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  • Blog Post: Can the UK be the winners of the Imagine Cup.. again..

    Last year was amazing! we all watch Colinked (SoundSynk ) from the University of Exeter pick up the top prize in the WW finals. This year, why not finish your week watching live to see if the UK team Vanguard with Ripple - with our very own UK Microsoft Student Partner Danny Brown as the lead developer...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 28th – 31st October, Barcelona

    Registration is Now Open! Registration for TechEd Europe is now live! Take advantage of the Early Bird price of €1,695.  This €300 discount is available through July 7, 2014. Academic Faculty & Staff Discount €1,195 Additional Documents Help Spread the Word TechEd Europe Registration is OPEN...
  • Blog Post: Why is App or Game Feedback so Important?

    We all use apps or games on daily basis.. we usually just download these  from a apps store on the device we own, but how many of you actually share your experience or feedback with developers or with other consumers. Here some quick reason why feedback and ratings are so important in today app...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Microsoft Cloud Services

    Microsoft UK Azure Evangelist Steve Plank is running a webinar every week called Azure Weekly. The event runs every Tuesday from 12:30 – 13:30 (UK timezone) and is aimed at the techie who has not yet had any/much exposure to Azure but who just wants a leg-up to get started. This is a more practically...
  • Blog Post: Launch of brand new Computer Science Ebook in education!

    Today Microsoft Education UK have launched our much anticipated, brand new Computer Science e-book! The e-book explores everything from coding, debugging, gaming and developing for the web, to providing links to prestigious Computer Science communities that schools and teachers can join, and links to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Getting to Grips with Unity3d

    Live online training courses I always get the following the following question from lots of students ‘I want to start to learn Unity where should I start?’ Well if Unity isn't part of your course then the options are to grab a book, jump on you tube or watch a interactive learning series. Well Unity...
  • Blog Post: Building a WebGL game for Windows 8 Store

    Install Visual Studio 2013 To build a Windows 8.1 app for the Windows Store, you’ll need. 1. Windows 8.1 2. Visual Studio 2013 to package your code. 3. Windows Store and Developer account. Simply follow the procedure described here: Get started - Download the tools . You can install the free version...
  • 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: So what is the best FREE Hackathon tool - Windows App Studio

    At Build last week we launched a new tool  Windows App Studio Beta . With Windows App Studio you can build universal Windows app projects that results in an app for Windows Phone and Windows, all in a single session. This is the perfect tools of Student Hackathons combined with a  FREE DreamSpark...
  • 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: Power Up: The Beautiful Game Competition

    Exclusive for UK Games Developers Microsoft and supporting games industry partners are working together to help encourage the growth in the UK games industry which seeks to recognise and help game studios and developers of all sizes. As part of this ambition we have developed a competition which seeks...
  • Blog Post: The UK AppChallenge

    To celebrate UK app developer creative talent, Microsoft is excited to announce the UK AppChallenge The AppChallenge will encourage you to explore & discover new Windows & Windows Phone apps. Plus, you will get the opportunity to be rewarded with fantastic Windows devices. It's simple to get...
  • 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: Imagine Cup UK National final is to be held at UCL, in London on the 29th April 2014.

    Every year, Imagine Cup teams compete in countries around the world in events known as National Finals. So are you interested in competing for the 2014 Imagine Cup. The major competition categories for 2014 are Games , Innovation and World Citizenship . You’ll find additional information on this page...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is bringing Unity developers yet another opportunity to achieve creative success

    Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows Store. The new offer helps to clear the way for talented and committed Unity developers to reach millions of new players and users. How to qualify: Any Unity developer using Unity 4 to...
  • 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: Educators and Students we want your feedback on DreamSpark

    Are you an Educator, Head of IT or IT Administrator This review of DreamSpark Premium will assist Microsoft in understanding your institutional use of applications, while also assessing the effectiveness and impact it is having on developing student skills and attainment. Most importantly, we would like...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring the next generation of programmers - developer tools from Microsoft

    At Microsoft we have an amazing set of tools to inspire future developers Here a list of developer tools to help inspire tomorrow developers (Figures in bracket are guidelines for ages that it is appropriate) For FREE additional curricula materials see http://www.microsoft.com/faculty ·        ...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with Microsoft Digital Literacy

    Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement...
  • Blog Post: New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop

      “ Build Your First App ” – a free two-hour eCourse – launched today at www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy this is  the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The course is a collaboration among Microsoft Learning experiences, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft YouthSpark...
  • Blog Post: Promote your Windows Phone app to get users’ attention and increase downloads

    Here are a few quick tips for ensuring your app or game gets maximum exposure Use Social Networking Get a quick list of Twitter and Facebook best practices Use the Windows Phone Store Badge Point customers directly to your app via the ‘Download from Windows Phone Store’ badge. Incorporate the badges...
  • Blog Post: Be the next generation of Microsoft Application close in 2 days

    Be the next generation of Microsoft At Microsoft, we’ve built our business on the same youthful enthusiasm and pioneering spirit that our founders had in 1975. Now, almost 30 years later, we still look for these qualities in our people. Our award-winning Software Development & Technical Consulting...
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