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    Imagine Cup on The Register

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    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...
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    Academic Papers and Search

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    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...
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    UK Student MSDN Newsletter!

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    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...
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    A Personal Review of F# by Adnan Osmani Microsoft Student Partner

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    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...
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    Developer Developer Developer Days

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    On Saturday 3rd June Microsoft will be hosting, at our UK campus, the UK .NET community who get together periodically to talk about the wonderful world of .NET and learn about the latest trends and technologies in the .NET stack! What is really cool...
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    Logic Puzzle!

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    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...
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    UK Imagine Cup Winners on the BBC!

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    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?! ...
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    UK Imagine Cup Boy Discovered!

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    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...
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    T in the Park or Reading Festival Anyone?

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    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...
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    Have I got news for you!

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    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...
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    A Fibonacci Solution in Monad!

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    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!
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    Newsletter Unplugged!

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    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...
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    CIDER to help the XAML go down - An introduction to CIDER from the Doctor!

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    Dr. Andy Sithers writes a great article on XAML and CIDER. The Article! From the newest student newsletter!
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    The results are in!

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    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...
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    Imagine Cup Email - 9 Days To Go

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    Only 9 days to go to the Round One deadline! If you have already completed & submitted your Round One entry for the Software Design Challenge - well done! Remember to take a look at the previous two communications (listed below on from Mint...
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    Presenting at the UK Imagine Cup finals - oh my....

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    Nearly every Computing degree in the UK requires, at some point, students to get up in front of their peers and lecturers and talk about a piece of work or project they have completed towards their degree mark. Having been one of those students and had...
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    More Hints, Tips & Info for Imagine Cup

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    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...
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    Hints and Tips for creating your poster presentation for the Imagine Cup UK SDI

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    Following on from the day when Ian and I ( http://blogs.msdn.com/ukstudentzine/archive/2006/01/26/517825.aspx ) attempted to prove how easy it is to enter an idea into the UK Imagine Cup competition I have sat down and very quickly taken the sample poster...
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    UK Imagine Cup Email Reminder to student competitors

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    Thanks for signing up to the Imagine Cup Software Design Challenge (SDC) - here is some important information you should be aware of & action as soon as possible. If you have any questions then please email uksdc06@microsoft.com Wishing you the very...
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    Sheared!

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    Whats blue, white and read all over?! The Mint Source blog! FYI: The ukstudenzine blog has been sheared, and in its place has come to be: The Mint Source blog. Under its new guise and leadership on Mint Source the blog will hopefully become full...
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    Want to meet the UK finalists for the Imagine Cup 2006?

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    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...
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    Make Some Noise - Adding sound to your VB application

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    Brad McCabe writes a great introduction to using sounds in .NET. He discusses the use of asynchronous and synchronous calls to play wav, as well as utilizing the Windows Media Player SDK. http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/01/AdvancedBasics...
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    How many web services does it take a blogger to change a light bulb?

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    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...
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    Things you should know about C# 2.0

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    When developing an application there are often many ways to tackle a problem. The below link is a great introduction to a few concepts that any good C# developer should learn. Not only will they improve your productivity but they will also influence the...
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    Get your electric beaters out!

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    MIX 06 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the rise of Web 2.0.0.1, AJAX, Atlas with a competition. Turn the oven onto pre-heat; and I will get you clued-up. What is MIX 06? The web is evolving and new versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox...
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