Blog Profile / Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog

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Carnegie Mellon Sees a Way to Cut Energy Use by 20 Percent with Cloud Machine Learning Solution

Last February we wrote about how Carnegie Mellon University improves operational efficiency, cuts energy consumption by using Power BI and the PI System from our partner OSIsoft. Now Carnegie Mellon has added Azure Machine Learning leveraging the PI System for better fault detection, diagnosis, and more efficient operations. Show More Summary

WEBCAST: Learn How the Internet of Things can deliver business value to Power & Utility Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises vast opportunities, but the question we often ask is when trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect for business value? For Power & Utility companies the energy IoT is...Show More Summary

Protecting Customer Data in Our Cloud through Microsoft Azure

Last month we published guidance for IT Professionals looking to maximize the protection of their data using the tools and technologies available in the Azure platform and related services for encryption, access control and other aspects...Show More Summary

Free Webinar: How to potentially save millions in operations cost each year with Asset Health

For asset intensive industries such as Power & Utilities, managing complex assets with an asset health approach can better organize and prioritize assets that require attention, better manage the people that maintain them, align operations with overall organizational goals, and potentially save millions of dollars a year. Show More Summary

How Microsoft buys Green Energy

Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral.  Our approach continues to evolve and recently we are announced another move to make...Show More Summary

British Gas goes Social with Yammer

The ways in which people connect and the speed with which they communicate is faster than ever before. Social communication is nothing new on the personal level, with the sharing of news, images and status updates. It’s how people keep up with each other’s lives. Show More Summary

Microsoft Research demonstrates technology that can dramatically smooth motion in first-person videos

    I often watch my son use his GoPro camera while snowboarding, surfing and power long boarding (yes there is such a thing!). The result is hours of video that no one will ever watch except for my son and his dare devil friends. Interesting...Show More Summary

Reinventing productivity and platforms

Reinventing productivity and platforms is a broad trend we are seeing within the power and utilities industry today. In fact, our very own Veronica Cavazos, Industry Solutions Manager for Power & Utilities recently authored this article in PennEnergy about this very topic. Show More Summary

The emerging intelligent data ecosystem

Last month I was invited by one of our major customers in Europe to keynote their annual innovation event for over 500 of their senior managers on how the rise of cloud computing and the business of big data has impacted and will further impact the electricity industry and power utilities worldwide. Show More Summary

Salute to our partners!

This week marks the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) with more than 16,000 attendees. WPC is our annual, global convergence of Microsoft’s top partners. It’s where our partners come together to network, drive business growth and identify new profitability opportunities. Show More Summary

Itron looks to the cloud for analytics

We are excited with today’s announcement that our smart grid, water and cities partner, Itron, has selected the Azure cloud as its preferred platform for cloud analytics. The smart grid is a definitive Internet of Things (IoT) scenario...Show More Summary

Harnessing the power of big data with cloud predictive analytics: Introducing Azure Machine Learning

  Several weeks ago we pre-announced the public preview for Azure ML which we have been showing to customers for several months under nondisclosure as Project Passau. This new Azure-based tool helps organizations do machine learning and predictive analysis all from a Web console. Show More Summary

Lincoln Electric System heads to the Cloud with Orbit!

We have highlighted the work we are doing with Schneider Electric and especially the Orbit solution many times before. Earlier this week the news broke that Lincoln Electric System (LES) has selected Schneider Electric for Field-Based Asset Inspection and Management using Orbit. Show More Summary

Microsoft is the only public cloud vendor to be named a Leader by Gartner for both PaaS and IaaS

We want to highlight a recent blog post by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President with our Cloud and Enterprise Group. Gartner has named Microsoft as a Leader in its 2014 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant report. Show More Summary

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

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