Imagine Cup Update

Both our Software Design and Embedded development teams put in a sterling effort but unfortunately neither progressed to the final. At least we can take consolation in the quality of the entries that did progress, the quality of work produced by our international peers is outstanding. The format of the photography competition is slightly different…

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Imagine Cup Grand Final, Paris

Over the past couple of weeks our UK finalist teams have been spending every waking hour preparing for the Imagine Cup final where they’ll be tested to their limits and ultimately have the opportunity to win the worlds largest and most prestigious student technology competition. This year the Imagine Cup’s theme is focused on maintaining…

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Make a video about S+S and win a trip to Macau

This is a great opportunity for any budding film makers out there… All you need to do is use information from this page to write a script, film a creative video and submit it online and you could be jetting off to Macau! To find out more and check out the T&Cs visit bringitalltogether.asia Thanks…

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Introduction to Web Development; Popfly Input Blocks

In this the last in a series of five articles on Microsoft Web Development we look at creating an input block to allow your web service to be used in Popfly. Building our block For the purpose of this tutorial we will implement a block that will take XML data (in the form of an…

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Inspiration Tour Wrap Up Video

Regular readers of this blog will know that a huge amount of my time this year was dedicated to taking new technologies on the road and showing students how to get started with them. In the end we travelled over 15,000 miles to speak to 4000 students at 60 UK universities! We thought it would…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Now Available

The Beta 2 of Silverlight v2 is now available adding a bunch of new features to .NET based SL development. Scott Guthrie has put together an awesome post detailing all the new stuff. Everything you need is available on the official Silverlight website so there’s no time like the present to go and have a…


Create Your Own Screencasts the Easy Way

Microsoft Office Labs recently launched a new service called Community Clips allowing users to create and share ‘how-to’ videos about Microsoft Office. The cool thing is as part of the service they have created a free screencasting tool that is very easy to use. All you do is install it, click record and it will…


Microsoft Student Partner Application Deadline Extended to 30th June

The Microsoft Student Partner Programme allows the brightest student technology enthusiasts from UK universities the chance to engage with Microsoft to get the most out of our technologies and get some great ‘real world’ experience on their CVs. Because we know this time of year is difficult for students with exam periods and coursework deadlines…


Imagine Cup Games Dev Videos

Now that the deadline for the Games Development invitational of the Imagine Cup has passed I thought I’d share the videos that the UK teams made to promote their games: These guys pulled out all the stops and produced some awesome games here, now we’ve just got to wait for the results of the judging…

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Introduction to Web Development; Silverlight and SQL

In the fourth in a series of five articles exploring Microsoft Web technologies we’ll look at implementing a Silverlight front end for our SQL database/WCF Web Service. Prerequisites For this tutorial you will need Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above and the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Tools for Visual Studio 2008. Both items are available…