Entity-Component System in Unity – a tutorial

Guest post by Sondre Agledahl: Microsoft Student Partner, Games programmer and CS student at UCL. Object-orientated programming is dead! Long live ECS! Entity-Component System is a powerful architectural pattern often used in game development. It’s in keeping with the general software architecture trend away from inheritance and object-orientated principles to a more data-driven approach to…

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Running YOLO v2 on the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

This week I attended the Industry Partner workshop at the Future of Infrastructure and Built Environment at the University of Cambridge. During the day I had a number of conversations with construction industry professionals and one of  the topics we got into talking about how technology from HoloLens, to Data Science is revolutionising the construction…

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Building your first Android Game using Xamarin – sliding puzzle in Xamarin for beginners

My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I am studying Computer Science at University College London and also a Microsoft Student Partner at the University. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in the Computing Olympiad in Romania. Having…

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Data Processing and Visualization in Java using Processing Extension in VS Code

  Microsoft MSP Workshop Thanks to the internet, the amount of data available for analysis has been growing exponentially for a while now. With this vast expanse of data available at our fingertips, it may be difficult to make sense of it all. This is where data visualization comes in – with the right visualization,…

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Microsoft AI & AI School, learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions

http://azure.com/ai brings the best of the cloud to AI developers, and the best of AI to cloud developers. A great set of training resources are available at, the AI School. Dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and…

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Visual Studio Code and the AI Extension with Azure Machine Learning Work Bench

Guest blog by Rudraksh Shankaran  Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About Me: Hello! I’m Rudraksh Shankaran and I’m a 1st year Computer Science student at UCL. I’ve been very passionate about technology since middle school. I’m not a programming expert as I’m only a 1st year but have aspirations, however, I’m an avid…

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Visual Studio Code Tools for AI Extension

Visual Studio Code Tools for AI is an extension to build, test, and deploy Deep Learning / AI solutions in Microsoft Visual Studio Code. This allows you to develop deep learning and AI solutions across Windows and MacOS This extension seamlessly integrates with Azure Machine Learning for robust experimentation capabilities, including but not limited to…

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Debug R with R Tools for Visual Studio

Guest blog by Christo Lolov, Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College London What is R R is a statistical computer language which allows you to achieve your analytical goals by writing scripts. It is a scripting language because it is evaluated while it is being read by the computer rather than first being translated into…

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Wanting Azure at your institution

Option 1. Microsoft Imagine Access https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0144p/ This offer provides special Azure access rights to students that are validated through the Microsoft Imagine program. Enrol here Microsoft Imagine gets you started with the Microsoft Azure services you need to develop in the cloud at no cost* using Visual Studio Community 2015. This benefit provides you access…

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First Steps into Mixed Reality can result in amazing experiences

Guest Blog by UCL/Microsoft project team on Mixed Reality within HealthCare with UCLH  Hololens Mixed Reality team at UCL Computer Science Tim Kuzhagaliyev – https://github.com/TimboKZ Laura Foody – https://twitter.com/lbf_l Fraser Savage – https://github.com/savage-engineer/ Hello there. We are a group of 2nd year computer scientists from University College London (UCL) working on applications of Microsoft HoloLens…

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