Microsoft is continuing its courtship of students, some as young as high school age, to bring new blood into the ranks of .NET developers and Microsoft platform users, eWeek reports. Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group, said Microsoft invited more than 150 college students to its MIX09 web development and design conference in Las Vegas, as well as more than 75 high school students. "We went to some of the top design schools in the country, and we flew 153 college students here," he said. "And we decided we wanted to get some...

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