Marmalade and Windows Phone

On the 19th of Nov we ran a dedicated day for developers building Windows Phone apps using Marmalade Marmalade Windows Phone Offer https://legacy.madewithmarmalade.com/wp8/faq https://www.madewithmarmalade.com/offers/wp8 Here are some video for those who could attend the event.. Building your first Marmalade App for Windows Phone 8 In this video you’re going to learn how to build a…

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Downloading Software from DreamSpark.com with Secure Download Manager

Secure Download Manager The Secure Download Manager (SDM) is Kivuto’s proprietary software program for managing the secure download of files from DreamSpark.com and institutions DreamSpark ELMS Stores. When you download software with the new SDM for the first time, you will be prompted to download and install the SDM on to your computer. You will…

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The world’s greatest startup – Career opportunities for Students

I always get asked at any University or academic visit. How do I get a role at Microsoft? Here is an overview of the Microsoft programmes available. Students These are part time programmes to enhance your CV. These programmes are available to College and University Students in the UK – Microsoft Student Partner – https://www.microsoftstudentpartners.com/…

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Unity3D – Getting Started on Building/Porting to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Getting started with the basics for Unity The Unity Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general considerations and first steps Getting started on Windows Phone (663 KB) Getting started on Windows Store (720 KB) Porting to Windows tips Once you get the basics, read our porting tips that pinpoint what…

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Storage Powered by the Cloud – FREE StorSimple Webinar 20th Nov 2013

Many organisations in the UK Public Sector are looking to do more take cost out of their basic IT operations and increase efficiencies since the Comprehensive Spending Review as they try to do more with less.  All organisations are keeping more and more data both for regulatory purposes. Cloud integrated storage promises to provide the…

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DreamSpark FREE Software for all learners and educators

What is DreamSpark? www.DreamSpark.com is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. DreamSpark is simple: it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in…

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Windows 8 Pinned sites – make your web site look like a Windows 8 app

One of the neat little feature of Windows 8 is the ability to pin Web Pages to the start screen through IE 11. Here a great example of the pinned wpcentral site on Windows 8 This is what it looks like on my start screen as large tile Instructions for uses on how to use…

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Getting to grips with the Cloud – FREE Azure Webinar Series for educators and researchers

The cloud is becoming more and more useful in education. There are stunning examples of academic research which are pushing the boundaries of data intensive science. Some of these great examples include the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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Installing XNA on Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2012

Guest blog by Simon Grey Lecturer in Games Development Studies at the University of Hull XNA is a great framework for creating games, and we use it as a tool to motivate students to learn how to program whilst creating great games at extra-curricular events such as the three thing game. For us, a tools…

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Student to Educator – How Microsoft can inspire tomorrow educators

Guest Blog by – Dominic Langmead | University of Chester, my journey from a student to educator. My journey started in 2009, after leaving Scarborough Sixth Form College with 3 A Levels – Computing, Maths and German gaining A, D & C respectively. With this I decided I wanted to study Computer Science, initially with…

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