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Transforming patient experiences with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare 

Even before the global health crisis of 2020, many organizations around the world were focused on digital transformation. They were working with trusted technology providers to develop new business models, create new experiences, new products, and new services for customers. The pandemic changed everything, stalling the efforts of some organizations, and forcing others to accelerate...Read more

Partnering with C3.ai and Adobe to re-invent CRM with AI 

As organizations worldwide continue to respond and react to a new business climate, we have seen more clearly than ever that the traditional approach to business applications is no longer sufficient. Organizations need a new class of business applications that provides the agility to see and respond to emerging trends, new opportunities, and potential risks...Read more

Announcing the new Fundraising and Engagement solution from Microsoft 

Since 2017, Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact initiative has been working to empower the nonprofit sector. As part of that effort two years ago, we released our Common Data Model for Nonprofits, a set of best practices represented as data entities, attributes, and relationships. The Common Data Model is essentially a Rosetta Stone that helps...Read more

Preparing for the future of retail with customer data platforms 

Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers are reinventing ways to serve consumers in a digital world. What a year 2020 has been so far! Nobody could have predicted some of the incredible change we have seen. Yet despite all of this change, exceptional customer experiences remain just as important to the success of a brand...Read more

Highlights from Dynamics 365 release wave 2 

Business applications are rapidly evolving to meet the needs of an increasingly digital and complex world. The era of form-based software and simple business logic is history–replaced with data-first, intelligent applications that proactively guide critical business outcomes across the organization. The 2020 release wave 2 expands our vision to help you unlock the agility, innovation...Read more

Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz Virtual Remote Support system 

At recent virtual events, we have talked about the need to build resilience into every layer of the business—empowering people with technology to innovate and adapt to constant, often unpredictable change. This week, during a Q&A session at Interop Digital 2020, I was asked for real-world examples of resilience-building in action. Mercedes-Benz was top of...Read more

Announcing new innovations for the Microsoft customer data platform 

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

Announcing Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 updates at Microsoft Ignite 

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

New investments to help partners enable resilient organizations worldwide 

This morning, I’m honored to welcome thousands of Microsoft partners from around the world to Microsoft Inspire. On a virtual stage, broadcast live and then available to view on-demand, I’m sharing how partners are helping organizations navigate the current crisis, and detailing new investments across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to help partners...Read more

Microsoft acquires Orions Systems to expand Dynamics 365 capabilities 

Helping organizations maximize the potential of their observational data The role of computer vision is rapidly expanding to include helping businesses run better and increase earning potential. Retailers, for example, can better manage their physical spaces by gaining a deeper understanding of customer behavior. However, most brick-and-mortar retailers lack the right data to track real-world...Read more

MBAS 2020: Moving forward, together 

Today, we’re hosting the first-ever fully digital Microsoft Business Applications Summit. Just six weeks ago, the community expected we would be together this week in Dallas, Texas. Now, of course, we are looking forward to connecting with you virtually. In these past weeks, every business has shifted focus to adjusting to new and unexpected challenges, and doing so at lightning speed. Our team has mobilized efforts to help organizations stay connected to...Read more

2020 release wave 1 launches with new apps and over 400 features 

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