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Azure Mobile Services: A Backend for Apps

At this year's Build conference the Microsoft Azure team announced the general availability of Mobile Services, a set of services specifically designed for apps. In this post we'll explore the motivation and capabilities of Azure Mobile Services, and when they may or may not be a good fit.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Don Smith , Solution Architect, Enterprise Applications |  21 August 2013

Azure, Mobile, Windows 8, Android, iOS

(2541 votes)



Build specifics: New connectivity APIs for Windows 8 Apps

(For cat-free kitchen benches) It was recently my privilege to go to Microsoft’s Build conference , held in San Francisco. This event serves as Microsoft’s platform for announcing upcoming releases and updates of Microsoft’s Windows, Phone and Xbox ecosystems. The headline act was the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. One of the most exciting announcements regarding this, for me, is the new connectivity APIs ... read full post

Posted by:  Hannes Nel , Developer, Enterprise Applications |  01 August 2013

Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

(2222 votes)



The heritage of Microsoft’s BUILD conference and some key takeaways

In some ways it’s curious to look at Microsoft events in terms of their family tree. ... read full post

Posted by:  Chris Auld , Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director |  08 July 2013

Microsoft, Windows 8, Microsoft BUILD conference

(2753 votes)



CRM 2013: This time it’s personal

Earlier this week Microsoft set expectations around the latest release of Dynamics CRM, Dynamics CRM 2013, asserting the new release “makes business personal.” ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  05 July 2013

CRM, Dynamics Day, Mobile, Windows 8, Social, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Skype, Lync, Social Enterprise, Dynamics Day 2013, WPC

(1758 votes)



Does Dynamics really drive “unity”? Reflections on key themes from Microsoft’s Convergence 2013.

In New Orleans last week the theme of “unite” was played out in front of 11,500 people at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 , the conference’s biggest audience yet. Having had some time to take stock of the key messages after four days of intensive Dynamics-related conversations, here are some of the most important things I took away from the event. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Page , Practice Director Partners, Alliances & Channels |  26 March 2013

AX, CRM, ERP, Social Media, Microsoft, Convergence, Windows 8, Yammer, SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Dynamics, Convergence 2013, enterprise social network, Lync 2013, NetBreeze

(1828 votes)



Helping build the future of retail: Intergen at the NRF Annual Retail Show and Expo

Intergen recently worked with Microsoft and The Home Depot to offer a glimpse of the future of retail at the USA’s National Retail Federation’s 102nd Annual Retail Show and Expo, in New York. This show is the biggest retail show in the world, with all the big names in the retail industry showing their visions of the future. It is well attended by a global audience, including representatives from New Zealand’s own The Warehouse. ... read full post

Posted by:  Hannes Nel , Developer, Enterprise Applications |  15 February 2013

Microsoft, Intergen, Excel PowerPivot, Windows 8, Retail, Apps, Motorola enterprise handheld devices, NRF Annual Retail Show and Expo, The Home Depot, The Warehouse, Windows Embedded 8 Industry

(4362 votes)



Windows 8: the experience so far, the road ahead

A Q&A with Lee Herd, Practice Lead, Enterprise Applications ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  17 December 2012

Windows 7, Visual Studio, Dynamics Day, Windows 8, Enterprise Applications, Modern User Interface

(1930 votes)



Windows 8 arrives

Reports about the launch of Windows 8 on October 26 are everywhere today, recognising a significant milestone in Microsoft’s history, and a significant update for those of us in the Microsoft ecosystem: customers and Microsoft partners alike. ... read full post

Posted by:  Gary Binns ,  |  26 October 2012

Microsoft, Surface, Windows 8

(2776 votes)



We're on Windows 8. Are you?

How Windows 8 benefits developers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Joe Newton , Practice Principal, Enterprise Applications, Innovation Strategy and Solutions Office |  18 October 2012

Hyper-V, Microsoft, Intergen, Windows 8, Developers, Windows Phone

(2375 votes)



A sneak preview of keynote insights from this year’s Dynamics Day: A Q&A with Microsoft’s Director, Product Manager for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

This year’s Dynamics Day – held for the fourth time in Auckland on October 31 – is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to three streams of really great content. If you haven’t yet registered for this free event – especially if you’re a Dynamics user or looking at becoming one – we still have some spaces available here . ... read full post

Posted by:  James Page , Practice Director Partners, Alliances & Channels |  09 October 2012

CRM, Cloud, Microsoft, Surface, Dynamics Day, Mobile, Windows 8, Dynamics Day 2012, Microsoft Dynamics CRM

(2201 votes)



Where do Windows 8 Metro apps fit in your business?

I’ve been working with Windows 8 Metro apps for a while now, like many in our industry. I’ve also spent quite a bit of time talking about it with people from many different walks of life. I’ve helped build some line-of-business apps, and demos given at keynotes to demonstrate various new features and metaphors now available in the Microsoft stack. Through all of this, the main theme of inquiry continues to be: “Where do Metro apps fit in our business?” ... read full post

Posted by:  Hannes Nel , Developer, Enterprise Applications |  30 July 2012

Microsoft, Metro, Windows 8

(3307 votes)



Microsoft is “reinventing itself for the modern era”

This week more than 16,000 people have made their way to Toronto, Canada for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Held every year, the event gives Microsoft partners an opportunity to hear from Microsoft executives, attend sessions on the myriad Microsoft offerings, meet with Microsoft staff and other partners, and get an overall view of what the next 12 months looks like across the Microsoft ecosystem. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  12 July 2012

Windows Azure, Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft, Surface, Steve Ballmer, Steve Ballmer keynote, Windows 8, Perceptive Pixel

(3374 votes)



Twilight Recap – What’s shaping Business Systems of the Future?

At our latest Twilight we took a look at what’s driving change to ERP, what Microsoft has in the pipeline and who’s embracing the new system already. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  02 July 2012

ERP, Microsoft, Twilight recap, Metro, Windows 8

(2860 votes)



Microsoft’s new tablet has Surfaced

Los Angeles is best known for its movie and television studios, but drama of a different kind was created this week with the announcement of Microsoft’s Surface tablets. Made by Microsoft for Microsoft, the Surface is a pleasingly aggressive move by the software giant to take control of its place in the tablet marketplace, and showing everyone that it – together with Windows 8 – is a force to be reckoned with. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  20 June 2012

Software Development, Microsoft, Surface, Mobile, Metro, Windows 8

(2583 votes)



Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2012 roundup

Last week in Houston Texas, Microsoft held its premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics product suite - Convergence. Each year around 10,000 people from around the world attend what has become the largest of the Microsoft product team events. ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  30 March 2012

AX, CRM, Dynamics, Economy, Microsoft, Windows Mobile, UX, Dynamics Day, Mobile, Retail trends, Dynamics Day 2011, Intergen, Convergence, Metro, Windows 8

(3403 votes)

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