Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dream-Build-Play Challenge

Microsoft’s Dream-Build-Play challenge of 2009 has just started, and it is running from April 6 – August 6, so if you are interested in getting involved register here.

The dream-build-play challenge is an annual competition that is run by Microsoft that encourages anyone over that age of 16 to build their dream computer game. The prizes for this competition are pretty good, and include a share of $75,000 and more importantly a possible Xbox live publishing contract – if your game can cut it.

The basics of the competition are, use XNA and build the game for the Xbox. Additionally everyone that enters will get a free copy of a 12 month XNA creators club trial membership.

Monday, April 13, 2009

An introduction to cloud computing with Microsoft technologies

As we all know there have been a considerable amount of interest and talk about cloud computing solution and over the past couple of years the large computing companies have started offering their solutions. Microsoft has also thrown its hat into the preverbal ring offering .Net framework.

Rob Bagby is writing a series on how to start using the Azure framework – Link

The video podcast by Rob of his blog entry can be found here

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Free Microsoft Exams

Microsoft is offering students free certification exams in any test that is for a technology specialist exam! This offer is available till the 30th June 2009, and is being offered as part of the Dreamspark program.


Anyone that is even semi interested in taking an exam I encourage you to sign-up before June 30th. If there are any problems with the offer leave a comment.

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