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Display results by tag: Windows Azure

  • Privacy authorities across Europe approve Microsoft’s cloud commitments

    Brad Smith Senior VP and General Counsel Microsoft - 10 April 2014

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  • First prize for Nobel Media's scalabe and reliable website

    Rebecka Bjelfvenstam Keeling PR-manager Microsoft Sweden - 09 Dec. 2013

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  • Case study: Nobel Prize moving up into the cloud with Windows Azure (Technology Media)

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Oct. 2013

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  • GymRealm: SaaS designed especially for sport centers

    Bertrand Salord Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Europe - 11 Oct. 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Microsoft Windows Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 04 July 2013

    European pharmaceutical sector will rely on Microsoft Windows Azure to power new EU-wide system in the fight against counterfeit medicines

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  • TechEd Europe: Big bets and big opportunities

    Brad Anderson Corporate Vice President of Windows Server & System Center at Microsoft - 25 June 2013

    I am absolutely thrilled to be delivering the Day 1 keynote at TechEd Europe for the third straight year. This is consistently an amazing event with the very best and brightest companies and IT pros across Europe, not to mention some equally amazing products to highlight and demonstrate.

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  • Life through a lens– how Swiss start-up Prodibi is setting a new standard in image-viewing

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 23 May 2013

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  • The latest innovation hotspot: Finland is a sauna for start-ups

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 17 May 2013

    The spirit of entrepreneurship in Finland is strong. No longer do ambitious youngsters automatically think about getting a job. Creating a start-up straight out of college is now seen as a valid and exciting career choice.

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  • Fans can now have an interactive experience at ABBA The Museum

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 07 May 2013

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  • Spanish innovators are growing with Windows 8 apps

    Soha Hohnecker Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft - 12 April 2013

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  • Czech SME develops technology that helps save lives everyday

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 27 Feb. 2013

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  • Swedish SME makes mobile publishing across platforms effortless

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 21 Jan. 2013

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  • fluxLoop - the new wave of interest in advertising

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 19 Dec. 2012

    The Nordic region has been providing many great examples of successful SMEs using cloud computing to develop and sell ICT services. This month, we will feature fluxLoop, a very young Norwegian company that chose to build their businesses on the Windows Azure cloud platform and who joined the Microsoft BizSpark Plus program, which supports thousands of IT startups around Europe.

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  • Italian company makes digital publishing fast and easy through the cloud

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 18 Dec. 2012

    Publishers are keen to take advantage of the mobile revolution and get their content available on smartphones and tablets, but this can be a laborious, time-consuming and expensive process. With Paperlit’s cloud-based service, publishers only upload content once to make it available to millions of tablet, smartphone and Facebook users.

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  • Polish company brings together the community of blood collection centers and donors

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 Nov. 2012

    Hilverse is a Polish company founded in December 2011 that runs a flagship project, LifeCircle+, which aims to revolutionise lifesaving methods by offering a comprehensive solution to existing challenges of the blood collection system.

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  • French company with an edge in innovative design develops business analytics app for Windows 8

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 19 Oct. 2012

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  • Estonian-Croatian SME is revolutionising offline advertising with Kinect technology

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 28 Sept. 2012

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  • Autitouch solution on the cloud makes autism diagnosis faster and more accurate

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 07 Sept. 2012

    Worldwide, diagnosis of autism is traditionally a very manual process, one that is labour intensive, expensive, prone to error and without any room for observation. Dutch-based Autitouch has developed an innovative solution that uses Microsoft Surface technology to enable children to play ‘serious games’ that help the medical profession make more accurate diagnoses.

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  • Irish SME creates solution that allows anyone to build their own app

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 Aug. 2012

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  • Start-ups use cloud to create online communities of Olympics fans

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 08 Aug. 2012

    It is Olympics time again and how fast the world of technology has accelerated in four years since the last Games. In 2008, social media still felt relatively new, now it is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, including how we talk and track sport.

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  • Making Ministry of Education website cope when exam results are out

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 03 Aug. 2012

    In this case study you can read about how through cloud computing, SIVECO Romania’s solution helped the Ministry of Education lower costs and offer new and more reliable services to the public.

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  • UK local authorities process citizens’ forms 80 percent faster, reduce costs with cloud solution

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 25 July 2012

    In this case study, you can read about how IEG4 used cloud computing to help local UK governments deliver services faster and minimize costs.

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  • Italian company building online efficiencies with cloud computing

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 18 July 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Desmoweb and their cloud-based solution jotURL that helps manage web content such as html, text, video & audio.

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  • 2012 BizSpark Winner Provides eCommerce Solution on a Global Scale

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 29 June 2012

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  • Bringing customers to the forefront with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 31 May 2012

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  • The story continues for Italian BizSpark start-up winners

    Bindi Karia VC/Emerging Business lead, Microsoft UK - 30 May 2012

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  • Irish cloud-based solution helps make the internet a safer place

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 07 May 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Global Business Register (GBR) and their cloud-based solution that aims to make the internet a safer place.

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  • European businesses dream big in 2012!

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 19 March 2012

    Most successful entrepreneurs are naturally enthusiastic and optimistic people.  They have to be, because they have to believe in their potential to turn dreams into reality.  And this positive attitude is pervasive, even in these tough economic times.  Why?  Because an increasing number of start-ups and other small businesses know that turbulent times create opportunities.

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  • A new way of working boosts productivity in the City of Barcelona

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about how Barcelona, a city with a reputation of being a premiere location for business conferences, has developed a “new way of working” for its citizens and tourists through cloud computing.

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  • Cloud computing brings job-hunting into the 21st century

    Ruud de Jonge Western Europe DPE Windows Phone lead - 21 Feb. 2012

    In this case study, you can read about Zartis, a company bringing job-hunting into the 21st century with cloud computing.

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  • The Vikings are coming!

    Anette Nørgaard Developer Evangelist, Microsoft in Denmark - 13 Feb. 2012

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  • Irish airline and developers capitalizes on cloud to grow its business

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Dec. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how  Aer Lingus scales up their operations with cloud computing and improves customer experience to drive revenue for the company.
     

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  • Danish company harnessing global potential with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 Nov. 2011

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  • Irish music industry gains transparency with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 18 Nov. 2011

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  • The new world of 3D chat

    Futures - 10 Nov. 2011

    Online messaging hasn’t changed much since it was introduced more than a decade ago. But German start-up Cooee, based in Kaiserlautern, is seeking to liven up the chat experience with elements from computer gaming and social networking.

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  • Eye On Health in Germany with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 31 Oct. 2011

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  • Video demo: mobile technology for efficient healthcare

    Emmanuelle Cunin Utilities Department Manager, STERIA BENELUX - 26 Oct. 2011

    Doctors want to reduce their administrative work and patients want easy access to healthcare. Why not use mobile technology to help them?

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  • Spanish cloud service makes it easier for developers and designers to launch new products

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 12 Oct. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about a partnership between Microsoft and the Spanish company, Telefónica in creating a solution for software developers to minimise their business risk by simplifying revenue collection.

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  • Czech cloud innovator helping businesses save time and money

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 05 Oct. 2011

    I am coming back with another example of an innovative business that helps build the European cloud market, Cigler Software.

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  • Cloud helps the City of Madrid stay green, one tree at a time

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Sept. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how a Madrid based company has developed a cloud solution to enable its 17,000 residents help the city council maintain its 245,000 trees and keep the city green, with the help of an innovative SME – Tecnigral .

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  • Building the cloud market in Europe

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 14 Sept. 2011

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  • VIDEO: Take a peek into our cloud data centres

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 07 Sept. 2011

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  • Cloud computing-based German innovation helps reduce energy costs

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 29 July 2011

    EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has said that “The cheapest energy is the one we don’t consume”. Private households also need to reduce their energy needs, and doing so makes economic sense too: lowering your room temperature by just three degrees can save 20 percent on heating costs. Even reducing temperature by a single degree can cut consumption by 6 percent.

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  • What a difference a year makes for the 2010 BizSpark Summit entrepreneurs

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 08 July 2011

    With this year’s edition of the European BizSpark Summit just behind us, we wanted to see what winning the competition meant for last years’ finalists.

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  • From fifteen to one, the champion of the European BizSpark Summit

    Claire Lee Emerging Business International Lead - 01 July 2011

    To paraphrase Fidelity Growth Partners Europe’s Simon Clark, one of the judges at this year's BizSpark European Summit: it’s pretty tough pitching your business to a panel of seasoned investors in five minutes, with over two hundred people watching – media, VC’s, and movers and shakers from the tech industry.

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  • Addressing cloud computing globally

    Dan Reed Corporate VP, Technology Strategy & Policy - 07 June 2011

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  • Building the future of European e-health in South Eastern Europe

    Tanya Znamenskaya Industry Manager Health and Social Service Central - 21 April 2011

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  • Toyota and Microsoft accelerate into cloud-enabled car technology

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 18 April 2011

    Environmental futurists have said smart cars will increasingly be able to provide drivers GPS information that will help avoid and create traffic.

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  • Recipe for success for French gaming company

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 18 March 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how a French software development company is managing to stay competitive in the gaming industry by having an easily scalable IT cloud infrastructure that can meet demands of the unpredictable social, casual gaming market.

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  • Capgemini and City of Texel build smart lighting system with cloud computing

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 16 March 2011

    I would like to highlight a recent example from the Netherlands where, Microsoft Partner, Capgemini, will provide a ground-breaking pilot of a smart public lighting system based on Microsoft’s cloud environment, Windows Azure in the Dutch city of Texel.

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  • Get ready for cloud technology!

    Don Field Senior Director, Microsoft Certification Programs - 14 March 2011

    Business is moving to the cloud. According to IDC* predictions for 2011, 80% of new software will be available as cloud services; by 2014, over one-third of software purchases will be delivered through the cloud.

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  • Associated Press, scaling up with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 08 March 2011

    The Associated Press (AP) provides up-to-the-minute news and information for newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • Democratising research with cloud computing

    Steve Clayton Microsoft Storyteller - 24 Feb. 2011

    Cloud computing will dramatically lower the barriers many researchers face accessing and generating life science data. This shift is not unlike the one that occurred in the 1970s when the first personal computers were sold.

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  • Matchride utilizes ICT and social networks to create unique carpooling solution

    Paul Lloyd Robson Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corp - 08 Nov. 2010

    We’ve been underlining this idea many times before, the ICT industry has the power to contribute to the worldwide carbon reductions not only within the ICT sector itself, but also to help other sectors and industries such as production, transport, construction and logistics become more sustainable.

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  • Securing Europe’s future: innovation and technical progress are key, says Barroso

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 05 Nov. 2010

    As the President of Microsoft International I had the honour of hosting the Government Leadership Forum (GLF) in London.

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  • EU researchers and Microsoft join forces to boost scientific research through the cloud

    Fabrizio Gagliardi - 27 Oct. 2010

    Distributed computing has become very common in large scientific communities because of the needs of exchanging scientific data and sharing computing resources which would otherwise not be affordable by a single research institute. Cloud computing brings a number of advantages (cost being one) that now makes it a platform of choice for many research activities.

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  • Microsoft is committed to openness

    Michaela Kraft Open Source Strategy Lead Western Europe - 12 Oct. 2010

    The fact is, the world has changed. People are using more and more digital technologies, and the devices and software they use come from a wide variety of sources.

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  • Open source & Microsoft’s cloud computing work in harmony

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 12 Aug. 2010

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  • Growing your business on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure

    Kim Nielsen Local Software Economy Lead - 11 Aug. 2010

    This video looks at the experience of entrepreneurs using the Azure platform. Aidan Gallagher, CEO Inishtech & Conor O’Riordan, CEO Tradefacilitate give us a quick overview to why they chose to use Azure for their businesses and the benefits cloud computing brings.

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  • Behind the scenes in Microsoft’s research laboratory in Cambridge

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 29 July 2010

    For the second year Microsoft Research in Cambridge opened its doors to an audience of press, academics, industry and policymakers for an event called “Enabling Innovation Through Research”.

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  • Brussels Half-marathon: cloud helps organizer deal with huge online traffic peaks

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 08 June 2010

    In this case study, you can read about how Chronorace, a logistics company, handled huge demands for accessing multimedia on its Brussels Half-marathon website after the event with Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud platform.

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  • Inside the cloud

    Futures - 28 April 2010

    The cloud is one of the most popular terms in IT today but perhaps also one of the least well defined. FUTURES guides you through the how and the why.

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  • Cloud computing gives Europeans free data on air and water quality

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 13 April 2010

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  • Made in Finland: Cloud enables secure solutions to contract management

    Riitta Raesmaa Partner and co-founder of Sopima - 24 March 2010

    Our guest blogger today is Riitta Raesmaa, partner and co-founder of Sopima, a Finnish SME and part of the Microsoft BizSpark programme!

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  • Glimpse Ahead

    Andre Hagehulsmann Innovation Manager - 04 March 2010

    What is Microsoft's vision for the future? Take a look.

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  • Fuelling EU growth through cloud computing technologies

    Events - 02 March 2010

    In Europe and elsewhere, computing is experiencing a powerful transformation. Driven by continuous innovations in software, hardware and the Internet, traditional models of computing are gradually shifting. 

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  • Big ideas: Craig Mundie talks cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 26 Feb. 2010

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, when he was last in Brussels.

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  • Cloud Computing: Software plus Services explained

    Steve Clayton Microsoft Storyteller - 20 Jan. 2010

    Ray Ozzie introduced the term Software plus Services about 3 years ago and since then it’s where I have focused all of my time at Microsoft.

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  • Contributing to a “Better Climate” through Cloud Technology

    Ludo De Bock Senior Director EU/NATO MS Corp - 14 Dec. 2009

    With Eye On Earth providing near to real-time information on Water and Air quality, encouraging two-way collaboration with citizens, Environmental Atlas of Europe now extends our digital platform to educate on climate change. (See my previous post)

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  • Environmental Atlas of Europe

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 14 Dec. 2009

    The European Environment Agency and Microsoft launched their latest project this month - the Environmental Atlas of Europe (Atlas) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.

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  • Partnering to Enable European Citizens to Monitor Climate Change

    John Vassallo Vice President - EU Affairs - 30 Nov. 2009

    As part of our on-going partnership with the EEA to combine cutting-edge technology and environmental data, we have expanded the EEA’s Eye on Earth portal by adding AirWatch, a new service which will provide air quality information to more than 500 million people across Europe.

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  • Europeans rate the air quality using the internet

    Microsoft - 30 Nov. 2009

    Through Eye on Earth, a repository for geographical environmental information created by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and Microsoft, Europeans can see and rate the air quality with an online application called AirWatch.

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