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  • Blog Post: Break into Code challenge $3000 competition for 9–18 year olds using Touchdevelop.com

    Break Into Code! We want to give all students  the opportunity to learn coding, so why not get started today with www.Touchdevelop.com and have a chance of winning $3000 Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get students excited about...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Student Game Jam

    To bring the best of Build to more developers around the world including a Windows \\Build Tour kicking off May and running until June We will also be hosting Microsoft Imagine Windows 10 Game Jam For more details see http://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2015/04/07/bringing-build-2015-to-you/ BUILD CONFERENCE...
  • Blog Post: Azure Websites service, as part of several Azure services becoming integrated into a new larger service known as Azure App Service.

    App Service integrates the best of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, API Management, and Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services, along with new capabilities in Logic and API apps to provide you with a unified set of capabilities for building more powerful enterprise web and mobile apps. Removing the burden...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark Survey for UK students and educators 2014/2015

    We need to know your thoughts about DreamSpark   help us, help the next generation of students We are inviting students and educators to complete a short survey to help us better understand how the DreamSpark programme is supporting you. We would like to understand what range of applications and...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Make It Happen! – Imagine Cup UK Finals 31st March 2015

      We live in a time where we can imagine the impossible and make it probable .   Hello and welcome to the 2015 Imagine Make It Happen Event! This unique event brings together influential Tech Speakers, Students and Start-ups redefining the rules to make their dreams a reality. Morning Sessions...
  • Blog Post: Can’t get enough Marmalade?

      James Mintram and I will return for an advanced course, “Developing Games with Marmalade and C++ for Windows and Windows Phone.” If you want to build on the skills you learned in Creating Your First Marmalade Game , join us on February 26. We’ll learn about building the game, deploying it to a...
  • Blog Post: Kinect hack London is coming!

    Get hands-on with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor The lovely folk at Microsoft have given us access to a whole bunch of hardware, room to play and promise to keep you fed and watered while you have fun learning, hacking, voice commanding and gesticulating with the incredible Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Gaming Day 19 Jan 2015

    There’s a new trend in gaming called cloud gaming. What’s cloud gaming all about? Think of the cloud. Now, think of gaming. The UK is a hotbed for great games innovation, and Microsoft is committed to helping startups and independent games developers accelerate their route to market. Watch the videos...
  • Blog Post: 28 days to accelerate your tech skills. Join the Know It. Prove It. challenge! http://www.knowitproveit.com

    For the next four weeks. Make a potentially life-changing commitment to yourself, to us, and to your friends, family, and colleagues, sit down every day, and learn. Know it. We want you to know your stuff, so the challenge is chock full of great courses spread across eight different learning challenges...
  • Blog Post: Tech Days online 5th of February 2015 3 days of online training

    On the 5th of February Microsoft UK  are broadcasting Techdays Online Developer day ( you can register here ) Here the full Agenda of the days TechDays Online 2015 Day 1 – Tuesday 3rd of February   Keynote speaker bio Mary jo foley has covered the tech industry for more than 30 years for a...
  • Blog Post: Developer Unlock your Windows Phone 7 devices before 1st Jan 2015

    This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015, it will no longer be possible to unlock Windows Phone 7.x devices for app testing. So if you have a Windows Phone 7 device, we recommend that you developer unlock your Windows Phone 7.x devices prior to January 1, 2015 in order to continue testing your...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with code? learn to code with Microsoft Virtual Academy

    So you want to learn to code? Whether you’re just about to start exploring the world of coding, want to create the next hit game, or build an app that can change the world, you’ve come to the right starting place! Microsoft Virtual Academy Getting Started with Programming Courses Hour of Code™ with TouchDevelop...
  • Blog Post: 3D Game Dev Starter Kit – Unity3D

      The hardest thing with video game development is, “Where do I start?”  Well a colleague at Microsoft David Cook has answered this with the development of the 3D Game Dev starter kit for Unity3d You can download this from https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BA8DC4B28555902A!1496&authkey...
  • Blog Post: Using Unity3d and Azure Cloud

    One my colleagues Dave Douglas has been some work in educating game developers on the power of having a cloud backend to their games Dave has made some great  quick-start tutorial is for Unity3D game developers who would like to get a cloud backend that runs across multiple platforms (including...
  • Blog Post: MVP Community Lounge at Future Decoded 2014, 12th November 2014

    Future Decoded 2014 is a great new 3 day event that Microsoft UK has pulled together to demonstrate the very latest technology. I’m pleased to announce that there will now be a large MVP Community Lounge (12 November the tech day).  The lounge will be situated on the mezzanine floor as you enter...
  • Blog Post: Great Deals - Educational Pricing for Unity, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft

      In partnership with Studica, Unity3d has discounted costs. Here’s a link to the page. Also, Autodesk, creators of Maya, 3DS Max, etc., also have FREE versions of their tools for students .   Microsoft offers DreamSpark to Students and FREE developer accounts to get your apps and games published...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online – Now allow you to share your projects with stakeholders

      Last night I was attending the mentors and advisors sessions at the Launch of our latest Microsoft Ventures UK cohort. I was speaking with the new cohort and was NOT surprised to hear that they had or were facing issues which sharing of content with third parties.. On of the key aspects of the...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 28th – 31st October, Barcelona

    Registration is Now Open! Registration for TechEd Europe is now live! Take advantage of the Early Bird price of €1,695.  This €300 discount is available through July 7, 2014. Academic Faculty & Staff Discount €1,195 Additional Documents Help Spread the Word TechEd Europe Registration is OPEN...
  • Blog Post: Why is App or Game Feedback so Important?

    We all use apps or games on daily basis.. we usually just download these  from a apps store on the device we own, but how many of you actually share your experience or feedback with developers or with other consumers. Here some quick reason why feedback and ratings are so important in today app...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Academic Discount pricing options – limited time only

    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: 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...
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