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  • 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: 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: Computer Science Women Students, Join us on 13 March in London from 6-9pm for the exclusive, first-ever Codess University event

    COMING SOON: Computer Science Women Students, join us on 13 March in London from 6-9pm for the exclusive, first-ever Codess University event, where you will have the chance to check out the latest Microsoft technologies by Xbox UK , Skype , Microsoft Research , Bing and Yammer .  There will also...
  • Blog Post: What does DreamSpark –> UK Education

    In less than 10 years, students have made approximately 48 million downloads of our developer tools – fuelling massive learning and innovation from students. Microsoft has invested in thousands of Young developers and entrepreneurs with Microsoft BizSpark . The support which BizSpark has provided has...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Training and Certification Guide

    We have just released a new Training & Certification Guide app into the Windows 8 store The app is a great tool for student, educators and professionals for evaluating which technical courses and certifications should be completed to gain Microsoft Professional Certifications. Available here: http...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Downloading Software from DreamSpark.com with Secure Download Manager

    Secure Download Manager The Secure Download Manager (SDM) is Kivuto's proprietary software program for managing the secure download of files from DreamSpark.com and institutions DreamSpark ELMS Stores . When you download software with the new SDM for the first time, you will be prompted to download and...
  • Blog Post: Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE

    In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing...
  • Blog Post: Project Spark

    For the past few months I have been having a good play with Project Spark and been really impressed with what can be achieved. I am really impressed how easy kids can pick this up and make some beautiful games. The experience and Project Spark got shared more widely at GamesCom Europe and here is a video...
  • 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: What is Nokia/Microsoft AppCampus?

    Background to http://www.Appcampus.fi     Appcampus.fi is a joint effort between Nokia and Microsoft  to build a new global mobile eco-system around the Windows Phone platform. Nokia and Microsoft selected Aalto University as a partner to accelerate the development of the eco-system globally...
  • Blog Post: Making games in partnership with local Schoolchildren

    Guest blog by David Renton Reid Kerr College This year our HNC Games students at Reid Kerr College worked in partnership with a local Primary School, Lochfield Primary in Paisley , to produce games for their HNC Group graded unit project. This is the third year we have worked in partnership with Lochfield...
  • 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: TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go Book Released

    Microsoft Research Connections announced the release of the book, TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go , available in print form, as an e-book, and on the web. TouchDevelop has reached new heights as the only programming environment on mobile touch devices that creates apps directly for the Windows Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Student to Start-up Building Beautiful Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

    Location of event: Kingston University Penrhyn Road John Galsworthy Building Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2EE Date   Friday 17 th May - Saturday 18 th 4.30 pm With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Store’s you have a choice of control schemes, a variety of devices tablets, notebooks...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft DreamSpark – One of Microsoft best kept secrets

    Today’s leaders need new and professional sets of resources to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging — that’s why DreamSpark puts the latest tools and technologies into your classrooms and labs. We offer dreamspark so your students and faculty can start building apps that build their...
  • Blog Post: So what is so exciting about the gaming opportunity for Microsoft now within Education

      Students now have lots of options when it comes to language, framework and tools for creating their projects and assessments and this is now true for developing a game for Windows 8. GenerationApp provides design and technical consultations, video tutorials and technical articles that will help...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student to Business

    Microsoft supports the dreams and aspirations of the next generation of technology innovators the students now studying will drive the next wave of technology innovation and Microsoft is committed to helping them achieve their goals through programs such as Microsoft Students to Business (“S2B”) . What...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and Windows on DreamSpark

    Due to the number of comments I have had on this post , I just wanted to confirm what products will be available under DreamSpark for students. MSDN Subscriber Downloads: August 15 th , 2012 Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 are available as of, August 15 th , on MSDN Subscriber Downloads to DreamSpark...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 Social Media resources

    We are saddened to say that our UK team didn't make it to the Imagine Cup finals. @ TeamEyeWorks (Faizan Asghar, Northumbria University, Colin Squires, Newcastle College and Riccardo Viglianisi, Northumbria University) alongside their mentor Alamgir Hossain with their project MIRA (Mobile Intelligent...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Curricula and resources now at Faculty Connection

    We are pleased to announce three university level courses are now available on Faculty Connection.  The courses are modular for easy integration into existing curricula; they are application development oriented ; each contains instructor guides, PPTs, labs/tutorials and video files that accompany...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Academy–Microsoft Courseware Marketplace

    We are excited to announce the launch of a new Courseware Marketplace for both IT Academies and Microsoft Learning Partners on July 31 st 2012.  The new Webshop will make available the ability to customise and order digital content to IT Academies for the first time. Some of the new features will...
  • Blog Post: University of Southampton sends a Nokia Lumia 800 to 105,000 feet

      We have been working closely with Steven Johnston and András Sóbester members of the Astra Research team from Southampton University over the past year, since last April when the team ASTRA team launched the first Windows Phone device with huge success. Over the past year, the ASTRA Atmospheric...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Achievements Gamification in the classroom

    Back in January this year, we announced Visual Studio Achievements for Developers – a fun way bringing Xbox LIVE-like points to everyday programming tasks. The fascinating program makes sure your students hard day’s work doesn’t go unnoticed and after over 80,000 downloads since the initial release,...
  • Blog Post: Power of the Cloud for Research

    Microsoft BizSpark , Techila Technologies have published a selection of new video explaining how cloud computing might be able to boost researchers success and innovation.  As changes and enhancements in cloud computing progress at such a rapid rate its important as researchers and academics you...
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