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  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal: Microsoft Office Ultimate for just £38.95 for students only ending on June 26th

    The Ultimate Steal offer for students in UK Universities and Colleges is close to an end. You have until June 26th to go on the Ultimate Steal website , validate yourself as a student by providing your .ac email address and you will receive an email with further instruction to pay and download the software...
  • Blog Post: MSDNAA ELMS and Windows 7 Beta

    Hello Everyone, There has never been a better time to move your MSDN AA subscription to ELMS (e-academy License Management System) because as from Thursday 5th February Windows 7 Beta will be available for distribution. To make Windows 7 Beta available on your storefront please follow the steps below...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Services Platform: Opening Up Cloud Computing

    Hello, I thought I’d tell you about an independent article on Microsoft Azure Services Platform , written by David Jacobs of The Jacobs Group. David has over twenty years of computer and networking industry experience. He has managed leading-edge software development projects and consulted to Fortune...
  • 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: UK High Performance Computing Award

    Hello Everyone, The Windows Server HPC team have created a special award for UK Software Design competitors who use the Windows HPC Server in their Software Design solution of the Imagine Cup. Microsoft want to stimulate the thinking of UK students about how HPC can change the world.  We want students...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark

    DreamSpark is a Microsoft program for placing key tools into the hands of students. It includes: Visual Studio 2008 Expression Studio 2 Windows Server 2008 XNA Creators Club memberships …and more These tools are available to provide students with the equipment they need to build the next generation applications...
  • 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Coming soon - the ability to publish your XNA game on Xbox Live Marketplace

    We are excited to announce the impending release of XNA Games Studio 3.0 this summer giving (among other things) the ability for all XNA authors to publish games to Xbox Live Marketplace and in the process, to earn reputation, fame and even income. This represents a huge opportunity for your students...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark is here!

    What's this?  Free developer software for every student in the UK? Ed Dunhill has all the details on his blog . Share this:
  • Blog Post: How software is built

    www.howsoftwareisbuilt.com is a blog that was launched last year to gather perspectives on both the Open Source and Closed Source Development Models and to encourage wide audience feedback and inputs. It contains numerous detailed interviews with various industry experts. If you and/or your students...
  • Blog Post: Developer Highway Code book updated and available for download

    To build software that meets your security objectives, you must integrate security activities into your software development lifecycle. This handbook captures and summarises the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of your software development processes. Now the ever popular...
  • 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: MSDN AA has grown to include more products and to appeal to more departments

    The MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) Program was first introduced to address the needs of the academic community focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The MSDN AA Program has now grown to include a family of membership offerings aimed at a broader set of Academic Departments: Developer...
  • Blog Post: XNA v2 Beta - ready to download.

    Ed Dunhill is on the case again and today blogged about the XNA v2 beta which is now ready to download. His post gives all the detail you need to get started and you will be pleased to read that it is free and no uninstalling of v1 is required. Let us know what you think! Claire Technorati Tags...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Vista Upgrade offers

    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 friends and family there’s never been a better time...
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