Guest post by Lee Stott

Are you ready for Windows 8 and the Cloud?

Millions of people around the world use Windows every day.  With Windows 8 Live tiles on the Windows Start screen, display information from your website and service and turn your app into a real time awareness engine - even when it’s not running. Your services and your app will grab your users’ attention and keep them informed of the latest announcements and updates.

As an educational institution, Windows 8 gives you the opportunity for huge potential by personalising the learning and interactions with your students and give you the ability to list your apps in the Windows Store. This means the current and potential students of your institution allow you to reach millions of potential applicants, learners or associated partners.

I will be attending ALT-C, so if you are interested in leveraging your existing technical staffs skills to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Windows 8 applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++, then come by the Microsoft stand (number 12) for a discussion.  Come and see us if you’re simply interested in existing and new Microsoft  Platform and Developer technologies and want to be informed of where our languages, platforms and tools are heading - or simply to try out Windows 8.

So if you’re interested in exploring the use of any of these, drop by the Microsoft stand for chat.

Further details of Microsoft Developer and Platform tools for curricula and teaching activities can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/uk_faculty_connection

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