]
Google Cloud Developer Challenge
IBM’s The Great Mind Challenge 2014[Important during Job Interviews]
Samsung’s Tizen App Challenge
And plenty more and they keep coming again and again