Register now for FREE Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure Events

Windows 8 To book attendance at a devcamp, UX workshop or App clinic http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/windows8/appclinic.aspx To book a App Lab visit https://applabs.msregistration.com/Default.aspx   Windows Phone 8 Register here for 14th https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536241&Culture=en-GB Register here for 15th https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536242&culture=en-gb  http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/techdays/events.aspx   Windows Azure Register here for six steps of Azure http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/azure/default.aspx For more other sessions see http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/techdays/events.aspx IT Pro…

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Great Set of Resources for Windows 8 and Cloud Developers

Developer Tools for developers using the cloud in the public sector Windows 8 and SDK – Windows 8 and SDK samples DreamSpark – Developer and Platforms tools for students including Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio Express 2012 – Visual Studio 2010 for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure  Windows Azure SDK – All tools…

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Can’t attend BUILD in person? Watch it live!

  Stay tuned, because Microsoft’s BUILD conference is rapidly approaching, and Windows Phone will be there. BUILD sold out in record time this year, and if you weren’t one of the lucky few who got a spot, don’t worry, because the entire event will be streamed live. We’re looking forward to going in depth with…


University of Lincoln – Applications Development using Windows Phone

The following is a guest blog – by Derek  Foster, University of Lincoln, School of Computer Science With consumer uptake of smartphone platforms growing exponentially on a global scale in recent years, particularly for accessing social media, news, streaming media and games through the lens of ‘mobile apps’, we felt it was time to overhaul…


Improvements to DreamSpark and FREE store access for Windows 8 student developers

Today we are announcing the following changes to www.dreamspark.com 1. An new site design which is the result of improvements to the user experience based on internal and external feedback. Notably creating more clarity around the fact that the DreamSpark program is both a direct to student program and a subscription based program for academic…


Inter University Game Jam 2012

Do you have students who love to write games? The competition has specific categories focused on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Have you individuals or teams to enter the UK’s Uni Game Jam 2012, hosted at the Nottingham Trent University on the 17th – 18th Nov. Why not use this event to refine your entries…


Microsoft @ ALT-C 2012

ALT-C is an annual conference for learning technologists. This year it will be held at the University of Manchester on 11th – 13th September and Microsoft and Collabco will be exhibiting here for the first time. Collabco will be supporting the Microsoft exhibition at the ALT Conference, showcasing the work that we have carried out…


Windows Server 2012 Certification and Training

Windows Server 2012 Training & Certification Now Available to all Microsoft IT Academy members if your interested in IT Academy please visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/   1) Certifications and official Microsoft training and certifications are now available for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Private Cloud, Windows Store Application In addition to this we now have new structure…

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Windows Azure Educator and Student Passes

Windows Azure Educator Grants are a great way for you and your students to get access to Azure for the duration of your class. These passes are available for faculty teaching Azure.                                                                                Azure in Education Passes · 5 month passes for PAAS: Any educator may apply online requesting access, and sharing the course name…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services for building mobile apps

Welcome to the  Windows Azure Mobile Services public preview. Windows Azure Mobile Services is a turnkey backend solution to accelerate your connected client app development for common application scenarios such as structured storage, user authentication and push notifications all within minutes.  I wanted to share some key information and resources for mobile services so that…

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