Touch Mouse: From an idea to award-winning paper to amazing product

  For the past few weeks I have been getting to grips with my new Touch Mouse. Microsoft first unveiled the Touch Mouse, a new multi-touch device designed exclusively for Windows 7 that enables users to click, flick, scroll, and swipe at 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. The Touch mouse makes it easier and more…

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Welcome to F# 3.0

A developer preview of F# 3.0 was made available as part of the preview-release of Visual Studio 11 announced at //build/ in Los Angeles. F# brings a powerful, succinct, efficient and expressive language, which allows the user to write simple code to solve complex problems. F# is a productivity accelerator it is used by a…

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Price changes Microsoft Azure Storage

Effective immediately, Microsoft are lowering the price of Windows Azure Storage (from $0.15 to $0.14 per GB per month.) Additionally Microsoft are now offering volume discounts, which will give high-volume customers additional savings. All Windows Azure Storage customers will automatically receive the reduced storage price effective October 26, 2011. High-volume customers with regular usage are…

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Are you teaching Android or iOS mobile development? Consider porting your apps…

Many institutions are already teaching existing Mobile Development curricula using iOS or Android, some of you are now considering or starting to develop and implement Windows Phone curricula. For those of you teaching iOS and Android you may be interested in the tools Microsoft has developed for porting iPhone & Android apps to Windows Phone….

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Imagine Cup 2012

    “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.” The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world. While competing for cash and prizes,…

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Some nice tips on Mobile Application Design and layouts

           When your developing a mobile application how much time and effort do you spend on application design and user interface? Mobile development has been growing since the day Apple introduced iPhone. Mobile browser has never been so robust and to make your application stand out you need to make the additional effort on…

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Build Scalable Mobile Applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Did you know that you can build your next mobile app on Windows Azure? The process of building mobile apps is now easier than ever with the Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices. With support for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, these toolkits let you easily build apps that use Windows Azure cloud services. Cloud services…

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Preview of Windows 8 now available under MSDNAA

Preview Windows 8 Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, recently unveiled the touch-first user interface of Windows 8, along with a whole host of other new features. Be the first in your department to explore Windows 8 using the New Windows Dev Center. There you will find the Windows…

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Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program

2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program Microsoft Research is inviting nominations for its Faculty Fellowship program. The objective is to stimulate and support the research of promising individuals who have the potential to make a profound impact on the state-of-the-art in their research disciplines and to become future thought leaders. Don’t delay: The nominations and…

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New Curriculum Resources for Windows Phone Development

The Faculty Connection Resource Center is a multi-language collection including course outlines, textbooks, tests, labs, source code, and other materials developed by Microsoft or contributed by faculty worldwide. Highlighted below are some of the newest resources added this past month: Building Applications for Windows Phone 7.5 This introductory content covers how to create Windows Phone…

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