Faculty Connection is an online set of real-world resources and shared peer knowledge, the goal of the Faculty Connection site is to put relevant and applicable tools and information at the fingertips of technology educators.
The UK Academic Team is responsible for offering IT students and faculty members free access to software, for enhancing knowledge and skills by providing curriculum materials and other learning opportunities, for helping students achieve their dreams by organizing an international competition, and finally for assisting last year students through career resources and job opportunities at our customers and partners.
With this blog we want to inform you on our latest initiatives.
Enjoy reading and stay tuned!
DreamSpark has partnered with Windows Phone 7 and the App Hub! Now, you get the same tools professional developers and designers have, and you can sell your mobile applications and make money! Along with all the free applications, we're waiving the $99 registration fee and giving you the first 5 application submissions for free!!
Our smart installer only downloads and installs the components you need to complete your development environment. The full installation package from http://www.dreamspark.com includes:
After installing the Windows Phone Developer Tools, you should also install :
We have also released Visual Basic support for developing Windows Phone applications. Note: requires that you have Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher. This add-on provides support for using Visual Basic to build Silverlight Windows Phone applications only at this time.
App Hub is the place to distribute and merchandise your applications for Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE Indie Games.
To get registered:
Ready to submit your app? Once you submit an app you’ll need to verify your identity with GeoTrust. Read more at App Hub’s FAQs.
To verify your identity:
Online. Plaintext Searchable Code. Lessons for Design, Art, and Programming. Everything You Need, Free.
Jump in at: http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment
Developed in Collaboration With MSDN Channel 9, XNA Game Studio, and App Hub
This combination video and text tutorial set teaches basic 2D game development on Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 using XNA Game Studio 4.0.
Learn the following lessons in our easy-to-follow chapters:
· Game Design from Start to Finish· Animated and Static Art Creation· The Game Loop Explained· The XNA Content Pipeline· Rendering Static and Animated Sprites· Player Input on Windows, Xbox 360, and Phone· Collision Detection and Response· Debugging Game Code· User Interface Design and Rendering· Sound Playback· Information on Xbox LIVE Indie Games and Windows Phone Marketplace
Just browse to: http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment
On this new Game Development Page:
Special thanks to the Xbox LIVE Arcade and Microsoft Game Studios Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7 teams!
David Cameron launched “Start Up Britain” from Microsoft Cardinal Place, Customer Centre last week ….
Prime Minister David Cameron launched ‘StartUp Britain’ – a new campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to support small business in the UK.
Microsoft were proud to host the launch event at Microsoft’s Customer Centre at Cardinal Place which was attended by the Prime Minister along with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, as well as representatives from British business and high profile entrepreneurs.
StartUp Britain is designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, and it is fully supported by HM Government and has so far gathered the backing of significant international brands including Barclays, BlackBerry, Experian, Intel, Microsoft, McKinsey & Co. and Virgin Media.
To find out more about this exciting initiative visit
The basics of creating Windows Phone applications, particularly as it relates to the user interface.
Make your applications visually appealing with images, animations, and media.
Access data on the Web, store it on the phone, and display it to the user.
Use unique features of the phone, such the accelerometer, GPS, and camera, in your applications
So if you have developed your own apps and your a UK Student or Academic we loved to hear your experience and more about the app.