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  • Blog Post: Getting Started with DeepZoom

    I've done a few events recently and showed off a new Microsoft technology called DeepZoom which is powered by Silverlight . DeepZoom allows you to publish incredibly hi-res images online (potentially we're talking terrabytes) allowing users to access them without first having to download the entire image...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth goes live!

    From today Photosynth is publicly available so you can not only view others 'synths' but create and upload your own using the free Photosynth tools. Photosynth is a new technology which allows you to stitch a collection of digital photos of a location or object into a 3D, 360 degree experience. ...
  • Blog Post: Make a video about S+S and win a trip to Macau

    This is a great opportunity for any budding film makers out there... All you need to do is use information from this page to write a script, film a creative video and submit it online and you could be jetting off to Macau! To find out more and check out the T&Cs visit bringitalltogether.asia Thanks...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Games Dev Videos

    Now that the deadline for the Games Development invitational of the Imagine Cup has passed I thought I'd share the videos that the UK teams made to promote their games: These guys pulled out all the stops and produced some awesome games here, now we've just got to wait for the results of the judging...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Studentzine now on Facebook!

    Some of you probably already subscribe to our monthly student newsletter focused on technology and how to use it, well now we're making it even easier to access all our great content and share it with your friends on Facebook . We have a new Facebook Page with all the content from the Studentzine plus...
  • Blog Post: Build your own game with... Popfly!

    As if Popfly wasn't cool enough, they've just launched a new service which lets you create your own Silverlight games without having to write code. There are a bunch of code templates and characters you can use to get started (I particularly like 'Kill the Peas' ;)).   The best way to find out more...
  • Blog Post: Pacman - Powered by XNA (and Silverlight)

    Those readers of the Microsoft Studentzine newsletter will have seen Ben Coley's series of articles helping you create your first game using XNA. He's walking readers through the creation of Pacman adding new code and gameplay each month. His first two articles can be found below but if you want want...
  • Blog Post: New XNA Content; Inspiration Tour - Hull University

    Yesterday we visited Hull University to deliver the latest Inspiration Tour session. The turn out was great and we were made to feel really welcome so a big thank you to everyone who attended. While chatting to Rob Miles he mentioned that he is currently putting together a book aimed at getting users...
  • Blog Post: Mix Messenger

    Can you imagine a dance tune made from the Windows Live Messenger notification sounds? Well imagine no more! The guys at MSN France have persuaded David Guetta to produce such a mix to promote Messenger. If you can bear it for more than a few minutes then you win... my admiration! However...
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