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  • Blog Post: E3 – Exclusive Titles, Kinect (Natal) and New Xbox 360 Console

    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 which will be available in the shops very shortly...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps now on SkyDrive

    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 and share files. As if that wasn’t enough with...
  • Blog Post: Want to work for Microsoft?

    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 with the sheer breadth of technologies, from...
  • Blog Post: 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 to align real-world needs with top technical talent...
  • Blog Post: 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 – 7th April Technology Trends: Career Opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Student Hosting with 123-reg.co.uk for £1!

    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 a voucher code here ) Once you have a voucher code...
  • Blog Post: 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 environment that enables people to reach their full...
  • Blog Post: 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, between now and 31st March 2010, we’ll...
  • Blog Post: 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 session will cover the following: - Overview and...
  • Blog Post: 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 their country at the international finals (this year...
  • Blog Post: 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 is the time to learn more! We are making a limited...
  • Blog Post: 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 Four) were from the London Film Academy and...
  • Blog Post: 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 videos online! Getting from A to B: Fast Route Finding...
  • Blog Post: 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 to represent the UK in the Software Design, Embedded...
  • Blog Post: 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 to fire up Visual Studio. Basically you start...
  • Blog Post: 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 your final year your last chance to grab a bargain...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Azure #1

    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. Over the coming months I will be writing a series...
  • Blog Post: Build on IE8 and Win a 360 Elite

    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 - this is a great opportunity to grab yourself a cool...
  • Blog Post: Free MCTS Certification Through DreamSpark

    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 relevant to a raft of developer and infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Student Celebration Day Slides

    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 Dangerous Climate Change - Drew Purves Proving...
  • Blog Post: Student Celebration Day

    Yesterday we held a big event at MSR (Microsoft Research) Cambridge   to celebrate the success of UK MSP s and Imagine Cup Contestants. The day included a series of fascinating talks from MSR and Microsoft (slides and video to follow shortly) and culminated in an award ceremony for MSPs and Imagine...
  • Blog Post: X48 Update – Games Now Available for Download

    A really quick update on X48 – all the games are now online so you can see for yourself what can be achieved with XNA, 36 hours and a crate of Red Bull! Seavolution – The winning game from X48 Technorati Tags: XNA , X48 , Microsoft , Pixel Labs , Channel 4 , Games Development
  • Blog Post: X48 Wrap Up

    It’s all over - early Saturday evening 80 exhausted students left Derby University for home after spending 36 hours producing some awesome games using XNA . The top three prizes went to: First Prize - Huddersfield Green's Seavolution Second Prize - Huddersfield Orange's Involved Third Prize - Team Newport...
  • Blog Post: Students to be able to develop apps for SkyMarket for free!

    Kudos to Paolo for getting to this one first. Simply put when Windows Mobile 6.5 launches an accompanying app store dubbed Windows Marketplace for Mobile (codename SkyMarket) will also launch. Developers will be able to build mobile applications and for $99 PA sell them through Marketplace receiving...
  • Blog Post: Lionhead Studios – Now Recruiting!

    Lionhead Studios, developer of the Fable and Black and White series are looking to recruit the best and brightest grads with strong C++ skills. Ideally candidates would have a passion for video games, creative flair as well as considerable C++ experience. This would be a great opportunity for the right...
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