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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
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
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
Running large research activity on Premise why not use the cloud?
The Windows Azure HDInsight Service Preview has been upgraded and is now integrated with WindowsAzure.com The HDInsight preview that was hosted on this site (hadooponazure.com) has moved to be a fully integrated, into the windowsazure.com portal. To learn more about the new HDInsight go here . The service...
5 Sep 2013
Presentation from Windows Azure in Education Event Summer 2013
On the 20th of June a number of UK academics and researchers joined us at UCL for a one day event. The event was simply to learn how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects. Additionally we focused on how Institution administrators can explore...
15 Aug 2013
Watch the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit ON DEMAND
This year Microsoft;s Faculty Summit, was streamed LIVE to people all over the world. For those of you who weren't available to watch the live stream during July you can now watch all of it on your computer. During the summit viewers watched and participated in the keynote Q&A with Bill Gates...
15 Aug 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
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
Interested in the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor
You can apply to take part in the Kinect for Windows developer kit program. This program, which begins in November 2013, will provide developers with tools and a pre-release sensor as soon as possible so they can start building new applications before general availability in 2014. The program...
2 Jul 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
Nokia & Raspberry: an interesting recipe
EcoPi – Monitoring boiler energy consumption using Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi Final year university student Lewis Greyson at the Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) recently showcased his dissertation project along with his fellow students at a show and tell event held within the...
22 May 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
Microsoft Touch Develop is looking for adventurous Windows Phone 8 mobile app creators.
Do you have a device running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system? Are you a fan of the TouchDevelop app that enables you to create apps directly ON your mobile device? Do you love to try out the latest apps, and give feedback about what you like or wish to see improved? Then our beta...
14 May 2013
Microsoft deserves credit for Kid's Corner
On the 8th of May there was a very interesting Guardian article based on research that the Windows Phone team commissioned in the UK. The key finding of the research · Over a quarter of UK parents affected by their kids’ unauthorised app purchases · Eight year olds have run up the largest app costs,...
10 May 2013
The power of 3D interaction
Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has ...read more
21 Apr 2013
Microsoft Research: Prototyping Connected Devices for the Internet of Things
Microsoft Cambridge Research have recently released an article in the IEEE magazine which provides some excellent insights into the future of machine to machine learning and much more. If you are interested in home automation, embedded systems or even just the inter device communications movement...
18 Mar 2013
Do you understand how your app is being used?
Do you analyse how your apps is being used? No… Well I bet you analyse your web sites usage… Well have you heard of Flurry ? Flurry http://www.flurry.com is an AWESOME FREE AND POWERFUL analytics tool that's free of charge. Flurry is FREE but believe ...read more
12 Mar 2013
Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2013
In September 2012, Microsoft Research received 111 PhD applications which were reviewed by 153 internal and external reviewers between October and December 2012. We have now selected 20 applications that will be funded through Microsoft Research ...read more
4 Mar 2013
Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme short listing announced Feb 2013
A new round of the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA started in September when 109 applications were received from 20 countries in the EMEA region. Applications comprised those submitted to the Initiative in Informatics with Edinburgh ...read more
21 Jan 2013
University of Southampton ASTRA project which uses .NET Gagdgeteer presented at the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Royal Exposure for .NET Gadgeteer Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer was presented as part of the University of Southampton ASTRA project at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prince Philip and other distinguished guests attended this celebration of engineering ...read more
19 Jan 2013
Microsoft Research Connections issued a Request for Proposals for the 2013 Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Awards.
Call for 2013 SEIF Award Applications Microsoft Research Connections issued a Request for Proposals for the 2013 Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Awards. The foundation supports top researchers who are conducting academic research that ...read more
18 Jan 2013
Research collaborations to build scientific tools and data analysis services in the Windows Azure cloud
I wanted to share some of the Microsoft Research collaborations to build scientific tools and data analysis services in the Windows Azure cloud. One specific story to highlight was how Windows Azure helps provide affordable supercomputing time to researchers ...read more
18 Jan 2013
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