News and Announcements
Microsoft unveils Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and new accessorieshttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-23surface2pr.aspx
Lloyds Bank Mobile banking App on Windows Phone 8http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/lloyds-bank/090b132c-5736-44e7-a3db-ba2459c01340
TSB Windows Phone 8 Mobile banking apphttp://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/tsb/4f70fd19-d1f8-44ea-a2f1-fabaefefff10
SIBOS 2013 Industry partners showcase new financial services apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-15sibos13pr.aspx
SIBOS 2013 Banks put customers first with Microsoft Dynamics CRMhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-16bankscrmpr.aspx
Compare current accounts – app on Money Advice Servicehttp://compare.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/currentaccounts/Step1
Microsoft to build Finnish data centrehttp://www.onwindows.com/Articles/Microsoft-to-build-Finnish-datacentre/8181/Default.aspx
Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Oracle’s Mission-critical Software and Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloudhttp://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/09/24/oracle-openworld-2013-oracle-s-mission-critical-software-and-microsoft-s-enterprise-grade-cloud.aspx
Finance on Windows Magazinehttp://www.onwindows.com/Financial-Services/PrintedMagazine.aspx
Financial Services Innovation UK – Bruce’s Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/financialservicesuk
Events and Training
The Microsoft Transform The Datacentre Workshops are ½ day and delivered jointly with our one of our strategic partners at regional locations across the UK.
This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to:
The agenda will include the following sessions:
09:30-09:45 - What’s The Microsoft Cloud OS Story?09:45-10:30 - What’s New in Windows Server 2012 (and R2)? 10:30-10:45 - BREAK 10:45-11:30 - What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1 (and R2)? 11:30-12:15 - What’s New in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services? 12:15-12:45 – LUNCH12:45-13:00 - Licensing Overview, Customer References and Next Steps
CARDIFF 1st October 2013 REGISTER HERE >CAMBRIDGE 22nd October 2013 REGISTER HERE >ABERDEEN 29th October 2013 REGISTER HERE >EDINBURGH 5th November 2013 REGISTER HERE >LONDON 12th November 2013 REGISTER HERE >MANCHESTER 19th November 2013 REGISTER HERE >LONDON 3rd December 2013 REGISTER HERE >NEWCASTLE 4th December 2013 REGISTER HERE >READING 10th December 2013 REGISTER HERE >LONDON 14th January 2014 REGISTER HERE >SHEFFIELD 29th January 2014 REGISTER HERE >READING 4th February 2014 REGISTER HERE >MANCHESTER 20th February 2014 REGISTER HERE >EDINBURGH 4th March 2014 REGISTER HERE >BRISTOL 18th March 2014 REGISTER HERE >LONDON 1st April 2014 REGISTER HERE >BIRMINGHAM 8th April 2014 REGISTER HERE >MANCHESTER 9th April 2014 REGISTER HERE >READING 13th May 2013 REGISTER HERE >SOUTHAMPTON 20th May 2014 REGISTER HERE >CARDIFF 3rd June 2014 REGISTER HERE >
OCG European Summit UK - October 23rd & 24th 2013, Thames Valley Park, Readinghttp://www.oxfordcomputergroup.com/news/events/ocg-european-summit-2013-359.php
With a mix of business level content and the technical content our previous events have been known for, you'll find OCG's annual summit an invaluable source of identity and access, directory and service automation information.
In day one we concentrate on the latest developments in identity, access, directories and the Cloud. For day two the focus is business strategy and technical discussions on service automation, devices and creating a modern infrastructure. As ever there will be a strong focus on Microsoft technologies, including FIM 2010, AD FS 2.0, Windows Server 2012, AD, Azure, System Center2012 and more.
Day 1 - Microsoft Identity and Access Foundations for Modern IT
09:00 to 09:30 Registration09:30 to 09:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks Hugh Simpson Wells09:40 to 10:30 Keynote - Microsoft Identity and Getting to Modern Alex Simons10:30 to 10:50 Break10:50 to 12:05 The Identity Platform Enabling a Modern Business Hugh Simpson-WellsOr (this is a split session and you have the choice of one or the other)10:50 to 12:05 Deep and Technical with FIM 2010 Release 2 Steve Mitchell12:05 to 13:00 Lunch13:00 to 13:45 Business Reimagined! Dave Coplin13:45 to 14:30 Cloud Apps in Action David Guest14:30 to 15:10 How to Clean Up your AD Mess Simon Veale15:10 to 15:30 Break15:30 to 15:50 What Azure can do for you Rob Jones15:50 to 16:35 Azure and Identity Steve Plank16:35 to 17:30 Access The Future! Alex Simons17:30 to Close Networking, Food and Evening Entertainment
Day 2 - Microsoft Identity and Service Automation for Modern IT09:00 to 09:05 Introduction Rob Jones09:05 to 09:15 Microsoft Identity and Service Automation Mathew Richards09:15 to 10:00 The Microsoft Cloud OS Story TBC10:00 to 11:00 Aligning Service Automation with Identity Mathew Richards11:00 to 11:15 Break11.15 to 11.45 How Middlesex University Got to Modern Paula Vickers11.45 to 12.45 Managing Devices with System Center and In Tune Steve Newby12:45 to 13:45 Lunch13:45 to 14:30 Getting Ready for Modern - Win Server 2012 and Your Datacenter Tony Clarke14:30 to 15:30 Unravelling the Spaghetti to Make Cloud Work David Guest15:30 to 15:50 Break15:50 to 16:30 Closing Session Alex Simons
Sail is set for Nokia World Abu Dhabi on Oct 22http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/09/24/sail-is-set-for-nokia-world-abu-dhabi-on-oct-22/
AI.ASSURE Product Launch – Wednesday 9th October (Bruce speaking ;-)http://www.automated-intelligence.com/blog/ai-assure-product-launch/
Storsimple WebinarsJoin us online in October to learn how to reduce your storage costs by up to 80% with StorSimple and Azure - 1stOct / 15thOct / 29thOct
Other Microsoft upcoming Enterprise eventsSee comprehensive calendar of technical events and briefings taking place around the countryhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/enterprise/events/default.aspx
Microsoft UK TechDayshttp://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/techdays/default.aspx
Tech.Days Online 2013 On demandhttps://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032554523&Culture=en-GB&community=0
Microsoft Technology Centre Application Platform Workshops – TVP and LondonContact your Microsoft Account Representative for details
Other trainingMicrosoft Virtual Academyhttp://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/Home.aspx
Microsoft Eventshttps://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/default.aspx?culture=en-GB&community=0Search here for Live and recorded webcasts, Virtual labs and in-person events available.
Phone Envy – Jonathan Lickiss, Windows Phone Specialist at Microsoft.
Windows Phone boosts Europe market sharehttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/80972f3a-29c0-11e3-bbb8-00144feab7de.html
Kantar: Windows Phone Shows Strong Gains In Europe, Now Holds 9.2% Of Market Sharehttp://wmpoweruser.com/kantar-windows-phone-shows-strong-gains-in-europe-now-holds-9-2-of-market-share
Keeping up to date: WP8 The right choice for your businesshttp://www.windowsphone.com/business/
Keeping up to date: WP8 Prduct pagehttp://www.microsoft.co.uk/windowsphone
Making Windows Phone an even better choice for businesshttp://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/07/10/making-windows-phone-an-even-better-choice-for-business.aspx