A quick review of 2012..

To celebrate the last year Microsoft has put together a video to highlight the 12 biggest moments of 2012. 2012 has been a pretty epic year in the UK with the Royal Jubilee, Royal Wedding and people everywhere sharing two weeks of inspiration during the London Olympics. 2012 has been a momentous year at Microsoft,…

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TEACH WHAT THEY CRAVE Cloud Computing, Introduce students to and educate them in the new computing paradigm

Windows Azure Storage pricing has been reduced and two key Windows Azure Active Directory features are now offered at no charge. In addition, the Windows Azure Media Services Encoding Reserved Units preview is now available. Windows Azure Storage Effective December 12, 2012, we announced another price reduction for Windows Azure Storage by 28%. This follows…

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Think Computer Science 2012

On the 11th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford.   A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus of the event – Inspiring 12-14 year old school children to “Think Computer Science” Our presentation…

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Hear from Kimi Sulopusti team leader and game designer of Dare to be Digital Winning 2012 team Kind of a Big Deal

Guest post from Kimu Sulopuisto, team leader and game designer for Starcrossed   The Finnish student team Kind of a Big Deal was representing Northern Europe in the game development competition Dare to be Digital 2012. I’m the team leader and game designer, and our game is called Starcrossed. When we were invited to Oslo,…

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Starcrossed, for Windows Phone 7 by Kind of a Big Deal is now live in the Windows MarketPlace achieving a NEW Record of achieving the shortest time after Dare to publish their game to the commercial market..

  Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game, receiving mentoring from industry. The…

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TouchDevelop – Making apps for mobile devices on mobile devices

Guest blog by David Renton , Extended Lecturer in Computing, Reid Kerr College in Paisley, Scotland   I recently took part in a Microsoft Partners in Learning Virtual University series on TouchDevelop delivered by Jonathan ‘Peli’ de Halleux who works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. The series was part of a PIL Appathon Competition…

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