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  • Blog Post: Launch of brand new Computer Science Ebook in education!

    Today Microsoft Education UK have launched our much anticipated, brand new Computer Science e-book! The e-book explores everything from coding, debugging, gaming and developing for the web, to providing links to prestigious Computer Science communities that schools and teachers can join, and links to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Guidance on Deploying Windows 8.1 in education

    The following has been taken form the guidance for education which has been published at  http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn645494.aspx?ocid=wc-nl-insider The guide includes details for deploying the Windows 8.1 operating system in an educational environment This includes some high level talking...
  • Blog Post: Are you thinking of evaluating or migrating from VMWare to Microsoft Hyper-V?

    Well here is the perfect tool!   Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0 Microsoft® Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Getting to Grips with Unity3d

    Live online training courses I always get the following the following question from lots of students ‘I want to start to learn Unity where should I start?’ Well if Unity isn't part of your course then the options are to grab a book, jump on you tube or watch a interactive learning series. Well Unity...
  • Blog Post: Xamarin + Visual Studio developing apps for iOS, Windows and Android

    A number of UK Universities are now moving to teach true Mobile development courses teaching mobile development for iOS, Android and Windows. With http://www.DreamSpark.com all institution get FREE copies of Visual Studio for all Students and teaching labs.  http://www.Xamarin.com provides Visual...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UK National final is to be held at UCL, in London on the 29th April 2014.

    Every year, Imagine Cup teams compete in countries around the world in events known as National Finals. So are you interested in competing for the 2014 Imagine Cup. The major competition categories for 2014 are Games , Innovation and World Citizenship . You’ll find additional information on this page...
  • Blog Post: Discover how Excel can help you with your research, including new Power BI features for data science and dynamic visualization

    Date/Time: Wed Feb 26, 2014, 8:00 AM, USA Pacific Duration: 1 Hour Online FREE Course Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used tools for researchers to manage, analyse and visualize their data. Learn about new data discovery and analysis features in Excel with the collaboration capabilities in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is bringing Unity developers yet another opportunity to achieve creative success

    Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows Store. The new offer helps to clear the way for talented and committed Unity developers to reach millions of new players and users. How to qualify: Any Unity developer using Unity 4 to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Training and Certification Guide

    We have just released a new Training & Certification Guide app into the Windows 8 store The app is a great tool for student, educators and professionals for evaluating which technical courses and certifications should be completed to gain Microsoft Professional Certifications. Available here: http...
  • Blog Post: Educators and Students we want your feedback on DreamSpark

    Are you an Educator, Head of IT or IT Administrator This review of DreamSpark Premium will assist Microsoft in understanding your institutional use of applications, while also assessing the effectiveness and impact it is having on developing student skills and attainment. Most importantly, we would like...
  • Blog Post: Accelerate the speed of scientific discovery with Windows Azure

    Windows Azure provides researchers, educators, and students with the power and scalability of cloud computing for collaboration, computation, and data-intensive processing. Windows Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform that supports languages, tools, and frameworks, such as Linux, Python...
  • Blog Post: Latest recipients of Windows Azure for Research Awards announced

    Microsoft Research’s Windows Azure for Research program, which features a continuing series of Windows Azure cloud training events and a program of Windows Azure research grants, has been going strong since its launch in September 2013 Selecting the winning proposals was extremely difficult, as we can...
  • Blog Post: Save the date TechEd Europe 27 – 31 Oct 2014 Barcelona

    TechEd Europe is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise. We are excited to announce that TechEd Europe...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring the next generation of programmers - developer tools from Microsoft

    At Microsoft we have an amazing set of tools to inspire future developers Here a list of developer tools to help inspire tomorrow developers (Figures in bracket are guidelines for ages that it is appropriate) For FREE additional curricula materials see http://www.microsoft.com/faculty ·        ...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with Microsoft Digital Literacy

    Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement...
  • Blog Post: New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop

      “ Build Your First App ” – a free two-hour eCourse – launched today at www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy this is  the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The course is a collaboration among Microsoft Learning experiences, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft YouthSpark...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Azure Academic Training Days for Educators and Researchers

    Windows Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform supporting any language, tool, or framework, and is ideally suited to educators and researchers’ needs across all disciplines. In association with Microsoft Research we are please to announce FREE training for academic educators and researchers...
  • Blog Post: Promote your Windows Phone app to get users’ attention and increase downloads

    Here are a few quick tips for ensuring your app or game gets maximum exposure Use Social Networking Get a quick list of Twitter and Facebook best practices Use the Windows Phone Store Badge Point customers directly to your app via the ‘Download from Windows Phone Store’ badge. Incorporate the badges...
  • Blog Post: Be the next generation of Microsoft Application close in 2 days

    Be the next generation of Microsoft At Microsoft, we’ve built our business on the same youthful enthusiasm and pioneering spirit that our founders had in 1975. Now, almost 30 years later, we still look for these qualities in our people. Our award-winning Software Development & Technical Consulting...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview Program closes in 2 days

    You only have 2 more days to apply for 1 of the 500 spots in the program available to professional developers and others who want to build amazing experiences using Kinect including artists, students, and other creators who have great ideas to bring to life using the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Xbox360 for education announced at BETT2014

    There has never been a better time to learn how to program. Modern programming languages, coupled with powerful and widely available development environments, provide an excellent place to work. A wide range of operating environments, including mobile devices, cloud computing, robotics, embedded devices...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with DirectX and C++ can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you!

    You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development on Microsoft Virtual Academy DirectX/C++ Game Project Template and Getting Started Kit...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy session, or check out the Channel9 Dojo session to learn how you can take your existing Unity game and bring it to Windows Phone or Windows 8.

    Whether you are using Unity Pro or Unity Free, the add-ons for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store are available free of charge. So why not give your app or game the maximum possible reach, by bringing it to the Windows stores. If you are a educator or student you can even get your store account for free...
  • Blog Post: The world’s greatest startup – Career opportunities for Students

    I always get asked at any University or academic visit. How do I get a role at Microsoft? Here is an overview of the Microsoft programmes available. Students These are part time programmes to enhance your CV. These programmes are available to College and University Students in the UK - Microsoft Student...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with the Cloud – FREE Azure Webinar Series for educators and researchers

    The cloud is becoming more and more useful in education. There are stunning examples of academic research which are pushing the boundaries of data intensive science. Some of these great examples include the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report...
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