Are you ready for Build 2014

This week we announced our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year a number of UK Educators attended and I had lots of emails from the those who simply were unsuccessful in registering for the event. SO PLEASE Save…

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Computer Science “touching” on the Hour of Code

So last week I took part in the hour code to teach computer science basics to every student, CSEdWeek is a an event which runs from December 9 to 15. Code.org, a new non-profit organization, initiated one of CSEdWeek’s prime events: the “Hour of Code.” The event aimed to introduce 10 million students of all…

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Microsoft Imagine Cup Challenges and Competitions 2014 are you ready?

Here is a quick list of the 2014 Imagine Cup Challenge Competitions for more details see http://www.imaginecup.com Team Competition -  Project Blueprint Challenge Competition Year: 2014 Active Dates (GMT): Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00 – Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:59 You’re going someplace new. Make your own map. You’ve got a great idea for a…

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A challenge to find the lost primes

Can you find one of the ‘lost’ primes? The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long. Its predecessor, discovered in 2008 was 12 million digits long. Those are huge numbers, but there is also a huge gap between them. In order to be efficient, the algorithms that have been developed to…

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How are your degree programmes changing?

“The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is offering a new undergraduate BSc degree in Social Computing with a first intake of students in September 2014. The degree is built on a foundation of core computer science topics but with special emphasis on social and mobile software design, implementation and evaluation as…

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Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge

Calling all designers, educators, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface 2, or a Surface Pro 2. Tablets are transforming the…

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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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