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  • Blog Post: Student Windows Phone developer Q & A

    Questions answered by Windows Phone expert Ben Lower Originally posted by Microsoft Student A big shout out to Ben Lower and all the student developers that participated in the exciting chat this morning on the Microsoft Student Facebook page! If you missed it or want to read the advice that Ben gave...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine – free downloads

    I have to admit, much of the content in the MSDN Magazine goes whooshing over my head. But I know that some of you love nothing more than digging into coding, and would love nothing more than an evening of thread diagnostics (whatever that is?). But did you know that you can download all of the MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure in four minutes

    Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in education. Although most of the developments from major ICT providers aren’t specific to education, they are addressing the issues that education faces today. One of the developments is the Windows Azure system...
  • 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: DreamSpark – free software for university students, programme extended to schools

    DreamSpark was announced for university students quite some time ago so what’s new?  Well, what’s new is that we have now announced that the DreamSpark programme is now to school students as well.  This means that through no-cost access to design and development tools school students can become...
  • Blog Post: A free event in Reading - introduction to our web mapping

    Carla, from our Virtual Earth team tells me that they have another free seminar coming up in March, where there’s a chance to get an overview of our web-based mapping solutions. I think this is probably going to be more useful for developers within your teams, and potentially some of the academics, but...
  • Blog Post: 15,000 miles later, and the Inspiration Tour ends

    Ed Dunhill and Ben Coley are part of the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team – they’re the ones that talk technology to technical university students on their “Inspiration Tour” around the country. This year, they drove 15,000 miles, visited 60 universities, and talked to over 4,000 students...
  • Blog Post: Moodle on Windows Server 2008?

    I'm over in the US this week, with a number of our educational IT partners, and have heard about some of the things happening here that may be of interest to UK universities. One of them, {Open Source} Heroes Happen Here , is for those who are using or developing Open Source applications which also link...
  • Blog Post: MSDN - The Microsoft Developer Network - Free Events

    If you have developers within your university, busily coding applications and systems for your intranet, then you may want to let them know about the free MSDN events coming up over the next few months. They're aimed at mainstream development engineers, and given that many universities have teams developing...
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