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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 includes the Visual F# Tools for F# 3.1.

    At the end of October 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 to MSDN subscribers and DreamSpark.com Subscribers . This includes the Visual F# Tools, matching version 3.1 of the F# language. F# itself is an open source and cross-platform functional-first programming language, see fsharp.org for more...
  • 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: Try F# enables users to learn F# through new tutorials that focus on solving real-world problems

      This week I had a interesting email from an academic interested in exploring F# for functional programming. F# for those who aren't aware has a number of opportunities in academic teaching, learning and research including analytical programming  the sort that are encountered in finance and...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Functional Programming Try F#

    Try F# beta web based IDE, which makes it easy to learn the F# programming language, create programs by using F#, and share information all through a web browser. The new Try F# allows developers and students to experience F# 3.0’s unique information-rich programming features for Big and Broad Data analytics...
  • Blog Post: University College London (UCL), transforms its Computer Science teaching by introducing students to app-building tasks

      University College London (UCL), transforms its Computer Science teaching by introducing students to app-building tasks which address real life problems for business, public services and charities. In order to achieve this, students and staff deploy a full range of Microsoft technologies, including...
  • Blog Post: Check out this set of Microsoft Visual Studio research tools and services.

    These versatile tools range from games to help you get started in a new programming language to analysis engines that enhance the power and usability of Visual Studio. These are tools made by researchers for researchers , designed specifically to meet the needs by people who share their needs. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: F# in education

    F# for Education and Innovation Workshop The F# for Education and Innovation workshop will be held at the University of Pisa on June 28, 2012. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/fsharpfored2012/default.aspx The free, one-day workshop provides a forum for attendees to learn and explore the use...
  • Blog Post: So how are you getting your students learning in their free time?

      Microsoft Research have come up with the following great tools for Windows Phone. The Research in Software Engineering (RiSE ) group at Microsoft Research have two great mobile programming apps TouchDevelop & PexforFun . TouchDevelop (New name for TouchStudio ) is an Windows Phone 7 App that...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to F# 3.0

    A developer preview of F# 3.0 was made available as part of the preview-release of Visual Studio 11 announced at //build/ in Los Angeles. F# brings a powerful, succinct, efficient and expressive language, which allows the user to write simple code to solve complex problems. F# is a productivity accelerator...
  • Blog Post: F# through Game Development and XNA

    Thinking of changing how you teach programming then look no further.. A great way of introducing students to programming is by doing task which they will enjoy how about game development? Learning to program games for ages is exciting and also interesting, so if your thinking of changing the way you...
  • Blog Post: July Update from Microsoft Research & Faculty Connection

    Functional Contact Lens Monitors Blood Sugar Without Needles – Video Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft Research Connections are working together to develop a non-invasive, technological solution to improve both the health and overall quality of life for diabetics: a contact...
  • Blog Post: UCL Algorithmic Trading Competition and F# opportunities in education

    My colleague Geoff Hughes recently represented Microsoft DPE Academic team at the UCL Algorithmic Trading competition, which took place in London on 28th June. Over 100 attendees comprising of city firms, researchers and computer science students attended. Agenda Algorithmic Trading –Global Opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Interested in Functional programming Try F# in a web browser

    Try F# Browser The Microsoft Research Connections (MRC) Computer Science team have announced the release of TryF#, a new tool that enables the Microsoft .NET language F# to be used in an interactive browser-based environment. TryF# makes F# accessible to users with Windows and Macs, and will soon...
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