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  • Blog Post: The Internet of Things takes center stage at WPC 2014

    Posted By Karen Roberts Senior Partner Marketing Manager With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), the launch of the Intelligent Systems Competency , and the delivery of the Limited Public Preview of the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service , 2014 has already been a huge year for...
  • Blog Post: Restaurant chain transforms service with the Internet of Things

    Posted By Charles Yu Windows Embedded BG Lead, China Two of the most popular items on Chinese breakfast menus are fried bread stick (you tiao) and soybean milk (dou jiang). The wonderful smell of crispy, tasty golden bread stick and delicious soybean milk brings back memories from a long time ago...
  • Blog Post: Showcasing a unique retail POS tablet device

    Posted By Guillaume Estegassy Windows Embedded Business Lead, Japan At Retail Tech Japan 2014, held earlier this spring in Tokyo, we demonstrated how Windows Embedded and Microsoft Azure provide a great platform for POS, kiosks, vending machines and digital signage for retail . In this video, we...
  • Blog Post: The Internet of Things is here right now

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing and Business Development People are talking more and more about the Internet of Things , but it surprises me how much of the discussion is still coming from a future-focused perspective . While it’s always fun to imagine the future, the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Making the Internet of Things accessible with Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service

    Posted By Nayana Singh Senior Product Marketing Manager Microsoft recently announced the upcoming release of Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service . I’m excited and proud about the promise this service offers businesses investing in the Internet of Things (IoT). As a member of the Intelligent...
  • Blog Post: The Internet of Things starts with your things

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing and Business Development When trillions of things can be connected, which ones should you connect? That’s what business leaders might wonder at a time when the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the next new … well … thing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems: Build your foundation for better data analytics and operational intelligence in next-generation intelligent systems

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Senior Product Manager Today, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems , which is binary identical to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 , becomes generally available. We think this product provides the most comprehensive database platform for building purpose-built, next...
  • Blog Post: Now available: POS for .NET

    Posted By Christine Ahonen Windows Embedded Program Manager Microsoft Point of Service (POS) for .NET is a set of .NET class libraries that allows software developers and OEMs to write .NET applications for retail and hospitality that work across a wide variety of retail peripherals. A user running...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent systems in health: Addressing three key industry trends

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Group Business Lead The Windows Embedded team in Microsoft’s HIMSS booth . The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ( HIMSS ) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition wrapped up last month in Orlando, Fla. More than 37,000 health professionals...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 now available to direct OEMs

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Product Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL products Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems (binary identical to Microsoft SQL Server 2014) is now available for all of our Embedded Direct OEMs to license for electronic download via the Software Order Center...
  • Blog Post: Showcasing Microsoft’s retail expertise at EuroShop

    Posted By Werner Reuss Director, Business Group, Windows Embedded Germany and CEE In sports and in business, it is always about having the right team in place. The same holds true for an intelligent system for retailers : If you don’t have the right blend of devices, services and expertise,...
  • Blog Post: DSE 2014: Intelligent systems solutions at the world’s largest digital signage event

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Business Group Lead Digital Signage Expo (DSE), held in February, is the world’s largest and longest event exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home industries. This year, more than 4,000 attendees —...
  • Blog Post: Industry Devices Discovery Day

    Posted By Steve Dunbar Windows Embedded lead, Northern Europe At our event, Industry Devices Discovery Day, held last November in Reading, England, we demonstrated how Windows Embedded ( visit our U.K. site here ) provides the right platform for industry devices through enterprise-grade security...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with the new Intelligent Systems competency

    Posted By Karen Roberts Senior Partner Marketing Manager Last week , the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) launched the newest Microsoft competency for partners: the Intelligent Systems competency . I’m really excited to see the Worldwide Partner Group investing with us in such a valuable program...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Systems competency available for Microsoft Partner Network

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing and Business Development Last year, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013, we announced plans to help partners capitalize on the rapidly expanding opportunity presented by intelligent systems . This plan included the transition of program...
  • Blog Post: Control costs with enterprise mobility in healthcare

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Business Group Lead What does enterprise mobility mean to you? Many of us think of mobility as a small handheld computing device we carry with us to stay on top of business. Enterprise mobility enables a workforce to have instant access to information through mobile...
  • Blog Post: How intelligent systems partners are chipping away at high healthcare costs

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Business Group Lead The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health expenses. That’s about $8,915 per person and amounts to 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. These numbers are astounding! The West Health Institute, a medical research organization...
  • Blog Post: Bluebird debuts two new devices built on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld

    Posted By Garrett Clarke Product Manager, Windows Embedded Handheld The latest and greatest in retail technologies were on display in New York City this week at “retail’s big show,” the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) Annual Convention & EXPO . We’re excited...
  • Blog Post: Creating a collaboration platform for better plant operations

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Product Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL products I’ve written before about how server appliances that are used in the industrial automation and manufacturing industries can improve productivity. Today, I have a real-life illustration of just how powerfully...
  • Blog Post: Panasonic joins the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld program

    Posted By Garrett Clarke Product Manager, Windows Embedded Handheld In New York City this week, at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO , there’s a lot of excitement about new technologies in the retail industry. We’re thrilled to be at the show, sharing...
  • Blog Post: A suite of new retail technologies redefine the shopping experience

    Posted By Olivia Chen Senior Product Marketing Manager The fitting room is the crucial place where a customer decides whether to make a purchase. But most of the time, the customer is alone and behind a curtain or door when that decision is made, without any support or assistance from the retailer...
  • Blog Post: New Micros tablet built on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry puts real power on the sales floor

    Posted By Olivia Chen Senior Product Marketing Manager At the National Retail Federation Big Show 2014 in New York, Microsoft is demonstrating a food service point of service (POS) solution based on Windows Embedded that lets businesses use affordable off-the-shelf hardware to simplify customer service...
  • Blog Post: What will be the top trends in enterprise this year?

    Posted By Steve Dunbar Windows Embedded Lead, Northern Europe We are only 2 weeks into 2014, and I’m sure many of you are asking yourselves and your colleagues: “What are going to be the key trends for this year in enterprise?” In a recent blog post , John Jester, General Manager...
  • Blog Post: The mobile POS decision: A retailer's checklist

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Business Group Lead Mobile POS is hot! The idea of extending the traditional point-of-service function using a mobile form factor appeals to retailers for numerous reasons: it enables retail associates to complete transactions away from the traditional POS device...
  • Blog Post: The three-second window: How big data creates new on-demand marketing options for retailers

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Business Group Lead As we prepare for “retail’s big show,” next week’s National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, we are sitting down with our intelligent systems partners and listening...
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