Microsoft technology in discrete and process manufacturing

Spring 2013


Editor: Karen McCandless
Cover: The winning edge

The Spring 2013 issue of Prime is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in discrete and process manufacturing. In this issue, we look at what the factory of the future may be like and explore some of the new trends and technologies such as social, mobile and gesture that will shape the way workers will operate and interact with machinery in the years to come.

From page 32, we also explain how growing trends around social IT are encouraging vehicle manufacturers to shift their focus to the in-car experience. And don’t miss our cover story on page 20 profiling Lotus F1 Team, which is revolutionising its processes with Dynamics AX.

Magazine highlights

Cover story

The winning edge

The winning edge

Microsoft Dynamics AX boosts Lotus F1 Team’s bid for the Formula 1 Championship. Rebecca Lambert reports


A roundup of the latest news across the manufacturing and technology industries, including more on Siemens’ JT data format, updates on Airbus’s expanded use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DE XPERIENCE platform, plus more on Microsoft and BMW ’s patent licensing agreement


Thought leadership articles on the current trends and developments in automotive, product lifecycle management and mobile apps from Patrick Katenkamp at incadea, Dassault Systèmes’ Philippe Bartissol and Kevin Johnson at Junction Solutions


Enterprise quality management system

Enterprise quality management system

Mike James looks at the improvements and benefits an enterprise quality management system can make to product quality in the automotive manufacturing process

Big data

Sean Dudley speaks to experts at GE Intelligent Platforms about the spectrum of benefits that manufacturers can achieve from harnessing industrial big data


The factory of the future

The factory of the future

Amber Stokes talks to Microsoft and its partners for an insight into some of the trends and innovations that are shaping the factory of the future

The ultimate connected driving experience

The way cars are built, serviced and used is all set to change. Karen McCandless explores the devices, services and technologies that are driving this

In practice

A profile of successful technology implementations at Industrialesud, Volvo Cars, Menzies Aviation and Georgia Institute of Technology

Signing out

Windows Embedded senior product manager Walter Sullivan explains how the division’s automotive platform is powering new in-car entertainment systems



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Prime has rapidly become the authoritative source on Microsoft software and services for manufacturing. The magazine explores the key issues facing firms in the manufacturing industry today— from product lifecycle management and the supply chain, to plant floor visibility and lean manufacturing. Prime also provides a round-up of industry news, case studies, commentaries, interviews and analysis.