Microsoft Digital Town Hall – Wakefield – Tuesday December 4th

With the kind support of Wakefield Council, we are holding a Microsoft Digital Town Hall Forum  at Woolley Hall in Wakefield on Tuesday December 4th.   The Microsoft Digital Town Hall gives you an opportunity to find out about the latest developments across a range of Microsoft technologies and to hear about relevant customer projects. …

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Access all areas – Microsoft and Accessibility

I was talking with a colleague this week and we were discussing the topic of accessibility. We know this is a major requirement for all public sector organisations and local authorities that strive to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to providing online services to citizens.   The facts surrounding the level of…

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Measure for measure – Microsoft Performance Management Events

  If you have the willpower to pore over the detailed report Meeting the Aspirations of the British People, which you may recognise more by its sub-title: 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review (October 2007), you will see, set out in Annex C, the list of 198 (I think!) Public Service Agreement measures and…

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Free TechNet Events coming around the country

TechNet is pleased to announce the second series of technical events “TechNet on the Road” We will again be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Falkirk) There are 3 separate sessions:1) Beyond SharePoint – a look at Microsoft Office…

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7 tips for working securely from wireless hotspots

Like last week’s posting, on 10 ways to work more securely, was a handy way of reminding your staff about common sense steps that they can take to keep their own personal PCs secure, as well as contributing to the organisation security you’re managing. Well, here’s another list in a similar vein, that you may…

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Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management Conference – 14th November

Developing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a vital way to improve business agility, using your existing IT assets. Microsoft is holding a SOA & Business Process Management (BPM) Conference on 14 November at our Reading campus, where experts will present the latest thinking on a range of key issues. The event includes keynote sessions covering…

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Getting out of voice mail jail

  Customers often say to me,  “There is all this talk of unified communications in today’s technology press but what does it really mean?”.  In simple terms, I explain that it is a way of joining an organisations’ voice and data networks in order to reduce costs and improve productivity.   This is really important…

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Government Gateway – 11 million users and growing

Last week, Microsoft and the Cabinet Office held a conference to update local authorities and central government agencies on progress to-date with the Government Gateway – the website UK citizens use to register for online government services. It is an important part of the government’s strategy of delivering ‘joined up’ government, enabling people to communicate…

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Performance Management Live Meeting 23rd October

The next Microsoft Live Meeting for the Public Sector, on the topic of Performance Management, takes place on Tuesday October 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00. This Live Meeting introduces the new business intelligence solution from Microsoft – Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) 2007 – which provides all of the functionality that is needed for performance management including scorecards, dashboards, management reporting,…

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10 Ways to Work More Securely

What’s the biggest risk to your IT system security? Probably your users! For all of the efforts that you make, it only takes one user to do something really dumb inappropriate, and suddenly you’re back to firefighting. And how many times have you had to remind your users about some of the things in this…

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