The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making

The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making
By Guest | Friday, April 17, 2015

In the age of IoT, it has never been more important to leverage the power of real-time decision making. Smart grid technology is key to the progression from simply being connected to actively doing, explains Simon Pontin

Itron's Simon Pontin explains how smart grids will make IoT a reality in the utility sector

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 17, 2015

Combined solutions aim to help improve practices in care coordination, prevention and telehealth

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 17, 2015

The new storage service supports high performance workload requirements

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Around 66% of manufacturers have deployed two applications on private and public cloud, says IDC

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Service enables Mauritian telecom operator to launch WordPress blog service for customers

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 16, 2015

All Office and Office 365 customers are expected to be transitioned by the end of May

Transforming the education landscape for the future

Transforming the education landscape for the future
By Guest | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From personalised learning to better training for teachers, this year’s education event Bett demonstrated how the education landscape is transforming for the better, says Microsoft's Anthony Salcito

Microsoft's Anthony Salcito explains how personalised learning and teacher training will improve education  

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Companies can now combine the Passenger Experience tool and Assystem's engineering services

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

OPC Foundation’s new unified architecture helping to connect industrial machinery

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Datazen technology will work with Power BI and SQL Server to provide data visualisation tool

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all
By Guest | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MetaViewer’s Alyssa Kadansky explains how to get on top and stay on top of company information

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Former Office Division president joins as executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Broadcasters of the world’s biggest sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup are increasingly relying on Azure Media Services for their streaming services. We find out why

Find out why broadcasters are choosing Microsoft to stream events such as the Super Bowl and World Cup

NAB Show: Live encoding and Media Player come to Azure Media Services

NAB Show: Live encoding and Media Player come to Azure Media Services
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Microsoft announced the new video platform features at this week’s NAB Show

NAB Show: Clearleap boosts video offering with Azure Media Services

NAB Show: Clearleap boosts video offering with Azure Media Services
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New agreement amplifies company’s suite of software-as-a-service products

Hannover Messe: NEC showcases new Azure IoT solution

Hannover Messe: NEC showcases new Azure IoT solution
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Solution combines NEC’s FieldAnalyst facial detection software with Microsoft Azure IoT services tools

Cyber and malware attacks grew significantly in 2014, says Dell

Cyber and malware attacks grew significantly in 2014, says Dell
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 13, 2015

Dell’s Threat Report showed surge in POS and encrypted HTTPS protocol malware attacks last year

Hannover Messe: Copa-Data releases new version of zenon software

Hannover Messe: Copa-Data releases new version of zenon software
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 13, 2015

zenon 7.20 supports the creation and development of scalable value networks

Hannover Messe: Fujitsu develops Eco-Management Dashboard

Hannover Messe: Fujitsu develops Eco-Management Dashboard
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, April 13, 2015

IoT solution uses Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets to help improve production processes

Hannover Messe: Microsoft and KUKA showcase smart, IoT robot

Hannover Messe: Microsoft and KUKA showcase smart, IoT robot
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, April 13, 2015

KUKA’s Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant is built using Microsoft Azure IoT services

Hannover Messe: Miele and Microsoft unveil smart appliance IoT study

Hannover Messe: Miele and Microsoft unveil smart appliance IoT study
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 13, 2015

New partnership aims to identify internet-enabled customer concept opportunities

Creating cloud-powered user experiences in retail

Creating cloud-powered user experiences in retail
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 10, 2015

Customer demands are changing – and fast. To keep up, retailers need a flexible, scalable platform that grows with their business, as we find out from Xomni

Xomni explains why retailers need a flexible, scalable platform that grows with their business

IoT market to reach 8.6 billion units in Asia-Pacific by 2020

IoT market to reach 8.6 billion units in Asia-Pacific by 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 10, 2015

IDC predicts that China is set to continue dominating the Asia-Pacific region over next five years

Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available

Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 10, 2015

Users can now edit Office documents online from their Dropbox account

Putting the internet of things into practice in manufacturing

Putting the internet of things into practice in manufacturing
By Guest | Friday, April 10, 2015

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi explains how manufacturing companies are unlocking business value and driving transformation with the internet of things

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi explains how manufacturers are unlocking business value with IoT

New spoken and instant messaging languages added to Skype Translator

New spoken and instant messaging languages added to Skype Translator
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Skype Translator now offers Italian and Mandarin as spoken languages

HP partners with Microsoft to build business process accelerators

HP partners with Microsoft to build business process accelerators
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Solutions to help companies in various industries deliver digital-first customer experiences

Nguyen Sieu School adopts tech savvy approach to learning with Office 365

Nguyen Sieu School adopts tech savvy approach to learning with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vietnamese school improves collaboration and communication for teachers, staff and students

Microsoft enhances online protection for Office 365 users

Microsoft enhances online protection for Office 365 users
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 9, 2015

Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection combats advanced online threats

Harnessing mobile and the cloud to revolutionise the in-store experience

Harnessing mobile and the cloud to revolutionise the in-store experience
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GameStop’s Jeff Donaldson explains how the company is pushing the boundaries of innovation 

ConnectTheDots.io update includes support for Microsoft Band data

ConnectTheDots.io update includes support for Microsoft Band data
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Microsoft’s open source project now covers more data sources and IoT scenarios

Connected devices and intelligent operations

Connected devices and intelligent operations
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Developments such as Industry 4.0, 3D printing and the internet of things are garnering vast amounts of consumer attention – and for good reason. Here’s how manufacturers can harness these new technologies to engage customers with amazing experiences, supported by intelligent operations

Manufacturers are harnessing new technologies to engage customers supported by intelligent operations

OSIsoft helps manufacturers embrace the internet of things

OSIsoft helps manufacturers embrace the internet of things
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The company is to demonstrate how manufacturers can use its PI System to enable new IoT scenarios

Microsoft releases Office Lens app for iPhone and Android

Microsoft releases Office Lens app for iPhone and Android
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

App turns smartphones into 'pocket scanners' and is also available in preview for Android phones

Microsoft acquires R language specialists Revolution Analytics

Microsoft acquires R language specialists Revolution Analytics
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Deal will see company to build R technology into its data platform products going forward

Microsoft stops producing Kinect for Windows v2 sensors

Microsoft stops producing Kinect for Windows v2 sensors
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Developers are now being encouraged to use the Kinect for Xbox One sensor and Kinect Adapter

Neelie Kroes on digital growth, entrepreneurs and StartupDelta

Neelie Kroes on digital growth, entrepreneurs and StartupDelta
By Lindsay James | Monday, April 6, 2015

She may have recently retired from her position as vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda for Europe, but Neelie Kroes’ passion for technology and entrepreneurship is stronger than ever. We find out about her career to date, her newfound focus on startups and her thoughts on the future of the IT industry

Neelie Kroes talks to us about her career to date, her newfound focus on startups and the future of the IT industry

The internet of things: creating a connected future

The internet of things: creating a connected future
By Guest | Friday, April 3, 2015

Businesses are harnessing the internet of things to better serve their customers, accelerate product innovation and achieve massive cost savings across their organisation. No wonder experts are hailing this latest phenomenon a key driver of the next industrial revolution. Peter Cluskey reports

Find out how businesses are harnessing IoT to better serve customers and accelerate product innovation

The Spring 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!

The Spring 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Discover everything you need to know about enterprise technology on the Microsoft platform

Building the factories, offices, homes and cities of the future with IoT

Building the factories, offices, homes and cities of the future with IoT
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 2, 2015

ICONICS will demonstrate cutting-edge IoT implementations at Hannover Messe

US federal agencies report positive benefits from digital services

US federal agencies report positive benefits from digital services
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New report from Accenture Federal Services finds concerns remain over budget constraints

Microsoft to release Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN

Microsoft to release Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Microsoft to combine Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate into one single offering

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 running full version of Windows

Microsoft unveils Surface 3 running full version of Windows
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New 10.8-inch tablet costs US$499 and is powered by Intel’s Quad-core Atom processor

New mobile device management capabilities added to Office 365

New mobile device management capabilities added to Office 365
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Users able to manage access to data across a range of phone and tablet devices

Project Spartan browser comes to Windows 10 Preview

Project Spartan browser comes to Windows 10 Preview
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For the first time users can try out Microsoft’s new browser, which integrates with Cortana

Australian data centres get Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online

Australian data centres get Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Significant boost to customer data protection, management and compliance in the country

Apps World North America

Apps World North America
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, March 30, 2015

12-13 May; San Francisco, US

Bringing together more than 10,000 developers, Apps World provides a platform to meet decision-makers across the app ecosystem

Hannover Messe 2015

Hannover Messe 2015
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, March 30, 2015

13-17 April; Hannover, Germany

Integrated industry will be a key theme at this year’s industrial fair, which will attract more than 180,000 delegates

El Corte Inglés selects Dassault Systèmes’ My Collection for Fashion

El Corte Inglés selects Dassault Systèmes’ My Collection for Fashion
By Sean Dudley | Monday, March 30, 2015

International department store chain standardises its product development and sourcing processes

Industry 4.0 to top Hannover Messe agenda

Industry 4.0 to top Hannover Messe agenda
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, March 30, 2015

Microsoft will be showcasing its IoT innovations at the global industrial fair