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Filling up the MSP form.

This is the form you need to fill up...


Microsoft Student Partner Program 2009 – 2010
Application Form



Overview of the Microsoft Students Partner program

If your application is successful, you will be awarded Student Partner status for one academic year. During this time you can refer to yourself as a Microsoft Student Partner and act as an official representative of Microsoft at your college/university.

Being an MSP demands dedication. We encourage every MSP to undertake many activities and numerous voluntary activities throughout the year which are designed to suit everyone's level of ability and creativity. Activities range from giving technical lectures on campus, writing articles for the student newsletter to entering the Imagine Cup or running your own computer club or society.

You'll be part of the amazing Nepalese MSPs team, with lots of opportunities to learn, plan, interact with students from different universities and countries and help other students in Nepal realizing their full potential and having fun. Microsoft MDP Nepal will recognize your efforts and each activity you undertake.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible for the award, you must be:

  • Over 18
  • An undergraduate or post-graduate student at an eligible university
  • Technical reps: Studying a full-time computer science-related degree or course and able to name a reference from your department or Microsoft.
  • Passionate about technology and willing to share your expertise with others at your school

Colleges where we're nominating MSPs: ALL Public and Private Colleges in Nepal!

Applications deadline for academic year 2008/2009 is June 30, 2009




Personal Information:


We’d like to know a little bit more about you and your university. Please ensure that the e-mail and shipping address provided here are correct and will be valid outside term time as these will be used for all future communications with you.


Full Name




Date of Birth





            Male                                          Female    



E-Mail address




Shipping address




Telephone Number








Full Course Title




Date of Graduation






Are you involved in any technology related societies at your University?  If yes please give details.





Yes                                                          No                                     




How would you describe your relationship with your computer science faculty? 







Have you ever attended a technical event, workshop or exhibition outside of those within your academic requirements?  If yes please give details.





Yes                                                          No




Are you comfortable presenting to a range of audience sizes?  Details of experience.





Yes                                                          No


We’d like to give you a chance to tell us a bit more about your
technology interests and why you think you would make a great
Student Partner. 

What areas of technology excite you and why? Where do you see future technology innovation? Please explain your answer,





How do you share your technical skills and knowledge with others? Please give examples.













If successful, how would you approach the challenge of encouraging students to use and adopt technology within your department? Please take access to Microsoft tools, technologies and skills into consideration.













Why do you think you should be considered for a place on this years programme? Please explain your answer,














Faculty Endorsement:


It is a requirement that each applicant has a faculty endorsement.  Before completing this section, please ensure that person is aware of your application and their inclusion as it is likely that we will want to contact them.


Full Name












E-Mail address




Telephone Number








Following are the questions you may be in confusion:-


Shipping address:- You should fill up your full address here and make sure that it is valid so that any goodies sent to you will be delivered to you.



Are you involved in any technology related societies at your University?  If yes please give details:- here you need to fillup any of the details that you are involved with the society in the field of technology.



How would you describe your relationship with your computer science faculty :-here you should describe your relation with your computer facultyat your college life.


What areas of technology excite you and why? Where do you see future technology innovation? Please explain your answer, :-here you should express your excitement and closeness with the technology like Operating systems,Servers,virtualisation etc



How do you share your technical skills and knowledge with others? Please give examples:- here you need to fillup your own ideas to share your knowledge with the community.



Why do you think you should be considered for a place on this years programme? Please explain your answer:- here you need to explain your reason for being concidered as the MSP 2009-10


And the faculty information are conmcerned with your faculty and you should make sure that the name you have wriiten is active.


Posted: 06-26-2009 6:20 PM by RAVI SINGHAL with 2 comment(s)

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Tips and Tricks for the most exciting windows experienced by me that is windows 7.

All of you who are really intrested to learn about the king of OS today.
Please check it out, and after you do you will not hav a compliant to make.
I started using it 3 months ago in beta version and now I am using the RC1.
I found it very easy to play with, I tried to learn about it, I used all the open source available for making me understand the new and cool features of windows 7.
And i thought to share this with all you guys arround the world.
So here are some of the coolest feature of windows 7 and some cool and usefull tips as well.

Change the Scenery:- Windows 7 allows you to personalize your desktop
background to suit your many moods with a new shuffle feature for your desktop.
You can program your desktop background to shuffle through your favorite images
and get a change of scenery as often as you like. To enable the shuffle feature, rightclick
on your Desktop and select “Personalize,” then “Desktop Background.” Choose
the folder where your favorite images or photos are stored and select as many as
you like. Make sure you check the “Shuffle” box, and choose how often you’d like
your images to shuffle. It’s a simple way to keep your desktop looking fresh and fun.

Play The Numbers :- The new Windows 7 calculator is a number cruncher’s dream.
New functionality allows the user to not only calculate in the Standard and Scientific
modes, but also in Programmer and Statistics modes. And that’s not all! Ever need
conversion formulas for temperature, weight, area, or time? Finding the unit
conversion option makes it a snap and takes all the work out of the user’s hands.
There are even templates for gas mileage, lease estimations, and mortgage

Smart Printing:- Windows 7 allows for several default printers in several locations.
Your computer will choose the correct printer for where you are. No need to reset your
default or remember what the printer name is; Windows 7 will figure out whether
you’re at home or at work with Location Aware Printing.

Shake It Up:- Remember the Etch-a-Sketch where you would shake it to make things
disappear? Windows 7 uses the same shake concept to help you manage your windows.
Windows 7 Aero®Shake allows you to clear the inactive windows from your desktop by
“shaking” over the window you’re working. Hover your mouse over the title bar of your
active window, left-click and shake from side to side, and all your inactive windows will
disappear. To bring them back, repeat the procedure and shake everything back into
Clean Your Desktop! And Order It Too. You’ve always been able to auto-arrange your
desktop icons by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing “Sort By.” Now Windows 7
makes it even easier. To auto-arrange the desktop icons according to your default
settings, simply press and hold F5. Order is instantly accomplished.

Right-Click Mania:- In Windows 7, right-clicking may just be your secret friend. There are
many ways the right-click can simplify your computing experience. Here are just a few:
a. Right-click any empty spot in your desktop, and you have the control to change
the screen resolution.
b. Right-click any of the icons in the Taskbar to “Unpin this program from the
c. Last but not least, right-click the Taskbar Explorer icon to access your most
frequently used folders.

Unveil Your Hidden Drives:- Want to see the drives that aren’t currently in use when you
open My Computer...... To display empty drives...... click Computer ...... Alt to see the toolbar.......
Tools... Folder Options...... View (tab) ....... Uncheck “Hide empty drives in the Computer folder.”
And they magically appear! And if you are in trouble still see the snap related!!

Shuffling Through Program Windows:- If you’re running a number of files
from the same program, such as multiple documents in Microsoft Word,
Windows 7 allows you to switch through these windows with ease.
Simply press down on the Ctrl key while clicking the icon from the taskbar.
Each click will change the window to the next in the sequence, in the order that
you opened them.

Managing Your Windows:- Windows 7 simplifies document and program
management by allowing you to “dock” a window or manipulate its size with
one mouse maneuver or a simple keystroke. To dock your window on one half
of the screen, drag it to the left or right and it will change its size to fit that half
of the screen. To manipulate the vertical size of a window, drag the window to the
top to maximize it, or double-click the window’s top or bottom border to maximize
it vertically while keeping the same width.
You can also perform all of these functions with keystrokes:
+Left Arrow and +Right Arrow dock to half the screen
+Up Arrow and + Down Arrow maximize and minimize
+Shift+Up Arrow and +Shift+Down Arrow maximize
and restore vertical size.

Project Your Display With Ease:- Plugging in a projector and projecting your display
is a snap with the Windows 7 driver display utility, displayswitch.exe. Simply hit
+P to display the following easy-to-navigate pop-up window:
By hitting your arrow keys (or +P) you can switch through multiple display
settings, such as “clone”, “extend” or “external only.”

Multi-Monitor Window Management:- Windows 7 makes using
multiple monitors as convenient as it should be. When you’re working
in multi-monitors, use the keyboard shortcuts +Shift+Left Arrow and
+Shift+Right Arrow to toggle between monitors. The new window
will keep its relative position to the top-left origin of the original.

Aero Peek Your Desktop:- A lesser-known versatile tool introduced with
Windows 7 is the Windows® Aero® feature, “Aero Peek”. Just click the
rectangle in the lower right hand corner of the task bar for quick access to
your desktop. The keyboard shortcut +Space performs the same function.

Help the Help Desk Help You:- Solving problems unique to a machine can be
an arduous task for both the end-user and the help desk. That’s why Windows 7
introduces the Problem Steps Recorder, a screen-capture tool that allows the
end-user to record the problems they’re having step-by-step. It’s as simple as
hitting “record” then adding in comments as needed. A HTML-based file is
converted to a .ZIP folder, which is easily passed on to the help desk.
The program is accessible from the Control Panel under “Record steps to
reproduce a problem” or run psr.exe from Explorer.

Live Clutter-Free:- We live with enough clutter in our lives. Windows 7 gets rid
of all the superfluous windows behind your active window. Just hit +Home to
minimize all inactive windows. To restore the windows when you’d like them, just
press +Home again.
Put a “Pin Up” of the Folders You Use Most :- Windows® 7 allows you to “pin
up” the folders you use most on your taskbar. Simply hold your mouse over the
favorite folder, right click, and drag it onto the taskbar. Windows 7 automatically
pins itself to the Explorer Jump List. To open the folder, right click on the Explorer
icon and select the folder you want.

Double-Up Your Windows:- When working within an application, sometimes
you just want more of a good thing. To open another window of the same
application (assuming the app can run more than one instance), simply hold
Shift and click the taskbar icon. You can also middle-click your third mouse
button for the same result.
Clear, Crisp Display—It’s In Your Control:- Windows 7 makes it easy for you to
adjust your display settings, making text and images easier to view in all the
various locations where you work on your computer. Your laptop display may
look fine at work but a little dark at home. Adjust the text and image settings
easily with two snappy applets: ClearType Text Tuning and Display Color Calibration.
Run cttune.exe and dccw.exe, or look them up in the Control Panel.
Order and Reason for Your Taskbar:- You can decide the order that
your icons show up in your taskbar by simply dragging them to the
order you desire. And for the first five icons, you can launch them with
a simple keystroke: Any of the first five icons can be opened by pressing
®+1, +2, etc.
Taskbar Traversing:- While we’re on the subject of taskbar shortcuts, use +T to
shift your attention to the taskbar. Your machine will make its active screen your
taskbar menu, and you can use the arrow keys to select the application you’re
interested in. Just hit Enter to launch it. Naturally, to exit this trick, press Esc.
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Your Own Personal Help Desk:- Windows Troubleshooting Platform.
We’ve all experienced minor issues like Windows Aero not displaying or sound
controls not functioning. Don’t get stuck in the mud just because your computer
seems to be. Windows 7 can save you from having to bite the bullet and call the
help desk for every problem that comes up, thanks to the new Windows Troubleshooting
Platform. It’s easily accessed by typing “fix” or “Troubleshoot” in the
Start Menu. A list of Windows Troubleshooting Packs allows you to choose from
what might be giving you trouble, and the troubleshooter will faithfully attempt
to clear up the problem.
BitLocker To Go Protection:- BitLocker® has become a saving grace when it
comes to increased laptop security. Windows 7 has taken security even farther
with its BitLocker To GoTM feature, which allows you to encrypt removable USB
devices and external disks. To enable BitLocker or BitLocker To Go, right click the
drive in Windows Explorer and select “Turn on BitLocker…” This can also be
managed centrally via Group Policy, so IT administrators can require the USB
drive be encrypted before files can be written to it.

Help the Help Desk Help You:- Solving problems unique to a machine can be an
arduous task for both the end user and the help desk. That’s why Windows 7
introduces the Problem Steps Recorder—a screen-capture tool that allows the end
user to record the problems they’re having, step by step. It’s as simple as hitting
“start record” then adding in comments as needed. A HTML-based file converts to
a .ZIP folder, which is easily passed on to the help desk. The program is accessible
from the Control Panel under “Record steps to reproduce a problem” or run psr.exe
from Explorer.
Sticky Notes Avoid Sticky Situations:- Even the best minds are liable to forget
something. Instead of wasting all those color-coded bits of paper, use Windows 7
Sticky Notes. Enjoy the variety of seven fun Sticky Note colors by right-clicking the
note. Need another reminder? Click the + sign in the top left corner of the existing
note to create a new one. To access Sticky Notes, run StikyNot.exe or click Start ?
All Programs ? Accessories ? Sticky Notes.
Adaptive Display Brightness:- The display on a typical mobile PC consumes more
battery power than any other part of the computer. Windows 7 automatically
reduces display brightness after a period of inactivity, much like cell phones do
today. However, Windows 7 intelligently adapts to your activity. For example, if the
screen dims after 30 seconds and you immediately move the mouse to brighten the
display, Windows 7 will wait 60 seconds before dimming the display again.

Authority over the Power Switch:- On the Windows 7 Start Menu, the default
power option is a simple shut down. If this isn’t your usual action, you can easily
change your default to Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, or Sleep. Right-click the
Start button, select Properties, and under the Start Menu tab, select the “Power
Button Action” that suits you best.
source:- microsoft's website

That must be all I had to say......but I am sure it doesn't end many more and hopefully blog about it...because its thier passion and our potential.

Posted: 06-15-2009 8:56 PM by RAVI SINGHAL with 1 comment(s)

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