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James Phillips

Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Group

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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Empowering organizations everywhere to gain insight from all their data sources and deliver personalized customer engagement There is a fundamental change occurring across industries and organizations: Data now comes from everywhere and everything. As customers have access to more content, purchasing channels, and brand options than before, the touchpoints become exponential—every website visit, use of...

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Business woman giving presentation on the Power Platform.
Business woman giving presentation on the Power Platform.
It’s a privilege to work with global organizations every day to help them compete and innovate in a modern, data-driven economy. Our goal with Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform is to help your organization drive more impactful business outcomes and take proactive actions that will uniquely position and differentiate your business in the...

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Coworkers sitting in a conference room.
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...

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Man and woman sitting in an office meeting.
2019 release wave 2 plan, AI Builder, updated AI capabilities, and a new look for Power BI, PowerApps Portals, and enhancements for Microsoft Flow all coming this year. Today, I had the opportunity to join more than 4,500 members of our community at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) in Atlanta. MBAS is a special...

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Man and woman sitting at a desk in an office.
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...

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There has been a lot of energy surrounding Microsoft’s Power Platform lately. A couple of weeks ago during a presentation he gave on campus, Satya Nadella talked about the importance of the Power Platform and how it serves as a core offering for our customers. Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and the Power Platform on top...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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…...

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At Microsoft Inspire this year, more than 18,000 partners, customers and business leaders will hear our CEO and leadership talk about the critical role our partners play in enabling customers to transform…...

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