Inside Microsoft’s Latest Innovations in Payments and Retail

Want a “window” into what’s next for Microsoft in payments and retail? got an exclusive look at the powerhouse’s point-of-sale innovations at the National Retail Federation’s 100th “Big Show” earlier this month in New York.

Vic Miles, Industry Technology Strategist for Microsoft, explores why adding payment functionality to tablet computing can provide a huge boost for retailers. He also reveals how Microsoft’s retail products are helping customers bring together all the plastic they have in their wallets.

Click here to read PYMNTS’ live blog from this year’s NRF conference.


National Retail Federation’s 100th Annual Convention & Expo


Sunday, Jan. 9

1) Using Mobile Payments to Increase the Base of Contactable Customers (9 a.m.)

The Golden Rule of mCommerce  

Astounding Figures on the Growth of Mobile Banking



Why Mobile Could Be the Ultimate Cross-Channel Marketing Tool

What Consumers Want Out of Retailers’ Mobile Apps

90% of Consumers Would Pay for Mobile Payment Options


2) Target and ConAgra Foods on Converting Social Media Activity into Sales (10 a.m.)

3) First Data’s Security Panel Offers Tips for Protecting Your Business (11:30 a.m.)

4) IBM on How to Capitalize on the Smarter Consumer (1:45 p.m.)

5) SAP Examines Precision Retailing and the Mobilized Consumer (3 p.m.)

Monday, Jan. 10

1) Deloitte VP Offers Suggestions for Harnessing Power of Technology in Retail (10:30 a.m.)

2) Macy’s, Tesco and Food Lion Executives Analyze Evolving Retail Landscape (11:45 a.m.)

3) Why Bankers Might Not Be Fond of the Tesco Credit Card (12:15 p.m.)

4) Greetings from the Floor at NRF! (1:45 p.m.)

5) Social Commerce: Is It Worth the Effort? (2:45 p.m.)

6) iPad Retail Apps: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down (3:15 p.m.)

7) Steve Madden and Golfsmith’s Biggest mCommerce Mistakes of 2010 (4:30 p.m.)

8) Merchants’ Perspective on Formulating an mCommerce Strategy (4:45 p.m.)

9) Introducing the 3D Fitting Room (5 p.m.)

10) Google ‘Locates’ New Multichannel Shopping Feature (5:30 p.m.)

NRF Final Thoughts: Looking Ahead to the Next 100 Years in Retail 


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