Resources and Programmes
> Microsoft Openness
The website contributes and partners with open source communities and promotes interoperability to make it easier and less costly for customers to develop and manage mixed IT environments.
> Microsoft Interoperability
Microsoft is committed to solving the real-world interoperability challenges of our customers, developers, partners, and independent software providers, through innovative products, community engagement, technology access, and support for technology standards
> Interoperability and Microsoft: Then and Now (White Paper)
This white paper (by Mark Lange, Senior Policy Counsel for Microsoft) discusses Microsoft’s experience over the last decade and how it had led to a wider understanding and appreciation of interoperability needs and better practices across the entire IT industry.
> Interoperability builds choice, drives innovation, and grows opportunity (Brochure)
The brochure explains Interoperability's role for governments and companies today, who are challenged to do more with less, who are met with rising expectations for better services, and who are expected to respond swiftly to a dynamic world.
> Microsoft Online Safety
This website is dedicated to helping children stay safe online with a mix of supervision, technology, and skills.
> Microsoft Safety and Security Center
Microsoft Safety and Security Center addresses issues as Computer Security, Digital Privacy and Online Safety. Here you can find resources and advice on how to protect children from online risks, protect your computer and yourself from scams and more.”
> Microsoft Privacy Principles
The extensive interconnection of computers and users today means that there are more ways than ever to intrude on people—as with adware or spam—or to monitor behavior and obtain sensitive information—as with spyware or identity theft.
> Privacy for Government Officials and Policymakers
This portal for government officials and policymakers offers information and guidance on current privacy issues, cloud computing and materials and resources on privacy designed to help, inform and protect the public.
> Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
Microsoft’s approach to this environment is Trustworthy Computing, a long-term, collaborative effort to create and deliver secure, private, and reliable computing experiences for everyone.
> Roger's Security Blog
Roger Halbheer is Chief Security Advisor of Microsoft EMEA. Roger leads a team of national Chief Security Advisors who work with organizations in the commercial and public sectors - on information technology issues and strategies surrounding security.
> David Burts’ Blog
David Burt is a communications professional in Seattle, specializing in privacy and online safety policy at Microsoft. (All opinions expressed on this site are my own, and not those of Microsoft.)
> Civil service live efforts
Civil Service Live Network is the home of the civil service community online to share best practice , discuss ideas, and work collaboratively across the civil service and wider public sector.
> Policy Bloggers Network
The Digital Policy Bloggers’ Network is a project being done for European Internet Foundation.
> European Internet Foundation
The mission of the European Internet Foundation is to help provide European political leadership for the development of European multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital revolution.
> The Stockholm Network
The Stockholm Network brings together more than 110 market-oriented think tanks from across Europe, delivering local and locally-tailored global messages across the EU and beyond.
The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) is an independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe.
CEPS serves as a leading forum for debate on EU affairs, but its most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world.
The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, committed to making European integration work. The EPC provides its members and the wider public with rapid, high-quality information and analysis on the EU and global policy agenda.
> QMUL Cloud Legal Project
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London has embarked on a three year project to undertake academic research in relation to cloud computing and to disseminate the key findings of that research.
> Information Society and Media DG
The mission of the Directorate General for the Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) is to make every European digital by achieving the digital single market, reinforcing Europe's competitiveness by increasing investment in ICT research and innovation, promoting the access and use of ICT to the benefit of EU society, implementing the "acquis communautaire" (EU legislation) in the area of Information Society and Media.
> Digital Agenda for Europe