Moving on…

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve moved on to pastures new. I’m still at Microsoft but working as an Account Technology Strategist in our Enterprise Group. This means I work with our largest customers helping them realise value from their technology investments. It’s been a fun few years working with the…

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E3 – Exclusive Titles, Kinect (Natal) and New Xbox 360 Console

Earlier today we held our press briefing at the E3 conference and showcased a bunch of very cool stuff including our Christmas line up, Kinect (formerly project Natal) along with a raft of great launch titles and a brand new sleek and quiet Xbox 360 console which will be available in the shops very shortly….

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Office Web Apps now on SkyDrive

As of yesterday our new Office Web Apps functionality was made available as part of our free SkyDrive service. For those of you who aren’t already using SkyDrive – it’s our free cloud based file storage system which offers 25gb of space for you to store and share files. As if that wasn’t enough with…

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Want to work for Microsoft?

Are you a student with excellent technical skills and an ambition to work on world changing products? We might have just the job for you… The job descriptions and instructions on how to apply can be found in this doc. "You will find no other company with the sheer breadth of technologies, from Windows kernel,…

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Microsoft Certification – Academic Discount and Free ‘Second Shot’

Interested in gaining professional qualifications and differentiating yourself from fellow students? Then read on… Microsoft Certification offers you just that – an opportunity to demonstrate your technical ability to perspective employers and differentiate yourself from your peers. There are a wide range of certifications available – you can find out more about how they align…

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Imagine Cup software Design UK Final

Last week saw the UK final for the Imagine Cup Software Design Competition where we picked a team to represent the UK at the worldwide finals in Poland this summer. This year we partnered with five leading UK charities to work with the student teams to align real-world needs with top technical talent. A series…

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Free Microsoft Webcasts for Students!

        Just a quick post to let everyone know about a bunch of free webcasts aimed at students. The topics are: Internet Explorer 8 & Bing – 10th March Technology Trends: Women in Technology – 24th March Introduction to C# Programming – 7th April Technology Trends: Career Opportunities in Technology – 21st…

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Student Hosting with 123-reg.co.uk for £1!

Microsoft have teamed up with 123-reg.co.uk to offer UK students the chance to get themselves premium Windows based hosting with a free domain name for only £1 per month. You need an ac.uk email address and a voucher code to sign up. (You can request a voucher code here) Once you have a voucher code…

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Gold Partner Seeks Passionate Comp Sci Grads

CM Group a Microsoft Gold Partner focussed on content production to support products from major software companies including Microsoft are once again looking to recruit graduates with a passion for technology. In their words: “CM Group has created an environment that enables people to reach their full potential. Hard work is expected, but our graduates…

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Kodu for PC Technical Preview Available Free

Back in July I posted about Kodu and its availability of Xbox Live… “Kodu allows you to build games using traditional programming paradigms such as conditional statements and loops but without having to fire up Visual Studio. Basically you start with a blank world which you can customise, add characters and set up interactions.” The…

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