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Three ways to accelerate your ‘buy online, pick up in-store’ evolution 

The retail landscape has changed dramatically as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced store closures and brought about new consumer needs. Both online purchases, as well as requests to pick up purchases in-store (BOPIS), have experienced high growth rates from February 2020 to April 2020. And the Forrester Q1 2020 Omnichannel Panel Survey recently revealed that...Read more

How OEMs are adapting with intelligent supply chains 

In the past few months, Covid-19 has disrupted the automotive industry. Automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have paused production sending financial shockwaves through supply chains. Governments have required non-essential workers to stay at home. Around the world, people have deferred plans to buy new vehicles. Oil prices have dropped changing the profitability model for electric...Read more

Navigating Microsoft’s inaugural Digital Manufacturing Summit 

For the last few years, we’ve saved many of our best Microsoft customer, partner, and Microsoft’s manufacturing solutions news for Hannover Messe, and hope to be able to join the manufacturing community again in person in 2021. However, for 2020, we had to go digital, especially as it was more important than ever that we...Read more

Harnessing the power of connected vehicles to transform mobility 

New trends in the automotive industry are rapidly increasing the capabilities of connected vehicles. Automakers are gaining in-house data management capabilities through partnerships with hyperscale cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure. With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, they can seamlessly mine vast amounts of data to gain insights to enhance the rider experience. This is...Read more

Reimagine a resilient and sustainable future with Microsoft at our Digital Manufacturing Summit 

The inaugural Microsoft Digital Manufacturing Summit launched on June 24th, and I hope you will join me and our global community as we share best practices and innovations to help create more agile factories and resilient supply chains during this time of disruption. The event includes over 30 on-demand webinars, product demos, virtual roundtables, and...Read more

8 innovations for financial services from Build 2020 

At our recent Microsoft Build 2020 conference, we celebrated the critical role of developers and their tireless efforts to rally during this time of crisis. We also unveiled a range of new tools and services to meet their needs to provide immediate impact and value, and help them achieve more in the future through AI...Read more

After Envision: business resiliency in financial services 

Over these last few weeks, I have had the pleasure of hosting our first digital Microsoft Envision Forum for Financial Services series. We began the journey from an in-person, New York City event to pivoting to a purely-digital format leveraging Microsoft Teams—our focus intent on providing insight from leaders in the financial services industry. This...Read more

Community support through greater access to mental health services 

Mental health is a relevant topic now more than ever. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people is affected by a mental health condition at some point in their life. Mental health disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. It’s one of the most stigmatized and hidden disabilities, and 75 percent of the people suffering...Read more

Navigating COVID-19: Best bets for Retailers facing tough choices 

Positioning to win, today and tomorrow The overnight shift to a digital economy is driving retailers to make difficult decisions about how they adapt. It’s digital transformation at an unprecedented velocity. To cope with change, industry experts are encouraging retailers to look to the next horizon of retail and reimagine their business. That’s no simple...Read more

Create fan connections and win with the Media and Communications Accelerator 

Media and entertainment organizations worldwide are planning for new digital offerings and the reopening of traditional channels and venues significantly impacted by social distancing and other restrictions.  With their characteristic sense of purpose, media and entertainment organizations are expanding and deepening consumer engagement to unlock value through personalized content and innovative digital experiences based on comprehensive data-driven insights on media interactions, consumption patterns, social sentiment, purchase history, and known interests.  The new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Media and Communications Accelerator...Read more

Microsoft, MediaKind, and others help film festival play on 

Over the last few months, perhaps no sector of the media and entertainment industry has been more impacted than traditional events and festivals held at theaters and other venues closed by social distancing requirements and other restrictions. One festival expected to be hit hard by this disruption was the annual Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF), held...Read more

Announcing the Microsoft Media and Entertainment Summit 

Today marks the launch of the Microsoft Media and Entertainment Summit, a virtual event with over 30 on-demand sessions hosted by industry experts in content creation and production, content delivery, collaboration and productivity, and audience insights. The Summit is free and available to everyone. All that’s required is a quick registration, and you’re in. The...Read more