Wireframe, Mock-up, Prototype – getting your ideas shared

At present we are working with the Imagine Cup UK teams to ensure that have suitable prototypes and code ready to present at the World Wide Finals in July. As part of this I wanted to share some of the most popular tools and resources the teams are using to develop wireframe, mock-ups and prototype….

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Microsoft MakeCode.com Perfect for inspiration and starting a development journey

The Microsoft MakeCode team is proud to announce a great partnership with Adafruit Industries. Over the last several months the http://www.makecode.com team have been working together on a new educational physical computing experience that pairs Microsoft MakeCode with various boards and devices. MakeCode is perfect for inspiring the next generation of developer. One of the…

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Azure Resource Manager simply allows you to configure and implement your infrastructure with a JSON Template.

I had a very interesting meeting with a University recently,  who were interested in using ARM Templates to deploy their teaching and learning environments. Azure Resource Manager Templates simply allow you to configure your infrastructure within a JSON format. Which can then be deployed via Powershell script or directly from within the Azure Portal. Here…

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Imagine Cup 2017 UK National Finals–What a day it was

    Guest blog by Siddhartha Chaturvedi  from Microsoft Independent Software Vendor team at Microsoft UK Myself and David one of this year Imagine Cup UK Finalists.   A few weeks ago, we held the Imagine Cup 2017, UK Finals – and what a day it was! We saw a bunch of amazing ideas –…

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Getting Started with Azure Design Patterns and Azure ARM Quick start templates

  So one  the most common questions I get is how do I get started with designing and implementing Azure for my resources Here a few of my favourite resources 1. The Cloud Patterns and Practices The Patterns and Practices resource depicts common problems in designing cloud-hosted applications and design patterns that offer guidance. Click…

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MS Research Cambridge visit by Microsoft Student Partners

Guest blog by Mariam Elgabry, Microsoft Student Partner Lead at Imperial College London As a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Lead at Imperial College London, I got recognized and awarded “MSP of the month” for January 2017 for the most impact worldwide. With over 120 events organized by MSPs in 2017 I was excited to stand…

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Using Kudu and deploying apps into Azure

There are a number of ways to deploy your applications to Microsoft Azure Web Sites, there are also a number of ways to tie into the deployment process to aid you in Automation, Configuration, or Diagnosing issues with your deployment. One of the super fast ways of deploying your development to pre production or testing…

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Image Based Motion Analysis with Kinect V2 and OpenCV

Guest blog by  Edward Hockedy, 3rd year computer science student Introduction and project background I am a third year computer science undergraduate at Durham University, and recently finished my year-long project on image based motion analysis. Hand and body motion is becoming an ever more common form of human computer interaction. Analysing images provides lots…

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Microsoft Azure Cloud and Containers

  Manage containers on Azure There’s no need to change your existing management practices to move container workloads to the cloud. Use the application management tools you’re already familiar with and connect via the standard API endpoints for the orchestrator of your choice. Optimized container Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools…

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Microsoft Azure makes VMs Affordable for Everybody

Guest blog by Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud We are all very familiar with mass market economics: when things become available in abundance their prices tend to drop dramatically and they become affordable for everybody. And that’s the secrete of the just announced low-priority virtual machines (VMs) to reduce the cost of Batch workloads. Low-priority VMs make…

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