Data, Data Everywhere: Is There a Way to Make Better Decisions?

This week I had the privilege of speaking at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum in DC. The panel I participated in discussed “Managing the Information Avalanche resulting from the injection of sensors, communications and software for the smart energy ecosystem.” In preparing for the session I was reminded of those new Bing search commercials where someone…


Surfacing new applications with Microsoft Surface

Today’s Boston Globe contains a brief article about Microsoft Surface and its application for visitors to Sheraton hotels. The story has a neat picture as well as information on how the hotel chain is deploying Surface to serve as a virtual concierge for its visitors. We blogged in June about Harrah’s use of Microsoft Surface…


Microsoft Partner Conference Refreshes Power & Utility Industry Ideas

Every summer we at Microsoft go through a rejuvenating process at the end of our fiscal year (June 30th) that cleans the soul and refocuses our efforts on strategy, partners and customers for the coming new year.   Since about 95 percent of Microsoft revenue originates from our partners it’s important that we sync up with…