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  • Blog Post: Expression Studio tutorials now available

    If you follow this blog and/or me on Twitter , you should know that I have been travelling up and down the UK delivering a series of talks in colleges and Universities. During the talk, I show a very cool demo of how to use Expression Blend to transform a simple Flickr application written in Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Web hosting and a domain name for £1 per month

    I am really pleased to announce that in collaboration with 123-reg we just launched an offer open to all students in the UK. A year's web hosting for only a quid a month… and they will even chuck in a FREE .info DOMAIN NAME for that personal touch Yup that is right, get one year of hosting on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2010… Ready, set, go!

    Technorati Tags: ImagineCup I am very glad to announce that we just launched the UK Imagine Cup 2010 ! Last year I was (for the first time) closely involved with the 2009 edition and I was deeply impressed with the commitment that the students put into their solutions and proud for the results the UK...
  • Blog Post: A year in numbers

    As someone who works with Academics and students my year starts and ends in line with the Academic year (which is also more or less aligned with the Microsoft fiscal year but that is a different story). So every year before term, we look back at what we have done “last year” and start thinking about...
  • Blog Post: X48: Student games now available to download

    Last week at the University of Derby , we run X48 , a marathon gamecamp where student and indie developers used Microsoft's XNA Game Studio 3.0 to create a game in less than 48 hours on the theme of Evolution. Ed reported on the two days in this blog post and in a nutshell we had 80 students, more than...
  • Blog Post: Windows Marketplace for Mobile: great news especially for students

    We just announced more details on the plans for the upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The Marketplace will be a mean to distribute apps developed for the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform which will allow developers to sell their apps at a price they choose (or distribute them for free should they prefer...
  • Blog Post: Microphone: Connect with the Microsoft educational community over Facebook

    We just launched a new Facebook app called "Microphone" . The app will allow people getting in touch with the team using discussion boards, videos, photos, news, etc. If you are in Facebook and interested in getting in touch check it out!! Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Education , Facebook
  • Blog Post: The Imagine Cup ‘08 is Over, well done everyone

    I am sitting now in the staff room at the Imagine Cup finals venue and thinking about the last few days. Most of the people left already and this is a good time to try to write down what I feel the Imagine Cup is all about. As I mentioned in my previous post   this has been a great experience for...
  • Blog Post: Presentation at the Scottish Further Education Unit Event

    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 Visual Studio, XNA, Silverlight and Expression)...
  • Blog Post: A (special?) day in life…

    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 of the event, a number of exhibitors have been presenting...
  • Blog Post: Would you like to build software for Microsoft?

    Miguel Llopis a Spanish undergraduate student in Computer Science, who is currently an intern in Redmond, will hold two Live Events to explain how Microsoft Development Centers work and which opportunities are available to apply for development positions both in USA and Europe. Check the details on Channel...
  • Blog Post: Four themed day events for HCI and Interaction Design researchers and students in the North West of England

    The Universities of Manchester, Central Lancashire and Lancaster have arranged four themed day events on Human/Computer Interaction in the North West of England. The 4 days are (click on the date for more details): Date Location Speaker Title Wednesday 30th April University of Central Lancashire Professor...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded SPARK Your Imagination Program Goes Live

    Today we announced the availability of the Windows Embedded SPARK Your Imagination program. It is basically a low cost bundle of Software (Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and Visual Studio 2005 Professional) and Hardware (one reference board from one of five hardware vendors). This program is aimed principally...
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