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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Professional Services Firm Speeds Management Processes by 30 Percent with Private Cloud

    One of the world's largest professional services organizations, with a worldwide network of independent firms, needed a global IT infrastructure - without a global-sized price tag. The solution: a private cloud infrastructure built on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and Microsoft system center 2012 service pack 1. The organization is...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Logistics Firm Uses Data Visualization Tool to Differentiate Its Service, Win Business

    Deliver Australia works with local partners to provide transport solutions across the Australian continent. Its business runs on a Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure cloud infrastructure. The company sought a process diagramming tool and chose Microsoft Visio 2013 because it works in a cloud environment. Now, Deliver Australia and...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Utility Deploys PC Management Solution to Enhance Security, Improve Productivity

    Incorporated in 1992, American Water Enterprises (AWE) has four lines of business: service-line protection programs for residential buildings; municipal and community on-site water systems; water and wastewater management for military bases; and a water reuse business in Canada. American Water Enterprises (AWE) needed better tools to secure and manage approximately...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    German Startup Widens Global Reach with Cloud-Based Services

    Agheera, a tiny German logistics startup, had shipping giant DHL as its first client. The company saw how valuable Agheera's real-time shipment tracking and surveillance services were and backed the startup in 2010. Agheera set its sights globally and wanted to grow quickly without spending a bundle on IT at...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    University Speeds Up Productivity by 50 Percent With Business-Critical Process Improvements

    Microsoft SharePoint not only provides an excellent platform for content management and team collaboration, but also for connecting line-of business (LOB) systems. The University of Nottingham started a SharePoint development team to leverage on this core capability. Using a rapid application development framework from Webparts360, they created a Business-Critical SharePoint...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    University Improves Campus Life, Student Productivity with Online Collaboration Tools

    Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, replaced its email solution with Microsoft exchange server 2010 licenses for faculty, staff, and graduate students and Microsoft Office 365 for its undergraduates. With this hybrid solution, Queen's retained on-premises authentication, furthered its reputation for superior student services, and avoided infrastructure renewal costs that would...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    WHPacific Will Enhance Customer Relationships With Faster Decision-Making Capabilities

    WHPacific particularly wanted to integrate human resources information with CRM and project management because proposal and project costs are often based on staff qualifications. \"Each department wanted a single, integrated and complete ERP system to improve business-process efficiency and enable faster decision-making. WHPacific adopted the corporate ERP system, Deltek Costpoint,...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    California Gives More Than 38 Million People BI About Government Salaries With Microsoft

    The California State Controller's Office manages the State's $100 billion budget, which equates to the world's ninth-largest economy. Before 2010, the only insight that taxpayers had into state expenditures, including employee salaries, came from the media. To give citizens information about state and local government employee salaries, the California State...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Opening a Door for New Digital Media Experiments With Windows Azure

    Ddanzi Group, well-known for one of its services, The Ddanzi Ilbo, transferred all of its services to Windows Azure early in 2013 to secure IT competitiveness to a degree comparable to that of mainstream media outlets. The group's decision to adopt the cloud solution came from its ever increasing numbers...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    WISEITECH: World Windows Azure-Based BI Service Spreading Throughout the World

    WISEITECH, one of the representative enterprises in the domestic enterprise solution industry, is now concentrating on the cloud-based solutions, moving away from the business strategy focused on the package solutions. That is, WISEITECH designed a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment consisting of Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Hadoop on Windows Azure, and...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Ddanzi Group: Opening a Door for New Digital Media Experiments with Windows Azure

    Ddanzi Group, well-known for one of its services, The Ddanzi Ilbo, transferred all of its services to Windows Azure early in 2013. The Group's decision to adopt the cloud solution came from its ever increasing numbers of listeners and emerging security threats. The Group was unfortunately unable to handle either...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Gold Fields Limited: Gold Mining Firm Deploys Office 365 ProPlus to Reduce Costs, Boost Productivity

    Gold Fields Limited is a South African gold mining firm. Headquartered in Johannesburg, the company owns and operates mines on several continents including Africa, Australia, and South America. With employees working in different locations around the world, Gold Fields faced a challenge keeping workers on the same version of Microsoft...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    FHI 360 Nonprofit Organization Chooses Microsoft Office 365, Gains Global Productivity

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization working to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Following an acquisition, half of its employees used Google Apps and the other half used on-premises Microsoft messaging and collaboration solutions. FHI 360 wanted a single, cloud-based suite of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Fine Grained Authorization Through Predicated Grants

    Authorization in SQL is currently at the level of tables or columns. Many applications need a finer level of control. The authors propose a model for fine-grained authorization based on adding predicates to authorization grants. Their model supports predicated authorization to specific columns, cell-level authorization with nullification, authorization for function/procedure...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    DB Results: Smart Collaboration - Easy Set-Up

    DB Results is an independent professional services consultancy that specializes in the delivery of transformation programs and systems integration. Growing fast, DB Results was hiring five to ten new people a month, outgrowing its ageing in-house IT systems and impacting reliability. The company wanted to provide the latest collaboration technology...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Correct Solutions: IT Provider Gives SMB Customers Flexibility with Mixed Cloud and On-Premises Solutions

    Correct Solutions is an IT consultancy that serves small businesses in the Sydney, Australia, area. It prides itself on understanding each customer's business problems and finding technology that truly fits. Correct Solutions is excited about a new foundation for Small and Midsize Business (SMB) growth: Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    CloudAccess.net Brings High Performance to the Cloud

    CloudAccess.net provides a comprehensive range of hosted cloud solutions. When CloudAccess.net was chosen to host the Joomla! content management system demo site, the company needed to build a cloud platform that met huge performance and capacity demands. CloudAccess.net built the Joomla! Virtual Private Memory Cloud, delivering data center-class performance at...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Dmg Events Middle East & Asia: Events Planner Excites Employees and IT Team with Move From Google to Office 365

    dmg Events Middle East & Asia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. dmg Events Middle East & Asia wanted to transition from an on-premises email system to a cloud-based solution. The...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Open, Flexible Platform Helps Web Curator & Localizer Add Customers, Expand Abroad

    Yellow pages in Singapore wanted web content curator, Hyperlocalizer, to deliver their location-based listings on the Microsoft public cloud service, Windows Azure. The platform proved flexible and easy to work with: it supports the PHP and MySQL open source software originally used to build the Hyperlocalizer product, and accommodates the...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Hyperlocalizer: Open, Flexible Platform Helps Web Curator & Localizer Add Customers, Expand Abroad

    Founded in Sydney in 2009, Hyperlocalizer is a pioneering web technologies company that enables content publishers to boost the relevance of stories and video by localizing content to align with specific audiences or users based on their interests. Yellow Pages in Singapore wanted web content curator, Hyperlocalizer, to deliver their...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Healthcare Australia: Office 365: A Smarter Office Collaboration Platform for Less

    Healthcare Australia supplies contingent labour to hospitals and aged-care facilities across Australia. With its unwavering focus on staffing Australia's hospitals, Healthcare Australia had let its IT systems fall a little by the wayside. With a legacy infrastructure that included a ten-year-old email system, newly appointed CIO Mark Botros felt it...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Net Balance: Office 365: A Sustainable Collaboration Platform

    Net Balance is an advisory firm that helps organisations achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability. Net Balance depends on email for communications and niggling outages on the firm's Melbourne server were disrupting business. With IT managers also concerned about device security, it was time to investigate a more stable solution....

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    NTTX Select: Hosting Provider Uses Industry-Standard Storage to Slash Storage Costs by 30 Percent

    NTTX select is a United Kingdom - based service provider and member of the Microsoft partner network that offers custom managed IT solutions, including customized virtual desktops; hosting services; and cloud-based storage, backup, and antivirus solutions. To gain a competitive advantage in the UK hosting market, NTTX Select built a...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Single Password Authentication

    Users frequently reuse their passwords when authenticating to various online services. Combined with the use of weak passwords or honeypot/phishing attacks, this brings high risks to the security of the user's account information. In this paper, the authors propose several protocols that can allow a user to use a single...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    A Window into the Future: Eco-Testing a Building Before It Is Even Built

    Currently, the complexity of the design process makes it difficult to determine, precisely, a building's future energy use - but this won't always be the case. Microsoft research and the Royal Danish Academy are collaborating with Green Prefab, a small startup in northern Italy, to develop civil engineering tools that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Green Prefab: A Window Into the Future: Eco-Testing a Building Before It Is Even Built

    Currently, the complexity of the design process makes it difficult to determine, precisely, a building's future energy use - but this won't always be the case. Microsoft Research and the Royal Danish Academy are collaborating with Green Prefab, a small startup in northern Italy, to develop civil engineering tools that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Dunamare Education Group: Dutch School System Chooses Microsoft Office 365 to Reduce Costs and Improve

    Because communication and collaboration are important in education, Dunamare had deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to provide email for 14,500 staff and students. While the email solution was popular and reliable, students quickly filled up their mailbox quotas and were asking for more storage. Unwilling to invest in more storage,...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    VaiSulWeb: Hosting Provider Quickly Offers Cost-Effective Cloud Services to Small Businesses

    VaiSulWeb is a fast-growing European hosting service provider that serves mostly small-business customers from a modern private-cloud infrastructure built on the Windows Server 2012 operating system and managed by Microsoft System Center 2012. VaiSulWeb looked to drive competitive advantage and grow markets by upgrading to System Center 2012 Service Pack...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Standard's Body Puts a Single 'Source of Truth' in Place

    When Standards New Zealand wanted a single finance and logistics system to replace an aging platform with a host of home-grown 'Bolt ons', it turned to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Its existing system was functional and, despite being unsupported, wasn't actually broken. To demonstrate real value the replacement technology had...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Ascribe Ltd: Big Data Solution Transforms Healthcare With Faster Access to Information

    Ascribe, a leading provider of IT solutions for the healthcare industry, wanted to help clinicians identify trends and improve services by supplying faster access to information. However, exploding volumes of structured and unstructured data hindered insight. To solve the problem, Ascribe designed a hybrid-cloud solution with built-in Business Intelligence (BI)...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Tangible Return on Investment From Virtual Infrastructure

    Loughborough University is the premier U.K. institution for sport, and home to more than 40 research bodies and centers. Their challenges were confirm IT project benefits with detailed total cost of ownership analysis and leverage investment to provide flexible and secure workspace for fixed and mobile devices. They chose Cisco...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Manufacturer Saves With Automation Via Company-Wide ERP Connection

    Prior to automation, Brickworks relied on a team of Accounts Payable (AP) clerks to manually process 10,000 invoices per month. An invoice was generally touched 8 times during processing which opened the door for delays and manual errors. As part of their continuous improvement practices, Brickworks recognized the opportunity to...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    United Way Eases Grant Management and Reporting With Comprehensive Business Solution

    United Way Worldwide is the leadership organization for more than 1,800 United Ways in 41 countries and territories. The mission of United Way is to advance the common good and improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world. To better support local United Ways and the...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Rhea: Automatic Filtering for Unstructured Cloud Storage

    Unstructured storage and data processing using platforms such as MapReduce are increasingly popular for their simplicity, scalability, and flexibility. Using elastic cloud storage and computation makes them even more attractive. However cloud providers such as Amazon and Windows Azure separate their storage and compute resources even within the same data...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Brazilian Electronics Manufacturer Accelerates Business with Better Project Reporting

    A major telecommunications company in Brazil, Intelbras S/A operates in hyper-competitive markets. Intelbras developers can view Project Server sites with a wide range of browsers and can quickly and easily create high-quality reports using Project Professional. "Reports are easy to access, customize, and publish, and the best thing is that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Air Transport Service Saves $200,000 Per Year With Cloud Solution, Improves Service

    To meet safety and regulatory mandates, Air Zermatt must ensure that helicopter crews have access to up-to-date flight plans, weather charts, and more. For years, it relied on a paper-based system that made updating documents difficult and time-consuming. It also wanted to extend access to the company's main flight booking...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Iconic Belfast Pub Boosts Efficiency, Saves $1,500 Annually With Cloud-Based IT Tools

    The Errigle Inn, depends on reliable technology to run the business. However, the inn's outdated, on-premises email and file storage server was impacting operations. They had missed some email messages for bookings, affecting potential revenue. Their staff needed mobile access to email and calendars on their own devices. With 75...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Housing Agency Uses Online Tools to Avoid $16,000 in IT Costs, Enhance Sales Process

    Employees at Amsterdam Housing had to share a single company email address to communicate with customers across the globe and lacked mobile access to email messages or rental agreements. They couldn't able to share data or property viewing schedules, they needed better IT tools to improve service and stand out...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Georgia Pacific: Manufacturer Boosts Performance, Improves Decision Making With New Data Warehouse

    Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, product packaging, and paper and consumer goods such as tissues, napkins, cups, and eating utensils. To address rapid business growth, the company's Building Products unit needed a higher-performing, more scalable data warehouse. In response, the firm implemented...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Retailers Gain Millions in ROI and Improve Supply-Chain Efficiency with SaaS Solution

    Based in Mountain View, California, Retail Solutions is a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for more than 500 Consumer Product Goods (CPG) suppliers and 70 retailers worldwide. Retail Solutions, a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, strives to improve profitability for its major customers, so it implemented an...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    IT Manager Webcast: IT Manager Community Talk With Kevin - Business Intelligence (Level 100)

    Looking for ways to connect with the peers in communities, share ideas and get guidance around the challenges faced in the organizations today? The presenters of this webcast show how Microsoft products and technologies address the issues, and engage with the peers to share best practices.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Does IT: Improving the Sustainability and Use of SQL Server at Microsoft (Level 300)

    With more than 5,000 Microsoft SQL Server instances in production, Microsoft Information Technology (MS IT) sought to reduce operational and capital expenses through server consolidation. The SQL Platform Engineering team has designed and deployed a virtualized SQL Server environment that allows MSIT to optimize computing resources and drive operating and...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    TechNet Webcast: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agentless Client Monitoring (Level 300)

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007's Agentless Exception Monitoring (AEM) provides insights into application and operating system failures that cause PCs to hang or crash. It makes desktops more stable and reduces the cost of Windows desktop ownership by enabling the IT team to manage these failures through a scalable,...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: WPF for the Business Programmer With Paul Sheriff (Level 200)

    Windows Presentation Foundation, is it really for business applications? The presenter of this webcast discusses the reasons why one would choose to use WPF over Windows Forms, and when one might not. This webcast shows some concrete examples that illustrate how much easier it is to do certain tasks in...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: Building Services That Manage Communications With Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)

    Communication-enabled business processes reduce human latency by using presence, Instant Messaging (IM), and voice communications to communicate with human stakeholders at the right time in the right context. The attendee of this webcast will learn how the Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) platform Software Development Kits (SDKs) provide the tools that...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: How to Choose Between Hosted and On-Premise Customer Relationship Management (Level 100)

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a company-wide business strategy focused on improving interactions with customers. Whether one deploy a CRM solution as an on-premise application housed within the own servers or take advantage of a hosted solution that delivers the software as a service is an important choice that one...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Online Services (Part 3 of 4): Online Services Administration (Level 200)

    The Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services Suite provides organizations with unprecedented flexibility and scalability in the deployment of enterprise-grade communications and collaboration capabilities. The presenter of this webcast highlights the value of Microsoft Online Services to the business today and in the future. The attendee of this webcast will gain...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Learn About the Latest Innovations in Virtual Earth (Level 100)

    The attendee of this webcast will learn about the new Virtual Earth platform capabilities, new imagery capabilities, and the Microsoft Silverlight Control Community Technology Preview (CTP), which enables easy deployment of rich, immersive user experiences. Virtual Earth helps to deliver rich user experiences - on desktop, mobile, or Surface computing...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Spotlight on Cost: How to Prioritize IT Projects to Reduce Costs (Level 100)

    IT systems are integral to daily business operations. To reduce costs, decisions makers have to sift through their organizations' complexity and make difficult trade-offs. The presenter of this webcast provides step-by-step guidance on how to select and prioritize IT projects that will save money and meet the organization's unique needs.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: Office Project Client Programmability (Level 300)

    The presenter of this webcast shows how to develop against the Microsoft Office Project client object model. The presenter looks at using Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) for programming to supplement standard Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and examines connecting to...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: Hiding the Key: Practical Security for Windows Mobile Applications (Level 300)

    Enterprise mobile applications usually require that sensitive data is stored on a mobile device. The presenter of this webcast shows how to store data securely in encrypted form and, most importantly, how to store encryption keys securely so that an attacker can't get access to them. The attendee of this...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    TechNet Webcast: An Early Look at SQL Server 'Kilimanjaro' and Project 'Madison' (Level 100)

    The presenter of this webcast provides a sneak preview into the next release of Microsoft SQL Server codenamed 'Kilimanjaro' as well as project 'Madison' both of which will ship in the first half of CY 2010. The presenter introduces at a high level the set of upcoming technologies in the...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: A Lap Around the Entity Framework from the DBA's Viewpoint (Level 300 )

    The Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework is a data technology that ships as part of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. The Entity Framework enables application developers to define domain models against which they can perform CRUD operations with very expressive query capabilities. The presenter of this webcast investigates how the Entity...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Online Services (Part 4 of 4): Infrastructure Planning and Migration (Level 200)

    The Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services Suite provides organizations with unprecedented flexibility and scalability in the deployment of enterprise-grade communications and collaboration capabilities. The presenter of this webcast highlights the value of Microsoft Online Services to the business today and in the future. The attendee of this webcast will gain...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    MSDN Webcast: Practical Applications of Silverlight Data Visualization (Level 200)

    Building high-fidelity, interactive web pages and business intelligence dashboards are now a reality with the Rich Internet Applications (RIA) features in Microsoft Silverlight 2. The presenter of this webcast will introduce the various controls from Infragistics that target real-world, data-driven scenarios for delivering information in a rich, useful manner in...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services Overview (Level 300)

    Information protection is one of the key security concerns for companies. The presenter of this webcast provides an overview of how Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management (AD RMS) Services can help to mitigate the risks inside and outside the enterprise providing end-to-end solutions that protect documents and e-mails. This webcast...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Creating a New Content Database

    The presenter of this webcast explores how to create a new content database and to configure content database settings in order to control the location of new site collections.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Configuring Alternate Access Mappings

    Alternate Access Mappings (AAM) is sometimes-misunderstood and under-utilized feature of SharePoint that allows a website to correctly function under different URL scenarios, including, for instance, reverse proxies and load balancing. The presenter of this webcast demonstrates how to configure and make use of this feature under different scenarios.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Work With Wikis in Windows SharePoint Services

    In addition to standard Wiki functionality, Wikis in Windows SharePoint Services are able to leverage the WSS infrastructure in the form of, for instance, security permissions and alerts. In this webcast, the presenter demonstrates how to make use of the standard Wiki functionality in Windows SharePoint Services. The webcast covers...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    WSS - How Do I: Create Reusable Site Templates?

    In this webcast, the presenter explores how to create a re-useable template from an existing site, allowing new sites to be easily created from this template. The presenter explores creating templates within a site collection, as well as creating these at a Central Administration level.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    How Do I: Create a New Site Column?

    In this webcast, the presenter investigates how to create a new column in a Windows SharePoint Services list, then builds on this by creating a Site Column that can be reused across multiple lists while being maintained centrally. The presenter also examines creating a column based on data in an...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    How Do I: Enable Forms-Based Authentication for a Windows SharePoint Services Site Collection (Pre-IIS 7)

    In this webcast, the presenter explores how to configure a Windows SharePoint Services site collection to make use of ASP.Net Forms-Based authentication. The presenter makes use of the existing SQL Server-based membership storage to maintain the user details, so this webcast demonstrates how to configure this aspect of the process...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    How Do I: Configure Anti Virus in Windows SharePoint Services (Using Forefront Security for SharePoint)?

    As the use of SharePoint grows within the organisation, it becomes more and more important to ensure the content it contains is safe for both the users and the environment. In this webcast, the presenter demonstrates how to activate and configure the antivirus settings in Windows SharePoint services by making...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Core IO

    Organizations need to optimize their IT infrastructure so that it can keep up with their growing business needs. Microsoft provides three models that define a roadmap for organizations to reach infrastructure maturity. This webcast describes the Core Infrastructure Optimization (Core IO) model, which can help organizations improve the current state...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Getting Started With Microsoft Silverlight 1.0

    Microsoft Silverlight is the next-generation platform for accessing and delivering rich Internet applications. This webcast highlights the features of the Silverlight plug-in, which delivers the media-rich Web applications to the end users. It introduces the attendee to the Silverlight architecture and the tools with which developers can be easily design...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    The Silverlight Development System (

    Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio provide tools that designers and developers can use to create cost-effective Silverlight-based applications. This webcast walks through the tools' features, and explains how the tools help designers create attractive user interfaces and add rich content. It also describes how developers can create compelling...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Microsoft Builds a Green Campus to Save Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Microsoft planned to expand its facilities in Shanghai, China, beginning in late 2007. It needed to incorporate sustainable building requirements and cost savings into the campus. Microsoft IT worked with other Microsoft teams to build and run a green campus in Shanghai. The teams focused on deriving benefits from the...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Accounting Firm Enhances Security, Increases Employee Productivity With Upgrade

    Baker Tilly is one of the largest firms of chartered accountants and business advisors in the United Kingdom, with 2,200 employees at 25 locations. The firm has a high concentration of mobile employees - more than 70 percent of its employees often work from dispersed locations using portable computers. Companywide,...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    An Affordable, Highly Customizable CRM Solution for Windows-Based Servers

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has evolved. It is no longer just a sales and lead-generation tool, but is taking on a new role as a back-office platform. The CRM is becoming the unified application that tracks all interactions, both for current and future customers. CRMs have always been customized...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Gain Greater Real-Time Spending Control and Visibility by Accounting for All Your Direct and Indirect Expenses

    Operating in this age of multi-channel information leaves businesses struggling to manage the sheer volume and variety of information they own. Many organizations opt to use separate or unstructured systems for each information channel - which then quickly reach capacity. As competition increases in the global marketplace, so does the...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Medical Education Provider Simplifies Web-Based Communication Through SBS 2008

    MediMark International is an independent Australian company providing medical education programs to general practitioners and specialist physicians. With the assistance of 20 - 50 temporary managers, it delivers 2,000 - 3,000 courses each year that help doctors stay up to date with therapeutic best practices. Although it used a terminal...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    New Dell.com Boosts the Customer Experience While Reducing IT Effort

    Dell relies on its public Web site, Dell.com, as a key channel for its direct sales. To help customers more easily find the information they need and to simplify site management, Dell decided to redesign the underlying architecture of the site. It chose a solution based on Microsoft products and...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Property Services Firm Implements CRM Tool, Generates Return on Investment in Less Than Three Months

    Low usability of the firm's existing SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application undermined user adoption. IT managers found the inflexible system prohibitively expensive to customize to individual business units. As a result, the solution was not used and salespeople lacked visibility into the activities of other business units. This led...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Software Firm Provides Real-Time Data Mining Solutions Using SQL Server 2005

    GSTAT provides business intelligence and data mining solutions, including real-time Next Best Offers (NBO) to customers across a range of industries. GSTAT developed its GSTAT Xeligence data mining solutions using the Microsoft Application Platform, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database software. Customers using GSTAT's Xeligence NBO solution from finance, telecom...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Event Management Services Firm Chooses SQL Server Over Linux/MySQL for Lower TCO

    Panamedia Group created a better way for organizations to manage conferences and conventions with its BusyEvent solution. Before creating BusyEvent, the company needed to determine the best technology stack to build on. After considering use of Linux, Apache, and MySQL (sometimes referred to as the LAMP stack), it chose the...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Adecco Personalizes Web-Site Experience, Reduces Customer Attrition by Two-Thirds

    Connecting more than 700,000 qualified job-applicants with businesses around the world every day, Adecco is a global leader in staffing solutions. Adecco wanted to take better advantage of the Internet to provide people with the resources they need to realize their career goals. To drive business and increase efficiency, Adecco...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Nonprofit Agency Implements Case Management Solution to Better Protect Children

    In 2008, the nonprofit group Child Focus processed 109,971 calls to its hot line. To manage the resulting information, reports, child cases, and partner contact information, employees used a number of applications. This resulted in inefficiencies and siphoned off precious time needed to locate missing children. Managers implemented Microsoft Dynamics...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Travel Company Sails on Business Intelligence to Increase Revenues in Weak Economy

    Sportsnet Holidays needed a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution to handle data that was spread among 220 separate databases. Sportsnet implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which dramatically improved customer service, business intelligence and target marketing capabilities. The firm's revenue has doubled in the last 12 months and Sportsnet credits Microsoft Dynamics...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Retailer Boosts Sales 14%, Cuts Inventory Management Costs 35% With RFID Solution

    Like virtually all retailers and all businesses, American Apparel wanted to do more with less at its retail locations - specifically, it wanted to boost store sales while reducing the cost of generating those sales. It met that goal with a solution provided by Xterprise, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner,...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Power Distributor Switches Server Infrastructure and Cuts Costs

    Powerco is New Zealand's second largest electricity and gas distribution company, servicing approximately 410,000 consumers across the upper central and lower central North Island. Powerco had previously maintained both Oracle RAC and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 platforms, which meant the business incurred the expense of supporting, operating and maintaining two...

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