Hololens Resources and Demos

Here are some useful resources for getting started Development environment for HoloLens https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/developers https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uktechnet/2016/10/12/hololens-is-available-to-purchase-for-developers-and-enterprise-customers-in-the-uk-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/ Link to ordering page for HoloLens https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Microsoft-HoloLens-Development-Edition/productID.5073602000 There is no discount for academia or for bulk orders. An example of Hololens / Skype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QiGYtd3qNI Royal College of Surgeons: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/17/medical-trainers-look-to-virtual-reality-tech Here is an example of how Japan Airlines are looking at Hololens:…

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Azure Cloud–GPU for DataScience and Academic Activities such as Cloud Rendering

I am really excited in the way some UK Universities are using Azure GPU Cloud services, back in Dec 2016 we announced the general availability of the Azure N-Series. GPU Cloud Compute services.  The availability of Cloud GPU was certainly a interest point for students, academics and researchers and I had a number of UK…

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New Features in Microsoft Flow

  Microsoft Flow is a product to help you set up automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. The first step is to sign up, or, if you already have an account with Microsoft, you can directly sign in on your tablet, your desktop computer,…

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MSFTImagine Guthub resources for Academics and Student getting started with Azure

  We now have recorded versions of some of our workshop content from GitHub (https://github/msftimagine/computerscience) on Microsoft Virtual Academy The following modules include hands on content: • Azure Storage and Cognitive Services (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=HIEitbPND_406218965)• Azure Machine Learning (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=qdSkbePND_7806218965• Azure Stream Analytics and the Internet of Things https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=ehbJHgPND_6206218965)• Azure Containers and Docker (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=A0uXKhPND_5606218965) For each topic you…

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Saving your Azure $ by auto shutting down your services

As you all know I love talking about the Azure DevTest Labs environments. These prebuilt VMs and service environments are so perfect for education. They provide a full self-service sandbox environment in Azure which allow you to quickly create Dev/Test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs. So as an academic or IT team you…

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Joining the Hololens Developer community

So over the past few weeks I have so many academic interested in AR/VR or mixed reality as me question about Hololens. Firstly I am not a member of the Hololens team and have no details on HoloLens other than what is on the public web and you should always check out the official developer…

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Kinect functionality available to UWP apps on Windows 10.

    Important developments updates with the Kinect DK which now allow functionality available to UWP apps Another key feature of the new APIs is that they are designed to work with the Kinect sensor but with any other sensors capable of delivering rich data streams. So to facilitate this the Kinect driver is now…

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University College London Student Project at Microsoft Future Decoded

The rise of online retailers, big-box-stores, and the increasingly personalized services offered to online shoppers, in conjunction with the economic downturn of 2008 and its residual economic effects, has meant that more and more British shoppers are turning away from the high street to address their shopping needs. Although there has been some evidence of…

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Getting Started with Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services Visual Studio Team Services is a platform for taking care of all aspects of the process for developing software or as we call it the Software Development Lifecycle, You can share documents and code with your team, report bugs etc.. Visual Studio Team Services VSTS is an online hosted Microsoft service….

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So what can you do with your Microbit and the Azure Cloud?

  Meet Damian Burrin , Damian started working as one of the first dedicated school ICT technicians back in 1994 cutting his teeth on Riscos 3 , Nexus networks and Windows 3.11 networking after having completed an HNC in Computing.  After getting frustrated at seeing ICT taught as a throw away subject by non-specialist he…

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