News and Announcements

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game

Windows 8 – 60 Million Licenses Sold

Tesco rolls out Microsoft Office 365
(Ok we know this is a retail story but thought you might be interested!)

Snow Day Special – Lync

I love this 3rd party blog post by Tom Morgan on thoughtstuff …
Snow Forecast for the UK: Stay at Home, Stay Safe, Stay Productive


Why Choose Lync
(Includes Economic Justification whitepaper and other reference materials)

Finance on Windows Magazine

Financial Services Innovation UK – Bruce’s Facebook Group

Booz Allen Announces Top 10 Financial Services Cyber Risk Trends for 2013


Events and Training

.Net in the City: forum for Senior Developers and Architects in the Finance Sector

Date: 5th March 2013
Time: 6 for 6.30, finish 8.30
Location:  3rd Floor, International House, 1, St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN

6pm – Arrival and refreshments
6.30pm – Building Apps for Windows 8 Platform
7.20pm - MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer) – the value of certification for developers
7.45pm – Drinks and Nibbles

To register:

Microsoft Hybrid IT Roadshow events – Reading (29/01/2013), Manchester (26/02/2013), London
(05/03/2013),Edinburgh (19/03/2013)

To register:

The Microsoft BI Experience –London; 18th February

To register contact your Microsoft Account representative

Microsoft Engage Roadshow - Microsoft's vision and roadmap for Enterprise Social

Learn about Microsoft's vision for enterprises using Yammer and SharePoint as Enterprise
Social Solutions to transform the way people work.
Registration links:

Social Business Roadshow - London
24th Jan 2013 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Social Business Roadshow - Edinburgh
13th Feb 2013 10:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Microsoft UK TechDays

Chris Dye’s Windows 8 App Centre of Excellence Sessions –London and TVP

Contact your Microsoft Account Representative for details

Microsoft Technology Centre Application Platform Workshops – TVP and London

Contact your Microsoft Account Representative for details


CyberSecurity for Financial Services

Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit News


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