Windows Azure–training for education developers in Brisbane

If you’re a developer, and you’re wondering how to start using cloud services to help build a more scalable, or more easily deployable application, then make a date for 10th December in Brisbane. Our developer evangelists are running a free three day workshop for Developers, Architects and Development Leads to learn about our Windows Azure…

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Final version – Free Windows 8 programming ebook

Less than a week ago, I wrote about the free Windows 8 programming ebook "Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript" from Microsoft Press. The link I gave then was to the second version, but five nights have passed, and Microsoft Press have now released the full and finished version. So if you’re…

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Update 4: Windows 8 apps for education

After last week’s launch of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface, it’s no surprise that there’s more interest in education apps. And there’s plenty of new Windows 8 apps for education being added to the Windows Store. I’ve actually got too many for one blog post, so I’m working on another blog post even as…

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Box Hill Institute of TAFE and the IT Academy programme

On Friday, I wrote about the fact that there are now more than 450 education institutions running as IT Academies in Australia, and so over the weekend I dug out a case study of one IT Academy, Box Hill Institute in Victoria. Box Hill Institute prepares students for Australia’s workforce by ensuring that they have…

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IT Academy in Australia–450 institutions delivering technology skills and certifications

According to the Australia Skills Gap Survey 2012, 7 out of 10 of organisations find it difficult to find individuals with the correct combination of both technical and generic skills. And we can help with that!  We have a program called Microsoft IT Academy which lets education institutions deliver global standard technical training to all…

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Updated – Free Windows 8 programming ebook

Those nice people at Microsoft Press released an update in August to their free ebook – it’s a preview version of “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript”. And it seems perfect timing to highlight it (being absolutely transparent, I didn’t read it when it came out, but I’ve started to read it…

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