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Msp program

  1. 1. The Microsoft Student Partner Program
  2. 2. Microsoft in India <ul><li>Microsoft Research (MSR) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft India IT (MSIT); formerly known as Global Development Center India (GDCI) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Global Services India (MGSI) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Tech Support Center (GTSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Sales, Marketing, and Services Group (SMSG) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Academic Team </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who Is a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP)? <ul><li>A Microsoft Student Partner is a technology enthusiast who is at the forefront of exploring new technologies and sharing his or her knowledge with peers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Desired Characteristics <ul><li>Exposure to Microsoft technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: participation in contests or user-groups, development on Microsoft platform, creative use of Microsoft products, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Passion for technology </li></ul><ul><li>Outgoing personality </li></ul><ul><li>High level of social activity, both online and offline </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Good academic scores in college </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Does an MSP Do? <ul><li>Be a Microsoft representative on your college campus </li></ul><ul><li>Share your knowledge on new technologies with peers on your campus and outside </li></ul><ul><li>Be active on online technical forums by answering technical queries and posting technology articles </li></ul><ul><li>Be the first users of beta software of the latest products from Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Participate along with your friends in competitions such as the Imagine Cup, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate and build amazing applications that create waves across the community; e.g. OpenXML at LinuxAsia </li></ul>
  6. 6. MSP Hierarchy
  7. 7. MSP Responsibilities
  8. 8. Optional Activities <ul><li>Sign up an eligible department for MSDN AA </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor other MSPs </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the box activity </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a technology solution using Microsoft tools and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Work on technical content and presentations for use of other MSPs </li></ul><ul><li>Promote MS academic projects in campus </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute MSDN AA DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up students for DSD </li></ul>
  9. 9. Optional Activities (contd.) <ul><li>Deploy MSDN AA </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain MSDN AA </li></ul><ul><li>Organize Acad DevCon </li></ul><ul><li>Build demo apps to be displayed on user-groups and CodePlex </li></ul><ul><li>Post articles, case-studies, best-practices, etc. for your completed activities on the MSP portal </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Imagine Cup World finals </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Imagine Cup National finals </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Round 1 Entry for Software Design Invitational </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a Microsoft E-Learning course </li></ul>
  10. 10. Campus Clubs <ul><li>What is a club? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A group of students who get together regularly to learn Microsoft technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimum 1 session a month </li></ul><ul><li>Club Evaluation Parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average session attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to .NET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.NET 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0/Atlas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista/Office 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits <ul><li>Be a brand ambassador for Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>MSDN Premium subscription ( will take time ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get access to the latest Microsoft software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Welcome kits ( will take time ) and readiness trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Invites to events such as TechMela, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards and recognition from Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Become an MSP Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Interview opportunity based on performance </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with MVPs and Microsoft employees </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity-Tracking <ul><li>Online MSP portal </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-defined activities with specific points </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory and optional activities </li></ul><ul><li>Activity-log will be monitored and, in January, inactive MSPs will be removed from the program </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits such as eligibility for becoming an MSP Lead and test/interview opportunities for internships/jobs will be based on points </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>