When we meet with our Power & Utility customers to talk about their business priorities, the conversation almost always toWe have written about of our Azure Machine Learning (ML) services many times before and up until today it was in public preview. Today we are delighted to announce that we have released Azure ML for general availability.
When we meet with our Power & Utility customers to talk about their business priorities, the conversation almost always touches on the topic of mobility. It should be no surprise that our customers are looking to re-shape their mobility strategies to support the needs of the modern Utility worker. Our strategy with Windows 10 is to help our customers achieve their goals by enabling a consistent mobile user experience across devices and supporting the way people interact naturally, through voice, gestures and gaze. Of course, part of this experience means working with our partners to make sure our customers have the right devices whether they are in the office or in the field.
Transforming to a digital business is now considered a requirement for virtually every enterprise. But this is much more than simply digitizing traditional processes as businesses are rethinking products, services and even entire business models in a mobile-first, cloud-first, all-digital world. Power & Utility companies have realized that "getting closer to the customer" is crucial to meeting and exceeding customer expectations whether it’s information about outages, new programs, services or just elevating the customer care experience through digital transformation initiatives.
We had a great turnout for last Tuesday’s webcast on The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st Century Utility and thanks to all that attended. We had some excellent questions concerning Utilities and the Cloud and how to lead the IoT discussion in Utilities.
We are a proud sponsor again this year at DistribuTECH, the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 480 exhibitors. DistribuTECH is being held February 3 – 5 at the San Diego Convention Center.