Olav Opedal and Dong Yang discuss how Microsoft IT moved one of its most critical database environments to the cloud and describe the benefits the team experienced after migration. As a database administrator, Yang describes why moving to the cloud gave him more control over the entire database and reduced overhead, allowing him to focus on data modeling and architecture design.
Microsoft IT built a data analytics framework to consolidate data about our global data center infrastructure. Easier access to better data improved collaboration and helped us identify unused or underused servers, saving millions of dollars.
At Microsoft, we consistently look to cut costs and incorporate best-of-breed internally developed solutions. But we do license third-party software for some applications. Learn how Microsoft IT developed the infrastructure and processes necessary to effectively manage, control, and use third-party software licenses within our organization, throughout all stages of a software license lifecycle.
Anusha Munjuluri explains why Microsoft IT needed to consolidate and analyze customer feedback about internal business applications. The User Experience Services team created a solution built on Power BI to capture real-time feedback along with data from User Voice, Yammer, and IoT devices. Access to internal business intelligence enabled Microsoft IT to efficiently update internal applications in response to feedback, improving customer satisfaction.
Microsoft IT helps ensure that business applications are always available and safeguards data in case of disaster. To take advantage of new cloud technologies, we used a business-oriented strategy to identify critical business processes to evolve the existing business continuity and disaster recovery plan. We also took advantage of new Azure technologies such as System Center Data Protection Manager and SQL Data Sync to improve application resilience and performance in the cloud.
Microsoft Philanthropies, a division of Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA), manages millions in donations every year to organizations around the world. Accurate tracking and data management is critical for reporting, but also allows Microsoft to share with the community about its philanthropic initiatives. Microsoft IT developed a solution for CELA using Azure Data Factory, SQL Server, and Power BI to consolidate data, streamline donation processing, and simplify reporting.
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