October, 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 Rare 2008 lecture series

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    We are pleased to announce the 2008 lecture series offered by our colleagues at Rare. These free talks can be delivered to degree students in the UK. If you would like to book one then please let me know. We will try to satisfy all requests but recommend...
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    The Imagine Cup 2008

    • 4 Comments
    Those of you who have already hosted the Inspiration Tour will know that the Imagine Cup is a really exciting opportunity for students this year and includes some great new categories. In the UK we are even adding extra value. The key points are: 1...
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    New teaching resources on the Academic Resource Centre

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    I hope by now that all of you are aware of the Academic Resource Centre , this marvelous global resource contains a wealth of information and materials contributed by academics and professionals from around the world. Here you will find papers, labs,...
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    Whatever happened to Tech Talks?

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    This is a question I have been asked a lot of late and the answer is that they are still available upon request. At Gamecity tomorrow we will be announcing a list of talks focused on games development, these will be presented by a range of speakers from...
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    New Silverlight Teaching Program Launching

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    As avid readers of our Academic blog I thought I’d give you a heads up about our latest teaching program which is due to launch soon. Having already covered XNA and Embedded technologies I’m pleased to announce that our third program for the year will...
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    RFP Announcement on "Beyond Search - Semantic Computing and Internet Economics"

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    Microsoft Research is pleased to announce a new worldwide Request for Proposals (RFP): Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics . For full details, guidelines, and instructions, please visit http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps...
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    New Windows Vista Upgrade offers

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    With the festive season fast-approaching, we’ve teamed up with some of the UK’s leading retailers to provide some very special offers that will make upgrading to Windows Vista even more rewarding. So whether you’re treating yourself or buying gifts for...
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    Announcing the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 release

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    As you may have heard, the Windows® Embedded team was pleased to announce the release of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 at the Embedded Systems Conference. CE 6.0 R2 adds even more exciting technologies to the CE 6.0 operating system to help you quickly build...
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    Open Source at Microsoft

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    Want to know about getting started with OSS and Microsoft technologies? This site will answer your questions as well as providing regular academic, technical and business articles on OSS at Microsoft. The site will be regularly updated with new content...
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    Tales from the Inspiration Tour

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    The Inspiration Tour is underway and our presenters Ed Dunhill and Ben Coley have so far presented at Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. Check out their blogs to read comments from the students and to access links to some...
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    The XNA User Group

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    Those of you who are working with XNA should check out the XNA User Group . The founders, Robin and Leaf, will be joining us at both of our GameCity events so you will have the chance to meet them there and find out more about the group. In the meantime...
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    Opportunities for students at Microsoft.

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    One of the most frequently asked questions we get is to explain the opportunities for students to engage with Microsoft. We welcome the chance to work with passionate students and can do so in the following ways: The Microsoft Student Partner Programme...
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    The Ultimate Steal Blogging Contest

    • 2 Comments
    Do your students blog? If so they could win some great prizes simply by blogging about the Ultimate Steal . Students can win: 1) a holiday for 2 worth up to £1200 2) a £500 Amex voucher 3) an Xbox elite. Please direct them to http://www.theultimatesteal...
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    The Inspiration Tour - only 7 dates left this term!

    • 1 Comments
    The Microsoft Academic Team's Inspiration Tour is proving to be very popular, so popular in fact that there are only 7 dates left this term. If your university has not booked yet then please get in touch with me i-claipe@microsoft.com to reserve your...
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    Your invite to our events at GameCity

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    GameCity is an annual event held in Nottingham from October 24th-28th. As part of this, the Microsoft Academic team and Rare are running 2 events: the first for academics, the second for students on Thursday October 25th. The Academic Event is an invitation...
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