Update to Microsoft DreamSpark

Today we made some exciting changes and improvements to DreamSpark, with the launch of a new site and rebranding of MSDNAA to Microsoft DreamSpark premium. Dreamspark DreamSpark is the first step for educators to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students by providing no cost access to professional-level development, design, and gaming…

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Windows Phone Curricula Resources DVD and Online resources

      DVD + On-line Windows Phone Programming in C# by Prof Rob Miles; WP7.5 update + extra modules This material contains a ten chapter textbook with labs, demos and step by step instructions on how to create Windows Phone 7 applications. 1st & 2nd Year Programming courses Introduction to Game Programming with XNA and…


Curriculum Resource Kits

The Faculty Connection Resource Kits contain information to assist you in developing course materials. The Kits are grouped by subject and provide links to curriculum material and resources such as presentations, labs, exercises, software tools, programming tutorials, academic papers, research talks and reference material plus source code, documentation, specifications and more. Curriculum Resource Kits Operating…


Kinect Hardware and Software release announced as 1st Feb 2012

The new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1st, 2012 at a suggested retail price of US $249. Kinect for Windows hardware will be available, in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and distributors. The price includes a one-year warranty, access to ongoing software updates for…


2012 Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance Conference

2012 Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance Preconference Hosted by the Microsoft Dynamics® Academic Alliance Associated with Microsoft Convergence 2012 (March 18-21) Preconference: March 17-18, 2012 Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX, USA Deadline for Refereed Paper Submissions: January 28, 2012 Deadline for Presentation and Panel Discussion Submissions: February 1, 2012 AIM AND OBJECTIVES The Microsoft Dynamics Academic…


TechEd Europe Summer 2012

The next Tech·Ed Europe will be held the week of June 25, 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the historical and picturesque city of Amsterdam. Confirmed pricing for academic rates is a follows which are a significant saving over the early bird and standard rates. Delegate – Academic Faculty and Student…


Windows Azure licensing via ESS for UK Institutions

Did you know your Institution could get access to Windows Azure Cloud Platform services via and existing Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement? The simple answer is YES.. from December 1st 2011, Windows Azure Platform services will be available as Additional Product under EES to Academic Customers. So if your interested in adding Windows Azure…


.NET Gadgeteer Useful Resources & Links

If your interested in developing new curricula in 2012, which will really stimulate your students then you need to have a look at  .NET Gadgeteer. The .NET Gadgeteer is an amazing  platform, so if your interested in teaching and inspiring students practically about electronics, microcontrollers, robotics and Computer Science. The .NET Gadgeteer is an ideal…


Welcome 2012 – 2011 The year of Kinect !

“We always overestimate change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten!” Bill Gates Well 2011 may well go down as one of those years where we all truly underestimated the pace of technology innovation with the phenomenal rise of  http://www.kinectforwindows.org/ . 2011 in…