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  • 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Robotics and .NET Fundamentals webcasts

    Dan Waters has posted a series of introduction level webcasts on his blog. The content includes: Introduction Getting Started Setting up the Create Serial port communication in VC# Express Teaching the robot to sing More on serial port stuff Setting up and utilizing Bluetooth Driving the robot in a square...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup - Software design deadline extension, new mentor service and extra prize

    Students competing in the Software Design category of the Imagine Cup will be delighted to learn that the deadline has been pushed back to January 9th . This gives everyone chance to work on their submissions over the Christmas holidays. We realise that it is in the last stages that students need...
  • Blog Post: Life as an intern on the Microsoft Student Placement Programme

    Based in Reading and London, our placements last 48 weeks, beginning with a week-long induction designed to introduce the student to all the different areas of the business and identify objectives for their professional development. Subsequent learning will take the form of on-the-job training within...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight Teaching Program Launching

    As avid readers of our Academic blog I thought I’d give you a heads up about our latest teaching program which is due to launch soon. Having already covered XNA and Embedded technologies I’m pleased to announce that our third program for the year will be around Silverlight . For those of you who...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Academic Alliance, do your students know they can get Vista?

    The academic team is currently in London running the Microsoft Student Partner bootcamp; 62 students from 50 universities learning about our tools, products and vision so that they can help their peers develop a love of technology. A big debate just revealed that many of them are unaware of the benefits...
  • 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: How to save €300 atTechEd 2007

    Are you planning to go to TechEd 2007, 5th - 9th November in Barcelona? If so you can save €300 by registering byTuesday 31st July (tomorrow). Designed to provide developers with deep dive technical training, information and community resources, this conference focuses on building software solutions...
  • Blog Post: Get registered for Mix:UK 07 11th & 12th September 2007

    Mix:UK 07 is the premier event for web designers and web developers to Get creative inspiration from design and development gurus, web agencies and innovators Discover how technologies like Silverlight, Expression and Live Services are already being used to create a new generation of rich media...
  • Blog Post: New book for your summer reading list

    Those of you who teach Embedded programming, including those of you involved in our Embedded Pilot Group, should treat your bookshelves to a copy of Embedded Programming with the MIcrosoft .NET Microframework. This useful tome by Donald Thompson (Microsoft Research) and Rob S. MIles (University of Hull...
  • Blog Post: Registration Now open: MSDN AA Technology Day - 6th September - Reading

    Microsoft is pleased to announce that registration for the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance Technology Day is now open. This is a one day event for all IT professionals within academic institutions, aimed at providing you with the skills and knowledge to get the maximum benefit from your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Studio training

    The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted that a link to Ed Dunhill's blog has appeared on this site. Ed is one of our Academic Developer Evangelists (ADEs) which means he aims to help students get the most from our technologies. Last week Ed blogged about free Micrososft Expression Studio training...
  • Blog Post: Summer reading

    It may be July and raining but hopefully the sun will soon appear and we can all head to the beach with a good book. Make sure you pack some sun-cream and at least one of the following. Happy holidays! Mobile Development Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Andy Wigley; Daniel Moth; Peter...
  • Blog Post: How do I....

    ....access a series of training videos? Easy, visit the MSDN Developer Centre and discover a range of video resources on the following topics: ASP.NET ASP.NET AJAX Channel 9 Devices Extensibility Office/Visual Studio Tools for Applications Silverlight Visual Basic Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Teaching Resources

    Those of you who are familiar with Faculty Connection will already know about the Academic Resource Centre . This is the place academics and our colleagues from around the world post free teaching resources on a range of subjects and in a range of styles; professional development training, projects,...
  • Blog Post: Academic Insight Conference now 100% fully subsidised - Limited places available

    To make it easier for you to attend this great in-depth training opportunity, (we know how much trouble finance departments can sometimes be!) and because we have now secured extra budget for the Academic Insight Conference, we are taking the bold decision to remove the registration fee of £99 + VAT...
  • Blog Post: Limited places left at Academic Insight Conference June 2007

    We blogged about the Academic Insight conference a while ago but as there is only a few places left, I thought I would bring it back to your attention just in case you haven't seen our previous announcement. The Academic Insight Conference is run in conjunction by Microsoft and DevelopMentor and takes...
  • Blog Post: XNA programming book now in the shops

    Since the launch of XNA, the new programming framework for the Xbox 360 and the PC, there have been lots of opportunities to get involved. Many universities have taken advantage of our Techtalk programme and have invited Andy Sithers (Microsoft) and/or Nick Burton (Rare) to give guest lectures;...
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