Together, OSIsoft and Microsoft help empower enterprise manufacturers and utilities to gain a competitive advantage by presenting people with dynamic operational, business, and energy data they can use to make better-informed decisions while driving excellence across the value chain.

Nalco Company wins Manufacturing Leadership Awards
For their 'Refined Knowledge' solution, based on OSIsoft and Microsoft products, Nalco Company has won three—yes, three!—Manufacturing Leadership awards.

Nalco's unique solution claimed fame in three categories:
  1. Sustainability Award
  2. Next Generation Leadership & Culture Award
  3. Turnaround Award
Check out the Manufacturing Leadership Summit (April 29 –May 2, Palm Beach, FL)

OSIsoft joins Microsoft for the launch of SQL Server 2012
OSIsoft is a launch partner for the highly anticipated release of SQL 2012. Check out the online event at http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com/ and see the Operational Analytics you can achieve with the PI System and SQL 2012

OSIsoft Wins Sustainability Award!
Microsoft has announced the Partner Award winners for 2011 and OSIsoft has been selected as the “Sustainability Partner of the Year”. Selected from entries across the globe, OSIsoft's selection proves that the world is recognizing that PI and OSIsoft are foundational in enabling sustainability and driving innovation.

Click here for more information on the announcement: http://digitalwpc.com/Awards/2011-Awards?awardId=7&categoryId=78#fbid=SackJgY5ICL

Microsoft's information on their leading Environmental Sustainability partners: http://www.microsoft.com/environment/products-and-solutions/partner-showcase.aspx
Microsoft's Upstream Reference Architecture
Microsoft has released its Upstream Reference Architecture (MURA) to define and create new standards for integration in today's Oil&Gas industry.

Click here for a recorded demo on integrating data and visualization across ESRI geo-spatial maps, Orchestra search, OSIsoft's real-time data, and Microsoft's SharePoint.

More information on MURA can be found on the O&G industry site:
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/oil-gas/solutions/upstream-reference-architecture.aspx
The Smart Energy Reference Architecture
Microsoft's Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA) was created to help Utilities understand key technologies that will enable the Smart Grid. And of course OSIsoft’s PI System is a key component and the backbone for the tidal wave of data this architecture must handle.

The link to the SERA can be found on the Microsoft Utilities site:
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/power-utilities/default.aspx


Microsoft SQL 2012 Launch
March 7, 2012 - Virtual Launch Event

Join OSIsoft as part of the launch of SQL 2012, scheduled for March 7. With lots of online content, including a keynote by Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division, Microsoft. Go to http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com/ for the online launch!

See the new capabilities of the new Power View self-service Business Intelligence, and then talk to OSIsoft to learn how to combine the PI System and SQL 2012 into a powerful Operational Analytics solution.

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference
July 8-12, 2012 - Toronto

Once again, OSIsoft is sponsoring the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). This year, the festivities are in the great city of Toronto. Stop by the OSIsoft booth and say, "Hello." OSIsoft will have an easy-to-find booth and folks at the event happy to talk about our work with Microsoft.