What is a data scientist?

Is data science the new rock and roll? What does a data scientist actually do? We asked our own friendly data scientist Kenji Takeda to break it down for us. There are many definitions of a ‘data scientist’. But it’s clear that it’s something to do with ‘big data’ and that they’re cool. Harvard Business Review…

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All those ways you didn’t think Office was going to change your life

We thought you’d like to know about today’s launch of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium – to help improve productivity in your home office and in your personal life!… To celebrate the launch of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium in the UK we are holding a unique event taking place based on and around the specially created…

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Business reimagined

You have already heard the litany of the new world of work: social, cloud, mobile, BYOD, big data. You’ve probably read that ‘work is something you do not somewhere you go.’ But what does that actually mean for businesses? What does Work 2.0 look like? What new skills do we need? What does it mean…

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Private Cloud Nine

Cliff Evans, Private Cloud Lead at Microsoft UK, attended a recent CIO roundtable to discuss the role that private cloud can play in large companies and the opportunities and challenges it presents for IT leaders. Everyone talks about the cloud but, really, there are several types of cloud. Most people are familiar with public cloud…

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The new Office – what we love about it…

In case you missed it the new Office is already available to volume license customers and later this month it will launch to consumers. Here are a few things that we love about the new Office… The new Office delivers your Office applications anywhere, all optimized for the best experience across your devices – from PCs…

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The new world of social collaboration in Enterprise – free download!

As you have probably noticed we are witnessing fundamental shifts in enterprises and societies. Four computing megatrends – cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices, Big Data, and pervasive social features in applications – are increasing employee engagement, improving team collaboration, and enhancing business agility. These trends serve new work scenarios in which it’s easier than ever for…

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Windows Phone 8 – a secure choice for Enterprise

Wow, has it really been a few months now since the launch of Windows Phone 8? I certainly seems like merely weeks. That said, businesses were quick to cotton on to the fact that this new Windows Phone 8 platform packs some serious punch for the Enterprise sector. For starters, the platform has excellent social media…

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Four cool R&D projects that are going to change your world

At a recent event at Microsoft Research Cambridge, a number of demos stood out. They address big problems and use new technology to solve them. Their relevance to business IT problems is obvious but they also have the potential to help change the world. Big data to big decisions. This unnamed prototype lets non-experts visualise…

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See, touch and explore the future of interaction

Microsoft Research is exploring the future of interaction, including direct 3D interactions with augmented reality. Let’s take a look at the technology that is already out there: Sensors. Today’s mobile devices have sensors that make Star Trek’s Tricorder look medieval. For example, a typical smart phone has a compass, accelerometers, gyros, GPS and cameras. Combined…

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