Free resources to help you manufacture your transformation

AgricultureThe Modern Manufacturer’s guide to free Microsoft resources in Canada brings together some of the latest and greatest manufacturing resources the company has to offer, here on one page. You’ll find free ebooks, videos, software trials, customer stories, and useful links—all designed to help inform and enable your digital transformation strategy.

Free ebooks

Next-gen manufacturerThe next-generation manufacturer explores how you can transform into a digital business. Discover opportunities to grow, adapt, and evolve to the changing needs of your customers and realize your potential. (Requires registration) Link here.






Competing digital ageCompeting in the digital age of manufacturing explores how Microsoft Internet of Thing (IoT) solutions can help you optimize operations, gain competitive advantage, and engage increasingly demanding customers. (Requires registration) Link here.






Empowering Oil &; GasEmpowering the Oil & Gas and Mining Industry explores how digital transformation can create new opportunities for an industry under enormous pressure to change and showcases examples of Microsoft solutions in the field. (Requires registration) Link here.






Connected Field ServicesConnected Field Services Boost the Bottom Line explores how Internet of Things (IoT) solutions enable optimization and smarter decision-making to unlock new business models, better customer experiences, and growth. (Requires registration) Link here.

Events on-demand

If you missed the HANNOVER MESSE fair in 2017, you can catch up with Microsoft’s on-demand event experience. “Delivering Excellence in Digital Manufacturing” offers coverage from the event, plus associated videos, articles, and whitepapers on R&D, automation, and more. (Requires registration) Link here.

Tune into “Enabling Manufacturing Digital Innovation at Scale,” a webinar on-demand from New Signature, TwinThread, and Microsoft. Learn about the impact of variability on productivity and explore how you can leverage production-ready and scalable capabilities of an industrial platform to create value. (Requires registration) Link here.

Software trials

Office 365 empowers teams with the latest versions of classic apps, like Word and Excel, plus great business services, like email and video conferencing. Microsoft offers trials of Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. (Requires registration) Link here.

Dynamics 365 for Operations empowers manufacturers to work smarter with connected operations. Integrate and then optimize your planning, management, scheduling, and cost management. Microsoft offers a free 30-day trial. (Requires registration) Link here

Azure empowers technical pros to build, deploy, and manage technical solutions leveraging Microsoft’s global network of hyperscale datacentres. The Azure free account includes $250 credit to spend for 30 days and free Azure products for 12 months. (Requires registration) Link here.

Canadian customer stories

Plains Mainstream Canada creates a five-year digital transformation roadmap to achieve its strategic business goals and leverage its operational strengths.

Husky Injection Molding Systems embraces adoption and change management to ensure user acceptance of a transformative Dynamics platform.

WhiteWater, a global leader in water parks, uses Project Online, Microsoft Dynamics, and Power BI to increase collaboration and drive digital transformation.

Enbridge, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company, uses advanced analytics and Azure to safely connect people to the energy they need every day.

Helpful links

Microsoft Canada’s Enterprise Manufacturing & Resources

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

@msftmfg The official Twitter page for Microsoft’s worldwide industry group in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, high tech & electronics sectors.

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