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How VPNs can help you use your MSDN Azure benefits with TFS Lab Management
By Richard Fennell , Engineering Director at Black Marble and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio (ALM) As I'm sure many of you know, if you have an MSDN subscription you get some Windows Azure credit each month. The question is how to use this as a developer within a corporate...
19 Nov 2013
Getting to grips with the Cloud – FREE Azure Webinar Series for educators and researchers
The cloud is becoming more and more useful in education. There are stunning examples of academic research which are pushing the boundaries of data intensive science. Some of these great examples include the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report...
12 Nov 2013
Building Connected Apps
By Andy Wigley , Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK In the beginning, an app was just an app. You installed it onto your smartphone, ran it, it performed some useful or entertaining function, and then you closed it. And that was that – a nice, encapsulated experience, easily accessed and...
5 Nov 2013
Windows Azure for Research on LinkedIn & Twitter
Announcing the Windows Azure for Research LinkedIn discussion group! The group will serve as an opportunity to connect and engage with researchers and domain experts to drive awareness of Microsoft Research and Windows Azure for Research. We’d like for you to be part of the community and discussions...
29 Oct 2013
Managing Azure Academic Passes with the Azure Tracker Portal
What is Azure Tracker? Azure Tracker is a tool designed primarily with faculty and educators of students with Azure Educator grants. The tool allows users to manage and monitor student use to help optimize Windows Azure in their classroom. What can I do on Azure Tracker? The various sections of Azure...
17 Oct 2013
Azure DataMarket getting access to free and premium data for apps/services
Have you ever wondered if there are anywhere you can get data or store data for apps and services. Is your One-Stop Shop for Premium Data and Applications with Hundreds of Apps, Thousands of Subscriptions, Trillions of Data Points which you can use in your apps/services. Windows Azure Marketplace for...
15 Oct 2013
The Internet of Things
There’s a lot of buzz about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) One of the key areas I get asked most questions about in regards to students projects is the internet of things. This is a great topic for student and researchers based at Microsoft we have huge passion for the Internet of Things over the...
9 Oct 2013
Windows Azure Game Developer Stories & Resources
Have you got your game face on? Take it to the next level with Windows Azure . Whether you’re targeting iOS, Android or Windows, Windows Azure has the tools you need. Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on making great games and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. Learn how...
19 Sep 2013
Windows Azure Research Award Program 2013
Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Windows Azure in research. Microsoft Research welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. To qualify, applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution or non-profit research laboratory. In addition to individual...
9 Sep 2013
Science is at an inflection point - Windows Azure for Research
“Science is at an inflection point where the challenges of dealing with massive amounts of data and the growing requirements of distributed multidisciplinary collaborations make moving to the Windows Azure cloud extremely attractive.” Windows Azure for Research Microsoft Research is pleased...
9 Sep 2013
From Big Data to Big History and Beyond
The largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) took place in Maastricht, Netherlands, from June 3 to 6, 2013. More than 500 participants attended the event, including decision makers, networking specialists, and managers from all major...
15 Aug 2013
Provisioning a Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview machine in Azure
One of the great scenarios enabled by Windows Azure is the fast provisioning of virtual machines and environments being used for is for training and evaluation instances of software and solutions. If you have followed my recent posts ( Making the most of free Azure benefits with MSDN & Getting setup...
8 Aug 2013
Microsoft Faculty Summit 2013 15-16 July
On July 15-16, Faculty Summit will bring leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers from around the globe to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. Key subjects to be discussed this year include...
13 Jul 2013
A busy week of announcements what happened at TechEd Europe 2013
TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid This week over 5,000 customers, partners, press, speakers and Microsoft staff attend TechEd Europe in Madrid.The week started with a packed house for the keynote with Brad Anderson CVP of Windows Server & System Center. Joining the onsite attendees, over 4,800 people...
28 Jun 2013
Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources Day 2
If you have not yet watched today’s keynote, I encourage you to check it out on demand Today’s highlights: · Mobile & Web Cloud Experiences: The Windows Azure Team announced the general availability of both Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites as well as previews of new...
27 Jun 2013
Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide a better social learning environment
In the summer of 2012 The University of West London set out to harness the immense potential of the free Cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, provided by Office 365, to create a personalised, interactive, social platform to support the institution’s mission to raise aspiration through the pursuit...
20 Jun 2013
Tips and Tricks for Azure Usage
No matter whether you’re targeting iOS or Android, PC or Windows Phone, Windows Azure has the tools. Use our services to build community sites. Let users sign in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Microsoft accounts. Build an app from the ground up, or host a game you’ve already created. Explore and...
15 Jun 2013
Windows Azure for Game Developers
Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on development and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. These resources showcase how real-life game developers are benefiting from Windows Azure. Quotes from developers “With Hadoop on Windows Azure, we can mine data and understand our audience...
15 Jun 2013
Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start
This is the first of a three-Jump Start series tailored for those interested in a demo-heavy learning experience introducing Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. Live Event Details 17:00 BST Friday, 21 June 2013 END 22 Jun, 01:00 Register Now Microsoft Technical Evangelist Saptak Sen will start...
12 Jun 2013
Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start: Now available on demand
Windows Azure Jump Start? Is now available on demand on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). This free, expert-led course will help you understand how to use Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, such as virtual machines and virtual networks to migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads...
12 Jun 2013
Get the latest insights and learn what's new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
Attend one of these free events to get the latest insights and learn what's new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category. It delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualisation, networking...
1 Jun 2013
Join Microsoft on the 20th of June 2013 to learn about Windows Azure in Education
Join Microsoft for this one day event to lean how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects. Institution administrators can explore how to use Windows Azure for infrastructural and application needs. Location Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre UCL...
21 May 2013
Azure and JaNET Peering announced = UK Education reducing costs for Cloud Services
As part of our on-going commitment to add value to the education community we serve, we are thrilled to be working with JaNET to provide additional support and services to their user base. JaNET provides and develops a network infrastructure to support world-class research and education to over...
21 May 2013
Using the Windows Azure Cloud - Makes all your development dreams possible
Following on from Sarah Lamb great post at UK MSDN “Imagine a scenario in which you were able to add new levels to a platform game immediately after they have been built. Using a cloud backend makes this all possible, and when you can also track significant quantities of data to keep your game flow smooth...
30 Apr 2013
Construct2 HTML5/JS Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Games
Construct 2 supports publishing Windows Store games Don't have Construct2 For one week you can purchase Construct 2 Personal and Business Edition licenses with a 40% discount see https://www.scirra.com/blog/111/spring-sale-40-off?utm_source=Email&utm_medium ...read more
22 Apr 2013
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