Civil Service Live 2014 – Discover what a day of smarter working really looks like

 The way we work is changing and technology is allowing us to work when, where and how we choose. Microsoft will be exploring that transformation in a very literal way with its stand at Civil Service Live 2014. At Civil Service Live London we’ll be showing off the latest innovative devices coupled with best-in-class cloud-based productivity…

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Free eBook: “Bringing UK government into the cloud”

Maybe you’re convinced that cloud tools are the future. Or maybe you’re not so sure. Whether you’re cloud sceptic or a cloud evangelist, it’s hard to get away from the topic these days. Trouble is, most of the information out there is written for IT pros who eat, sleep and breathe this stuff. What you…

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Learn the ‘How of the Cloud’ with Government Computing and Microsoft

You know that the future of public sector IT is in the cloud. But how do you get your organisation started? Cloud advocates within public sector organisations face numerous challenges, including: Defining the business case for cloud tools. Selecting the cloud services that best fit the organisation’s needs. Adopting best practices for cloud deployment. Luckily…


What will the mobile boom mean for your office? Here’s one way to find out

We all love a good orderly queue. But the truth is, when it comes to citizen services, no one can be bothered to wait around to be helped anymore. Now that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, most people can’t be asked to go down to the local branch office to fill out a…


Responsive government: Changing the flow of information to transform your organisation

Everyone at your office is working unpaid overtime. You’ve stretched your budget as thin as a sheet. And you’re still looking around for ways to do more with a shrinking pool of resources. Sound familiar? Government offices all over the UK face the same pressures. The offices that are succeeding are the ones that acknowledge…


How the Scottish Government learned to love flexible working

This post is by Pamela Mundt from Microsoft’s Edinburgh office. Earlier this year, we invited our Government and Health customers to Microsoft in Edinburgh for an information and networking event. The goal of the day was to create an open and informal conversation that was dynamic, interesting and insightful. Looking at what is important to…


Migrating from Windows XP SP3 & Office 2003? Learn how support can make the shift easier

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. As organisations move to newer, supported Windows and Office versions, they are faced with many challenges. These challenges include not only completing the technical implementation quickly and within budget, but also supporting employees post-migration. Both the business and employees expect a smooth transition;…


Microsoft CityNext: “Innovation needs investment, even in challenging times”

By Derrick McCourt, head of Public Sector, Microsoft UK This year’s iNetwork Winter Conference in Manchester was filled with great stories. On the one hand, it was the start of our discussion of the Microsoft CityNext story here in the UK. But it was also filled with compelling real-life success stories from a variety of…