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Moving on…

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve moved on to pastures new. I’m still at Microsoft...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 12/20/2010

E3 – Exclusive Titles, Kinect (Natal) and New Xbox 360 Console

Earlier today we held our press briefing at the E3 conference and showcased a bunch of very cool...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 06/14/2010

Office Web Apps now on SkyDrive

As of yesterday our new Office Web Apps functionality was made available as part of our free...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 06/08/2010

Want to work for Microsoft?

Are you a student with excellent technical skills and an ambition to work on world changing...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 04/27/2010

Microsoft Certification – Academic Discount and Free ‘Second Shot’

Interested in gaining professional qualifications and differentiating yourself from fellow students?...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 04/26/2010

Imagine Cup software Design UK Final

Last week saw the UK final for the Imagine Cup Software Design Competition where we picked a team to...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 04/20/2010

Free Microsoft Webcasts for Students!

        Just a quick post to let everyone know about a bunch of free webcasts...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/03/2010

Student Hosting with 123-reg.co.uk for £1!

Microsoft have teamed up with 123-reg.co.uk to offer UK students the chance to get themselves...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 01/28/2010

Gold Partner Seeks Passionate Comp Sci Grads

CM Group a Microsoft Gold Partner focussed on content production to support products from major...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 01/14/2010

Kodu for PC Technical Preview Available Free

Back in July I posted about Kodu and its availability of Xbox Live… “Kodu allows you to build games...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 01/13/2010

UK Imagine Cup – Register now and we’ll donate £1 to charity!*

Even though the UK Software Design has just closed, we’re still looking for ways to support our...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 01/06/2010

Join us on Facebook!

We’ve recently set up a new facebook page which features a regular stream of student content...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/22/2009

Windows Azure Online Training for Students

This will probably be particularly interesting for those of you who read my previous post on free...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/20/2009

Imagine Cup 2010 – Compete Now!

On Monday we launched this years Imagine Cup competition in the UK. The Imagine Cup is the worlds...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/14/2009

Imagine Cup 2010 Project Briefs

Briefs     IC Briefs.zip

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/12/2009

Try Microsoft’s Cloud Platform for Free!

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform allowing you to build and deploy scalable .NET...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/07/2009

MSDNAA for IT Academies

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance is a subscription programme offered by Microsoft...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/07/2009

YoHo Kablammo Sets Sail!

Some time ago I blogged about about an Imagine Cup Entry called Drizzle built by a bunch of guys at...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 09/28/2009

Imagine Cup; UK Bags 1st Place in Short Film and 3rd in Games Development

We’re now all back from Cairo and fully recovered from the heat and sleep deprivation. The great...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/15/2009

Student Celebration Day Videos

Just as we’re heading off to Cairo for the Imagine Cup worldwide finals I want to give you a...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/03/2009

Cairo here we come...

Regular readers will know all about the Imagine Cup but for the uninitiated it is the worlds largest...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/02/2009

Kodu is Here!

Have you ever wanted to create your own game but don’t want to get your hands dirty with code? We...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/01/2009

Office Ultimate for £38.95

Just a quick signpost to the Ultimate Steal, a programme that allows UK students purchase Office for...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 06/05/2009

Getting Started with Azure #1

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform allowing deployment of .NET applications with...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 05/19/2009

Build on IE8 and Win a 360 Elite

Microsoft are currently running a competition where you can build an IE8 Accelerator, Web Slice or...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 05/15/2009

Free MCTS Certification Through DreamSpark

For a limited time Microsoft is offering free vouchers to sit an MCTS exam through the DreamSpark...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 05/08/2009

Student Celebration Day Slides

To follow on from yesterday’s post I wanted to share the slides from the MSR talks: MSR Overview -...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 05/01/2009

Student Celebration Day

Yesterday we held a big event at MSR (Microsoft Research) Cambridge  to celebrate the success...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 04/30/2009

X48 Update – Games Now Available for Download

A really quick update on X48 – all the games are now online so you can see for yourself what can be...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/29/2009

X48 Wrap Up

It’s all over - early Saturday evening 80 exhausted students left Derby University for home after...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/23/2009

X48 in Full Swing!

What: X48 is a marathon gamecamp where students and indie developers use Microsoft's XNA Game Studio...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/20/2009

Students to be able to develop apps for SkyMarket for free!

Kudos to Paolo for getting to this one first. Simply put when Windows Mobile 6.5 launches an...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/12/2009

Lionhead Studios – Now Recruiting!

Lionhead Studios, developer of the Fable and Black and White series are looking to recruit the best...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/09/2009

Silverlight Training for Teaching Staff

My colleague Paolo is in the process of arranging a series of regional training days to introduce...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 03/04/2009

MSDNAA Software HowTo Video

MSDNAA is Microsoft's subscription for technical schools/colleges and universities which allows them...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 02/20/2009

IT Academy Student Pass - Free eLearning

A little while back I posted about a great new programme we launched which gives students free...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 02/13/2009

Silverlight on Linux - Moonlight

Yesterday Miguel de Icaza posted on his blog that Moonlight version 1.0 (the open source...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 02/12/2009

Internship Opportunities - Redmond, Seattle

If you're a technical student looking for the opportunity to get some experience and fancy working...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 01/13/2009

Student Technology Day Videos Now Online

On 1st of October at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank, London we hosted an awesome event...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 11/25/2008

Inspiration Tour back on the Road

Yesterday saw the first of this academic years Inspiration Tour events at Bradford University. This...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/09/2008

Free eLearning for Microsoft Certification

Ever fancied getting some more letters after you name and improving your job prospects when you...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 10/02/2008

Getting Started with DeepZoom

I've done a few events recently and showed off a new Microsoft technology called DeepZoom which is...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 09/30/2008

Photosynth goes live!

From today Photosynth is publicly available so you can not only view others 'synths' but create and...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 08/21/2008

Imagine Cup UK Finalists Touch Down in Seattle

Part of the prize for winning the UK finals of the Software Design competition of the Imagine Cup...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 08/06/2008

New XNA Mini Game Available

Video: XNA Creators Club Online: Movipa Mini Game The XNA team just announced a new mini game called...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 08/04/2008

Live Mesh Now Available to UK Users

You've probably all heard something in the IT press about Live Mesh over the last couple of months...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/31/2008

Sell your XNA Games with Xbox LIVE Community Games!

Over the last couple of weeks there have been some exciting announcements trickling out through the...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/28/2008

Imagine Cup '08 Closes and '09 Begins

This afternoon we had the prizegiving for the Imagine cup '08 in Paris where next year's venue and...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/08/2008

Imagine Cup Update

Both our Software Design and Embedded development teams put in a sterling effort but unfortunately...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/08/2008

Imagine Cup Grand Final, Paris

Over the past couple of weeks our UK finalist teams have been spending every waking hour preparing...

Author: edunhill1 Date: 07/04/2008

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