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About the UK Academic Team Blog

The Microsoft Academic team is here to support the teaching and learning of technology in UK universities. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • events for academics and students

  • competitions such as the Imagine Cup

  • delivering talks and demos at your campus

  • running pilot projects using key new technologies

If you would like to contact us to find out how we can support you then please email ukacinfo@microsoft.com.

 Academic Team

We are:

Top Left: Andy Sithers - Academic Team Lead

Top Centre: Anna Liza Lomibao - Student Marketing

Top Right: Ben Coley - Academic Developer Evangelist Intern

Centre Left: Allison McVety - Academic Information Manager

Centre Right: Ed Dunhill - Academic Developer Evangelist

Bottom Left: Kat Wilbey - Academic Marketing Programmes Manager

Bottom Centre: Mark Johnston - Marketing Lead

Bottom Right: Muhammad Walji - Marketing Intern

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    Student Technology Day videos

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    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...
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    UK High Performance Computing Award

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    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...
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    ITA Student Pass

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      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...
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    MSDN AA, DreamSpark and ELMS

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    Hello Everyone, In a recent post, I let you all know about our new program called DreamSpark and, as a consequence of that post, we have had some interesting questions about the differences between MSDN AA, ELMS and DreamSpark. So to clarify a little...
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    C# Yellow Book

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    Hello Everyone, Rob Miles, a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull, has a text called C#   and we thought you might like to take a look at it. You can access a pdf of the book simply by clicking on the cover and Rob will welcome...
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    DreamSpark

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    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...
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    MSDN: What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1?

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    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...
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    Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass

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    In an earlier blog I directed you toward the free Preparation Kit for the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Exam 70-571 and, following on from that, today I’d like to introduce you to the Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass which provides free e-learning courses...
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    The Academic Alliance Book Giveaway

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      Hello Everyone, It is that time again: your academic year begins and we, in the Academic Alliance, clear out our stack of books. If you would like to receive a bundle of six free books for your university library then please contact me. There are...
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    Microsoft Certification for Windows Embedded CE 6.0

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      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...
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    Student Technology Day … making computer science matter

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    Hi, I thought you might like to know about an event we are hosting at The Royal Festival Hall on 1st October for engineering, computer science and design students. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are passionate about technology...
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    Windows Embedded Seminars

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    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...
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    Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems - Event TVP 21st Oct

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    Hello, I thought I’d pass news of this free event on to you all in case it is relevant to your research/teaching programs. Microsoft invites you to attend our exclusive onsite event focusing around the availability of Windows XP Professional...
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    Microsoft Research Asia - 10th Anniversary Innovation Forum

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      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...
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    News from the Faculty Summit

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    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...
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    Silverlight – Dive Deep

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    From now on, Senior Program Manager, Jesse Liberty, will be concentrating his efforts on more advanced technical questions in his Silverlight tutorials and is asking for your help. So if there is a topic you would like Jesse to focus on, or indeed something...
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    Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 Conference DVD sets to give away

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    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...
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    Software Entrepreneurship Faculty Workshop

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    Hi All, In June, Bournemouth University played host to Lars Lindstedt who delivered a two day Software Entrepreneurship Faculty Workshop . The training materials for that event are now available to view on the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship...
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    Pixel Poetry

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    Hi, It was our very great pleasure to sponsor and support the Microsoft Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2008 , at the University of Cambridge. Blue Spikes, by Sonja Findeisen-Tandel If proof were needed, these photographs exemplify...
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    remix UK – a 48 hour conversation

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    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...
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    Gamesfest 2008

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    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...
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    Imagine Cup 2008 Round Up

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    Like a computerised steamroller driven by 400 students, the Imagine Cup has left a considerable impression. Once again, the Imagine Cup pitted the best against the best in 9 categories of technology and digital arts challenges - and the winners have been...
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    New Silverlight Videos

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    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...
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    Invitation to Convergence 2008 Copenhagen - Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance MDAA:00071306

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    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...
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    Community Games on Xbox LIVE - open for business

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    Sorry for the cut'n'paste, but it's good news however it's delivered...   Today, we deliver on the promise we made at GDC to democratize game development with the launch of the newly designed XNA Creators Club Online Web site and the highly anticipated...
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