June, 2008

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    Are Universities relevant for employers?

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    I was in Manchester on June 20th for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the world's first stored-program electronic digital computer program successfully on 21st June 1948. That program was written by Tom Kilburn who, along with the late F.C....
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    Presentation at the Scottish Further Education Unit Event

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    On the 26th of June I attended the Scottish Further Education Unit ’s Computing and Information Technology Subject Network Conference - A Qualifications Update . As part of the event, I delivered a speech on the latest Developer Technologies (including...
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    Free coding e-book

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    As spotted by Dan on Channel 9 “ Karl Seguin recently released a great free 79 page eBook for .NET developers covering design patterns, unit testing, mock objects, memory management, object relational mapping, and more.  Get it while it's free!”
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    A (special?) day in life…

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    Last week we hosted a Talent Debate organised by Business in the Community to stimulate the discussion around how to develop talent in the United Kingdom to be able to ensure the future competitiveness of the country within the global economy. As part...
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    A few cool things (at least I think they are)…

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    This week I found a few extremely cool things I wanted to share: DeepEarth With their own words: “DeepEarth is a community project focused on creating a rich interactive mapping control using Silverlight2 Deep Zoom. Concentrating on Microsoft Virtual...
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    Getting started with Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    After last week release of Silverlight 2 Beta 2, (SL2B2)  I collected a small step-by-step guide and a few resources for those we want to start playing around and experience it. 1. Install the client Installing the SL2B2 client is very quick and...
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    Dream Build Play 2008 Challenge

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    We just launched the 2008 Dream Build Play challenge! Participants can build their dream game to compete with other game developers around the world.  This year’s contest will feature Xbox360 development only and to ensure that everyone has access...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta2 Released

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    As announced earlier this week at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers conference (see my earlier blog post for more details), Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has just been released. You can download both Silverlight 2 Beta2 and the Visual Studio...
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    Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview Released

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    One of the features introduced with Windows Vista which is rarely spoken about is Sideshow. In case you are not familiar with it, SideShow is a technology that enables Windows PCs to drive a variety of external display devices connected to the main PC...
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    New Windows Live Writer Technical Preview

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    When I started blogging, I looked at a number of tools to help me write and publish my posts and have to say that I became really addicted to Windows Live Writer. The thing I love about it is that it is simple, focused and straight to the point. Very...
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    More interesting announcements

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    On top of Bill Gates announcements at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers conference, we just announced a few more technologies and releases that are important in the Academic world: Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework 3.5 Parallel...
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    Bill Gates’ last keynote at Tech·Ed: announcing Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    Today was Bill Gates’ last public keynote as Microsoft Chief Software Architect. He spoke at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers conference and you can see a streaming version of the keynote here . While Bill is probably not the most exciting...
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