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    Change forever the way you think about digital photos with Photosynth

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    By James O'Neill, IT Pro Evangelist There's a problem that's always bugged photographers: you can only get so much in a photo . The camera is at one point in 3D space, aimed and focused on another point in 3D space. and has a given angle of view. Now...
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    Express yourself with Popfly

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    By Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist This year Microsoft has released a raft of products for the less technically minded from the Expression Suite to our latest offering; Popfly. Popfly is an online tool used to build and share mashups, gadgets...
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    Getting Started with Silverlight Streaming

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    By Ian Moulster, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Ltd. One of the great things about the internet is how easy it is to share stuff these days: your photographs, your (hopefully legal) music, your videos, your thoughts and experiences. In fact, people...
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    A Year in the Life of an MSP

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    By Ben Hall, Microsoft Student Partners This year I was lucky enough to be selected as a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) representing the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout the year Microsoft holds various exclusive MSP events, each at a different...
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    Standing Out from the Crowd

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    By Ian MacGillivray, Microsoft Student Partner I really feel sorry for employers these days – it seems everyone’s coming out of university with a 2:1 in their field, and when you’re faced with a hundred applicants, all with the same degree, it can...
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    .NET Evolved

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    By Paul Kiddie, Microsoft Student Partner This year has been a great year for developers with the general release of the .NET Framework 3.0 that provides a new set of APIs to produce visually stunning client applications with the Windows Presentation...
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    My Life with Windows Mobile

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    By Kevin Pfister, Microsoft Student Representative Like most students I crave the latest gadget, the definitive upgrade to which I can dedicate the next few months figuring out how to use. Well, after using a Windows Mobile 5 device now for a while...
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    The 'E' Stands For 'Everywhere'

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    By Matt Duffin. If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter and followed last issue’s article about creating Windows Vista TM Sidebar Gadgets , then you probably unwittingly picked up a bit of JavaScript on the way. Well, this time I’m not going...
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    Honey, I Supersized the House!

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    By Will Perry, Microsoft Student Partner. I need to get something off my chest. I’m a technophile. I love the idea of the home of the future – where everything is integrated, where your TV does more than just let you watch big brother and your phones...
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    Student Zine Competition 3rd Place: Vista Takes Off!

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    By Amin Islam, Microsoft Student Partner. Microsoft launched its long awaited Windows Vista operating system on the 30th January 2007, in what is the latest edition to the Microsoft Windows family. Expectations of the new operating system were high...
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    Student Zine Competition 2nd Place: SuperFetch

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    By Paul Kiddie , Microsoft Student Partner. Like a lot of students, I think access to information at the fastest speed possible is incredibly important. With the arrival of Microsoft Windows Vista, access to information has been greatly improved...
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    Student Zine Competition 1st Place: Bitlocker

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    By Chris Archer , Microsoft Student Representative. "This morning, customers of Acme Plc are being advised to ‘stay calm’ after an employee’s laptop was stolen, containing personal information on thousands..." In an age where our lives are defined...
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    Example Imagine Cup Round 1 Entry

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    Are you interested in the Imagine Cup , Microsoft's annual technology competition for students from across the globe? Perhaps you've registered on the Imagine Cup website, or have been at a University where Matt Duffin and Stuart Leddy have given a presentation...
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    IronPython = Python + .Net Framework

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    By Ben Hall , Microsoft Student Partner. This article is going to discuss IronPython. IronPython is an open source project which has implemented the Python language on the CLR to work with the .net Framework allowing developers to take advantage of...
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    Getting Gadgeting: The Usefulness and Creation of Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets

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    By Matt Duffin . With Windows Vista Business Edition now available on MSDN AA (see elsewhere in this article for more information on MSDN AA), I'm going to use a couple of articles to focus on some of the new features of Vista that can be used to add...
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    The LINQ Effect: Unifying and Extending Data Access

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    By Matt Duffin. So, you’re creating an application… no surprise there. As part of that application, you need to retrieve data from a database, read configuration settings from an XML document and manipulate in-memory data structures. All of these...
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    Ten Things to Try: Windows Vista

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    By Matt Duffin. 1. The final version is just on the horizon, but if you haven’t got it already (where have you been?), download Windows Vista RC (Release Candidate) 1 at the following URL: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/download...
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    Invasion of the Robots!

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    By Matt Duffin. In July’s issue of the newsletter, we introduced you to the Invasion of the Robots Contest and its British counterpart, Team Britbot . These competitions invite you to create a conversational robot, or ‘bot’, that can be used with MSN...
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    ATTACK! ATTACK! Robots ahoy...

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    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...
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    [Article(".NET Attributes")]

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    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...
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    World Cup Madness - Soccer Scorecard

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    Here's a little thursday fun for you to share with your friends and family. Follow your favorite teams and players during the FIFA World Cup tournament with Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard. This fun program allows you to access all the latest tournament news...
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    UK student? Want to be a Student Rep? Read on...

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    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...
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    Paint Brushes out!

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    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...
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    {Games++} - Games Development Day

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    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...
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    It’s an Online Treasure Hunt!!!!!!!!!!

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    Q1 : Clue: What planes do… Riddle: Looked far and wide, Around the bend, Over the hill, And back again. One word was used, First Highlighted Blue, Used to be Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Synonyms could be right too… Q2: a) An interesting...
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