The Microsoft SMS&P Christmas Charity Challenge

On the 15 December 2010 Microsoft UK’s SMSP team undertook a Christmas Charity Challenge. With the help of Microsoft customers and partners they raised over £60,000 for five UK charities – an amazing £500 per minute.  People’s generosity was overwhelming!   The challenge followed a similar format to the BBC Apprentice and was an amazing…

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Transport for London moves to Windows Azure

Today we have some great news to announce as Transport for London (TfL) has taken to the cloud by moving their Developers Area and new Trackernet data feed to the Windows Azure platform. This forms the first major step forward as part of their comprehensive Digital Strategy and open data policy initiative. The Developers Area…

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Le Web & Windows Phone 7

Guest post by Steve Clayton Le Web is one of the hottest conferences in Europe… I’ll be in Paris this week but sadly not at Le Web – though I may try to swing by as it’s one of the hottest conferences in Europe. It brings together the best of the web folk from Europe…

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Tips and Tricks: Wireless Networking

Watch this quick demonstration and learn how to connect to a wireless acces point in just three clicks, then move seamlessly between previously used networks.  

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Free online training on SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search & FAST Search Server for SharePoint

Guest post by Tom Mertens The following Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search training courses provide a series of hands-on labs, presentations, and videos that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for Search and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search IT Professional Training Learn about…

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Implementing Self-Service BI with PowerPivot for Excel 2010

Excerpted from Microsoft Official Course 10337, Updating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2,this lesson is part of a three-day, 300-level course focusing on the new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 for BI specialists who have 3-4 years of experience with SQL Server. This course is offered exclusively by…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with PerformancePoint in SharePoint 2010

This is the fifth article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010 •Overview •Excel 2010 and PowerPivot •Excel Services •Visio Services •PerformancePoint Services •Reporting Services and Report Builder was a separate product. Now included in SharePoint 2010, PerformancePoint becomes a set of services configured as a service application, and…

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