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  • Blog Post: Silverlight Insight event for UK Academics

    As Paolo blogged we (the Microsoft Academic Team in the UK) are arranging an event targeted to Academics in Universities and Design Schools in the UK. Silverlight Insight is a one-day event designed to give attendees a solid understanding of the Silverlight 2 platform and of the Microsoft Expression...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Registrations

      Hello Everyone, Interest for the Imagine Cup has been strong and we can confirm the various categories are now open for competition. From experience we know that the next couple of months will be key in getting great UK representation in the Imagine Cup. Here are just a few of the reasons for ...
  • Blog Post: Student Technology Day - Future User Experience Technologies

    Hello All, Filmed at the Royal Festival on 1st October, please find below the session by Paolo Barone on Microsoft Surface : If for any reason you cannot view this clip, please do let me know. Best wishes,   Allison
  • Blog Post: Student Technology Day - Microsoft Research Talk on CS Inside Halo 3 True Ranking System

    For those of you who joined us at the Royal Festival Hall on 1st October and, especially for those who were otherwise engaged, please find below the session by Thore Graepel, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela and Ralf Herbrich on Microsoft Research Talk on CS Inside Halo 3 True Ranking System: If you are unable...
  • Blog Post: Student Technology Day videos

    Hello All, For those of you who made it along to the Royal Festival Hall and, especially for those of you who had other commitments, please find below Steve Ballmer’s Keynote Speech:   If you have any difficulty in viewing the clip, please don’t hesitate to let me know.   With best wishes,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0

      Hello All, I know that many of you are considering incorporating the Microsoft Certification Program into your curricula so that graduating students supplement their degrees with an industry recognised certification. With this in mind I thought you might like to know about the the free Preparation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Asia - 10th Anniversary Innovation Forum

      On August 12, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft ® , joined visionary technologists from Microsoft Research (MSR) Asia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and the University of Hong Kong, to celebrate a decade of ground-breaking collaboration...
  • Blog Post: News from the Faculty Summit

    Lee Dirks, the Director for Education and Scholarly Research , announced five new ‘lifecycle’ tools for academics and researchers. The tools are as follows: Research Information Centre Creative Commons (an add-in to Microsoft Office) Article Authoring (an add-in to Microsoft Word) E-Journal Hosting Service...
  • Blog Post: Pixel Poetry

    Hi, It was our very great pleasure to sponsor and support the Microsoft Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2008 , at the University of Cambridge. Blue Spikes, by Sonja Findeisen-Tandel If proof were needed, these photographs exemplify the strong connection between art and science...
  • Blog Post: Gamesfest 2008

    Hello Everyone, I thought you might like to hear about Gamefest 2008 which takes place on 6 th August at Chelsea Football Club and particularly, I thought you’d like to know about the early bird savings on registration if you book before midnight on 25 th July 2008 . Gamefest 2008 is a full-day game...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight Videos

    Hi, For those of you with an interest in Silverlight I thought you might like to take a look at a series of 'how to' videos available from the Silverlight team. You'll find everything from the basics through to best practices and even a series of tips and techniques. For example, Todd Miranda shows...
  • Blog Post: Invitation to Convergence 2008 Copenhagen - Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance MDAA:00071306

    Hi, I thought you'd like to receive your invitation to an interesting event in Denmark. Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance invites you to attend: Microsoft Academic Preconference and Convergence 2008 Copenhagen, Denmark from 17 to 20 November, 2008. Last year we hosted about...
  • Blog Post: Why Rare recruits games graduates

    The academic team has enjoyed working with Rare over the past 18 months and it seems they have enjoyed it too, so much so that Nick Burton has put pen to paper (OK, type to screen) to bring our attention to some great facts. You might be surprised to learn that 90% of roles at Rare go to graduates...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here

    Introducing tne new HHH ( Heroes Happen Here ) Comic Series. This is a new daily web comic by Microsoft and Seagate that adapts tech stories from actual IT Professionals and Developers - a web comic that reflects the real lives of IT Hero's such as you. Every business day we will release a new episode...
  • Blog Post: Computer Security: What's the point?

    Steve Lamb , our resident security evangelist, told me about this free security lecture entitled, Computer Security: What's the point! which is being held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Edinburgh on the evening of February 13th . Please let your security lecturers and support staff...
  • Blog Post: Films for Learning

    One of the exciting new projects being demonstrated at the BETT show this year is the Films for Learning Project. I know that many of you work with your feeder schools to establish links, provide extra curricular activities and to foster enthusiasm for Computer Science and Engineering subjects and I...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research PhD Scholarships 2008

    In 2004, the Microsoft European Science Initiative launched the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme and sponsored a first batch of 10 PhD Scholars. Since then Microsoft has awarded another 68 scholarships. We are now in the process of making this year’s awards, a task that will bring our total...
  • Blog Post: What your colleagues have downloaded from the Academic Resource Centre this month

    I have blogged before about the wealth of resources available on the Academic Resource Centre and have posted links about the most popular global downloads . I now have a tool that lets me see what the popular downloads are in the UK so this is what your colleagues have been looking at since November...
  • Blog Post: XNA Games Studio 2.0 released

    Great news, XNA 2.0 is now available. Find out all about it on the XNA team blog . I still have a few "Getting Started with XNA" DVDs left so if you are a UK academic please get in touch and let me know how many you would like. Claire
  • Blog Post: Inspiration Tour Update

    With 17 dates behind them and another 37 yet to come, Ed and Ben are having a great impact on the students that they present to as part of the Inspiration Tour . We love to get feedback, both good and bad but our favourite so far is: The talk you gave today was absolutely awesome, as were the demos....
  • Blog Post: What's new with XNA v2.0?

    Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist, answers just this question in his blog and links you to the XNA team blog too. There is still massive interest in XNA v1 and so we have produced some more of the popular 'Getting started with XNA' DVDs. If you are a UK Academic then please let me know if you...
  • Blog Post: Life changing prizes to be won in the Imagine Cup

    Technorati Tags: Imagine Cup , Students The Imagine cup registrations are flooding in and the competition is definitely hotting up. If you need any more compelling reasons to prompt your students into registering (apart from the chance to win an Xbox 360 Elite) I thought I would share with you the...
  • Blog Post: The Rare 2008 lecture series

    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 that you book early to avoid disappointment (the...
  • Blog Post: The Imagine Cup 2008

    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. There are 9 competitions for all interests and skill...
  • Blog Post: Whatever happened to Tech Talks?

    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 Rare, our game studios. We are also developing...
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