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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: ITA Student Pass

      Hello, I’d like to tell you a little about the ITA Student Pass which gives students access to a large number of e-learning courses free of charge. The e-learning materials will provide your students with access to training on real-world technology and industry-recognised certification. You might...
  • 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: Windows Embedded Seminars

    Last week I posted news about the Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems Event at TVP on 21st October. Following on from that post, I’d also like to tell you about a series of online seminars relating to specific aspects of Windows Embedded technology. While not perhaps for those of you already...
  • 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: 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: Lecturer exchange to Norway

    Does your university teach .NET technologies in basic programming courses? If so then one of the University Colleges in Oslo would be very keen to offer an exchange starting Autumn 2008 for one academic year. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you in touch. Claire ...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Collaborative Campus Live Meeting

    I learned on the Higher Education blog that our Colleagues in the Higher Education team are holding a Live Meeting: "On Tuesday 26 th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that provides access...
  • 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: Want to make 3D games using XNA?

    Easy, here's the recipe: Download a copy of XNA Game Studio Express Click to visit Ed Dunhill's recent blog post where you can find the 3D ingredients including stunning demos by Dan Waters Add a generous dollop of imagination Et voila, serves a lot of fun! If you need more inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Fun technical curricula for schools

    I've blogged before about all of the resources that are available on our global Faculty Connection website , if this is news to you then please take a moment to have a look because there really is a lot there that you can just take and use. I doubt however, that many of you have looked in the Pre-Collegiate...
  • Blog Post: Innovation = fresh thinking that creates value

    The Economist recently came up with this new, succinct definition of innovation. A definition which the Deputy director of Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), Ken wood, applies to his team of top researchers. If you don't browse the MSRC website from time to time then you are missing out not only on...
  • Blog Post: More than 2 billion transistors on one little chip

    This mind boggling achievement is available on a quad core chip called the Intel Tukwila. The first chip with 1 billion transistors was made in 2006 and so this new milestone nicely proves Moore's Law which states that the number of transistors it is possible to squeeze in to a chip for a fixed cost...
  • Blog Post: Server Quest - the game where the IT Pro is king!

    We think this is a fun way for us all to test our IT Pro skills. * Text edited 6/2/08* Just when you thought your eyes had finally healed from years of straining to make out pixilated adventure game graphics, Server Quest rolls into your browser like an avalanche of early nineties gaming action...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Software Design finalists

    * Post edited 4/2/08 to add Greenwich to the University list - sorry for missing you off Greenwich* We are pleased to announce that the following have been selected to go through to the next round of the Software Design Challenge of the UK Imagine Cup: Stuart Hicks, Kamilla Bremeraunet, Callum...
  • Blog Post: Take the XNA Game Studio 2.0 Survey

    You seem to have taken very well to XNA Games Studio Express; many of you have attended events, requested Getting Started DVDs (I still have some left if anyone else wants any), have introduced it to students and into the curriculum and have been enthusiastic for news and information. So, now is your...
  • Blog Post: Snippets, samples and resources now on the MSDN code gallery

    The MSDN Code Gallery is a new resource that we have just launched. Somasegar describes the gallery as: The MSDN Code Gallery is a portal for snippets, samples and other resources. In it you can find pages that describe samples and supporting documents including screenshots and design documents. In addition...
  • 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: 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: Inspiration Online

    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...
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