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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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Kodu is Here!

Have you ever wanted to create your own game but don’t want to get your hands dirty with code? We now have the answer… Kodu! 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…