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  • 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: Building Connected Apps

    By Andy Wigley , Technical Evangelist, Microsoft UK In the beginning, an app was just an app. You installed it onto your smartphone, ran it, it performed some useful or entertaining function, and then you closed it. And that was that – a nice, encapsulated experience, easily accessed and...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Gaming Opportunity Unleashed

    Traditional cloud gaming has been associated with streaming of game content only - well, things have really changed with the advent of apps. Many of today’s top apps and games have been truly unleashed as a result of today’s mobile platforms. For an app to be truly successful they need...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft billed as ‘visionary’ for Windows Azure

    By Dan Scarfe , Dot Net Solutions Recently Gartner released their magic quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Providers: http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1IMDMZ8&ct=130819&st=sb . It was fantastic to see Windows Azure placed in the visionary quadrant, outlining...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Want to create something new? A hackathon could fit the bill

    by Richard Conway , UK Windows Azure User Group In our day to day jobs it’s sometimes hard to find (or make) the time to really innovate. Hackathons can be a way to try new tech, learn from your peers and have some fun along the way. Some people enjoy them so much you’ll see them at nearly...
  • Blog Post: A roundup of Key //Build 2013 announcements

    http://www.buildwindows.com/         @bldwin Quick Links Session Recordings — Watch all the session recordings on-demand right now   Session Evaluations — Attended or watched a session? Tell us what you thought about it   Windows 8.1 Preview Download  ...
  • 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: Windows 8.1 //Build Announcement and resources Day 2

    If you have not yet watched today’s keynote, I encourage you to check it out on demand Today’s highlights: · Mobile & Web Cloud Experiences: The Windows Azure Team   announced the general availability of both Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Azure Web Sites as well as previews of new...
  • 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: One idea, a cup of inventiveness and Swapplr was born

    Vivek Doraiswamy and Riham Satti are students from Oxford University and the Co-Founders of Swapplr , a swapping and trading site for students using the latest Microsoft technology to help the student community and marketplace. “Take the TV! I don’t need it”. There it was. Eureka...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure as a Cloud Gaming Platform – half day technical briefing, Monday 1st July, 2pm, London

    This half day technical briefing is designed for developers, designers and architects in the games industry to help you explore the Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform, and discover how it can be used as a powerful and flexible cloud platform to extend and enhance your current games or the ones...
  • Blog Post: Unity step up their support for small Indies and Students by going FREE

      “The basic version of Windows Store will be free, so Win8 desktop/tablet/WP8 are all covered.  Also all users of Unity Pro will get the basic Windows Store product for free.” Andy Brammall, EMEA Biz Dev for Unity Announced by Unity is their support for small indies and students (as measured...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: //Build/2013 Conference See what's next • Learn from our engineers • Network with your peers

    The right content for your role There are hundreds of thousands of topics in the Dev Center, http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com . We know in any organisation discoverability and sharing of content is critical to success. So why not get to grips with this detail in person at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Rapid2D v1.3 C++ DirectX Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Dev has never been better!

    Rapid2D v1.3 introduces Rapid2D Pro which allows you to deploy to Windows Phone ! Now you can release your game onto desktop, tablets and mobiles with a single click! Y ou now have greater control over your game’s objects ; adjust the finer details of how they behave, right in the editor...
  • Blog Post: Get in the Game… Create some Games over summer with Construct2 HTML5/JS

    Scirra have teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8-based competition with some fantastic prizes ! Create a new game with Construct 2, or port an existing one, and successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by June 21st to be entered in to the competition. Allow a week for the store submission...
  • Blog Post: UNITY, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure

    Over the past few weeks with the Public Beta of Unity for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have had a number of questions about the opportunity of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and UNITY3D. Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed ...read more
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Gaming Technical Briefings

    Are you interested in the Cloud for gaming opportunities? Attend one of these FREE day technical briefings on the Windows Azure Platform, these briefings are  designed to help games companies explore the opportunities presented by Windows Azure as ...read more
  • Blog Post: Wondering where the best place to start when considering building Windows 8 games?

      The following blog is a great basis to start from when considering developing for Windows 8: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2013/03/22/developing-windows-store-games.aspx Another great link is: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows ...read more
  • Blog Post: Educators, Researchers your invited to join Windows Azure University Faculties!

      UK Educators and Researchers Microsoft provides grants for educators wanting to use Windows Azure in their curricula.  We want to hear from our members and offer them the access to join the following programme. Educators, Researchers your ...read more
  • Blog Post: Building an app for the Windows Store, iPhone, iPad, or Android and want an easy backend connection for storage, identity and push notifications, Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Furthering Windows Azure commitment to open source development, today, Microsoft announced  the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services.  Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication ...read more
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Getting started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Traditionally, connecting apps on devices such as Windows Phone with data in the cloud could be a headache, with the process becoming more complicated if we wanted to make the data available to other platforms such as IOS. In the later stages of 2012 though, the Windows Azure team released a preview...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and Azure at Derby University

      Guest blog by Gerald Haigh 18 February 2013 seeing first hand students achievements with Windows 8 in the curriculum. Anyone – teacher, parent, student – who thinks degree level computer programming must be a boring affair should have been with ...read more
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