Microsoft Dream Build Play Game Development Competition $200,000 in prizes

Calling all game developers Push the boundaries of creativity and challenge yourself to craft experiences that deeply engage your players. This competition is open to all developers, working solo or in teams of up to seven. Create a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game for one of the categories below by December 31, 2017 and you’ll…

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Imperial College London – Health Hack helping Cystic Fibrosis

  Guest Post by Simon Jackson Microsoft Valued Professional for Xbox What is the ICHealthHack? Quote from the ICHealthHack site: Imperial College is a leading university with world-class engineering and medicine faculties. Health Hack brings our community together to work on ideas which require interdisciplinary excellence. We are focused on serious games in the public…

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Typical Architecture for a Cloud Based Gaming Services

  Microsoft Azure is a pretty impressive array of Platform, Infrastructure and software services But what if you want a Solution for Games based on Azure? Here is a typical Architecture for building a Game infrastructure hosted in Azure 1.User connects to front end server to access the gaming app 2.Azure DNS resolves the app…

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How to land your dream job

Your next employer is going to look you up online. You can influence what they see by creating an online resume. In this series of posts we share everything you need to create an online resume! Where can I host it? Consider hosting it with Microsoft Azure. Students get basic web hosting for free on…

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ID@Xbox coming to Windows 10

  Last week I was out at GDC here a quick review of the key announcements.   Microsoft had a number of sessions see my earlier post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2015/02/10/gdc-microsoft-sessions-march-2nd-5th-2015.aspx Chris Charla, Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program gave a talk at GDC entitled New Opportunities for Independent Developers, covering many of the changes coming to Xbox and…

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Microsoft Cloud Gaming Day 19 Jan 2015

There’s a new trend in gaming called cloud gaming. What’s cloud gaming all about? Think of the cloud. Now, think of gaming. The UK is a hotbed for great games innovation, and Microsoft is committed to helping startups and independent games developers accelerate their route to market. Watch the videos from the event available at…

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Wordament and Cloud Gaming

One of the most successful word games on phones and tables is Wordament. The game is played by thousands of players, every day. It’s played on Windows phones, tablets, and PC, phones and tablets from Apple, and devices built on Android—including Kindle devices. It’s played around the world in over a dozen languages. And it’s…

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Visual Studio Graphics Analyzer IDE now in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC (Download) Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC (Download)isual Studio Graphics Analyzer IDE is a new feature of Visual Studio 2013 update 3 which is a dedicated space for analyzing graphics frames With the updates to Visual Studio 2013 the  Graphics Diagnostics tool is now running in the Performance and…

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