Microsoft UK Government Blog

News and information about Microsoft related IT for people who work in UK government from the Microsoft UK Government team.

How to save your files in ODF formats using Office 365

Microsoft has a long history of supporting open document formats in Office 365, even as some of our...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 05/05/2015

Cambridgeshire Constabulary disrupts traditional approaches to Policing at Home Office exhibition

This post is by Black Marble Marketing Director Linda Hogg. A Chief Constable’s singular...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 04/10/2015

What are the essential steps to deploying new technology in the public sector?

I was on Twitter the other day and saw this slide from a Public Sector ICT conference outlining what...

Author: Daniel Batts Date: 04/08/2015

Microsoft and UK government continue to put the cloud first

The UK government is a global leader in promoting public sector use of cloud technology and...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 03/27/2015

Microsoft exhibiting at Security & Policing – March 10th-12th, Farnborough

The Home Office Security & Policing event comes to Farnborough between March 10th-12th,...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 03/05/2015

4 more chances to learn if Microsoft Office 365 is right for your organisation

More than ever before, every penny of IT spend needs to be justified. Taking an evidenced based...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 03/03/2015

New Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Crown Commercial Service following expiration of PSA12

Last week we started telling partners about a Transition Agreement signed with the Crown Commercial...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 02/27/2015

Latest CESG security guidance highlights new strengths in Windows Phone 8.1

Last month CESG issued its latest platform guidance, a concise update on general platform risk...

Author: Stuart Aston Date: 01/23/2015

Heading into the cloud: Cloud and mobile technology is key to driving efficiencies across the public sector

By Michael Burton This article originally appeared in January 2015 edition of The MJ. The first MJ...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 01/09/2015

Is Microsoft Office 365 right for your organisation?

More than ever before, every penny of IT spend needs to be justified. Taking an evidenced based...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 12/23/2014

How the cloud is future-proofing IT at the UK Supreme Court

When the UK Supreme Court began operating in 2009, it inherited an IT infrastructure from the...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 12/09/2014

Help the UK stay safe on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is just around the corner. Last year’s Cyber Monday saw UK online sales increase...

Author: Stuart Aston Date: 11/26/2014

What’s driving the development of Future Intelligent Cities?

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that local governments all across the UK are...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 11/24/2014

Whatever happened to Building 6?

Back in 1998, Microsoft opened its first headquarters outside of the US, at Thames Valley Park....

Author: Mike Anderiesz Date: 11/21/2014

Unified Communications: Why ET no longer phones home

Sometimes it takes decades for an established technology to become obsolete, at other times the...

Author: Mike Anderiesz Date: 11/21/2014

Intelligent Lighting: How Microsoft UK shed 60,000 Kgs of C02 emissions with a single switch

From a plant's root system to your own blood supply, networking is one of nature's basic laws that...

Author: Mike Anderiesz Date: 11/21/2014

2014 – The year Microsoft achieved carbon neutrality

The concept of carbon neutrality as a realistic business objective was only dreamed up in the late...

Author: Mike Anderiesz Date: 11/21/2014

Why UCAS looks to the cloud on results day

On results day, no website matters more to University-bound youth than UCAS’. For most of the...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 11/14/2014

Learn the 5 keys to managing a successful public sector IT overhaul

When the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom became operational in 2009, it faced a lot of...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 11/04/2014

Meet UK Government open standards mandates with Microsoft Office

Last week the Open Standards Board adopted .ICS files (RFC 5545) and vCard files (RFC 6350) as open...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 11/03/2014

Explore the future of public sector innovation with Microsoft at Procurement Week 2015

Microsoft is proud to be an official delivery partner, sponsor and exhibitor at Procurement Week...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/28/2014

Microsoft CityNext: Discover the future of efficient local government with London Borough of Newham

Faced with a tight budget, London Borough of Newham needed to transform the way it delivered local...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/27/2014

The history of the World Wide Web is all about finding better ways to transmit information; the...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/23/2014

How will UK cities transform to meet the challenges of tomorrow?

Cities and other urban areas will be the UK’s engines of prosperity for decades to come. But...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/22/2014

5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/21/2014

Microsoft CityNext is searching for this year's UK Digital City!

Is your use of digital technology helping your city, town or city region to be a safer, healthier,...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/20/2014

Microsoft CityNext: How Nottinghamshire County Council is saving money on the go

When someone says the phrase “flexible working” to you, what image comes to mind? Is it...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/17/2014

What are the crucial changes in society and how will they influence our future?

You don’t need to be an expert in technology, business or government to see our society is...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/10/2014

Microsoft CityNext: Norfolk County Council transforms citizen services with a cloud-based information hub

Local governments have access to vast troves of data about their resources, citizens and services....

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/06/2014

Discover the value of tablets with this ROI calculator

We’ve been told that tablets are consumer toys and laptops are boring, bog-standard tech....

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 10/01/2014

Microsoft CityNext: The key to turning data into citizen insights

Leicester City Council provides a variety of housing, social care, education, licensing, leisure and...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 09/18/2014

Learn how to keep your public sector office compliant with the ODF mandate

Earlier this year, Cabinet Office mandated that all government documents be created in “open...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 09/16/2014

Microsoft CityNext: Rising to the code challenge

Cities are our economic hubs. They've long attracted ambitious workers looking for better jobs. So...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 09/11/2014

FAQ: What does CPA certification of Microsoft's VPN mean for your office?

Earlier this year, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure were granted OFFICIAL accreditation by...

Author: Stuart Aston Date: 09/05/2014

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...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/29/2014

How digital democracy – and the digital divide – could shape the future of UK politics

Technology has the potential to transform parliamentary democracy in the UK. But what will that...

Author: Neil Prior Date: 08/28/2014

See Satya Nadella make his first UK appearance at Future Decoded

Have you heard the news? On 10 November, Satya Nadella will be giving his first-ever UK speech as...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/21/2014

Why your meetings are broken – and what you can do to fix them

Meetings can be the best part of your day -- or the absolute worst. They can be great tools for...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/20/2014

Microsoft CityNext: Watch how the Internet of Things is transforming the London Underground

Anyone who’s ever travelled on the London Underground and struggled to find a stop on the...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/20/2014

Get Online @ Home offers free PCs with 12-month broadband signup to combat the digital divide

It’s not hard to see how the digital divide is hampering the UK’s economic growth and...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/18/2014

Could you work from a bus all day? This guy makes it look easy!

Conversations about flexible working too often fall into the trap of using "anywhere working" as a...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/15/2014

Did you know that urban areas: Are responsible for 80% of the world’s GDP? Will house 70% of...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/07/2014

Civil Service Live 2014: 5 principles for the future of government from Francis Maude

Civil Service Live 2014 was full of memorable moments, but the presence of some of the UK’s...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 08/01/2014

Microsoft CityNext: How technology is transforming Cambridgeshire Police

When people talk about the pressures facing government offices, they often focus on a tiny piece of...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/29/2014

Civil Service Live 2014 – How to keep the inspiration alive now that the show is over

It’s hard to believe Civil Service Live 2014 is really over. All those speeches and pledges...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/22/2014

Civil Service Live 2014 – Learn to fight “Infobesity” and reimagine your organisation with Dave Coplin

The numbers don’t lie. Workers are positively drowning in data. But at the same time,...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/11/2014

Civil Service Live 2014: Exploring a day of smarter working -- Phase 5: Being flexible in the field

Microsoft’s presence at Civil Service Live 2014 is all about how flexible working is...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/10/2014

Civil Service Live 2014: Exploring a day of smarter working -- Phase 4: Being flexible in the office

When we talk about flexible working, we usually assume that you’ll be the one working out of...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/09/2014

Civil Service Live 2014: Exploring a day of smarter working -- Phase 3: Flexible beyond devices

Conversations about flexible working tend to focus on devices. It’s understandable. Devices...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/08/2014

Civil Service Live 2014: Exploring a day of smarter working -- Phase 2: All aboard!

There’s going to be a lot of talk at Civil Service Live 2014 about flexible working. But what...

Author: Jesse Stanchak Date: 07/07/2014

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