News and Announcements

The Duke of York @TheDukeOfYork 6 Dec Visited @MicrosoftUK today to learn about their efforts to improve the pathway to careers in tech for young people
https://twitter.com/TheDukeOfYork/status/408974197755772928/photo/1

Microsoft, Europol, FBI and industry partners disrupt notorious ZeroAccess botnet that hijacks search results
http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/12/05/microsoft-europol-fbi-and-industry-partners-disrupt-notorious-zeroaccess-botnet-that-hijacks-search-results.aspx

Excel Olympics - Get ready for the ultimate modeling smackdown
http://blogs.technet.com/b/firehose/archive/2013/12/05/get-ready-for-the-ultimate-modeling-smackdown.aspx

ModelOff 2013 Finals New York - Congratulations to winner Hilary Smart from Operis, UK
http://www.modeloff.com/

New Apps: IG Spread bet
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/ig-spread-bet/6c552b65-b1ce-4d76-9d5f-457283d418db

Mortgage Brain UK launches official Windows 8 app
http://www.wpcentral.com/mortgage-brain-uk-launches-official-windows-8-app

A day of action to demand ECPA reform
http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2013/12/05/a-day-of-action-to-demand-ecpa-reform.aspx

Protecting customer data from government snooping
http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/12/04/protecting-customer-data-from-government-snooping.aspx

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

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:

  • Investigate and learn how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can positively benefit the way your entire organisation functions
  • Understand the key tenants of the “transform the datacentre” and identify opportunities for your datacentre to evolve
  • Find out what’s new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
  • Interact with experts from Microsoft and our partners
  • Learn out about our licensing options and early adopter customers.

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 – LUNCH
12:45-13:00 - Licensing Overview, Customer References and Next Steps

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 >

Microsoft Virtual CIO Summit 2013 on demand now http://aka.ms/Rbxaow

Announced: SharePoint Conference 2014 Las Vegas March 3-6th – includes tracks on adoption, business value, governance
http://www.sharepointconference.com/

FS Architects Forum - 15th January on Security at Skype Office in Holborn - As always please contact your Microsoft Account manager for details.

Other Microsoft upcoming Enterprise events
See comprehensive calendar of technical events and briefings taking place around the country
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/enterprise/events/default.aspx

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

Tech.Days Online 2013 On demand
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032554523&Culture=en-GB&community=0

Microsoft Technology Centre Application Platform Workshops – TVP and London
Contact your Microsoft Account Representative for details

Other training

Microsoft Virtual Academy
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/Home.aspx

Microsoft Events
https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/default.aspx?culture=en-GB&community=0
Search here for Live and recorded webcasts, Virtual labs and in-person events available.

Untangling Spaghetti – We talk to Business Architect Sumeet Chander about how Microsoft does Application Portfolio Management and how we plan for our IT investments.

The Modern IT Experience - How Microsoft Does IT
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/microsoft-it/default.aspx

IT Showcase TechNet Video
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/video/it-showcase.aspx

Microsoft Case Study, Alfabet
http://www.alfabet.com/en/resources/case-study,-microsoft/