How AI Transforms Business – A New Microsoft Series

Microsoft is privileged to work with leading-edge customers and partners who are taking the power of the cloud and artificial intelligence and applying it to their businesses in novel ways. Our new series, How AI Transforms Business, features insights from selective such customers and partners. Join us in these conversations and see how your company… Read more

How Can Autonomous Drones Help the Energy and Utilities Industry?

Welcome to How AI Transforms Business, a new series featuring insights from conversations with Microsoft partners who are combining deep industry knowledge with AI in novel ways and, in doing so, creating leading-edge intelligent business solutions for our digital age. Our first episode features eSmart Systems, which is in the business of creating solutions to… Read more

Announcing Cortana Intelligence Solution Evaluation Tool

NOTE: The Cortana Intelligence Solution Evaluation Tool has been discontinued as of May 2018. The process of onboarding eligible apps to AppSource has been simplified and we do not need results from this tool prior to onboarding Microsoft AI SaaS apps to AppSource. Some of the documentation below may have been removed and such links… Read more

Cloud-Based Energy Disaggregation Using the Cortana Analytics Suite

This post is authored by Dmitry Pechyony, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft. For those of you who have looked at your electricity bill in dismay, wondering what makes your energy consumption so sky high, help may soon be on its way. The technique of energy disaggregation… Read more

OpenField Uses Cortana Analytics to Get Ahead in the Marketing Game

This post is co-authored by Ye Xing, Senior Data Scientist, Benjamin Moulès, Developer Evangelist, Peng Xia, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft.  Beyond evoking passion among fans around the globe, professional soccer is also big business. Top clubs draw tens of thousands of fans into stadiums each game and their… Read more

Informatica & Cognizant Embrace the Microsoft Cortana Analytics Suite

This post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft. Yesterday, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Satya Nadella announced the Cortana Analytics Suite – a fully managed big data and advanced analytics suite that transforms data into actionable intelligence. To give customers a rich choice… Read more

Announcing the new Cortana Analytics Suite from Microsoft

Earlier today, at our Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando, our CEO Satya Nadella announced the new Cortana Analytics Suite as part of his keynote address. Data, as we all recognize, can be a huge differentiator for any businesses – provided, of course, that they tap into such data for critical and actionable insights. The… Read more

Free Webinar: Using LifeData® APIs on Azure ML for Marketing Analytics

At this webinar, Chris Maty, CEO of Versium, a Microsoft partner, will discuss their LifeData® APIs and why they made them available on the Azure Marketplace. LifeData® delivers deep customer insights that help marketers with targeting, customer acquisition, segmentation, messaging, cross selling, and churn reduction. Join us to learn more, click here or on the… Read more

What Beer to Go with that Burger? Ziosk Can Help

We continue our series of posts on how Microsoft customers are gaining actionable insights on their data through the power of advanced analytics – at scale and in the cloud. A new tabletop platform from Ziosk will use Microsoft big data and cloud technologies to predict restaurant guests’ preferences – things such as a personalized… Read more

Strong Partner Momentum Around Microsoft Advanced Analytics

This post is authored by Garth Fort, General Manager for Enterprise Partners in the Cloud & Enterprise Marketing team at Microsoft. At Strata + Hadoop World yesterday, we announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML), a fully-managed cloud service offering powerful advanced analytics capabilities. On the one hand, Azure ML, with… Read more