Author: Elly Yates-Roberts

Elly Yates-Roberts is a writer for The Record, reporting on the latest news from Microsoft and its partner network.

 

 

 

 

Ignite 2021: Microsoft unveils new mixed reality platform, Microsoft Mesh

Ignite 2021: Microsoft unveils new mixed reality platform, Microsoft Mesh
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 03 March 2021

Azure-powered technology enables users to join shared holographic experiences 

EY launches data analytics competition to help wildfire management

EY launches data analytics competition to help wildfire management
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 02 March 2021

The Better Working World Data Challenge invites data scientists to address environmental problems

Microsoft to launch data centre region in Indonesia

Microsoft to launch data centre region in Indonesia
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 March 2021

Move will deliver cloud services and provide digital skills training for 3 million people

Amadeus and Microsoft partner to deliver modern travel experiences

Amadeus and Microsoft partner to deliver modern travel experiences
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 26 February 2021

Firms will use cloud technology to foster innovation and create new hyper-personalised services

Microsoft launches financial services, manufacturing and non-profit clouds

Microsoft launches financial services, manufacturing and non-profit clouds

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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 February 2021

Platforms will help users to “deliver value faster and adapt quickly to changing conditions”

Accenture and Microsoft to support UK’s net-zero carbon goal

Accenture and Microsoft to support UK’s net-zero carbon goal
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 24 February 2021

Firms will help utility and energy companies lower the cost of decarbonising electricity in the UK

Microsoft partners with media firms to fight misinformation

Microsoft partners with media firms to fight misinformation
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 23 February 2021

New Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity aims to share source of online content

Microsoft to release Office 2021 and LTSC

Microsoft to release Office 2021 and LTSC
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 19 February 2021

Productivity suite updates will provide an alternative to cloud-based software

ThreatLocker to open new European headquarters in Ireland

ThreatLocker to open new European headquarters in Ireland
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 18 February 2021

Move will enable the firm to better deliver cybersecurity solutions to EMEA customers

Unilever deploys Microsoft Viva for better work-life balance

Unilever deploys Microsoft Viva for better work-life balance
Unilever
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 16 February 2021

Firm can use the platform to understand how work patterns affect employee well-being

10 ways to improve performance of a Windows 10 PC

10 ways to improve performance of a Windows 10 PC
Kingston Technology
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 15 February 2021

Kingston Technology has outlined a series of helpful tips for optimising your processing speed

Schneider Electric and Wood to deliver automation solutions

Schneider Electric and Wood to deliver automation solutions
iStock
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 15 February 2021

The partnership will help energy and industrial customers “thrive in the digital economy”

Internet Retailing Expo 2021: Engage digital platform

Internet Retailing Expo 2021: Engage digital platform
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 12 February 2021

Virtual platform

Forum will provide retailers with advice, tools and support to improve e-commerce

ECB partners with Microsoft to “redefine” cricket

ECB partners with Microsoft to “redefine” cricket
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 February 2021

Project will explore how AI, data and analytics can inform the performance of England’s teams

Microsoft and Volkswagen to build Automated Driving Platform

Microsoft and Volkswagen to build Automated Driving Platform
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 11 February 2021

Azure-hosted service will “accelerate the development of automated driving”, says Microsoft

Bizdirect becomes Microsoft ISV Development Center

Bizdirect becomes Microsoft ISV Development Center
Bizdirect
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 10 February 2021

Firm can now help software vendors scale up and grow more quickly using Microsoft applications

Decisions expands secure voting in Microsoft Teams

Decisions expands secure voting in Microsoft Teams
Decisions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 10 February 2021

New feature one of several updates designed to improve the meeting experience

PwC deploys new Azure-based toolset for mergers and acquisitions

PwC deploys new Azure-based toolset for mergers and acquisitions
Microsoft
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 09 February 2021

Firm’s Decision Analytics Platform has already been used for 150 deals in eight countries this year

Microsoft to phase out legacy Edge browser by April 2021

Microsoft to phase out legacy Edge browser by April 2021
Microsoft
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 08 February 2021

Organisation will no longer provide security updates for the browser after 9 March

Kaiser Permanente expands cloud use with Accenture and Microsoft

Kaiser Permanente expands cloud use with Accenture and Microsoft
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 05 February 2021

Collaboration aims to deliver better digital experiences to Kaiser Permanente’s patients

Microsoft launches employee experience platform Microsoft Viva

Microsoft launches employee experience platform Microsoft Viva
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 04 February 2021

Solution aims to “help organisations create a thriving culture with engaged employees”

Microsoft makes Custom Neural Voice available on Azure

Microsoft makes Custom Neural Voice available on Azure
Microsoft/AT&T
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 04 February 2021

Text-to-speech capability creates highly realistic custom, synthetic voices

Microsoft supports Australian Government in new media proposal

Microsoft supports Australian Government in new media proposal
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 03 February 2021

Bing could replace Google search functions in the country following new legislative changes

EY launches solution to aid Covid-19 vaccine distribution

EY launches solution to aid Covid-19 vaccine distribution
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 03 February 2021

New offering uses Microsoft technologies including Azure, Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform

NHS migrates mailboxes to Microsoft Azure for cloud-first healthcare

NHS migrates mailboxes to Microsoft Azure for cloud-first healthcare
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 02 February 2021

Move will give staff access to the latest Microsoft 365 productivity capabilities

Nice launches Microsoft Teams integration for CXone contact centre

Nice launches Microsoft Teams integration for CXone contact centre
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 02 February 2021

Users can access Nice’s contact centre from Teams and use Engage real-time recording

Embracing the rise of the hybrid meeting

Embracing the rise of the hybrid meeting
Decisions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 02 February 2021

Jørgen Solberg shares how Decisions is building on the Microsoft Teams experience to take virtual and hybrid meetings to the next level

Decisions is building on Microsoft Teams to take virtual meetings to the next level

Microsoft reduces emissions by 6 per cent since sustainability pledge

Microsoft reduces emissions by 6 per cent since sustainability pledge
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 01 February 2021

The firm has published a new sustainability report that outlines efforts to become zero waste

Microsoft Teams to offer live captions in seven new languages

Microsoft Teams to offer live captions in seven new languages
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 29 January 2021

Upgrade will add German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch

Empowering public health services with Microsoft

Empowering public health services with Microsoft
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 January 2021

In the face of a global pandemic and increasingly demanding patient needs, Microsoft’s David Rhew shares how technology can deliver virtual care experiences and accelerate the distribution of a vaccine for Covid-19

Healthcare lead David Rhew shares how technology can accelerate the distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine

Episerver rebrands as Optimizely and focuses on digital experience

Episerver rebrands as Optimizely and focuses on digital experience
Optimizely
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 January 2021

Firm launches Optimization-as-a-Service for behaviour-based decision-making

10th Man builds marketing intelligence platform on Microsoft Azure

10th Man builds marketing intelligence platform on Microsoft Azure
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By Elly Yates-Roberts | 27 January 2021

The UK firm also uses Power BI to help customers with decision making

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