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  • Blog Post: MOOC Learning and Gamification with Microsoft Virtual Academy

      Microsoft Virtual Academy ‘MVA’ is Microsoft very own MOOC with over 1 million registered user . MVA is a great way to learn & share. MVA is a great way to enable you to learn new aspects and train yourself in how to best use Microsoft software and services and gain accreditation and recognition...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: What does MCM mean to you?

    By Paul Egan. Early on in my IT career I remember reading an article in a magazine which asked the question, why IT professionals are not required to take exams when they are for many other skilled professions. I think it is important to take exams for two reasons, firstly to keep skills up to date,...
  • Blog Post: How to publish and update your Windows 8 Store App

    For the last few weeks, I have been attending a number of final year project submission meetings across the UK. I have seen a number of amazing apps/games and projects from students across the UK many of these have been produced as part of their academic coursework and now being used to demonstrate the...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Keynote Speakers Announced! Register now for TechEd 2013.

      We’re excited to announce that Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server and System Center Program Management and Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development will deliver our TechEd 2013 keynotes. Meet the Experts TechEd is Microsoft’s most comprehensive technical conference...
  • Blog Post: Learning: Don’t lose your Second Shot

    Time is running out to take advantage of free retakes for failed Microsoft exams. Retake an exam for free before May 31 st . Sign up for Second Shot In addition pass your exam before May 31st 2013 and you can enter a prize draw for a chance to win a UK Weekend Away, £500 or £100 worth of Amazon vouchers...
  • Blog Post: Registration is open for onsite Microsoft Certification exams for TechEd Europe attendees sign up now 50% off!

    As you know from my previous blog posts and presentations A Microsoft certification confirms to everyone, employers, clients, and your peers. That you're a technical expert with proven skills and abilities. Gaining a Microsoft Certification also makes ...read more
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before! 24th – 26th April 2013

    Tech.Days online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. So if your interested in learning about Microsoft latest technology and tools and hearing from experts then you need to book out the the 24th, 25th and 26th April for three ...read more
  • Blog Post: Competition: Get Certified, Get Ahead & Win

    By passing an MCP exam during the months of March, April or May 2013 you will be able to enter a prize draw to win one of the fantastic prizes below. What's more, if you pass another exam in a later qualifying month you can enter again (see terms and conditions for full details). UK weekend away for...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification

    By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010....
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Phone 8 development

      Here a quick guide to the best resources for Windows Phone 8 Design & Developer Resources Windows Phone Design Guidelines and Tutorials  http://aka.ms/wp8devdesign Windows Phone Developer Resources  http://aka.ms/wp8devdoc Design ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Your Journey to the cloud FREE Training 2 May 2013

    Event Details FREE Training by Microsoft Cloud Experts If you have developed one of the new breed of beautiful, modern apps that runs on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device you may well have used an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end ...read more
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start MVA Training and Rewards

    Start your professional training with Microsoft Virtual Academy Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start This Microsoft Virtual Academy course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8 ...read more
  • Blog Post: March 12, 2013 – One day in the cloud that could change the trajectory of your career

    As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an interactive LIVE event for IT professionals. Attendees ...read more
  • Blog Post: Get FREE certification exam for 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

      Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): counts as credit toward the following certification(s): MCSD: Web Applications MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 Use ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advanced Windows 8 App Development Using JavaScript Jump Start 28th Feb 2013

    Last October, Microsoft Technical Evangelists Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo delivered two of the most popular Jump Starts ever produced. These accelerated courses were aimed at experienced developers interested in taking the first two exams in the ...read more
  • Blog Post: Interested in Windows 8 in Education

      We have two key resources The Windows 8 in education eBook Windows 8 in Education UK Microsite. The microsite is design to sharesome key Windows 8 in education assets that look closely at our new OS specifically through an Education focus at schools ...read more
  • Blog Post: Want to learn Windows 8 development – Gameification with Visual Studio Achievements

    I am excited to announce an update to the Visual Studio Achievements extension: the availability of nineteen new achievements all oriented toward Windows 8 app development. These new achievements can be earned in JavaScript, C#, VB and C++. Some examples ...read more
  • Blog Post: Learning Announcement: MCSD relaunched!

    We are delighted to announce the new MCSD designed for developers! The new MCSD credential focuses on the ability to design and build application solutions, which may include integrating multiple technologies and may span multiple versions of a single technology. It also demonstrates a candidate's commitment...
  • Blog Post: Get Trained and Certified on Visual Studio 2012 inc Free Microsoft Surface

    F1 Computing, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner based in London and Bath is giving away free Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet with every Certification booking including Visual Studio 2012 and half price Surface RT tablet with every 2+ day Microsoft course as part of their Go Digital promotion...
  • Blog Post: Get your free HTML5 exam voucher

          Get ahead of your competition: Earn your MCSD certifications and start developing Windows 8 web and Windows store apps. We’ll get you started with our “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” course and exam. It’s all FREE: Register for the free online course , and receive...
  • Blog Post: Helpful tips for submitting your app to the Windows Store and getting it certified on the first review

    Here is some guidance on what to make sure you have covered off on your app before submitting it: · Make sure you have included the right privacy requirement ( Certification Requirement 4.1 ) · Check you have the appropriate Age Rating · Run the Windows App Certification Kit before app submission · Familiarise...
  • Blog Post: Offer: Get a Second Shot at your Certification Exams For Free

    For a limited time, Microsoft is bringing back its popular Second Shot offer that gives you a free second chance to pass your certification exams. Microsoft has reinvented the IT industry’s most respected professional certification program to validate a deeper set of skills on the newest technologies...
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