Peace, order & better government—all with some modern tech!

GovernmentWelcome to Microsoft Canada’s Modern Government guide to free resources. Like our other recent Modern Industry pages for retailers, manufacturers, and health providers, this page brings together the latest ebooks, events on demand, links, and other useful Microsoft digital transformation resources for government together in one place.

Free ebooks

Transforming Urban MobilityTransforming Urban Mobility explores the technology revolution enabling the future of urban mobility through improved management of traffic, transit, parking, etc. Link here.







Digital Transformation of GovernmentThe Digital Transformation of Government explores some key technologies enabling digital transformation for governments, and how agencies can solve challenges related to citizen engagement, worker productivity, cost efficiency, and service innovation. Link here.






Transforming Citizen ServicesTransforming Citizen Services explores citizen services in the light of real government customer experiences, sharing examples of how some agencies have approached the citizen experience opportunities presented by digital transformation. Link here.






Accelerating Digital TransformationAccelerating the Digital Transformation of Smart Cities and Smart Communities explores how cities can drive initiatives to help solve the complex and systemic challenges they face, such as the global competition for business investment and aging urban populations. Link here.






Events on demand

CRTC webinarHow the Recent CRTC Update Could Impact Your Approach to Video Streaming and Meeting Management explores the impact of changes at the CRTC that have left many public-sector organizations scrambling. As cable companies move to stop offering video streaming services for free, these organizations must find an alternative that enables them to meet the demands for transparency and accessibility compliance. Watch the webinar in cooperation with eSCRIBE. Link here.

Government success stories

Burlington saves weeks of time and creates more transparency with eSCRIBE meeting management

Brampton brings services online, empowering citizens to engage with the city when and where they want

Brampton uses the Microsoft cloud to remove barriers, reduce costs, and improve citizen engagement

Regina adds automated services, saves money with cloud solution

Region of Peel modernizes IT to increase productivity, better serve citizens

Government of Saskatchewan empowers multiple groups to collaborate on crime prevention and community issues with the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) taps open source and Microsoft Azure to power the crown corporation’s digital platform

Software trials

Office 365 empowers teams with the latest versions of classic apps, like Word and Excel, plus great business services, like email and video conferencing. Microsoft offers several Office 365 government plans and a trial. (Requires registration) Link here.

Azure empowers technical pros to build, deploy, and manage technical solutions leveraging Microsoft’s global network of hyperscale datacentres. The Azure free account includes $250 credit to spend for 30 days and free Azure products for 12 months. (Requires registration) Link here.

Get expert help

Talk to a Microsoft Certified Partner about what you want to do or dream of doing. Microsoft has built the largest network of certified IT experts—over 10,000 third-party solution-providers in Canada alone. These professionals have the knowledge and practical business smarts to help you take advantage of the cloud. If you’re not already working with an IT company, you can search for a local Microsoft Certified Partner here.

Helpful links

Microsoft Canada’s Enterprise Government

@microsoft_gov  The official Twitter page for Microsoft in Government, highlighting public sector issues, insights, and innovations policymakers throughout the world.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this excellent Canada’s Modern Government guide with useful resources.