Visual Studio Online Boost
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The best teams use the best tools.
When you use Visual Studio Online you’ve got in-browser access to the latest Microsoft technologies for source code control, agile planning, application analytics, and much more. These are critical tools for developers that hiring managers want to see on your resume and Visual Studio Online is the best way to use those tools right from the cloud, anywhere you go.
Every 2014 World Semifinalist team is eligible to win the Visual Studio Online Boost. When you’re accepted as a World Semifinalist, you’ll automatically be entered in this contest. We’ll ask you to take a screenshot of your Visual Studio Online setup to demonstrate how you’re using these powerful tools at their very best.
Nine World Semfinalist teams will each win $1,000 for using Visual Studio Online and those winners will be announced and featured on our World Semifinals livestream in June 2014!
How to Get Started
- Visit Microsoft DreamSpark to get Visual Studio Professional 2013 at no cost
- Install Visual Studio Professional 2013 and set it up with your Microsoft Account – the same one you use to login here at the Imagine Cup website
- Sign up for Visual Studio Online at no cost. Use the same Microsoft Account that you just used when installing Visual Studio Professional 2013. While you’re there, you’ll also get your own personalized account URL at VisualStudio.com!
- Watch our videos showing how an academic team gets started using the powerful features of Visual Studio Online.
How to Compete
Submit a screenshot through your Imagine Cup Dashboard showing your team’s usage of the Visual Studio Online service. Your screenshot will establish your eligibility. Make sure to check out the VSO Competition Rules.