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    International news!

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    Hi again, well last time I promised a view on what’s happening around the world, and right on cue, an announcement from NATO that they and Microsoft have signed their first partnering agreement, to work together within the Framework for Collaborative...
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    IT Academies in Defence – training opportunities

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    Hello again all, I was out visiting a part of the MoD lest week, and training came up in discussion. The people I was speaking to were unaware that the three forces colleges have signed up to be Microsoft IT Academies, which means they can deliver our...
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    The DII Enterprise Agreement – what is in it?

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    Hi everybody, I promised an entry on what the MoD has already purchased so here it is. Firstly it’s important to know the boundaries of the purchase, and that’s really the DII. If your system or users are part of the DII program, and have DII UADs then...
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    Welcome and Introductions

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    Hi everybody, and welcome to the Microsoft in Defence blog. I’m Peter Birch, and I work on the MoD account here in the UK (note the ‘c’ in Defence :-). I realised a little time ago that we didn’t have an easy way of communicating directly with the majority...
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    Microsoft Summit, March 1st/2nd, MoD Main Building

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    HI all, Been very busy lately so sorry for the paucity of posts. However, a quick note to say that we are now putting together the agenda for the Microsoft Summit that we and MoD hold every year in Main Building, this time on the 1st and 2nd March...
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    SDSR - saving money on infrastructure AND applications

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    Hi all, Well the SDSR is out and I suppose while it’s not good news in budgetary terms it’s not as bad as it might have been. But in the spirit of saving money let me reaffirm one of my earlier posts – use what you already have. The...
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    Introduction of a new blogger on Microsoft in Defence

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    My name is Angus Lyon and I am an Enterprise Strategy Architect working with a special interest in Public Sector and Defence.   I work with clients to release the business value of Microsoft technology that they have bought.   In order...
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    Check out the US site

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    Hi everyone, again a long time between posts, but this time I thought I'd draw your attention to our US brethren, who have an interesting site here http://www.microsoft.com/industry/publicsector/government/defense/default.aspx which describes a...
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    Main Building Summit

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    Hi all, Well the Main Building summit went very well, with everyone I spoke to finding it very useful. There was a great presentation on the Logistics use of Project, a scary presentation from one of our senior security team member from the US on the...
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