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January, 2011

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    Presentations from Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint Event, Walsall College, 28th January 2011



    After the successful event at Walsall College on 28th January 2011, the presentations  from Walsall College, Microsoft, Capita and RSC-WM for the conference “Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint” can be downloaded here. There are still some to be uploaded to our blog but you can expect to see these in the next couple of days.

    Welcome to Walsall College

    Managing technologies and adoption using Microsoft

    Business process improvement with SharePoint

    SharePoint and Information System Integration

    SharePoint 2010 Overview

    Office 365

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    Announcing the Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow - Invite Your Customers TODAY!


    Your Invitation To The Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow!

    For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud architecture. A private cloud pools and dynamically allocates your IT resources across business units, so that services can be deployed quickly and scaled out to meet business needs whenever they occur.

    Microsoft provides the full range of cloud capability in both the public and private cloud. Windows Azure, Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center, are a key part of our approach to cloud computing, enabling you to build out a dedicated cloud environment to transform the way your team delivers IT services to the business.

    With so many people talking about the benefits of Private Cloud, one of the key questions on your mind must be – “What’s it all going to cost?” Together with its strong partner community, Microsoft has invested a lot of thought into ways these technologies can significantly reduce your OPEX, CAPEX and cost of transition!

    · LONDON – Wednesday 9 March 2011

    · BIRMINGHAM – Tuesday 22 March 2011

    · READING – Thursday 24 March 2011

    · MANCHESTER – Thursday 31 March 2011

    · EDINBURGH – Tuesday 5 April 2011

    Five of Microsoft’s leading partners are delighted to host and deliver these events in conjunction with Microsoft. These 1-day events will provide you with deep insight into the Microsoft solution for “Private Cloud” – built on Windows Server platform with the Windows Server Active Directory identity framework, Hyper-V virtualization capability, and System Center end-to-end service management capabilities – enabling you to build out a dedicated cloud environment to transform the way you deliver IT services to the business.

    Finally, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a new set of programs & initiatives: Hyper-V Cloud – helping you deploy commercial private and public clouds with Microsoft. These are designed to help reduce the risk, cost, and time associated with testing and deploying a cloud environment.

    For more information on the Microsoft Private Cloud, please visit: www.microsoft.com/privatecloud.

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    Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers


    At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group, experts in identity and access management, are one such partner and they are running a webinar on February 3rd 2011 to talk about how to prepare for the move to cloud services and some of the processes around provisioning and de-provisioning accounts and managing access.

    The brief for the event is:

    “For several years, Microsoft Live@edu has provided hosted email and collaboration tools for education providers. It has been deployed by thousands of organizations and is used by millions of students. For 2011 Live@edu will become part of Microsoft Office 365 which brings together cloud versions of Microsoft's most trusted communications and collaboration products, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync for IM, voice and video conferencing.

    This 45 minute webinar is intended for education providers who have been considering Cloud solutions, such as Live@edu, and who need to understand not only what Office 365 brings, but perhaps more importantly, how to prepare for the move to Cloud services and how to provision and de-provision accounts and manage user access.

    We start by providing a simple overview of what Live@edu provides and what Office 365 will provide. We then examine real-world case studies to understand how organisations have prepared for their move to Cloud services, bringing out some of the specific challenges and how to address them.

    In education, perhaps more than any other sector, managing the entire lifecycle of a digital identity can be challenging! Therefore we will show you how Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 is being used to automate the administrative tasks associated with identity management, highlighting the many benefits this brings. The webinar will conclude with a short Q&A session.”

    If you’d like to find out more about the event, including registering for it, you can find out more on their website.

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