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  • Blog Post: Break into Code challenge $3000 competition for 9–18 year olds using Touchdevelop.com

    Break Into Code! We want to give all students  the opportunity to learn coding, so why not get started today with www.Touchdevelop.com and have a chance of winning $3000 Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get students excited about...
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Student Game Jam

    To bring the best of Build to more developers around the world including a Windows \\Build Tour kicking off May and running until June We will also be hosting Microsoft Imagine Windows 10 Game Jam For more details see http://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2015/04/07/bringing-build-2015-to-you/ BUILD CONFERENCE...
  • Blog Post: Azure Websites service, as part of several Azure services becoming integrated into a new larger service known as Azure App Service.

    App Service integrates the best of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, API Management, and Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services, along with new capabilities in Logic and API apps to provide you with a unified set of capabilities for building more powerful enterprise web and mobile apps. Removing the burden...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark Survey for UK students and educators 2014/2015

    We need to know your thoughts about DreamSpark   help us, help the next generation of students We are inviting students and educators to complete a short survey to help us better understand how the DreamSpark programme is supporting you. We would like to understand what range of applications and...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Make It Happen! – Imagine Cup UK Finals 31st March 2015

      We live in a time where we can imagine the impossible and make it probable .   Hello and welcome to the 2015 Imagine Make It Happen Event! This unique event brings together influential Tech Speakers, Students and Start-ups redefining the rules to make their dreams a reality. Morning Sessions...
  • Blog Post: Can’t get enough Marmalade?

      James Mintram and I will return for an advanced course, “Developing Games with Marmalade and C++ for Windows and Windows Phone.” If you want to build on the skills you learned in Creating Your First Marmalade Game , join us on February 26. We’ll learn about building the game, deploying it to a...
  • Blog Post: Kinect hack London is coming!

    Get hands-on with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor The lovely folk at Microsoft have given us access to a whole bunch of hardware, room to play and promise to keep you fed and watered while you have fun learning, hacking, voice commanding and gesticulating with the incredible Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Gaming Day 19 Jan 2015

    There’s a new trend in gaming called cloud gaming. What’s cloud gaming all about? Think of the cloud. Now, think of gaming. The UK is a hotbed for great games innovation, and Microsoft is committed to helping startups and independent games developers accelerate their route to market. Watch the videos...
  • Blog Post: 28 days to accelerate your tech skills. Join the Know It. Prove It. challenge! http://www.knowitproveit.com

    For the next four weeks. Make a potentially life-changing commitment to yourself, to us, and to your friends, family, and colleagues, sit down every day, and learn. Know it. We want you to know your stuff, so the challenge is chock full of great courses spread across eight different learning challenges...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team moves source to GitHub and offers Visual Studio as part of the Github student developer pack

    As your aware Microsoft open-sourced .NET Core which is now hosted on GitHub as its home . The GitHub Student Developer Pack is a great free offer for those students, with terrific tools and services from GitHub partners Microsoft has now included Visual Studio Community 2013 into the GitHub Student...
  • Blog Post: Developer Unlock your Windows Phone 7 devices before 1st Jan 2015

    This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015, it will no longer be possible to unlock Windows Phone 7.x devices for app testing. So if you have a Windows Phone 7 device, we recommend that you developer unlock your Windows Phone 7.x devices prior to January 1, 2015 in order to continue testing your...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 3D Game Dev Starter Kit – Unity3D

      The hardest thing with video game development is, “Where do I start?”  Well a colleague at Microsoft David Cook has answered this with the development of the 3D Game Dev starter kit for Unity3d You can download this from https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=BA8DC4B28555902A!1496&authkey...
  • Blog Post: How is Microsoft helping UK start-ups and Indies

      Microsoft supports your start-up as you grow Welcome to Microsoft BizSpark simply select the right program for your business and get started today!       Free software and services for 3 years BizSpark gives startups 3 years of free stuff – software, service, tech support,...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Games Ambassador & student Tim Stoddard nominated for a TIGA Games Industry Award

    Guest blog by Tim Stoddard, Staffordshire University @Gamepopper Standing out above the crowd My discovery into games development came from an opportunity at A-Levels to make a project on anything, so I decided to make a game using GameMaker 8. I decided to pursue making computer games in University...
  • Blog Post: Startups, developer entrepreneurs, indie game developers get started @ Future Decoded

    Calling all  startups, developer entrepreneurs, indie game developers and students this month, inviting you all to Get Started @Future Decoded on 12 th November, ExCeL London. This special event takes place from 1:00pm to 7:30pm in the open theatre space at ExCEL next to “Startup Alley” and includes...
  • Blog Post: MVP Community Lounge at Future Decoded 2014, 12th November 2014

    Future Decoded 2014 is a great new 3 day event that Microsoft UK has pulled together to demonstrate the very latest technology. I’m pleased to announce that there will now be a large MVP Community Lounge (12 November the tech day).  The lounge will be situated on the mezzanine floor as you enter...
  • Blog Post: Great Deals - Educational Pricing for Unity, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft

      In partnership with Studica, Unity3d has discounted costs. Here’s a link to the page. Also, Autodesk, creators of Maya, 3DS Max, etc., also have FREE versions of their tools for students .   Microsoft offers DreamSpark to Students and FREE developer accounts to get your apps and games published...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online – Now allow you to share your projects with stakeholders

      Last night I was attending the mentors and advisors sessions at the Launch of our latest Microsoft Ventures UK cohort. I was speaking with the new cohort and was NOT surprised to hear that they had or were facing issues which sharing of content with third parties.. On of the key aspects of the...
  • 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...
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