Announcing 2 Webcasts highlighting Retail Solutions

Webcast: Maximizing the Lean Store Advantage with RFID   The recent economic crunch has decisively demonstrated that retailers need lean, on-target inventories to succeed in a changed marketplace. But simply slimming down product inventories isn’t enough. Retailers need similarly lean execution throughout their enterprises in order to reap the benefits of this new business…


SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper

Just released, a great resource for retailers looking at using SharePoint as a developer platform: An Introduction for ASP.NET Solution Architects by David Chapell. This white paper provides an overview of the SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform for ASP.NET developers. LINK


Microsoft Brings Rich, Connected Experiences to Digital Signage Market

At NRF this week, Microsoft announced a strategic alliance with Intel to deliver a new validated platform optimized for the digital signage industry. For some time, the retail and hospitality markets have needed a more high performance and reliable platform for digital signage – this new platform will help OEMs create the next generation of…


Leverage the Flexibility of Cloud Computing to Differentiate Your Organization

I will be talking about Cloud Computing and Software as a Service at the Big Ideas Session at NRF. Please drop by and catch me at the session or in booth #836.   DETAILS OF THE SESSION   Leverage the Flexibility of Cloud Computing to Differentiate Your Organization Tuesday, 01/12/2010 9:30AM -10:00AM , Room EXPO…


Video Game Retailer Improves Online Experience and Store Traffic with E-Commerce Upgrade

“The in-store pickup feature has been very popular with customers…. By aggressively promoting the in-store pickup feature, we’ve been able to drive increased traffic to the stores.” – Curt Burgess, Director of Online Operations, GameStop An ambitious growth strategy at video game and entertainment software retailer GameStop called for enhancements to the online customer experience,…


Grocery Retailer Uses Business Intelligence to Strengthen Supplier Negotiations

Grocery retailer Waitrose needed a more efficient business intelligence solution to support buyers’ daily decisions. It designed a solution based on Microsoft® technologies, which pulls reporting and analysis into one place. Buyers can quickly access crucial trading figures and supplier data for use in negotiations, helping the retailer to boost sales and profits. Link to…


Microsoft Dynamics RMS customer stories

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) offers small and mid-market retailers a complete point of sale (POS) solution that can be adapted to meet unique retail requirements. This powerful software package automates POS processes and store operations, provides centralized control for multi-store retailers, and integrates with Microsoft Office system programs, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and other…


Windows Azure TCO and ROI Calculator

The Windows Azure platform offers a flexible, familiar environment for developers to create cloud applications and services. With Windows Azure, you can shorten your time to market and adapt as demand for your service grows. Windows Azure offers a platform that is easily implemented alongside your current environment. – Windows Azure: operating system as a…


Talk to the Microsoft Retail team at NRF

Visit Microsoft in Booth #836 January 10-13, 2010 New York, New York Join us at the Microsoft booth at NRF to experience Connected Experiences for Retail firsthand and see what they could mean for you and your organization. Details