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Microsoft OverviewAt Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 144,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.
- Cloud Revenue (as of 3/31/2023):$28.5B
- Cloud Services:SaaS,PaaS,IaaS
- CEO:Satya Nadella
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Cloud Wars Minute Guest host Tony Uphoff recounts Microsoft's embrace of OpenAI — in addition to internal tech — and calls it one of the most well-executed pivots ever.
AI/Hyperautomation Dynamics 365 Copilot is a versatile tool that can help with various business functions, offering capabilities to enhance efficiency and support in areas such as sales, marketing, customer service, and more.
AI/Hyperautomation "AI will eat software," says Microsoft's Charles Lamanna. It will be the main user interface, the main way logic is decided, and the main engine for digital solutions.
Data Modernization Informatica details the design partnership to integrate its Intelligent Data Management Cloud with the new Microsoft analytics platform.
Hyperautomation Minute Microsoft announced its Copilot and SharePoint integration that will bring new features including brand consistency capabilities and templates for creating pages.
AI/Hyperautomation In this CIO Summit moment, Microsoft WW Sustainability Industry Advocate Matthew Sekol discusses the intersection of sustainability, risk, and ESG.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans breaks down Q3 earnings call comments from Microsoft's chief executive about the company's top priorities around AI and cloud.
Cloud Wars Minute Bob Evans discusses Microsoft's top three priorities, as suggested by CEO Satya Nadella on this week's most recent earnings call.
Cybersecurity Minute The release of Microsoft's Security Copilot is only the beginning of generative AI use cases for cybersecurity tooling, says Chris Hughes.
CXO Microsoft's updates to its Azure AI Services for Health and Healthcare Cloud, set to be previewed at the HIMSS conference this week, signal a transformative leap forward.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans references a recent Reuters article in which Google Cloud VP "rips" Microsoft for stifling customer choices.
Cloud Wars As the pace of business accelerates, automating ERP processes helps companies remain competitive and achieve long-term success, says Kenny Mullican.
Hyperautomation Minute Microsoft recently released Dynamics 365 Copilot which will take businesses to the next level with artificial intelligence capabilities.
CXO In this Growth Swarm moment, Scott Vaughan explains how AI is evolving beyond chatbots and automation used for customer support to affect customer experience.
CXO "As a leader of a marketplace, which Microsoft is, you have a responsibility not to stall or confuse the marketplace, in communication, or lack thereof," says Tony Uphoff.
CXO John Siefert and Bob Evans discuss how the cloud and AI relate, given that Microsoft's CEO has positioned AI as the "next computing platform."
Cloud Wars Bob Evans looks at the comparative growth rates across the major providers of enterprise apps.
CXO AI is expected to grow immensely over the next half decade, and cloud services, which support so much the technology's "data gathering and crunching," along with it.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans offers his take on Satya Nadella's earnings calls and what Microsoft's emphasis on AI might mean for the cloud.
CXO Tony Uphoff explains why Microsoft's new focus on AI is history repeating itself, as the strategic move will shape the future of technology in similar ways as the Internet did three decades ago.
CXO In this Growth Swarm Moment, Bob Evans shares questions he sent to Microsoft about its view of artificial intelligence.
CXO The latest Growth Swarm podcast explores how human intelligence is being redefined in a world of increasingly ubiquitous artificial intelligence.
Cloud Wars Minute Bob Evans says that Microsoft needs to be more forthcoming and transparent about how it sees the role of AI and the cloud.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans discusses Microsoft's latest AI imperative and reviews the comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the matter.
Cloud Wars Minute In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob Evans reviews Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Q2 earnings call comments around its future in artificial intelligence.
Cloud Wars Bob Evans reviews the fiscal earnings for Microsoft's second quarter. The company is the first cloud vendor to top $100 billion in annual revenue.
Cloud Wars Minute While Microsoft's overall cloud business grew at a slightly lower rate than a year ago, its numbers remain impressive as the first cloud provider to earn over $100B.
Cloud Wars Minute Bob Evans looks at comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who plans to make strategic investments in AI after laying off 10,000 employees.
AI/Hyperautomation Will Microsoft invest $10 billion in OpenAI and its ChatGPT tool? Acceleration Economy's Aaron Back, Wayne Sadin, Tom Smith, and Toni Witt discuss the outcome of this potential investment.
Cloud Wars In this mainstage keynote, Rosie Mastrandrea, Senior Director of Sustainability Product Marketing, Microsoft, discusses the company's sustainability strategy.
Cloud Kieth Mercier and Amy Vener of Microsoft describe how Microsoft handles the retail industry's biggest challenges with its Microsoft cloud for retail in this Industry Cloud Battleground session.
Industry Cloud Battleground In this Industry Cloud Battleground session, Guy Bursell and Colin Masson describe how Microsoft solutions interconnect IT and OT and how the company addresses challenges in the manufacturing industry.
Cloud Wars Bob further details Microsoft's multi-billion-dollar deal with the London Stock Exchange Group, which includes a high-level deployment of Teams.
Cloud Wars Minute The deal's buyer-seller relationship demonstrates how Microsoft Teams is a robust platform that external organizations can use to co-create new solutions, applications, and workspaces.
Cloud Wars Bob details the megadeal between Microsoft and the Londan Stock Exchange Group, which is the latest example of a major cloud provider co-creating with key customers in this Cloud Wars News article.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, MIcrosoft Worldwide Financial Services-Americas Regional Business Lead Tony Evans explains how acceleration and aggregation of data heavily influence the the company's future, as competitive pressures fall on incumbent institutions.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Lindsay Berg explains how Microsoft's Power Platform is enhancing the user experience for companies such as EY, and providing fast application building through easy-to-use solutions.
Cloud Wars Microsoft's new deal with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to secure the city's water supply demonstrates the power of the cloud.
Cloud Wars Minute In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob explains a recent story posted to Microsoft's website, which explains the ERP deal that the company won in 2019. In this deal, Microsoft's client is New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, who aim to replace old mainframes in efforts to deliver fresh,...
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Microsoft's Tony Evans covers customer challenges such as quick reaction times, anticipating change, forging relationships, and adapting to workplace transformation.
Data Modernization Minute In Data Modernization Minute, Ep. 32, Wayne Sadin explains Microsoft's Power BI Suite within the context of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. The company's financial team has recently announced their adoption of this tool.
Cloud Wars Minute In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob explains the recent deal between Microsoft and Kyndryl, which gives business customers complete access to all of their data.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo moment, Guy Bursell shares real-world examples that demonstrate how Microsoft tech is used in immersive industrial Metaverse initiatives.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Colin Masson explains how Microsoft Cloud helps manufacturers tackle everything creating smart factory applications to supply chain issues.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Microsoft Global Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew discusses the company's healthcare-focused artificial intelligence and automation solutions.
Industries In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Guy Bursell explains Microsoft's approach to ensuring cloud and data security in the manufacturing industry.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars News Desk interview, Microsoft Global Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew discusses healthcare cloud solutions, becoming carbon-negative, and how virtual health is just the start of the industry's overdue digitization.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo News Desk interview, the Microsoft Senior Director of Product Strategy discusses the company's cloud solutions for banking, insurance, and other financial services companies.
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars News Desk interview, Microsoft manufacturing cloud execs Colin Masson and Guy Bursell discuss smart factories, sustainability, security, co-innovation, and industry-specific solutions
Cloud Wars In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, Microsoft's director of sustainability details the company's commitment to being zero-waste, carbon negative, and water positive by 2030.
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Founded in 1975, Microsoft is among the largest enterprise-technology companies in the world and is the largest enterprise-cloud vendor in the world. It has been #1 on the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for more than 2 straight years. Playing at all 3 layers of the cloud—IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS—Microsoft is able to address what it calls “the entire digital estates” of its business customers around the world. Since Satya Nadella become CEO in 2014, Microsoft has surged to the top of the cloud-computing industry by combining a broad and deep product lineup, an early and totally uncompromising commitment to hybrid-cloud computing, and highly innovative go-to-market strategies. Those include some unprecedented situations in which Microsoft first helps its corporate customers build unique applications or other solutions around Azure, and then helps those corporations sell their unique IP to other companies, thereby turning IP into revenue.