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  • Blog Post: Royal Caribbean extends Microsoft partnership for 'world’s first smart ship'

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise Royal Caribbean announced this week that when its newest mega-luxury liner, Quantum of the Seas , launches this winter, it will have some cool new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on board. Royal Caribbean has created what...
  • Blog Post: New white paper: Transform the retail store with the Internet of Things

    Posted By Olivia Chen Senior Product Marketing Manager The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the way retailers do business and utterly transforming our in-store shopping experience. And yet, with the prospect of billions of devices and things connecting to systems and the cloud, getting...
  • Blog Post: Three new ways restaurant operators can capitalize on the Internet of Things

    Posted By Kristin Flandreau Americas Group Business Lead Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach for restaurant operators that want to capitalize on the Internet of Things : We enable these customers to connect their “things” to gather, store and analyze data. The resulting business...
  • 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: Highlighting a cool new IoT solution: Coca-Cola Amatil's new interactive coolers

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team What if the Coke machine at your corner store suddenly transformed into a jukebox you control with your smartphone? One of Microsoft’s partners, a leading digital agency in Australia called TKM9 , has created beverage coolers that do that — and much more...
  • 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: 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: 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: Seen at NRF: new intelligent systems solutions for retail

    Posted By Olivia Chen Senior Product Marketing Manager Windows Embedded technology was on view throughout the National Retail Federation Big Show 2014 in New York this week, from the Microsoft booth to the banners high overhead. Thousands of attendees took part in tours and demos showcasing retail...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Overcoming the challenge of the “always connected” customer

    Posted By Myriam Semery Windows Embedded BG Lead The 14th International Scala Conference took place in Amsterdam recently, and I was invited to present Microsoft’s vision around intelligent systems to a panel of retailers from across Europe. My focus was on how intelligent systems enable a connected...
  • Blog Post: Transforming the customer experience with the connected fitting room

    Posted By Steve Dunbar Windows Embedded Lead, Northern Europe Last month at the Retail Week Technology Summit in London, I presented the Connected Fitting Room concept (along with Microsoft’s partner, Accenture) to the top decision-makers in the retail sector . We discussed how the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Look who’s talking

    Posted By Werner Reuss Windows Embedded Business Lead for Germany and Eastern Europe The POS and barcode were once the apex of retail technology. They allowed mega stores to balance enormous demand with adequate supply. Nowadays, whoever has the most intelligent system is able to balance fleets of...
  • Blog Post: New Dell quad core thin clients run Windows Embedded 8

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team Dell has just announced a breakthrough in cloud-client computing: The first-ever quad core thin client platform running Windows Embedded 8 Standard . The new machines feature the 64-bit Windows Embedded OS, powerful processors from AMD, quad core graphics capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Powering a connected commute in Paris

    Posted By Barb Edson General Manager, Marketing and Business Development One of the most exciting parts of the job for us here at Windows Embedded is learning about innovative, real-world applications of our technology. These applications always drive business forward with incredible access to new...
  • Blog Post: Amana: Showcasing Kinect for Windows and Windows Embedded in retail

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager With Microsoft Build Developer’s Conference (//Build/) running at full speed, we wanted to share some information about a compelling demo solution shown on the show floor featuring Kinect for Windows and Windows Embedded 8 Industry...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent systems in retail: Even the credit-card reader cares!

    Posted By Simon Francis Solutions Specialist I was speaking recently with employees of a large UK food retailer, and was really impressed with the way they were looking at using even the simplest store device to help build their relationship with their customers and provide valuable insight. ...
  • Blog Post: Does my bum look big in this? The shifting consumer experience, part 2

    Posted By Simon Francis Solutions Specialist Our two-part blog series on “smart” shopping trends continues with this analysis from Simon Francis on dressing-room innovation. Delay mirrors, like this one from Comqi, record and plays back the last few seconds of your life, so you can...
  • Blog Post: Signs of the times: the shifting consumer experience, part 1

    Posted By Guillaume Estegassy Windows Embedded Business Group Lead for Japan From attracting customers through digital signage to creating in-store dressing-room intelligent systems, technology is no doubt transforming the consumer experience. Today, Guillaume Estegassy brings you part one of our...
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