Smarter Government – Microsoft at SOCITM 2011 – Day 1 Reflections

This year celebrating its 25th anniversary, SOCITM comes to the NEC for a gathering of the UK’s brightest in the world of IT in the public sector. CIOs and CTOs were joined by partners, suppliers, media and analysts. The two day event kicked off today with Glyn Evans, President of SOCITM, opening the day by…

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Operational Efficiency – Microsoft System Center 2012 Launch Roadshows Update

I first brought your attention to the series of Microsoft System Center 2012 regional launch roadshow events in an earlier blog posting.  Demand is proving to be very high for these events and we have just added a new date to the series for Edinburgh on Tuesday February 28th 2012. Microsoft provides physical and virtual…

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Smarter Government – See you at SOCITM 2011

We are looking forward to meeting many of you at the SOCITM 2011 conference next week. It runs from November 29 to December 1 at Birmingham’s NEC. Microsoft is attending SOCITM 2011 as a sponsor and exhibitor together with a selection of our public sector solution partners. We hope to see many of you at the ‘Designing…

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Smarter Government – Windows Azure drives innovative use of open data

Open data is driving both innovative applications and the practical use of cloud computing. A colleague has just brought me up to speed on how a variety of public sector organisations are using Windows Azure to enable citizen connection, the provisioning of open data and Government-as-a-Service applications. The momentum is definitely building for Windows Azure…

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Cloud Computing – SQL Server 2012 Cloud Ready Information Platform – Free Licensing Webinars

SQL Server 2012 is a significant product release, providing Mission Critical Confidence with greater uptime, fast performance and enhanced security features for mission critical workloads; Breakthrough Insight with managed self-service data exploration and interactive data visualisation capabilities; Cloud On Your Terms by enabling the creation and extension of solutions across on-premises and public cloud. SQL…

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Operational Efficiency – Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Summit – November 30th

The Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Summit is your opportunity to find out about all the latest developments in Microsoft’s systems management suite of technologies.  It is taking place on November 30th and, as it is an online event, you can attend from the comfort of your own office. The Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual…

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Cloud Computing – Free learning resources from Microsoft Virtual Academy

Last week, I brought to your attention a free white paper on Cloud learning – What IT Professionals Need to Know. Now, I would like to point you towards a selection of free education resources on cloud computing available from the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).  The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT…

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Smarter Government – Information Governance in the Public Sector with SharePoint 2010

Would you like to find out how the London Boroughs of Newham and Islington are achieving secure and compliant document records and information management with SharePoint 2010? The Microsoft partners, Automated Intelligence and In-Form Consult (IFC), are hosting a workshop on Achieving Information Governance in the Public Sector with SharePoint 2010 on Friday November 11th…

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