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  • The Future of Productivity and Office 365

    Dear Readers: Starting next week, you’ll be able to read about the future of productivity on the Microsoft Office 365 blog . We have decided to merge the blogs and post our productivity conversations on the Office 365 blog. Why? Because Office...
  • This Week in Review - Enterprise Mobility

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • Unleashing the Power of a Mobile Workforce

    No longer are information workers confined to the four walls of the office building. The combination of high-speed wireless networks and powerful mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and PDAs has made it possible to work from pretty much anywhere...
  • Endings and Beginnings

    As the rock band Semisonic once sang, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” I’m sad to say this blog post marks a beginning’s end for me. It will be my final blog post as I leave the Microsoft Enterprise...
  • This Week in Review - Microsoft Lync

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • A Flexible Company = a Healthy Company

    A couple months ago, I noticed how stiff I had become. I was playing around with my son when I realized I could no longer touch my toes. I also discovered I didn’t have the same range of motion when throwing a ball. All these years of sitting at...
  • Your Own Goals, Your Own Pace

    Hoping to get into shape, a friend of mine recently decided to take up running. He had scheduled his first run at a local track over the weekend, and talked about it all day Friday at work. On Monday I asked him how it went. “I don’t think...
  • This Week in Review - The Future of the Cloud

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • Cloud Flexibility = Choice for Business

    We’ve all experienced companies with inflexible policies. The retailer that won’t accept returns. The credit card company that won’t alter its billing dates. The airline that won’t take customer service complaints over the phone...
  • This Week in Review - Top CIO News

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • This is getting personal: Volkswagen Group of America & Microsoft Lync

    Today we are featuring a guest blog post from Angus Norton, Microsoft General Manager of Information Worker Marketing (United States). Angus will be discussing how using Microsoft Lync is driving productivity at Volkswagen Group of America. ...
  • Transforming the Way Companies Communicate

    If you’ve been in the workforce for a few decades, you probably remember the office memo. It was the mechanism many enterprises used to communicate with employees before email and the Internet. It had to be typed, copied, and manually distributed...
  • This Week in Review - Enterprise Mobility & Cloud Security

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • A Hybrid Approach to Driving … and to the Cloud

    A couple years ago, a friend of mine bought a brand new gas-guzzling SUV. Yet now that the price of gas is shooting up at the pump, he really wishes he had bought a Toyota Prius. There’s no easy way to convert his SUV into a hybrid vehicle. And...
  • Seven Ways in Which Office 365 Delivers Business-Class Security

    By now, you probably realize that Microsoft Office 365 can free up time, money, and valued resources. But what about security? Surveys show that security is the no. 1 reason why some enterprises hesitate to move their information into the cloud. Specifically...
  • This Week in Review - Top Issues Facing The CIO

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • Turning on the Office 365 Faucet

    One of my favorite things about camping is that it enhances my appreciation of all the day-to-day luxuries I normally take for granted. After a few days roughing it in a tent, it’s easy to appreciate even the small amenities like turning on lights...
  • Trust vs. Control with Office 365

    Many IT professionals are familiar with the German proverb, “Trust is good, but control is better." As the father of two children, I understand that sentiment. Like most parents, I feel protective of my children and want to steer them out of harm’s...
  • This Week in Review - The Future of Cloud Computing

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • Lync is the “Kinect of the Enterprise”

    Last week in front of an audience of 13,000 partners who attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Steve Ballmer called this a special year for Microsoft Lync, the centerpiece of our unified communications solution. He quoted Microsoft...
  • This Week in Review - The World Partner Conference #wpc11

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up— share your links in the...
  • Live From Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference – Enterprises Increase Productivity and Decrease Costs with Office 365

    Los Angeles is buzzing with 12,000 Microsoft partners who are all here to attend the annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It is these partners who work with you to deploy our products and solutions. Between visiting LA landmarks and celebrity sightings...
  • Mitigating the Risk of the Cloud

    I was watching the Suze Orman Show on television the other night, and it occurred to me that her job is really all about helping people understand the risk associated with their decisions. For those who aren’t familiar with Suze Orman, she’s...
  • 4 Links Focusing on the Future of Cloud Computing

    Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the...
  • CIO Guide to the Cloud: Keeping Your Eye on the Puck

    Today we are featuring a guest blog post from Tony Scott, our CIO at Microsoft. Tony will be sharing his perspective of how the cloud is changing the enterprise landscape and the role of the CIO. One of the big challenges CIOs face is the...