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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy Hero Start your Career today!

    “If I am honest I normally skim read emails to this account, even those from Microsoft (shock horror!) The email regarding the MVA facility however really caught my eye. It is really nice to not only gain more knowledge on the latest Microsoft technologies but also have something material to show for...
  • 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: MOOC Learning and Gamification with Microsoft Virtual Academy

      Microsoft Virtual Academy ‘MVA’ is Microsoft very own MOOC with over 1 million registered user . MVA is a great way to learn & share. MVA is a great way to enable you to learn new aspects and train yourself in how to best use Microsoft software and services and gain accreditation and recognition...
  • 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: How to publish and update your Windows 8 Store App

    For the last few weeks, I have been attending a number of final year project submission meetings across the UK. I have seen a number of amazing apps/games and projects from students across the UK many of these have been produced as part of their academic coursework and now being used to demonstrate the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certification exams for TechEd Europe attendees sign up now 50% off!

    As you know from my previous blog posts and presentations A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone, employers, clients, and your peers. That you're a technical expert with proven skills and abilities. Gaining a Microsoft Certification also makes you part of the elite community of Microsoft Certified...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before! 24th – 26th April 2013

    Tech.Days online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. So if your interested in learning about Microsoft latest technology and tools and hearing from experts then you need to book out the the 24th, 25th and 26th April for three, free days of interactive learning; online and direct...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Phone 8 development

      Here a quick guide to the best resources for Windows Phone 8 Design & Developer Resources Windows Phone Design Guidelines and Tutorials  http://aka.ms/wp8devdesign Windows Phone Developer Resources  http://aka.ms/wp8devdoc Design Boot Camp Windows Phone Design Bootcamp covers the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Your Journey to the cloud FREE Training 2 May 2013

    Event Details FREE Training by Microsoft Cloud Experts If you have developed one of the new breed of beautiful, modern apps that runs on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device you may well have used an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end. You can’t risk even a small chance of an outage...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start MVA Training and Rewards

    Start your professional training with Microsoft Virtual Academy Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start This Microsoft Virtual Academy course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. This platform is another leap forward in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: March 12, 2013 – One day in the cloud that could change the trajectory of your career

    As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an interactive LIVE event for IT professionals. Attendees will join a Live Industry Panel Broadcast comprised...
  • Blog Post: Get FREE certification exam for 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

      Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): counts as credit toward the following certification(s): MCSD: Web Applications MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 Use code : HTMLJMP for a free exam credit, the exam...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Windows 8 App Development Using JavaScript Jump Start 28th Feb 2013

    Last October, Microsoft Technical Evangelists Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo delivered two of the most popular Jump Starts ever produced. These accelerated courses were aimed at experienced developers interested in taking the first two exams in the MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 track (70-480...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Windows 8 in Education

      We have two key resources The Windows 8 in education eBook Windows 8 in Education UK Microsite. The microsite is design to sharesome key Windows 8 in education assets that look closely at our new OS specifically through an Education focus at schools, colleges and Universities. In addition to the...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn Windows 8 development – Gameification with Visual Studio Achievements

    I am excited to announce an update to the Visual Studio Achievements extension: the availability of nineteen new achievements all oriented toward Windows 8 app development. These new achievements can be earned in JavaScript, C#, VB and C++. Some examples include: I Like To Move It Move It which is earned...
  • Blog Post: Get your free HTML5 exam voucher

    Learn to develop Windows Apps with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 Get your free HTML5 exam voucher Take the online course for free Get ahead of your competition: Earn your MCSD certifications and start developing Windows 8 web and Windows store apps. We’ll get you started with our “Programming in HTML5...
  • Blog Post: UK Employment and the benefits of Microsoft IT Academy

    The Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) Program is a college and career ready education program available to all accredited academic institutions. The program is designed to provide students, educators and staff with the latest Microsoft technology skills necessary to acquire certification and be competitive...
  • Blog Post: FREE Online training at DreamSpark.com with Pluralsight

    All student now get Pluralsight, simply go to Dreamspark.com and then go to download software.  At the bottom of the screen, all by itself is Pluralsight, with a bunch of training modules.  There are modules available on C++ programming. HTML5 ,XAML and many more .
  • Blog Post: Lifelong learning and Professional Certifications

      I had the pleasure of attending a fascinating meeting yesterday, the event had a number of commercial organisations and UK Universities discussing the following challenges which the UK education and employers face. The pace of both social and technological change means that education, including...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Professional Exams now available for developers

      We all now demand beautiful, elegant apps that are alive with activity. If your an IT Academy you can now get your students demonstrating there expertise at designing and developing the fast and fluid Windows 8 apps by earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) If your interested...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Certification and Training

    Windows Server 2012 Training & Certification Now Available to all Microsoft IT Academy members if your interested in IT Academy please visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/   1) Certifications and official Microsoft training and certifications are now available for Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives ITA students a free second chance to pass their certification exam.

    Great news for Microsoft IT Academy ‘ITA’ Institutions   For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives your students a free second chance to pass their certification exams. Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Windows Server 2012 Camp

    The UK IT Pro Team will be back on the road as of September delivering IT Camps to venues up and down the UK.  After a brief break during the summer, the team are back to deliver technical content in an IT Camp format, and we are pleased to announce the first set of dates to coincide with the launch...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RTM

    I am getting a lot of requests from the academic community for what support we are providing them for adopting the new Windows Server 2012? Another question is in regards to the alignment of training?  and how can this be aligned into curricula? with the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Virtual Labs for exploring our latest technologies

    From my previous post on developing for Windows 8 . I just wanted to make you aware of the many great virtual labs for exploring our latest technologies. MSDN Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that...
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