Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog

The Microsoft in Power & Utilities blog discusses the emerging technological and economic challenges facing the global Utility industry and how Utilities can innovate through a strategy based on devices and services to transform and grow their business

Remembering Jon Arnold – a man larger than life itself

Written by: Larry Cochrane, Director of Industry Technology Strategy, Microsoft Power &...

Author: Harmony Olson Date: 05/28/2015

SUBNET selected to manage and secure BC Hydro’s distribution devices

As the smart grid continues its evolution, more and more Utilities are finding the need for a...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 05/13/2015

Welcome to our March-April installment of Microsoft Power & Utilities News!

Welcome to our March-April installment of Microsoft Power & Utilities News. It was great to see...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 05/04/2015

Public webcast: Harnessing the power of big data through machine learning in Power & Utilities

Please join us for an exciting public webcast: Harnessing the power of big data through machine...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 04/29/2015

Hannover Messe is upon us and we are so excited!

  The Microsoft Team is counting down the minutes till Hannover Messe and we are so excited!...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 04/11/2015

Improving customer service: From idea to app in six weeks through the Cloud

Western Power wanted to better inform their customers concerning upcoming maintenance and upgrade...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/24/2015

Reimagining the Utility enterprise in a connected world at Hanover Messe

  It’s hard to argue that the Power & Utilities industry is NOT in the midst of a...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/18/2015

Azure Machine Learning helping the smart grid become smarter

We just published a new case study where partner eSmart Systems helps Utilities keep the lights on...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/14/2015

Elevating water conscious with IoT and the cloud at the city of Breda

One of the foundations of modern society is its ability to deliver clean water and sanitation...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/13/2015

Webinar: Hear from Consolidated Edison on how to improve capital investment governance on March 12th at 2PM EST

Faced with ever-changing demands – Consolidated Edison needed a standard yet agile approach to...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/05/2015

Neudesic takes Smart Meter Analytics to the Hybrid Cloud!

Seems like a day doesn’t pass when we have yet another announcement about a key industry solution...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/04/2015

Live Long and Prosper

Like so many, I felt great sadness with the passing of Lenoard Nimoy. Growing up he was a bit of a...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 03/01/2015

King County, WA launches Smart Building Energy Tracking System

We have written before about the innovative work we have been doing with smart buildings with our...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/26/2015

The Wisest choice for enhanced customer engagement and driving greater energy efficiency

Back in 2006 we starting working on a project with the vision of developing a platform that could be...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/20/2015

The General Availability of Azure Machine Learning and Smart Grid Management

We have written about of our Azure Machine Learning (ML) services many times before and up until...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/18/2015

The January - February installment of the Microsoft Power & Utilities News

Welcome to our January - February installment of the Microsoft Power & Utilities News....

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/18/2015

Electric Network Designer Software heads to the Cloud

One of my favorite things about attending DistribuTech is meeting partners that are using our...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/15/2015

AutoGrid Systems to Enable Utility and Energy Service Providers to Develop Smart Grid Analytics Applications on Microsoft Azure

  Several years ago when we painted our vision of the emerging smart energy ecosystem and the...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/10/2015

‘Goin Mobile’ at DistribuTECH with Motion Computing

When we meet with our Power & Utility customers to talk about their business priorities, the...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 02/04/2015

Transforming to a Digital Business

Transforming to a digital business is now considered a requirement for virtually every enterprise....

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/28/2015

The next evolution of Power BI: Transforming the business of business intelligence

We have written before about the incredible power of Power BI and how Power & Utility companies...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/27/2015

Webcast Replay - The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st Century Utility

We had a great turnout for last Tuesday’s webcast on The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/18/2015

OpenText Excellence in Enterprise Procurement with Oracle EBS and Microsoft Office 365

We wrote in our last newsletter about OpenText’s support for Office 365. Now there’s a great video...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/13/2015

Meet and engage with Microsoft and our partners at DistribuTECH

We are a proud sponsor again this year at DistribuTECH, the largest U.S. event that covers the...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/11/2015

Webcast Replay - The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st Century Utility

We had a great turnout for last Tuesday’s webcast on The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 01/07/2015

Microsoft Business Predictions for 2015

Susan Hauser, our Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group has posted our business...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 12/17/2014

How Microsoft is evolving field services

In yesterday’s Daily PennEnergy Power Newsletter our video on how we are evolving field services is...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 12/11/2014

The gold standard in enterprise cloud computing has arrived: Accenture and Microsoft launch new hybrid cloud platform to accelerate enterprise-wide adoption

As we continue to invest to deliver the industry’s most complete cloud for the global enterprise we...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 12/08/2014

Lead story in the PennEnergy Power Newsletter for Dec 8th features the AGL Office 365 Story: AGL is...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 12/08/2014

Microsoft Power & Utilities News

  Welcome to our October-November-December installment of Microsoft Power & Utilities News....

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 12/01/2014

Webinar: Intelligent Buildings, Predictive Analytics, Fault Detection & Diagnostics: The Essentials to Achieving Energy Efficiency, Thursday, Nov 13th

Worldwide, buildings account for an estimated 40 percent of total energy consumption and contribute...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 11/07/2014

Office 365 inspires Activity Based Working down under at AGL Australia

One of the key messages that we routinely discuss in our executive briefings is how we have changed...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 10/29/2014

Internet of Things

By now you probably have heard about the “Internet of Things” and its potential to change how we...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 10/29/2014

Dutch water company Evides benefits from the OpenText and Microsoft Alliance

  As a productivity and platform company a key part of our strategy is working with and...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 10/28/2014

Improving customer satisfaction through Outage Maps

It’s no secret that Utility customers expect the power to be on at all times and most take for...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 10/13/2014

Security and the Cloud

Every customer briefing we conduct for Power and Utility companies has session on security. ...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 10/03/2014

Delivering on the promise of the Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) promises vast opportunities, but the question we often ask is when...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/29/2014

Carnegie Mellon Sees a Way to Cut Energy Use by 20 Percent with Cloud Machine Learning Solution

Last February we wrote about how Carnegie Mellon University improves operational efficiency, cuts...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/23/2014

WEBCAST: Learn How the Internet of Things can deliver business value to Power & Utility Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises vast opportunities, but the question we often ask is when...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/19/2014

Protecting Customer Data in Our Cloud through Microsoft Azure

Last month we published guidance for IT Professionals looking to maximize the protection of their...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/16/2014

Free Webinar: How to potentially save millions in operations cost each year with Asset Health

For asset intensive industries such as Power & Utilities, managing complex assets with an asset...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/03/2014

How Microsoft buys Green Energy

Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 09/02/2014

British Gas goes Social with Yammer

The ways in which people connect and the speed with which they communicate is faster than ever...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 08/24/2014

Microsoft Research demonstrates technology that can dramatically smooth motion in first-person videos

    I often watch my son using his GoPro camera while snowboarding, surfing and power long...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 08/12/2014

Reinventing productivity and platforms

Reinventing productivity and platforms is a broad trend we are seeing within the power and utilities...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 08/04/2014

The emerging intelligent data ecosystem

Last month I was invited by one of our major customers in Europe to keynote their annual innovation...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 07/26/2014

Salute to our partners!

This week marks the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) with more than 16,000...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 07/16/2014

Itron looks to the cloud for analytics

We are excited with today’s announcement that our smart grid, water and cities partner, Itron, has...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 07/14/2014

Harnessing the power of big data with cloud predictive analytics: Introducing Azure Machine Learning

  Several weeks ago we pre-announced the public preview for Azure ML which we have been showing...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 07/08/2014

Lincoln Electric System heads to the Cloud with Orbit!

We have highlighted the work we are doing with Schneider Electric and especially the Orbit solution...

Author: MSPowerUtilities Date: 06/14/2014

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