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

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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

4 ways we drive openness in industrial IoT 

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    In a previous post, we introduced the four components of our approach to openness in industrial IoT (IIoT). Although openness has long been a central concept for us, inspiring hundreds of products and services that can connect platforms and the seamless transfer of data between them, the specific ways we execute on this Read more

How our open IIoT approach makes manufacturers more agile 

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Even before we introduced the Azure IoT Suite back in 2015, Microsoft was helping manufacturers realize the full business value of IoT. Backed by decades of experience in enterprise, we quickly became an innovator in industrial IoT (IIoT). Microsoft solutions have helped connect billions of different assets, process massive amounts of real-time data, and deploy Read more

How OPC UA complements our open IIoT approach 

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The rise of Industry 4.0 has transformed the manufacturing industry, making it imperative to connect factories and plants with their disparate data sources to maintain a competitive edge. Manufacturers can no longer be limited by proprietary technology and siloed data. To truly innovate, manufacturers know that every aspect of their operations—from the machines on their Read more

Industrial firm Bühler partners with Microsoft to forge a digital future 

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The Switzerland-based Bühler Group is a world leader in manufacturing sophisticated machines used in food processing and die casting. It’s almost certain that anyone reading this blog has eaten pasta or other foods processed with Bühler machines, or ridden in a car built with components cast on Bühler equipment. Recent Bühler innovations include a process Read more

Pushing the boundaries of manufacturing and resources innovation with AI 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked a data revolution that is changing our world forever. A study by PwC says that the global gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by 14 percent by 2030 as a result of AI adoption, contributing an additional $15.7T to the worldwide economy (PwC, 2017). And, in the next five years, Read more