Building your own educational visualisation learning platform with .Net Core & Azure

Guest blog by David Buchanan Imperial College Microsoft Student Partner and UK Finalist at the Imagine Cup 2018 with Higher Education App About me I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial College London. I entered the Imagine Cup this year as a solo team with my Higher Education App project. My primary interests…

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Introducing Mastermind: Powerful and Simple Deployment, Scaling, Load Balancing and Testing of Applications in the Cloud

Guest post by University College London IXN Project Group COMP214P Team 22 on Project Mastermind. Mastermind is an extensible CLI application that allows easy deployment, updating, scaling and testing of applications using only a Git repository as a parameter. All application-specific configuration and deployment options are specified in a Kubernetes-compatible “mastermind.yaml” file within the Git…

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Introduction to Windows Mixed Reality development workshop

One of my colleague Mickey MacDonald has been developing a great set of resources and workshops which are perfect for you introducing students to developing for Windows MR. In these labs you will learn how to get started building Windows Mixed Reality experiences using Unity3d. The topics covered in the workshop are as follows: Setting…

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Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac brings the IDE loved by millions to the Mac. It offers developers an integrated environment to build, debug, test, and deploy apps, games, and services for mobile, web, and cloud. Teams across PC and Mac can share code seamlessly by relying on the same solutions and projects. With access to the…

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How to Develop and Host a Proof-of-Concept Prototype on Azure App Services for Web Apps

Guest blog from Microsoft Student Partner Fangfang Hu from Imperial College London. Fangfang Hu is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Imperial College London Introduction I will be starting my second year in fall. I am from Singapore, where I had worked with a few research institutions and corporations in areas relating to hardware…

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Microsoft \\Build starting 10th-12th May 2017

Software continues to transform the world in remarkable ways and developers are at the centre of it. At Microsoft Build 2017 we invite you to join us in downtown Seattle to learn about latest new technologies and exciting plans on the horizon. Microsoft Build is filled with strong technical sessions as well as opportunities to…

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Welcome to Visual Studio 2017

Happy launch day! If you missed anything from the Visual Studio 2017 launch, catch up on all the news, the keynote, and technical sessions on demand https://launch.visualstudio.com/?wt_mc_id=AID533228_EML_4921765 If you missed our live event, watch the keynote and all of our Visual Studio 2017 launch videos. Get a 60-day free trial of Xamarin University if you…

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Migrating your TFS to the Cloud

Team Foundation Server customers have been asking Microsoft to be able to import their TFS databases to take advantage of all the great capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services. Well the good news is a Preview of the TFS Database Import Service for Visual Studio Team Services is now available. The VSTS team have deployed…

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Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organisations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter

  This week I got into a discussion around Data Centre strategy. The institution in question, where this happened are presently defining a new strategy on datacenters. The institution is presently considering a cloud option but one of their key requirements is that they maintain an on premise datacenter. During the discussion I simply made…

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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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