Everything fit for purpose: A new approach to device standardisation

Microsoft’s Richard Shipton knows a thing or two about public sector IT, having spent time working as a CTO in the UK government. At the recent Government Mobility conference, he told attendees that during his time in service, he began to notice a pattern. When a new employee started, they were presented with a standard-issue…

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Healthcare industry welcomes Surface Pro 3, UPMC among early adopters

This post was written by Cyril Belikoff and originally appeared here.  When we looked to develop the Surface Pro 3, we gathered feedback from commercial customers in many walks of life. They wanted an awesome laptop that was thin and light, had great battery life, good performance, and a brilliant screen. “Oh, and we want to replace…

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FAQ: What Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 OFFICIAL accreditation means for your organisation

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 now hold the UK Government’s recently launched “OFFICIAL” accreditation. What does that mean? It means that Microsoft Azure, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service cloud computing platform, and Office 365, Microsoft’s public cloud productivity suite for e-mail, collaboration and unified communications, are now accredited to hold or transact public sector data for…

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Where does it hurt? Skype Translator applied to patient care

On May 27th at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Microsoft stunned the audience with technology right out of Star Trek. Gurdeep Pall (left), who serves as Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft, gave the first-ever, public live demo of an exciting new capability that is being developed for Skype. It makes possible near real-time audio translation between two…


Microsoft’s mobility platform means business

This post is by  John Delaney, Associate Vice President, European Mobility, IDC. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella recently said that the company is to evolve towards a mobile first, cloud first world of business. In this world, mobile and cloud technologies are intrinsically linked – mobile devices, connected to the cloud, will give employees access to their…

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Just what the doctor ordered—Surface Pro 3

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve said so little about the newest member of our Surface family of devices, the Surface Pro 3. To say that, as a physician, I am excited about the Surface Pro 3 and its potential to rock the world for clinicians would be an understatement. But the truth of the matter…