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Microsoft Empowers Windows, iOS, Android, Mac & Linux Developers To Reach Billions Of New Customers

At its annual developer conference, Microsoft announces the empowerment for Windows, iOS, Android, Mac and Linux developers with new toolkits, tools, cloud and productivity services designed to allow them to reach billions of new customers.
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Story: SAN FRANCISCO – April 29, 2015 – Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced new toolkits that will help developers bring their code for web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10. At its annual developer conference, Microsoft also announced new Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build rich apps with Office 365.
Windows 10 Offers Developers Unique Scale and Innovation OpportunitiesNew toolkits will enable more developers to reach Windows 10 customers, using one universal Windows Store and one codebase for all Windows 10 devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Microsoft HoloLens, Surface Hub, and, soon, Xbox One and Raspberry Pi. These toolkits will enable developers to bring their code for web, .NET, Win32, iOS and Android to Windows Store in Windows 10 with minimal code modifications.

 

Windows Store will offer a single unified experience for Windows 10 customers across devices and make finding great content easier than ever – across apps, games, music, video and other content. Transactions will take advantage of a range of popular payment options including; carrier billing through 88 mobile operator billing connections, credit cards, AliPay, gift cards and even Bitcoin. USA Today, WeChat, Disney, NASA, Netflix and Twitter are a few of the partners referenced in the keynote already building apps for the Windows Store.

 

The company also showcased innovations with the new Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge (formerly code named “Project Spartan”); demonstrated how Continuum will let people use their phones as PCs for productivity through easy connections to a mouse, keyboard, and monitor, or entertainment via connection to big screen experiences*; and announced Cortana integration into apps.
Showcasing the overall breadth of the Windows opportunity for developers, the company declared its ambition to have one billion active Windows 10+ devices in its FY18.

 
Microsoft shared the progress it has made in fewer than 100 days since unveiling Microsoft HoloLens – the world’s first untethered holographic computer powered by Windows 10 – and showcased how customers like Trimble, Case Western and Cleveland Clinic are using this innovative new technology.

 

Azure and Visual Studio Help Developers Build Intelligent Apps on Multiple Platforms and Devices

Microsoft previewed Azure SQL Database elastic databases which offer ISV’s and developers the ability to price and scale elastically across large pools of databases so they can cost effectively offset resource consumption.  To help developers manage massive datasets Microsoft released a preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, the industry’s first enterprise-class cloud data warehouse that can grow, shrink, or pause in seconds.  Microsoft also introduced Azure Data Lake, an open and massively scalable data repository that supports petabyte size files and provides high speed integration with Azure HDInsight, Azure Machine Learning, Cloudera and Hortonworks to quickly derive insights from vast amounts of data.

To help every developer be more productive, Microsoft announced new best-in-class tools and runtimes for multiple platforms and devices. In preview on Windows, Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code is a free code-focused editor optimized for web and cloud applications. Furthering its work with open source and .NET communities, Microsoft released a preview of the .NET Core for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate, which makes it easier for developers to build and deploy applications to Windows, Linux, iOS and Android platforms.

 

Office gives developers opportunities to reach more users and build intelligent solutions

Microsoft introduced more ways for developers to reach 1.2 billion Office users, including the new Office Graph API, expanded add-in capabilities for the iPad and Outlook, and unified APIs. The Office Graph API allows customers and developers to access, add to, and build with the Office Graph, an intelligent store of Office 365 user, service and relationship data. Unified APIs across OneNote, Outlook and OneDrive, combined with the Office Graph will enable developers to help consumers and organizations take advantage of some of their most valuable and useful data.

Shows: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 29, 2015) (WAGGENER EDSTROM COMMUNICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT – ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITES) (English) SATYA NADELLA, MICROSOFT, CEO, SAYING:
Bite #1 – “It is our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Bite #2 – “Windows 10 represents a new generation of Windows built for an era of more personal computing, from Rasperi Pi to the Holographic computer, where the mobility of the experience is what matters not the mobility of the device.”

Bite #3 – “We are opening up the office user experience for all of your applications in fundamental ways.”

Bite #4 – (a demor on stage with Satya, not Satya’s voice here) – “So here is an add in that Uber has built that I can set an uber ride reminder to show up ahead of time and make sure I get to where I need to go.”

Bite #5 – “This fundamental platform shift of Office, where the users, the one billion plus users of Office are available for you as developers. The symantically rich graph that is available for you to consume and extend and to drive additional engagement through intelligence we believe is going to change the very fundamental nature of what Office is.”

Bite #6 – “At the core of our company is empowerment, empowering us all.”

2. (SOUNDBITES) (English) TERRY MYERSON, EVP, OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP, SAYING:

Bite #1 – “Now the third technology I am announcing today will enable developers to reuse nearly all of the Java and C ++ code from an Android Phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.”

Bite #2 – “So today we are announcing that you will be able to compile the same objective c code that’s being used in iOS applications within Visual Studio or on Windows.”

3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE BELFIORE, CVP, OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP, SAYING:
Bite #1 – (sign comes up that reads Microsoft Edge) (clapping) – “Microsoft Edge is the browser built for Windows 10 and it will be available on the widest range of Windows 10 devices and for us the name refers to the idea of being on the edge of consuming and creating.”

4. (SOUNDBITES) (English) ALEX KIPMAN, TECHNICAL FELLOW, MICROSOFT, SAYING:

Bite #1 – “Windows Holographic embraces this notion of experiencing life in three dimensions, by mixing digital content right into your world right into your life.”

Bite #2 – (this isn’t Alex, it’s someone demoing on stage with him) – “So all I need to say is follow me , now wherever I go in my house my entertainment tags along.”

Bite #3 – (not Alex, same demo person) – “I simply place it and I can scale it as big as I want (clapping).”

Bite #4 – (not Alex, demo person on stage) – “B15 wake up, say hello to the real B15, because every Windows 10 device has APIs for human and environment understanding.”

5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SCOTT GUTHRIE, EVP, CLOUD AND ENTERPRISE GROUP, SAYING:
Bite #1 – “The opportunity to build applications that can change the world has never been greater. Each of you now has access to cloud resources that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There’s never been a better time to be a developer.”

6. B-ROLL

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World’s Largest Volunteer Movement Celebrates 100 Years Of Surf Lifesaving Championships

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
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20th April 2015: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia:

Vision: Competitors on the beach at North Kirra on the Gold Coast. Ironman and Ironwoman events, board races, black and white historic footage of Surf Life Saving in Australia.

Story: Boasting ones of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, there are a staggering 100 million visits to Australian beaches every year.

But once upon a time Australians were banned from swimming at their magnificent beaches in daylight hours. Thankfully more than 100 years ago those laws were changed and the world’s largest volunteer movement was born, Surf Life Saving Australia.

Today 167,000 members volunteer their time to keep swimmers from around the world safe in the surf.

“People come from around the world to catch a glimpse of our famous beaches and we’re making sure they’re safe when they do that,” says 21 year old Jordan Mercer, a second generation life saver.

In a spectacular display of the incredible fitness and skills of these men and women, each year they gather to compete in the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, in the largest event of its kind in the world.

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

“Right from the early days in 1915 when this event first started it was about honing the skills to be life savers on beaches, to protect the communities in the water,” says Nathan Hight, General Manager, Capacity and Capability, Surf Life Saving Australia.

The event has grown every year. With 7,000 members aged from 5 to almost 100, descending on two kilometres of Queensland’s Gold Coast beaches for 400 events.

The highlight of the competition is the Iron Man and Iron Woman events. In this gruelling test of life saving skills, athletes have to complete three legs of an ocean course, paddling surf skis and boards, swimming as well as sprinting along the beach.

“This is our stage to prove all of our hard work throughout the season,” says Jordan Mercer whose own father was an Iron Man champion.

Ian Hanson a Surf Life Saving Club member for many years says it’s all about practicing for real life rescues “they’re the fittest men in the world fittest women in the world and it really does play a major part in what they do when the real life stuff does happen.”

Competing in amongst them all, is legend of the sport Grant Kenny. Surf Life Saving runs through his veins, his father Hayden was the first ever Iron Man champion.

Kenny made headlines winning both the Junior and Open Iron Man Australian titles as a 16 year old in 1980, on the same day. He then went on to compete in two Olympics as a Kayaker, taking out a bronze medal.

“If you look at what life saving represents its what I think people internationally think about Australia perhaps its because it’s what they see a lot of and it’s what a lot of our great tourism icons are focused around,” says Grant.

Kenny now competes in the Masters division of the Australian Championships, taking out this year’s Iron Man title at 50.

“I happen to think this beach right at the southern end of the Gold Coast in fact the very southern end and eastern most part of Queensland is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this is just a fantastic day, it’s post card but it’s often like that here.”

They’re supreme athletes and then there’s your average men and women who each weekend become everyday heroes.

“I almost drowned and the life savers rescued me. I thought good enough for them to do it for me, good enough for me to do it for everyone else,” says Ian Hanson.

97 years young, James Doherty joined Surf Lifesaving movement in 1935. You can still find him on the beach at the Australian Championships as a race official for the Surf Boats Competition.
“It becomes a lifestyle for you being a life saver, it doesn’t matter whether you just do patrols on the beach you’re a life saver anywhere in your life,” says James.

And then there are those life savers who were once one of the thousands of tourists being watched over, like Shun Nishayama from Kanagawa in Japan, competing at the titles for Queensland’s North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club.

Says Shun “I was working as a firefighter in Japan and then I quit and I came here to pursue a dream. Queensland has beautiful ocean, surf and kind people and weather.”
Sun drenched beaches, bright blue skies, crystal clear surf and bronzed bodies, this sporting event is about as Australian as Australia gets.

“There’s something unique about surf life saving, its not just a sport, its an important iconic humanitarian organisation that saves people’s lives and that’s what bonds us all together,” says Nathan Hight.

For more information:

Surf Life Saving Australia
Website: www.sls.com.au

Contact:
Nelson Hall, Tourism and Events Queensland
E: nelson.hall@queensland.com
T: +61 (0)7 3535 5027, M: +61 (0)439 356 176

Interview Talent Details (in order of appearance in shotlist)1. Jordan Mercer (21 yrs old) – She is seen here competing in the board relay.

2. Shun Nishayama from Kanagawa in Japan, competing for North Burleigh SLSC.

3. James Doherty (97 yrs old). Ex surf boat captain and official for surf boats competition.

4. Nathan Hight, General Manager, Capacity and Capability, Surf Life Saving Australia.

5. Grant Kenny OAM Ironman Legend.

6. Ian Hanson, member of Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club
Shows:

0:00 Wide shots of North Kirra beach with competitors

0:20 Surf Ski competitors paddling in to the beach

0:31 Male competitors diving in to surf

0:39 Male competitors on the beach looking out to the ocean

0:43 Male competitors starting race from the beach running in to the ocean with rescue boards

1:05 Male competitors riding boards in to beach and running on the sand for rescue board relay

1:18 Next team in relay run into water

1:26 Twin ski paddlers with IRB (inflatable rescue boat) jumping over wave

1:30 Shot of Jordan Mercer about to start rescue board relay race

1:35 Female competitors start board relay race – Jordan closet to camera

1:41 Female competitors paddling boards in the ocean

1:49 Vision from the ocean (Go Pro) of female competitors paddling boards

1:56 Race vision of above

2:09 Female competitors paddling boards into shore with Gold Coast high-rise buildings in the background

2:17 Go Pro Vision from the water of female competitor running in to the shore

2:22 Female competitor running across the finish line

2:28 Jordan’s team hug after race – 3rd position

Interview Jordan Mercer (21 yrs old)
2:33 This is our stage, I guess, to prove all of our hard work throughout the season but what it comes back to is that we’re lifeguards we’re lifesavers and right around Australia our huge coastline there is surf clubs that are patrolling our beaches and keeping people safe

2:51 People come from around the world to just catch a glimpse of our famous Australian beaches and we’re making sure they’re safe when they do that.

3:00 Vision of beach with competitors and water craft

3:06 Female competitors riding boards in to the shore

3:16 Start of Iron Man race, Japanese lifesaver, Shun Nishayama, closest to camera

3:25 Male competitors paddling boards, various shots

3:41 Male competitors out of water and running up the beach

3:50 Shun Nishayama exits water

3:55 Male competitors on swim leg of Ironman heat

3:59 Male competitors running up the sand for surf ski leg of Iron Man

4:08 Vision of single surf ski racing

4:16 Go Pro vision of competitors rounding ocean marker in surf ski race

4:22 Leader in single surf ski leg coming into beach

4:29 Male competitor crossing finish line

4:36 Shun Nishayama crosses the finish line

4:45 Wide shot of beach and sun with competitors in the water

4:51 Single surf ski competitors in the water with yacht in background

Interview Shun Nishayama from Kanagawa in Japan, competing for North Burleigh SLSC
4:57 I was working as a firefighter in Japan and then I quit and I came here to pursue the dream

5:08 grab in Japanese from above

5:17 I’m loving life saving the ocean, surf, because I was born near the ocean in Japan and Queensland has beautiful ocean surf and kind people and weather and so on

5:27 grab in Japanese from above

6:01 High shot of North Kirra beach with competitors in the ocean

Interview James Doherty (97 yr old)
6:20 It’s a pleasure and it becomes a lifestyle for you being a life saver, it doesn’t matter whether you just do patrols on the beach you’re a lifesaver anywhere in your life

6:41 James watching competition with his son Jim

6:55 Surf boats on the shore starting a race, turn markers

7:18 Surf boats riding waves back in to the shore

Interview Nathan Hight, General Manager, Capacity and Capability, SLSA
7:32 There’s something really unique about surf lifesaving, its not just a sport, its an important iconic humanitarian organisation that saves people’s lives and that’s the thing that bonds us all together so I think, right from the early days in 1915 when this event first started it was about honing the skills to be able to be lifesavers on beaches, protect the communities in the water and then the sporting side has been the test of that.

7:54 People give up their free time because they’re passionate about the coast not only are they passionate about the coast but passionate about promoting the coast and ensuring that people have a safe time, as a lifesaver myself, the power and motivation of saving someones life in the surf and knowing the impact that has on their family and the community is a huge, huge amount, sense of pride in doing that and that is shared by every lifesaver around Australia.

8:19 Red and Yellow ‘Surf Lifesaving’ flag in the wind
Interview Grant Kenny

8:28 If you look at what lifesaving represents its very much what I think people internationally think about Australia and perhaps its because its what they see a lot of and its what some of our great tourism icons are focused around and the beach, and I happen to think this beach here at the southern end of the Gold Coast in fact the very southern most and eastern most part of Queensland is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and this is just a fantastic day, its post card but its often like this here
Interview Ian Hanson, member of Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club

8:59 I almost drowned once at Queenscliffe and the lifesavers rescued me and I thought good enough for them to do it to me good enough for me to do it to everyone else and I’ve been involved in a lot of rescues around Australia and overseas and its been part of my family culture for many years and just so proud to be an Australian lifesaver

9:18 What they are doing here, they’re practicing for what they do on weekends and they’re the fittest men in the world, fittest women in the world and it really does play a major part in what they do when the real life stuff does happen

9:30 Mute – undated Black and white historic footage and stills of lifesaving over the years in Australia

9:56 ENDS

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Burberry Celebrates “London In Los Angeles” At Griffith Observatory

Burberry celebrates fashion, music, and Britishness at an exclusive event to be staged at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on 16 April 2015.Guests included Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn, with live music performances from British acts including Tom Odell, Clare Maguire and Benjamin Clementine.The event also marked the launch of its new flagship store on Rodeo Drive that opened in November.

The event, hosted by Burberry’s Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey, will took place at the iconic venue in Griffith Park marking the first time a British luxury brand has used the location to celebrate Los Angeles and its communities.

Christopher Bailey said,
“It is an incredible honour and a huge privilege to be able to bring a little bit of Burberry’s hometown of London to such an iconic venue in the heart of Los Angeles. Griffith Observatory is a truly inspiring place and I would like to thank the City for allowing us to host our event there.”

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, said;
“I’m excited to welcome Burberry to the City of Angels. Los Angeles is where the world comes to introduce what’s next – and as the apparel capital of the United States, our city is the ideal setting for iconic and innovative brands like Burberry to shine.”

To celebrate the opening of the brand’s flagship and the Griffith Observatory event, Burberry is proud to be working with the non-profit group Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) on a series of funded projects over the next two years.

 
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Winners Of The Laureus Sports Awards 2015 Revealed In Shanghai Ceremony

SHANGHAI, April 15, 2015 – The world’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic, the Germany World Cup football team and brilliant young athlete Genzebe Dibaba were the big winners as the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards were unveiled in Shanghai.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his second Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award after another brilliant 12 months which featured a second Wimbledon victory. He said: “This is probably the crown of my 2014 season that has been highlighted with winning Wimbledon, regaining No.1 in the world and becoming a father. It has probably been my best year so far in my life.”Oliver Bierhoff, manager of the Germany team, was at the Awards Ceremony to receive the Laureus World Team of the Year Award following the historic victory last year when Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup in South America. It was Germany’s fourth World Cup triumph.Bierhoff said: “At the final whistle we were together on the pitch, the coaches, players, team staff members, it was such a connection amongst us. For the coaches and some of the players and me it was a ten year project. And we were so happy at this moment.”Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba was named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year after breaking three world records in different events in two weeks. She is only the third person in history to achieve this feat, along with athletic giants Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt.The Laureus World Sports Awards are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners are chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 50 of the greatest living sportsmen and sportswomen. Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Since its inception, Laureus has raised €60 million for projects which have improved the lives of millions of young people.

There was an emotional welcome from the guests at the Awards Ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre for South Africa’s Schalk Burger, who won the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award after recovering from life-threatening meningitis to win his place back in the Springboks rugby team.

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo was named winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award after a brilliant rookie season in which he won three Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull. He said: “The year was awesome, one of those years which I think was as good as it could get without actually winning a title. Definitely a breakthrough in my career.”

There was a double success for the United States with wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden winning the Laureus Disability Award and Alan Eustace receiving the Laureus Action Sports Award after his record-breaking freefall from the edge of space.

Host nation China was celebrating after the Laureus World Sports Academy gave two special Awards. Retired tennis star Li Na, who has fostered a dramatic growth of the sport in China after winning two Grand Slam championships, was given the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award, while basketball legend Yao Ming, who had a stunning career with Houston Rockets until he retired in 2011, was honoured with the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award.

During the event, it was also announced that Yao Ming and Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar had been elected the newest members of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

The Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented to the worldwide skateboard programme Skateistan, which uses skateboarding as the means to change young people’s lives in countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

The globally televised Laureus World Sports Awards was hosted by British film and TV actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Among the presenters were Hollywood legend Bill Murray, star of iconic films such as Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Hyde Park on Hudson, Henry Cavill, who played Superman in the film Man of Steel, multi award-winning Korean actress Ha Ji-won, and actress and model Karolína Kurková.

The Awards Ceremony is attended by legends of sport past and present and celebrates the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year. The Host Partner of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards is Chinese textile and wool company HengYuanXiang Group (HYX), and the event has received the strong support of the Shanghai Municipal Government.

The Laureus World Sports Awards were announced in seven categories. The full list of winners is:

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Genzebe Dibaba

Laureus World Team of the Year: Germany Men’s Football Team

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Daniel Ricciardo

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Schalk Burger

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Tatyana McFadden

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Alan Eustace

There are three additional Awards: the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award was presented to Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming, the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award was given to retired tennis star Li Na and the Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented to the worldwide skateboard programme Skateistan.

 

Source: MALLARD PRODUCTIONS LTD

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Microsoft And Customers To Release New Digital Solutions In Hannover Messe

Microsoft and customers including Lotus F1, Fujitsu Ltd, Miele, ThyssenKrupp and KUKA Robotics showcase their new high-tech solutions to create more efficiencies in their business and improve customer experiences.
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Story: Today, the world’s largest industry fair Hannover Messe kicked off. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming agriculture, the future of automotive and innovative technology in the home.
Microsoft and customers including Lotus F1, Fujitsu Ltd, Miele, ThyssenKrupp and KUKA Robotics are showcasing their new high-tech solutions to create more efficiencies in their business and improve customer experiences.You will find b-roll of:Connected Car – Today, only 20% of vehicles are connected, but in the next 3-4 years that number is expected jump to around 80%. The connected car experience is the future of the automotive industry – offering new revenue streams and changing the relationship between automakers and drivers.

 

– With the power of cloud computing, data analytics and intelligent devices, Chinese automaker Qoros offers an advanced vehicle telematics system that taps into Microsoft Azure to provide communications, entertainment and location-based services anywhere in the world.

 

– Lotus F1 brought all aspects of its business and processes into one solution that runs on Microsoft Dynamics AX. They’re able to fine tune how they drive business from – managing design, manufacturing and testing of the 20,000-plus parts on each car to analyzing real-time data from the race track.

 

Digital farming – One example is Fujitsu, growing lettuce for kidney dialysis patients using sensors and cloud technology, collaborating with Microsoft. This IoT approach could increase production by as much as 50 times while keeping consumer prices affordable.

 

Connected home – Miele is working to build connected products for the home. For example, users can browse recipes on Miele’s website and choose from different meals. After selecting a recipe, the necessary food preparation stages are downloaded to the user’s smartphone or tablet and, through the cloud, the user’s oven is programed to cook the specific meal based on temperature, cooking time, humidity, and other factors.

 

Connected building – Tired of the elevator being out of order? Elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp is using IoT technology to connect and monitor its systems, increasing both reliability and safety of its elevators.

 

Artificial intelligence – the next generation of human-robotics with the KUKA Intelligent Industrial Working Assistant. The robot is able to sense its way around a complex task and perform precise automation movements in a safe and secure way.

 

More details below –

THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS BRINGING A NEW REVOLUTION TO BUSINESS
Microsoft and Customers are Releasing New Digital Solutions for Business & Consumers at Digital Factory Fair in Hannover Messe

 

Soundbites:

– Caglayan Arkan, General Manager of Worldwide Manufacturing, Microsoft

– Kaori Matsushita, Head of Microsoft Global Strategic Alliance, Fujitsu Ltd. (English & Japanese)

– Dominik Boesl, Corporate Innovation Manager, KUKA Robotics

– Dr. Eduard Sailer, Executive Director of Technical Affairs, Miele

– Ling Bai, Director of Connected Services, Qoros

The Internet of Things is transforming the way companies worldwide plant crops, assemble products and maintain machinery and at the world’s largest industry fair, Hannover Messe, these companies are showcasing how they are improving efficiencies, bringing quality products to market faster and taking their products to the next level with Microsoft technologies.

Major companies including Fujitsu Ltd., an information and communications technology provider, Miele, the world’s top manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances, KUKA Robotics, a leading creator of industrial robots for factory automation, and Qoros, a Chinese automaker, are integrating IoT into how they do business and what they’re offering to consumers.

 

Here’s a few examples of this innovation:

Connected Cars: The connected car experience is the future of automotive industry. Qoros Automotive which, launched in 2007 as a new Chinese automaker, has created a vehicle telematics system built on Microsoft technology that delivers communications, entertainment and location-based services anywhere in the world.

Digital Farming: Fujitsu is using sensors, Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1, including tablets and the IoT services of the FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M platform to control the environment in pristine greenhouse facilities that produce a special kind of lettuce for people with kidney disease. Their solution allows farmers to collaborate with engineers and care for plants remotely. Fujitsu thinks that greenhouses using this IoT approach could increase production as much as 50 times.

Connected Homes: Miele is working to build connected products for the home. For example, users can browse recipes on Miele’s website and after selecting a recipe, the necessary food preparation stages are downloaded to the user’s smartphone or tablet and, through the cloud, the user’s oven is programed to cook the specific meal based on temperature, cooking time, humidity, and other factors.

Connected Buildings: ThyssenKrupp is using IoT technology to connect and monitor its systems, increasing both reliability and safety of its elevators. Using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, ThyssenKrupp is establishing a completely new preventive maintenance system. Instead of responding to problems, service engineers can now access real-time data and take measures to prevent elevator breakdowns.

Artificial Intelligence: KUKA Robotics has used the Microsoft IoT platform to create a self-standing robot for assembly lines. The KUKA Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant Application will demonstrate how human-Robot collaboration can look in the future based on the assembly of domestic appliances.

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Nelson Piquet Jr. Wins 6th Round Formula E Race In Long Beach

After five thrilling races, producing five different winners, the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship took place on Saturday, April 4 2015, in Long Beach, USA.
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Story: After five thrilling races, producing five different winners, the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – took place on Saturday, April 4 2015, in Long Beach, USA, using a modified configuration of the iconic street circuit in South California. The one-day race event saw 10 teams and 20 drivers racing head-to-head in fully-electric single-seaters designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans, whilst promoting sustainability.Following the race, a highlights round-up VNR is available to download. This contains a variety of post-race driver interviews and reactions, the Friday shakedown, as well as scenic shots and all the atmosphere from the Long Beach ePrix. Also included is a round-up of the pre-event electric karting event involving Formula E drivers, members of the media and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.The piece is rounded-off with coverage from the championship’s FE School Series – a support race involving local students driving mini-electric cars – and the exclusive post-race party held on Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.

Shows: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA (APRIL 4, 2015) (AURORA MEDIA ON BEHALF OF FORMULA E – ACCESS ALL)

00.00.00 – 00.05.18 – Helicopter shot 100.05.18 – 00.17.11 – Helicopter shot 200.17.11 – 00.28.16 – Helicopter shot 300.28.16 – 00.36.00 – Pan down to track

00.36.00 – 00.45.12 – FanBoost banner on track

00.45.12 – 00.52.10 – Long Beach Formula E banner on track

00.52.10 – 00.57.13 – Shot of Queen Mary ship

00.57.13 – 01.03.01 – Flags and flowers

01.03.01 – 01.27.24 – California flag

01.27.24 – 01.11.13 – Focus pull of Go Kart helmets

01.11.13 – 01.21.10 – Go Kart instructor giving pointers to drivers

01.21.10 – 01.28.03 – Bruno Senna having a laugh

01.28.03 – 01.31.03 – Baby watching with mother

01.31.03 – 01.37.06 – EJ giving it large

01.37.06 – 01.46.19 – Jerome D’Ambrosio Go Kart interview

01.46.19 – 01.55.00 – Scott Speed loving tyres

01.55.00 – 02.42.11 – Go Kart racing shots

02.42.11 – 02.45.24 – Alejandro Agag cheering on

02.45.24 – 02.52.05 – Go Kart podium

02.52.05 – 02.59.18 – Panning shot of all the drivers

02.59.18 – 03.06.14 – Grid girls walking past

03.06.14 – 03.11.14 – Fans waving at camera

03.11.14 – 03.18.00 – Fans walking in eVillage

03.18.00 – 03.23.20 – Drivers in autograph session

03.23.20 – 03.57.15 – Oriol Servia press conference soundbite

03.57.15 – 04.30.22 – Michael Andretti press conference soundbite

04.30.22 – 04.54.10 – Dario Franchitti soundbites

04.54.10 – 05.57.02 – Shakedown shots

05.57.02 – 06.25.08 – FE School Series race shots

06.25.08 – 06.31.04 – FE School Series podium

06.31.04 – 07.59.03 – Nelson Piquet Jr soundbite

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