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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Milestone: One Year Anniversary of Microsoft Windows Azure Platform

    We're excited to announce the one year anniversary of the general availability of Microsoft's Windows Azure platform this week. The Windows Azure platform has enabled users to innovate in a timely fashion with solutions that are cost-effective and reliable. In the past year, we've seen companies...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-based Identity Management Platforms Improve Joint Venture Performance and Security

    By David Miller, Chief Security Officer, Covisint Companies in a joint venture situation need a secure, easy way to share information across a common portal. It is important that there is a quick mechanism for adding and removing either business partners or contractors on the project (especially for...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Sherle Webb-Robins on New Role Leading U.S. Enterprise Partner and Industry Team

    Although with Microsoft since 2005, Sherle Webb-Robins was recently appointed General Manager for the newly formed Enterprise Partner and Industry Solutions Team in Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group, where she’ll lead industry and partner-facing sales efforts. The Microsoft Vertical...
  • Blog Post: Video Case Study - Aon Corporation

    Watch Aon Corporation talk about why they chose to move to the cloud for their IT needs. Listen to why they chose Microsoft as their provider of choice and the benefits they've received by making this decision.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Has Arrived

    Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, as well as the February 28th availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for on-premises and partner-hosted deployments. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, businesses can use the same powerful Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Research Points to Cloud Computing as an Engine of Growth

    It's no secret that Microsoft and many other influentials in the technology industry believe in the power of the cloud . Well, now there's research to illustrate how the cloud is impacting businesses in a number of vertical industries. Microsoft recently commissioned research with the objective of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners with Toyota to Deliver Telematics from the Cloud

    A new partnership between Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) was announced today during a live press conference , which places Microsoft Windows Azure at the heart of a global platform for TMC's next-generation telematics services. Telematics is the fusing of telecommunications and information technologies...
  • Blog Post: Offering Innovation to the Insurance Industry: Microsoft and Partners Attend ACORD

    Today, thousands of people return for the second day of the 2011 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum , bringing together the best in insurance and technology. This year, Microsoft attends the conference (booth #403) with six key partners that offer innovative solutions to the industry: Wipro , Accenture...
  • Blog Post: Speeding Ahead of Its Competitors, Daimler AG Capitalizes on the Cloud

    Cost-conscious and increasingly selective customers are forcing automotive companies to think smarter and meet the needs of a new generation of drivers. So much thought is put into the final product, the vehicle itself, but what’s going on beyond the scenes? If you look closely, you’ll find...
  • Blog Post: Discover True Integration with Microsoft Office 365

    Microsoft takes collaboration to the next level with Office 365, a new service that combines business productivity solutions with cloud computing to deliver an innovative platform, helping organizations collaborate while cutting costs. Office 365 gives businesses the opportunity to access information...
  • Blog Post: Online Banking Trends Stand Out at BAI Retail Delivery Show

    The Microsoft banking team recently attended this year’s BAI Retail Delivery Show in Las Vegas, where online banking solutions took center stage. Microsoft’s solutions for online banking garnered significant attention from attendees, who were interested in learning more about recent customers...
  • Blog Post: A snipit of the manufacturing dialogue at Convergence 2012

    Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Microsoft’s Convergence conference in Houston in March was no different. Nearly 11,000 attendees flocked to the Microsoft premier event for the Dynamics customer and partner community to make key business connections and discover the full potential of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Discusses Cloud Solutions at CERAWeek

    Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the changing role of technology in the energy industry and IT's role in energy conservation to more than 1,000 global industry leaders at CERAWeek in Houston. With energy demand expected to increase at least 40 percent by 2035, Ballmer offered his thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Making Cities Energy-Smart

    This guest post is contributed from Microsoft's Kat Willson, a member of the Environmental Sustainability team who works with Microsoft's partners to bring sustainability solutions to market. Last week, we attended CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, Texas. The theme for this year's conference was "Leading...
  • Blog Post: Living with the New Normal

    According to Drew Gude, Microsoft's director of U.S. High Tech & Electronics, "The cloud is central to all elements of the new normal." This was said during a recent interview with Desktop Engineering's Kenneth Wong, looking at trends and themes from the 2011 Microsoft Global High Tech Summit. The...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Technology Showcase LIVE FEED

    **This concludes the live blogging. Stay tuned to this site for videos and recaps from tonight's event. UPDATE: 2/24, 6:15 p.m. Colleen Healy concludes her remarks to the audience and opens the reception to mingling and conversations. UPDATE: 2/24, 6:11 p.m. Colleen Healy retakes...
  • Blog Post: Document Generation Application Launches on Windows Phone 7 Platform

    This week, Microsoft is excited to highlight another financial services company that has developed a cutting-edge mobile application on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. Xinnovation , a leading provider of document generation software and document services to the financial services industry, launched...