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  • Blog Post: Join the Java Tools Challenge- Make Java Great with Visual Studio – Over $80,000 in prizes

    The 2016 Java Tools Challenge officially opened on Feb 1 st and runs through Apr 30 th . Are you up for the challenge? There are two ways you can participate:  Create a Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) extension that helps developers create, test, and/or deploy Java apps; OR Create a Java app...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer - Easily work with Azure Storage - from any platform, anywhere

      Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (Preview) is a standalone app from Microsoft that allows you to easily work with Azure Storage data.   Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is available for OS X, Linux, and Windows (and it's free) Download for Windows Download for Mac Download for Linux Features...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 IOT Core Beginners Walkthrough using Raspberry Pi 2 and the Fez Hat

    In this walkthrough you learn all about 1. Raspberry Pi 2 device with Windows 10 Iot Core 2. FEZ HAT sensor hat. 3. Azure IoT Hub The walkthrough will guide you through using a Windows 10 Universal Application, the sensors get the raw data and format it into a JSON string. That string is then shuttled...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Imagine Cup 2016!

    The Imagine Cup is Microsoft at its best: inspirational, empowering and energetic. http://www.imaginecup.com Team up with friends or fellow developers to enter your world-changing software innovations in the U.K. Imagine Cup – a global student technology competition presented by Microsoft. Whether it...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Hackers! GitHub resources for student developing with Microsoft tools and tech

      GitHub is the home of a strong open source community, including hundreds of Microsoft projects , and students are a critical part of this community.  GitHub announced the GitHub Student Developer Pack , a collection of resources for students to get started with access to great developer tools...
  • Blog Post: Getting started on Docker - Azure Hands-on Lab for Educators and Students

      Do you want learn all about Docker? Check out this set of exercises for getting started with running Docker on Azure. https://github.com/azuredk/docker-on-azure-hol/ Simply follow the exercises you will learn how to setup your local environment with your own private Docker lab by installing Ubuntu...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2016–Dream it Build it. Live It – Global Student Competition

      What's Imagine Cup? Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges. You can find out more about Imagine cup here , or take a look at...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IoT labs UPDATED now with IoT Hub with bi-directional communication Support

      Do you own a Raspberry Pi? are you Interested in IOT? The Microsoft IoT labs have both Raspbian/.NET and Windows 10 IoT Core client versions of the labs.   Lab URL: http://aka.ms/iot-ctd-field-labs New IoT Hub-based labs The latest version of these labs use IoT Hub and support bi-directional...
  • Blog Post: Azure Machine learning and the teaching of predicative models

      For the past few weeks i have been working with a lecturer at a UK University. The University wants to teach the concepts of predictive marketing to one of our courses. This is a large group (140+) undergrad students who have a wide range of statistical and maths knowledge. The first query they...
  • Blog Post: Interested in developing apps for Microsoft Band but don't have a Microsoft Band well you can now build apps using MS Fake Band

    If anyone is looking for an MS Band-related Open Source project to contribute to then look no further: Fake Band is now available for developers Fake Band enables developers to develop a Microsoft Band application without having a physical band: Blog post about Fake Band implementation: http://peted...
  • Blog Post: Are you teaching Cloud Services – Do you know about Microsoft Azure Educator Grants

    The Microsoft Educator Grant Program provides access to Azure for use in the classroom by university students and their professor. Faculty will receive a 12 month, $250/month account Students will receive a 6 month, $100/month account Eligibility Requirements: Requester must be a faculty member of an...
  • Blog Post: Project Oxford– Artificial Intelligence based vision, speech and language API

      Build your own solutions with Microsoft Project Oxford with any language or development platform see https://www.projectoxford.ai/doc Artificial Intelligence Vision The Computer Vision APIs are a collection of state-of-the-art image processing algorithms designed to return information based on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Platform Day 21st Jan 2016 Microsoft Campus Reading

    A full day dedicated to web development on the Microsoft platform. We will look at the very latest in ASP.NET 5, Edge, JavaScript, Angular, Visual Studio and Azure. We will equip you with new capabilities to build better, faster, slicker websites using modern web development techniques and tools. The...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with Web Graphics Library and Building Web Based Games and Apps

    If your a student game developer there never a better time to get upto date with the latest tech and tools which the Christmas holiday starting and having access to DreamSpark Azure why not get your teeth into WebGL and build some great prototypes you can take into January’s Global Game Jam . So what...
  • Blog Post: HoloLens Share your ideas

    We are inviting developers to suggest ideas for apps they want to see on HoloLens. Microsoft will develop the community’s favorite idea into an open source sample. The campaign runs in three parts: •      Idea Submission . December 1st-January 11th. Anyone can visit http://hololens...
  • Blog Post: Hello Cloud Challenge $1000 Challenge for Students over the Christmas Vacation

        This competition is for students ages 16 Plus By checking here, I certify that I am above the age of 16 Register Now! > Online Contest The Power of Azure Master cloud computing with Microsoft Azure and you could win $1,000! Cloud computing is changing the technology industry. When you...
  • Blog Post: Introducing - Microsoft Imagine Academy

    We are excited to announce that effective January 11th, 2015 the Microsoft IT Academy https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/it-academy/default.aspx will be renamed Microsoft Imagine Academy. With the change, Microsoft Imagine will be the single identity used for all Microsoft programs, tools and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Hands On Developer Camp–London Friday 11th Dec

    Windows 10 Hands On Developer Camp - London 10 South Place London EC2M7EB United Kingdom Get hands on with Windows 10 Development! You are invited to join us for a day of guided hands on development of Universal Windows Platform apps that can run across all Windows 10 devices. Whether you haven’t looked...
  • Blog Post: Student and Faculty Guide - 10 easy steps to get up and running with Azure Machine Learning

    My colleague Amy Nicholson is the UK expert on Azure Machine Learning, the following blog post is after a quizzing session to get understand how to get started with Azure Machine Learning ”    Step 1. Setup your Azure Machine Learning account/service 1. Create Microsoft Account, Use Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Labs Scenarios for Machine Learning, Web Development and Mobile Game Development all with a Microsoft DreamSpark Azure Account

      The challenge of most survey information systems courses taught in the College of Business is that the hands-on projects tend to teach Microsoft Office skills rather than give insights into IT careers.  This might be why CIS, MIS and IS departments still struggle to recruit students to the...
  • Blog Post: Showing the world your skills – Are you an aspiring Developer

    Over the past 7 weeks we have been out on the road as part of the @ gradsingames in the Game Tour. To date we visited over 70 UK universities and seen around 2500 students. In a follow up to my article http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2015/11/09/stand-out-from-the-crowd-show-the...
  • Blog Post: So why do Linux and Mac Devs love Visual Studio Code

    I just wanted to share some of my favourite feature of Visual Studio Code https://www.visualstudio.com/ Any language, any OS Available on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows OS X, Linux, and Windows support Runs natively on the operating system of your choice Get up and running in minutes and be productive no...
  • Blog Post: How to create and manage a web application using DreamSpark Azure

    Microsoft Azure Web App Guide The following guide shows a step by step creation of an ASP.NET Web Application and how to host it on “App Service Web Apps” on Microsoft Azure, using Visual Studio. After completing this guide, you will have created a simple web application running on your DreamSpark Azure...
  • Blog Post: Building a HTML5/JS Game & hosting it on your DreamSpark Cloud Subscription

    Fancy learning the basics and getting your first game up and running on your Azure Web Services, well this guide will show you have to build a game with Web technologies. The following blog will take you through a step by step guide of building a game from scratch using Web technologies and just two...
  • Blog Post: Minecraft and Hour of Code

    Get Ready! Welcome to the Hour of Code Microsoft Event Toolkit we have a dedicated web site at http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/serving-communities/partnertoolkit/hoc/   Fancy running an Hour of Code session at your school, college or University? You can download the Microsoft...
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