Series trailer: Innovating the future


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The focus is typically on innovation, imagination, and alternative perspectives—all of which result in groundbreaking ideas and projects.

Right now, Microsoft’s focus is offering assistance to people and organizations in the midst of the COVID-19 situation.

CEO Satya Nadella acknowledges the need for everyone who is able, to step up: “No one company is going to solve a challenge like this alone, and it’s going to take the private and public sectors working together to turn the tide on COVID-19,” he wrote in an email to employees. He added that the corporation views its responsibilities seriously, and that it will continue to use the tools and digital capabilities to address the widespread challenges.

It’s inspiring to see how so many organizations and individuals have determined ways in which they can help humankind. They are empowering others to achieve more—and right now, that means helping others operate while their daily lives are drastically altered.

Watch this short video. What types of alternative perspectives can help us during this disruption? Are innovation and imagination more valued now than ever before?

Customer Story: SitePro


SitePro is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for their oil and gas customers. To do this, they needed to be as agile and as informed as possible. They moved to Azure to enjoy the freedom and possibilities of the cloud.

Customer story: iSalon


For UK-based business iSalon, protecting sensitive customer data is their top priority. iSalon provides software and management systems to over 2,000 hair salons, and most of their customers are small business owners who have poured their life savings into their companies.

iSalon depends on security technology from Microsoft 365 Business to defend against information loss and cyberattacks like malware and malicious URLs. And with employees scattered across the UK, collaboration and productivity tools keep employees connected and engaged.

GEICO turbocharges insurance innovation with Microsoft Cloud


Insurance customers want the ability to buy and be serviced from anywhere, at any time. To meet this desire, GEICO decided to focus on two key aspects: abandoning its legacy infrastructure and focusing on digital transformation from a customer engagement perspective.

Watch this video to learn how GEICO evolved from a traditional, silo-based infrastructure to an integrated, automated, and collaborative model. This transition allowed for increased flexibility and productivity thanks to a DevOps approach using Microsoft Azure.

The NQCranes Story—Game Changing Microsoft Cloud ERP


Stephen Goodson, IT manager at NQCranes, worked with his Microsoft partner to envision and create an ideal tomorrow for his company—a future that successfully connected their 60 technicians to their more than 15,000 pieces of equipment. After trying several different applications, Microsoft 365 Business Central was the only whole platform that could be fully integrated to meet their needs.

After choosing Microsoft 365 Business Central, the comprehensive, cloud ERP platform for mid-sized enterprises, the entire company was able to access data quickly, eliminate many manual processes, and improve visibility across all reporting.

Microsoft Teams delivers healthy, real-time global collaboration for Heart Research Institute (HRI) in Australia


Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death, a statistic that Australia-based Heart Research Institute (HRI) is working diligently to change. Dedicated to saving lives and minimizing the impact of heart-related illnesses on patients globally, HRI is involved with over 150 international research projects each year which require frequent collaboration with other researchers from around the world–a necessity often hampered in the past by the institute’s outdated, unsecure, and largely underused collaboration tools.

All that changed when Microsoft partner Dimension Data deployed Microsoft 365 across HRI, with Teams at the heart of the organization’s communications. With Microsoft 365 and Teams, HRI can now compare results, share data, and collaborate on documents in real time with researchers in different countries and hemispheres, representing a critical first step for HRI toward realizing the promise of the modern workplace.

Watch and share this short video to learn how Microsoft 365 and Teams are enabling cutting-edge communication for a cutting-edge research facility.