Tube Lines empowers staff with mobile computing, improves service

First responder teams at Tube Lines work all day, every day, to ensure safe and timely travel on the London Underground. Tube Lines is re-architecting an iPad app to run as a touch-enabled app on Windows 8 tablets. With emergency data at their fingertips, responders work faster to protect passengers. Engineers also carry the tablets…

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Technology is a team player

Microsoft’s Breakfast with the Lions event explored the balance between the team and the individual from the perspective of maximising team performance on and off the rugby pitch. Microsoft and the Lions When we gathered at the Skyloft of London’s Millbank Tower, everyone was excited to watch the rumble with the Brumbies and hear from…

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Press Association migrates messaging infrastructure to the cloud with Office 365

Today we bring you news which will no doubt get the inspirational juices flowing for all the IT decision makers out there… The Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland needed to upgrade its outdated desktop technology infrastructure to a more cost effective and useable system. Working with Microsoft Cloud…

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Telefónica to improve communication and collaboration for employees worldwide using Microsoft cloud technologies

Leading telecommunications provider will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer as part of a strategic initiative utilizing IT for better business results and a competitive edge. Telefónica, a leading provider of integrated communication solutions, will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer across its operating businesses to employees worldwide. These technologies are part of a global…

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Constabulary Lowers Costs, Increases Public Safety with Enhanced Collaboration

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary wanted to replace an outdated Lotus Notes environment and transform how the organisation worked. In 2012, the constabulary used Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to explore how it could better help its employees discover information, share documents, and organise data. As a result, the constabulary expects to lower costs, increase collaboration, and enhance public…

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Mistrust of employees halts a greater uptake of Anywhere Working

Microsoft-commissioned study reveals vast majority of office workers say they are more productive working away from the office but fear how it is perceived by their colleagues. According to a new study on flexible working commissioned by Microsoft, a massive 70 per cent of British office workers, who are able to work away from the…

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The big advantages of flexible working – radio interview with Microsoft’s Dave Coplin

The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems that large enterprise organisations are still divided about what flexible working brings to their company and, most importantly their productivity. Today’s Anywhere Working event at the London Transport Museum has been an excellent demonstration of how well flexible working…

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The new era of devices and services

After a busy year of innovation and product releases, Microsoft is making more big bets on five huge technology trends. What are they? How do they affect business? What do they mean for Microsoft? “We’re not taking time off,” says Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, as he addresses a room full of CIOs and IT decision-makers…

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Inside Microsoft Research Cambridge

Microsoft recently held an event at Microsoft Research Cambridge, inviting thought leaders and innovators from business and bringing them together with our own 100-strong team of researchers. Filling the labs auditorium and seminar rooms, it was in itself, an experiment in creative cross-pollination. Founded in 1997, the lab’s mission focuses on leading-edge research that advances…

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