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  • 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: 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: TechEd Europe Live Streams 25th–28th June via Channel9 MSDN

      This week is full of events and announcements! From today, Madrid, Spain we will host of 1000s of IT Professionals and press from across Europe for a week of immersive content and technical demos during our annual TechEd Europe Conference . It all begins at 8:00 am GMT on June 25th. TechEd provides...
  • 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: Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start: Now available on demand

    Windows Azure Jump Start? Is now available on demand on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). This free, expert-led course will help you understand how to use Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, such as virtual machines and virtual networks to migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads...
  • 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: Cinder C++ now supports Windows 8 Store Apps/Games

    Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has been Microsoft's preferred rendering solution for...
  • Blog Post: New look for Windows Developer Center and

    So What is NEW at ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to 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...
  • 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 more
  • Blog Post: We love Windows 8. The live tiles and the ease of operation makes it a magical operating system to work with……..

    “We love Windows 8. The live tiles and the ease of operation makes it a magical operating system to work with…….. We are extremely proud of the Rapid2D engine and want as many developers, both professional and novice, to discover all the benefits of using 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 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: 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: 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 more
  • Blog Post: Student to Start-up Building Beautiful Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

    Location of event: Kingston University Penrhyn Road John Galsworthy Building Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2EE Date   Friday 17 th May - Saturday 18 th 4.30 pm With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Store’s you have a choice of control more
  • Blog Post: Getting started with the Game Starter Kit with Azure Mobile Services

    This kit includes all the basic functionalities to get a game published to Windows Store. Introducing The Game Starter Kit for Windows 8 with Windows Azure backend. One of the key challenges for student game developers is simply where to start. The purpose more
  • 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 Windows Phone Developer Resources Design more
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with UNITY and Windows 8

    If your institution has access to UNITY you need to join us for a Two day event, which will be  LIVE STREAMED on the 9th and 10th of  April 2013 This two day event Includes: Comprehensive introduction to Unity 3D Intro to Windows Store, Advanced more
  • Blog Post: Unity 4 open beta program for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8

    You can now enrol on the UNITY Windows Store apps Beta here . You can now enrol on the UNITY  Windows Phone Beta here . If you enrol in both the Unity 4 Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8 apps beta programs, you can develop games for the entire more
  • Blog Post: ZERO260 is a virtual training session on Construct2

    ZERO260 is a virtual training session , that will get you up to speed FAST with Windows 8 game creation. In just 2 hours, participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game. As you know I think  Construct2 by Scirra more
  • 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: 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 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 more
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