From reports to insight: How Microsoft’s Finance team is benefiting from Microsoft business intelligence technology

Business intelligence sounds like something every company would want, but what does it mean in practice? We spoke to Paul Marten, Senior Finance Controller for Microsoft’s UK Business and Support unit to find out how he is using Microsoft’s own BI software to transform the role of finance. Over the last eight years, finance’s role…

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Poll: TechDays Online 2013–Suggest Topics, Speakers & Content

TechDays Online is returning for 2013 and we want you to get involved in the process of choosing the topics, speakers and content so that you get the most out of your time with us.  Last year we ran TechDays Online as a 2 day event and focused only on Server and Cloud technologies but…

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Case Study: For Microsoft Global Security the Cloud changes everything

Mike Howard is the Chief Security Officer at Microsoft.  In this article Mike provides a powerful insight into how Microsoft runs it’s security operation on a global basis. At the end of 2010 Microsoft Global Security was at a crossroads, how could we meet the continuing needs of our business to deliver a world class…

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INSIGHTS VIDEO: Windows Azure: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business

Steve Plank sat down with Jim Chapman, CEO of Retail Manager Solutions, who talks about their move from on-premises software to the cloud and then tells us how Windows Azure has changed their business. Sales cycle times have been dramatically reduced, customers save money and there is less work to do to get a solution…

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TechEd Insights: Memories of TechEd (ITForum) by Dan Pilling

One of my memories of TechEd from the past was IT Forum(the previous name for the event) 2004, in Copenhagen.  My first role at Microsoft was working with universities in the UK.  As part of the activities associated to IT Forum I had organized a session with Bob Muglia, a senior executive at Microsoft.  I…

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TechEd Insights: Paul Iddon–TechEd Berlin 2010

In 2010 I was very fortunate to receive a ticket to TechEd Europe in Berlin. I had never been to such an event before, I assumed it would be a bigger version of a TechDays event where IT Pros and Developers would get together and hear about the latest technology.  How wrong was I? The…

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