New retail customers are betting on Microsoft for a connected mobile experience

Look around. Chances are you see your mobile device sitting on the desk, you’re reading this on a mobile device, or you see someone else using a mobile device in your vicinity. In short, mobile is everywhere. And this trend is one reason why Microsoft is at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show this…

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Retail – Delivering the Future Today

Driving customers to your brand by offering a complete shopping experience By Michael Griffiths, global product industry director, Retail & Distribution, Microsoft Business Solutions Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunity even as it presents new challenges. Economic pressures, increasing choice in products and shopping formats, and unparalleled access to information are fueling today’s empowered shoppers,…

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Kinect for Windows Shopping Solutions Showcased at National Retail Federation Expo

            Microsoft Kinect for Windows has been playing an increasingly important role in retail, from interactive kiosks at stores such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, to virtual dressing rooms at fashion leaders like Bloomingdale’s, to virtual showrooms at Nissan dealerships. This year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention and Expo, which took place…

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Making Omni-Channel Retailing A Reality

Leading retailers are leveraging technology to fuel growth and scalability in today’s omni-channel world           By Michael Griffiths, global product industry director, Retail & Distribution, Microsoft Business Solutions Just about everyone in the business is talking about “omni-channel” retailing—an approach that transcends multi-channel retailing, to connect the web, mobile, and brick-and-mortar…

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Intelligent Systems Defining New Retail Experiences

This guest post is by Kevin Dallas, general manager of Windows Embedded at Microsoft There’s been a tremendous amount of change in the retail industry the last few years—much of it at the expense of brick-and-mortar retailers whose chief competitors play by a slightly different set of rules and business requirements. Together with some of…

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Microsoft Makes In-Roads with the Retail Industry

The National Retail Federation kicked off retail’s BIG Show this week and Microsoft is happy to be a part of providing technology solutions announced at the event as retailers are vital to today’s economy supporting more than 41 million jobs in the United States alone. With consumers having increased options for how and when they…

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Infusion at NRF: Big innovation at the BIG show

This guest post is written by Peter Rivera, vice president and creative director at Infusion This week, retailers, innovators and influencers will gather in the Big Apple to hit the BIG Show – the 102rd National Retail Federation’s flagship industry event for the retail community. The four-day event will be particularly special for me, as…

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Retailers Weather Economic Storms in the Cloud with Office 365

From Microsoft’s General Manager for Worldwide Retail Tracy Issel Retailers are vital to the global economy.  Retail is directly or indirectly responsible for 18% U.S. GDP and supports more than 41 million jobs in the United States alone. That’s why the monumental shifts facing the retail industry are so important to all of us. Never…

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Intelligent Systems Changing the Face of Retail

Microsoft announces preview availability of Windows 8-based platform for industry devices. It can be hard to work in retail these days. With information so readily available, customers can research products at home, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles and ultimately choose to buy wherever they get the best deal. What…

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jcpenney enlists Office 365 in its mission to reinvent retail

Leading national retailer, jcpenney is deploying Office 365 to more than 177,000 employees. jcpenney has more than 1,000 stores nationwide recently underwent a closely watched reinvention of their business.  The company emerged with a bold statement expressing the desire to reinvent retail and become America’s favorite store. By embracing the cloud with Office 365, jcpenney…

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