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Amplify the power of your data

Transforming business through the power of data

How will you transform your business for the digital age? Chances are part of the answer has to do with data—your data, the lifeblood of your enterprise. Collected and stored, it doesn’t do much for your organization. But imagine the possibilities when you release its hidden potential, revealing insights and opportunities to transform your business.

At Microsoft, we’ve put our data to work. Data management, advanced analytics, and data visualizations are giving us opportunities to dig deep and find insights that allow our business to transform and flourish.

Data management

Data management

Bringing data together from diverse sources—both internal and external to your organization, in any format—is the cornerstone of a modern data strategy that can unleash the power of artificial intelligence. At Microsoft, we manage big data through its life cycle with internal services that are shared between teams. As a result of aggregating data, we derive deep insights from advanced analytics and machine learning.

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A man using a Surface Book  on a table
Dec 13, 2017 | 

When you aggregate data, you have the chance to use advanced analytics for deeper insights. Learn how Microsoft connected supply chain data with Azure Data Lake and built a big data architecture to support analytics and machine learning.

Managing the data life cycle using Azure Data Factory
Jun 23, 2017 | 

Does your business need a standard way to manage data throughout its life cycle? Find out how Microsoft automated data management tasks with a solution built on Azure Data Factory. The service makes frequently accessed data available and archives or purges other data according to retention policies.

Azure Logic Apps streamline marketing data integration
Dec 12, 2016 | 

Is your team looking for ways to simplify data integration from multiple data sources? Discover how Microsoft uses Azure Logic Apps to build modular, reusable data flows to move data for our marketing teams.

SQL Server 2016 improves performance of Microsoft revenue system
Apr 03, 2017 | 

Making performance improvements to systems that handle transaction data is top-of-mind for many IT pros. Learn how Microsoft upgraded a revenue platform to SQL Server 2016 and saw immediate performance gains for critical processes and reporting queries.

Data Analytics

Data analytics

Don’t be data rich and information poor! With advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI, you can unearth actionable insights from your data and transform your business. Report more accurate financial forecasts. Unlock new opportunities and uncover potential inefficiencies in your operations. Delight your customers with an improved experience.

The materials below show how Microsoft has made data-driven decisions to empower our employees to be more productive in day-to-day activities.

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Microsoft Machine Learning
May 04, 2018 | 

Curious about how machine learning can help improve data quality? Find out how Microsoft uses Machine Learning Server to improve data quality in our marketing and sales lead data system.

Data insights help enhance the user experience at Microsoft
Jun 22, 2017 | 

Helping your staff stay productive and focused on work is a key part of an IT pro’s role. Learn about how Microsoft analyzes instrumentation and user feedback about products and services to improve the user experience for employees.

Using the Cortana Intelligence Suite for sales and marketing predictive analytics
Jul 08, 2016 | 

Using standard models for predictive analytics increases efficiency for data analysis processes. Find out how Microsoft used Azure and the Cortana Intelligence Suite to create a platform to manage predictive models for the sales and marketing teams.

Using predictive analytics to improve sales processes and forecasting
Dec 20, 2016 | 

Predictive modeling can help your sales team make informed decisions about new opportunities. Find out how Microsoft implemented predictive analytics and machine learning for improved sales forecasting.

Data Visualization

Data visualization

Giving people the ability to see and understand the exploding amounts of data within their organization is powerful! Take advantage of analytics to help run your business with clearer vision. At Microsoft, we use real-time dashboards to help us explore, gain crucial insights, and make data-driven decisions.

In the case studies below, see how we use the data visualization tools in Power BI to fuel our digital transformation.

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Microsoft Power BI and MyAnalytics drive executive effectiveness
Jan 13, 2017 | 

Our executives were looking for ways to spot trends and drill down into data about financials and human resources. Learn how we transformed business reporting with rich dashboards through Power BI and MyAnalytics.

May 04, 2017 | 

At Microsoft, we want everyone to be able to take advantage of data and the business insights it can provide. Find out how we’re helping our employees adopt and learn to use Power BI for business decision making.

Moving to modern engineering
Dec 23, 2016 | 

Whether large or small, your manufacturing business is a candidate for optimization. Learn about how Microsoft transformed supply chain and production operation with data visualization in one hardware manufacturing factory for increased productivity.

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