Blockchain Azure samples and resources for building interesting Blockchain projects and solutions

Some interesting samples and solutions which you may find of use for projects around Blockchain These are  just few of many Blockchain related projects at Microsoft.  For others, see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/topics/blockchain/ Storing Blockchain secrets Microsoft Key Vault Microsoft Azure Key Vault is a cloud-hosted management service that allows users to encrypt keys and small secrets by…


Microsoft Flow set up automated workflows between your favourite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more.

  Check out some templates If you visit the home page for Microsoft Flow, you can explore a diverse set of templates. Without even signing in, you can get a quick sense of what’s possible and how Microsoft Flow could help your business and your life. Each template is designed for a specific purpose such…


Signing into DreamSpark via Office365

Forget exporting users, handing out another sets of credentials or separate user management.   A group of Microsoft Student Partners have been showing off their tech skills and developed an new Office 365 add in to allow School, College and University Administrators to add DreamSpark to their Office365 tenant (can also use just Azure Active…


Are you ready for a huge opportunity.. Develop and Host Office Add-ins

  Office Add-ins formerly Web Apps for Office. Are apps that run inside an Office application and can interact with the contents of the Office document using the rich JavaScript API, Office Add-ins are going to really popular with Office 2013, 2016 and Office365 So what is Office Add In? Simply put an Office Add-in…


Microsoft Azure in UK Education

Learn more about Microsoft Azure could help your institution discover the modern cloud by viewing/download our new infographic below: Resources available Microsoft Azure for education, teaching students all about cloud http://www.windowsazure.com/education Microsoft Azure for Research – Power your research with cloud http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/default.aspx Microsoft Azure in Education from Microsoft Education UK


Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide a better social learning environment

In the summer of 2012 The University of West London set out to harness the immense potential of the free Cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, provided by Office 365, to create a personalised, interactive, social platform to support the institution’s mission to raise aspiration through the pursuit of excellence. Allowing students to combine social learning…


Windows 8.1, Outlook for Windows RT and Office on Small Screen x86 devices

Today Microsoft gave its very first public demo of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, the announcement covered many of the exciting improvements as highlighted in this blog post from last week. You can see some of the highlights of what to expect in Windows 8.1 for yourself in this short demo video featuring Jensen Harris…


What is your chosen UI/UX Design tool for concept meetings?

I was having a discussion at weekend and got into the discussion of client meeting and UI/UX workshops and got into discussing the great blogs by the Cooper teams. I am sure as part of your academic reading lists Alan Cooper, “The Inmates are Running the Asylum” and “About Face” will be cited.. Here are…

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Building a Windows 8 app to link with your Office365 implementation for FREE

Microsoft has developed a excellent app template for UK Institutions with office365 and windows 8 clients. The Contoso Learning Companion app for Windows 8 allows students and teachers can use to access their SharePoint/Office365 learning environments directly from a Windows 8 device. This application is white-label meaning that it can be customized by the institution…

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Microsoft @ ALT-C 2012

ALT-C is an annual conference for learning technologists. This year it will be held at the University of Manchester on 11th – 13th September and Microsoft and Collabco will be exhibiting here for the first time. Collabco will be supporting the Microsoft exhibition at the ALT Conference, showcasing the work that we have carried out…