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  • Blog Post: CEO of iPipeline Awarded with Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year

    Today, Tim Wallace, CEO of iPipeline was announced as the winner of the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Great Philadelphia Award in the technology category. The award, considered to be the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, is a great honor for iPipeline...
  • Blog Post: Why connected retailers are making the switch to ERP

    It's true that today's mobile and digitally empowered consumers increasingly are calling the retail shots. With more information, more options, and greater expectations than ever before, they want a highly personalized and value-driven retail experience that delivers consistency of service, ease of interaction...
  • 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: Retain More Clients and Offset Rising Bank Compliance Costs with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner Customer Effective. As prospects of a double-dip recession fade, the size and pace of bank failures in 2011 is significantly lower than this time last year. Yahoo! Finance references the FDIC’s failed bank list and notes that 25 banks with $9.9...
  • 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: Video: Target Virtualizes With Microsoft

    Target Corp. has hit the bull's-eye, using Microsoft software and Dell hardware to help successfully manage all of its 1,755 stores and differentiate itself through a high-quality guest shopping experience. In this new video , Target IT executives Brad Thompson and Fritz DeBrine talk more about the...
  • 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: Health Insurer Boosts Revenue with VUE Software & Microsoft Dynamics

    This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner VUE Software . Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBSVT) of Vermont, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, needed to reverse a five-year decline in revenue and market share. Between 2005 and 2010 the company saw market share drop by 50 percent...
  • Blog Post: Switzerland Sports Retailer Saves Time, Improves Efficiencies with New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Resources

    New resources were announced this month to help our Microsoft Dynamics customers improve productivity and save time and money. These new offerings include an out-of-the-box connector between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics AX and a Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers...
  • Blog Post: Attention Shoppers: Kimberly-Clark Keeps Life’s Essentials Readily Available at the Shelf with Microsoft BI Tools

    Imagine this: It is six o'clock on a Wednesday evening and the wail of your crying baby as you walk through the door serves as an immediate reminder. You forgot to pick up a box of Huggies on your commute home. The last thing you want to do is head back out, but you trudge to your car and drive to the...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Razorfish Connected Retail Experience Platform (code-named “5D”)

    This guest post is written by Luke Hamilton at Microsoft Partner Razorfish . Fresh out of R&D from the Razorfish Emerging Experiences team is a product code-named “5D”. 5D started out as an idea to re-invent personal shopping. Our goal was to create a retail experience platform for...
  • Blog Post: CERAWeek 2011 - Shale Gale and Celebrities

    This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner OSIsoft. This was my first CERAWeek. I have been to many industry events over the years, and CERAWeek is unique. The content is primarily panels of industry leaders chaired by IHS CERA strategists. Daniel Yergin, IHS CERA chairman, leads most...
  • 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: 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: An Evening of Innovation...

    Last week financial services media and analysts experienced the latest technology solutions for banking, capital markets and insurance companies. During the inaugural Financial Services Technology Showcase, hosted at the Microsoft New York City office, Colleen Healy, general manager, Financial Services...
  • Blog Post: Five Top Technology Trends for the U.S. Insurance Industry in 2011

    Technology is certain to continue changing the way insurance firms operate, communicate and relate to their customers and each other. Over the coming months, watch for these five trends to make a particular impact on the U.S. insurance industry: 1. Mobility - Sales and Service in Motion Insurers...
  • 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: Protecting Your Financial Information in the Fight Against Zbots

    Yesterday, Microsoft released " Battling the Zbot Threat ," a special-edition Security Intelligence Report documenting the background, functionality, prevalence and geographical distribution of the Zbot botnet. Botnets are networks of comprised computers and pose one of the most significant threats...
  • 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: Microsoft Partners Head to Los Angeles for Annual Conference to Learn New Technologies, Business Strategies

    This July, Microsoft partners throughout the world will unite at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference with a common goal: to take their business to the next level. The five-day event, held in Los Angeles, is slated to be the largest conference ever held in the city, with an estimated 15...
  • Blog Post: Unlocking the Beauty of the Web...X2

    Last September, Microsoft unveiled the beta version of Windows Internet Explorer 9 (Microsoft's most-downloaded browser beta of all time, with more than 40 million downloads). Well good news to all of you Web browsing junkies! Announced Monday at SXSW, the Web is now even more beautiful and immersive...