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  • Blog Post: Microsoft CityNext: How Merseytravel lowered costs and improved service by digitising their training programs

    Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority, known as Merseytravel, manages 3,000 transit employees across Liverpool and the Merseyside area. It has to comply with reams of health and safety laws and regulations, which means employee training is a vital and ongoing need. But Merseytravel’s training...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from Windows XP SP3 & Office 2003? Learn how support can make the shift easier

    Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. As organisations move to newer, supported Windows and Office versions, they are faced with many challenges. These challenges include not only completing the technical implementation quickly and within budget, but also supporting employees...
  • Blog Post: Event: Taking Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server to the next level

    Microsoft SharePoint can play a vital role in many areas of a business. Whether your organisation needs to improve business intelligence, business automation, project management or maintaining websites or intranet portals, SharePoint can make it easier to manage and share information. But how can you...
  • Blog Post: Public sector licensing product and programme fundamentals event - 18th Feb!

    Hi, here's a final call for this great event coming up next week which is run by Microsoft experts - grab a place while you still can!... 18th February 2013 - Microsoft, London Public sector licensing product and programme fundamentals (PSA12 focus) Come and learn with Microsoft’s Licensing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches three-year programme to help tackle youth unemployment

    Microsoft has launched 'Get On', a new programme offering young people in the UK the skills and inspiration they need to succeed in getting that all important first job. With youth unemployment currently at 1.02 million 1 , Get On aims to help 300,000 16-24 year olds take meaningful steps toward work...
  • Blog Post: Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register

    Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking the value of information and making it available for citizens, regulators and management whilst avoiding any data privacy issues is a constant challenge. Microsoft and The Register have recently commissioned...
  • Blog Post: Operational Efficiency - fall in love with your browser this Valentine's Day!

    Love it or hate it, it's that time of year again when the world goes all lovey-dubby. Valentine's Day is upon us and it's a time for reminding that special someone in your life how much you love them. Some would say a love for tech (or in this case software), can almost rival love for another human being...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing – Free learning resources from Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Last week, I brought to your attention a free white paper on Cloud learning – What IT Professionals Need to Know . Now, I would like to point you towards a selection of free education resources on cloud computing available from the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The Microsoft Virtual Academy...
  • Blog Post: Need some support for deploying Windows 7?

    Although I'm afraid I can't offer to send you a top-techie from Microsoft to help you with rolling out Windows 7 in your organisation, I can offer a good second best, thanks to the TechNet team. They got together with some of the product and support gurus on Windows 7, and created a big batch of videos...
  • Blog Post: Britain Works Challenge - Win 100,000 Training Vouchers

    In the current economic climate and difficult employment market, continuously developing skills and expertise are vital to any person’s ability to find a job and develop their career. ICT skills, in particular, can be difficult and expensive to maintain for those who find themselves out of regular employment...
  • Blog Post: 10 Ways to Work More Securely

    What's the biggest risk to your IT system security? Probably your users! For all of the efforts that you make, it only takes one user to do something really dumb inappropriate, and suddenly you're back to firefighting. And how many times have you had to remind your users about some of the things in this...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 - Free online training courses

    Get up to speed with Microsoft Word and the Office 2007 System When you first open Word 2007, it looks very different to what you may have become used to, because it has been designed to make your life a whole lot easier. So here's a training course, where you will learn the best ways to use the...
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