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January, 2006

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    Win an Xbox 360 competition closing soon - enter NOW

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/ukstudentzine/archive/2005/12/19/505421.aspx The competition closes on the 27th January at midnight, chances are high of winning as number of entries has been low to date. Don't make us take it home and play lots of Project Gotham...
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    How to enter the UK Imagine Cup - Easy as...

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    Ian and I accomplished our goal of doing the minimum amount of work to complete the Round 1 submission for entering the UK Imagine Cup - Cheating the Imagine Cup.... Timeline of day: 09.00AM - We arrive, get Starbucks and grab a meeting room 09...
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    Microsoft Designer Tools now available as a CTP

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    Microsoft WinFX technology is going to provide a framework on which to build the next generation of Windows applications with exciting, revolutionary user interfaces that will elevate user experience (UX) to the next level. One key to that is enabling...
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    Leading the search for the next Bill Gates!

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    Demonstrating what can be achieved with .NET and its use in large enterprise systems or as a platform for new technology start-ups is something that can be done with whitepapers, evidence, demonstrations, testing but what isn’t always shown is how much...
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    Cheating the Imagine Cup...

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    ...well sort of! :) Ian and I are about to embark on a journey hopefully many of you students out there will be on as well, competing in the Software Design UK competition of the Imagine Cup. Ian and I thought it would be a laugh and a big help to...
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    SHEEP INVADES Microsoft UK! & Win a 360

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    It was a typical morning in Thames Valley Park, the UK Headquarters of Microsoft. Business men talked margins, developers talked Hex and all was peaceful. An overwhelming smell of fresh grass and drops of sunlight sprinkled the air. No one realized what...
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    Bug Hunt!

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    Pedantic literary types love to dissect the simplest of English phrases and run amok with their often trivial corrections! So, what does the computer world have to rival the unfaltering persistence of these chaps? Bug finders! What takes more patience...
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    What’s in a name?

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    Choosing a name for your Imagine Cup team can be a complex, and important decision. The following is a few tips to get you going: Relevant – The name should tell your audience what the product does in a succinct way! Catchy – When people see...
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    Games Resources and all that jazz...

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    Having played my X-Box 360 to death over Christmas (yes I finally got one!), and in the process forgetting all my coding skills, it was time to give the brain a bit of post-holiday clean out. What better way than to get the low-down on Direct-X programming...
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    UPDATE: (DVDGone) PDC post conference DVD up for grabs...

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    ...to the first UK reader to email in to ukacinfo@microsoft.com (please supply a postal address). I have a spare copy and the wealth of technology that is coming down the line I would like to spread the knowledge to any of the 5 readers of Mint Source...
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