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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure in UK Education

    Learn more about Microsoft Azure could help your institution discover the modern cloud by viewing/download our new infographic below: Resources available Microsoft Azure for education, teaching students all about cloud http://www.windowsazure.com/education Microsoft Azure for Research – Power your research...
  • Blog Post: Summary of Microsoft Azure Build Announcement

    At the Build 2014 conference, we introduced the new Microsoft Azure Preview portal and the new Basic tier of compute instances. We also announced the general availability of the Web Sites Basic tier along with enhancements to the Web Sites Standard tier, Active Directory Premium, Scheduler, RA-GRS, Dynamic...
  • 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: 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: Saving your game to the cloud

    One of the biggest requests gamers have for a titles is to save their game in the cloud. Gamers simply want the ability to save their progress so that, for example, if the upgrade to a new phone, they wouldn't have to start again. If your a develop and your game? Is all of of the game progress is being...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks Best Practice for building your Windows Phone Game

    Developing your game on Windows Phone 8 here are some top tips from my colleague Simon Michael @simon_mich 1. Visit the Windows Phone dev centre for documentation, tools and samples for Windows Phone Apps Development. 2. Register for a store developer account and reserve your app name/s as soon as possible...
  • Blog Post: Understand Cloud Computing with Patterns and Practices

    Microsoft Patterns & Practice team have released Twenty four design patterns Each pattern is provided in a common format that describes the context, solution, considerations for applying the pattern, and an example based on Windows Azure. Two primers and eight guidance topics Basic knowledge and...
  • Blog Post: A challenge to find the lost primes

    Can you find one of the ‘lost’ primes? The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long. Its predecessor, discovered in 2008 was 12 million digits long. Those are huge numbers, but there is also a huge gap between them. In order to be efficient, the algorithms that have been...
  • Blog Post: How are your degree programmes changing?

    “The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is offering a new undergraduate BSc degree in Social Computing with a first intake of students in September 2014. The degree is built on a foundation of core computer science topics but with special emphasis on social and mobile software...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research on LinkedIn & Twitter

    Announcing the  Windows Azure for Research LinkedIn discussion group! The group will serve as an opportunity to connect and engage with researchers and domain experts to drive awareness of Microsoft Research and Windows Azure for Research. We’d like for you to be part of the community and discussions...
  • Blog Post: Managing Azure Academic Passes with the Azure Tracker Portal

    What is Azure Tracker? Azure Tracker is a tool designed primarily with faculty and educators of students with Azure Educator grants. The tool allows users to manage and monitor student use to help optimize Windows Azure in their classroom. What can I do on Azure Tracker? The various sections of Azure...
  • Blog Post: Azure DataMarket getting access to free and premium data for apps/services

    Have you ever wondered if there are anywhere you can get data and more importantly real data for apps and services. Is your One-Stop Shop for Premium Data and Applications with Hundreds of Apps, Thousands of Subscriptions, Trillions of Data Points which you can use in your apps/services. Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: The Internet of Things

    There’s a lot of buzz about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) One of the key areas I get asked most questions about in regards to students projects is the internet of things. This is a great topic for student and researchers based at Microsoft we have  huge passion for the Internet of Things over the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Game Developer Stories & Resources

    Have you Got your game face on? Take it to the next level with Windows Azure . Whether you’re targeting iOS, Android or Windows, Windows Azure has the tools you need. Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on making great games and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. Learn how real-life...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Research Award Program 2013

    Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Windows Azure in research. Microsoft Research welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. To qualify, applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution or non-profit research laboratory. In addition to individual...
  • Blog Post: Science is at an inflection point - Windows Azure for Research

    “Science is at an inflection point where the challenges of dealing with massive amounts of data and the growing requirements of distributed multidisciplinary collaborations make moving to the Windows Azure cloud extremely attractive.” Windows Azure for Research Microsoft Research is pleased to announce...
  • Blog Post: From Big Data to Big History and Beyond

    The largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) took place in Maastricht, Netherlands, from June 3 to 6, 2013. More than 500 participants attended the event, including decision makers, networking specialists, and managers from all major...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Faculty Summit 2013 15-16 July

    On July 15-16, Faculty Summit will bring leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers from around the globe to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. Key subjects to be discussed this year include...
  • Blog Post: A busy week of announcements what happened at TechEd Europe 2013

    TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid This week over 5,000 customers, partners, press, speakers and Microsoft staff attend TechEd Europe in Madrid.The week started with a packed house for the keynote with Brad Anderson CVP of Windows Server & System Center.  Joining the onsite attendees, over 4,800 people...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources Day 2

    If you have not yet watched today’s keynote, I encourage you to check it out on demand Today’s highlights: · Mobile & Web Cloud Experiences: The Windows Azure Team   announced the general availability of both Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites as well as previews of new...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide a better social learning environment

    In the summer of 2012 The University of West London set out to harness the immense potential of the free Cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, provided by Office 365, to create a personalised, interactive, social platform to support the institution’s mission to raise aspiration through the pursuit...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks for Azure Usage

    No matter whether you’re targeting iOS or Android, PC or Windows Phone, Windows Azure has the tools. Use our services to build community sites. Let users sign in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Microsoft accounts. Build an app from the ground up, or host a game you’ve already created. Explore and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Game Developers

    Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on development and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. These resources showcase how real-life game developers are benefiting from Windows Azure. Quotes from developers “With Hadoop on Windows Azure, we can mine data and understand our audience in a...
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