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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The world’s greatest startup – Career opportunities for Students

    I always get asked at any University or academic visit. How do I get a role at Microsoft? Here is an overview of the Microsoft programmes available. Students These are part time programmes to enhance your CV. These programmes are available to College and University Students in the UK - Microsoft Student...
  • Blog Post: Unity3D - Getting Started on Building/Porting to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

    Getting started with the basics for Unity The Unity Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general considerations and first steps Getting started on Windows Phone (663 KB) Getting started on Windows Store (720 KB) Porting to Windows tips Once...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark FREE Software for all learners and educators

    What is DreamSpark? www.DreamSpark.com is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. DreamSpark is simple: it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no...
  • Blog Post: Student to Educator – How Microsoft can inspire tomorrow's educators

    Guest Blog by - Dominic Langmead | University of Chester, my journey from a student to educator. My journey started in 2009, after leaving Scarborough Sixth Form College with 3 A Levels – Computing, Maths and German gaining A, D & C respectively. With this I decided I wanted to study Computer...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Marmalade Developer Day 19th Nov at Birmingham City Uni

    Marmalade and Microsoft along with Birmingham City University are hosting one of the largest Marmalade and Windows Phone 8 porting events in the UK and they would love to see you there! By attending this free one day event you’ll receive the latest information regarding Marmalade 7 and Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: UK's Largest Unity Porting Day 29th Nov 2013 Microsoft/Nokia/Unity

    Nokia, Microsoft along with Unity are hosting one of the largest Unity porting events in the UK and they would love to see you there! By attending this free one day event you’ll receive a whole host of rewards, the latest Nokia devices and app store marketing. Over the last 12 months we have seen the...
  • Blog Post: Register today for a Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) one-day events To maximise you chances of 20k- 50K euros funding

    The Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) are a series of one-day events designed to help you prepare your application for the AppCampus program and launch a successful mobile app or mobile game. This offers you an unmissable opportunity to pitch your ideas to people who understand the market, chat to...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2014

    Competitions We have three primary competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. General information on these competitions can be found on our website at http://www.imaginecup.com Here a quick summary of the 2014 competitions. World Citizenship : This category is most similar to past Imagine...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Nokia AppCampus – What is required?

    This week I have done a number of events including Games Marketing Europe where I was asked to present on the 6 Top Tips for Marketing your App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone you can see my deck below 6 Top Tips for Marketing Success for Your Apps from Lee Stott One of the most common question...
  • Blog Post: Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE

    In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Get your non technical students Publishing a Windows Phone App

    Great new app ideas aren’t worth much if you don’t get them out there. There is nothing more important to students than being to develop a suitable portfolio to get them ahead in future career aspirations. So with student getting back to University this week its key that they make the most of the FREE...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Imagine Cup 2014! Can the UK be No1 Again?

    Registrations for the  Imagine Cup 2014 are now officially open !  This is the 12 th year of Imagine Cup, and with that we are rolling out a new model which evolves the program to foster year-round engagement based on feedback we have received from institutions world wide. So what is new? The...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy–Your professional Virtual Learning Environment

    Have you joined MVA? MVA membership is FREE and you have access to over 200 expert-led courses across more than 15 Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, HTML5, C# App Development, and others. You can develop a personal learning path and get professional certified and skilled...
  • Blog Post: Heading back to School, College or Uni - Publish Your First Windows Phone App NOW!

    As a student you get a DreamSpark membership for FREE which give you access to tools like Visual Studio Professional and a membership in the Microsoft Dev Center you can submit applications for publication to all users of Windows Phone. Windows Phone is the best-designed mobile operating system with...
  • Blog Post: Project Spark

    For the past few months I have been having a good play with Project Spark and been really impressed with what can be achieved. I am really impressed how easy kids can pick this up and make some beautiful games. The experience and Project Spark got shared more widely at GamesCom Europe and here is a video...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 10 Reasons To Use Team Foundation Service

    I recently had an interesting discussion with Giles Davies, Giles is from Visual Studio UK Team @VisualStudioUK . The discussion was about group based projects and how academics and students could use technology to assist them in this task. So I asked Giles to write a short summary of what he believes...
  • Blog Post: Babylon.GameFX – a framework to build HTML5 WebGL games in a few lines of code

    With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview and IE11 you can now build and use WebGL games. WebGL can be used on any device in a very easy way, so it’s now a perfect solution for building cross platform browser/web based games. David Catuhe and David Rousset fellow Developer and Platform Evangelists...
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