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    Moving on…

    Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve moved on to pastures new. I’m still at Microsoft but working as an Account Technology Strategist in our Enterprise Group. This means I work with our largest customers helping them realise value from their...
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    E3 – Exclusive Titles, Kinect (Natal) and New Xbox 360 Console

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    Earlier today we held our press briefing at the E3 conference and showcased a bunch of very cool stuff including our Christmas line up, Kinect (formerly project Natal) along with a raft of great launch titles and a brand new sleek and quiet Xbox 360 console...
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    Office Web Apps now on SkyDrive

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    As of yesterday our new Office Web Apps functionality was made available as part of our free SkyDrive service. For those of you who aren’t already using SkyDrive – it’s our free cloud based file storage system which offers 25gb of space for you to store...
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    Want to work for Microsoft?

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    Are you a student with excellent technical skills and an ambition to work on world changing products? We might have just the job for you… The job descriptions and instructions on how to apply can be found in this doc . "You will find no other company...
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    Microsoft Certification – Academic Discount and Free ‘Second Shot’

    Interested in gaining professional qualifications and differentiating yourself from fellow students? Then read on… Microsoft Certification offers you just that – an opportunity to demonstrate your technical ability to perspective employers and differentiate...
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    Imagine Cup software Design UK Final

    Last week saw the UK final for the Imagine Cup Software Design Competition where we picked a team to represent the UK at the worldwide finals in Poland this summer. This year we partnered with five leading UK charities to work with the student teams...
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    Free Microsoft Webcasts for Students!

            Just a quick post to let everyone know about a bunch of free webcasts aimed at students. The topics are: Internet Explorer 8 & Bing – 10th March Technology Trends: Women in Technology – 24th March Introduction to C# Programming...
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    Student Hosting with 123-reg.co.uk for £1!

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    Microsoft have teamed up with 123-reg.co.uk to offer UK students the chance to get themselves premium Windows based hosting with a free domain name for only £1 per month. You need an ac.uk email address and a voucher code to sign up . (You can request...
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    Gold Partner Seeks Passionate Comp Sci Grads

    CM Group a Microsoft Gold Partner focussed on content production to support products from major software companies including Microsoft are once again looking to recruit graduates with a passion for technology. In their words: “ CM Group has created an...
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    Kodu for PC Technical Preview Available Free

    Back in July I posted about Kodu and its availability of Xbox Live… “Kodu allows you to build games using traditional programming paradigms such as conditional statements and loops but without having to fire up Visual Studio. Basically you start with...
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    UK Imagine Cup – Register now and we’ll donate £1 to charity!*

    Even though the UK Software Design has just closed, we’re still looking for ways to support our partner charities and to keep you up to date with the UK competition. Register and donate! Here’s the deal - for every student that registers for the UK competition...
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    Join us on Facebook!

    We’ve recently set up a new facebook page which features a regular stream of student content including this blog! (in fact if you’re reading this on facebook then you probably don’t need to read on ;)) Please take a look at the site , become a fan and...
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    Windows Azure Online Training for Students

    This will probably be particularly interesting for those of you who read my previous post on free student access to Azure . ICS, our partner on this offer are running a series of online training sessions later this week specifically for students. Each...
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    Imagine Cup 2010 – Compete Now!

    On Monday we launched this years Imagine Cup competition in the UK. The Imagine Cup is the worlds largest student technology competition with thousands of the best and brightest students from around the world competing for the opportunity to represent...
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    Try Microsoft’s Cloud Platform for Free!

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform allowing you to build and deploy scalable .NET applications online. Cloud Computing is a hot topic and likely to be a key part of of many organisations IT strategy moving forward. As a student now...
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    YoHo Kablammo Sets Sail!

    Some time ago I blogged about about an Imagine Cup Entry called Drizzle built by a bunch of guys at Huddersfield University. What I failed to mention is that they had previously built a game called Yo-Ho Kablammo which scored them second place in the...
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    Imagine Cup; UK Bags 1st Place in Short Film and 3rd in Games Development

    We’re now all back from Cairo and fully recovered from the heat and sleep deprivation. The great news is that across the board the UK teams excelled with both the Short Film and Games Development making it on stage at the final. Our Short Film team (Fulham...
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    Student Celebration Day Videos

    Just as we’re heading off to Cairo for the Imagine Cup worldwide finals I want to give you a flashback to the UK final event … Previously I published the slides from all of the Microsoft Research talks delivered on the day and now, finally I have the...
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    Cairo here we come...

    Regular readers will know all about the Imagine Cup but for the uninitiated it is the worlds largest student technology competition which Microsoft runs annually. 2009 has been a bumper year for the UK with 14 students travelling to Egypt this Friday...
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    Kodu is Here!

    Have you ever wanted to create your own game but don’t want to get your hands dirty with code? We now have the answer… Kodu! Kodu allows you to build games using traditional programming paradigms such as conditional statements and loops but without having...
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    Office Ultimate for £38.95

    Just a quick signpost to the Ultimate Steal , a programme that allows UK students purchase Office for a seriously reduced price. I’m sure I’ve blogged about it before but thought it was worth resurfacing as its a cracking deal and for those of you in...
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    Getting Started with Azure #1

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    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform allowing deployment of .NET applications with flexible scaling. My colleague Paolo recently wrote a great introductory article for our Faculty Connection newsletter which outlines the fundamentals...
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    Build on IE8 and Win a 360 Elite

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    Microsoft are currently running a competition where you can build an IE8 Accelerator , Web Slice or Visual Search to win and Xbox 360 Elite as well as promotion for your project in a range of Future Publishing titles. Mike Ormond has all the details ...
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    Free MCTS Certification Through DreamSpark

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    For a limited time Microsoft is offering free vouchers to sit an MCTS exam through the DreamSpark programme. The MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) stream is aimed at developers and IT professionals and is available in multiple flavours...
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    Student Celebration Day Slides

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    To follow on from yesterday’s post I wanted to share the slides from the MSR talks: MSR Overview - Andrew Herbert Getting from A to B: fast route-finding using slow computers - Simon Peyton-Jones Curing Cancer, Halting global Disease Outbreaks and averting...
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