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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: A busy week of announcements what happened at TechEd Europe 2013

    TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid This week over 5,000 customers, partners, press, speakers and Microsoft staff attend TechEd Europe in Madrid.The week started with a packed house for the keynote with Brad Anderson CVP of Windows Server & System Center.  Joining the onsite attendees, over 4,800 people...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Live Streams 25th–28th June via Channel9 MSDN

      This week is full of events and announcements! From today, Madrid, Spain we will host of 1000s of IT Professionals and press from across Europe for a week of immersive content and technical demos during our annual TechEd Europe Conference . It all begins at 8:00 am GMT on June 25th. TechEd provides...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start: Now available on demand

    Windows Azure Jump Start? Is now available on demand on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). This free, expert-led course will help you understand how to use Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, such as virtual machines and virtual networks to migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads...
  • Blog Post: Cinder C++ now supports Windows 8 Store Apps/Games

    Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has been Microsoft's preferred rendering solution for advanced...
  • Blog Post: New look for Windows Developer Center and Design.windows.com

    So What is NEW at Design.windows.com ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to design.windows.com. It can empower designers when self-evaluating their app so they can better understand what is required and prioritize when they make need to make tough choices. Guidance links are...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certification exams for TechEd Europe attendees sign up now 50% off!

    As you know from my previous blog posts and presentations A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone, employers, clients, and your peers. That you're a technical expert with proven skills and abilities. Gaining a Microsoft Certification also makes you part of the elite community of Microsoft Certified...
  • Blog Post: We love Windows 8. The live tiles and the ease of operation makes it a magical operating system to work with……..

    “We love Windows 8. The live tiles and the ease of operation makes it a magical operating system to work with…….. We are extremely proud of the Rapid2D engine and want as many developers, both professional and novice, to discover all the benefits of using it.”  David Fletcher, Rapid 2D This engine...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before! 24th – 26th April 2013

    Tech.Days online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. So if your interested in learning about Microsoft latest technology and tools and hearing from experts then you need to book out the the 24th, 25th and 26th April for three, free days of interactive learning; online and direct...
  • Blog Post: Windows In Academia Presentations

    On the 26th of March we held an event to help raise awareness of the opportunity of Windows 8 and Windows Phone within academic gaming courses. The intention of the event was to.. 1. Introduce the latest technology released by Microsoft 2. Present the curricula resources available for academics 3. Provide...
  • 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: Getting started with the Game Starter Kit with Azure Mobile Services

    This kit includes all the basic functionalities to get a game published to Windows Store. Introducing The Game Starter Kit for Windows 8 with Windows Azure backend. One of the key challenges for student game developers is simply where to start. The purpose of the Game Starter Kit is simply to provide...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Phone 8 development

      Here a quick guide to the best resources for Windows Phone 8 Design & Developer Resources Windows Phone Design Guidelines and Tutorials  http://aka.ms/wp8devdesign Windows Phone Developer Resources  http://aka.ms/wp8devdoc Design Boot Camp Windows Phone Design Bootcamp covers the...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with UNITY and Windows 8

    If your institution has access to UNITY you need to join us for a Two day event, which will be  LIVE STREAMED on the 9th and 10th of  April 2013 This two day event Includes: Comprehensive introduction to Unity 3D Intro to Windows Store, Advanced tips and tricks on development techniques for...
  • Blog Post: Unity 4 open beta program for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8

    You can now enrol on the UNITY Windows Store apps Beta here . You can now enrol on the UNITY  Windows Phone Beta here . If you enrol in both the Unity 4 Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8 apps beta programs, you can develop games for the entire Windows ecosystem. People around the world can...
  • Blog Post: ZERO260 is a virtual training session on Construct2

    ZERO260 is a virtual training session , that will get you up to speed FAST with Windows 8 game creation. In just 2 hours, participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game. As you know I think  Construct2 by Scirra , is an superb game framework that allows students...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Your Journey to the cloud FREE Training 2 May 2013

    Event Details FREE Training by Microsoft Cloud Experts If you have developed one of the new breed of beautiful, modern apps that runs on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device you may well have used an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end. You can’t risk even a small chance of an outage...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Get FREE certification exam for 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

      Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): counts as credit toward the following certification(s): MCSD: Web Applications MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 Use code : HTMLJMP for a free exam credit, the exam...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Windows 8 App Development Using JavaScript Jump Start 28th 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...
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