Technical Case Studies

Using Cognitive Services to make museum exhibits more compelling and track user behavior

Education, Entertainment, Government
Aug 4, 2017
Black Radley teamed up with Microsoft to use Cognitive Services to make museum exhibits more compelling by tailoring audio descriptions based on age, gender, and emotional state, and by tracking patrons as they traverse the museum exhibits.

With Azure, banqUP is on its way to building a banking platform in the cloud

Banking & Capital Markets
Jul 27, 2017
Learn how a modern banking platform was built entirely on Azure using many different technologies compiled and deployed with Visual Studio Team Services.

Scomi Engineering moves their monorail monitoring solution to the cloud with Azure IoT Hub

Hospitality & Travel
Jul 25, 2017
Scomi Engineering worked with Microsoft to move their monorail monitoring solution to the cloud by using a combination of open source technologies and .NET on the Microsoft cloud platform.

DroneGrid switches to Azure PaaS to reduce cost and increase scalability

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Power & Utilities, Retail & Consumer Goods, Hospitality & Travel
Jul 19, 2017
Microsoft helped DroneGrid redesign their IoT solution and switch the back-end and front-end services to Azure PaaS services to give DroneGrid customers a better experience when using their software.

Developing high quality medical applications with MedApp using Xamarin, Mobile DevOps, and IoT

Retail & Consumer Goods, Health
Jul 14, 2017
MedApp, a very innovative healthcare company, teamed up with Microsoft to work in the Xamarin, Mobile DevOps, and IoT areas to develop the best possible telemedicine solutions for customers all over the world.

Mobile DevOps practices help Dev and Ops teams at SUMITEM

Facility Management
Jul 4, 2017
Microsoft and SUMITEM conducted a joint hackfest to introduce Mobile DevOps practices into SUMITEM's Dev and Ops teams for their Maintenance Master Pro software.

Real-time monitoring and performance analysis of power plants at BaxEnergy

Power & Utilities
Jun 30, 2017
BaxEnergy teamed up with Microsoft to build a Lambda architecture that allows you to define “data in motion” and “data in rest” approaches used in the energy sector to deliver real-time monitoring systems.

Intelligent chatbot integrates with Instaply's messaging platform

Telecommunications
Jun 28, 2017
Microsoft's Bot Framework enabled Instaply to automate responses to common customer questions, providing a helpful customer service, improving efficiency, and reducing the workload.

NAVITIME adds chatbots to improve the travel-app experience

Hospitality & Travel
Jun 28, 2017
Travelers want to find local favorites, but they don't know the names of local food, the nearest sightseeing spot, and so on. Typical apps don't help, so they ask locals...if they can get through the language barrier. NAVITIME wants to solve this problem with chatbot communication.

Digamore Entertainment builds a new game backend using Azure Service Fabric

Entertainment
Jun 28, 2017
Digamore Entertainment teamed up with Microsoft to build their new game backend on top of Azure Service Fabric and incorporate DevOps practices, helping them to reduce operational overhead and increase productivity.

Wirepas uses Power BI Embedded to visualize massive amounts of sensor data

Facility Management, Process Mfg & Resources, Logistics
Jun 22, 2017
Wirepas and Microsoft together created a solution that simplifies displaying massive amounts of sensor data collected for a parcel tracking service. They used Power BI Embedded, a fast and easy way to visualize large amounts of data.

Using Visual Studio Team Services to enable Mobile DevOps best practices with Statoil

Power & Utilities
Jun 22, 2017
Microsoft worked with Statoil to implement Mobile DevOps best practices, including CI/CD and automated UI testing, to increase quality and reduce lead time.

Building a chat bot shopping assistant for Super Brand Mall's WeChat

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 21, 2017
Leveraging Microsoft's platform and intelligent services, a high-end luxury shopping mall in Shanghai built a chat bot for its WeChat official account, allowing customers to easily find mall services and get quick answers to their questions.

Modernizing the development and deployment practices of a legacy application by using DevOps and containers

Banking & Capital Markets
Jun 16, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with Callcredit and Numéro to streamline the development and deployment of their marketing application by using Visual Studio Team Services and Azure.

Bot gives Weill Cornell clinicians fast access to medical data

Health
Jun 15, 2017
A team from Weill Cornell Medicine and Microsoft built a chatbot to support the medical school's knowledge base, making searches for specific gene and cancer variations more efficient and reliable.

Booxscale and Microsoft build a bot for their customer Taxicode

Retail & Consumer Goods, Hospitality & Travel
Jun 14, 2017
This article discusses the Booxscale Taxicode Bot that allows customers to order taxis quickly and easily from within the messaging channels they are already using.

How TechnologyOne built a bot translation system to help international students talk to universities

Education, Hospitality & Travel
Jun 13, 2017
TechnologyOne teamed up with Microsoft to create a universal language bot to make university enrollment and daily university life easier for international students.

Internet provider Three improves customer assistance with self-service chatbot

Retail and Consumer Goods
Jun 13, 2017
Working with Microsoft, Three built a customer service chatbot that provides self-help to customers and reduces the need for agents to answer common questions. The project relied on Bot Framework, QnA Maker, LUIS, and App Insights.

Using bots to promote user engagement with TuringBot

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 8, 2017
MidBoss is a San Francisco-based indie game company. Microsoft built a bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework and LUIS to help increase excitement and exposure for their latest game, 2064 - Read Only Memories.

Sunburned Games uses Desktop Bridge to convert role-playing game, publish to Windows Store

Entertainment
Jun 6, 2017
Using Desktop Bridge made it easy for this small studio to avoid inconvenient upgrades and deploy 'The Great Whale Road' to the Windows Store, greatly increasing its potential audience.

Implementing IBTech's cross-platform mobile solution to provide internal LOB application

Banking & Capital Markets
Jun 5, 2017
IBTech, together with Microsoft, developed a cross-platform mobile application solution for their employees.

Tackling the Dragon – Converting a Java Based Game to Universal Windows Platform

May 8, 2017
Thrive games have been working on their lead game, Dragon of Legends with aspirations of delivering their game to the entire world. The team at Thrive games wishes to capitalize on the proprietary game engine to be utilized on multiple platforms (PC, OSX, Linux, iOS and Android) in order to stay committed to making their game accessible to everyone. Being a Kickstarter funded start-up, Thrive Games needed a cost-effective way to reach gamers on these other platforms.

How Redback implemented DevOps practices around blockchain development

Power & Utilities
Aug 14, 2017
Redback Technologies and Microsoft used Visual Studio Team Services to implement DevOps practices around blockchain development. This groundbreaking work allowed for automatic continuous integration and testing of smart contracts to occur in the cloud.

Implementing Burgan Bank's cross-platform mobile app solution for mobile banking

Banking & Capital Markets
Aug 11, 2017
Burgan Bank, together with Microsoft, used Xamarin to develop a fully functional consumer mobile banking application.

Bringing Hogia Lön to the Universal Windows Platform with Desktop Bridge

Banking & Capital Markets, Professional Services
Aug 10, 2017
Use of the Desktop Bridge brought the Hogia Lön solution into the UWP space and made it eligible for the Windows Store.

Dreadlocks brings its Dex game to the Windows Store with Desktop Bridge

Entertainment
Aug 8, 2017
Developers can use the Desktop Bridge to convert and publish their Win32 apps to the Windows Store. Learn the process of converting a Unity game using Advanced Installer, adding Live Tile updates to it, and publishing to the store.

How Equadex used Cognitive Services to help people with language disorders

Media & Cable
Aug 4, 2017
Microsoft France and Equadex partnered to help people with language disorders related to autism, dysphasia, or Alzheimer's disease by using Cognitive Services to automate image recognition in their Helpicto application.

Analisis MBC uses Desktop Bridge to convert legacy app for pineapple farmers

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Aug 2, 2017
This Costa Rica ISV wanted to convert existing apps to UWP and simplify deployment and updates. Desktop Bridge and Intune make this easy.

ENGIE Cofely uses Azure to improve data analysis

Power & Utilities, Process Mfg & Resources
Aug 1, 2017
ENGIE Cofely used Azure IoT Hub to retrieve production data, and leveraged Azure Time Series Insights, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure Batch to visualize and operationalize data analysis written as R scripts by LOB teams.

Gigseekr builds a live music discovery bot using Bot Framework and LUIS

Retail & Consumer Goods, Entertainment
Jul 31, 2017
The bot lets users find information on performers, where and when they are playing, and nearby live music events. It also can help gigseekr build brand identity.

Caylent brings their build, deployment, and management of container-based apps to Azure with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Professional Services
Jul 28, 2017
This project brings Caylent's container management offering and DevOps capabilities to Azure by using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, REST APIs, and Azure Functions.

Using the Desktop Bridge, Saito Kikaku converts Hidemaru Editor to UWP app

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jul 26, 2017
Saito Kikaku wanted to meet the demand for a Windows Store version of its successful text editor software. With Desktop Bridge and a lot of communication, Saito Kikaku and Microsoft worked through the conversion process.

Bringing Beija-Flor ERP to the Windows Store with the Desktop Bridge

Retail & Consumer Goods, Professional Services
Jul 21, 2017
Microsoft helps an ISV convert its point of sales application, which is part of an ERP suite, to the Universal Windows Platform by using the Windows Desktop Bridge.

Study123 expands learning from school to anywhere with Azure Functions, Media Services

Education
Jul 19, 2017
A Microsoft hackfest helps a Taiwan e-learning leader build a media content management process as they expand their self-learning services.

RootPro converts greeting card software to a UWP app by using Desktop Bridge

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jul 17, 2017
RootPro wanted to meet the demand for a Windows Store version of its successful Hagaki Sakka greeting card software. Beginning with a hackfest, RootPro and Microsoft worked through the conversion process.

Building a cloud-based backend for electronic ticketing with Prodata

Hospitality & Travel
Jul 17, 2017
Prodata and Microsoft worked together to architect and build an IoT backend in the cloud to process telemetry and financial events from Prodata’s bus ticketing system in São Paulo, Brazil. To deliver that, we used Azure IoT Hub, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, and Azure Table storage.

WealthArc improves the efficiency and quality of its dev teams by adopting DevOps practices

Banking & Capital Markets
Jul 10, 2017
WealthArc wanted to simplify its software development and release processes, consolidate and unify tools for each team, and take the first step toward cloud automation. On DevOps-focused hackfests, Microsoft helped WealthArc save time for nonpure development tasks in several areas by adopting DevOps best practices.

Microsoft helps Clientscape improve their DevOps processes with Visual Studio Team Services

Media & Cable
Jul 7, 2017
Clientscape worked with Microsoft to review their value chain from the bottom up in an effort to bring efficiency to their DevOps processes. Adopting a fully automated process and new technologies seemed impossible, yet it changed their world.

Using Desktop Bridge to bring Blizz to the Windows Store

Telecommunications
Jul 3, 2017
With Desktop Bridge, TeamViewer was able to begin distributing its new Blizz team collaboration app through an additional channel, the Windows Store.

Solving the onboarding process for PCL Construction

Process Mfg & Resources
Jun 26, 2017
PCL Construction partnered with Microsoft to digitize their manual new-hire onboarding process.

Azure IoT launches evolution of ZPMC port-machinery business

Discrete Manufacturing
Jun 26, 2017
Microsoft and ZPMC teamed up to bring the ZPMC port-machinery business to the next level with Azure IoT services.

Enhancing a molding process using IoT solutions with Fagor Ederlan

Discrete Manufacturing
Jun 26, 2017
Fagor Ederlan is looking to improve its aluminum injection molding process to detect defective pieces earlier and enhance the overall quality. This project demonstrates that it's not complex to send data to the cloud using secure and reliable services, analyze the data, and build maching learning models to extract knowledge from it.

Zion China uses IoT and Machine Learning to evolve its Intelligent Diabetes Management solution

Health
Jun 26, 2017
Microsoft worked with Zion China to re-architect its mobile diabetes-monitoring solution. See how they used IoT Hub and other Azure services to enhance the solution for patients and healthcare professionals.

Bringing f.lux to the Windows Store using the Desktop Bridge

Power & Utilities
Jun 23, 2017
Microsoft helped f.lux bring their app, which adjusts computer display lighting to the time of day, to the Windows Store.

Using Power BI Embedded and Machine Learning for more accurate sound monitoring at Croke Park

Facility Management
Jun 20, 2017
In a continuation of the Croke Park Smart Stadium project, a team developed a Machine Learning model for monitoring stadium sound that stripped out the external factors and presented more accurate data in the form of Power BI Embedded reports.

How GCBA cleaned a river by using an IoT drone-based solution

Government
Jun 20, 2017
The Buenos Aires city government partnered with Microsoft to build an innovative IoT solution that used a fleet of drones to audit the pollution in the Matanza-Riachuelo River.

Using CaaP and André, the voice-driven assistant bot, to enhance on-site inspection

Power & Utilities
Jun 19, 2017
During a hackfest with Microsoft, Powel implemented a solution to help technical staff perform hands-free inspection of electrical grids in Norway.

An IoT solution for Blue Dynamic to gauge customer visits to brick-and-mortar stores

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 14, 2017
Microsoft and Blue Dynamic conducted a hackfest to create a proof of concept for a new product. The scope was to capture customer faces with a camera, do real-time counting and analysis of the faces, and provide outputs for other systems and UI.

With Industry 4.0 in mind, NEXCOM implements a smart gateway IoT solution

Power & Utilities, Discrete Manufacturing
Jun 14, 2017
NEXCOM is looking to adopt IoT technologies and undergo a digital transformation. They worked with Microsoft to build an Azure IoT solution and smooth out any technical issues that arose along the way. The joint effort saved NEXCOM months of build time.

Building a tire monitoring solution with Tyre Express

Logistics
Jun 14, 2017
In this IoT hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with Tyre Express to connect their tire monitoring solution to the Azure cloud.

Croke Park: Sound and weather data monitoring within a smart stadium

Professional Services, Security
Jun 14, 2017
The Croke Park Smart Stadium project is a collaborative effort to boost innovation around IoT. Sensors and gateways have been strategically positioned around the Dublin stadium to enable environmental monitoring, safety, and fan experience use cases. This diverse collection of data, which is stored on the Azure cloud platform, provides stadium management with real, actionable insights.

EDP and Microsoft prepare for a public hackathon to create a smart meter for home energy monitoring

Power & Utilities
Jun 14, 2017
EDP, a leading energy producer in Portugal, wants to challenge startups to create an inexpensive end-user solution that enables customers to collect data on home energy consumption and explore ways of using the information. EDP decided the best approach to such a challenge would be through a public hackathon, and its team worked with Microsoft to prepare for the event.

LinkDev uses App Service to help ALEXBANK implement its empowering Business Passport

Banking & Capital Markets
Jun 8, 2017
Link Development and Microsoft used Azure App Service to develop and deliver ALEXBANK's digital marketplace for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Bringing e-file's Adobe AIR tax application to the Windows Store

Banking & Capital Markets, Government
Jun 8, 2017
This article describes how we converted an Adobe AIR tax application to a UWP app and published it in the Windows Store, including issues we found on the way and how we fixed them.

Thermoplan uses Azure to manage data for its smart coffee machine

Discrete Manufacturing
Jun 7, 2017
Thermoplan teamed up with Microsoft and bbv Software Services to enable a professional coffee machine to be managed remotely, tracked for usage, and maintained by using Azure IoT Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, and Azure Data Lake.

Finaeos adopts Xamarin.Forms to build modular FinTech apps

Banking & Capital Markets
Jun 6, 2017
Finaeos adopted Xamarin.Forms to extend their current web-based modular FinTech solution rather than build multiple native versions.

Aegex builds a cross-platform app to monitor sensors in hazardous work environments

Process Mfg & Resources
Jun 5, 2017
Aegex Technologies and Microsoft worked together to build a Xamarin app for viewing device data in hazardous worksites to potentially save lives.

Communicate with your kitchen using Iomote and Azure IoT Suite

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 2, 2017
Iomote developed a way to communicate by voice with your kitchen, leveraging Azure IoT technologies for predictive and remote monitoring.

Building a real time vehicle tracking system with MoveInSync

Logistics
Jun 1, 2017
In this IoT hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with MoveInSync to help migrate a vehicle tracking solution to the Azure cloud platform from AWS.

Smart shopping button for medical supplies

Health
May 31, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with Origis to create a mobile app and device that enables elderly pharmacy clients to receive their prescriptions and medical supplies at home.

Azure App Service enables Poi Labs to scale its system to handle an increased workload

Retail & Consumer Goods
May 30, 2017
Poi Labs has 15,000 Bluetooth beacons across cities within Turkey for navigation and tracking purposes. Because the workload generated by one of its clients was going to create a huge load on the on-premises architecture, scaling the back end was crucial. To address this, Poi Labs worked with Microsoft to modernize its back-end system with Azure App Service.

Partnering with Nihon Unisys to build an IoT solution using Azure IoT Suite

Process Mfg & Resources
May 26, 2017
In this IoT hackfest, Microsoft worked with Nihon Unisys to develop an IoT solution for the manufacturing industry using Azure Data Factory, Azure Machine Learning, and Power BI.

Building a cross-platform bot app for Powerupcloud with Xamarin and Cognitive Services

Facility Management
May 24, 2017
This article and project is about building a Xamarin-based cross-platform app and integrating it with Cognitive Services and a bot developed by using the Direct Line API from the Microsoft Bot Framework.

How Softplan enabled reporting capabilities in its judicial process management app with Power BI Embedded

Government
May 23, 2017
Microsoft helped Softplan insert Power BI Embedded reports into its SAJ desktop application to provide the court system with accurate and timely information.

Helping Rock in Rio integrate their website build cycle with autoscaling virtual machines

Entertainment
May 23, 2017
Rock in Rio created a mechanism to ensure new versions of their website are correctly deployed to a pool of virtual machines by using autoscaling based on virtual machine scale sets in Azure.

banqUP tworzy nowoczesną platformę bankową w chmurze Microsoft Azure

Banking & Capital Markets
May 22, 2017
Niniejsze studium przypadku pokazuje, w jaki sposób platforma bankowości dla małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw została zbudowana w oparciu o chmurę Microsoft Azure, korzystając z wielu różnych technologii, takich jak usługa Azure App Service, Azure Functions. Dodatkowo wszystko jest koordynowane i wdrażane z Visual Studio Team Services.

Linking Java functional tests with test plans in Visual Studio Team Services for AlmavivA

Telecommunications
May 22, 2017
Today the integration of automated tests with Visual Studio test plans is available only for .NET projects. If you have a Java project, you can't associate your unit tests with the test plan items. This article discusses a solution to link single Java unit tests with a test plan.

Using Azure IoT to optimize port operations with Kongsberg

Logistics
May 21, 2017
During a hackfest with Microsoft, Kongsberg tested an IoT solution that will provide their customers up-to-date data to make better, safer management decisions about loading conditions prior to a vessel's arrival and how much to load while berthed.

WealthArc poprawia wydajność i jakość pracy zespołów rozwojowych dzięki wykorzystaniu praktyk DevOps

Banking & Capital Markets
May 19, 2017
WealthArc chciał uprościć proces tworzenia i wydawania oprogramowania, skonsolidować i ujednolicić narzędzia dla każdego zespołu oraz podjąć pierwsze kroki w kierunku automatyzacji w chmurze. Microsoft na warsztacie zorientowanym na DevOps pomógł firmie WealthArc w kilku obszarach opartych na praktykach DevOps, aby zwiększyć efektywność procesu związanego z rozwojem oprogramowania.

DroneWorks teams up with Microsoft to build a Safety Flight Platform for industrial drones by using Azure IoT Hub

Discrete Manufacturing
May 19, 2017
DroneWorks Inc. worked with Microsoft to build a cloud-based Safety Flight Platform for industrial drones by utilizing Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Gateway SDK, Azure Stream Analytics, and other Azure services.

Using Xamarin.Forms and Azure to help travelers stop jet lag

Hospitality & Travel
May 17, 2017
Kinetic Software and Microsoft teamed up to build a Xamarin.Forms revision of the StopJetLag app and a back end using Azure App Service. This helped reduce the cost and management overhead of the app that creates customized StopJetLag plans for travelers.

Emirates Air Line cable car instrumentation with Microsoft Partner TBS Mobility

Facility Management
May 16, 2017
The Emirates Air Line cable car is a 1.5-km crossing of the Thames in London, with 32 cabins bridging the North Greenwich peninsula and Royal Victoria docks. The challenge is to provide instrumentation of the cabin conditions during the crossing, and Wi-Fi across the width of the crossing and within the two stations.

How Azure Functions and Log Analytics provided easy and universal app logging for LISA App

Professional Services
May 15, 2017
With its app, LISA has created an open marketplace for clients to select beauty services at a time and price of their choosing. Microsoft worked with LISA to develop a universal logging service for all LISA application components and resources, with Azure Log Analytics serving as the foundation.

Migrating an on-premises solution to Azure PaaS services with automated deployment

Government
May 12, 2017
Somerset County Council wanted to migrate their on-premises mapping solution to Azure. We did this by using Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Visual Studio Team Services, Azure App Service, and Docker.

Using Azure App Service and Xamarin to build an affordable satellite-communications app with Soremar

Telecommunications
May 11, 2017
Microsoft helped Soremar quickly deliver an affordable satellite-messaging application relying on Azure and a Xamarin application for Android.

Cyberesa moves to the cloud to improve availability while scaling to meet demand

Hospitality & Travel
May 11, 2017
Microsoft worked with Cyberesa to implement a highly available online booking solution that automatically scales to adapt to all load spikes while providing a faster, more reliable release management cycle.

Using Visual Studio Team Services and Jenkins to improve the delivery pipeline of a Java application for a leading automotive manufacturing company

Discrete Manufacturing
May 9, 2017
Microsoft partnered with a leader in the automotive industry to work on improving the way they are releasing their Master Data Management application by using Visual Studio Team Services and Jenkins through a DevOps practice implementation.

With Power BI Embedded analytics, Athena provides extensive data on California's water usage

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
May 9, 2017
Microsoft and Athena Intelligence used Power BI analytics to bring statistics about water usage and distribution across the state of California to Athena's customers, providing an unprecedented level of detail.

Building a modern and managed cloud architecture for Content Avenue, a collaborative content platform

Retail & Consumer Goods
May 8, 2017
Content Avenue partnered with Microsoft to work on a modern cloud architecture for their collaborative content platform, thanks to open-source technologies and managed application services on Microsoft Azure.

Using Azure IoT Suite to develop a personalized driving experience service

Logistics
May 5, 2017
KingwayTek, the number one navigation and map service provider in Taiwan, teamed up with Microsoft to develop a new personalized driving experience service.

Mórbido goes mobile with Xamarin apps and Azure services

Entertainment
May 5, 2017
Microsoft and Mórbido worked together to provide a new channel for horror and science-fiction movies through a Xamarin app that offers video streaming, podcasts, news, and more.

Bots for good: Building a conversational UI for inclusive sport

Nonprofit
May 4, 2017
In February 2017, viaSport British Columbia partnered with Microsoft to build a proof-of-concept conversational interface and analytics dashboard for their newest inclusive sport initiative.

Migrating NAVITIME services from on-premises servers to Azure

Logistics
May 3, 2017
NAVITIME JAPAN wanted faster design, testing, integration, and deployment—and got what they wanted by implementing advanced DevOps practices and migrating to Azure.

Using Desktop Bridge, CELSYS converts CLIP STUDIO PAINT to a Windows UWP app

Retail & Consumer Goods
May 2, 2017
CELSYS wanted to meet the demand for a Windows Store version of its successful CLIP STUDIO PAINT animation software. Beginning with a hackfest, CELSYS and Microsoft worked through the conversion process.

With its analytic dashboard, SnapBizz helps shopkeepers track their sales

Retail & Consumer Goods
May 2, 2017
Microsoft worked with SnapBizz to design, deploy, and render Power BI Embedded reports, reducing management time and enabling future cross-platform integration.

Microsoft teamed up with 17 Minds to create an Azure IoT solution for their sleep management system

Health
May 1, 2017
Microsoft worked together with the startup 17 Minds to create an Azure IoT solution complete with a gateway for their child sleep management system.

Xamarin app helps with state's annual homeless count, with goal of ending homelessness

Nonprofit
Apr 28, 2017
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness partnered with Microsoft to develop a mobile cross-platform app using Xamarin.Forms and Azure for use in the Point-in-Time Count, a major one-night survey of homeless persons. The app provided a dynamic questionnaire on a mobile screen based on survey questions pulled from the cloud.

Microsoft teams up with Vacay to provide scalable Web Apps and a build system for Android development

Retail & Consumer Goods
Apr 28, 2017
Microsoft partnered with Vacay to provide scalable Web Apps in Azure App Service and a build system for Android development in Visual Studio Team Services.

Creating an interactive dashboard for the LogiCloud supply-chain platform

Logistics
Apr 27, 2017
LogiCloud and Microsoft worked together to bring an interactive dashboard to its supply-chain collaboration platform with the use of Power BI Embedded.

Youdao Dictionary uses Desktop Bridge to bring their Win32 application to the Windows Store

Media & Cable
Apr 27, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with NetEase Youdao to bring the popular dictionary app, Youdao Dictionary, to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) by using Desktop Bridge.

Using Azure Functions to improve provisioning of new SaaS customers for DSC

Professional Services
Apr 25, 2017
Scalability and availability are important in cloud services, but so is affordability. By using Azure Functions, Data Systems Consulting lowered the cost of provisioning new customers.

Financial Express uses Power BI Embedded to help customers explore large volumes of financial information quickly and easily

Professional Services
Apr 25, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with ISV Financial Express to help them use Power BI Embedded to encourage customers to explore large volumes of financial information quickly and easily.

Kingston Technology streamlines mobile DevOps with Visual Studio Team Services

Discrete Manufacturing
Apr 21, 2017
Kingston Technology wants to ensure the quality of their Xamarin apps and efficiently deliver the apps to their employees. Visual Studio Team Services enhances their process and easily integrates with MacinCloud, Xamarin Test Cloud, and HockeyApp.

Orchestrating and scaling Icebird's game server with Docker and Azure

Entertainment
Apr 21, 2017
Game developer Icebird Studios was looking for a way to orchestrate and scale its game server globally. A hackfest with Microsoft helped identify a solution using Docker, Azure, and DevOps practices, which resulted in a reliable way to deploy new infrastructure to Azure.

Quantum puts its Astro Reality solution backend on Azure App Service

Education
Apr 21, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with Quantum Technologies, an Astro Reality company, to develop a backend server to host their services and create a management portal for operators to configure systems and update content.

Wind turbine inspections with Xamarin and Azure App Service

Power & Utilities
Apr 20, 2017
In this study, we developed and de-risked the WindInspector application suite, which contains a Xamarin tablet app, a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop app, and an Azure App Service backend.

Buy your friends a drink with this Liquid Greetings app built with Xamarin and Azure

Retail & Consumer Goods, Media & Cable
Apr 19, 2017
Liquid Greetings and Microsoft built a mobile app using Xamarin and Azure that will allow subscribers to treat their friends to their favorite beverages.

Netpartners adopts Power BI Embedded to easily deliver customized sales reports to its customers

Telecommunications, Discrete Manufacturing, Process Mfg & Resources
Apr 19, 2017
Netpartners leveraged Power BI Embedded for its new Sales Assistant solution, which will deliver customized sales reports to hundreds of customers.

How Azure App Service is empowering SnapMD to 'conquer the last mile in healthcare'

Health
Apr 19, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with SnapMD—an LA-based startup—to migrate their technology stack from a private server to Microsoft Azure and to take advantage of Azure platform-as-a-service features to host their core workloads.

Azure Functions and Cognitive Services help BlueBolt automate document classification for searching

Professional Services
Apr 19, 2017
Using a solution that leverages Azure Functions and Cognitive Services, a BlueBolt Solutions search product allows users to define search elements across extensive collections of articles and automatically assign tags, potentially saving hundreds of work hours.

Adding IoT presence sensors to the Ryoka Systems room-availability solution

Facility Management
Apr 19, 2017
By adding data from IoT presence sensors, Ryoka Systems enhanced their meeting-room availability solution.

CADEX moves to 3D visualization and conversion as a service

Discrete Manufacturing, Professional Services
Apr 18, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with CADEX, a CAD data-conversion company, to help migrate its 3D visualization/conversion software to Azure.

Building a connected bat IoT solution with Future Technologies in Sport

Entertainment
Apr 17, 2017
Microsoft joined Future Technologies in Sport, Inc (FTIS) to develop an IoT solution that reduces latency in gathering feedback for both technique and performance during practice sessions for sporting professionals.

RealBox uses the Azure platform to create prime choices for cinema customers

Hospitality & Travel, Retail & Consumer Goods
Apr 17, 2017
RealBox Data Analytics, working with Microsoft, developed an end-to-end solution for a cinema to enable its customers to order food from their personal devices and enjoy a comfortable movie-going experience.

A DevOps hackfest helps xenodata lab migrate from GCP to Azure and enable automated deployment

Professional Services
Apr 13, 2017
At a recent DevOps hackfest, Microsoft helped xenodata lab migrate to Azure and create a continuous integration/continuous deployment pipeline to enable automated deployment using Visual Studio Team Services.

How Zerotech is using Azure services to develop a smart pocket drone

Retail & Consumer Goods
Apr 10, 2017
Microsoft helped Zerotech devise an IoT solution to create a smart pocket drone and add fun features based on Azure back-end services.

DevOps practices help Lab4U speed up releases of scientific apps for students

Education
Apr 7, 2017
Lab4U wanted to streamline its dev process to speed up new releases of its science education apps. Working with Microsoft, Lab4U was able to implement DevOps practices that cut its sprint cycle time by half.

Improving user experience with the Norsk Tid solution by implementing Xamarin app functionality

Professional Services
Apr 6, 2017
Time management supplier Norsk Tid joined Microsoft in a hackfest to implement new app functionality such as geolocation, notification, and a widget, in addition to setting up new DevOps practices.

How Azure IoT Hub helped Homebase quickly motor down its product roadmap

Professional Services
Apr 5, 2017
In a joint development effort, Microsoft worked with Homebase to develop the next stage of its product roadmap, demonstrating how Homebase could leverage Azure IoT Hub and Azure Stream Analytics to store, analyze, and act on IoT data.

Using robots and an IoT solution, Avatarion helps sick children stay connected

Health
Apr 4, 2017
Avatarion Technology is running a pilot project that helps hospitalized children stay in touch with home and school through the use of robots. It needed a way to collect telemetry data from the robots and interact with them remotely. Working with Microsoft, they turned to an IoT solution using IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, and Power BI.

Using Power BI Embedded, Asseco can modernize visualization for effective service processes

Professional Services
Apr 3, 2017
Microsoft assisted Asseco Solutions in extending a service application with modern visualization built on top of Power BI Embedded in Microsoft Azure. The complex visualizations provide a set of views on IoT data generated from machines located at customer venues.

How TBS embedded Power BI reports in a Silverlight application

Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 31, 2017
This project had the key goal of switching all SSRS reports into Power BI reports and using Power BI Embedded to display these reports in a Silverlight application. It also implemented the key feature of allowing users to upload and instantly view their own Power BI reports in the web application.

Building an IoT solution with PeakUp to improve management of poultry houses

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Discrete Manufacturing
Mar 30, 2017
PeakUp, together with Microsoft, developed a "connected chicken" IoT solution using Azure services that will enable central monitoring and better control of conditions in poultry farms.

Building white-labeled LiveArena video-streaming apps for mobile and Xbox

Media & Cable
Mar 28, 2017
LiveArena delivers a video recording product that makes it easy, efficient, and affordable for companies to produce their own TV channels and provide on-demand videos. Microsoft partnered with LiveArena and Triona to write mobile front ends and Xbox apps using Xamarin.

Développement d’un connecteur Office 365 Groups avec Jamespot

Professional Services
Mar 28, 2017
Dans un soucis d'efficacité, Jamespot et Microsoft se sont associés pour développer et fournir aux clients Jamespot, un connecteur Groups Office 365, alliant sécurité, robustesse et efficactité.

Smooth Windows 10 migration for desktop RPG Tale of Wuxia from BianFeng

Entertainment
Mar 27, 2017
Bypassing the need to upgrade the game engine, BianFeng brought their famous game to the Windows Store by using the Desktop Bridge and guidance from Microsoft.

Enhancing the software development process by implementing DevOps at IMSS

Health
Mar 27, 2017
Mexico's IMSS agency is implementing processes to manage its complex systems and comply with government requirements. In this project, Microsoft worked with an IMSS team to adopt DevOps practices for Java projects.

Beijer and Microsoft explore ingestion of massive amounts of car-sensor data into Azure

Logistics
Mar 24, 2017
Beijer Automotive and Microsoft conducted a hackfest to determine whether it is possible to send very large amounts of data to Azure and to receive and process that data. Beijer needed a solution for ingesting car-sensor data into Azure in order to turn the data into useful information and alerts.

Bringing Musixmatch to the Windows Store by using Desktop Bridge

Entertainment
Mar 23, 2017
Musixmatch, one of the most popular lyrics apps worldwide, leveraged Desktop Bridge to bring their Win32 application to the Windows Store. The app was developed with Electron; read on for an explanation of the conversion process.

Using Power BI to provide reports for research labs with RockStep

Facility Management
Mar 22, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with RockStep to deliver real-time IoT data to their labs through Power BI Embedded.

Smart Helmet by Cybercom: A civil-works management and monitoring solution on Azure

Facility Management, Security
Mar 21, 2017
Smart Helmet, built by Cybercom, helps make construction sites safer by providing live, wireless monitoring, panic buttons, and multiple sensors. The solution sends telemetry from an LPWAN to the cloud and processes data in Azure.

Using Azure Functions to enable real-time notifications on demand

Logistics
Mar 21, 2017
KingwayTek, the top navigation and map-service provider in Taiwan, is developing a personalized driving-experiences system. With Microsoft, they identified the appropriate Azure services to enhance data flow.

Migrating the We Carpool platform PHP back end to Azure

Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 20, 2017
When We Carpool wanted to migrate its platform PHP back end to Azure, Microsoft helped with the solution. The platform now has continuous delivery from Visual Studio Team Services to Azure.

Using IoT in building management to bring energy savings to Taka Solutions customers

Power & Utilities
Mar 17, 2017
Taka Solutions implemented a building energy-management IoT solution that uses Azure IoT Hub and Stream Analytics to centralize telemetry from multiple buildings for visualization and analytics. Its ultimate goal is to reduce the world's energy consumption.

A hackfest helps ENGIE GEM begin to migrate its applications to Azure

Professional Services
Mar 15, 2017
Microsoft France and ENGIE Global Energy Markets partnered to migrate the first of its applications to Azure. Leveraging Azure App Service and Azure Functions, the hackfest team also addressed topics such as security, scheduled execution, and monitoring.

CIMTOPS uses sensors and Azure IoT Hub to monitor NC machine tools

Process Mfg & Resources, Discrete Manufacturing
Mar 15, 2017
Microsoft worked with CIMTOPS to create a IoT solution that remotely monitors numerically controlled machine tools.

Accelerating deployment at JYP Entertainment by implementing DevOps best practices

Entertainment
Mar 14, 2017
JYP Entertainment wanted to speed deployment and better handle unexpected bursts of traffic. A DevOps-focused hackfest with Microsoft delivered impressive results.

Creating an automated build pipeline with Azure for GoodbyeWorld Games

Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 14, 2017
With help from Microsoft, GoodbyeWorld Games implemented a DevOps solution that automated its build process, speeding up and improving its development pipeline.

Automating cloud deployments using Azure Resource Manager and Puppet with RISCO

Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 14, 2017
RISCO Group and Microsoft built a web portal for deploying cloud environments in a one-click process using Azure App Service, Azure Resource Manager, and Puppet.

Adding interactive reports to ZingHR human-resources solution

Professional Services
Mar 12, 2017
ZingHR teamed up with Microsoft to bring interactive reports to their HR application by using Power BI Embedded.

CGI Federal improves efficiency and quality of its ProperPay offering through DevOps

Professional Services
Mar 12, 2017
As it moves to embrace Microsoft Azure, CGI Federal seized upon the opportunity to leverage new tools and approaches to optimize the software lifecycle for its products, both in the cloud and on-premises.

Building an interactive tutorial player with MakersKit using Azure App Service and Azure Media Services

Media & Cable, Education, Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 9, 2017
MakersKit, a do-it-yourself project kit startup, joined with Microsoft to build a custom tutorial player using Node.js and Socket.io hosted on Azure App Service and Azure Media Services.

Helping Plas.md create an IoT solution for BioNautica, an interactive therapy app

Health
Mar 9, 2017
In this joint development effort, Microsoft teamed up with Plas.md, a Philadelphia startup, to help prototype an IoT solution for their exercise and physical therapy application, BioNautica.

How View360 is using Power BI Embedded to improve its telecom tower monitoring solution

Telecommunications
Mar 8, 2017
Microsoft joined up with View360 Technologies to design, deploy, and render Power BI Embedded reports to reduce development efforts, provide flexibility, and improve the customer experience.

Tajfun uses Azure IoT services to enhance its forestry products business

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Mar 8, 2017
Microsoft worked with Tajfun in Slovenia to develop a multitenant Azure-based solution for its machines that can help lumberjacks and forest owners increase productivity and returns while reducing maintenance and operations costs.

SERAKU turns to PaaS for greater scalability of its farming service

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Mar 3, 2017
SERAKU and Microsoft reconfigure an agricultural cloud using IoT Hub and Stream Analytics, aiming to facilitate a growing number of users and reduce operational costs.

Using Power BI to provide reports for the Ritter Quote Engine

Insurance
Mar 3, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with Ritter Insurance Marketing to bring Power BI analytics to customers using its Quote Engine service.

Nexosis is building automation into their move to Microsoft Azure

Retail & Consumer Goods
Mar 2, 2017
Nexosis wants to optimize the time a new feature takes going from ideation and into their customers' hands, using the DevOps practices of Infrastructure as Code, continuous integration, and automated testing.

How KPMG is using Power BI Embedded to develop a secure, flexible analytics platform

Health
Mar 2, 2017
Microsoft partnered with KPMG Healthcare to help develop an analytics platform that provides a secure front-end reporting solution with Power BI Embedded. This platform makes actionable insights available to a wide range of care staff.

Redoop simplifies deployment of big-data solution with Resource Manager, publishes to Marketplace

Professional Services
Feb 28, 2017
Redoop and Microsoft, working together, used Azure Resource Manager templates to help customers quickly and easily deploy Hadoop clusters and large-scale nodes. This team effort also enabled Redoop to publish its solution to the Azure Marketplace in China.

Learning from a microservices/mobile hackfest with Setouchi Holdings

Discrete Manufacturing, Logistics
Feb 28, 2017
Setouchi Holdings needed to improve the scalability of their pipeline. CI&T, Creationline, and Microsoft used the Web Apps and API Apps features of Azure and Visual Studio Team Services to quickly solve pain points.

Implementing continuous deployment for Rockmetric using VSTS and Packer

Professional Services
Feb 23, 2017
DevOps practices help B2B startup Rockmetric reduce deployment time from days to minutes using VSTS and Packer. This report details the implementation and the business impact of establishing key DevOps practices for Rockmetric.

Using Azure App Service to develop a conference-management system for AnRuiZhuoYue

Media & Cable, Logistics, Professional Services
Feb 23, 2017
Digital marketing provider AnRuiZhuoYue worked with Microsoft to develop an intelligent conference-management system with facial registration and check-in functions, based on a WeChat app and using Azure App Service features.

Partnering with CAST to extend and migrate CAST Highlight from AWS to Microsoft Azure

Professional Services
Feb 21, 2017
CAST Highlight is a solution that measures the risk, complexity, and cost of application portfolios. CAST and Microsoft added rules that assess the ability of codebases to migrate to Azure—and then moved the solution itself to Azure.

Implementing A/B testing for Catraca Livre using open-source technologies on Azure

Media & Cable
Feb 20, 2017
Microsoft and Rivendel joined efforts to provide Brazilian news website Catraca Livre with the means to perform A/B tests for ad placement optimization using OSS technologies on Azure.

Developing the next generation of smart monitoring solutions for chicken farming

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Feb 17, 2017
New Hope Liuhe, a leading Chinese agricultural company, reached out to Ye Fan Technology and Microsoft for an IoT solution that could provide automatic, real-time remote monitoring and environmental control of chicken farming facilities.

Developing a WeChat digital-marketing management system with Senparc

Professional Services
Feb 17, 2017
Microsoft collaborated with Senparc, a development partner of WeChat (the most popular digital-marketing channel in China), to develop a digital-marketing management system based on the WeChat app.

Using DevOps practices with ADAM Software to accelerate developer ramp-up

Retail & Consumer Goods
Feb 15, 2017
ADAM Software and Microsoft worked together to optimize ADAM Software's build and release pipeline. This report details the DevOps practices that were implemented for a complex Smart Content Hub marketing solution.

How Azure empowers EDP Software to keep its customers on time

Professional Services
Feb 15, 2017
Together with Microsoft, EDP Software moved its workforce-scheduling system to a PaaS solution, allowing it to concentrate on the project as opposed to the infrastructure.

DevOps practices help startup Alterbooth focus on the essentials for an upcoming launch

Professional Services
Feb 13, 2017
Microsoft and Alterbooth conducted a joint hackfest to introduce DevOps practices into Alterbooth's new sauce-ordering and customizing service.

Power BI Embedded, IoT, and Machine Learning for brain thermal pattern recognition with BTT

Health
Feb 13, 2017
Microsoft worked with BTT Corp to develop a solution to help with brain thermal tunnel pattern recognition.

Building an IoT solution for Chongqing Gas Group Corporation with JCBLE

Power & Utilities
Feb 11, 2017
JCBLE, in cooperation with Microsoft, developed an IoT solution that reduces operating and maintenance costs for civilian natural-gas usage.

How OpportunitySpace is boosting the effort to restore neighborhoods with a Xamarin.Forms mobile app

Retail & Consumer Goods
Feb 9, 2017
This article details the implementation of a cross-platform mobile application built in Xamarin that takes vector map data from an API and renders it using Xamarin.Forms.

Improving scalability and customer analytics for the Tofugear retail platform

Retail & Consumer Goods
Feb 9, 2017
Tofugear, an IoT startup, worked with Microsoft to re-architect its Omnitech retail platform solution, gaining both scalability and a dashboard for improved customer analytics.

Enhancing the ArabSea SMACC system by using Azure Functions

Professional Services
Feb 6, 2017
ArabSea, an SMB financial-solutions provider, migrated Windows services from IaaS to PaaS using Azure Functions. The result: enhanced efficiency of both development and operation.

Future Standard changing image analytics with serverless platform

Discrete Manufacturing
Feb 4, 2017
Future Standard offers a one-stop IoT solution for collecting, analyzing, viewing, and acting on data with ease. To offer customers an Azure-based solution, Future Standard and Microsoft created a prototype during a two-day hackfest.

Building a 'big data' platform for the GTI Smart City solution

Facility Management, Security
Feb 4, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with GTI, a leading IoT platform and service provider headquartered in Beijing, to develop the "big data" platform used in its Smart City solution, which enables data-driven city operation.

Finding missing kids by harnessing Azure Functions

Public Safety
Jan 31, 2017
Alongside members of the City of Calgary and Calgary Police, Missing Children Society of Canada partnered with Microsoft in an innovation workshop to understand how Azure Functions, Xamarin, and DevOps best practices can better address their need to quickly provide police with information about children who are reported missing.

Using Xamarin, HockeyApp, and Azure App Service to power operations behind Chefs For Seniors

Professional Services
Jan 27, 2017
Microsoft and Chefs For Seniors teamed up to build a Xamarin app and website that would facilitate chef operations. The Xamarin app shows chefs the menus they need to prepare for their clients and provides them grocery lists with the ability to mark items as purchased.

Transnet improves logistics through DevOps and an IoT remote monitoring solution

Logistics
Jan 26, 2017
Transnet delivers thousands of tons of goods across South Africa. It aims to innovate fast and provide quality solutions. The introduction of DevOps will help reduce costs of delivering products, and creating new, scalable IoT solutions will help Transnet leverage the company assets more effectively.

Building an automated process for Homitat to send messages to Office 365 groups

Professional Services
Jan 24, 2017
Homitat was looking to automate sending comprehensive messages to Office 365 groups for subscribed users of its location-rating app for home buyers and renters. Microsoft helped integrate the group registration process into the Homitat website.

How Azure services can help Proxfinity migrate from retiring Parse

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jan 23, 2017
In a joint development effort, Microsoft worked with Proxfinity to develop a proof of concept that demonstrates how Proxfinity can leverage Azure IoT Hub and Azure Stream Analytics to support its migration from Parse.

Building Xamarin.Forms apps in Azure with Choice Customer Care

Health
Jan 20, 2017
Microsoft teamed up with Choice Customer Care to streamline the process of patients requesting help in hospital emergency rooms via a web-based API and a Xamarin.Forms cross-platform mobile application. This article describes the development process and the outcomes.

Building a telecom tower monitoring solution with View360 Technologies

Telecommunications
Jan 18, 2017
In this IoT hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with View360 Technologies to connect its telecom tower monitoring solution to the Azure cloud platform from AWS.

How Power BI Embedded helps MB3M provide a more dynamic reporting solution to its customers

Hospitality & Travel
Jan 16, 2017
MB3M worked with Microsoft to design a solution using Power BI Embedded that enhances a customer portal website and improves reporting options for travel agencies.

Chip-ing uses an Azure solution to help keep track of your golf ball while improving your play

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jan 13, 2017
Chip-ing is building a smart, connected golf ball. This article describes the PoC created during a hackfest with Microsoft for acquiring, storing, and analyzing the data captured by the golf ball and the accompanying mobile app.

Implementing Power BI Embedded into its Zonza app helps Hogarth's customers monitor their marketing content

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jan 11, 2017
In a joint effort with Microsoft, Hogarth built out a proof of concept with Power BI Embedded inside its Zonza digital asset management application to give customers more information about the assets they store.

Accelerating and scaling social integration of newcomers to Sweden with Kompis Sverige

Nonprofit
Jan 9, 2017
Learn how the Bestie app allows Kompis Sverige to accelerate and scale its work to integrate people who have found safety in Sweden. This solution is powered by components such as Azure App Service and Power BI Embedded.

Modernizing customer support through augmented/virtual reality and DevOps

Professional Services
Jan 9, 2017
Developing cross-platform AR apps is much more effective with a valid DevOps chain in place. That's why RE'FLEKT and Microsoft teamed up to implement an end-to-end solution.

How Hark replaced IaaS with Azure App Service

Health, Professional Services
Jan 7, 2017
Hark is an IoT startup that moved from using traditional IaaS to Azure PaaS, enabling it to concentrate on its application rather than the infrastructure.

Designing a scalable, affordable cloud solution for Blue Frog's Buddy, the companion robot

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jan 6, 2017
As Blue Frog Robotics prepares to deploy Buddy, the companion robot, it staged a hackfest with Microsoft DX France to design and build a cloud solution that is economical while providing the optimum level of services.

Mise en place d'une plateforme d'hébergement web automatisée basée sur Docker, pour ENGIE LAB CRIGEN

Power & Utilities
Jan 6, 2017
Pour les besoins du centre de recherche ENGIE LAB CRIGEN, Microsoft les a accompagné dans la mise en place d'une plateforme d'hébergement d'application totalement automatisée et basée sur des conteneurs Docker, dans Microsoft Azure.

Building a sustainable, scalable solution with Geratriz to measure utility use at shopping malls

Power & Utilities
Jan 5, 2017
O projeto WeMeter da Geratriz tem como objetivo fornecer uma clara ideia de consumo de Utilities como energia, gás, agua e diesel. Depois de uma primeira implementação, os resultados não foram os esperados, tendo sido criada uma nova abordagem baseada em cloud. Este projeto visava reduzir drasticamente custos de provisionamento, manutenção dos dispositivos físicos e atingir um nivel de escalabilidade que permitisse executar esforços de internacionalização já planeados. Adicionalmente foram definidos outros objectivos como a integração com parceiros da Geratriz (SenseWaves), para a análise de dados especializada no consumo energético.

Building a sustainable, scalable solution with Geratriz to measure utility use at shopping malls

Power & Utilities
Jan 5, 2017
Geratriz offers a platform to measure water and energy consumption at shopping malls. The company worked with Microsoft and ComOn to improve the platform's reliability and resilience while reducing operational costs.

EDP | Home Smartmeters

Power & Utilities
Jan 5, 2017
A EDP, um dos principais produtores de energia em Portugal, quer desafiar os startups a criar uma solução de baixo custo para utilizadores finais que permita aos clientes recolher dados sobre consumo de energia doméstica e explorar formas de utilizar a informação. A EDP decidiu que a melhor abordagem para tal desafio seria através de um hackathon público, e sua equipe trabalhou com a Microsoft para se preparar para o evento.

Xamarin helps Captio solve a well-known productivity blocker: expense reports

Professional Services
Jan 3, 2017
Microsoft worked with Captio to move its expense reporting app to Xamarin.Forms and restructure its Azure architecture, improving efficiency and ease of use.

How an Azure cloud-based solution can help Maria Furniture to automate its workflow

Discrete Manufacturing
Dec 29, 2016
A team from Microsoft and Maria Furniture Factory jointly developed a cloud-based prototype of a reporting system. The hackfest-created solution is designed to bring the benefits of automation to the workflow.

Azure helps Ingenu customers push IoT device data into the cloud

Retail & Consumer Goods
Dec 29, 2016
Microsoft worked with Ingenu to help customers using Ingenu's RPMA-based "Machine Network" get device data into Azure.

Building a Xamarin.Forms mobile app that lets Shelfie connect charities with donors

Retail & Consumer Goods
Dec 29, 2016
See how a hackfest helped Shelfie develop a cross-platform mobile app to expand its solution for publicizing and participating in fundraising opportunities.

Hendrick Motorsports jumps into Xamarin and Azure to increase mobility

Entertainment
Dec 27, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports to expand the capabilities of its crew chiefs with a cross-platform mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

Setting up an IoT architecture to help S3 Innovate explore cost-efficient ways to expand its room-monitoring solution

Facility Management
Dec 26, 2016
This report describes how green solution provider S3 Innovate and Microsoft evaluated the feasibility of using an ESP8266 microcontroller-based IoT device gateway for remote monitoring of meeting rooms to better manage energy consumption.

A DevOps hackfest helps Millennium move to a Resource Manager model, including access control

Professional Services
Dec 23, 2016
In this DevOps hackfest, Microsoft worked with Millennium to integrate an Azure Resource Manager model into an existing custom Azure services provisioning system that was based on an Azure Service Management model.

How modern IoT technologies are being used to monitor the ancient Mitreo archaeological site

Facility Management
Dec 21, 2016
Researchers at Politecnico di Milano worked with Microsoft to develop a way to remotely monitor conditions at the Mitreo archaeological site in Rome.

How Azure App Service can create a better experience for Topgolf customers and staff

Entertainment
Dec 21, 2016
Topgolf and Microsoft worked jointly to prototype a new system based on Azure App Service to analyze the game play of Topgolf visitors and enable future customer-facing apps. This article describes the development process and the results.

Automating Arena's CI/CD pipelines with Azure App Service and GitHub

Media & Cable
Dec 20, 2016
In this joint development effort, Microsoft teamed up with Arena to streamline Arena's deployment process to staging and ultimately production using Azure App Service.

Implementing DevOps practices with Axonize to enhance build and release

Professional Services
Dec 19, 2016
Axonize and Microsoft teamed up to optimize Axonize's build and release pipeline. This report details the DevOps practices that were implemented for their complex IoT solution.

FuseThru devises a prototype for a Smart Building system using IoT components

Facility Management
Dec 15, 2016
In this joint development effort, Microsoft teamed up with FuseThru to prototype a new system used to monitor atmospheric variables, both inside and outside of the Flatiron Building in Atlanta, GA.

Building a Xamarin app with Urban Refuge

Public Safety, Logistics
Dec 12, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Urban Refuge to give urban refugees in Amman, Jordan, access to local assistance opportunities via a Xamarin cross-platform mobile application.

Building an IoT solution for research labs with RockStep

Facility Management
Dec 10, 2016
RockStep, along with Microsoft, developed a multitenant IoT solution that reduces operating and maintenance costs for clinical trial customers.

How Regatta's IoT solution helps rowers work out and compete

Health
Dec 10, 2016
In this project, Microsoft worked together with startup Regatta to create a software solution for its new group rowing studio.

마이크로소프트 Azure Web App과 Function App을 이용한 실시간 & 배치 예측 분석 솔루션 구축

Entertainment
Dec 8, 2016
This is a Korean-language version of the Nexon hackfest report.

How Azure Machine Learning and Web Apps help Nexon to improve its game AI

Entertainment
Dec 8, 2016
Nexon, a leading online game publisher, and Microsoft conducted a hackfest to find ways to improve AI to make the game experience more captivating for players.

Hykso: Sending punches to the cloud

Entertainment
Dec 8, 2016
Hykso makes a device that boxers and MMA fighters can use to capture performance data, helping them to measure and improve their punching skills. In a hackathon with Microsoft, a joint team broke new ground by enabling Hykso to tackle a multi-user scenario with Azure Event Hubs and Stream Analytics.

Partnering with ICEBERG to migrate an ice hockey analytics system to the cloud

Entertainment
Dec 2, 2016
An ice hockey analytics system was a difficult candidate to move to the cloud. Here's how a team from ICEBERG and Microsoft made it work.

Using IoT to detect water leakages with Powel

Facility Management
Nov 29, 2016
During a hackfest with Microsoft, Powel implemented an IoT solution to help municipalities discover water leakages early, potentially saving resources and money.

Building a real-time ECG device back end with Agatsa

Health
Nov 29, 2016
In this IoT hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with Agatsa to build a cloud back-end service that can work with Sanket, their ECG device.

Building a PhoneGap API with Intupower

Education, Professional Services
Nov 28, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Intupower to build an Azure App Service API that is integrated with Office 365 services and Microsoft Graph API. The API will be the backbone for a PhoneGap mobile app.

How FishAngler extended their mobile application using Azure Functions

Media & Cable
Nov 28, 2016
In this App Service hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with FishAngler to replace existing worker roles and extend functionality of their mobile app using Azure Functions.

Smart, connected IoT golf grip with PGA Tour professional Bryson DeChambeau and Microsoft partner Sensoria

Discrete Manufacturing
Nov 23, 2016
This article explains the work done between Microsoft partner Sensoria and the Microsoft Developer and Evangelism Team on the smart, connected golf grip for PGA golfer Bryson DeChambeau.

Using Azure Functions to facilitate human connections with Twister Labs

Media & Cable
Nov 23, 2016
At a recent hackathon in San Francisco, Microsoft teamed up with Twister Labs—a San Francisco-based startup—to migrate their stack from Parse.com to Azure and to leverage Azure's platform-as-a-service features for their core workloads. Over the course of the two days, we migrated their stack to Azure App Service and built two Azure Functions to power an interpersonal communication feature in their app, Dostt.

An IoT solution to improve and expand the SkyAlert seismic warning system

Public Safety
Nov 23, 2016
The most important action for a seismic warning system is to send alerts as quickly and accurately as possible. Microsoft worked with SkyAlert to devise an IoT solution for improving and expanding their earthquake alert system.

Una solución de IoT para mejorar y ampliar el sistema de alerta sísmico de SkyAlert

Public Safety
Nov 23, 2016
La acción más importante para un sistema de alerta sísmica es alertara a los usuarios tan pronto como sea posible. Un valor añadido es poder alertar con precisión la intensidad del terremoto que viene y retener las alertas de las zonas donde no se sentirán. Microsoft se asoció a SkyAlert para ayudarles a mejorar y ampliar su sistema de alerta mediante una solución de IoT.

Building an innovative car-tracking system with Things Expert

Telecommunications
Nov 21, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Things Expert to develop a car-tracking solution for use by car rental companies. This article describes the general execution and the results.

Using Azure Functions to create an attendance-taking app for Illinois Tech

Education
Nov 21, 2016
This article provides an overview and learnings from the Illinois Tech hackfest using Azure Functions, WPF, ClickOnce, and Azure Web Apps to build an RFID-reading student attendance app.

Using Power BI to provide reports for SureSpot's personal parking assistant

Retail & Consumer Goods
Nov 21, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with SureSpot Inc. to bring Power BI reports to customers using its online parking reservation service.

Improving water monitoring through DevOps practices with Powel AS

Power & Utilities, Government
Nov 19, 2016
Microsoft worked with Powel to establish DevOps practices for a new SmartWater solution.

Genomics startup Rex streamlines front-end deployment with Azure Web Apps

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Health
Nov 17, 2016
Animal health and genomics startup Rex joined Microsoft to investigate how moving to Azure could streamline the development and deployment cycle of web applications built on Python and Angular.

Monitoring office asset use for improved facility management with Yanzi, Coor, and Intel

Facility Management
Nov 17, 2016
Microsoft, together with Yanzi Networks, Coor, and Intel, created an IoT solution for facility management. The goal was to create a template and simulated solution that new customers can use as a starting point for new implementations.

Making an IoT solution more SaaS-ready at a hackfest with Quarta and TechnoKom

Logistics
Nov 8, 2016
Microsoft joined Quarta Technologies and TechnoKom in a hackfest to develop the IoT gateway for a TechnoKom solution.

Developing a smart vending machine solution for Gump Come

Retail & Consumer Goods
Nov 8, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Gump Come, a provider of smart vending machines, to develop a way to monitor the working status of its machines and to get real-time information on replenishment needs.

IoT pH flow controls and automation with Costa Farms

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Nov 3, 2016
This article showcases IoT setup for Costa Farms using the Atlas Scientific pH Sensor and Adafruit Feather M0 Wifi with the Arduino IDE, sending pH messages to Microsoft Azure.

Xamarin helps Liquid Daffodil make fanband available on multiple platforms

Retail & Consumer Goods
Nov 3, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Liquid Daffodil to bring their top-rated app to iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

Streamlining delivery pipeline for IaaS and PaaS deployments with DevOps at Unit4

Professional Services, Retail & Consumer Goods
Nov 3, 2016
Microsoft worked with Unit4 to establish DevOps practices.

How Azure Web Apps and DevOps help Roomsy make changes faster with lower risk

Hospitality & Travel
Oct 27, 2016
Canadian startup Roomsy partnered with Microsoft in a hackfest to learn how Azure Web Apps and DevOps best practices could better address their need to quickly make changes to infrastructure and code when their clients need the support most. Read about the solution and how it was implemented.

Building an Office 365 Connector for Groups with Wiretap

Professional Services
Oct 26, 2016
In this joint development effort, Microsoft teamed up with Wiretap to prototype a new product feature to streamline the process of managing security and policy related violations in the enterprise social network monitoring platform. In this article, we describe the development process and the outcomes.

24COMS: Automating and optimizing multi-platform delivery through a DevOps hackfest

Media & Cable, Logistics, Health
Oct 19, 2016
24COMS, together with Microsoft, changed their software delivery process from a manual fragmented model to a DevOps-inspired approach. This article describes why and how they went through this change, what benefits they were able to get from it, and how Visual Studio Team Services enabled them to achieve their goals.

How Hark used cloud native services and DevOps to accelerate time to market

Health, Professional Services
Oct 19, 2016
Hark is an IoT startup that needed an automated build and release pipeline to accelerate delivery of its IoT monitoring solution. Microsoft joined Hark to design the required pipelines and to implement them in VSTS.

Learning from a DevOps Hackfest with a Leading Professional Services Provider

Professional Services
Jul 1, 2016
In this DevOps Hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with a leading provider of professional services to improve their development processes with a focus on automated testing and release management. We describe the process and the result in this article.

Learnings from a DevOps hackfest with Orckestra

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 30, 2016
This article is aimed at sharing the learnings from the DevOps Hackfest with Orckestra.

Learnings from a DevOps Hackfest with Azzimov

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 30, 2016
This article is aimed at sharing the learnings from a DevOps Hackfest with Azzimov.

Learnings from a DevOps Hackfest with Genetec

Retail & Consumer Goods
Jun 21, 2016
This article is aimed at sharing the learnings from the DevOps Hackfest with Genetec.

Visibility, CI, and RM with Exaktime

Discrete Manufacturing
Jun 20, 2016
Exaktime improves their CI, CD, and Release Management DevOps practices, decreases lead time, and improves visibility into their entire pipeline with Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft guidance.

Learnings from a hackfest with NEC Solution Innovators

Retail & Consumer Goods
May 27, 2016
In this DevOps hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with NEC Solution Innovators to hack Docker and HashiCorp products on Azure.

Learnings from a DevOps Hackfest with Karadamedica

Health
May 24, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Karadamedica to hack integrated Microsoft DevOps technologies on Azure.

Learnings from a DevOps Hackfest with a major ISV

Media & Cable
May 24, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with a major ISV to identify and improve the company’s DevOps practices, with a focus on monitoring. Together they came up with a solution that provides multiple DevOps benefits, including Application Performance Monitoring, Automated Deployment, and Usage Telemetry.

Continuous Delivery with Amadeus

Retail & Consumer Goods
Apr 5, 2016
Microsoft teamed up with Amadeus in November 2015 to help them begin a DevOps journey, assess where they could make improvements with the most impact, and implement recommendations to better deliver value to their customers.

Learning from a DevOps Hackfest with Foize

Media & Cable
Mar 7, 2016
In this DevOps Hackfest, Microsoft teamed up with Foize to hack a component of a popular Foize solution, 24Coms. We describe the process and the result in this article.

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