How to save your files in ODF formats using Office 365

Microsoft has a long history of supporting open document formats in Office 365, even as some of our competitors lagged behind. Today, that journey begins a new chapter as the “Download to ODF” functionality in Office 365 becomes available for all our users, as part of a free update to both the Consumer and Enterprise…

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary disrupts traditional approaches to Policing at Home Office exhibition

This post is by Black Marble Marketing Director Linda Hogg.  A Chief Constable’s singular vision, a constabulary’s commitment to technology and an innovative software company combined to create game-changing new software for Officers. Shown in public for the first time at the Home Office Security and Policing exhibition, the solution – built end-to-end with Microsoft technologies –…

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What are the essential steps to deploying new technology in the public sector?

I was on Twitter the other day and saw this slide from a Public Sector ICT conference outlining what one presenter said were the 10 steps to successful ICT deployment. It’s an important concept, as there’s real value in having a checklist to work from when deploying new technology. My list would look a little…

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Microsoft and UK government continue to put the cloud first

The UK government is a global leader in promoting public sector use of cloud technology and Microsoft is proud to support this endeavour at every step of the way. The government’s cloud-first policy ensured that government departments would opt for cloud tools as a first solution and Microsoft has long been a leader in the…

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Microsoft exhibiting at Security & Policing – March 10th-12th, Farnborough

The Home Office Security & Policing event comes to Farnborough between March 10th-12th, providing a platform for professionals from the UK and across the world to engage with the very highest level of security expertise and personnel. With an attendee list drawn from police, law enforcement, security and offender management professionals who are tasked with security, civil…

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4 more chances to learn if Microsoft Office 365 is right for your organisation

More than ever before, every penny of IT spend needs to be justified. Taking an evidenced based approach to making crucial IT decisions will help remove risk and manage cost while understanding where cloud services can support and develop your existing strategy.  Microsoft Office 365 isn’t a one size fits all offering and there are…

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New Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Crown Commercial Service following expiration of PSA12

Last week we started telling partners about a Transition Agreement signed with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) following the natural expiration of PSA12. Here are the details of that agreement and, for more information, we recommend you speak with your Microsoft representative or Licensing Solution Partner. Microsoft has had a strategic relationship with UK Government…

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Latest CESG security guidance highlights new strengths in Windows Phone 8.1

Last month CESG issued its latest platform guidance, a concise update on general platform risk management strategies. The guidance evaluates Windows Phone 8.1 on 12 foundational security principles, as part of the end user device security framework.  CESG’s latest platform study shows Windows Phone 8.1 is on a very strong trajectory of improvement. The new…

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Is Microsoft Office 365 right for your organisation?

More than ever before, every penny of IT spend needs to be justified. Taking an evidenced based approach to making crucial IT decisions will help remove risk and manage cost while understanding where cloud services can support and develop your existing strategy.  Microsoft Office 365 isn’t a one size fits all offering and there are…

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