If you are a UK student and have published an app for Windows Phone or Windows 8 we have a Private Facebook group we would like to invite you to join.
It is invite only and you must let us know the details of your app in the MarketPlace or Store. The group is very active and is a great place to share experiences, ideas, issues and opportunities to work together with other student developers.
So how do you join?
Email email@example.com with your publisher ID, a link to your app and we’ll invite you in! Simple
Use code : HTMLJMP for a free exam credit, the exam will normally cost £99.
After passing 70-480, you will be given a certification for Microsoft Specialist and this is one of the three exams which will ultimately certify you as MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer).
MCSD is one tier above MCSA (Associate) and is a respectable title in the field of web development.
Exam registration: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-480 Link for free online training: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start?o=1943 Link to MCSD page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd.aspx
This offer is available for a limited time only until March 2013 and is open to IT Academy members also so all students undertaking a course can sit a free exam at any prometric testing centre.
We’d love to know the value DreamSpark gives you so we can continue to deliver it for free – help us help the next generation of students.
We are inviting students to complete a short survey to help us better understand how the DreamSpark programme is supporting your skills development, learning outcomes and career potential. We would like to understand what range of applications and tools have been of use to you, how often you use them and how effective they have been in supporting your skills development. Most importantly, we would like to understand how effective access to DreamSpark has been in supporting your coursework and test/exam results. You also have a chance to let us know about any particularly positive or negative experiences you have had so we can ensure that in the future we are delivering an even better service.
We are only looking for a few minutes of your time and all responses remain anonymous. Just to give you a little more of an incentive to help us gather this data we are offering one lucky student an Xbox360. Just click here to complete the online questionnaire. Thanks!
There is a lot in DreamSpark but if you only have a couple of minutes there is a good summary on Slideshare or here goes in detail!
DreamSpark is the first step for students, educators and institutions to make learning software development from the basics eg KODU, to full on App development with Visual Studio more motivating, relevant, and engaging by providing no cost access to professional-level development, design, and gaming software.
DreamSpark is simple; it's all about giving you our professional-level developer and designer tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on your career.
DreamSpark gives Students the chance to develop world class software, web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games. Microsoft believes that students can do amazing things if they only have the right tools. Check out the DreamSpark getting started-guide on Slideshare.
DreamSpark is about giving educators no cost access to the same professional-level developer, designer and gaming software so you can reach, motivate, and ensure students achieve their greatest potential. DreamSpark gives you the software and resources to ensure classrooms always have the latest technologies to challenge, motivate, and keep students engaged in new ways. Plus DreamSpark Premium has a few more products in it!
Learning must be relevant, exciting, and engaging. DreamSpark is aligned with universities, associations, and employers to ensure that educators are able to discover, create, and deliver courses to students that lead to increased technical proficiency, employability and of course creates the next generation of technical leaders. Again on Slideshare DreamSpark & EES licensing
DreamSpark Pricing Model and usage
For more details regarding Microsoft DreamSpark offering contact the DreamSpark support team
NB. Licensing does not allow for the products to be used in class, and FREE licensing does not cover educators
Changes to licensing and costs
DreamSpark for Schools, College and Unis subscription is now available and priced at $99 FREE for EES customers – This change allows all DreamSpark software to be installed for teaching and learning on Institutional Lab machines and it’s a campus license as per EES so you only need to purchase 1 license and not 1 per school or faculty and if your a EES subscriber its included for FREE. (also it now covers educators and students for personal non-commercial usage and is available for all taught discipline, previously this only covered students usage and not licensed for intuitional equipment)
DreamSpark Premium – Previously MSDNAA so includes more products including Visio, OneNote and Project and is aimed at STEM FE and HE institutions and all IT Academy Subscribers. The cost has been reduced to $499 from £1000+ (also it now covers educators and students for personal non-commercial usage and all lab installations)
Microsoft was started when many of the founders were still students so we know that anything is possible. To make this happen, we are aligning with universities, associations, and other communities around the world to make sure that DreamSpark reaches everyone as fast as possible.
If your school is part of Computing at School (CAS) get your teacher to look here!
As a student you could learn a lot about the mobile apps payment market and meet some smart people – why not pop in one day and see what’s happening – though might be a challenge is you miss Monday
#DigitalWalletFoundry invites developers, designers, industry leaders and people with a view to take the first steps in solving some of these challenges.
Digital Wallet Foundry Objectives: • Bring diverse and competing parties together to learn • Shape consumer propositions through collaboration • Introduce entrepreneurs and developers so as to create new businesses. • Do things. Network; develop; inspire; share and win
The #DWF has been designed for *Developers, Designers & Industry Leaders
Why attend as a developer/designer? • Listen to the perspectives from Industry experts • Learn how to design and develop Wallet applications and use Windows Azure cloud services. • Free training on rapid development techniques. • Expert feedback and/or assistance with developing business models for your ideas.
The #DWF has been broken down into three themed events:
Theme One – Identity: Mon 18th Feb – Fri 22nd Feb 2013 Register Theme Two – Payment: Mon 18th Mar – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 Register Theme Three – Loyalty: Mon 15th Apr – Fri 19th Apr 2013 Register
The week kicks off on the Monday of each themed week with a day to think and learn. Days two to five provide a framework for teams to design and develop a solution based on learnings from Day One. You can participate as an observer or contributor, it’s up to you when you attend.
Any questions or queries about the event format, feel free to contact Jaime Keenan firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contribute to the main agenda please contact Julian Wilson at email@example.com.
The venue has limited capacity, so please reserve soon if you would like to attend.