Cloud Computing & Skills for a Digital Workforce

Guest post by Derek Foster from The Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS) The LSoCS recently moved into their new purpose-built Isaac Newton Building to support successful and ongoing growth. The building hosts new facilities for students include several fab-labs and large state-of-the-art computer labs. The School is currently driven on improving teaching and career…

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Get up to speed on Windows 8 in 6 weeks

       So its now the summer holidays, well its the perfect time to get skilled up for Windows 8, to do this you will need to be fully prepared. To confirm RTM of Windows 8 has been confirmed for August and General Release for Oct 2012.   So to help you get prepared we…

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Windows 8 Training camp in a box

The Windows 8 Camp in a Box is now available for download.  It includes all of the presentations, code samples, and hands on labs ideal for you getting your curricula up to date with Windows8. The content is available in both XAML/C# and HTML/JavaScript versions.   If you have been looking for an opportunity to develop…

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Visual Studio Achievements Gamification in the classroom

Back in January this year, we announced Visual Studio Achievements for Developers – a fun way bringing Xbox LIVE-like points to everyday programming tasks. The fascinating program makes sure your students hard day’s work doesn’t go unnoticed and after over 80,000 downloads since the initial release, As your aware from my previous blog we have…

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Windows 8 Camps May 2012

As of this morning we have launched the follow on Windows 8 Camps for developers around London and Birmingham. The camps primarily targets those that have attended the Windows 8 for Application Developers events and wish to further explore and learn about Windows 8 development in an hands-on environment. Again, our Windows 8 Champs will…

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Improvements to Microsoft IT Academy Members Portal

The redesigned My Academy benefits page will provide a consolidated view of all program benefits and enable you to explore all the great resources and academic discounts available to your institution. The new site can be used by both educators and administrators to quickly access and activate your benefits. My Academy – Curriculum * Assign,…

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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut keys combinations

Last week I  attend a number of events, which involved discussions in relation to using Windows 8 with a Keyboard and mouse. I mentioned the fact that Microsoft had introduced a suite of keyboard shortcuts to help you manage its classic and metro interfaces. So here is the list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts    …

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Mastering the Cloud.. with Windows Azure Curricula Resources

A number of Universities have now added Cloud technologies into the curricula and at Microsoft we are assisting with the development of specific cloud computing curricula to support the teaching, learning and research of cloud technologies. As predicted by Analysts such as Gartner, IDC and Forrester cloud computing will take a substantial piece of the…

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Cloud based development for Office365

With the launch of Office 365, which includes Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharePoint Online, there is a now a huge requirement and market for graduates with the skills of how to develop for Office365.  The following blog outlines a number of great resources available for developers to help get you started developing on the…

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