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Microsoft acquires R language specialists Revolution Analytics

Microsoft acquires R language specialists Revolution Analytics
By Sean Dudley | 07 April 2015

Deal will see company to build R technology into its data platform products going forward

Microsoft stops producing Kinect for Windows v2 sensors

Microsoft stops producing Kinect for Windows v2 sensors
By Rebecca Lambert | 07 April 2015

Developers are now being encouraged to use the Kinect for Xbox One sensor and Kinect Adapter

Neelie Kroes on digital growth, entrepreneurs and StartupDelta

Neelie Kroes on digital growth, entrepreneurs and StartupDelta
By Lindsay James | 06 April 2015

She may have recently retired from her position as vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda for Europe, but Neelie Kroes’ passion for technology and entrepreneurship is stronger than ever. We find out about her career to date, her newfound focus on startups and her thoughts on the future of the IT industry

Neelie Kroes talks to us about her career to date, her newfound focus on startups and the future of the IT industry

The internet of things: creating a connected future

The internet of things: creating a connected future
By Guest | 03 April 2015

Businesses are harnessing the internet of things to better serve their customers, accelerate product innovation and achieve massive cost savings across their organisation. No wonder experts are hailing this latest phenomenon a key driver of the next industrial revolution. Peter Cluskey reports

Find out how businesses are harnessing IoT to better serve customers and accelerate product innovation

The Spring 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!

The Spring 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 April 2015

Discover everything you need to know about enterprise technology on the Microsoft platform

Building the factories, offices, homes and cities of the future with IoT

Building the factories, offices, homes and cities of the future with IoT
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 April 2015

ICONICS will demonstrate cutting-edge IoT implementations at Hannover Messe

US federal agencies report positive benefits from digital services

US federal agencies report positive benefits from digital services
By Sean Dudley | 01 April 2015

New report from Accenture Federal Services finds concerns remain over budget constraints

Microsoft to release Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN

Microsoft to release Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2015

Microsoft to combine Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate into one single offering

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 running full version of Windows

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 running full version of Windows
By Rebecca Lambert | 31 March 2015

New 10.8-inch tablet costs US$499 and is powered by Intel’s Quad-core Atom processor

New mobile device management capabilities added to Office 365

New mobile device management capabilities added to Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 31 March 2015

Users able to manage access to data across a range of phone and tablet devices

Project Spartan browser comes to Windows 10 Preview

Project Spartan browser comes to Windows 10 Preview
By Rebecca Lambert | 31 March 2015

For the first time users can try out Microsoft’s new browser, which integrates with Cortana

Australian data centres get Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online

Australian data centres get Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online
By Sean Dudley | 31 March 2015

Significant boost to customer data protection, management and compliance in the country

El Corte Inglés selects Dassault Systèmes’ My Collection for Fashion

El Corte Inglés selects Dassault Systèmes’ My Collection for Fashion
By Sean Dudley | 30 March 2015

International department store chain standardises its product development and sourcing processes

Industry 4.0 to top Hannover Messe agenda

Industry 4.0 to top Hannover Messe agenda
By Rebecca Lambert | 30 March 2015

Microsoft will be showcasing its IoT innovations at the global industrial fair

Alaska Airlines deploys Windows-powered tablets for passengers

Alaska Airlines deploys Windows-powered tablets for passengers
By Sean Dudley | 30 March 2015

Microsoft helps improve airline's entertainment experience with Windows Toshiba Encore 2 devices 

12,000 visitors attend 2015 edition of the Retail Business Technology Expo

12,000 visitors attend 2015 edition of the Retail Business Technology Expo
By Sean Dudley | 27 March 2015

Delegates capitalise on chance to hear from leading figures in the retail industry

Kwik Chek revolutionises the customer experience with the internet of things

Kwik Chek revolutionises the customer experience with the internet of things
By Sean Dudley | 26 March 2015

P97 and Microsoft create two new solutions for US convenience store and petrol station chain 

Rosetta Stone brings language learning app to Xbox One

Rosetta Stone brings language learning app to Xbox One
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 March 2015

New app teaches English and Spanish by way of interactive gaming sessions

Ignia and Western Power create new mobile app for customers

Ignia and Western Power create new mobile app for customers
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 March 2015

Windows Phone app allows customers to check the power supply in their area

AppSense Insight helps provide computing environment intelligence

AppSense Insight helps provide computing environment intelligence
By Sean Dudley | 25 March 2015

New analytics platform gathers more data from endpoints to boost user productivity and security

Hay Group uses Microsoft Office 365 to improve global collaboration

Hay Group uses Microsoft Office 365 to improve global collaboration
By Sean Dudley | 25 March 2015

Human resources consulting firm empowers its staff with enhanced communication flow

Using digital to differentiate at Australia Gas and Light

Using digital to differentiate at Australia Gas and Light
By Lindsay James | 25 March 2015

In a highly competitive market, energy retailer AGL knew that it needed to compete on more than just price. To ensure it retained its leading position, it turned to Avanade and Accenture for help

The energy retailer is competing on more than just price thanks to its partnership with Avanade and Accenture

Microsoft helps launch new urban infrastructure initiative

Microsoft helps launch new urban infrastructure initiative
By Sean Dudley | 24 March 2015

CityWorks will see solutions tested in Chicago with a view to improving cities around the world

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics expand global partnership

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics expand global partnership
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 March 2015

Samsung to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its Android devices and deliver new Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack

Smartphone growth to outpace PC and tablet growth by 2019

Smartphone growth to outpace PC and tablet growth by 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 March 2015

Smartphones are expected to account for 77.8% of the smart connected device market by 2019, says IDC

Kinect for Windows helps golfers improve their swing

Kinect for Windows helps golfers improve their swing
By Sean Dudley | 23 March 2015

My Swinguru and Swinguru Pro helps players analyse and improve their technique

Windows Hello brings biometric authentication to Windows 10

Windows Hello brings biometric authentication to Windows 10
By Rebecca Lambert | 23 March 2015

New feature will allow users to log into their devices with facial, iris or fingerprint recognition

UK government outlines plans to drive competition in banking

UK government outlines plans to drive competition in banking
By Lindsay James | 20 March 2015

The UK government has released a document which outlines its plans to increase competition across the banking industry

Microsoft launches new Paypal Here for Surface solution

Microsoft launches new Paypal Here for Surface solution
By Sean Dudley | 20 March 2015

New mobile payment solution includes mobile card reader and Windows app 

AccuWeather helps Lowe’s deliver vital services in extreme weather conditions

AccuWeather helps Lowe’s deliver vital services in extreme weather conditions
By Sean Dudley | 19 March 2015

Microsoft Azure and SQL helps provide accurate, site-specific and customised warnings 

Salesforce App for Outlook launches in beta

Salesforce App for Outlook launches in beta
By Rebecca Lambert | 19 March 2015

New app allows users to manage their Salesforce CRM data within Outlook

François Quentin uses FashionLab to help develop new 4N watch

François Quentin uses FashionLab to help develop new 4N watch
By Sean Dudley | 18 March 2015

Designer works with Dassault Systèmes’ innovation laboratory to create Sapphire-cased model

Improved social tracking and Parature integration come to Dynamics CRM

Improved social tracking and Parature integration come to Dynamics CRM
By Rebecca Lambert | 18 March 2015

Spring ’15 release will launch by end of Q2 this year and includes social and productivity enhancements

City of Breda optimises water use with the internet of things

City of Breda optimises water use with the internet of things
By Sean Dudley | 18 March 2015

Solution from ireckon leverages the Microsoft cloud to help improve citizen awareness

Microsoft collaborates on Dynamics CRM 2015

Microsoft collaborates on Dynamics CRM 2015
By Lindsay James | 18 March 2015

Following the announcement that Dynamics CRM 2015 will be released in Spring, Microsoft has announced several partnerships and collaboration agreements


Microsoft Band is coming to the UK next month

Microsoft Band is coming to the UK next month
By Rebecca Lambert | 18 March 2015

Fitness device goes on sale on 15 April and will retail at £169.99

Ford develops new connected car service with Azure

Ford develops new connected car service with Azure
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 March 2015

The Ford Service Delivery Network will provide new ways for customers to interact with their vehicles

K3 supports Charles Tyrwhitt expansion into international markets

K3 supports Charles Tyrwhitt expansion into international markets
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 March 2015

Company CIO Simon Kerry explains more about the partnership and how Dynamics will support its plans

Preview of cloud business analytics tool Power BI goes global

Preview of cloud business analytics tool Power BI goes global
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 March 2015

Availability of the latest version of the analytics tool has been extended from the US into 140 markets

Technical preview of Skype for Business now available to customers

Technical preview of Skype for Business now available to customers
By Sean Dudley | 17 March 2015

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella encourages companies to embrace the open exchange of information

Azure IoT Suite and Azure Stream Analytics unveiled at Convergence

Azure IoT Suite and Azure Stream Analytics unveiled at Convergence
By Sean Dudley | 16 March 2015

Satya Nadella says new products allow businesses to harness machine learning and predictive analytics 

Convergence 2015: top sessions to add to your schedule this week

Convergence 2015: top sessions to add to your schedule this week
By Rebecca Lambert | 16 March 2015

Metafile offers some recommendations of what to see and do at the Microsoft Dynamics event

Property transactions simplified for Property Exchange Australia

Property transactions simplified for Property Exchange Australia
By Rebecca Lambert | 13 March 2015

Working with Avanade, Property Exchange Australia is using Dynamics AX to automate its business processes

Microsoft Azure Government platform certified for use in California

Microsoft Azure Government platform certified for use in California
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 March 2015

US state's Department of Justice approves cloud platform for use by law enforcement agencies

AvePoint releases latest version of its meetings management software

AvePoint releases latest version of its meetings management software
By Rebecca Lambert | 13 March 2015

SharePoint application includes support for touch screen devices plus enhanced Outlook integration

Swedish Defence Material Administration deploys Share-A-space

Swedish Defence Material Administration deploys Share-A-space
By Lindsay James | 13 March 2015

The Swedish organisation has gone live on the modern solution from Eurostep to save costs

Microsoft Lync helps neonatal babies to bond with parents

Microsoft Lync helps neonatal babies to bond with parents
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 March 2015

Hackensack University Medical Center has implemented the technology to improve the patient experience

By SuperUser Account | 12 March 2015

Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range

Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range
By Rebecca Lambert | 12 March 2015

New Home Smart range includes concealed wireless charging pads compatible with Lumia devices

Leeco Steel automates its accounts processes using Metafile’s MetaViewer

Leeco Steel automates its accounts processes using Metafile’s MetaViewer
By Rebecca Lambert | 11 March 2015

New document management system is helping to increase staff productivity and handle more invoices

Unidesk 3.0 helps extend Windows Server and Hyper-V platforms

Unidesk 3.0 helps extend Windows Server and Hyper-V platforms
By Sean Dudley | 11 March 2015

New layering technology delivers efficient management of the Microsoft VDI experience

New report proposes digital remedy to boost success of UK high streets

New report proposes digital remedy to boost success of UK high streets
By Rebecca Lambert | 10 March 2015

Digital High Street Advisory Board kicks off five-year digital plan to reinvigorate the high street

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE aids development of solar-powered aircraft

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE aids development of solar-powered aircraft
By Sean Dudley | 10 March 2015

CATIA and ENOVIA applications used in the design, building and validation of Solar Impulse 2 airplane

Malmö Aviation puts Dell tablets in the hands of its pilots

Malmö Aviation puts Dell tablets in the hands of its pilots
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 March 2015

The tablets will help the Swedish airline improve data capture on flights and boost productivity

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online now hosted in data centres in Japan

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online now hosted in data centres in Japan
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 March 2015

New service promises local customers greater availability, reliability and performance

Azure Media Services helps NGSN deliver sports streaming services

Azure Media Services helps NGSN deliver sports streaming services
By Sean Dudley | 09 March 2015

Microsoft Services team works to deliver end-to-end live streaming in the cloud to subscribers

Accenture helps Q’Max Solutions drive growth with new digital technologies

Accenture helps Q’Max Solutions drive growth with new digital technologies
By Sean Dudley | 06 March 2015

Company to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX to help improve business performance visibility 

Public preview of Office 2016 for Mac is available now

Public preview of Office 2016 for Mac is available now
By Rebecca Lambert | 06 March 2015

New Office includes updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook

Turning information into innovation at South East (Fujian) Motor

Turning information into innovation at South East (Fujian) Motor
By Rebecca Lambert | 05 March 2015

Using Teamcenter from Siemens PLM Software, South East (Fujian) Motor in China has established a foundation to better manage R&D data, increase production capacity and develop new brands

Using Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter, South East (Fujian) Motor is improving its R&D

Microsoft to demo SharePoint 2016 at Ignite event in May

Microsoft to demo SharePoint 2016 at Ignite event in May
By Rebecca Lambert | 05 March 2015

Attendees will get the opportunity to see the latest version of SharePoint Server for the first time

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft to market devices and online services

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft to market devices and online services
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 March 2015

Companies to drive business demand for Lumia smartphones and services such as Office 365 and OneDrive in Europe

Libelium integrates Microsoft Azure with wireless sensor technology

Libelium integrates Microsoft Azure with wireless sensor technology
By Sean Dudley | 05 March 2015

Scalable cloud infrastructure helps companies monitor variables, reduce costs and increase productivity

Enterprises focused on implementing a combination of digital technologies

Enterprises focused on implementing a combination of digital technologies
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2015

Companies to combine mobile, cloud and analytics to boost revenue and improve business processes

Ircem underwrites the future with virtual IT from Dell

Ircem underwrites the future with virtual IT from Dell
By Rebecca Lambert | 04 March 2015

French insurance firm Ircem has enhanced employee productivity and job satisfaction while improving security and lowering costs by moving to virtualised desktops

The French insurance firm has enhanced employee productivity while improving security

Designing digital stores for truly engaging customer experiences

Designing digital stores for truly engaging customer experiences
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2015

Peter Cherna at Scala explains how understanding the data generated by in-store devices can help retailers to expand their digital signage solutions and create an engaging customer experience

Peter Cherna at Scala explains how retailers can use digital signage solutions to enhance customer service

Telefónica introduces mobile TV for Windows Phone with Cortana search

Telefónica introduces mobile TV for Windows Phone with Cortana search
By Rebecca Lambert | 04 March 2015

Telefónica’s Movistar TV Go service will enable Windows Phone users to enjoy TV on the go

Dassault Systèmes releases R2015x version of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Dassault Systèmes releases R2015x version of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform
By Sean Dudley | 03 March 2015

New update includes improved user experience, application and cloud infrastructure

Microsoft showcases Windows 10 universal app

Microsoft showcases Windows 10 universal app
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 March 2015

Universal app designed to provide a consistent user experience across all Windows 10 devices

Lenovo and HP bring new Windows devices to market

Lenovo and HP bring new Windows devices to market
By Rebecca Lambert | 03 March 2015

The ideapad MIIX 300 and HP Spectre x360 were both unveiled at Mobile World Congress

Ensemble by Unisys: unifying collaboration tools in the workplace

Ensemble by Unisys: unifying collaboration tools in the workplace
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

Unisys explains its personalised productivity vision and shares how it is simplifying communication

King County launches two year Smart Building Energy Tracking System pilot

King County launches two year Smart Building Energy Tracking System pilot
By Sean Dudley | 02 March 2015

County in Washington State adopts new software to help reduce energy consumption

Planning ahead: JustEnough helps retailers improve stock handling

Planning ahead: JustEnough helps retailers improve stock handling
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

Through its retail planning solutions, JustEnough Software helps retailers worldwide effectively plan their assortments and inventory, and make accurate forecasts

We find out how the company is helping retailers plan their assortments and make accurate forecasts

Acer unveils first Windows Phone 8.1 model with Liquid M220

Acer unveils first Windows Phone 8.1 model with Liquid M220
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

New Liquid model sees Acer expand its Windows device portfolio to include smartphones

Microsoft launches mid-market Lumias at Mobile World Congress

Microsoft launches mid-market Lumias at Mobile World Congress
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL run Windows Phone 8.1 but will be upgradable to Windows 10

Industry 4.0: bringing the fourth industrial revolution to life

Industry 4.0: bringing the fourth industrial revolution to life
By Guest | 27 February 2015

Mike James of ATS International introduces the trends around social, digital and sustainability that are coming together to drive Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution

Mike James of ATS International introduces the trends that are driving Industry 4.0

New Docker orchestration tools are supported on Microsoft Azure

New Docker orchestration tools are supported on Microsoft Azure
By Rebecca Lambert | 27 February 2015

Docker Machine, Swarm and Composure will be available on Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V

Advicent and Figlo make financial planning customer centric

Advicent and Figlo make financial planning customer centric
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 February 2015

Advicent’s Phil Cunningham and Figlo’s Jenze Bosma explain how combining their organisations will transform interactions between financial advisors and clients across North America and Europe

Advicent’s Phil Cunningham and Figlo’s Jenze Bosma explain how they're transforming financial advice

Europol takes down servers used by cybercriminals to steal financial data

Europol takes down servers used by cybercriminals to steal financial data
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 February 2015

Multi-national effort included technical assistance from Microsoft, Symantec and AnubisNetworks

Kazam reveals new range of Windows tablet and phone devices

Kazam reveals new range of Windows tablet and phone devices
By Sean Dudley | 26 February 2015

Mobile brand unveils three tablets and eight smartphones running on Windows technology

From paper to smart devices: transforming meetings in education

From paper to smart devices: transforming meetings in education
By Guest | 25 February 2015

Educational institutions must lead from the front if they are going to go paperless, says Alister Esam of BoardPacks

Educational institutions must embrace new tools in order to go paperless, says Alister Esam of boardpacks

SpareBank 1 gains a single customer view with Dynamics CRM

SpareBank 1 gains a single customer view with Dynamics CRM
By Rebecca Lambert | 25 February 2015

Having rolled out a new customer relationship management framework built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Accenture’s Customer Analytics Record solution, SpareBank 1 is delivering on its ‘one bank, one customer’ vision

Norwegian banking group delivers on its ‘one bank, one customer’ vision with new CRM framework

Microsoft enhances Visual Studio 2015 with new CTP

Microsoft enhances Visual Studio 2015 with new CTP
By Sean Dudley | 25 February 2015

Improvements made to ASP.NET runtime and single sign in introduced with new update

Microsoft extends global availability of free Office 365 offering

Microsoft extends global availability of free Office 365 offering
By Sean Dudley | 24 February 2015

Students and teachers able to check eligibility and potentially sign up for range of free benefits

Microsoft Health app and Band get first major update

Microsoft Health app and Band get first major update
By Rebecca Lambert | 24 February 2015

Update includes larger font, virtual keyboard and new integration with HealthVault

Putting citizens at the centre with Dynamics CRM

Putting citizens at the centre with Dynamics CRM
By Rebecca Lambert | 23 February 2015

Two public sector bodies in the UK have recently turned to Optevia to help them operate more efficiently and better serve citizens. Through Dynamics CRM, they are succeeding in streamlining their processes and putting the citizen at the centre of everything they do

Two UK public sector bodies have turned to Optevia to help them operate more efficiently and better serve citizens

Copa-Data releases latest version of HMI/SCADA software zenon 7.20

Copa-Data releases latest version of HMI/SCADA software zenon 7.20
By Rebecca Lambert | 23 February 2015

New update supports smart factory concepts and mobile working, and connects to Azure

Winning today’s challenges in pharma with integrated ERP systems

Winning today’s challenges in pharma with integrated ERP systems
By Guest | 23 February 2015

Integrated enterprise resource planning systems are key to helping pharmaceutical companies control operational costs while remaining compliant, says Andrea Ruosi of AX for Pharma

Andrea Ruosi of AX for Pharma explains how to control operational costs and remain compliant

Microsoft makes Azure Machine Learning generally available

Microsoft makes Azure Machine Learning generally available
By Rebecca Lambert | 20 February 2015

The cloud-based analytics service features new enhancements to help businesses predict future trends

German manufacturer Henkel invests in the cloud with Office 365

German manufacturer Henkel invests in the cloud with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 20 February 2015

Chemical products company improves employee communication and collaboration

Kinect used to help young students understand angle measurements

Kinect used to help young students understand angle measurements
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 February 2015

Students used Kinect to capture arm movements and work out the degree of the angles they created

Microsoft trials new Zipongo healthy eating smartphone solution

Microsoft trials new Zipongo healthy eating smartphone solution
By Sean Dudley | 19 February 2015

App suggests recipe options and food recommendations based on users requirements

Outlook app for iOS and Android delivers security update

Outlook app for iOS and Android delivers security update
By Rebecca Lambert | 19 February 2015

Update includes password lock enforcement, faster remote wiping and IMAP support

Nagarro explains its enterprise agile value proposition

Nagarro explains its enterprise agile value proposition
By Rebecca Lambert | 18 February 2015

In a fast-changing world, Nagarro shares how it is helping businesses adopt an agile approach to IT

Insurance company Pacific Specialty selects Accenture Duck Creek Suite

Insurance company Pacific Specialty selects Accenture Duck Creek Suite
By Sean Dudley | 18 February 2015

New system supported by the Accenture Cloud Platform using Microsoft Azure

Monoprix implements TXTPlanning to support merchandise planning

Monoprix implements TXTPlanning to support merchandise planning
By Sean Dudley | 18 February 2015

French supermarket chain aims to improve operations across multiple channels with new solution

Dell adds Venue 10 Pro and Latitude 11 to its education device portfolio

Dell adds Venue 10 Pro and Latitude 11 to its education device portfolio
By Rebecca Lambert | 18 February 2015

New devices support flexible learning and have been designed especially for the classroom environment

Microsoft adds new cloud storage integration functionality to Office

Microsoft adds new cloud storage integration functionality to Office
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 February 2015

Cloud service providers can now integrate Office Online into their apps

Winning in transition: developing a new Windows tablet to meet demand

Winning in transition: developing a new Windows tablet to meet demand
By Guest | 17 February 2015

The choice when faced with an emerging product category such as tablet computing is not if you enter the market, but simply how you choose your offering, says Dave Ayling of CMS Computers

Dave Ayling explains how CMS Computers worked with Asda to bring a new tablet to market quickly

Microsoft adopts international cloud privacy standard

Microsoft adopts international cloud privacy standard
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 February 2015

Compliance with ISO 27018 ensures that personally identifiable information is protected

New features added as part of Microsoft Azure Backup update

New features added as part of Microsoft Azure Backup update
By Sean Dudley | 17 February 2015

Long-term retention and offline seeding improvements part of February 2015 update

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