IIOT World Manufacturing & Supply Chain Days (Dec. 7-8th)
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At Microsoft, we take our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive work environment for all employees very seriously.

In keeping with this commitment, today we are announcing new steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, following a 2021 proposal that was approved by Microsoft's shareholders.

Based on this proposal, Microsoft's Board of Directors engaged the law firm of ArentFox Schiff LLP to conduct an independent review of the company's sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and practices. ArentFox has completed its work and has provided the Board with a report detailing its findings and recommendations. In addition, the Microsoft management team has prepared an implementation plan that addresses all the recommendations in the ArentFox report.


Although supply chain disruption is not new, its complexity and the rate of change are outpacing organizations' ability to address issues at a global scale.

Many solutions today are narrowly focused on supply chain execution and management and are not ready to support this new reality. Enterprises are dealing with petabytes of data, spread across legacy systems, Enterprise Resource Planning programs (ERPs), and custom solutions, resulting in a fragmented view of their supply chain.

Secure cloud, AI/ML and 5G.MIL solutions will unlock next-generation national security solutions

Lockheed Martin and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a landmark expansion of their strategic relationship to help power the next generation of technology for the Department of Defense (DOD).

  • Classified Cloud Innovations:
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), Modeling and Simulation Capabilities:
  • 5G.MIL Programs:
  • Digital Transformation:

The game-changing agreement will span four critical areas for the DOD:


Microsoft Supply Chain Platform harmonizes the data estate, introduces 'command center' for enterprise supply chain

Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which helps organizations maximize their supply chain data estate investment with an open approach, bringing the best of Microsoft AI, collaboration, low-code, security and SaaS applications in a composable platform.

The company also announced the preview of Microsoft Supply Chain Center, a ready-made command center for supply chain visibility and transformation and part of the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform. Supply Chain Center is designed to work natively with an organization's supply chain data and applications, with built-in collaboration, supply and demand insights, and order management.


The Path To Marketplace Success Starts Here
Microsoft News, November 15th, 2022
I am honored to kick off our inaugural Marketplace Summit. For the first time, we are welcoming thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and Software as a service (SaaS) providers as we broadcast live from Microsoft Studios to share how we are committed to our shared success by helping ISVs maximize the marketplace opportunity.

The mass migration to the cloud since the pandemic is forcing an inflection point where customers are looking to optimize and streamline their investments - this creates an opportunity for SaaS providers and ISVs. Because of this growing demand for SaaS services, we are firmly committed to provide the right resources, tools and support to take advantage of these opportunities. Today, we are thrilled to announce the global public preview of the ISV Success Program. We are excited to offer this personalized support at the solution level and support every ISV to innovate on the Microsoft Cloud and rapidly go-to-market through the commercial marketplace.

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