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 post on How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future. Yesterday we held a “press event” at our Operations Center in Redmond with King County (13th largest County in the US) announcing a “Smart building” pilot with…

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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 used as the foundation for the connected home. In today’s terminology we would call it the IoT for the home. This included health care monitoring, security, automation and energy management. Our original intentions were to provide…

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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 today it was in public preview. Today we are delighted to announce that we have released Azure ML for general availability. You can read all about the announcement here. With the announcement we have highlighted a number of…

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

Welcome to our January – February installment of the Microsoft Power & Utilities News. Electricity was in the air at DistribuTECH in San Diego, CA earlier this month and it was great to see so many of you there! We would like to thank our friends at Electric Light & Power for the opportunity work…

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Electric Network Designer Software heads to the Cloud

One of my favorite things about attending DistribuTech is meeting partners that are using our platform and technologies that I never knew about prior to the show. Every year we come away with a new gem and this year was no exception.  The Power & Utilities team had the pleasure of meeting a partner called…

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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 integrated utility of the future, we knew that smart grid analytics and demand response where key enablers of our vision.  This is why we are very excited to announce our global collaboration with AutoGrid Systems at DistribuTech in…

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‘Goin Mobile’ at DistribuTECH with Motion Computing

When we meet with our Power & Utility customers to talk about their business priorities, the conversation almost always touches on the topic of mobility.  It should be no surprise that our customers are looking to re-shape their mobility strategies to support the needs of the modern Utility worker. Our strategy with Windows 10 is…