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  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Microsoft Cloud Services

    Microsoft UK Azure Evangelist Steve Plank is running a webinar every week called Azure Weekly. The event runs every Tuesday from 12:30 – 13:30 (UK timezone) and is aimed at the techie who has not yet had any/much exposure to Azure but who just wants a leg-up to get started. This is a more practically...
  • 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: Getting ready for Build 2014?

    Are you ready? Are you Excited?  Build 2014 is now only a few days away! So make sure your ready for the announcements and opportunities for engagement that will bring. Check out the sessions http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014 We will be Tweeting from the live streaming of the BUILD keynote...
  • Blog Post: Play a part in something special – help the attempt to secure a Guinness World Record and have some fun whilst doing it

    Date for your diary: from 7pm GMT, Friday, March 14th Game studio Illyriad , powered by Windows Azure, are mounting an attempt on the existing Guinness World Record for the Largest Videogame Player vs Player (PvP) Battle on Friday March 14th.  The attempt will be part of the public Alpha test of...
  • 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: Azure Cloud Services: 8 virtual cores with 56 GB of RAM, and 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of RAM.

    We have just announced two new instances for use with Windows Azure Cloud Services. These new instances are called A8 and A9, A8 -  8 virtual cores with 56 GB of memory A9 - 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of memory A8 and A9 belong to a new category of instances called compute-intensive instances...
  • 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: Are you ready for Build 2014

    This week we announced our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year a number of UK Educators attended and I had lots of emails from the those who simply were unsuccessful in registering for the event. SO PLEASE Save...
  • 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: Storage Powered by the Cloud – FREE StorSimple Webinar 20th Nov 2013

    Many organisations in the UK Public Sector are looking to do more take cost out of their basic IT operations and increase efficiencies since the Comprehensive Spending Review as they try to do more with less.  All organisations are keeping more and more data both for regulatory purposes. Cloud integrated...
  • 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: 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: Cloud Gaming Opportunity Unleashed

    Traditional cloud gaming has been associated with streaming of game content only well things have really changed with the advent of apps. Many of today’s top apps and games have been truly unleashed as a result of today’s mobile platforms. For an app to be truly successful they need to exist, in some...
  • 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...
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