Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection 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 of Microsoft’s platforms. From Windows Azure…

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Inspiration for student developers –Harry Potter site built on Windows Azure platform

Pottermore, the official Harry Potter website, was recently launched and attracted billions of page views in its first two weeks. The site is built on Windows Azure, an open cloud platform that lets users quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. Harry Potter is one of the largest…

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Announcing Visual Studio Achievements: Bring Some Game To Your Coding lessons

Visual Studio is a ideal set of tools for schools, colleges and Universities to better equip and inspire future developers. To enhance the experience, Microsoft has released Visual Studio Achievements, which helps to recognise the students achievements and talents as they perform various coding feats. With Visual Studio Achievements, students can  unlock achievements and earn…

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Bring Some Game To Your Coding lessons

Originally posted on the UK Microsoft Faculty Connection blog Visual Studio is a ideal tools for schools, colleges and Universities for inspiring future developers, to enhance the experience Microsoft has released Visual Studio Achievements, with the achievements students talents and learning are recognized as they perform various coding feats, which unlock achievements and earn badges…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 8 – Stop buying so much software

Part eight of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation Yes, the one you thought you’d never see from me in this list of Top 10 ICT Money Saving tips! But here it is… Did you know that you can buy a subscription called the…

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Windows Server 2008 - Launch Invitation

The launch team have just released the link to be able to sign up for the Windows Server 2008 launch event (actually, it’s also the Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 launch too). This is going to be held on the 19th March, at the ICC in Birmingham. The event is going to feature…

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