April, 2013

  • Harnessing the Power of Information to Transform Insurance Insights

    Editors at Microsoft News Center recently spoke with Mark Tainton, vice president of global business intelligence at Gallagher Bassett, about how Microsoft business intelligence (BI) tools are changing the way the company works internally and with customers...
  • NAB Show 2013 – That’s a Wrap!

    With NAB Show 2013 wrapping up today, we wanted to pause and reflect on some of the key themes we saw in the Microsoft booth. As expected, cloud was a hot topic at the show. While in 2012, media companies were busy kicking the tires of cloud technologies...
  • ABB Moves Collaboration to Microsoft’s Cloud

    Let's take a quick break from NAB-related posts for an exciting announcement of a different type. Today, we announced that power and automation technology company ABB will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer to its employees worldwide. ABB operates...
  • MPS Broadband and Windows Azure Bring Live Video to the (Corporate) Masses

    Today’s post was written by Jonathan Discount, Executive Director of Solutions Engineering & Technology Evangelization at MPS Broadband Americas. We’ve all watched streaming video on the Internet. YouTube, Hulu and other sites have...
  • Big Data’s Big Impact for the Media Industry

    If you’ve checked out our blog recently, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been posting about big data... a lot. And that’s because we are committed to helping companies navigate the vast oceans of data available today, and use...
  • I Want My Level 3 TV!

    This post is by Mark Taylor, VP of Media and IP Services at Level 3. It was originally published on Beyond Bandwidth. “Not a lot of people know that,” as Michael Caine might say. Not a lot of people know how the television channels they...
  • Windows Azure Teams Up With NBC Sports Group

    Exciting news from the Windows Azure team today! They have teamed up with NBC Sports Group to deliver live and on-demand programming of more than 5,000 hours of sporting events on a range of devices. More information available here .
  • The Role of Animation in Windows 8

    Guest blog post from Johnny Westlake, an Animation Designer at UI Centric Animation can play a crucial part in turning a good application into a great application. Used properly they can make your application stick out in the users mind, and give them...
  • Windows 8 – On the Big Screen at NAB

    By Blake Barrett, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Commercial Marketing We are excited to be participating at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual show in Las Vegas this week to showcase Windows 8 to the media & entertainment...
  • Getting in the NAB Zone

    by Tony Emerson, Industry Solutions Manager, WW Media & Cable The Las Vegas Convention Center is buzzing today as everyone moves in for the 2013 NAB Show . Tomorrow marks the official opening of the show floor, and we have exciting news and updates...
  • Windows Embedded 8 Industry: A Modern OS for Industry Devices

    By Barb Edson, general manager, Marketing and Business Development for Windows Embedded On the heels of our recent release of the Windows Embedded 8 platform, we’re making another member of the Windows Embedded family available today —...
  • Banks adopting big data have the advantage, says new Celent survey

    By Colleen Healy, managing director, US Financial Services at Microsoft The world is swimming in data, and sometimes it may seem hard to stay afloat. We create so much data every day, from insurance actuary spreadsheets and bank statements to Facebook...
  • Keeping up with the changing landscape of broadcast media

    - By Taras Bugir, managing director, Worldwide Media & Cable at Microsoft Over the last several years, we have seen the media landscape change at a dizzying pace. Customers can now watch what they want, when they want, no matter what device they...