Replace expensive legacy database platforms – January customer roundtable

Save money, improve manageability, increase performance Microsoft Customer Roundtable – January 23rd, London Hear how Transport for London and Hampshire County Council migrated business-critical database platforms from Oracle to SQL Server, find out which services and tools can help you, and talk to the Microsoft team. Register now. [Event code: 66A139] Reducing IT and operational costs…

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Microsoft server technology powers the new era of IT

In this second part of a three-part series, Tim Cozze-Young reports on Microsoft’s recent Enterprise Briefing and starts with cloud computing and the infrastructure that drives it, using real-world examples from Microsoft customers at the event. “When I hear ‘cloud’, I think ‘server’,” said Maurice Martin in his presentation at Microsoft’s Enterprise Briefing on 7 November…

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The compelling case for Windows 8

In this section of our three-part series on Microsoft’s recent Executive Briefing event, Tim Cozze-Young reports the highlights of a presentation about the benefits of Windows 8 and describes how BT, an early adopter, is using it to empower its engineers. One of the standout themes of the Microsoft’s Enterprise Briefing on 7 November was the…

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Day two at SOCITM 2012

It was the second and final day of SOCITM 2012 yesterday and we were once again spoilt for choice on sessions to visit. We ended up setting up camp in track one, the Library sessions, and we weren’t disappointed. Here are some of the highlights from today (and click here for our day one wrap…

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Day one at SOCITM 2012

Yesterday we were in Birmingham for the first day of SOCITM 2012. There were plenty of sessions to visit and new ideas, great case studies and practical examples on show. Here are some of the highlights from the day one’s talks: It’s not a myth Jos Creese, CIO of Hampshire County Council and Chair of Local CIO Council, was…

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What G-Cloud and the CloudStore means for the public sector

Why does the public sector need cloud? What is the CloudStore and is the cloud one way to overcome the age of austerity? Two of our Microsoft cloud experts help answer those questions and more in our double cloud whammy with Daniel Batts, head of business development for the public sector and Mark Ferrar, national…

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What can Windows Server 2012 do for my government organisation?

The recent launch of Windows Server 2012 has created new ways for government organisations to manage the very heart of their IT – the programs and data in their datacentres. Wayne Meyer, Server and Tools Product Manager at Microsoft outlines its benefits. Our customers tell us that they’re facing huge pressure to transform the datacentres. Driven…

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Microsoft launches three-year programme to help tackle youth unemployment

Microsoft has launched ‘Get On’, a new programme offering young people in the UK the skills and inspiration they need to succeed in getting that all important first job. With youth unemployment currently at 1.02 million1, Get On aims to help 300,000 16-24 year olds take meaningful steps toward work and the start of a career over…

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All change – Steve Ballmer discusses innovation, Microsoft and enterprise IT

Tim Cozze-Young was at the Microsoft Executive Briefing in London to hear what our CEO, Steve Ballmer, had to say about the future of IT and how Microsoft is evolving to meet the needs of enterprise customers. In 2020, three-quarters of the Fortune 500 will be companies we haven’t heard of yet, according to Yale’s…

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easyJet transforms business model with cloud and Azure – what about in government?

Luton-based easyJet are differentiating themselves from other low cost airlines by bringing in a new seat booking system. Traditionally synonymous with airport scrums due to the free seating arrangements on their planes, this move signifies a new era for the carrier. Is it time for government organisations to take a leaf from easyJet’s book (or should…

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