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  • Blog Post: TechDays Online On Demand Content is Now Available

    If you missed our UK TechDays Online event a couple of weeks ago then don’t be sad, the content is now online, on demand. You’ll need to register to view the content, but if you already registered for the event the registration engine should recognise who you are and let you. Kind of like VIP access...
  • 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: Poll of the Fortnight: Developers & Education

    Share your educational background to show the bigger picture amongst Microsoft developers. Share what got you into IT and what tools today you wish there were to get the next generation of developers interested. <ahref="https://saraallison.wufoo.com/forms/m7p3x3/">FilloutmyWufooform...
  • 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: Events: Windows Phone Camp Comes to Nokia (HQ), London

    With Windows Phone adoption rising quickly in the UK, the Windows Phone Dev Camps are events which will provide an introduction to the Windows Phone platform for developers who are hearing a lot about Windows Phone but perhaps haven’t built their first application yet. We’ll have a number...
  • Blog Post: Jumpstart your Windows Phone 8 Developer skills

    Windows Phone 8 is the second generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system from Microsoft. Like its predecessor, it features the interface known as Metro (or Modern UI) and in addition it also uses the Windows NT kernel found on many Windows 8 components. The result is that building powerful...
  • Blog Post: New Free Learning Resources–HTML5 Apps Development & LightSwitch Business Apps

    Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students gain basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. This course is an entry point into both the Web application and Windows Store apps training paths...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Phone Developer Training with Nokia

    If you are a phone developer looking to write apps on Windows Phone then you may find the series of webinars which Nokia are running online of particular interest and you can find out all about these here . They are also running a really fun competition called the Lumia 8 week challenge! Useful Windows...
  • 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: Learning Announcement: Pluralsight Training Offer for MSDN Subscribers

    Effective today, MSDN subscribers can sign up for a 12-month “starter” subscription with Pluralsight. The subscription comes with more than 20 of Pluralsight’s most popular courses, including several new Visual Studio 2012 courses: · Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 – part 1 · ALM with TFS 2012 Fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Free Training with Microsoft Learning Partners

    Learn about the latest technology from Microsoft at a location near you. These one to two-day events happening around the world focus on Microsoft's most recent technology releases and provide you a first-hand look at the latest product features and enhancements. Technology events are hosted by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Learning: Windows 8 UX Virtual Training

    Apps are the focal point of the user experience on Windows 8 Release Preview. Great apps share an important set of design traits that provide a consistent, elegant, and compelling user experience. With the first apps in the Windows Store, it’s exciting to see app designers begin to push the boundaries...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Event: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

    We have the ALM with Visual Studio 2012 event coming up! We’re running 3 sessions of this so that if you miss the first one you can attend one of the other ones. Here’s what to expect: Hearing directly from our experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2012. In this...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Get yourself trained (and fed) – for free

    Ryan O’Neill is a software developer working from his home office in rural Herefordshire). Work normally involves .Net, SQL Server and a good sprinkling of web although I'm a good all rounder. Richard Wilde and I run the Hereford branch of the Next Generation User Group which meets once a month in Shire...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Four ways to making a tech event work for you

    Martin works for Microsoft where evangelises HTML5 and the web. He’s been a developer since the late 90s and loves figuring out problems and experimenting with code. I go to a lot of tech events. Some would say too many. In fact, it’s probably around 25 or so conference a year and a user group meeting...
  • Blog Post: User Groups: WorthingDotNet - New Name, New Start

    With a reliable, capable and free venue thanks to FreshEgg the eastern part of VBUG Portsmouth is starting again under the new name, WorthingDotNet. We will be meting every other month - usually on a Tuesday evening near the middle of the month - at FreshEgg for .NET presentations, discussion and networking...
  • Blog Post: Learning: Building Business Apps with Visual Studio Lightswitch

    Do you think building business applications requires hours of effort and big development teams? This course introduces Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, the simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to build those business applications you need, quickly and easily for the desktop...
  • Blog Post: 6 Weeks of Windows Azure Starting in 2012

    If you have ever thought of picking up Windows Azure, 6 weeks of Windows Azure is the perfect opportunity starting in 2012. Starting on the 23 rd January 2012 we will be delivering 6 weeks of FREE assistance to individuals who want to build or extend applications with the Windows Azure Platform. During...
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