The big advantages of flexible working - radio interview with Microsoft's Dave Coplin

The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems that government organisations are still divided about what flexible working brings to their workplace and, most importantly their productivity. Today’s Anywhere Working event at the London Transport Museum has been an excellent demonstration of how well flexible working (aka mobility/aka anywhere…

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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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Dear Government: Do you have an app for that?

If you’re like me, the thought of being away from your smartphone, even for a day, creates a sense of anxiety. These days, I’m checking email, paying bills, managing schedules, and navigating on road trips — all from my smart phone. It’s become indispensable. As smartphones become more central to our everyday lives, more people…

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A flood of praise for the new FloodAlerts Facebook application

The fight to warn areas of the UK about flooding has stepped up a gear by the introduction of a new Facebook application from the Environment Agency. Powered by the Bing Maps platform and developed by Microsoft partner Shoothill, FloodAlerts is built on official flood warning data. This allows the Bing map to show areas…

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Solidsoft builds revolutionary CloudStore for Government

The Government’s new CloudStore went live on 20th February 2012 – a huge achievement both for the Government’s G-Cloud team and the Microsoft partner that built the store from scratch in just six weeks Solidsoft. Solidsoft CEO, Garth Pickup, says that his company relished the challenge whilst welcoming the opportunity to showcase what they could do…

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Free online meeting and demo of Office 365 for UK charities

If you work in one of the many marvellous charities spread throughout the UK, you might be looking into ways of communicating effectively. Great communication to the public is something so essential for charities but how is your communication within your organisation? Is there room for improvement? It’s surprising how many people would probably say…

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Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in review

Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum got off to a fantastic start, despite attendees battling the horrific weather to arrive at the venue. The morning consensus was very excitable with a full day ahead of us and a fabulous gala dinner to look forward to in the evening. Opening the talks, Beatrix De Munck…

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Review of Worldwide Government Solutions Forum 2012

The sixth year of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum saw the turn of London, featuring speakers from 26 different countries. After sampling a few international cuisines we sat down to gain a range of views from around the world on how the Government and Public Sector can incorporate cloud computing to build towards better and…

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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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Latest agenda for the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, London (24th-25th April)

It’s less than a month to go now until the huge Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in London (24th-25th April). We thought we’d share the latest agenda with you – it’s packed full fantastic speakers and chances to do some great networking. Just see for yourself below…More soon – don’t forget, you can register here! Day…

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