Above the Surface – Windows 8 at Sibos 2012

    Looking back on Sibos this year, one of the most exciting aspects of the show for Microsoft was the phenomenal interest around the recent launch of Windows 8 and its value to banks in the enterprise. The formal launch of Windows 8 on October 26th gave Microsoft the opportunity to show off some…

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SEPA Compliance – The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

Another key solution provider that Microsoft is proud to partner with at Sibos is Experian Payments, a leading provider of payments solutions for the European market.  To provide some more insight to Experian, their solutions and what to expect at Sibos I invited  Jonathan Williams of Experian Payments to share some thoughts. Jon, thank you for…

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Banking Sustainability on the Eve of Sibos 2012

Kon nichi wa Osaka. After a missed connection on the way from Chicago, I finally checked into the hotel at midnight, thankful my luggage also survived the trip. As a wet drizzle blankets Osaka on Sunday morning the Microsoft team is making our final preparations, and it gives me a chance for a blog post…

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Payments Transformation Across Asia

Microsoft has many high profile technology solutions partners exhibiting at Sibos this year. Decillion Group, a leading provider of SWIFT and high value payments solutions across Asia, was one of the first Microsoft partners to develop payments solutions on BizTalk and the Accelerator for SWIFT.  To provide some more insight to Decillion, their solutions and…

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Building the Bank of the Future – with Standards!

With Sibos fast approaching, it is about time I introduced you to another of our stand partners. This time though, our partner interview is a little different than with traditional software partners. As many of you will have seen from my previous posts, Microsoft is a founding member of BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network) –…

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Introducing Microsoft Capital Markets Blog

As a slight diversion from my normal blog topics, I’d like to take this opportunity to briefly  introduce you to one of my colleagues and his new Microsoft blog for capital markets. Rupesh Khendry is Microsoft’s head of capital markets solutions focus and is a strong ally and partner in our preparation for Sibos 2012…

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Sibos 2012 – Looking Toward Osaka

With only about six weeks to go before the doors of Sibos 2012 open in Osaka, Japan – I thought I’d take this opportunity to give a brief overview of Microsoft’s presence there. As a SWIFT Key Partner we’ve been an exhibitor at Sibos for 9 years now, essentially since the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT was…

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Core Banking on Microsoft Windows and SQL – Gaining Momentum…

Last week I had the privilege to attend and speak at the Temenos Community Forum in Barcelona. Over the years this has expanded from being a customer-only event to also include prospects, partners, press and analysts. The Temenos team always organizes a great conference; the locations are terrific, and the evening events weave in local…

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Introducing Microsoft Industry Reference Architecture for Banking (MIRA-B)

More and more I hear our customers and partners around the world asking for a Microsoft view on how to best leverage technology to transform banking. Banks are faced with complex decisions to modernize core infrastructure, increase employee productivity and also provide innovation to customers. It is quite a challenge! Many banks of course use Microsoft technology…

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