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We’ve recently set up a new facebook page which features a regular stream of student content including this blog! (in fact if you’re reading this on facebook then you probably don’t need to read on ;)) Please take a look at the site, become a fan and let us know what you think on our…

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Windows Azure Online Training for Students

This will probably be particularly interesting for those of you who read my previous post on free student access to Azure. ICS, our partner on this offer are running a series of online training sessions later this week specifically for students. Each session will cover the following: – Overview and demonstration of Windows Azure –…

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Imagine Cup 2010 – Compete Now!

On Monday we launched this years Imagine Cup competition in the UK. The Imagine Cup is the worlds largest student technology competition with thousands of the best and brightest students from around the world competing for the opportunity to represent their country at the international finals (this year to be held in Warsaw) and ultimately…

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Try Microsoft’s Cloud Platform for Free!

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform allowing you to build and deploy scalable .NET applications online. Cloud Computing is a hot topic and likely to be a key part of of many organisations IT strategy moving forward. As a student now is the time to learn more! We are making a limited number of…

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MSDNAA for IT Academies

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance is a subscription programme offered by Microsoft allowing non commercial educational institutions to access many Microsoft products for free for use in teaching and for direct distribution to their students. Normally there is an annual charge for the programme on a departmental basis but with IT Academy membership you get…

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YoHo Kablammo Sets Sail!

Some time ago I blogged about about an Imagine Cup Entry called Drizzle built by a bunch of guys at Huddersfield University. What I failed to mention is that they had previously built a game called Yo-Ho Kablammo which scored them second place in the Dream Build Play competition and a publishing contract for Xbox…

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Imagine Cup; UK Bags 1st Place in Short Film and 3rd in Games Development

We’re now all back from Cairo and fully recovered from the heat and sleep deprivation. The great news is that across the board the UK teams excelled with both the Short Film and Games Development making it on stage at the final. Our Short Film team (Fulham Four) were from the London Film Academy and…

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Student Celebration Day Videos

Just as we’re heading off to Cairo for the Imagine Cup worldwide finals I want to give you a flashback to the UK final event… Previously I published the slides from all of the Microsoft Research talks delivered on the day and now, finally I have the videos online! Getting from A to B: Fast…

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Cairo here we come…

Regular readers will know all about the Imagine Cup but for the uninitiated it is the worlds largest student technology competition which Microsoft runs annually. 2009 has been a bumper year for the UK with 14 students travelling to Egypt this Friday to represent the UK in the Software Design, Embedded Development, Games Development, Short…

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