Austin Energy and Schneider Electric are working together to implement an advanced distribution management system (ADMS).

Excellent case study article in Smartgridnews on Austin Energy’s quest to build a smart utility and their work with Microsoft Global Alliance partner Schneider Electric. A key piece of this strategy is the implementation an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) from Schneider that combines Distribution Management System (DMS), Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Supervisory…

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Rethinking Mobile Possibilities with Avanade’s Windows 8 Enterprise Studio

Avanade’s Windows 8 Enterprise Studio is at the forefront when it comes to building touch applications and proof of concepts on Microsoft Windows 8. Examples include horizontal scenarios and verticals such as energy, communications, banking, insurance, airlines, healthcare and automotive. Windows 8 really does challenge us to re-think the way we work and the work…


Microsoft Announces Enhanced Customer Data Security

Yesterday, we announced three important new steps our company is taking to protect customer data: · Expanding encryption across services. · Reinforcing the legal protections for customer data. · Enhancing the transparency of code, making it easier for governments to reassure themselves that products do not contain backdoors. As a company we are committed to…