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  • Blog Post: Give your students the chance to design a Chimpact character for Windows 8 and Windows Phone game

    Here's a chance for your students (or you!) to design a brand new character for the popular game Chimpact . The winner’s character will feature in the next Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 version of the game and get a credit - but just as importantly, the winner gets bragging rights over all their mates...
  • Blog Post: Jazz up your CV with a month’s paid work experience and the new Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft – here’s how!

    Microsoft are offering one lucky undergraduate or undergraduate team the chance to win four weeks paid work experience and mentoring at Microsoft and a Windows Phone 7. How do you do this? Easy. We want you to tell us through a written submission on how you would market the new Microsoft Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Student Competition - Code to the Power of Windows 7

    I’ve just heard about our Code 7 competition , for students. The European finalist prize is a paid trip to the PDC09 event in Los Angeles in November - plus a snazzy award – and there are a bunch of other prizes. And there’s 6 weeks until the closing date on 10th October. If you’ve got students in your...
  • Blog Post: Do you know your GPO from your AD?

    If you don’t, then this may not be for you! Microsoft Learning have put together a new online game which is designed to help (and encourage!) system managers or developers to consider certification ( as in, Microsoft certification, rather than men-in-white-coats-certification. Hmm, I wonder if over the...
  • Blog Post: Aberdeen gets busy with Photosynth

    Mike Whyment from the University of Aberdeen has had a go at entering my amateur Photosynth competiton , with an amazing synth of the Elphinstone Hall, during the open day recently. He was not only very busy with it – 498 photos! – but also very comprehensive – pointing the camera towards the ceiling...
  • Blog Post: What does next decade’s PC look like?

    You may recall me blogging the ‘Next-Gen PC’ competition last year , aimed at getting people to think outside of the (beige/black/silver) box for computer design. Well, the winners have been announced, and the amazing Napkin PC is the winner. It uses the metaphor of a paper napkin (“great ideas often...
  • Blog Post: Still time to tell us what you think in our web satisfaction survey

    We're working on updating our UK Education website and we'd like to know what you think of it as it is now - what works and what doe sn't? Apart from accessing the blogs, do you even visit it and is the information relevant to you? If you don't visit the site, we'd love to know why; and if you do, whether...
  • Blog Post: What does the "next-generation PC" look like?

    Over the years I've seen many "radical" designs for new PCs - I vividly remember being shown an Intel design for a PC that sat inside a leopard-print footstool, designed for the home (sadly, the design was a little premature then, because PCs were still consigned to the study/spare room). But few of...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Vista and Office 2007? Tell us why you like it and win...

    Lots of universities are already using Windows Vista and/or Office 2007, and even more installing it this summer. And if you are one of those, then here's your chance to tell others why you like it...and win a prize. There are two Tablet PCs up for grabs in the competition (one prize for the best Student...
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