Utilising Microsoft Azure Dev/Test Labs in your student projects and lab environments

  Dev Test labs – Build Preconfigured images for your labs Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps educators and students quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. You…

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November 18-19 // Developer Virtual Event Microsoft Connect()

  It all started here – are you ready for what’s next? A year ago Connect(); started the journey for a new Microsoft for developers, unveiling the future of an open source .NET on Linux and Mac, and a free Visual Studio for targeting any device and any OS. Join us this year to hear…

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Cross Platform development with Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Online

One of the great advantages of being an educational establishment or a student is access to Microsoft Imagine and Software from DreamSpark. Today there is a huge desire for students to learn and build applications for as many platforms as possible. As educators and students you need to learn and embrace modern way of doing…

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Visual Studio Online

So are you using Visual Studio? Are you using Team Foundation Server? Are you implementing any Application Lifecycle Management solutions that covers the range of software development activities from requirements capture through to development and onto testing and release into production. Well if not.. why? – TFS has strong version control, with an ALM element,…

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10 Reasons To Use Team Foundation Service

I recently had an interesting discussion with Giles Davies, Giles is from Visual Studio UK Team @VisualStudioUK. The discussion was about group based projects and how academics and students could use technology to assist them in this task. So I asked Giles to write a short summary of what he believes is best tool for…

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Tech.Days Online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before! 24th – 26th April 2013

Tech.Days online is back and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. So if your interested in learning about Microsoft latest technology and tools and hearing from experts then you need to book out the the 24th, 25th and 26th April for three, free days of interactive learning; online and direct from your…

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TypeScript and real life examples

Over the Christmas break I had a few emails asking me about TypeScript http://www.typescriptlang.org/ the JavaScript extension invented by Anders Hejlsberg. So what is TypeScript? TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript supports Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source…

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So, do you know how big Visual Studio is?

Well there is Visual Studio IDE, then there is Team Foundation Server and Office integration and… well you get the picture.   Yes its a vast set of products which as academics and students you get for FREE via DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com Continuous Improvement Additionally we have now adopted a continuous delivery schedule of both the…

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Check out this set of Microsoft Visual Studio research tools and services.

These versatile tools range from games to help you get started in a new programming language to analysis engines that enhance the power and usability of Visual Studio. These are tools made by researchers for researchers, designed specifically to meet the needs by people who share their needs. Microsoft Research has a range of Microsoft…

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Team Foundation Server 2010

Team Foundation Server and what’s is the benefits of using TFS within your teaching labs? So what is Team Foundation Server 2010. Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 provides the code collaboration functionality for your software development students within a single very integrated product. These functionality provides Project management. Work item Tracking. Version Control. Test case…

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