July, 2007

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About the UK Academic Team Blog

The Microsoft Academic team is here to support the teaching and learning of technology in UK universities. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • events for academics and students

  • competitions such as the Imagine Cup

  • delivering talks and demos at your campus

  • running pilot projects using key new technologies

If you would like to contact us to find out how we can support you then please email ukacinfo@microsoft.com.

 Academic Team

We are:

Top Left: Andy Sithers - Academic Team Lead

Top Centre: Anna Liza Lomibao - Student Marketing

Top Right: Ben Coley - Academic Developer Evangelist Intern

Centre Left: Allison McVety - Academic Information Manager

Centre Right: Ed Dunhill - Academic Developer Evangelist

Bottom Left: Kat Wilbey - Academic Marketing Programmes Manager

Bottom Centre: Mark Johnston - Marketing Lead

Bottom Right: Muhammad Walji - Marketing Intern

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    Tell us why you like Windows Vista and Office 2007 - and win a Tablet PC

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    Lots of education establishments are already using Windows Vista and even more are using Office 2007. And if you are one of those, then here's your chance to tell others why you like it...and win a prize. There are two Tablet PCs up for grabs in the competition...
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    How to save €300 atTechEd 2007

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    Are you planning to go to TechEd 2007, 5th - 9th November in Barcelona? If so you can save €300 by registering byTuesday 31st July (tomorrow). Designed to provide developers with deep dive technical training, information and community resources, this...
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    Get registered for Mix:UK 07 11th & 12th September 2007

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    Mix:UK 07 is the premier event for web designers and web developers to Get creative inspiration from design and development gurus, web agencies and innovators Discover how technologies like Silverlight, Expression and Live Services are already...
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    XNA at Games Edu

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    Microsoft's Chris Satchell presented at Games Edu yesterday and underlined the need for interesting curriculi to boost recruitment into Computer Science degrees.Here in the UK we are already working with 20 universities and are seeing great enthusiasm...
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    The physics in games, real time simulation explained

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    Did you ever find yourself wondering about the maths behind your favourite simulation game? Did you know that the motion physics of a car are much more complicated than the those of an airplane? Anybody who thinks about the thinking behind things that...
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    Have fun with Robotics Studio

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    The Microsoft Robotics Studio is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. What's more, it's great fun! www.microsoft.com/robotics · Introductions...
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    New book for your summer reading list

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    Those of you who teach Embedded programming, including those of you involved in our Embedded Pilot Group, should treat your bookshelves to a copy of Embedded Programming with the MIcrosoft .NET Microframework. This useful tome by Donald Thompson (Microsoft...
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    Meet the Imagine Cup teams in Second Life

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    As I'm sure you're aware the WorldWide finals of the Imagine Cup Korea are just around the corner. So I wanted bring to your attention that the Imagine Cup Gallery is now live in Second Life and is showcasing 21 of the Software Design teams and their...
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    Registration Now open: MSDN AA Technology Day - 6th September - Reading

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    Microsoft is pleased to announce that registration for the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Technology Day is now open. This is a one day event for all IT professionals within academic institutions, aimed at providing you with the skills...
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    Introducing Computer Science with Project Hoshimi

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    Last December we had the pleasure of meeting many of you at the XNA worldwide launch held at Warwick University. Games Development has become one of our hot topics with many requests for talks, books, resources and advice. At the same time we also had...
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    Microsoft Expression Studio training

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    The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted that a link to Ed Dunhill's blog has appeared on this site. Ed is one of our Academic Developer Evangelists (ADEs) which means he aims to help students get the most from our technologies. Last week Ed blogged...
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    Summer reading

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    It may be July and raining but hopefully the sun will soon appear and we can all head to the beach with a good book. Make sure you pack some sun-cream and at least one of the following. Happy holidays! Mobile Development Microsoft® Mobile Development...
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