We are very excited about our partner Ventyx’s announcement last week on the availability of Mobile Worker and Mobile Inspector as native applications running on Windows 8.1.  Take a look at their blog announcement here: Ventyx Mobile Platform for Win 8.

This comes on the heels of the previous announcement of their Asset Performance Management software being available in Microsoft Azure. With these announcements, Ventyx is revolutionizing the way that Information Technologies (IT) and Operational Technologies (OT) work together and is embracing our “Mobile First, Cloud First' Strategy”.

The Ventyx Mobile Platform leverages the key strengths of Windows 8.1 as the leading platform for field services and mobile workforce management in the Utilities industry.  Ventyx customers are now able to leverage best of breed mobile capabilities that span across hardware and software, which include touchscreen, durability, GPS, and security.  This directly equates to incremental business value that is measured in boosted productivity and reduced operational costs, while leveraging devices that people love.

Microsoft is delighted to work with Ventyx as they align with our devices and services strategy.  Without the benefit of a crystal ball, I would say that the best is yet to come!  – Dewayne Cotten, Partner Business Evangelist, Microsoft