Student Technology Day Videos Now Online

On 1st of October at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank, London we hosted an awesome event with Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) keynoting and a host of other top speakers flanking him. We’ve now got all the sessions online so if you couldn’t make the event you can find out what you missed…

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Inspiration Tour back on the Road

Yesterday saw the first of this academic years Inspiration Tour events at Bradford University. This year we’re running two sessions; one focusing onrich application development using Silverlight/WPF and the other on XNA games development. The content is designed to introduce these technologies and give an insight into their commercial application (with lots of cool demos…

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Free eLearning for Microsoft Certification

Ever fancied getting some more letters after you name and improving your job prospects when you leave uni? Then Microsoft certification is for you! We’re making a whole bunch of official eLearning content available to students for free through the IT Academy Student Pass programme. These courses will give you everything you need to learn…

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Getting Started with DeepZoom

I’ve done a few events recently and showed off a new Microsoft technology called DeepZoom which is powered by Silverlight. DeepZoom allows you to publish incredibly hi-res images online (potentially we’re talking terrabytes) allowing users to access them without first having to download the entire image. It does this by creating multiple versions of the…

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Photosynth goes live!

From today Photosynth is publicly available so you can not only view others ‘synths’ but create and upload your own using the free Photosynth tools. Photosynth is a new technology which allows you to stitch a collection of digital photos of a location or object into a 3D, 360 degree experience. Each synth is created by…

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Imagine Cup UK Finalists Touch Down in Seattle

Part of the prize for winning the UK finals of the Software Design competition of the Imagine Cup was a trip to our head office in Redmond to work with the Popfly team. Dom and Ben flew out on Sunday night and from the video Ben’s just posted on his blog it looks like they’re…

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New XNA Mini Game Available

Video: XNA Creators Club Online: Movipa Mini Game   The XNA team just announced a new mini game called Movipa. Its basically a jigsaw game where you have to reorder the pieces to make the image complete the cool thing is it uses animations rather than static images. The game is available for free and…

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Live Mesh Now Available to UK Users

You’ve probably all heard something in the IT press about Live Mesh over the last couple of months well now you have a chance to go try the tech preview yourselves! Sign up is now open to UK users and if you already have a Live ID then all you need to do is go…

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Sell your XNA Games with Xbox LIVE Community Games!

Over the last couple of weeks there have been some exciting announcements trickling out through the official XNA blog… Firstly the release of Schizoid the first game built using XNA to be published on Xbox LIVE Arcade – from the official site: "Cooperative gameplay is redefined in the fast-paced and unique Schizoid! Control red and…

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Imagine Cup ’08 Closes and ’09 Begins

This afternoon we had the prizegiving for the Imagine cup ’08 in Paris where next year’s venue and theme were announced. Next year we will be hosting the competition in Egypt and the theme will be anything that addresses one or more of the UN Millennium Development Goals (opposite). Hopefully the theme will give everybody…

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