September, 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

  • UK Academic Team Blog

    The Microsoft Inspiration Tour

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    Last week we announced that we are sending our team on the road from October to March to talk to your students. The response has been excellent and sadly I have to report that ALL of the Wednesday slots before Christmas have now been taken. There are...
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    Free posters

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    I have just been handed a stack of very colourful posters that I can give out 4 at a time on a first come, first served basis. They feature Windows Server 2008 (codename Longhorn)and show the Feature Components, Active Directory Feature Components and...
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    Windows Vista after hours technology events

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    These inspirational events will help you get the most from Windows Vista. They are not specifically aimed at an academic audience but instead will show you all of the features and give you chance to talk to Microsoft people with a passion for this product...
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    Learning Office 2007 if you are visually impaired

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    A few days ago we blogged about the Ultimate Steal for students, the deal where they can own Office 2007 for just £38.95 or pay £12.95 for a one year licence. As you are no doubt aware, Office 2007 is different because it has been totally redesigned to...
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    MSDN Academic Alliance, do your students know they can get Vista?

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    The academic team is currently in London running the Microsoft Student Partner bootcamp; 62 students from 50 universities learning about our tools, products and vision so that they can help their peers develop a love of technology. A big debate just...
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    Microsoft Academia on tour

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    This year we are sending out our Academic Developer Evangelists to visit every university in England, Scotland and Wales. Their mission is to deliver talks to students on .NET , XNA , Embedded and Silverlight in addition to answering questions, talking...
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    The Ultimate Steal, tell your students!

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    Students around the world are now able to get their hands on Office Ultimate 2007 at 90% off the recommended retail price. The official press release announced this deal yesterday and is already causing a lot of interest in our community. Students in...
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    Microsoft Games In Education Conference, calls for submissions

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    Technorati Tags: Academic , Game Development. The Third Annual Microsoft Academic Days Conference on Game Development in Computer Science Education (GDCSE ’08) is a focal point for academic efforts using computer and console games within the Computer...
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    Update to Robotics course materials

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    "Robotics has long been a technology area that has captured the attention and expectations of many." Welcome to the Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.0) by Tandy Towers, General Manager, Microsoft Robotics Group. We know that a lot of interesting robotics...
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    Calls for two RFPs from Microsoft Research

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    turning ideas into reality. Microsoft Research is pleased to announce a two new worldwide Requests for Proposals (RFP): 1. Cell Phones as a Platform for Healthcare. For full details, guidelines, and instructions, please visit http://research...
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    Silverlight 1.0 released and Silverlight for Linux announced

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    Silverlight is one of the hot topics that we will be talking about during The Microsoft Inspiration Tour that is coming to university campuses across the land between October and March. If you haven't booked yet then please get in touch. Scott Guthrie...
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    All aboard!

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    The Disney Wonder Cruise ship will be packed full of academics from November 1-4 2007 all participating in the Microsoft Academic Days Conference on Business Applications, Relational Databases and Security. You are invited to join in either as a delegate...
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