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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...
5 Jun 2009
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 ...
9 Dec 2008
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
21 Nov 2008
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...
21 Nov 2008
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...
13 Nov 2008
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...
14 Oct 2008
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...
15 Aug 2008
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...
6 Aug 2008
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...
21 Feb 2008
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...
7 Feb 2008
Have your students been inspired recently? Our Inspiration tour sold out early on and continues to be a huge success. If your students missed it then they can now see it online because we are releasing the sessions on Channel8.com , our international video blogging site for students. You can see the...
24 Jan 2008
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