How to build a Xamarin App connected to Azure

Guest blog by Sebastian-Valentin Burlacu, Microsoft Student Partner   I am in my second year of computer science at University College London. I have been passionate about technology my whole life, thus I have been programming and researching this field for several years. The country from where I come from is Romania. Therefore, moving to…

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Microsoft Cognitive Services Translation API with Python & C#

If you want to programmatically translate text from one language to another, then the Translation service (translation api) is the right one for you. The Microsoft Translation Service just requires an authentication via a Microsoft Cognitive Services API Key and then you can easily translate text from one language to another. By leveraging the scale…

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Moving workflows to Visual Studio Code

Since its inception two years ago Visual Studio Code has proven itself to be a remarkably versatile and adaptable editor. Its availability across Windows, Mac, and Linux also makes it appropriate for a number of different workflows that developers may have previously used terminals, editors, or IDEs for. This article explores a number of alternative…

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C# 7.0 and Beyond

Guest blog by Microsoft Student Partner Henry Thompson  I’m an incoming third year studying Computer Science at Cambridge University and a Software Engineer Intern with Microsoft at their headquarters in Redmond, Washington. I love to write code as my hobby, and hope to focus on programming language semantics for my final year university project. I…

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Learning more about the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine 4th April 6pm–7pm

Public webinar on DSVM This webinar focuses on demonstrating how the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) in Microsoft Azure conveniently enables key end-to-end data analytics scenarios by providing users immediate access to a collection of the top data science and development tools of the industry, completely pre-configured, with worked out examples and sample code. We…

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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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Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students

Microsoft Research is offering free, hands-on, cloud computing training courses for university faculty, researchers, and PhD students in the UK and across Europe. Whether it’s big data, big compute (HPC), or analysing data streaming from devices for an IoT project, see how easy it is using Microsoft Azure to speed up your research. You can…

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Why are you using AppStudio – Microsoft now provides as Standalone Android Emulator and integration with Visual Studio 2015

  Validate your app at lighting speed Wave goodbye to time spent endlessly staring at the Android boot logo. The new Microsoft Android x86 emulator boots and runs at nearly the speed of a physical device, making debugging a breeze on graphics-intensive, processor-hungry apps.  Also, with Hyper-V compatibility you can run the emulator side-by-side with…

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Fancy creating your own apps for Windows 10 but have no experience?

Well, if you’re willing to put in some work, Microsoft has debuted a new video series on its Channel 9 platform for absolute beginners to learn how to code for Windows 10. Your guide through the series, Bob Tabor from http://www.learnvisualstudio.net/, walks you through how to create Windows 10 apps on the Universal Windows Platform…

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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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