May, 2008

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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

 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

    Community Games on Xbox LIVE - open for business

    Sorry for the cut'n'paste, but it's good news however it's delivered...   Today, we deliver on the promise we made at GDC to democratize game development with the launch of the newly designed XNA Creators Club Online Web site and the highly anticipated...
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    XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP is here!

    Go team XNA! We're delighted to announce that the Community Technology Preview for XNA 3.0 is here. Dave Weller has the full details on the release , on the XNA Team Blog . For those of you that are still here, highlights include the ability to push games...
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    XNA Creators Club Codes are now in MSDN AA!

    While students have been able to get their own codes through Dreamspark , we've not been able to get these codes out to whole departments until now! So, if you're looking to get every single student, or every lab machine a Creator's Club subscription...
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    New release roundup - Part I

    Oh boy, one bank holiday, and there's more new software than I can cope with. Here's a quick summary   Microsoft Office Labs The office team have been gathering up all the good ideas and mini-apps (I use the term 'mini' relative to Office here) and...
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