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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Partners by Stacey Ball

    As the new intern I thought I would start this issue with a bit about me and what you can expect to see in the Studentzine in the coming issues. Already I’ve been designing the new MSP Programme 2008/9 and have been looking forward to exciting new events, opportunities for you to get involved and brilliant...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2008 - Paris by Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist - http://blogs.msdn.com/edunhill

    Last week I was in Paris at the Worldwide Finals of the Imagine Cup, in this months article I'll introduce you to the competition, some of the best entries and the overall experience in Paris. So what's it all about? The Imagine Cup is the world's largest student technology competition and is open...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Telescope - Kris Athi (MSP)

    Unlock the star gazer in you... Today, Microsoft Research has released a cool new application that really is out of this world! WoldWide Telescope turns your desktop PC into an (almost) fully fledged telescope to help you unlock the star gazer deep inside itching to get out. Using the extremely intuitive...
  • Blog Post: ATTACK! ATTACK! Robots ahoy...

    Though not necessarily in name, robots have fascinated man for years. Just to make sure I wasn’t rambling on with nonsensical idiosyncratic nonsense, it seemed like a good idea to find a definition of the word “Robot”. From a quick search around and the dismissal of definitions that were too computer...
  • Blog Post: [Article(".NET Attributes")]

    There have been many articles on Attributes, so rather than go through the rigmarole of re-hashing a subject I have will give a quick introduction. After that I have knocked up a quick demo which will hopefully get you moving in the right direction! At the end is a list of useful resources. What are...
  • Blog Post: UK student? Want to be a Student Rep? Read on...

    By signing up to be a Microsoft Representative you won’t just get to find out about the best technology out there, you’ll actually get hold of it! Not only will you receive unique access to the representative portal that’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest technology – Windows Vista, Windows Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Paint Brushes out!

    Are you interested in the next wave of designer tools and want to get the low-down on what is happening with the industry? Creative Arts Magazine are holding an event on the 10th of May in Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Paul Newman, Senior Editor of Computer Arts magazine will be...
  • Blog Post: {Games++} - Games Development Day

    It’s finally here, Games Development Day has become {Games++} and we can now confirm the date and venue: // Wednesday 17th May 2006, from 10:00am to 5:00pm // Leeds University Union's Conference Auditorium Leeds Game Development Society ( http://gdsleeds.com/ ) and Microsoft have joined forces to...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup on The Register

    As you may or may not know, the winners of the UK Imagine Cup are blogging about their trials and tribulation on The Register-Developer ( http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/imagine_cup/ ). It’s been interesting so far to see what the boys have been up-to and we have got a lot out of it. So waht about the...
  • Blog Post: Academic Papers and Search

    When you start researching projects for university; or even when you have a question on some arcane titbit of knowledge that a research in the deepest darkest chad has discovered and there is no way that you can contact him - what better way than to get your hands on the knowledge than search it down...
  • Blog Post: UK Student MSDN Newsletter!

    The next newsletter is just finishing its editing round and is being put together by our magical newsletter gnomes*. So if you are interested in the CLR, Decompilation of .NET/C# or want to here about the newest competitions / prizes point your browser to http://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/students...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to the CLR

    The CLR The Common Language Runtime (CLR) coupled with the Common Type system (CTS) provides the basis for numerous languages to work on the .NET Framework. But what is the CLR? It is an environment that compiles and runs executable code similarities to the Java Runtime. The CLR Performs its compilation...
  • Blog Post: A Personal Review of F# by Adnan Osmani Microsoft Student Partner

    When I first heard about F# - the new functional programming language from Microsoft, I thought it was going to be yet another deviation of Haskell. Haskell is one of those languages developers rarely use again once they’ve left University. However, having finally gotten around to using F#, I think some...
  • Blog Post: Logic Puzzle!

    Have been musing about various logic puzzles latelty and thought I would open one up to the audience, so here it goes! The Bus Riddle: You live 5 minutes away from a bus stop, the bus waits at the stop for 30 seconds every 10 minutes. You wake up early one morning and have no idea what time it...
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Winners on the BBC!

    Was browsing through my usual RSS feeds when I noticed something a bit closer to home! The UK Imagine Cup Winners on the BBC News website Was a good little article with some juicy quotes from our very own Kevin McDaniel! What more do I need to say?! The Article Hulls Computer Science Blog
  • Blog Post: UK Imagine Cup Boy Discovered!

    Ever heard of Jo Hemmerlein? Neither had we, until the other day he dropped the UK academic team a hello. Quote from Jo’s e-mail: “… obviously someone came up with the idea to give the Imagine Cup UK a face ( http://www.microsoft.com/uk/academia/imaginecup/2006/default.mspx )... so I couldn't resist...
  • Blog Post: T in the Park or Reading Festival Anyone?

    Win £100 worth of entertainment vouchers - Sign up to the Student News today You could win the chance to see the concert, comedy or festival you want. Subscribe to the Microsoft student newsletter before 8 April 2006 and you will be entered into our latest free prize draw. It’s that easy. See here...
  • Blog Post: Have I got news for you!

    Imagine Cup UK Finals 06, first hand review and results! Arriving at St. Anne’s Manor, after what can only be described as the most tedious taxi journey of my life, I was looking forward to meet the teams who would be fighting it out to be this years UK Imagine Cup Finalists. Fame, fortune, X-Box...
  • Blog Post: A Fibonacci Solution in Monad!

    Little did I know, but one of my compatriots cracked my mini-challenge to re-implement the fib. sequence in MSH using recurssion! If you are interested, jump over to his blog and check out the solution : Warning: Solution!
  • Blog Post: Newsletter Unplugged!

    After a bumper edition of the student newsletter, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of the content that was sent out to all our student subscribers, in true b3ta style, woo yay hoopla! ^_^ So this blog post is a link to some of the fun and funky stuff in the newsletter, suggestions...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    Just dropping a quick reminder to anyone who entered the 'Win a X-Box 360' student newsletter competittion, ( it only took an e-mail to enter!) that the results are in. The results will be in the next studentzine which will be out sometime today (it's in the oven, getting hard baked). So make sure you...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360s – What do you think

    Sara Barsley, President of Derby University Computing and Gaming Society reviews the new Xbox 360 On Wednesday 14 December, Derby University’s Computing and Gaming Society was given the opportunity to test 4 Xbox 360s. The games available to play were Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, King Kong, Condemned...
  • Blog Post: More Hints, Tips & Info for Imagine Cup

    Hello, Hope things are going well! :-) Here is some more important information for you around the Software Design Challenge - let us know if you have any questions at uksdc06@microsoft.com Many of you will be already thinking about what you need to do if you are deemed a UK Top 10 Finalist ... If so...
  • Blog Post: Want to meet the UK finalists for the Imagine Cup 2006?

    Your invitation to The Imagine Cup UK Final Event The UK Software Design Challenge (SDC) is the most high profile challenge of the Imagine Cup 2006 and, for the fourth successive year, is set to pitch some of the UK’s most talented teams of young technologists against each other in a bid to create...
  • Blog Post: How many web services does it take a blogger to change a light bulb?

    Answer : 5 Blog Engine: To post that they will change a light bulb Search Engine: To find instructions on how to change a light bulb Technorati: To see if they are the first blogger to change a light bulb Flickr / MSN Spaces: To post the pictures of the new light bulb and the broken one Live.com:...
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