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  • 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: MSDN: What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1?

    Hello, I want to invite you along to a free half day event taking place in Exeter on 23rd October 2008 and which was created with developers in mind. Technical experts from the UK MSDN team will deliver a range of demos and provide insight into the latest enhancements across many areas of the .Net Framework...
  • 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: Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 Conference DVD sets to give away

    Good morning, I thought I’d start the week with a give-away of the ten Tech-Ed Conference DVD sets sitting on my desk. So, if you live in the UK and would like me to pop one in the post to you, email me your address details and the first ten to reply will get the goodies. Have a good week. ...
  • 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: remix UK – a 48 hour conversation

    Hi Everyone If you have been wondering 'where next for the web?' this event might just be for you and there is an early bird saving for the first three hundred people to book. Click here to reserve a place. And if you have any ideas for a topic you would like to see presented at re mix UK and have a...
  • 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: 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: Mix it up!

    Hi! I'm Alfred Biehler , working with Microsoft UK alongside Claire in Microsoft's Developer platform group. My focus is on all our UK developers, and I've been given the opportunity to attend the MIX conference at Las Vegas. My expectations of the event was high, and I'm not disappointed! For starters...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2.0 tutorials

    Those of you coming along to our free Silverlight for Academics day on March 12th might want to take a look at the series of tutorials produced by Scott "lives in Seattle and builds a few products for Microsoft" Guthrie . If you have used WPF before the UI concepts he discusses in the tutorial series...
  • Blog Post: Early bird discount for the Architect Insight Conference

    The Architect Insight Conference is a two day residential event aimed at senior architects in forward thinking companies and universities. There is an early bird discount which provides a saving of £229.13 for all those who register before leap day this year (Feb 29th 2008). To find out who is speaking...
  • Blog Post: Joining instructions for the Bletchley Park SIlverlight Academic Day

    Last week we announced that we are accepting registrations for our Silverlight Academic Day at Bletchley Park on March 12th. This event is aimed at both designers and developers and we are pleased to say that we are almost sold out of developer seats. If you have already pre-registered by emailing me...
  • 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: Only 4 days left to claim your early bird 10% discount off the Games Development in Computer Science 08 conference

    The UK has a well deserved reputation in the field of Games Development and yet so far is not well represented at this world-class conference aboard the luxury Celebrity Century cruise ship, . It promises to be a very informative and fun event and will provide an excellent opportunity for networking...
  • 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: Embedded Technologies in UK Universities

    This year we have been running an Embedded Technologies Pilot Project with a number of UK Universities... Westminster UWE Aberystwyth Hull Hertfordshire Wolverhampton Birmingham Staffordshire Glasgow Caledonian London Metropolitan Manchester Metropolitan Lancaster ...with the aim of exploring how best...
  • Blog Post: XNA at Gamecity, the follow up

    Hi everyone, We held our events at Gamecity Nottingham last week and were delighted by the enthusiasm of everyone who attended. The afternoon saw the academics eating popcorn while hearing about: XNA Game Studio 2.0 the XNA User Group , Rare's 2008 lecture programme and the experiences of students at...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Special request dates available for the Inspiration Tour

    The tour is now full but we are able to offer dates in the Summer Term upon request. If you would like us to come then please call me (Claire Perry) on 0118 909 3409 or email i-claipe@microsoft.com Day Date University Tuesday 2nd October * Wednesday ...
  • Blog Post: Inspiration Tour

    We’re very excited in the Academic team, we’re just about to launch the “Inspiration Tour” and we can’t wait to go out and meet you all. Ed Dunhill Ed and Ben will be out on the road during the next six months, so why not take a look at our Inspiration Tour web page...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Dream-Build-Play contest winners, demonstrates XNA Game Studio-developed “Schizoid,” and shares details of new game content usage rules

    Microsoft Makes Game Development Dreams a Reality SEATTLE — Aug. 13, 2007 — At Gamefest 2007, the annual Microsoft ® Game Technology Conference, Microsoft Corp. today announced the highly anticipated winners of its Dream-Build-Play game development contest, which encouraged experienced game...
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