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  • Blog Post: Cloud computing resources available to help tackle climate change

    The effects of climate change are moving from the realm of simulation to stark reality. Understanding, managing and mitigating these effects is a critical endeavour for the global research community. To support this effort, Microsoft Research is offering 40 Azure Awards, each with 180,000 core hours...
  • 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: Win a Microsoft Research Internship

    The Microsoft Research -  Bright Minds Competition http://research.microsoft.com/undergrad A Bright Minds Internship is your opportunity to work on real-world projects alongside some of the brightest minds in computer science at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Successful candidates will embark on...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Running large research activity on Premise why not use the cloud?

    The Windows Azure HDInsight Service Preview has been upgraded and is now integrated with WindowsAzure.com The HDInsight preview that was hosted on this site (hadooponazure.com) has moved to be a fully integrated, into the windowsazure.com portal. To learn more about the new HDInsight go here . The service...
  • Blog Post: Presentation from Windows Azure in Education Event Summer 2013

    On the 20th of June a number of UK academics and researchers joined us at UCL for a one day event. The event was simply to learn how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects. Additionally we focused on how Institution administrators can explore...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit ON DEMAND

    This year Microsoft;s Faculty Summit, was streamed LIVE to people all over the world. For those of you who weren't available to watch the live stream during July  you can now watch all of it on your computer. During the summit viewers watched and participated in the keynote Q&A with Bill Gates...
  • Blog Post: From Big Data to Big History and Beyond

    The largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) took place in Maastricht, Netherlands, from June 3 to 6, 2013. More than 500 participants attended the event, including decision makers, networking specialists, and managers from all major...
  • 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: Interested in the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor

      You can apply to take part in the Kinect for Windows developer kit program. This program, which begins in November 2013, will provide developers with tools and a pre-release sensor as soon as possible so they can start building new applications before general availability in 2014. The program...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start

      This is the first of a three-Jump Start series tailored for those interested in a demo-heavy learning experience introducing Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. Live Event Details 17:00 BST Friday, 21 June 2013 END 22 Jun, 01:00 Register Now Microsoft Technical Evangelist Saptak Sen will start...
  • Blog Post: Nokia & Raspberry an interesting recipe

    EcoPi – Monitoring boiler energy consumption using Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi Final year university student Lewis Greyson at the Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) recently showcased his dissertation project along with his fellow students at a show and tell event held within the school. The...
  • Blog Post: Join Microsoft on the 20th of June 2013 to learn about Windows Azure in Education

    Join Microsoft for this one day event to lean how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects. Institution administrators can explore how to use Windows Azure for infrastructural and application needs. Location Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre UCL...
  • Blog Post: Azure and JaNET Peering announced = UK Education reducing costs for Cloud Services

      As part of our on-going commitment to add value to the education community we serve, we are thrilled to be working with JaNET to provide additional support and services to their user base. JaNET provides and develops a network infrastructure to support world-class research and education to over...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Touch Develop is looking for adventurous Windows Phone 8 mobile app creators.

    Do you have a device running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system? Are you a fan of the TouchDevelop app that enables you to create apps directly ON your mobile device? Do you love to try out the latest apps, and give feedback about what you like or wish to see improved? Then our beta...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft deserves credit for Kid's Corner

    On the 8th of May there was a very interesting Guardian article based on research that the Windows Phone team commissioned in the UK. The key finding of the research · Over a quarter of UK parents affected by their kids’ unauthorised app purchases · Eight year olds have run up the largest app costs,...
  • Blog Post: The power of 3D interaction

    Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has been continuing to explore natural user interaction...
  • Blog Post: Do you understand how your app is being used?

    Do you analyse how your apps is being used? No… Well I bet you analyse your web sites usage… Well have you heard of Flurry ? Flurry http://www.flurry.com is an AWESOME FREE AND POWERFUL analytics tool that's free of charge. Flurry is FREE but believe me it doesn't cut any corners. Since its launch in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2013

      In September 2012, Microsoft Research received 111 PhD applications which were reviewed by 153 internal and external reviewers between October and December 2012. We have now selected 20 applications that will be funded through Microsoft Research Connections starting in the academic year 2013/14...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme short listing announced Feb 2013

    A new round of the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA started in September when 109 applications were received from 20 countries in the EMEA region. Applications comprised those submitted to the Initiative in Informatics with Edinburgh University (where we co-fund four PhD Scholarships...
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