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November, 2005

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    How to queue like an Englishman!

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    The 360 launch spirals ever closer in the UK and I for one have not got an X-Box 360 pre-ordered! Instead I shall be taking part in the age old English tradition of queuing. As to promote the beneficial aspects of queuing I have compiled my own list of...
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    X-Box 3L337 skillz

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    With the launch of the X-Box 360 now is the perfect time to show off your 3L337 skillz to the world check out this simple way to embed your Gamer Card into a web page. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/embedgamercard.htm
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    Taking the red pill or forgetting to!

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    As mentioned in the last blog entry on the Imagine Cup software design competition in the UK this is the first of a series of posts about the challenges which ordinary people face in leading healthy lives and the challenges which face the healthcare industry...
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    Bill Gates, Einstein and Beckham?

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    What do Bill Gates, David Beckham and Einstein all have in common? Watch this little video from the UK Academic team to find out! http://www.studentpartner.com/Imagine_Students.wmv Ian (Currently Good Sheep)
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    Features Video!

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    Who better to tell you about their favorite features in the .NET 2.0 Base Class Libraries than a couple of program managers?! Check out this video for some hidden gold features of .NET 2.0 http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en...
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    What's My IP?

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    Ken Getz has written a cracking little article on getting a users IP address via web-services! Sounds like a novel approach to a classic problem. http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/12/AdvancedBasics/default.aspx
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    Messenger Activity SDK

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    Thought that MSN Messenger could do with extra functionality that gives you a back massage whilst chatting? If you haven’t seen it yet, get your hands on the Messenger SDK and start dev-ing. If that wasn’t enough, there is a competition to win an Alienware...
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    Visual Studio Add-ins

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    For all you Chaps using Visual Studio 2005 this is a great list of add-ins that will really help your productivity. I especially like the one that auto generates useful comments! http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/12/VisualStudioAddins/default...
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    Keeping Track of Time

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    Keep track of all the different projects, lectures and parties that are going on at one time can be a real mission. Follow Adrian Kulp in another coding4fun article on creating a time management application. http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/inthebox...
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    360 Blasts Off

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    Look like Microsoft’s X-box 360 has got off to a great start with people queuing through the night to get their hands on the latest console. Can’t wait till mine turns up, though I seem to be the only person playing King Kong in the office! Check out...
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    Quiz Rare on 360

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    Using our super powers of persuasion and charm we have managed to bag an interview with one of the lads from Rare, creators of the Perfect Dark Series. Best of all, we want your questions! Send them to t-ians@microsoft.com and check out the Student Newsletter...
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    Ideas...we've got lot loads of em!!

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    The theme of this year's Imagine Cup Software Design competition is 'Imagine a world where technology enables people to lead healthier lives' and through conversations with many of the teams forming for this year's competition we are hearing loud and...
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    Hands off my mobile!

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    Mobile development is hot at the moment, and with Windows Mobile 5 another log was thrown on the fire. Interested in learning what Mobile 5 has to offer with its new APIs? Follow this Hands-on lab and you will be on the bleeding edge in no time! ...
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    Win $5,000 in the Amazon and Visual Studio 2005 Developer Contest:

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    Build an innovative and entrepreneurial application using Visual Studio 2005 with Amazon Web Services and you could win the grand prize: $5,000! The closing date is 31 December 2005 and you have to be over 21. The first 100 entries will receive an Amazon...
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    Want to win a 30 Pounds Amazon gift voucher?

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    Get Express! And a £30 Amazon voucher with it! Download and register your Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition between 7 November 2005 and 16 December 2005, you could be in for a chance of winning a gift voucher worth £30 in our UK free prize draw. This...
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    Pythons in Microsoft?

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    IronPython is an implementation of the Python program language in .NET. What I found really interesting is that Python is a dynamic, object-orientated language, and how scripts can be run dynamically! Watch this great video with Jim Hugunin as and...
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    They did what with it?

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    It's true - not only did AnandTech get an Xbox 360 before me, but they performed an autopsy. Ugggh. See the carnage here: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2610
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    Internships at MSR in Cambridge

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    Microsoft Research in Cambridge has released news about the next round of their prestigious internship programme. The heavily subscribed programme attracts the best students from across Europe and recruitment is just beginning for 2006. Please see: http...
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    Internships at Microsoft in Redmond in the USA

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    Sometimes you just have to experience something to really understand it. An internship with Microsoft in the USA is one of those opportunities and the team is starting to think about summer 2006. The competition is very tough but the experience is unparalleled...
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    Updated Mint Source

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    If you haven't noticed Mint Source got a minor update! If you are having any problems such as HTML Characters displaying, grab the newest version from http://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/mintsource Ian ( Currently Sheep Curator )
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    XBOX 360 - new games and old games

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    Attention gamers - we've just announced a *huge* line-up of launch titles for the 360: More than 25 titles have been guaranteed for launch (see http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox360games.htm ). Now all you need is the console :( Big news this week...
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    Pen is mightier!

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    Aren't tablet PC's great?! You can write on them, take notes at lectures (thanks OneNote), and squiggle interesting picture. Though this is great, I have a couple of great ideas that I would like to use the pen for… Luckily the Microsoft Mobile Development...
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    Project Hoshimi Webcasts - get the lowdown!!

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    MSDN Webcast : Project Hoshimi: Getting Started With the Project Hoshimi SDK (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200) http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?eventID=1032285950&Culture=en-US Start Time: Monday, November 14, 2005 12:00 PM ...
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    Have a Top Tip?...Win an Xbox

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    The UK Academic team wants to offer you a way to get your hands on a great Xbox Video Game Console just in time for Christmas. So what do you have to do? First things first, sign up to the UK Studentzine https://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/studentzine...
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    Windows Live!

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    Have you heard of Windows Live? http://www.live.com is the location of the newest Microsoft web service. Live.com also provides facilities for developers to create gadgets and customize their online experience, check out http://start.com/developer/ ....
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