Category Archives : Partner

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Jun

Using natural language processing to manage healthcare records

The next time you see your physician, consider the times you fill in a paper form. It may seem trivial, but the information could be crucial to making a better diagnosis. Now consider the other forms of healthcare data that permeate your life—and that of your doctor, nurses, and the clinicians working to keep patients thriving. Forms and diagnostic reports are just two examples. The volume of such information is staggering, yet fully utilizing this data is key to reducing healthcare costs, improving patient outcomes, and other healthcare priorities. Now, imagine if artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to help the situation.

The Azure platform offers a wealth of services for partners to enhance, extend, and build industry solutions. Here we describe how SyTrue, a Microsoft partner focusing on healthcare uses Azure to empower healthcare organizations to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes.

Billions of records

Valuable insights remain locked in unstructured medical records such as scanned documents in PDF format that, while human-readable, present a major obstacle to the automation and analytics required. Over four billion medical notes are created every year. The clinical and financial insights embodied within these records are needed by an average of

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17

Jun

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 39

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-marketplace-new-offers-volume-39/We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 136 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Applications ACR Lift & Shift: Stratum ACR Lift and Shift is READ MORE

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17

Jun

Microsoft and Truffle partner to bring a world-class experience to blockchain developers

Last month, Microsoft released Azure Blockchain Service making it easy for anyone to quickly setup and manage a blockchain network and providing a foundation for developers to build a new class of multi-party blockchain applications in the cloud.

To enable end-to-end development of these new apps, we’ve collaborated with teams from Visual Studio Code to Azure Logic Apps and Microsoft Flow to Azure DevOps, to deliver a high-quality experience that integrates Microsoft tools developers trust and open-source tools they love.

As we looked at the open source projects for Ethereum-based blockchains, we saw Truffle addressing core needs of developers looking to create, compile, test, and manage smart contract code. We kicked off our relationship in 2018 by co-authoring guidance for using Truffle for consortium DevOps and incorporating Truffle-based tooling in our Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum.

This week, we doubled down on our relationship by announcing an official partnership between our organizations to bring Truffle blockchain tools for developer experience and DevOps to Microsoft Azure. This will manifest not just in Visual Studio and Azure DevOps, but also upcoming tools from Truffle such as Truffle Teams. Through this partnership, developers working in Truffle environments will have access to Azure

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13

Jun

Learn by example: How IoT solutions transform industries

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/learn-by-example-how-iot-solutions-transform-industries/

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13

Jun

Simplify B2B communications and free your IT staff
Simplify B2B communications and free your IT staff

Today’s business data ecosystem is a network of customers and partners communicating continuously with each other. The traditional way to do this is by establishing a business-to-business (B2B) relationship. The B2B communication requires a formal agreement between the entities. Then the two sides must agree on the formatting of messages. As a result, service delivery is often delayed by a few months. Due to the complexity, enterprises rely on IT staff to manage this data exchange between partners. The result is a slow order-to-cash process, poor customer experience, loss of market share, and delayed revenue.

The Azure platform offers a wealth of services for partners to enhance, extend, and build industry solutions. Here we describe how one Microsoft partner uses Azure to solve a unique problem.

B2B in need of a makeover

In today’s world, the traditional way of doing B2B is one area ripe for improvement. The old-fashioned delays and frustrating experiences make an enterprise tough to do business with. That experience can lead to competitors gaining an advantage if they offer better agility and faster partner onboarding. Adeptia is a Microsoft partner that is working to accelerate communication between businesses. Their solution promises to speed the integration between

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12

Jun

Accelerating smart building solutions with cloud, AI, and IoT

Throughout our Internet of Things (IoT) journey we’ve seen solutions evolve from device-centric models, to spatially-aware solutions that provide real-world context. Last year at Realcomm | IBcon, we announced Azure IoT’s vision for spatial intelligence, diving into scenarios that uniquely join IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and productivity tools. In the year since, we’ve progressed this vision by introducing new services designed to help enterprise customers across industries optimize the management of their spaces. Across Azure, Dynamics, and Office, Microsoft continues to accelerate results from a growing and diverse set of partners creating smart building solutions on our industry-leading enterprise platform.

This year we’ve returned to Realcomm | IBcon, joined by over 30 partners who have delivered innovative solutions using our spatial intelligence and device security services to provide safety to construction sites, operate buildings more efficiently, utilize space more effectively, and boost occupant productivity and satisfaction. Here we’ll tell you more about a selection of these smart building partners who are accelerating digital transformation in their industries.

Construction

IoT is an invaluable part of the smart building lifecycle, even before the building comes to fruition. On construction sites, it’s imperative for companies to prioritize employee safety while ensuring the job

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10

Jun

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 38

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-marketplace-new-offers-volume-38/We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 121 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Applications AGIR Segurança Cibernética – Certificação PCI DSS: Obtain PCI DSS READ MORE

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10

Jun

Update IoT devices connected to Azure with Mender update manager

With many IoT solutions connecting thousands of hardware endpoints, fixing security issues or upgrading functionality becomes a challenging and expensive task. The ability to update devices is critical for any IoT solution since it ensures that your organization can respond rapidly to security vulnerabilities by deploying fixes. Azure IoT Hub provides many capabilities to enable developers to build device management processes into their solutions, such as device twins for synchronizing device configuration, and automatic device management to deploy configuration changes across large device fleet. We have previously blogged about how these features have been used to implement IoT device firmware updates.

Some customers have told us they need a turn-key IoT device update manager, so we are pleased to share a collaboration with Mender to showcase how IoT devices connected to Azure can be remotely updated and monitored using Mender open source update manager. Mender provides robust over-the-air (OTA) update management via full image updates and dual A/B partitioning with roll-back, managed and monitored through a web-based management UI.  Customers can use Mender for updating Linux images that are built with Yocto. By integrating with Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service, IoT device identity credentials can be shared between Mender

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10

Jun

Compute and stream IoT insights with data-driven applications

There is a lot more data in the world than can possibly be captured with even the most robust, cutting-edge technology. Edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just two examples of technologies increasing the volume of useful data. There is so much data being created that the current telecom infrastructure will struggle to transport it and even the cloud may become strained to store it. Despite the advent of 5G in telecom, and the rapid growth of cloud storage, data growth will continue to outpace the capacities of both infrastructures. One solution is to build stateful, data-driven applications with technology from SWIM.AI.

The Azure platform offers a wealth of services for partners to enhance, extend, and build industry solutions. Here we describe how one Microsoft partner uses Azure to solve a unique problem.

Shared awareness and communications

The increase in volume has other consequences, especially when IoT devices must be aware of each other and communicate shared information. Peer-to-peer (P2P) communications between IoT assets can overwhelm a network and impair performance. Smart grids are an example of how sensors or electric meters are networked across a distribution grid to improve the overall reliability and cost of delivering

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04

Jun

Empowering clinicians with mobile health data: Right information, right place, right time

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/empowering-clinicians-with-mobile-health-data-right-information-right-place-right-time/

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