Regular readers of this Microsoft UK Government blog may think we are experiencing a severe dose of ‘event-itis’ as this is the third consecutive posting I have done on forthcoming Microsoft events that may interest you, our Public Sector customers.  The event I am bringing to your attention today is a free one-day briefing for Public Sector organisations on Tuesday March 16th to learn more about how Microsoft Technology can accelerate and de-risk your Shared Services approach.

Microsoft recognises our Public Sector customers are looking for ways to do more with less. A common cost saving theme is collaboration and federation across local Police, Health and Local Government organisations which may extend to your frontline services. This session aims to provide you with the best practice technology and services recommendations to establish a shared service platform.  The day will entail a number of high level presentations and discussion on the challenges, pointing to best practice and possible solutions on how Microsoft can support your organisation in enabling the effective delivery of shared services across different public sector entities.

The topics that will be addressed in the briefing include:

  • Active Directory Federation Services How to manage Active Directory across multiple organisations in a federated environment
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010Best practices on setting up federation between two Exchange organisations and how Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 significantly reduces the Administration and Management of managing a Federated organisation
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 - Transform every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server2010 - Discover how this secure collaboration platform utilises Claims-based authentication and ADFS to enable robust interoperability scenarios with external systems
  • Operational Excellence Learn how Operations Consulting is helping customers build a strategy for a Shared Service and the supporting tools required to identify who would be responsible and accountable for the components that make up that Shared Service
  • Cloud ComputingShared Services as a Cloud Service

You can find out more about this FREE one-day Microsoft briefing on Public Sector – A Shared Services Approach by visiting the event registration site or phoning to reserve your place for Wednesday March 16th in Reading:

Date:                            16th March 2011
Location:                       Microsoft Campus (Building 3), Thames Valley Park, Reading.
To Register:                  You can register online
here (Event invitation code: 5F70E3)
Telephone Registration:  0870 166 6680 Ref – 6427

Posted by Ian