Software licensing in the National Health Service is about to get a lot more complicated, and a lot more expensive.

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Back in 2004 the Office of Government Commerce signed a massive deal with Microsoft to provide all desktop software within the NHS. This followed some very high-level lobbying from both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer when it looked like the health service might ditch Microsoft from desktop PCs. But the NHS enterprise agreement has now … Continue reading Software licensing in the National Health Service is about to get a lot more complicated, and a lot more expensive.

Government scraps £80m Microsoft enterprise agreement with NHS

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Unless you’ve already got your enterprise cals, Sharepoint 2010 projects in the NHS just became whole lot more expensive ! The government has scrapped the long-running NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) enterprise agreement (EA) software licensing deal with Microsoft after deciding there was no business case or budget to renew it. The EA, which was … Continue reading Government scraps £80m Microsoft enterprise agreement with NHS

NHS Guidance: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Information Architecture

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This guidance helps healthcare organisations apply a chosen information architecture or taxonomy within a 2007 Office system environment. Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Information Architecture describes how to plan and design an information architecture and provides step-by-step instructions showing how to configure Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 with these settings. This guidance is suitable for use … Continue reading NHS Guidance: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Information Architecture