Blog Profile / Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog

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Ventyx Goin' Mobile with Mobile Worker and Mobile Inspector on Windows 8.1

We are very excited about our partner Ventyx’s announcement last week on the availability of Mobile Worker and Mobile Inspector as native applications running on Windows 8.1.  Take a look at their blog announcement here: Ventyx Mobile Platform for Win 8. Show More Summary

New success in protecting customer rights unsealed today

As we move to the Cloud there are concerns around our position on government pressures regarding requests for customer data. We stand behind our commitment to our practice of notifying enterprise customers when we receive legal orders related to their data. Show More Summary

ICONICS Introduces MobileHMI for Water on Windows 8

One of the great things about Windows 8 is its ability to change the way we work from an industry line of business perspective. A common pitfall that we often fall prey to when upgrading applications is accepting the same business processes...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s mobile and cloud solutions connect to the universe of data in SAP

Big news today as we announce an extension of our partnership with SAP that’s focused on giving enterprise customers increased flexibility and better insights – in the cloud and on mobile devices. You can read about it from Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Marketing here and the reaction below from the press. Show More Summary

South West Water transforms customer service using Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Here’s a great new case study from one of our water customers in the UK, South West Water. In the UK OFWAT, the UK water industry regulator, has set very high standards for customer service and South West Water (SWW) realized that they needed a new system to meet these demands. Show More Summary

Ventyx Asset Performance Management Software goes to the Cloud!

Yesterday in Orlando, Ventyx announced that their industry-leading asset performance software is now available in our cloud environment, Microsoft Azure. We are thrilled to be partnering with Ventyx to provide our cloud platform to support...Show More Summary

Energy Company Restarts Nuclear Reactors Faster

Every year, nuclear power plants must shut down to refuel and perform maintenance on its reactors. In addition, there is the periodic shutdown due to unexpected equipment issues and other factors. Every day a plant is down costs millions...Show More Summary

Accelerate Your Insights

If you missed our CEO Satya Nadella talk last week on how to drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small I strongly suggest that you take a look here.  During this event Satya talked about...Show More Summary

NERC CIP Version 5: Compliance Support with Microsoft

I remember back in the late days of Y2K preparation when the U.S. Department of Energy approached us about ramping up a cybersecurity program for the Utility industry. It was then that I realized the magnitude of the situation. While...Show More Summary

Privacy authorities across Europe approve Microsoft’s cloud commitments

Many of you have probably read or even seen broadcasts of our CEO Satya Nadella speak on our cloud-first, mobile-first world where we are focused on empowering people to get more done wherever they need to and on any device. Tomorrow you can hear more from Satya as he speaks on transforming data into action! – Tuesday, April 15th, 10am PDT. Show More Summary

Schneider Electric Announces New Cloud-Based Software Development & Webinar Replay: “From Sustainability Strategy to Project Implementation”

Several years ago we formalized our global partnership with Schneider Electric and it’s been a tremendous success story with solutions that really are making a business impact with our customers from the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) to the StruxureWare™ Resource Advisor solution. Show More Summary

Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System: Leslie Lamport Receives Turing Award

We at Microsoft were very excited last week when we found out that the Association for Computing Machinery (“ACM”) named Leslie Lamport, principal researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, as the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing...Show More Summary

From Sustainability Strategy to Project Implementation: How Technology Can Get You There

Here’s a webcast on the intersection of sustainability and technology from a project implementation perspective that we are doing with our partner Schneider Electric. Please join us! – Jon C. Arnold

The world really does owe a lot to Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

When I joined Microsoft to run its Power and Utilities business almost ten years ago I realized that one thing had to change if I was going to be successful. We had to make our software more secure by orders of magnitude. After all,Show More Summary

Living the Digital Lifestyle

As you can probably tell, I love to tell stories about real life experiences. These days I find myself telling one about how my wife and I live the digital lifestyle to partners, customers and Microsoft employees. It goes something like this: A couple of years ago we bought one of those fancy, LED backlight, HDMI,  Internet connected TVs. Show More Summary

Water heads to the Cloud!

Yes, I know we are certifiable cloud crazy but you should take a look at this story from our global alliance partner Invensys concerning one of their water customers and why they deployed Invensys's Enterprise Historian in the cloud. Check it out here. Enjoy. - Jon C. Arnold

Office 365: A snowball’s chance in hell?

One of the conversations I routinely have with customers is about Office 365 which is our subscription-based online office and software plus services suite.  In my conversations I always ask customers what business are they in. Do they...Show More Summary

Carnegie Mellon improves operational efficiency, cuts energy consumption by 30% with Power BI and partner OSIsoft

No need to write a long introduction to this hot off the press case study. It’s just the tip of the iceberg on how Power BI is changing the way people turn data into actionable information. Take a look here. – Jon C. Arnold

Dawn of a new day: Power BI for Office 365 is here!

Today, we announced that Power BI for Office 365 – our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone – is generally available.  We have written about the incredible power of Power BI in this blog before while in product preview. Show More Summary

Our Super Bowl Story - Using technology to change lives and empower people

In yesterday’s Super Bowl (annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the United States) we decided to tell the story of how peoples’ lives can be changed through our technology. Show More Summary

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