Windows Azure for Research on LinkedIn & Twitter

Announcing the  Windows Azure for Research LinkedIn discussion group! The group will serve as an opportunity to connect and engage with researchers and domain experts to drive awareness of Microsoft Research and Windows Azure for Research. We’d like for you to be part of the community and discussions. What is the  Windows Azure for Research…

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Looking for HPC – Windows Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

HDInsight Services for Windows Azure is a service that deploys and provisions Apache™ Hadoop™ clusters in the cloud, providing a software framework designed to manage, analyze and report on big data. Data is described as "big data" to indicate that it is being collected in ever escalating volumes, at increasingly high velocities, and for a…

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Choosing the right cross-platform mobile framework

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a few hundred people at  Apps World on a session entitled Cross Platform Panel: Exploring Methodologies & Tools. This is a fascinating area as today’s modern app developers are now ultimately having to become more agile in their abilities and use the best tools available to…

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Imagine Cup 2014

Competitions We have three primary competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. General information on these competitions can be found on our website at http://www.imaginecup.com Here a quick summary of the 2014 competitions. World Citizenship: This category is most similar to past Imagine Cup contests which emphasized solving global problems in areas such as health, the…

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Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all…

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Managing Azure Academic Passes with the Azure Tracker Portal

What is Azure Tracker? Azure Tracker is a tool designed primarily with faculty and educators of students with Azure Educator grants. The tool allows users to manage and monitor student use to help optimize Windows Azure in their classroom. What can I do on Azure Tracker? The various sections of Azure Tracker are designed to…

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Microsoft Nokia AppCampus – What is required?

This week I have done a number of events including Games Marketing Europe where I was asked to present on the 6 Top Tips for Marketing your App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone you can see my deck below 6 Top Tips for Marketing Success for Your Apps from Lee Stott One of the…

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Kinect and Audio. How does the Kinect mic and audio array work?

Channel 9 have published a great interview with Principal Software Architect Ivan Tashev the content is at Channel 9 videos. Ivan who works at MS Research has been responsible for a number of MS audio devices from Kinect to Microsoft Round Table. Ivan talks about the differences between Kinect 1.0 and Kinect 2.0 some fascinating…

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Azure DataMarket getting access to free and premium data for apps/services

Have you ever wondered if there are anywhere you can get data and more importantly real data for apps and services. Is your One-Stop Shop for Premium Data and Applications with Hundreds of Apps, Thousands of Subscriptions, Trillions of Data Points which you can use in your apps/services. Windows Azure Marketplace for Data and apps…

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The Internet of Things

There’s a lot of buzz about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) One of the key areas I get asked most questions about in regards to students projects is the internet of things. This is a great topic for student and researchers based at Microsoft we have  huge passion for the Internet of Things over the…

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