Surface in the Classroom Accessory Design Challenge

Calling all designers, educators, students & parents! We want your ideas for how classrooms can evolve to support 1:1 learning with Surface tablets. Submit a design sketch and a description of your idea, and you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface 2, or a Surface Pro 2. Tablets are transforming the…

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Microsoft is pleased to offer special pricing from £133 on Surface RT directly to schools and universities for a limited time between 19th June 2013 and 31st August 2013

Our mission in education is to help schools and universities, students and educators realise their full potential. One way we do this is by offering software, hardware and services at affordable prices to education institutions.   Surface RT is a terrific tool for teaching and learning and we want students and educators to have the…

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Surface Pro Academic Purchasing Process

With the recent release of the Surface Pro, and just over 6 months since the launch of the RT device, we hope you’ve had a good chance to get your hands on one and have a play. If, like us, you love the Surface and want to get a device, accessories or after-market service plans…

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Surface RT Student and Academic 10% Discount

  Students with a valid academic email address can now save 10% when they purchase any Surface RT device through Microsoft Store! The offer is available for students, faculty and staff, and requires verification of eligibility using an .ac.uk email address. The discount is only valid until 31st October 2013, so get in quick to…

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Microsoft Surface Windows RT device Now available to pre order

  Pre Order your Surface with Windows RT           Who says that pretty can’t be practical? It’s time for a tablet that’s more than meets the eye. Powerful processing and beautiful design unite on Surface. Whether you’re working hard or hardly working, Surface’s integrated Kickstand and revolutionary Touch Cover let you work,…

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The technology revolution consumerisation of IT and research opportunities

Last week the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in New York took place last, showcasing some of emerging trends and innovation. The feedback from the event really made me start thinking about how are we positioning the consumerisation of IT within your teaching and research?  At the NFT Conference Razorfish demonstrated a beta version of…

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Surface 2.0 SUR40 SDK now available

On the 12th of July 2011 Microsoft released the Surface 2.0 SDK. The SDK simply makes it easy to create engaging experiences, using multitouch and object interaction, for the next generation device for Microsoft Surface – the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. The Surface 2.0 SDK replaces the Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta…

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Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK to be launched on the 12th of July

Today I’m excited to share with some exciting development news relating to Microsoft Surface and how were helping you support the next generation device – the Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface. Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK releases next week! At MIX 2011, the Surface Team announced that they would release our SDK this summer. I am happy…

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University of Oxford Department of Computer Science Industry day

  On the 1st of June 2011 Geoff Hughes attended the University of Oxford Industry Showcase 2011. The day included three keynote speeches on research projects, plus micro-slots where researchers had two-minutes to pitch their research to the audience in quick succession. It coincided with the renaming of Oxford University Computing Laboratory ( Comlab )…

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