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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CS50 Computer Science Principles Implementation Training Workshop May 27-29, 2016 London

  In response to educators expressing an interest in adopting curriculum that provides secondary school students with an introduction to computer science providing them with a strong foundation in computational thinking, problem solving, computer science and programming skills, Microsoft has partnered with Harvard to bring CS50 Computer Science Principles (CS50 CSP) to secondary schools, globally….

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Join the over 750 universities in 74 countries that have participated in the Microsoft Azure for Education programme.

  Educators Empower faculty to leverage Microsoft Azure in teaching cutting-edge courses Virtual Machines: Run Windows or Linux virtual machines in the cloud Mobile Services: Includes features that accelerate the development of mobile applications Media Services: Create, manage or distribute media Cloud Services: Build or extend existing enterprise applications Big Data: Process enormous amounts of…

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Coding curriculum for beginners and educators

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don’t necessarily have any background in the field, either. The curriculum, called Creative Coding Through Games And Apps, is available for free to any educator who wants to use it….

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Launch of brand new Computer Science Ebook in education!

Today Microsoft Education UK have launched our much anticipated, brand new Computer Science e-book! The e-book explores everything from coding, debugging, gaming and developing for the web, to providing links to prestigious Computer Science communities that schools and teachers can join, and links to our own Microsoft Computer Science resources. With the new Computer Science…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy Hero Start your Career today!

“If I am honest I normally skim read emails to this account, even those from Microsoft (shock horror!) The email regarding the MVA facility however really caught my eye. It is really nice to not only gain more knowledge on the latest Microsoft technologies but also have something material to show for it. Very much…

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Inspiring the next generation of programmers – developer tools from Microsoft

At Microsoft we have an amazing set of tools to inspire future developers Here a list of developer tools to help inspire tomorrow developers (Figures in bracket are guidelines for ages that it is appropriate) For FREE additional curricula materials see http://www.microsoft.com/faculty ·         Kodu (5-11) Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for…

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Get Started with Microsoft Digital Literacy

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where…

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Xbox360 for education announced at BETT2014

There has never been a better time to learn how to program. Modern programming languages, coupled with powerful and widely available development environments, provide an excellent place to work. A wide range of operating environments, including mobile devices, cloud computing, robotics, embedded devices, and games, means that you can apply your programming-acquired skills in a…

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Getting started with DirectX and C++ can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you!

You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development on Microsoft Virtual Academy DirectX/C++ Game Project Template and Getting Started Kit Rapid2d C++/DirectX Game Engine Introduction to C++/DirectX Game…

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