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  • Blog Post: Team Lotus ready to hit the track, thanks to Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Team Lotus, the Formula One team that brought the highly regarded Lotus name back into Grand Prix racing last year, has recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Team Lotus was introduced to Dynamics AX through Microsoft Gold partner eBECS...
  • Blog Post: Global Energy Forum 2011 LIVE FEED

    **Third keynote concludes - thank you for following along with the live feed from today's conference. Participate in more real-time conversations as the forum comes to a close, on Twitter with #MicrosoftGEF** UPDATE: 1/18, 4:20 p.m. Addressing generational attitudes toward the oil industry...
  • Blog Post: Video: Microsoft Global Energy Forum Opening Keynote

    As we've shared on the blog , the 2011 Microsoft Global Energy Forum was a great success, with approximately 800 oil and gas industry thought leaders converging in Houston to learn about industry best practices and new technology trends. During the event's opening keynote, Craig Hodges, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: AspenTech and Microsoft at CERAWeek 2011

    This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner AspenTech . This year, AspenTech celebrates 30 years of optimization. Since our founding in 1981, as an outgrowth of a coal gasification project at MIT by funded a DOE grant in response to the 1970s oil shock, AspenTech has been exclusively focused...
  • Blog Post: A Look Back at Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2011: Collaboration, Communication and Cloud Computing

    This year's Microsoft Global Energy Forum was a great success, with approximately 800 oil and gas industry thought leaders converging in Houston on Tuesday, January 18, to learn about industry best practices and new technology trends. Craig Hodges, Microsoft's general manager of U.S. Manufacturing...
  • 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: Steve Ballmer and Microsoft at CERAweek 2011

    Leaders from the global energy industry, representing oil, natural gas, power, coal and renewable energy companies, along with government leaders from around the world will be among the 2,000 people attending CERAweek in Houston this week. This year's conference theme is "Leading the Way: Energy Strategies...
  • Blog Post: Itron-Microsoft Benchmarking Test Confirms Large Scale Meter Data Management Capabilities

    This guest post is contributed from the Microsoft Power and Utilities Team Imagine reading 10 million meters every 15 minutes. That’s 40 million data sets per hour, 960 million data sets per day, and 6.7 billion sets per week. Could your system handle that deluge of data right now, today? ...
  • Blog Post: What Can ERP Do for the Supply Chain?

    The goal for any manufacturing operation - whether it is a discrete or a process manufacturing business - is to produce quality products at the lowest possible cost while striving to exceed customer expectations. Achieving this consistently and cost-effectively depends on gaining deep insight into the...
  • Blog Post: Work Without Walls to Help Business Continuity

    Roadblocks to business continuity come in all shapes and sizes – natural disasters that threaten to close businesses for weeks, difficulty attracting and retaining productive and efficient employees, or simply the inability to gain access to information or collaborate with coworkers thousands of...
  • 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: Microsoft to Host Virtual Launch for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    Businesses today are often taxed with the challenge of attaining increasing levels of success in an ever-changing business environment. This Thursday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. P.T., Microsoft is hosting a Virtual Launch Event for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Paves the Way for Marshalls’ Success

    The UK’s leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products, Marshalls was established over 130 years ago and supplies the construction, home improvement and landscape markets, specialising in a wide range of products, design services and technical...
  • Blog Post: Powering Partner Relationship Management

    This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner Accenture . As the Microsoft Global High Tech Summit comes into view, it becomes increasingly apparent that there are fundamental changes taking place in the High Tech sector. Businesses today face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. In...
  • Blog Post: Taking advantage of CRM

    This article appeared on ConnectingIndustry.com Rakesh Kumar, global industry product director of manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics ERP, looks at how manufacturers can derive competitive advantages using customer relationship management (CRM). Customer relationship management (CRM) means different...
  • 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: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers a simple, yet powerful, solution for manufacturers

    In today's ever-changing world of business and digital development, it is imperative to embrace technologies that allow the most effective and efficient results. As manufacturing businesses adjust to industry shifts, companies are also simultaneously faced with traditional challenges, including cost...
  • Blog Post: Global High Tech Summit 2011 LIVE FEED

    **This concludes our live blogging from the Global High Tech Summit 2011. Thank you for following along and let us know what you thought of the event on Twitter at #MicrosoftHTS UPDATE: 2/10, 4:55 p.m. Microsoft's Drew Gude summarizes the discussion from the Global High Tech Summit today and...