How an app no one uses could be endangering your IT security

In just under five months, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP – and running XP after 8 April carries significant security risks. Yet many UK government offices are still relying on the 12-year-old operating system, which means that the race is on to migrate government machines to a modern operating system like Windows 7…

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Microsoft CityNext: Green light for a mobile Manchester

This post is by Raluca Anghel. Commuting in a city of 2.69 million residents can be tedious, but Manchester found a way to ease this task for all its citizens. Transport for Greater Manchester is the body responsible for overseeing Greater Manchester’s complex transport system, including buses, trains, stations, strategic road networks and cycle centres. However,…

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Social collaboration is now easier than ever for Government workers – here’s why

A recent survey of UK workers found that 39% say their organisation needs to rethink how it operates. One of their top complaints was around the amount of e-mail they have to cope with daily. E-mail overload kills productivity, stifles collaboration and makes organisations less responsive. Luckily, rethinking how your organisation works just got a…

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The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of business applications

The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services are permeating every aspect of our lives…

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Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook

Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store. The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook are the following apps: Love…

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Windows 8 gets big support among global partners

I recently attended a Microsoft partner conference in Rome, which brought together Microsoft thought leaders, innovators, partners, and customers from around the world to discuss the future of technology in the public sector and new ways of creating a real impact in government. While it may not be a surprise, Windows 8 dominated many of my conversations,…

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Join us at an App Compat Session near you!

We are thrilled to extend the invitation to you to attend our series of App Compat Sessions! Microsoft have teamed up with Camwood, Citrix Systems and Quest Software, all application compatibility experts, to help show you the range of solutions available to help you overcome App Compat road blocks. Join us to learn how browser…

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