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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Customized Microsoft News for Your Vertical Industry

    We’re excited to launch Microsoft’s Vertical Industries blog, highlighting our dedication to industry-focused solutions. Many exciting Microsoft initiatives are underway right now, including product announcements and vertical specific industry events. Check back often for the latest...
  • Blog Post: Surfs Up: Pacific Sunwear Employees Stoked About New Store Portal

    Surfing is no longer only a sport for beach bums. In the last 20 years or so, surfing has developed into a multi-billion dollar industry and a staple of our culture. Similarly, Pacific Sunwear or "PacSun" has grown from a little California surf shop established in 1980 to one of the top names in teen...
  • 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: Microsoft and Itron Webcast on Meter Data Management Benchmarking Results - May 3, 2011

    This guest post is written by Microsoft's David Barret. As we head down the path towards the Smart Energy Ecosystem with our utilities customers, there are many benefits that the smart grid offers the industry, customers, and society at large. In delivering on the promise of the smart grid, utilities...
  • Blog Post: Bing…for businesses!

    Calling all business owners who are looking for a way to help your business grow! Most consumers use the Internet to find out where to dine, shop or play, but it may be difficult to fully showcase the benefits of your business. Now, there's a new tool that can help you. Recently, Bing announced the beta...
  • Blog Post: Stein Mart Transforms to an Information Based Culture and Saves $600,000 Annually with Microsoft BI Solution

    Business analytics is a dominant theme in the retail industry these days. New 2011 research on retail technology spend trends from IHL Group and RIS News shows that providing store associates with better tools rose to the top of retail priorities for store systems. Better BI tools lead to smarter store...
  • Blog Post: Highlights from the 2011 Microsoft Global High Tech Summit

    The 5 th annual Microsoft Global High Tech Summit brought hundreds of high tech professionals together on February 10, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA to discuss the state of the industry, trends, developments and future plans. Attendees were able to explore this year's theme "Navigating...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tag, HMSHost & Coca-Cola Team Up for Summer Sweepstakes

    It's vacation season, and Coca-Cola has partnered with airport food-service company HMHost to launch a summer travel sweepstakes complete with Microsoft Tag . Travelers can scan Tags on the side of 32-ounce Coke cups and enter to win a trip to Orlando, Palm Springs, or Chicago. Plus part of the proceeds...
  • 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: 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: 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: Microsoft Worldwide Utility Study Reveals Status of Smart Grid Adoption

    Investment in smart grid technology clearly is evolving among power and utility companies around the world. According to the second Microsoft Worldwide Utility Survey, announced today at CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, the study revealed that utility companies face a number of challenges when striving to...
  • 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...