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  • Artificial Intelligence: Then and Now

    Game industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver talk about just how far artificial intelligence has come, using their extensive library of games as examples.

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Artificial Intelligence: Then and Now

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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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More personal computing, part 1
More personal computing, part 1
More personal computing, part 1

By Mike Taulty, Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist

This first article in a series on personal computing looks back at where it all started for Microsoft, and the changes we’ve come to expect over time.

This first article in a series on personal computing looks back at where it all started for Microsoft, and the changes we’ve come to expect over time.

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Getting started with Microsoft developer certifications
Getting started with Microsoft developer certifications
Getting started with Microsoft developer certifications

By Larry Kaye, Senior Business Strategy Manager

Larry Kaye, who looks after the Microsoft Technical Certification business, answers the two key questions he gets asked by developers around the world – how to get started and how certifications stay relevant.

Larry Kaye, who looks after the Microsoft Technical Certification business, answers the two key questions he gets asked by developers around the world – how to get started and how certifications stay relevant.

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20 pro recruitment tips for developers
20 pro recruitment tips for developers
20 pro recruitment tips for developers

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

We speak to leading recruitment experts and get their top 20 tips on how to improve your employment chances, and bag yourself that dream job.

We speak to leading recruitment experts and get their top 20 tips on how to improve your employment chances, and bag yourself that dream job.

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What’s new from the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2016
What’s new from the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2016
What’s new from the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2016

By Chris Walden, Editor, Microsoft UK.

The Microsoft Edge Web Summit featured a day of exciting talks and announcements from the engineers themselves, and you'll get a look at new techniques and tools that’ll make your life a little bit easier.

The Microsoft Edge Web Summit featured a day of exciting talks and announcements from the engineers themselves, and you'll get a look at new techniques and tools that’ll make your life a little bit easier.

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SQLBits SQL Server Catch-up for the DB Developer
SQLBits SQL Server Catch-up for the DB Developer
SQLBits SQL Server Catch-up for the DB Developer

By Chris Testa-O’Neill, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Owner of Claribi

This year’s SQLBits -- Europe’s largest Microsoft Data Platform conference -- is the UK official launch event for SQL Server 2016.

This year’s SQLBits -- Europe’s largest Microsoft Data Platform conference -- is the UK official launch event for SQL Server 2016.

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Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – March 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – March 2016
Microsoft Developer Monthly News Roundup – March 2016

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

It was a big month of Microsoft dev news, from the release of the BBC micro:bit to the latest announcements from the Build Conference, and we reveal all in our March round-up.

It was a big month of Microsoft dev news, from the release of the BBC micro:bit to the latest announcements from the Build Conference, and we reveal all in our March round-up.

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A game jam and hackathon survival guide
A game jam and hackathon survival guide
A game jam and hackathon survival guide

By Kieran Green, Developer

Planning to do a game jam or hackathon? Kieran Green talks about his survival guide, and how you can get the most out of your experience!

Planning to do a game jam or hackathon? Kieran Green talks about his survival guide, and how you can get the most out of your experience!

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Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 2
Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 2
Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 2

By Christos Matskas, Premier Azure Dev PFE, Microsoft

Day 2 was all about Azure and mobile, .NET, and Visual Studio, all of which are massively important to developers. I stayed up until really to watch the live sessions, because I was too excited to go to bed.

Day 2 was all about Azure and mobile, .NET, and Visual Studio, all of which are massively important to developers. I stayed up until really to watch the live sessions, because I was too excited to go to bed.

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Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 1
Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 1
Build 2016 from a developer’s perspective – Day 1

By Christos Matskas, IT Director, SoftwareLounge

Another year, another exciting event! Lots of things were announced during the first day’s keynotes, and I’ll be looking at how these affect us, the developers. Let’s get started, shall we?

Another year, another exciting event! Lots of things were announced during the first day’s keynotes, and I’ll be looking at how these affect us, the developers. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Build 2016 – Day 1 Keynote Wrap-Up
Build 2016 – Day 1 Keynote Wrap-Up
Build 2016 – Day 1 Keynote Wrap-Up

By Chris Walden, Editor, Microsoft UK

Missed the keynote, or just want a recap of what was announced? Check in and read up on what was an exciting couple of hours!

Missed the keynote, or just want a recap of what was announced? Check in and read up on what was an exciting couple of hours!

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Radication Games: Gaming for good
Radication Games: Gaming for good
Radication Games: Gaming for good

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

We speak to the developer behind Sanitarium, a game with grand designs on curing tuberculosis.

We speak to the developer behind Sanitarium, a game with grand designs on curing tuberculosis.

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Artificial Intelligence: Then and Now
Artificial Intelligence: Then and Now
Artificial Intelligence: Then and Now

By Philip and Andrew Oliver, AKA The Oliver Twins

Game industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver talk about just how far artificial intelligence has come, using their extensive library of games as examples. From Pac-Man to present day, and a little beyond.

Game industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver talk about just how far artificial intelligence has come, using their extensive library of games as examples. From Pac-Man to present day, and a little beyond.

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Testing for quality using Team Foundation Server 2015
Testing for quality using Team Foundation Server 2015
Testing for quality using Team Foundation Server 2015

By Tarun Arora, Microsoft MVP, AvanadeInc

Software teams are constantly under pressure to deliver more. But what’s the right level of quality? Quality is a very subjective term; so it’s important for teams to agree a definition of quality for their software.

Software teams are constantly under pressure to deliver more. But what’s the right level of quality? Quality is a very subjective term; so it’s important for teams to agree a definition of quality for their software.

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Build 2016 Viewing Parties – Learn, Network, Pizza
Build 2016 Viewing Parties – Learn, Network, Pizza
Build 2016 Viewing Parties – Learn, Network, Pizza

By Chris Walden, Editor, Microsoft UK

Build 2016 is quickly approaching, and we have a few events that are coinciding with it. Whether you’re watching at a viewing party or online, make sure you don’t miss out!

Build 2016 is quickly approaching, and we have a few events that are coinciding with it. Whether you’re watching at a viewing party or online, make sure you don’t miss out!

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Windows 10: One product family, One platform, One store
Windows 10: One product family, One platform, One store
Windows 10: One product family, One platform, One store

By Mike Taulty, Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist

Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist Mike Taulty kicks off a series of articles exploring the Universal Windows Platform, putting Windows 10 in context of the Windows of the past and what all this means to you.

Microsoft UK Technical Evangelist Mike Taulty kicks off a series of articles exploring the Universal Windows Platform, putting Windows 10 in context of the Windows of the past and what all this means to you.

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Get started with sentiment analysis
Get started with sentiment analysis
Get started with sentiment analysis

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

With so many data sources at your fingertips, we discover how you can tell what an audience is thinking with the help of social listening.

With so many data sources at your fingertips, we discover how you can tell what an audience is thinking with the help of social listening.

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Making your Windows game stand out with Cortana
Making your Windows game stand out with Cortana
Making your Windows game stand out with Cortana

By Simon Jackson, ID@Xbox MVP

True speech interaction is something we don’t see very often in gaming, so what can Cortana do for our apps and games?

True speech interaction is something we don’t see very often in gaming, so what can Cortana do for our apps and games?

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Your first project with the Raspberry Pi Zero
Your first project with the Raspberry Pi Zero
Your first project with the Raspberry Pi Zero

By Aidan Taylor, Microsoft Student Partner (MSP)

Microsoft Student Partner (MSP), Aidan Taylor, test drives the highly portable Raspberry Pi Zero. Find out how he gets on when teaming the Pi with an LED board.

Microsoft Student Partner (MSP), Aidan Taylor, test drives the highly portable Raspberry Pi Zero. Find out how he gets on when teaming the Pi with an LED board.

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6 differences between VS 2015 Enterprise and Pro
6 differences between VS 2015 Enterprise and Pro
6 differences between VS 2015 Enterprise and Pro

By Giles Davies, Visual Studio Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

As we like to change edition names and move functionality around from time to time, here’s a concise summary of the differences between Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise and Visual Studio 2015 Professional.

As we like to change edition names and move functionality around from time to time, here’s a concise summary of the differences between Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise and Visual Studio 2015 Professional.

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