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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
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