News and Announcements

 #XboxReveal – Xbox announcement On May 21

Windows AzureInfrastructure Services Now Available

Announcing MarketingPilot 15

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Accelerates Social Capabilities

Irish Life: Insurance Firm Saves $2.5 Million Annually and Supports New Business Growth

Goodbody: Financial Firm Chooses Office 365 over Google Apps, Gains Highly Secure Email

Robeco: Financial services provider Robeco leaps from the stone age to the 21st century with cloud solution

Finance on Windows Magazine

Financial Services Innovation UK – Bruce’s Facebook Group

Events and Training

Financial Services Architect Summit, Thursday 16th May.  "Bring your own Device"
Microsoft London, Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL

16:45 – 17:15 Registration and Coffee
17:15 – 17:30 What Is The Microsoft Story
17:30 – 18:30 Discussion
18:30 – 19:30 Beers and Pizza 


.Net in the City for developers in Financial Services, Thursday 16th May 2013, 18.00-20.00 at QA Ltd, 3rd Floor, International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN,-e1w/

F# and GPU computing:  Combining the computational power of GPUs with the functional elegance of F#, Dr Daniel Egloff from QuantAlea ( will talk about, and demo, F#, building CUDA accelerated GPU applications by compiling F# code to an executable GPU code. Maximising application performance with GPU acceleration is a hot topic and Daniel has successfully applied F# on GPUs in productive systems for derivative pricing, risk calculations and statistical analysis.

To Register:

Effectiveness through Unified Communications,
Microsoft and Trinity Expert Systems
, Breakfast briefing, Thursday 2nd May 2013,
08:30 to 10:15, Microsoft Cardinal place offices London SW1E 5JL
To register email to:

Discover benefits of Office 2013, Breakfast Briefing Tuesday 7th May 2013, 08:30 to 10:00
Microsoft Cardinal place offices London SW1E 5JL
To register email to:

The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of business applications – May 8th at ModernJago in Shoreditch.   The target audience is someone in your customer (may not be in IT) who is thinking about building or
commissioning new business Apps and who need some help thinking through how to go about designing business Apps to run on new devices.

Innovations in Customer Service - Mobile and Tablet Experiences for Financial Services Institutions. Webinar 1st May 13:00 – 13:45 GMT  Register Now

Best of the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 UK – 21st May at Cardinal Place London.  Please see blog for details of how to register

TechEd Europe 2013 Madrid, Spain.  25th - 28th June 2013
Registration now open

TechEd Challenge. Win a fully funded trip to TechEd Europe in Madrid.  That’s flights, food, accommodation and ticket to the event! Trial, Compete, Engage

Microsoft upcoming Enterprise events
See comprehensive calendar of technical events and briefings taking place around the country

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

Other training

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Events
Search here for Live and recorded webcasts, Virtual labs and in-person events available.

CPS Webcasts Programme – specialising in Project and SharePointhttp://www.cps.


Innovations in Customer Service in the Financial Services Sector with mark Margolis

Convergence 2013 Summary

XRM for Financial Services

CRM in Investment Banking – A Summary

Mark’s Convergence stuff and screenshots here:

Mark’s blog is and his twitter is @markmargolis