Smarter Government – Keeping the streets clean with Windows Phone 7

LoveCleanStreets is an award winning free online portal that helps people who live or work in London to upload photographs of community problems that require action by the local authority. The system—pioneered by the London Borough of Lewisham with Microsoft partner bbits—gives citizens the power to improve their immediate environment. In Lewisham, complaints about graffiti…

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Operational Efficiency: Public Sector – A Shared Services Approach (FREE Customer Briefing)

Regular readers of this Microsoft UK Government blog may think we are experiencing a severe dose of ‘event-itis’ as this is the third consecutive posting I have done on forthcoming Microsoft events that may interest you, our Public Sector customers.  The event I am bringing to your attention today is a free one-day briefing for Public Sector organisations on…

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Love Clean Streets – Tackling Environmental Crimes in 33 London Boroughs

Live in London*?  Got a Windows Phone or an iPhone? Want to report an environmental problem in your borough for prompt action? You need to download the app for Love Clean Streets. LoveCleanStreets is an award winning free online portal that helps people who live or work in any of London’s 33 local authorities to…

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To pop or not to pop; that is the question!

Popfly is a new web-based only product created by Microsoft (currently in its prelaunch test phase) that allows users to use a simple drag-drop surface to create original applications, called mashups. Popfly’s incredibly friendly interface allows users to join together “blocks” of data from different web services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Virtual Earth, and…

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Why is Silverlight good for government organisations?

According to Microsoft’s website, Silverlight is;  “A cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of Microsoft .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web” Although the definition may sound impressive, it’s also rather obscure, perhaps leading you to ask the question: “Why is Silverlight good for government organisations?” Put simply, Silverlight allows you…

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