Microsoft Event Series – Small & Midsize Business | Microsoft Australia

Microsoft Event Series – Small & Midsize Business | Microsoft Australia

Microsoft Event Series

Register today to engage with Microsoft technical experts and hear how to address technology challenges that are critical to your business.

Microsoft Event Series

As the technology landscape changes, so too does the way we do business. To help Australian businesses transform their technology into a strategic asset, Microsoft is hosting a series of digital and in-person events designed to help IT decision-makers and forward thinking, tech-savvy business owners discover how new technologies can help achieve their business goals. Each topic will be presented by Microsoft experts, who will be on hand to answer any burning questions you may have.

14 May

4:00PM AEST, GMT + 10:00 / ONLINE EVENT

In the Classroom: how Office 365 Education helps students learn

14 May 2014

In the Classroom: how Office 365 Education helps students learn

4:00PM AEST, GMT + 10:00 / ONLINE EVENT

How do you prepare your students for a 21st century workforce? Join Microsoft experts for our latest education-focused webinar, as we look at how Office 365 can transform the way schools teach. Hear from St Andrews Anglican College that have already deployed Office 365 to improve outcomes. And learn how the Student Advantage program offers all Australian schools the chance to benefit from Office 365 at no extra cost.

Featured Speakers
Fiona Sims- Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia
Mark Tigwell- Education Specialist, Microsoft Australia

28 May

1:00PM AEST, GMT + 10:00 / ONLINE EVENT
30 minutes

Finance Today: Reimagined to drive impact

28 May 2014

Finance Today: Reimagined to drive impact

1:00PM AEST, GMT + 10:00 / ONLINE EVENT
30 minutes

The financial services industry is seeing unprecedented changes with mobile, social and digital transformation. Banks are re-imagining their Customer Experiences, and transforming the way they work. With data growing exponentially in an environment where information is business, corporations need better tools to manage risks and analyse data to gather yet better insights. Join us for a short webinar on how companies can reimagine their finance to drive impact, analyse business insights to make smarter decisions, enhance productivity and manage risks. You’ll also learn how to take advantage of emerging tools and technologies to empower employees within financial institutions.

Completed Events: Available On-Demand
If you have missed any of our virtual events, please check them out here.

On-Demand Event

Go social. Stay agile. How to make your enterprise social?

Go social. Stay agile. How to make your enterprise social?

On-Demand Event

Enterprise Social Networks are changing the way we work. Yammer is transforming the way organisations engage with their employees, breaking down barriers to effective collaboration and driving innovation in product development and service delivery. In this session, understand how our proven method will enable your organisation to go on a 'Social Journey' and learn from the best practices that will enable your organisation to grow a successful Yammer network that delivers real business value.

Featured speakers
James Evans – Director of Yammer Customer Success (APAC, Greater China Region, India & Japan), Microsoft
Michael Barnes – Vice President, Research Director Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester

On-Demand Event

Your city. Our passion. Introducing CityNext for Government.

Your city. Our passion. Introducing CityNext for Government.

On-Demand Event

Unlike almost anything else, cities have the capability of providing something for everybody – but only when everyone has a hand in creating them. With this in mind, we’re thrilled to announce CityNext. Seeking to harness citizen-power at every level – governments, citizens and businesses – this new initiative aims to support the growth of healthier, safer, more sustainable cities in which to thrive. And it’s this fascinating topic we’ll tackle in our next webinar.

Learn how you can:

  • Transform operations and infrastructure by improving city functionality with innovative partner solutions
  • Empower employees with enterprise-grade devices and apps
  • Enable innovation on your terms with a modern data platform
  • Engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalised services and apps
  • Enable real-time dialogue via social media to spur city app development and economic growth with open data initiatives
  • Promote digital inclusion, across every demographic and all ages
  • Nurture new businesses and innovators with resources and support
  • Accelerate innovation to help your city compete in the global marketplace.

Broad reaching and ambitious, the CityNext initiative promises much. All it needs to succeed is you.

Featured speaker
Michael Gration – Public Sector Lead, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

Thanks for the memory. Introducing SQL Server 2014.

Thanks for the memory. Introducing SQL Server 2014.

On-Demand EVENT

Features speakers:
Mike Ward - Product Manager, Microsoft Australia
Shashank Pawar – Technical Solutions Professional, Microsoft Australia
Michael Barnes- Vice President, Research Director Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester

In what can only be described as the perfect confluence of technological development and customer demand, 2013 was indisputably the year of big data.
And the consensus from business is clear. Data isn’t visiting. It’s here to stay.

So it seems only appropriate our next webinar is devoted to a showcasing a powerful new force in data deployment – the SQL Server 2014. Here’s a taste of what we'll be covering.

  • A comprehensive inventory it’s capabilities and how it delivers on the promise of one consistent data platform.
  • An examination of SQL Server 2014’s raison-d’ètre – consistent, robust and reliable performance for the most demanding database applications.
  • A deep-dive into a new, key feature – in-memory capabilities for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP).
  • A demonstration of its blazing transaction speeds – anywhere from a 10-fold increase up to a 50-fold improvement under optimal conditions.
  • An exploration on how to leverage the full capabilities of SQL Server 2014 in parallel with in-memory – a significant advantage over pure, standalone in-memory database solutions.
  • How to gain in-memory performance benefits without rewriting your database application.
  • The increased performance of existing SQL Server applications without having to refresh your hardware.

On-Demand Event

Deliver Better Customer Experiences and Smarter Insights with CRM tools

Deliver Better Customer Experiences and Smarter Insights with CRM tools

On-Demand EVENT

As businesses become savvier and are more connected than ever via social networks and mobile devices, it is paramount that they continue to engage, nurture and foster customer loyalty.

Smart companies understand success now hinges on creating tailored experiences to forge more meaningful connections.

And really smart companies are fusing those goals with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 to deliver on that promise.

Join us for the exclusive launch of Dynamics CRM 2013 across APAC. Don’t miss this launch!

Featured Speakers

Matthew Baumgartner, CIO, Servcorp

Bob Stutz, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

On-Demand Event

Powering Small Business Success With The Cloud

Powering Small Business Success With The Cloud

On-Demand EVENT

Like most small to mid-sized organisations, you’re probably wondering how Office 365, a cloud-based productivity can actually benefit you and your businesses. What is the cloud really going to cost you? Will it let your people work however and from wherever they choose while keeping you in control? How do you know if your data stays secure? Don’t worry – we hear you.

Microsoft would like to invite you to a live webinar on 12 November, 2013 – to show you how Office 365 can cost-effectively help you work and collaborate seamlessly from anywhere or any device, without compromising on productivity, security and professionalism.

Find out from top Microsoft executives how you can take full advantage of the cloud with Office 365. Our analyst will also present strong data supporting the increase in productivity after the adoption of Microsoft Office 365.

Speakers:
Charles Reed Anderson, Associate Vice President, Head of Telecom Practice, Mobility Lead, IDC Asia-Pacific

Davina Yeo, Office 365 SMB Lead, Microsoft Asia-Pacific

On-Demand Event

Reimagine the way you work with Windows 8 and the latest devices

Reimagine the way you work with Windows 8 and the latest devices

On-Demand EVENT

Digital devices are revolutionising how, where and when Australian’s work. But with ‘untethered’ employees fast becoming an enterprise fixture, how is your organisation placed to embrace the opportunities modern mobility offers?

In our latest ‘Meet the new Microsoft’ webinar, you’ll hear from three compelling speakers, each with a unique take on how digital devices and their underpinning architecture can reshape working practices and unleash employee productivity.

We’ll also explore how your organisation can…

  • Boost business agility by providing anywhere access to apps and data.
  • Connect employees and customers in real-time to accelerate end-value delivery and shrink double handling.
  • Engage customers with smart, contextual mobile experiences.
  • Embrace device choice without compromising security or supportability.
  • Exploit single devices for multiple uses to maximise IT budgets.
  • Harness familiar productivity tools to boost ‘out-of-office’ output.
  • Push the right resources to the right devices at the right time.
  • Build scalable, continuously connected cloud services.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your business mobile ready.

Featured Speakers
Loic Herbin – IT Manager, Campari Australia
Darren Curtis - National Sales Manager, Campari Australia
Charles Reed Anderson – Associate Vice President, IDC Asia Pacific
Emmanuele Silanesu – Product & Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

CMO Insights: Reimagining Marketing & Connecting to the New Customer

CMO Insights: Reimagining Marketing & Connecting to the New Customer

On-Demand EVENT

Top marketers from Diageo, Philips, Microsoft and Bayer will discuss their challenges in engaging the new customer, including issues such as the transition to digital and social marketing, combating diverse brand perceptions, and balancing local with global strategies. In addition, you can hear their thoughts on innovative marketing techniques like experiential marketing, crowdsourcing and role-play sales training.

You'll also get fresh perspectives on technologies such as mobile and social computing that are changing the way marketing organizations deploy, manage and measure campaigns.

Featured Speakers
Andrew Pickup, Senior Director (Communications), Microsoft Asia
Gilbert Ghostine, President, Asia Pacific, Diageo
AJ Hesselink, Head of Integrated Marketing & Communications, APAC, Philips
Frederique Covington, Head of Central Marketing, Asia Pacific, Microsoft
Andrea Splendore, Global Head of Primary Care, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

On-Demand Event

Creating a Modern Corporate Culture through Enhanced Communication and Collaboration

Creating a Modern Corporate Culture through Enhanced Communication and Collaboration

On-Demand EVENT

HR is the heartbeat of any organisation, vital to employee welfare and pivotal to corporate productivity. But as corporate culture and workplace practices change, how can HR keep pace with growing expectations? We may just have the answers.

In our latest webinar, you’ll hear from two speakers, each with a unique take on how modern HR practices are transforming and revitalising the workplace for the better. This is your chance to get answers to any burning questions you might have via the live chat feature.

Rose Clements, Microsoft
Leading the charge to recalibrate the life-work balance and refresh our corporate culture, Rose Clements, Microsoft’s HR Director, reveals how Activity Based Working fused with innovative tech has re-energised employee engagement.

Priscilla Del Castillo, Microsoft
Here to demo the capabilities of Windows 8 Phone and Windows 8 Touch, Priscilla Del Castillo reveals how the latest productivity tools are enabling her to focus on more meaningful tasks and engage with work on her terms – both at the desk and beyond.

And you’ll hear how Suncorp has deployed Yammer – a private social network – to crowd-source employee knowledge and get the smartest possible outcomes in the shortest possible timeframes.

Don’t miss this chance to re-think corporate culture and re-energise the workforce

Featured speakers
Rose Clements - HR Director, Microsoft Australia, Australian HR Director of the Year 2012, Human Capital
Priscilla del Castillo - Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

Turning Data into Dollars: Leveraging Business Intelligence to grow your business

Turning Data into Dollars: Leveraging Business Intelligence to grow your business

On-Demand EVENT

More than ever, data is a strategic asset to any organisation – regardless of size. Find out how your organisation can gain rich insights through data-driven decision-making, without having a set of technical experts. In this webinar, you’ll see how self-service Business Intelligence can empower all users to leverage built-in analytics tools available in Excel. This Webinar includes demonstrations of Xvelocity, hybrid IT with Windows Azure and how to analyse and visualise Big Data.

  • Xvelocity – blazing fast query speeds. This demo shows the level of query performance that can be achieved for data warehouses and data marts in SQL Server 2012. The bottom line is that users will get more business value out of their data and make better decisions with columnstore indexes in SQL Server because they can explore data much more interactively.
  • Hybrid IT with Windows Azure – Windows Azure Virtual Machine is a great solution for backing up and restoring your on-premises databases or your on-premises virtual machines to the cloud.
  • Analyze & Visualise Big Data – this demo shows how easy it is to use Excel 2013 with PowerView to connect to a Hadoop-based big-data store. PowerView in Excel 2013 enables users to quickly visualise data and get to insights.

Featured Speakers
Mike Ward – SQL Server Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia
Shashank Pawar – Data Platform Specialist, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

SharePoint & SkyDrive for Government: Helping Staff Collaborate in more Places

SharePoint & SkyDrive for Government: Helping Staff Collaborate in more Places

ON-DEMAND EVENT

Improve employees’ productivity by helping them connect and collaborate for intra-governmental work across teams and departments. In this webinar, you’ll explore how the integrated communication and collaboration capabilities within the new Office, Microsoft Lync, SharePoint and Windows Phone make it easy to stay connected and help find, share and analyse information while employees are on the go.

Featured Speakers
Jon Barret, Productivity Specialist Microsoft Australia
Melissa Barlow, Public Sector Lead Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

Meet the New World of Work: Enhancing Employee Productivity.

Meet the New World of Work: Enhancing Employee Productivity.

ON-DEMAND EVENT

Discover how your employees can add business value through Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Lync and Yammer. Through strategies, such as Knowledge Management and Community Building, organisations can extend their collaboration capabilities with Video Sharing, Social tools and Search. Hear from Tom Sammons, NRMA Motoring & Services, on how they are progressing with their current rollout of the Microsoft Solution.

Featured Speakers
Sandra Lee-Joe, Business Productivity Specialist, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Event

Meet the Future of Communications: Lync & Skype

Meet the Future of Communications: Lync & Skype

On-Demand Event

As an enterprise-ready unified communications platform, Microsoft Lync has transformed the way businesses can connect and interact by providing a consistent, single-client experience for secure communications across various device platforms. This webinar will explore the new capabilities in the latest release of Lync, and showcase new ways to communicate and reach customers with Lync-Skype Federation. Rose Clements, Head of Human Resources from Microsoft Australia and Stephen Tame, CIO from Jetstar, discuss the power of Lync and the impact it has had on better collaboration between employees, interstate and globally. Other customers involved in this webinar include Jetstar Airways, Bridgestone, Ghim Li, Kompas Gramedia, KPJ Healthcare, and Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Featured Speakers
Stephen Tame, Chief Information Officer, Head of Group Information Technology, Jetstar Airways
Graham Burkin, Infrastructure and Support Manager, Bridgestone, ANZ
Carsten Larsen, General Manager, Corporate Services and Coordination Division, Australian Communications and Media Authority
Timothy Ngui, Chief Information Officer, Ghim Li Global Pte. Ltd.
Dr. Mubbashir Iftikhar, CIO of KPJ Healthcare Group, KPJ Healthcare
Henry MTH, General Manager IT, Kompas Gramedia, Indonesia
Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager, Microsoft Lync Product Marketing
Todd Cione, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Asia Pacific, Microsoft
Rose Clements, Human Resources Director, Microsoft Australia

On-Demand Virtual Event

A Modern Approach to IT Infrastructure for Forward Thinking Businesses

A Modern Approach to IT Infrastructure for Forward Thinking Businesses

ON-DEMAND VIRTUAL EVENT

How can you turn your IT infrastructure into a strategic asset that supports your business growth, even with limited IT staff or budget? This session will explore a modern approach to your IT infrastructure, including server consolidation and virtualisation, cloud-ready IT, and easy administration. Mike Heald, Windows Server Product Manager, Microsoft Australia will explore the foundational pieces to a simple, cost-efficient IT infrastructure, that is easy to manage, supports a remote or mobile workforce, and has the flexibility to grow with your business.

Mike Heald – Windows Server Product Manager, Microsoft Australia

Alessandro Cardoso - Insight Practice Manager | Microsoft MVP, Microsoft APAC

On-Demand Event

Meet the New Consumer in the Enterprise: Consumerisation of IT

Meet the New Consumer in the Enterprise: Consumerisation of IT

On-Demand Event

Employees now have personal devices that are just as powerful as those in the office and they want to be able to bring those devices into the workplace. More than ever, IT departments are pressured to integrate personal devices seamlessly and securely, and enable teams to work more flexibly from anywhere, at any time. This webinar discusses the transition from a one-size-fits-all approach to a flexible work-style vision, and demonstrates how Microsoft Australia lives this modern approach to work. You’ll also see a demo featuring how Windows 8, SkyDrive Pro and the latest desktop apps come together to bring this vision to life.

Featured Speakers
Emmanuele Silanesu, Windows Commercial Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia
Michael Barnes, Vice President & Research Director, Forrester Research

Speakers

Charles Reed Anderson
Charles Reed Anderson
Associate Vice President, IDC Asia Pacific
Darren Curtis
Darren Curtis
National Business Manager, Campari Australia
Loic Herbin
Loic Herbin
IT Manager, Campari Australia
Emmanuele Silanesu
Emmanuele Silanesu
Product & Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia
Andrew Pickup
Andrew Pickup
Senior Director, Communications at Microsoft, Asia
Rose Clements
Rose Clements
HR Director, Microsoft Australia
Priscilla del Castillo
Priscilla del Castillo
Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Australia
Priscilla del Castillo
Davina Yeo
Office 365 SMB Lead, Microsoft Asia-Pacific