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    As the digital revolution progresses, traditional tech roles are blurring. For this reason, and with immediate effect, we’re merging our content to a single source for the latest news, events and how to’s for developers and IT Professionals - the TechNet UK Blog

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We’re moving home
We’re moving home
We’re moving home

By Sara Allison, Technical Editor in Chief, Microsoft UK

As the digital revolution progresses, traditional tech roles are blurring. For this reason, and with immediate effect, we’re merging our content to a single source for the latest news, events and how to’s for developers...

As the digital revolution progresses, traditional tech roles are blurring. For this reason, and with immediate effect, we’re merging our content to a single source for the latest news, events and how to’s for developers and IT Professionals - the TechNet UK Blog

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Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – July 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – July 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – July 2016

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

This month we reveal the winners from this year's Imagine Cup, showcase how VR could transform the lives of children with autism, and round up the hottest Microsoft news for July!

This month we reveal the winners from this year's Imagine Cup, showcase how VR could transform the lives of children with autism, and round up the hottest Microsoft news for July!

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UK team takes on the world at the Imagine Cup
UK team takes on the world at the Imagine Cup
UK team takes on the world at the Imagine Cup

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

UK Imagine Cup team Sapient took on the world's best in Seattle this month. We caught up with team leader Thomas Mahoney ahead of the World Finals.

UK Imagine Cup team Sapient took on the world's best in Seattle this month. We caught up with team leader Thomas Mahoney ahead of the World Finals.

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An introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework
An introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework
An introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework

By Gary Pretty, Technical Strategist, Mando Group

Gary Pretty from Mando runs through what the Microsoft Bot Framework is and what you can do with it, as well as showing off a working example: the Timesheet Fridge!

Gary Pretty from Mando runs through what the Microsoft Bot Framework is and what you can do with it, as well as showing off a working example: the Timesheet Fridge!

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Skyscanner’s Year in Bots
Skyscanner’s Year in Bots
Skyscanner’s Year in Bots

By David Low, Skyscanner Developer Advocate

David Low, Developer Advocate at Skyscanner, takes a look back at how the use of bots has influenced Skyscanner over the past year, as well as giving some useful tips that may help you with your own bot projects.

David Low, Developer Advocate at Skyscanner, takes a look back at how the use of bots has influenced Skyscanner over the past year, as well as giving some useful tips that may help you with your own bot projects.

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Upcoming events
Upcoming events
Upcoming events

By Chris Walden, Microsoft UK

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and bookmark this page as it’ll be updated near the beginning of every month!

Another month, another extensive list of events you could be going to! Be sure to give the list the once over, and bookmark this page as it’ll be updated near the beginning of every month!

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FitWell’s journey with data, IoT and the cloud
FitWell’s journey with data, IoT and the cloud
FitWell’s journey with data, IoT and the cloud

By Ahmet Taha Şakar, CTO at FitWell

FitWell’s CTO Ahmet Taha Şakar talks about how their popular fitness app provides personal training with the help of data analysis, machine learning and more.

FitWell’s CTO Ahmet Taha Şakar talks about how their popular fitness app provides personal training with the help of data analysis, machine learning and more.

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Rare: talking Big Data on the Sea of Thieves
Rare: talking Big Data on the Sea of Thieves
Rare: talking Big Data on the Sea of Thieves

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

Ofri Dar is Business Intelligence Manager at Rare, Microsoft's UK-based game studio, and here she explains how data is driving the future of game dev.

Ofri Dar is Business Intelligence Manager at Rare, Microsoft's UK-based game studio, and here she explains how data is driving the future of game dev.

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More Personal Computing #2: Integrating Speech
More Personal Computing #2: Integrating Speech
More Personal Computing #2: Integrating Speech

By Mike Taulty, Microsoft UK Developer Evangelist

The handling of speech within an app is helped by today’s modern platforms, that do a lot of the heavy lifting in order to reduce the burden on a developer. Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist Mike Taulty explains how…

The handling of speech within an app is helped by today’s modern platforms, that do a lot of the heavy lifting in order to reduce the burden on a developer. Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist Mike Taulty explains how…

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Innovation and Openness: Taking a look at ‘The Garage’
Innovation and Openness: Taking a look at ‘The Garage’
Innovation and Openness: Taking a look at ‘The Garage’

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

As senior programme manager at Microsoft's innovation and maker space, The Garage, Stacey Mulcahy is bringing new tools to Microsoft employees.

As senior programme manager at Microsoft's innovation and maker space, The Garage, Stacey Mulcahy is bringing new tools to Microsoft employees.

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Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – June 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – June 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – June 2016

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

This month we show how to get your hands on a BBC micro:bit, announce Microsoft's award winners at Cannes Lions, and reveal the UK team that’s hoping to win the Imagine Cup.

This month we show how to get your hands on a BBC micro:bit, announce Microsoft's award winners at Cannes Lions, and reveal the UK team that’s hoping to win the Imagine Cup.

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SQL Server 2016 new features, plus pulling data from any web service
SQL Server 2016 new features, plus pulling data from...
SQL Server 2016 new features, plus pulling data from any web service

By Tony Rogerson, Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Microsoft Data Platform MVP Tony Rogerson sets the scene for new features in SQL Server 2016 and explains the Rack of features around dealing with JSON.

Microsoft Data Platform MVP Tony Rogerson sets the scene for new features in SQL Server 2016 and explains the Rack of features around dealing with JSON.

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Presence: VR as a tool for empathy
Presence: VR as a tool for empathy
Presence: VR as a tool for empathy

By Vaida Plankyte, Game Designer

Virtual reality allows viewers to feel immersed in an environment by radically changing the way you interact with the world; but it’s not just about realism or the new gameplay possibilities.

Virtual reality allows viewers to feel immersed in an environment by radically changing the way you interact with the world; but it’s not just about realism or the new gameplay possibilities.

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Funding and Opportunities for Game Developers
Funding and Opportunities for Game Developers
Funding and Opportunities for Game Developers

By Chris Walden, Microsoft UK

Many developers don’t know where to start when it comes to acquiring money for game development. However, there’s help at hand if you’re in desperate need of funds to make the next best thing.

Many developers don’t know where to start when it comes to acquiring money for game development. However, there’s help at hand if you’re in desperate need of funds to make the next best thing.

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Bloodhound: Humans and AI create the world’s fastest car
Bloodhound: Humans and AI create the world’s fastest car
Bloodhound: Humans and AI create the world’s fastest car

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

We speak to the team behind the UK's bid to smash through the land speed record at 1000mph. Discover how a British engineering project could revolutionise STEM education in the UK.

We speak to the team behind the UK's bid to smash through the land speed record at 1000mph. Discover how a British engineering project could revolutionise STEM education in the UK.

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Could a digital UI age over time? Digital Patina Part 2
Could a digital UI age over time? Digital Patina Part 2
Could a digital UI age over time? Digital Patina Part 2

By Andrew Spooner, Evangelism Lead at Microsoft UK

Technical Evangelist Andrew Spooner explores in more detail the idea of digital wear and tear and how developers could provide users with valuable information on what they use and what features they’re missing out on.

Technical Evangelist Andrew Spooner explores in more detail the idea of digital wear and tear and how developers could provide users with valuable information on what they use and what features they’re missing out on.

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Extend your apps and services with Windows 10
Extend your apps and services with Windows 10
Extend your apps and services with Windows 10

By Sara Allison, Technical Editor in Chief, Microsoft UK

Find out about the new Windows 10 experiences and opportunities that are being created for developers with Windows, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Find out about the new Windows 10 experiences and opportunities that are being created for developers with Windows, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

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How Microsoft is integrating with OS tech like Java, Linux, Bash and more
How Microsoft is integrating with OS tech like Java,...
How Microsoft is integrating with OS tech like Java, Linux, Bash and more

By Giles Davies, Visual Studio Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

Microsoft has changed - significantly. In the past we built for Windows and .NET devs only, but now we’ve opened up our tech and are ensuring strong integration with any language, framework or tool.

Microsoft has changed - significantly. In the past we built for Windows and .NET devs only, but now we’ve opened up our tech and are ensuring strong integration with any language, framework or tool.

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Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – May 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – May 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – May 2016

By Dan Oliver, Editor-in-chief at Creative Bloq

From rocket cars to Minecraft AI, we've got an eclectic helping of news on offer this month, so sit back and relax as we take you on a supersonic tour of Microsoft's May news.

From rocket cars to Minecraft AI, we've got an eclectic helping of news on offer this month, so sit back and relax as we take you on a supersonic tour of Microsoft's May news.

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Migrating a TFS TFVC team project to a Git team project
Migrating a TFS TFVC team project to a Git team project
Migrating a TFS TFVC team project to a Git team project

By Richard Fennell, Black Marble Ltd

In the past I've written on the theory behind migrating TFVC to Git with history. I’ve since used this process for real, as opposed to as a proof of concept, and this post documents my experiences.

In the past I've written on the theory behind migrating TFVC to Git with history. I’ve since used this process for real, as opposed to as a proof of concept, and this post documents my experiences.

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Commission a logo before building an app
Commission a logo before building an app
Commission a logo before building an app

By Matt Lacey, Author of Intuitive UX

To build and promote an app before worrying about how it looks is a traditionally developer centric approach. As the title of this post suggests, I want to share with you why being in such a situation is a problem.

To build and promote an app before worrying about how it looks is a traditionally developer centric approach. As the title of this post suggests, I want to share with you why being in such a situation is a problem.

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