Microsoft Perfect for inspiration and starting a development journey

The Microsoft MakeCode team is proud to announce a great partnership with Adafruit Industries. Over the last several months the team have been working together on a new educational physical computing experience that pairs Microsoft MakeCode with various boards and devices. MakeCode is perfect for inspiring the next generation of developer. One of the…


A view from Redmond by a UK Microsoft Student Partner

  This is a guest post by UK Microsoft Student Partner Mariam Elgabry from Imperial College London.   Twitter   Travelling on my first 10-hour flight to WA as a selected Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) to represent the UK for Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Global Summit of 2016 – needless to say, I…


UK Microsoft Student Partner Locations

    Every day, in more than 100 countries around the world, thousands of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) share their deep knowledge and passion for technology with their fellow students. They master the latest technical content provided by Microsoft Imagine and share what they learn, building leadership and communication skills along with technical expertise. Microsoft…


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…


Creating a PHP web site with a ClearDB MySQL Database, all with a FREE Azure Student Account

  As a student developer, you can be NEVER aware of too many technologies, having an experience of a varity of services and technologies simply helps demonstrate your skills and competences. With the new offering from DreamSpark you can spin up web sites and databases using various technologies including PHP, Node.JS and .Net and MySQL….


IMAGINE@MVA online learning resources free to students

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to empowering students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and developers, we are introducing a complete set of Computer Science training resources & certifications on the Imagine@MVA site.  This content was created to engage and excite students of all ages (9-18) and help educators build effective STEM programs. …


BBC Micro:Bit and Cloud services for students

The BBC together with Microsoft and a range of other partners will provide every Year 7 student (age 11-12) in the United Kingdom with their very own BBC micro:bit, a personal computing device that they can use to explore the possibilities of computer science, both in and out of the classroom. The device has been…


Win a Microsoft Research Internship

The Microsoft Research -  Bright Minds Competition A Bright Minds Internship is your opportunity to work on real-world projects alongside some of the brightest minds in computer science at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Successful candidates will embark on an eight week internship programme starting 30 June 2014 and will benefit from a competitive salary, subsidised…


Play a part in something special – help the attempt to secure a Guinness World Record and have some fun whilst doing it

Date for your diary: from 7pm GMT, Friday, March 14th Game studio Illyriad, powered by Windows Azure, are mounting an attempt on the existing Guinness World Record for the Largest Videogame Player vs Player (PvP) Battle on Friday March 14th.  The attempt will be part of the public Alpha test of their exciting new space…


Computer Science Women Students, Join us on 13 March in London from 6-9pm for the exclusive, first-ever Codess University event

COMING SOON: Computer Science Women Students, join us on 13 March in London from 6-9pm for the exclusive, first-ever Codess University event, where you will have the chance to check out the latest Microsoft technologies by Xbox UK, Skype, Microsoft Research, Bing and Yammer.  There will also be a panel of experienced engineers and we’ll…