New Pricing Structure for Windows Azure from 1st July 2011–FREE inbound data transfers

      We are pleased to announce a change in pricing for the Windows Azure platform that will provide significant cost savings for customers whose cloud applications experience substantial inbound traffic, and customers interested in migrating large quantities of existing data to the cloud. For billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011, all…

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Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards were presented to Microsoft at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on the 21st June, Olympia, London. Since the Windows Azure platform became generally available over…

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UK institutions using Live@edu SkyDrive has been upgraded

Today Microsoft launched a update to its amazing SkyDrive services, the updates include speed boosts, a revamped UI, and improvements to photo viewing. SkyDrive is a service bundled into Microsoft Live services which all UK Academic receive for free if they provide the Microsoft Live@edu services. Windows Live enables you to do the things that…

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Kinect for Windows SDK event

We had a fantastic morning and lunch with over 80 Academics, researchers and students at a special event our team ran on the Kinect for Windows SDK. The speakers and agenda for the day was as follows:- Introductions – Geoff Hughes, Developer Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Ltd Kinect for Windows SDK 21 June 2011   The…

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Kinect for Windows SDK beta UK Academic Event 21st June 2011

This morning Microsoft UK are holding a special event for the UK Academic community on the Kinect for Windows SDK! Its been an awesome day so far and.. I will be blogging more about todays event and presentations. Kinect SDK Beta Launch Content Microsoft has produced over 4 hours of Channel9 Live content that includes…

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Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus Business breakfast network event

On Friday June 17th Miles Deegan and myself  of Microsoft presented at the Daresbury SCI Business Breakfast Networking Event. The Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus Business breakfast network event is an opportunity to connect with the North’s most dynamic hi-tech entrepreneurs, corporates, universities, support organisations and funding and professional communities. Presentation – Windows Azure for…

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Universities now becoming Microsoft BizSpark Network Partners

What is BizSpark? BizSpark is an innovative new program that unites start-up’s with entrepreneurial and technology resources in a global community with a common goal of supporting and accelerating the success of a new generation of high-potential start-up’s. BizSpark provides fast, easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses of server products;…

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Microsoft Academic Search

The Academic Search beta is a free search engine, developed by Microsoft Research, that helps users quickly find information about academic researchers and their activities. It is also a test-bed for our object-level vertical search research. With Academic Search, you can easily find top researchers and their papers, conferences, and journals. You can also find…

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Microsoft Biology Foundation 2.0 Beta 1 Release and Coding Contest

  The Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) team is looking for the best bioinformatics and genomics application built on MBF 2.0 beta 1. Biologists have a chance to enter to win an Xbox 360 4 GB console with Kinect by registering their MBF 2.0 beta 1 based application by July 15, 2011 MBF 2.0 beta 1,…

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Special Event UK Academia RE: the Kinect Windows SDK beta

The Microsoft academic team are delighted to confirm the focus of our “Special Applied Research on Windows” Academic event on the 21st June is the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta  The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a programming toolkit for application developers. It enables the academic and enthusiast communities’ easy access to the capabilities…

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