Accelerate the speed of scientific discovery with Windows Azure

Windows Azure provides researchers, educators, and students with the power and scalability of cloud computing for collaboration, computation, and data-intensive processing. Windows Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform that supports languages, tools, and frameworks, such as Linux, Python, Java, Hadoop, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Watch our webinar series and learn how…


Latest recipients of Windows Azure for Research Awards announced

Microsoft Research’s Windows Azure for Research program, which features a continuing series of Windows Azure cloud training events and a program of Windows Azure research grants, has been going strong since its launch in September 2013 Selecting the winning proposals was extremely difficult, as we can fund only a fraction of the submissions. Nonetheless, we…


Saving your game to the cloud

One of the biggest requests gamers have for a titles is to save their game in the cloud. Gamers simply want the ability to save their progress so that, for example, if the upgrade to a new phone, they wouldn’t have to start again. If your a develop and your game? Is all of of…


Tips and Tricks Best Practice for building your Windows 8 Game

Developing your game on Windows Phone 8 here are some top tips from my colleague Simon Michael @simon_mich Developing your game 1. Visit the Windows dev centre for documentation, tools and samples for Windows Store Apps Development. 2. Register for a store developer account and reserve your app name/s as soon as possible. if you…


Understand Cloud Computing with Patterns and Practices

Microsoft Patterns & Practice team have released Twenty four design patterns Each pattern is provided in a common format that describes the context, solution, considerations for applying the pattern, and an example based on Windows Azure. Two primers and eight guidance topics Basic knowledge and descriptions of good practice techniques for developing cloud-hosted applications. Ten…


Microsoft Windows Azure Academic Training Days for Educators and Researchers

Windows Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform supporting any language, tool, or framework, and is ideally suited to educators and researchers’ needs across all disciplines. In association with Microsoft Research we are please to announce FREE training for academic educators and researchers who would like to learn how to conduct their research…


Are you ready for Build 2014

This week we announced our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year a number of UK Educators attended and I had lots of emails from the those who simply were unsuccessful in registering for the event. SO PLEASE Save…


Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all…

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The Internet of Things

There’s a lot of buzz about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) One of the key areas I get asked most questions about in regards to students projects is the internet of things. This is a great topic for student and researchers based at Microsoft we have  huge passion for the Internet of Things over the…

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