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How Manufacturers Can Benefit From Cloud Computing
May 17, 2013
Manufacturing Business Technology
Manufacturing Business Technology took some time to talk with Sanjay Ravi, managing director of discrete manufacturing at Microsoft Corp. about cloud computing in the manufacturing sector and how companies can benefit from it.

What every utility can learn from Microsoft (Hint: how to be an “integrated utility”)
May 08, 2013
Smart Grid News
When I last discussed Microsoft’s Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA), I suggested it should be required reading for all utilities, even those that are not Microsoft customers. I feel the same about the new Microsoft SERA version 2.0, released in April, 2013. The updated document starts with an overview of the forces shaping the industry, followed by architectural principles and maturity models. Only the fifth and final section is specifically about Microsoft products. Those principles and models have great value, even if you don’t follow the product suggestions.

Microsoft wants to become key player in auto software
May 06, 2013
Automotive News
Having reshaped a big piece of the world’s economy around its Windows software, Microsoft Corp. now wants to do the same thing in the car business.

Westfield Taps Yammer To Create A Social Enterprise
May 02, 2013
Retail TouchPoints
Social networking sites are becoming integral to daily Internet behaviors. In the U.S. alone, people spent 121 billion minutes on social networking sites from July 2011 to July 2012, according to the 2012 Social Media Report from Nielsen. As a result, businesses across verticals are embracing social enterprise tools that help streamline and centralize corporate communications, and in turn, create more loyal and engaged employees.

Windows Embedded 8 Industry Now Available
April 02, 2013
Redmond Magazine
Microsoft released two editions of its Windows Embedded 8 Industry product today.

Microsoft makes first of its Windows Embedded 8 releases generally available
March 20, 2013
ZDNet
Microsoft’s Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Pro versions of its embedded operating system are available for OEMs to download.

Seamless Connections
March 15, 2013
Chain Store Age
Edwin Watts Golf has grown significantly during the past several years, expanding its store portfolio and direct mail and Internet businesses as well. With growth came an increased complexity that taxed the capabilities of its aging legacy systems, which did not provide visibility across channels and among stores. The retailer decided it was time to invest in a new solution due to the age and fragmentation of its existing systems.

J.C. Penney selects Microsoft Office 365
Jan. 10, 2013
Chain Store Age
Microsoft announced that J.C. Penney is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 as part of its effort to simplify and modernize technology solutions.

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