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Production Editor: Elly Yates-Roberts
Executive Editor: Andy Clayton-Smith
The Summer 2020 issue of The Record is out now and available to view free of charge in digital format.
Over the past three months business leaders and public sector officials across the globe have been called upon to operate during what has undoubtedly been the most significant event in recent world history. As such, this issue looks at some of the ways that Microsoft and its partners are using technology to help customers and organisations worldwide adjust to remote working and look ahead to when we return to the workplace.
At this time of year Microsoft is usually putting the finishing touches to its annual global gathering, Microsoft Inspire, but this year it has instead been focused on delivering that experience as a virtual event. On page 30 we talk with corporate vice president of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner organisation Gavriella Schuster about the challenge of delivering a well-established learning and networking opportunity as an online experience and find out how she is finding the transition to working from home.
Microsoft and its ecosystem of partners have been at the forefront of a ‘Three R’ strategy of reacting, responding and reimagining, with products like Teams and Office 365 powering personal productivity for millions of workers forced out of their offices. Our cover story expands upon this subject and showcases some of the incredible work being done in enterprise, healthcare and social services delivery. You’ll find that story on page 36.
You can also learn about the effects of the pandemic on education in our public sector feature on p116, and with insights from Jan Alexa from IDC Europe on page 136.
Throughout this edition we’ll be bringing you some truly compelling examples of people from all walks of life responding to the challenges that coronavirus has presented to us all. Hopefully, some timely reminders that determination and clear vision, combined with industry-leading technology, can address even the most complex and unique problems.
We wish you well and hope that you enjoy the summer issue of The Record.