News and Announcements

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/microsofts-surface-pro-tablet-changes-the-game/

Windows 8 – 60 Million Licenses Sold
http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/01/08/windows-8-60-million-licenses-sold.aspx

Tesco rolls out Microsoft Office 365
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240175847/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
http://thoughtstuff.co.uk/2013/01/snow-forecast-for-the-uk-stay-at-home-stay-safe-stay-productive/

 

Why Choose Lync
http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/why-choose-lync/Pages/why-lync.aspx
(Includes Economic Justification whitepaper and other reference materials)

Finance on Windows Magazine
http://www.onwindows.com/Financial-Services/PrintedMagazine.aspx

Financial Services Innovation UK – Bruce’s Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/financialservicesuk

Booz Allen Announces Top 10 Financial Services Cyber Risk Trends for 2013
http://www.boozallen.com/media-center/press-releases/48399320/cyber-top-ten-2013-press-release

 

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: mailto:ukvs@microsoft.com?subject=Financial%20Services%20Developer%20Forum%20:%205th%20March%202013

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

To register: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/enterprise/events/default.aspx

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

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/techdays/default.aspx

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
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/dcu/

 

More security information

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/ncsa.aspx

Security and Privacy Blogs
http://www.microsoft.com/about/twc/en/us/blogs.aspx
 

Security Response Center
http://www.microsoft.com/security/msrc/default.aspx

Security Intelligence Report
http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/

Security Development Lifecycle
http://www.microsoft.com/security/sdl/default.aspx

Malware Protection Center
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/

Security for IT Pros
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/
 

Security for Developers
http://msdn.microsoft.com/security/

Privacy
http://www.microsoft.com/privacy

Trustworthy Computing
http://www.microsoft.com/about/twc/en/us/default.aspx