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postheadericon ABB and Microsoft partner to drive digital industrial transformation

ZURICH – Oct. 4, 2016 – ABB and Microsoft Corp. today announced a strategic partnership to help industrial customers create new value with digital solutions. Customers will benefit from the unique combination of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of industrial solutions.

The two partners are committed to empowering digital transformation in customer segments such as robotics, marine and ports, electric vehicles and renewable energy. By selecting Microsoft Azure as the cloud for its integrated connectivity platform, ABB’s customers will now have access to an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that benefits from billions of dollars of ongoing investment.

“Together with ABB, we are providing industrial customers with the digital technology and cloud platform to empower every person, team and business system within an organization to glean new insights and drive faster decision-making to seize new growth and opportunities,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.

“This partnership will provide unique benefits to our customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure, building on the combined strength of Microsoft and ABB,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Building on our installed base of more than 70 million connected devices and more than 70,000 digital control systems, the next step is to develop one of the world’s largest industrial cloud platforms.”

The ABB Ability offering, announced today, combines ABB’s portfolio of digital solutions and services across all customer segments, cementing ABB’s leadership in the energy and fourth industrial revolution. ABB’s new integrated cloud platform will be a key enabler for ABB Ability and is expected to create a large, open, digital industrial ecosystem for customers, partners, suppliers and developers.

Together, ABB and Microsoft will accelerate digital solutions that improve customers’ productivity by increasing uptime, speed and yield. As ABB standardizes its platform on Azure, and expands its leadership in energy and the fourth industrial revolution, the company will take full advantage of Azure services such as Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite to capitalize on insights gathered at every level from device, to system, to enterprise, to cloud.

Microsoft and ABB have a long history of successful collaboration, and have delivered transformational end-to-end solutions across several industries including Smart Grids, Marine and Ports, and Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. With more than four decades of experience, ABB is writing the future of industrial digitalization connecting more than 70 million devices through its installed base of more than 70,000 control systems across all customer segments. With one of the largest installed bases of digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems, ABB is ideally positioned to benefit from the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolution. With a heritage of more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com

 

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postheadericon Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online selected by HP to transform sales and partner engagement

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 12, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. has entered a six-year agreement with HP Inc. to deploy Microsoft Dynamics to thousands of employees across HP, dramatically enhancing collaboration across marketing, sales and service operations. With Dynamics, as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Microsoft Cloud solutions, HP has invested in the sales and service collaboration platform it needs to deliver a seamless sales experience for customers and partners while increasing the company’s performance and economies.

“We have chosen Microsoft Dynamics as our CRM solution for our direct selling, partners and services,” said Jon Flaxman, chief operating officer, HP. “This brings us a cloud-based solution that delivers a more effective and efficient collaboration engine across our business.”

HP is undergoing a journey to transform its sales and partner environment, driving increased productivity and collaboration in a virtually all-digital world. As part of this transformation, the company is moving to a more integrated sales experience for both HP sales reps and the channel partner community.

Complementing Dynamics CRM, Office 365 provides worldwide sales, service and marketing professionals at HP with an immersive, connected productivity experience for teamwork and collaboration. In addition, Power BI will empower HP marketers to uncover powerful business insights and predictions. Azure will provide the IT organization with a global, open, hybrid cloud for all of the solutions, while also giving HP a platform for new capabilities and services at a low total cost of ownership.

“HP continues to innovate in its customer engagement, with the tools and business processes it provides to its employees and partner community and, of course, the products and services it delivers,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft. “We share this dedication to digital transformation with HP and are incredibly proud to work with it as it delivers amazing technology experiences to people around the globe.”

In July, Microsoft unveiled plans to introduce a new approach to business process applications with Microsoft Dynamics 365, a move that evolves its current CRM and ERP cloud solutions into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions. Customers can register for a webcast series about maximizing productivity and delivering great customer experiences with Dynamics here.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon GE and Microsoft partner to bring Predix to Azure, accelerating digital transformation for industrial customers

TORONTO — July 11, 2016 — GE (NYSE: GE) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. The move marks the first step in a broad strategic collaboration between the two companies, which will allow customers around the world to capture intelligence from their industrial assets and take advantage of Microsoft’s enterprise cloud applications.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO Jeff Immelt today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and GE CEO Jeff Immelt today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud.

According to Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things are expected to be in use worldwide this year, and that number is predicted to climb to more than 20 billion by 2020,1 presenting a significant opportunity for companies to drive their own digital transformation. As businesses look to connect their industrial machines from the edge to the cloud, bringing Predix to Azure gives customers greater choice and flexibility to securely harness the power of data from machines and systems of intelligence. Companies worldwide will be able to bridge the divide between the operational and information technologies that make up the Industrial Internet of Things.

“Connecting industrial machines to the internet through the cloud is a huge step toward simplifying business processes and reimagining how work gets done,” said Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE. “GE is helping its customers extract value from the vast quantities of data coming out of those machines and is building an ecosystem of industry-leading partners like Microsoft that will allow the Industrial Internet to thrive on a global scale.”

As the shift to a more industrialized information age continues, the opportunity to deliver new digital solutions, insights and increased efficiencies is accelerating the need for higher level services. GE’s Predix platform is already helping industrial customers rapidly build, securely deploy and effectively operate industrial applications. Bringing Predix to Azure means those same customers will now have access to additional capabilities such as natural language technology, artificial intelligence, advanced data visualization and enterprise application integration.

Azure will support the growth of the entire industrial IoT ecosystem by offering Predix customers access to the largest cloud footprint available today, along with data sovereignty, hybrid capabilities, and advanced developer and data services. In addition, GE and Microsoft plan to integrate Predix with Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite along with Microsoft business applications, such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Power BI, in order to connect industrial data with business processes and analytics.

“Every industry and every company around the world is being transformed by digital technology,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Working with companies like GE, we can reach a new set of customers to help them accelerate their transformation across every line of business — from the factory floor to smart buildings.”

A developer preview will be released toward the end of 2016, and Predix on Azure will be commercially available by the second quarter of 2017. More information about Microsoft and GE’s partnership will be shared at Predix Transform, July 25–27 in Las Vegas, and Minds + Machines, Nov. 15–16 in San Francisco.

Video of Satya Nadella and Jeff Immelt discussing today’s announcement on stage at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference can be viewed here.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

1 Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015, November 2015, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317

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postheadericon Jearwon Microelectronics and Microsoft to partner on cloud desktop business solutions

REDMOND, Wash., and CHANGCHUN, China — June 27, 2016 — On Monday, Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Jearwon Microelectronics announced a new partnership that will expand cloud-based business solutions for enterprise customers around the world. This collaboration — which includes the delivery of patent license rights — on remote desktop technology comes as Jearwon Microelectronics, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-performance central processing unit (CPU) technology, unveiled its Z1 CPU and ZERO PAD™ products at its headquarters in Changchun, China, today as well.

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Huang Wei, CEO of Jearwon Microelectronics, said, “Market research shows that the cloud desktop is the future of enterprise computing, and offering an affordable, high-performance zero client will allow businesses to fully take advantage of this technology. Jearwon is happy to partner with Microsoft, a leader in commercial cloud environments. The Jearwon Z1 CPU has many applications, including integrating it into zero clients, AIO zero clients and tablets. Cloud computing and desktop virtualization are the future of computing, and by partnering with Microsoft, we are creating products that have widespread appeal.”

“Cloud-backed business solutions are essential for enterprise customers around the world, and this new partnership with Jearwon is about delivering better, more efficient services to empower businesses to thrive,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing. “Jearwon is a leader in the industry producing a RemoteFX ASIC acceleration system on a chip, and we are excited to collaborate with them.”

Microsoft’s commitment to licensing IP

The patent agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant technology ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, it has entered into more than 1,200 licensing agreements. More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.

About Jearwon Microelectronics

Jearwon Microelectronics is headquartered in Changchun, China. Our international team includes founder and CEO Huang Wei who has over 20 years of experience in electronic product development and manufacturing management, and International Operations Manager Kerron Ramnath who has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector in USA, the UK and China. Our partners include Microsoft, Amkor Technology, SMIC and Lucida Technology. Jearwon delivers the technology of the future.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jearwon.com  

About Microsoft Technology Licensing

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Luna Mobile and Microsoft to partner on mobile technology

REDMOND, Wash., and TAMPA, Fla. — June 28, 2016 — On Tuesday, Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Luna Mobile announced a new patent partnership that will expand smartphone and tablet technology for customers around the world.

This patent collaboration comes as Luna Mobile prepares to release a new line of smartphones and telecommunication services later this year. While the contents of the deal are confidential, the companies said Microsoft will receive royalties from Luna under the agreement.

“Microsoft is committed to empowering people all over the world to increase their productivity, and that’s what this new collaboration with Luna Mobile is all about,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing. “Luna Mobile is at an exciting place right now, and its partnership with Microsoft on patents will usher in the kind of innovation needed to deliver enhanced features and user experiences for customers all over the world.”

“We are very happy to partner with Microsoft, a worldwide leader in the mobile and tablet experience,” said Todd Walker, CEO and president of Luna Mobile. “When we launch later this year, we look forward to providing distributors and consumers with the best and most cost-effective mobile devices and technology currently available. Collaboration with companies like Microsoft has helped tum our vision into a reality.”

“All of us at Luna look forward to a long-term and productive relationship with Microsoft,” said James Mayiras, Luna’s chief innovation officer. “It provides a great foundation for us to expand upon as we build a global brand.”

Microsoft’s commitment to licensing IP
The patent agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant technology ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, it has entered into more than 1,200 licensing agreements. More information about Microsoft’s licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing.

About Luna Mobile Inc.
Luna Mobile, Inc. was formed to market a line of mobile smartphones, telecommunication service, and related accessories under the LUNA™ brand. The company will be launching 5 different smartphones this year ranging in price from $ 139 to $ 459. Luna’s two manufacturing partners are among just a handful of Chinese ODMs that can manufacture at the volume level Luna will require for global market penetration. With over 1,000 engineers and quality control personnel, Luna’s manufacturing partners have worked for years with the leading chipset and component providers, garnering an industry-wide reputation for producing the highest quality electronic products.

About Microsoft Technology Licensing
Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com.Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

 

 

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postheadericon Microsoft, American Council of the Blind partner to advance accessibility

REDMOND, Wash and ARLINGTON, Va – Dec. 17, 2015 – Microsoft Corp. and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) on Thursday announced they will partner on efforts to advance the accessibility of information technologies. Through the partnership, the ACB and Microsoft will work together to enable planned updates to various Microsoft products to better meet the needs of persons with visual impairments.

“To deliver great solutions for people with disabilities, accessibility must be central to our culture and an integral part of how we design and build Microsoft products,” said Rob Sinclair, chief accessibility officer at Microsoft. “By working with the ACB, we will gain valuable user insights about our experiences. This will help us deliver more powerful assistive technology as well as more inclusive and empowering experiences to help every person on the planet achieve more.”

The partnership will provide a more consistent flow of information and dialogue between Microsoft and the ACB. It better enables Microsoft to deliver on its mission of empowering every person on the planet to do more, and responds to customer requests. The response from those involved about the renewed partnership and future work has been incredibly positive.

“Having access to information through accessible technology is critical for our members as they pursue education, employment and perform everyday tasks,” said Eric Bridges, Executive Director of the ACB. “We are pleased to build on the previous engagements we’ve had with Microsoft, and we look forward to working more closely with the teams to review and test new features and upgrades. We encourage interested parties to follow the progress of these efforts at ACB.org.”

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About the American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind is the largest consumer-based organization of blind and visually impaired individuals advocating for the rights of all blind people. Comprised of more than 70 affiliates across the United States, the organization is dedicated to making it possible for blind and visually impaired people to participate fully in all aspects of society. For more information, visit www.acb.org; write to American Council of the Blind, 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201; phone (202) 467-5081; or visit us on Twitter @acbnational, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial.

 

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postheadericon Off-Duty Cop Asked To Leave Bar While Armed, Complies, But Partner Makes It Worse… What’s Your Take?

CINCINNATI, OHIO — An armed off-duty police officer was allegedly drinking at an arcade-themed bar in Cincinnati when a patron contacted management regarding his violation of Ohio law.  In Ohio, it is allowed for a concealed carrier to go into … Continue reading
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postheadericon Microsoft and Dell partner to deliver Windows 10 devices and unmatched sales, services and support to the enterprise

ROUND ROCK, TX and REDMOND, WA – Microsoft and Dell today announced an expanded partnership to deliver premium Windows 10 devices and word-class services and support to enterprise customers. This partnership kicks off Microsoft’s new Surface Enterprise Initiative, focused on bringing greater mobility and productivity to organizations to help them transform their businesses with Windows 10. Built for the enterprise with unmatched security and management options, Windows 10 will roll out new enterprise capabilities this month following a strong first month of availability with 75 million devices already running Windows 10.

Starting in early October in the United States and Canada, for the first time, Dell will sell Microsoft Surface Pro tablets and Surface accessories through its North America commercial sales organization and later in the year on Dell.com/Work. This will be rolled out to the remaining 28 markets of Microsoft’s Surface commercial channel starting in early 2016. Additionally, Surface Pro devices sold through Dell will include the option of Dell Services, including Dell Hardware Warranty (up to 4 years), ProSupport with Accidental Damage Service, and Configuration and Deployment Services. The Surface Pro will be sold alongside Dell’s existing Windows tablet portfolio including the Venue Pro and Latitude 2-in-1 devices, meeting a wide range of customer needs with Windows devices from mobile productivity for knowledge workers to application-driven tablets that are purpose-built to meet specific customer use cases like in the hospitality, healthcare, retail or education sectors.

“We want to move people from needing, to choosing, to loving Windows and so do our partners,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft. “Our global enterprise customers have asked us to match the Surface Pro 3 and Windows 10 experience with enterprise-grade support and services – and our partnerships like this one with Dell will do just that.”

“Windows 10 is off to a great start, and we’re ready to help make the transition to Windows 10 as easy as possible for all of our customers,” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer, Dell. “Together with Microsoft, we are giving our customers great products, including Surface, with the best sales, service and support in the world.”

Many businesses are choosing Surface and Windows 10 to improve productivity, and this partnership will make it easier for large enterprises to deploy Surface at scale – providing a way to purchase Surface Pro devices and world-class enterprise support and services, in one transaction and have devices deployed all over the world. Organizations will also be able to take advantage of improved enterprise grade security and management features with Windows 10.

New Enterprise Features Coming to Windows 10

Built for the enterprise, feedback from millions of IT Pros helped shape Windows 10. Ready for corporate deployments today, Windows 10 will introduce new key enterprise features to Windows Insiders this month, with broader availability later this year. For the first time, enterprises will be able to experience features like Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), which provides personal and corporate data protection wherever data flows; Microsoft Passport for enterprise, which helps business workers securely login to applications, websites and networks without the need for a password; and Windows Store For Business, which delivers business customers a unified Windows app store experience including a choice of Windows store apps alongside company-owned apps, and allow IT administers to acquire apps in bulk. As part of delivering Windows 10 as a service, enterprise customers can expect ongoing feature innovations that will keep them up-to-date with the latest technology and ongoing security updates for a secure experience they can trust.

More information regarding today’s announcement, including videos from Satya Nadella and Michael Dell, can be found on the Windows blog.

About Dell

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

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Join us Oct. 20-22 at Dell World 2015, Dell’s flagship event bringing together technology and business professionals to network, share ideas and help co-create a better future. Learn more at www.dellworld.com and follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 

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postheadericon Microsoft announces 2015 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

REDMOND, Wash. — June 2, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2015 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards celebrate top Microsoft partners that are demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists, chosen out of nominations from around the world, will be recognized at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place July 12–16, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

This year, Microsoft recognized partners in 43 categories that celebrate each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, citizenship, sales excellence and many more. More than 2,300 entries were collected from 108 different countries worldwide; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“The 2015 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists honor our top partners that demonstrate excellence in providing solutions and value to our mutual customers,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “This year’s award winners and finalists are among the most innovative our partner ecosystem has to offer. Congratulations to each winner on this incredible achievement.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2015, is available at https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/WPC/awards.aspx.

Alliance Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Global Commercial ISV Alliance Partner of the Year

  • Winner: GE Healthcare

Application Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Lieberman Software
  • Finalist: Comping
  • Finalist: Fino Consulting
  • Finalist: Open Text Corporation

Application Integration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: nVisionIT
  • Finalist: Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Finalist: Fusionex
  • Finalist: Mexia Consulting

Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Readify
  • Finalist: Centare
  • Finalist: Commentor A/S
  • Finalist: Sogeti Nederland B.V.

Big Data and Analytics Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Neudesic
  • Finalist: Artis Consulting
  • Finalist: Neal Analytics
  • Finalist: Sogeti

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: BizData
  • Finalist: Allen
  • Finalist: Bismart
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions

Cloud Customer Relationship Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PowerObjects
  • Finalist: OnDemand4U GmbH
  • Finalist: Sonoma Partners
  • Finalist: Zero2Ten

Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: SADA Systems Inc.
  • Finalist: Energy Time
  • Finalist: Syvantis Technologies, Inc.
  • Finalist: Technopolis

Cloud Platform: Application Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: VMob
  • Finalist: Icertis Inc
  • Finalist: Orckestra
  • Finalist: SOLOMO Technology, Inc.

Cloud Platform: Customer Focus Partner of the Year

  • Winner: bluesource
  • Finalist: Beijing Youyun Tianxia Information & Technology Co., Ltd
  • Finalist: Capax Global
  • Finalist: Intergrupo

Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kloud
  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Limited
  • Finalist: SADA Systems Inc.
  • Finalist: Sulava Oy

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AvePoint, Inc.
  • Finalist: BlueMetal
  • Finalist: BrightStarr
  • Finalist: Content and Code

Communications Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Enabling Technologies Corp.
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: IComm Australia
  • Finalist: Migesa S.A. de C.V.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: eBECS
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions
  • Finalist: mcaConnect, LLC

Data Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Scalability Experts
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: CommVault
  • Finalist: Noxum GmbH

Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Sogeti
  • Finalist: CANCOM GmbH
  • Finalist: Data#3 Limited
  • Finalist: RealDolmen

Digital Advertising Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Advance Digital
  • Finalist: ResourceiT Consulting Ltd

Distributor Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tech Data Europe
  • Finalist: ALSO Deutschland GmbH
  • Finalist: Computer Gross
  • Finalist: SYNNEX Corporation

Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Oxford Computer Group LLC
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: Kloud
  • Finalist: Project Leadership Associates

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: mcaConnect, LLC
  • Finalist: Azzure IT
  • Finalist: Columbus
  • Finalist: Tribridge

Hosting Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rackspace
  • Finalist: Datapipe
  • Finalist: GoDaddy
  • Finalist: Extrinsica Global

Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: alligatortek
  • Finalist: Gap Consulting
  • Finalist: Ignify
  • Finalist: LiveArena

Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Harman
  • Finalist: BlueMetal
  • Finalist: NEC Corporation
  • Finalist: VMob

Learning Partner of the Year

  • Winner: QA Limited
  • Finalist: CTU Training Solutions
  • Finalist: Global Knowledge

Messaging Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO)
  • Finalist: Dell
  • Finalist: Wipro Technologies

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: UXC Eclipse
  • Finalist: Edgewater Fullscope
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions
  • Finalist: VeriPark

Modern Datacenter: Customer Focus Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dimension Data
  • Winner: Cisco
  • Winner: NetApp
  • Finalist: Hewlett Packard
  • Finalist: Infront Consulting Group (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Finalist: Technology Effect

Modern Datacenter: Hybrid Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Convergent Computing (CCO)
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: CommVault
  • Finalist: OCSL

OEM Device Partner of the Year

  • Winner: TrekStor GmbH
  • Finalist: Exertis
  • Finalist: Yifang Digital Technology Co., LTD.

Office and SharePoint Application Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Nintex
  • Finalist: DocuSign, Inc
  • Finalist: harmon.ie
  • Finalist: K2

Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Alter Way
  • Finalist: Chef
  • Finalist: Omega software
  • Finalist: Sela group

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Projectum
  • Finalist: Corporate Project Solutions
  • Finalist: Sensei Project Solutions
  • Finalist: TPG The Project Group

Public Sector: CityNext Partner of the Year

  • Winner: LeapThought NZ Ltd
  • Finalist: Atos
  • Finalist: Intervate
  • Finalist: Ireckon

Public Sector: Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: IAM Cloud
  • Finalist: GeoGebra
  • Finalist: Innofactor Plc
  • Finalist: New Era IT Ltd

Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Advanced Digital Systems, Inc. (d/b/a “Mi-Co”)
  • Finalist: Data#3 Limited
  • Finalist: OGD ict-diensten
  • Finalist: Outsourcery

Public Sector: Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rapid Circle
  • Finalist: Caase.com
  • Finalist: Cloud2 Ltd
  • Finalist: SELA Canada

Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Innofactor Plc
  • Finalist: Intergraph Corporation
  • Finalist: Softec International

Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Adactit
  • Finalist: Bitscape Infotech Pvt Ltd
  • Finalist: Paradigm Systems Ltd
  • Finalist: TINCORP

Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: COMPAREX
  • Finalist: Fritz & Macziol GmbH
  • Finalist: Infraware
  • Finalist: Universal Management Solutions

Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: COMPAREX
  • Finalist: Crayon Group
  • Finalist: SHI International Corp
  • Finalist: Softwareone

Windows 8 Custom App Developer Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Bluefragments
  • Finalist: Connecting Software
  • Finalist: Marker Metro Limited

YouthSpark Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global Knowledge
  • Finalist: MReady
  • Finalist: InterSoftware
  • Finalist: MReady

About Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/WPC/overview.aspx.

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London and Redmond, Wash. — April 29, 2015 — At Adobe Summit in London, Adobe’s annual European Digital Marketing conference, Adobe (Nasdaq: “ADBE”) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) today announced a strategic partnership that will redefine how enterprises manage their marketing, sales and service to better engage with customers across touch points. The partnership will include the integration of Adobe’s industry-leading Marketing Cloud Solutions with the best-in-class Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution and will allow brands to deliver experiences that take all customer engagements into account — from reach and acquisition to retention and loyalty. This new integration will help eliminate the frustrating customer experiences that result when marketing, sales and service interactions are siloed.

“Helping our customers reinvent productivity and business processes is one of our top priorities. Partnering with Adobe enables us to deliver a comprehensive set of customer engagement processes to enterprise customers to help them be more productive and better engage with their customers,” said Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft. “The integration of our industry-leading Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution with the Adobe Marketing Cloud will enable business professionals to maximize their investment in technology and deliver breakthroughs in marketing, sales and customer care.”

“Adobe and Microsoft are creating the industry’s first large-scale solution for connecting the customer experience across all touch points,” said Brad Rencher, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Marketing Business at Adobe. “We are making it possible for the long-held promise of the customer-centric enterprise to become a data-driven reality.”

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft’s integrated marketing management solution, includes capabilities like marketing resource management that are complementary to Adobe Marketing Cloud to provide added value to customers. The partnership will bring an integrated CRM-marketing solution to marketers across many industry segments including financial services, travel and leisure. This partnership offers customers the ability to:

  • Align sales and marketing activities by tightly integrating audiences and their behaviors, which can help guide sales or service calls, identify sales opportunities or inform lead scoring.
  • Find high-value audience segments and provide them with real-time offers on the website or enable targeted display ads.
  • Combine Web behavior data with order history, return history, loyalty status and call center history to not only identify where in the sales life-cycle stage a customer is, but then also deliver the right content at the right time, whether that content resides on a landing page, in a service follow-up email or as an alert in a mobile app.

Both companies are committed to expanding other areas of collaboration and product integration including Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Manager are now certified on Microsoft Azure. Adobe already partners with Microsoft Azure to deliver streaming of major sporting events including the Olympics and Super Bowl through Adobe Primetime. The companies are also working on a connector that would enable data and insights from Adobe Analytics to appear in Power BI, Microsoft’s business analytics service that enables people to see all of their data through a single pane of glass, providing a consolidated view across a business.

About Adobe Marketing Cloud

Adobe Marketing Cloud empowers companies to use big data to effectively reach and engage customers and prospects with highly personalized marketing content across devices and digital touch points. Eight tightly integrated Solutions offer marketers a complete set of marketing technologies that focus on analytics, web and app experience management, testing and targeting, advertising, social engagement and campaign orchestration. The tie-in with Adobe Creative Cloud makes it easy to instantly activate creative assets across all marketing channels. Thousands of brands worldwide including two thirds of Fortune 50 companies rely on Adobe Marketing Cloud with over 30.5 trillion transactions a year.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics

At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen. Microsoft Dynamics designs modern business solutions that empower individuals with intuitive tools that allow them to do their best work. Our proactive, easy-to-use business applications adapt to the way people and systems work, enabling businesses to rapidly deploy and be forward-looking in an ever-changing world.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

 

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