Welcome to the first Public Safety and National Security newsletter from Microsoft. In this edition we have quotes from the Prime Minister, the Windows 8 and Surface launch, New social media solutions with Yammer and of course the Cool Corner featuring new and interesting developments in the sector.
As well as the official Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 sites checkout this insightful review in Betanews of Surface for real people.
Yammer brings the power of social networking to your organisation. Yammer is as easy to use as great consumer software like Facebook and Twitter, but is designed for company collaboration, file sharing, knowledge exchange and team efficiency. A number of our customers are using Yammer to collaborate with external business partners and suppliers (including Microsoft).
Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, met with David Cameron on Wednesday to discuss the crisis of youth joblessness and how employers can work more closely with government to help equip young people with the necessary skills to find jobs.
Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the initiative to help 300,000 jobless young people in the UK take steps towards work over the next three years.
“Microsoft's 'Get On' campaign is exactly the kind of support we need from business to inspire, provide skills, and create meaningful opportunities in the industries that will drive our economy forward in the future”
– David Cameron
Dutch partner TNO build a crime scene investigation solution for Kinect – checkout their great new video here!
First responders are often plunged into hazardous situations where carrying a device of any sort is simply out of the question. Take a look at this Microsoft Research Project that can use any surface as a user interface!
MIT build a wearable map generator for firefighters using Kinect, checkout the video here!
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