Meet the UK Finalists of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

The Imagine Cup, started in 2003,  is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft to give young technologists in universities worldwide the chance to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges using Microsoft tools and technology. More than 325,000 register over 100 countries however places are tight with only 400 finalists get through, this…

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Microsoft Office Competition for Students …

How would you visualise this English-language panagram ‘’The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’’ ? Microsoft has teamed up with Student Beans to give a student the chance to win a state-of-the-art HP Pavilion dv6-3125sa Entertainment Laptop. All you need to do is enter with an imaginative and creative PowerPoint slide that brings…

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Who will be the next Bill Gates

XMA and Toshiba have launched a competition, called “The next Bill Gates”. In a world of competitions and campaigns all the time, it’s a bit of a “does what it says on the tin” competition. It’s for students who’ll be applying for university next year, and students enter by recording a 60-second video answering the…

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Student Competition – Code to the Power of Windows 7

I’ve just heard about our Code7 competition, for students. The European finalist prize is a paid trip to the PDC09 event in Los Angeles in November – plus a snazzy award – and there are a bunch of other prizes. And there’s 6 weeks until the closing date on 10th October. If you’ve got students…

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Do you know your GPO from your AD?

If you don’t, then this may not be for you! Microsoft Learning have put together a new online game which is designed to help (and encourage!) system managers or developers to consider certification (as in, Microsoft certification, rather than men-in-white-coats-certification. Hmm, I wonder if over the Atlantic, they don’t have that second meaning, as in…

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What does next decade’s PC look like?

You may recall me blogging the ‘Next-Gen PC’ competition last year, aimed at getting people to think outside of the (beige/black/silver) box for computer design. Well, the winners have been announced, and the amazing Napkin PC is the winner. It uses the metaphor of a paper napkin (“great ideas often start on a napkin…”), which…

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Design IT Competition – time to vote

Over the last three months we’ve invited people to submit their designs for computer systems that demonstrate creativity as well as tackling real social, human interest problems experienced by charities large and small: such as contributing to the battle to reduce carbon emissions; bringing conservation closer to the people that use technology; opening channels of…

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Still time to tell us what you think in our web satisfaction survey

We’re working on updating our UK Education website and we’d like to know what you think of it as it is now – what works and what doesn’t? Apart from accessing the blogs, do you even visit it and is the information relevant to you? If you don’t visit the site, we’d love to know…

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