XNA Creators Club codes in MSDN AA now

Andy has posted about XNA CC codes going into MSDN AA – great news if you are teaching games programming (or want to) and want to get your students building games on Windows and Xbox 360. XNA Creators Club Codes are now in MSDN AA!

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Imagine Cup Day on 5th June 2008 - Celebrating the best in UK student talent

It’s been a busy couple of months for the Imagine Cup and we have a good 200-odd students fighting it out for great prizes and the opportunity to travel to Paris (in style) to compete at the worldwide finals. And to celebrate the best year for the Imagine Cup in the UK we are going…

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Silverlight event for *UK* Academics - 12th March 2008

We are holding an event for UK academics (students supplying a .ac.uk email will be allowed to attend) at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes to help teaching staff understand Silverlight and how it can be applied in teaching. +  The event will have several sessions covering the following: Keynote on Microsoft’s web platform and overall…

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How to get your students registered for the Imagine Cup

We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from our faculty contacts about the Imagine Cup this year. Just to recap why it’s such a great year: More competition focus in the UK including great prizes Easier to get involved in the Software Design (just an idea to start). All your teams can enter rather than…

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Faculty: Promoting Imagine Cup to your students

We get a lot of requests from faculty to promote the Imagine Cup to their students. To that end, we’ve pulled together several resources that will make it easier to promote to your students. URL to promote to students to register http://www.microsoft.co.uk/uk/academia/imaginecup/2008/quiz/default.mspx (and www.imaginecup.co.uk) The Competitors Guide A glossy guide that helps students get started…

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Xbox 360 + Students + Paul Smith = Freeplay lounge and GamesCity event

  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend but it looked like a cracking event (pulled together mainly by Claire on our team!). A great event hosted by Nottingham council and Nottingham Trent University. We hosted a bunch of academics and students at two venues – a Paul Smith cinema and bar called Bluu to show…

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Are you interested in teaching Silverlight? Then read on...

Kate put up a post on our Academic blog around a new teaching program we are planning to roll out in the next couple of months and she is looking for feedback and a gauge of interest with any UK academics – specifically both our traditional audience of Computer Science/Engineering and those from a Design…

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MSDN AA System Administrator event in UK: 6 September. Register Now!

Back after a great week in the US attending the annual sales and marketing funfest that is MGX. I’ve come back really buzzed about the job I do and ready to make a big difference in the coming year. And what better way to start than an event for some of our most important customers…

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Microsoft UK Student page goes live - built on Silverlight

I haven’t been part of the development but it’s good to see this finally go live. We’ve been hankering for a 1-stop-shop for students wanting to see what Microsoft has to offer for ages and finally have it at: www.microsoft.com/uk/students It highlights: Windows Vista Windows Media Xbox and PC gaming Jobs Office 2007 Windows Mobile…

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