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James Phillips

President, Digital Transformation Platform

James Phillips is a Microsoft corporate vice president and leader of the company’s Business Applications Group – a product development organization with 7,000 team members spanning the globe.

His teams build and operate Microsoft’s business applications and services; and the application, integration and intelligence platforms beneath them – collectively powering the digital transformation initiatives of some of the world’s largest organizations. His product portfolio includes the Dynamics 365 family, the Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, Flow) and Microsoft’s AI and mixed reality business applications.

Phillips joined Microsoft in 2012 as a strategy advisor to Satya Nadella, then president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Phillips was founder and CEO of multiple software companies; held engineering, product management, corporate development and marketing leadership roles at Intel, VMware and Synopsys; and spent two years as a technology investment banker with UBS PaineWebber advising public and private software companies on M&A strategy and execution.

He holds a BS in Mathematics and earned his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Close up of tablet with operations dashboard.

Today officially kicks off a six-month wave of hundreds of new capabilities, feature updates, and applications across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Launch event highlights new 2021 release wave 1 capabilities and spotlights how they benefit BNY Mellon, Patagonia, Rockwell Automation, and The Coca-Cola Company. Read more

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Dynamics 365 Customer Insights - Most comprehensive 360-degree customer view
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights - Most comprehensive 360-degree customer view

Know your customers like never before In every industry, we hear about the struggle to transform from a reactive to proactive organization that can respond to changes in the market, customer needs, and even within their own business. When we talk to customers who have rolled out Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, the Read more

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A Dell Latitude 7410 configured with a multi-monitor set-up displaying Microsoft Teams, Excel, Power BI and Windows Start menu. Remote Working collection. Keywords: remote work, remote working, work from home, working at home, home office, telecommuting, video conference, video call, Microsoft Teams

This morning, Alysa Taylor and I are welcoming the global community of technology professionals to Microsoft Ignite in two key segments streaming live and rebroadcast throughout the event. This community will play a leading role in realizing the vision and priorities we’re discussing at Microsoft Ignite—solutions to help build resiliency into every layer of business Read more

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a man sitting at a table using a laptop

Today marks the official start of the 2020 release wave 1, kicking off the deployment of new applications and hundreds of new capabilities and updates across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. This release lands at an unprecedented time for business and society. We are providing support and resources for organizations on the frontlines Read more

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a person sitting at a table in front of a laptop computer

As organizations respond to the ongoing, unprecedented situation and grapple with disruptions across their workforce due to the evolving global health crisis, we want to share the steps we’re taking to help ensure our customers’ business continuity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Our priority is the seamless delivery of Business Applications services Read more

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a group of people sitting at a table in front of a window

2019 release wave 2 launches with new applications and hundreds of capabilities across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. Today marks the general availability of more than 400 new feature updates and capabilities across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. This release wave—one of our largest to date—showcases our continued investment in artificial intelligence to Read more

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a person sitting in a chair

Today, we officially kick off the release of a six-month wave of more than 350 new capabilities, feature updates and applications across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. This update continues our commitment to deliver two major releases per year—in April and October—with new capabilities and innovations to help you stay ahead of rapid changes Read more

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As we continue our momentum and investments in Microsoft business applications, I’m excited to highlight some of the new capabilities in the October 2018 release of Dynamics 365 and the Power platform at Ignite 2018 today. In my keynote at the event with Alysa Taylor, we are featuring two customers, Polaris Industries and Northwell Health. Read more

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Blue graphic of the planet Earth in space with a floating satellite in the background and a tram orbiting the Earth.

Today, we welcome more than 3,500 customers and partners to our inaugural Microsoft Business Applications Summit in Seattle. Over the next two days, this community will come together with the engineering teams that build Dynamics 365, Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow to connect, share, learn, and be the first to know where we’re going Read more

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Virtually every business we speak with today is feeling increased pressure to modernize business processes and accelerate their ability to compete. Often, this pressure is felt most acutely by small and mid-sized organizations. As these businesses evolve, they need systems that grow with them, so they can stay agile, get a holistic view of their Read more

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a man and a woman looking at a laptop

The world is awash with digital transformation. Every customer and partner that I talk to, across every industry, is pursuing it. Why? To stay ahead of the competition, realize new opportunities, new markets… Read more

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