DevOps the Wall of Confusion understanding the basics of DevOps

In a traditional development cycle, the development  team kicks things off by “throwing” a software release “over the wall” to Operations. Operations picks up the release artifacts and begins preparing for their deployment. Operations manually hacks the deployment scripts provided by the developers or creates their own scripts. They also hand edit configuration files to…

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Embedding Microsoft Virtual Academy Learning Resources into your MOOC

With the advent of blended learning students may want to or need to complete a particular Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) training session as part of their course Many institutions now implement Blended learning where student learn at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of…

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Application Lifecycle Management ‘ALM’ & Developer Operations ‘DevOps’ with Visual Studio Event!

  There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm. It will take you through the end-to-end application lifecycle with Microsoft tooling, taking an application from requirements,…

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Using Microsoft Azure Educator Grants at the University of Lincoln

  Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS), University of Lincoln, UK The School of Computer Science is based on the Lincoln campus in high-quality, newly-developed facilities. The School holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of…

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Understanding the potential of HPC in the Azure Cloud using Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM)

  This week I have been at a number of Universities reviewing MSc student projects, during one of the sessions I got into a discussion around High Performance Computing. I got discussing some of the typical scenarios in which students, educators and researcher have a need for HPC and how Universities provide and facilitate access…

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Get your DevOps skills

DevOps has quickly risen to popularity as a culture shift that enables companies to achieve faster and higher quality software delivery and increased customer satisfaction. Benefits of DevOps Deliver better quality software faster and with better compliance Drive continuous improvement and adjustments earlier and more economically Increase transparency and collaboration among stakeholders involved in delivering…

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Microsoft Software Tester Higher Apprenticeship

  The Microsoft Software Tester Higher Apprenticeship Programme The programme is designed to teach the fundamental principles of software testing whilst also preparing the individual to achieve a MTA in Software Development, an ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and a Microsoft MCP in Software Testing with Visual Studio qualification. As a Microsoft Gold Partner…

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CS50 Computer Science Principles Implementation Training Workshop May 27-29, 2016 London

  In response to educators expressing an interest in adopting curriculum that provides secondary school students with an introduction to computer science providing them with a strong foundation in computational thinking, problem solving, computer science and programming skills, Microsoft has partnered with Harvard to bring CS50 Computer Science Principles (CS50 CSP) to secondary schools, globally….

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Introducing – Microsoft Imagine Academy

We are excited to announce that effective January 11th, 2015 the Microsoft IT Academy https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/it-academy/default.aspx will be renamed Microsoft Imagine Academy. With the change, Microsoft Imagine will be the single identity used for all Microsoft programs, tools and initiatives aimed at students to drive technology, computer science, coding and employability skills. Microsoft Imagine Academy will…

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Know it. Prove it. Backstage Pass Sweepstakes campaign

Building and sharing your Windows 10 development Skills Win you a trip to Seattle and a backstage pass to see all the exciting things happening across the Microsoft campus. The Microsoft Backstage Pass Sweepstakes winner will:   Visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios and chat with our experts Explore the Microsoft Envision Centre with a…

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