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How technology is modernising health and social care 

Amid ongoing concerns about the impact of austerity on critical services like adults’ and children’s social care and in the face of demographic pressures relating to an ageing population, optimism does not always abound in discussions about these services. However, despite, and often in direct response to some of these issues, an increasing number of...Read more

Work-life-study balance: 3 tips to make time for skills development and yourself 

I’ve always been somebody who learns best through practical application and hands-on experiences. But that’s not to say that I don’t value the need for learning and skills development. The way we work will be totally transformed in the future. And having the right skills – both being confident in applying digital skills to technology,...Read more

7 tips on managing mental well-being in the modern workplace 

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, there’s no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all those who use it....Read more

3 learnings from the Microsoft Education Exchange event 

Earlier this year, I attended the Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event in Paris. It’s a chance to celebrate the work of educators around the world – and I haven’t stopped thinking about the impact the event has had on me and my practice. Three main thoughts about the direction and use of technology in the...Read more

3 ways to help your employees adjust to change in the digital workplace 

  “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”  …So said ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. As someone who sees change as an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally, that quote has...Read more

4 ways virtual desktops benefit your NHS trust 

We’re going to be sharing a story every week for the 12 weeks of summer, showing you how healthcare organisations are using technology to transform patient outcomes and increase productivity. For the tenth blog in the series, Andy Launchbury explores why Windows Virtual Desktop is ideal for improving patient care. ...Read more