Spotlight APAC – CSP

Microsoft’s Spotlight Program was originally developed in Queensland Australia as a way of highlighting solutions that deliver real benefits to customers.  Now in in 7th iteration it is being extended to Asia Pacific countries and is focusing on CSP. Microsoft Partners will work with a Government customer to understand their challenges and business problems, and…

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Gordon McKenzie is now blogging

I would like to welcome Gordon McKenzie to the world of blogging!  Gordon is a colleague of mine who looks after the business side of things on CSP and has just started blogging at http://blogs.msdn.com/gordonm. For those who know Gordon, he has been in the industry longer than he cares to mention and is the…

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CSP VPC Demo Download

I often get asked how and where people can get hold of the Microsoft CSP VPC Demo to download. This demo is hosted on www.microsoftpsdemos.com and takes you though how products like SharePoint and Dynamics CRM can help Government Organisations improve their Citizen interaction and internal productivity. You can run the demo directly from the…

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CSP in 2009

  It was a really fantastic experience being involved in the launch of CSP in April 2008, and has been a hectic year trying to keep up with it!  Over the last few months we have been working on our technical strategy as we move into 2009. The most significant and visible part of our…

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Single View Platform

While I was relaxing on holiday we unveiled the Single View Platform (SVP) at the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Conference (GEOINT 2008).  Here is a snippet from the official press release: At the GEOINT 2008 Symposium this week, Microsoft Corp. continues to highlight its numerous contributions to the growing market for geospatial software offerings with…

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Live Services Training

One of the most interesting aspects of the CSP work I am doing is how the Windows Live Services can be used by Government Agencies.  This can range from email access for citizens, through to using Messenger to communicate with citizens. However what is even more exciting is Jumpstart 2009; a free 2 day classroom…

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So what is the Citizen Service Platform?

In my role at Microsoft, CSP (Citizen Service Platform) is taking up most of my time.  So what is it?  Before we start, lets get one thing straight – it is not a product… So CSP is how Microsoft is engaging with Local and Regional Government.  As an industry I think it has suffered more…

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