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Know it. Prove it. Backstage Pass Sweepstakes campaign
Building and sharing your Windows 10 development Skills Win you a trip to Seattle and a backstage pass to see all the exciting things happening across the Microsoft campus. The Microsoft Backstage Pass Sweepstakes winner will: Visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios and chat with our experts...
21 Sep 2015
Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code
Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code At Imagine Access, they will find the tools they need based on their skill level, in one location. Sometimes getting started in programming can be intimidating, but finding the tools to learn how to code shouldn’t be. That’s...
3 Sep 2015
IMAGINE@MVA online learning resources free to students
As part of Microsoft’s commitment to empowering students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and developers, we are introducing a complete set of Computer Science training resources & certifications on the Imagine@MVA site. This content was created to engage and excite...
28 Jul 2015
Spend your summer getting ready for University. C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners via MVA
C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners Over the course of 25 episodes, our friend Bob Tabor, from LearnVisualStudio.net, teaches you the fundamentals of visual C# programming. Tune in to learn C# concepts applicable to video games, mobile environments, and client applications. View course Check...
24 Jul 2015
Getting started with code? learn to code with Microsoft Virtual Academy
So you want to learn to code? Whether you’re just about to start exploring the world of coding, want to create the next hit game, or build an app that can change the world, you’ve come to the right starting place! Microsoft Virtual Academy Getting Started with Programming Courses Hour of Code™ with TouchDevelop...
9 Dec 2014
Using Unity3d and Azure Cloud
One my colleagues Dave Douglas has been some work in educating game developers on the power of having a cloud backend to their games Dave has made some great quick-start tutorial is for Unity3D game developers who would like to get a cloud backend that runs across multiple platforms (including...
26 Nov 2014
Creating Your First Marmalade Game 20th Nov
If you're looking to build games and want a fun (and free) high-performance, cross-platform development tool, take a good look at Marmalade . Learn to use the Marmalade interface, hear how to develop the basic components and structure of a game, explore scene management, and get the details on Marmalade...
13 Nov 2014
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...
11 Apr 2014
Getting started with DirectX and C++ can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you!
You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development on Microsoft Virtual Academy DirectX/C++ Game Project Template and Getting Started Kit...
13 Jan 2014
Microsoft Virtual Academy–Your professional Virtual Learning Environment
Have you joined MVA? MVA membership is FREE and you have access to over 200 expert-led courses across more than 15 Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, HTML5, C# App Development, and others. You can develop a personal learning path and get professional certified and skilled...
4 Sep 2013
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...
1 Jul 2013
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...
24 Feb 2013
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...
22 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...
14 Feb 2013
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...
19 Aug 2012
Educated desktops – Building and maintaining your PC labs
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of Andrew Fryer and his colleague Simon May company as we spent most the week on the Microsoft Stand at BETT one of the largest education events in the world. Simon and Andrew, task was to field questions from the attendees which include some of the hardest working...
31 Jan 2012
System Center 2012 - Importance of Private Clouds within the Education
Last week I had a number of interesting discussions with Universities in relation to the importance of Private Clouds within the Education and the opportunity which public and private cloud offers institutions IT Services and academics. The opportunities presented are specifically in relation to...
31 Jan 2012
Enabling your IT Support teams to deploy the right technology to ensure your curricula is appropriate and suitable
Over the past few weeks we have had a number of interesting meetings with IT Services teams and academic faculties within UK Universities. These discussions have been particular interesting as we have discussed the opportunity of enhancements academics can make to curriculum if they had access to the...
23 Jan 2012
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