I just finished with today’s Microsoft Student Partner training, all about Facebook, Twitter, and blogging and basically using these social networking platforms to broadcast Microsoft news and events.
My blog here has been set up for a while but as you can see from the posts before this one, I haven’t done a good job. Today begins a new era of this blog. From this day forward, I will actually write in this blog.
The title of this post was tongue-in-cheek. I am not completely devoted to Microsoft. Yes, I am hired as a Microsoft Student Partner, and yes this will be my blog from the standpoint of me as a Student Partner as well as me as a student. So whether you like it or not, you will find plenty of content here about new Microsoft things. But they will all be very exciting, I promise! Gone are the days of blue screens of death and 10-minute boot times. Microsoft is doing some very cool things across the board and I fully intend to give my honest opinion and recommend only the best.
I use Windows 7. I have an Apple iPod Touch. I keep up with the Linux Users’ Group mailing list and club events. I’m very diverse when it comes to technology. Why? I’m a computer science student, and computer science is not about what operating system you use, it’s about the computers. Underneath it all, these sparring operating systems and companies are joined by one thing: they operate computers. They compute. They think in binary, they have memory, processors and storage of some kind, and they can be programmed.
My programming language of choice is Java. I like it for many reasons, but this is one of them. Whether I choose to use Windows, Linux, or Mac, I can write Java. It’s a universal language. My code will (or should) run on any operating system. I really like that. (Okay, so I also really like C#/XNA, which of course is Microsoft-only)
Anyway, this is the first of (hopefully) many posts to come. I’ve got a lot to say, and I’ll say it all here. Stay tuned.