UNITY, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure

Over the past few weeks with the Public Beta of Unity for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have had a number of questions about the opportunity of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and UNITY3D. Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies. It is used to develop video…

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Visual Studio 2012 and Windows on DreamSpark

Due to the number of comments I have had on this post, I just wanted to confirm what products will be available under DreamSpark for students. MSDN Subscriber Downloads: August 15th, 2012 Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 are available as of, August 15th, on MSDN Subscriber Downloads to DreamSpark Subscribers. To confirm DreamSpark Premium…

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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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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Milestones

August the 1st marked a important day for academic institutions wishing to use/teach Windows 8 in the next academic session. Windows 8 reached Release to Manufacturing, Windows 8 is now being issued to all PC OEM and manufacturing partners. More details http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/08/01/releasing-windows-8-august-1-2012.aspx August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows…

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Teaching Java with Visual Studio Code why is this better than Eclipse

  Java is one of the major practical and widely-used languages that fall within the Object Oriented family. Many institutions use Java as a first-year teaching language and generally teach the Java course is intended to: 1. Provide all of our students with exposure to a common programming language that can be used by later…

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Get FREE certification exam for 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

  Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): counts as credit toward the following certification(s): MCSD: Web Applications MCSD: Windows Store Apps using HTML5 Use code : HTMLJMP for a free exam credit, the exam will normally cost £99. After passing 70-480, you will be…

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It’s Time to Switch from MongoDB to Microsoft Azure

Jingya Wang is a Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London, the following is a guest blog from Jingya on why to switch from MongoDB to Azure and its No SQL Services for your student projects. twitter handle – https://twitter.com/JWT0T GitHub link – https://github.com/JWT0T Introduction You are deciding on which database you should use for…

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What is Microsoft Bot Framework Overview

Getting started with the Microsoft Bot Framework   The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.   The Microsoft Bot Framework (preview): framework enables organizations to build intelligent…

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Azure GPU Tensorflow Step-by-Step Setup

The following guide has been developed in collaboration with my colleague at Microsoft Christine Matheney and our work at Oxford and Stanford University. This guide will walk you through running your code on GPUs in Azure. Before we start, it cannot be stressed enough: do not leave the VM running when you are not using…

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XNA developers and Windows 8

    A large number of the UK’s Universities and colleges have been using XNA since 2004 within gaming course curricula on Windows, XBox and Windows Phone. We have a huge set of Free curricula resources for  XNA  game development at http://www.microsoft.com/faculty XNA over the last 7 years has provide a number of students and…

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