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Downloading Software from DreamSpark.com with Secure Download Manager
Secure Download Manager The Secure Download Manager (SDM) is Kivuto's proprietary software program for managing the secure download of files from DreamSpark.com and institutions DreamSpark ELMS Stores . When you download software with the new SDM for the first time, you will be prompted to download and...
20 Nov 2013
Installing XNA on Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2012
Guest blog by Simon Grey Lecturer in Games Development Studies at the University of Hull XNA is a great framework for creating games, and we use it as a tool to motivate students to learn how to program whilst creating great games at extra-curricular events such as the three thing game. For us, a tools...
12 Nov 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 includes the Visual F# Tools for F# 3.1.
At the end of October 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 to MSDN subscribers and DreamSpark.com Subscribers . This includes the Visual F# Tools, matching version 3.1 of the F# language. F# itself is an open source and cross-platform functional-first programming language, see fsharp.org for...
11 Nov 2013
Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com
Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download ! DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com . Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers...
21 Oct 2013
Testing and Publishing your GameSalad created Games/Apps to Windows 8
GameSalad Creator is a 2D object oriented tool that allows you to create completely original games using a drag and drop interface, enabling you (the user) to create applications for Windows 8, iOS, Android, HTML5, and even for the Mac Platform without typing a single line of code so perfect for those...
24 Sep 2013
Deploy software across your institution with a FREE ELMS for DreamSpark Webstore
Electronic License Management System (ELMS) for DreamSpark is an electronic software distribution solution included in every DreamSpark subscription at no additional cost . ELMS for DreamSpark provides a Webstore for the easy management and distribution of software licenses to students, faculty and staff...
17 Sep 2013
Only DreamSpark gives you the pros’ most integrated developer tools at no cost to students —like Microsoft Visual Studio Professional.
It’s the full suite, not a trial version! So start building apps, games and sites right away in HTML, C++, C#, Ruby, Java and more. No cost. No catch. Start downloading today at dreamspark.com/student You’ll find everything from student app contests to coding camps, tutorials, expert...
30 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
Developing a Windows Store Business App using C#, XAML, and Prism
About patterns & practices The Microsoft patterns & practices team is responsible for delivering applied engineering guidance that helps Software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their application development project...
24 May 2013
New look for Windows Developer Center and Design.windows.com
So What is NEW at Design.windows.com ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to design.windows.com. It can empower designers when self-evaluating their app so they can better understand what is required and prioritize when they make need to make tough choices. Guidance links are...
16 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
UX/UI Design the benefits of building prototype, even if you have only initial sketches of your prototype.
This week I had a really interesting discussion/debate with a University lecturer on teaching user interface design and it took me back just to how things have changed since the mid-nineties. When I was a student a lot of CS courses which looked at interface ...read more
17 Apr 2013
Windows In Academia Presentations
On the 26th of March we held an event to help raise awareness of the opportunity of Windows 8 and Windows Phone within academic gaming courses. The intention of the event was to.. 1. Introduce the latest technology released by Microsoft 2. Present the ...read more
10 Apr 2013
What is your chosen UI/UX Design tool for concept meetings?
I was having a discussion at weekend and got into the discussion of client meeting and UI/UX workshops and got into discussing the great blogs by the Cooper teams. I am sure as part of your academic reading lists Alan Cooper, “ The Inmates are Running ...read more
18 Mar 2013
Guide to Developing Windows Store Applications in the Labs
Introduction In order to develop Windows Store applications, you need to use Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012. These are available to you in the labs, but there are a few steps you need to take in order to develop Windows Store applications in the labs ...read more
14 Mar 2013
Guest Post: How to develop your first Windows 8 App
by Marcus Austin at Firebrand Training The New Year is always a good time to make a fresh start in life, so why not choose to start this year by creating your very first Windows 8 app? What’s that? You don’t want to have to learn a new language or buy new development tools? Well relax because creating...
21 Jan 2013
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