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Microsoft joins with EY to help customers move to digital technology

Microsoft joins with EY to help customers move to digital technology
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 April 2015

Companies to develop cyber security solutions and enterprise products on Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Microsoft collaborates with NOAA to host data in Azure Government

Microsoft collaborates with NOAA to host data in Azure Government
By Sean Dudley | 22 April 2015

Private companies and public agencies now able to access information on weather, climate and oceans

Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach US$52 billion by 2019

Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach US$52 billion by 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 April 2015

IDC report shows that total cloud IT infrastructure spending will grow by 21% to US$32 billion in 2015

SK Telecom goes global with indoor location-based services

SK Telecom goes global with indoor location-based services
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 April 2015

We speak with Kyle Rhee at SK Telecom about how his company plans to leverage its partnership with Microsoft to provide indoor location-based services to customers

Kyle Rhee on providing ILBS tools to pinpoint the exact location of individuals in large spaces

More car buyers are using online tools to inform their purchases

More car buyers are using online tools to inform their purchases
By Sean Dudley | 21 April 2015

Accenture survey reveals that 75% of consumers would be happy to conduct entire process online

American Red Cross takes advantage of new Dell social analytics solutions

American Red Cross takes advantage of new Dell social analytics solutions
By Rebecca Lambert | 21 April 2015

The social media tools will help the organisation increase blood donations and improve service

Is your data centre ready for the internet of things?

Is your data centre ready for the internet of things?
By Guest | 20 April 2015

Much like today’s 24/7 businesses, the internet of things requires a reliable IT infrastructure with always-on availability, says Polina Vasilyeva

Polina Vasilyeva at Veeam Software discusses why IoT requires a reliable IT infrastructure

Driving innovation in insurance with the internet of things

Driving innovation in insurance with the internet of things
By Guest | 20 April 2015

Insurance carriers are starting to explore the potential of the internet of things, using smart meters and devices to capture insights and identify consumer behaviour patterns, says Tony Jacob

Tony Jacob at Microsoft discusses how insurance carriers are exploring the potential of IoT

Office 365 Video rolls out to business users worldwide

Office 365 Video rolls out to business users worldwide
By Rebecca Lambert | 20 April 2015

Microsoft has also launched a free iPhone app to allow for mobile video creation and sharing

Preview of Office Universal apps for Windows 10 for phone available soon

Preview of Office Universal apps for Windows 10 for phone available soon
By Sean Dudley | 20 April 2015

Microsoft completes its Office on Windows range with new application selection

The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making

The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making
By Guest | 17 April 2015

In the age of IoT, it has never been more important to leverage the power of real-time decision making. Smart grid technology is key to the progression from simply being connected to actively doing, explains Simon Pontin

Itron's Simon Pontin explains how smart grids will make IoT a reality in the utility sector

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication
By Sean Dudley | 17 April 2015

Combined solutions aim to help improve practices in care coordination, prevention and telehealth

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 April 2015

The new storage service supports high performance workload requirements

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2015

Around 66% of manufacturers have deployed two applications on private and public cloud, says IDC

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel
By Sean Dudley | 16 April 2015

Service enables Mauritian telecom operator to launch WordPress blog service for customers

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April
By Rebecca Lambert | 16 April 2015

All Office and Office 365 customers are expected to be transitioned by the end of May

Transforming the education landscape for the future

Transforming the education landscape for the future
By Guest | 15 April 2015

From personalised learning to better training for teachers, this year’s education event Bett demonstrated how the education landscape is transforming for the better, says Microsoft's Anthony Salcito

Microsoft's Anthony Salcito explains how personalised learning and teacher training will improve education  

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 April 2015

Companies can now combine the Passenger Experience tool and Assystem's engineering services

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios
By Sean Dudley | 15 April 2015

OPC Foundation’s new unified architecture helping to connect industrial machinery

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 April 2015

Datazen technology will work with Power BI and SQL Server to provide data visualisation tool

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all
By Guest | 15 April 2015

MetaViewer’s Alyssa Kadansky explains how to get on top and stay on top of company information

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2015

Former Office Division president joins as executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events
By Lindsay James | 14 April 2015

Broadcasters of the world’s biggest sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup are increasingly relying on Azure Media Services for their streaming services. We find out why

Find out why broadcasters are choosing Microsoft to stream events such as the Super Bowl and World Cup

NAB Show: Live encoding and Media Player come to Azure Media Services

NAB Show: Live encoding and Media Player come to Azure Media Services
By Rebecca Lambert | 14 April 2015

Microsoft announced the new video platform features at this week’s NAB Show

NAB Show: Clearleap boosts video offering with Azure Media Services

NAB Show: Clearleap boosts video offering with Azure Media Services
By Sean Dudley | 14 April 2015

New agreement amplifies company’s suite of software-as-a-service products

Hannover Messe: NEC showcases new Azure IoT solution

Hannover Messe: NEC showcases new Azure IoT solution
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2015

Solution combines NEC’s FieldAnalyst facial detection software with Microsoft Azure IoT services tools

Cyber and malware attacks grew significantly in 2014, says Dell

Cyber and malware attacks grew significantly in 2014, says Dell
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 April 2015

Dell’s Threat Report showed surge in POS and encrypted HTTPS protocol malware attacks last year

Hannover Messe: Copa-Data releases new version of zenon software

Hannover Messe: Copa-Data releases new version of zenon software
By Sean Dudley | 13 April 2015

zenon 7.20 supports the creation and development of scalable value networks

Hannover Messe: Fujitsu develops Eco-Management Dashboard

Hannover Messe: Fujitsu develops Eco-Management Dashboard
By Rebecca Lambert | 13 April 2015

IoT solution uses Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets to help improve production processes

Hannover Messe: Microsoft and KUKA showcase smart, IoT robot

Hannover Messe: Microsoft and KUKA showcase smart, IoT robot
By Rebecca Lambert | 13 April 2015

KUKA’s Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant is built using Microsoft Azure IoT services

Hannover Messe: Miele and Microsoft unveil smart appliance IoT study

Hannover Messe: Miele and Microsoft unveil smart appliance IoT study
By Sean Dudley | 13 April 2015

New partnership aims to identify internet-enabled customer concept opportunities

Creating cloud-powered user experiences in retail

Creating cloud-powered user experiences in retail
By Rebecca Lambert | 10 April 2015

Customer demands are changing – and fast. To keep up, retailers need a flexible, scalable platform that grows with their business, as we find out from Xomni

Xomni explains why retailers need a flexible, scalable platform that grows with their business

IoT market to reach 8.6 billion units in Asia-Pacific by 2020

IoT market to reach 8.6 billion units in Asia-Pacific by 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 April 2015

IDC predicts that China is set to continue dominating the Asia-Pacific region over next five years

Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available

Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available
By Rebecca Lambert | 10 April 2015

Users can now edit Office documents online from their Dropbox account

Putting the internet of things into practice in manufacturing

Putting the internet of things into practice in manufacturing
By Guest | 10 April 2015

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi explains how manufacturing companies are unlocking business value and driving transformation with the internet of things

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi explains how manufacturers are unlocking business value with IoT

New spoken and instant messaging languages added to Skype Translator

New spoken and instant messaging languages added to Skype Translator
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 April 2015

Skype Translator now offers Italian and Mandarin as spoken languages

HP partners with Microsoft to build business process accelerators

HP partners with Microsoft to build business process accelerators
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 April 2015

Solutions to help companies in various industries deliver digital-first customer experiences

Nguyen Sieu School adopts tech savvy approach to learning with Office 365

Nguyen Sieu School adopts tech savvy approach to learning with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 09 April 2015

Vietnamese school improves collaboration and communication for teachers, staff and students

Microsoft enhances online protection for Office 365 users

Microsoft enhances online protection for Office 365 users
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 April 2015

Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection combats advanced online threats

Harnessing mobile and the cloud to revolutionise the in-store experience

Harnessing mobile and the cloud to revolutionise the in-store experience
By Rebecca Lambert | 08 April 2015

GameStop’s Jeff Donaldson explains how the company is pushing the boundaries of innovation 

ConnectTheDots.io update includes support for Microsoft Band data

ConnectTheDots.io update includes support for Microsoft Band data
By Rebecca Lambert | 08 April 2015

Microsoft’s open source project now covers more data sources and IoT scenarios

Connected devices and intelligent operations

Connected devices and intelligent operations
By Sean Dudley | 07 April 2015

Developments such as Industry 4.0, 3D printing and the internet of things are garnering vast amounts of consumer attention – and for good reason. Here’s how manufacturers can harness these new technologies to engage customers with amazing experiences, supported by intelligent operations

Manufacturers are harnessing new technologies to engage customers supported by intelligent operations

OSIsoft helps manufacturers embrace the internet of things

OSIsoft helps manufacturers embrace the internet of things
By Rebecca Lambert | 07 April 2015

The company is to demonstrate how manufacturers can use its PI System to enable new IoT scenarios

Microsoft releases Office Lens app for iPhone and Android

Microsoft releases Office Lens app for iPhone and Android
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 April 2015

App turns smartphones into 'pocket scanners' and is also available in preview for Android phones

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

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