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  • Office 365 and The Family Tree - Leadership

    Today we are excited to announce, Office 365, a new brand of cloud services that I believe will lead customers to increase their adoption of cloud services. For the official news of the day, I recommend you visit our event site . Go sign up for the BETA...
  • Center Parcs Goes with Microsoft Online - Interview with Christian Kuttler, Dir. of Information and Communication Technology

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs, about replacing Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite...
  • Have you Heard about the Minnesota Deal and the Other Cool Stuff going on with Microsoft’s Cloud?

    If you're reading this post, you're probably interested in the cloud and hopefully in Microsoft Online Services and BPOS in particular. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to highlight some of the great things happening with Microsoft's cloud offerings...
  • Aisle7 Talks About Why They Switched to Microsoft’s Cloud Applications

    We recently talked to Jake Harris, Director of IT at Aisle7, about replacing Google Apps with the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, which includes Microsoft Exchange Online. Here's what he had to say. Q: Tell us about the Aisle7 business...
  • Three Big Wins for Microsoft Cloud Services

    Today at our annual Financial Analyst's Meeting (FAM) we announced that The Dow Chemical Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the University of Georgia have each selected Microsoft cloud solutions. If you'd like to watch any of Executive keynotes, please...
  • I Have Met the Meme and it is Cloud!

    We just wrapped up our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), held in Washington, D.C. where thousands of partners from over 100 countries came to participate in this years meme 'Cloud Computing'. If you haven't seen any of the coverage or watched...
  • Reading Tea Leaves - Weather Predictions for the Cloud

    Catching up on a set of industry news there were two articles recently that caught my eye as significant and worth summarizing. The Next Four Years According to IDC The first was Frank Gens blog over at IDC where he summarized their new forecast...
  • Two More Customers Pick Microsoft Over Google

    Over the last several weeks, I've been proud to highlight why customers of all sizes, geographies and industries have picked Microsoft over Google Apps. Some have left Google after realizing 'it's more pony than horse' , others gave it a test drive and...
  • Codelco is "All In" with Microsoft Online - Mining the Cloud for Savings

    Codelco, the world's largest copper mining company is 'All In' with BPOS! Today on the MS Online blog we are proud to provide a guest post by Marco Orellana, CIO of Codelco. You can also watch a great video interview between Marco and Chris Capossela...
  • Leaving Google Apps for Microsoft Online - Two New Examples

    Today we've publish two more case studies that highlight how customers have answered the question "Why Microsoft?" Building on our previous post about customers 'Leaving Google Apps', both customer interviews both provide continued examples of why Google...
  • 700,000 inboxes in the Bluegrass State are "All In" - Kentucky Dept. of Education moves to Microsoft cloud services

    Today, we are excited to announce that the Department of Education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky has gone live with Microsoft's Live@edu solution. With more than 700,000 people , this is one of the largest cloud deployments in the world! Schools in...
  • University of Arizona Picks Microsoft's Cloud

    Today we are proud to announce that the University of Arizona has selected Microsoft Online as the messaging and collaboration platform for all faculty and staff. Earlier in the month I highlighted the fact that 10,000 institutions on every continent...
  • New Zealand Rugby Union picks Microsoft Cloud

    If you've never seen the NZ All Blacks Rugby Haka, it's truly one of the great events in any competitive sport. (see video below). So we are proud this week to announce a win for BPOS with The New Zealand Rugby Union. As one of New Zealand’s...
  • Why are Businesses Leaving Google Apps?

    Security Concerns. Hidden Costs. Document Fidelity. Marketing Hype. No Support. Lack of Roadmap. Oh My! (NOTE: this is a duplicate entry from previous week due to blog platform migration at Microsoft) These are a few of the reasons that the...
  • Technical Computing in the cloud

      Earlier today Bill Hilf blogged about Microsoft’s Technical Computing initiative and Bob Muglia sent an executive email on the topic. So what is the Technical Computing initiative? I think Bob captured it nicely by positing that recent world events...
  • Andrew Who?

    My name is Andrew Kisslo and I am Sr. Product Manager with Microsoft Online. I've recently joined the Cloud Services Expert blog roll and am really excited about the opportunity to share my thoughts and insights about Microsoft's cloud strategy. ...
  • Microsoft won't dominate the cloud…but

    Rob Preston, VP and Editor in Chief of InformationWeek offers an interesting assessment of Microsoft’s cloud capability and closes by saying Microsoft won't dominate the cloud -- no company will ... it's just too big a place -- but it will be the preeminent...
  • Coca Cola in the cloud

    I was talking to Tim Weber from the BBC earlier this week about Microsoft cloud services and as often happens we discussed who is actually in the cloud already and who us there with Microsoft. I mentioned Coca Cola Enterprises is one of the customers...
  • The Forecast is Sunny for Cloud Services.

    I spent the weekend at a Microsoft internal event hearing from the makers of the next generation of cloud services to be available from Microsoft. It's too soon to discuss details but wanted to share some of my excitement about what's coming nonetheless...
  • Microsoft's Data Center in a box…more details emerge

    Welcome to Microsoft’s data centre evolution (previously called the “Generation 4 vision”). As earlier videos have shown, we’re heading towards the pre-manufacturing every part of the data centre: the IT, mechanical and electrical components as part of...
  • Ballmer's Bet on the Cloud Receives Rave Reviews

    My boss just took off for Australia and New Zealand. Trying to get everything done before he left absorbed most of my time during the last few weeks, so after he left, I started catching up on my cloud services reading. This has been a busy time for cloud...
  • Exchange Online updated to provide 25GB mailbox by default

    Providing online services like BPOS ( http://mocp.microsoftonline.com ) are not like shipping server or client software. Once you cut the bits for on-premise software, they pretty much stay the same for a while. Not so with online services. Microsoft...
  • A Yottabyte you say?

    [credit: The Economist] A lot is the answer as noted above in The Economist . They had a great special report a couple of weeks back on the enormous amounts of data we’re now creating in the digital age. For someone who remembers 5 1/4 inch floppy disks...
  • Cray and Microsoft Join Up to Streamline Cloud Computing

    Moving to the cloud requires reframing how a business thinks about its data and services. It's quite a leap to get from having everything on premise where you have total control (and responsibility) to having all or some of your key business services...
  • Well! That was fun…

    I participated in the Exchange and SharePoint Online Services Live Chat on Tuesday, Feb 23rd. This event was a first for me. It added a new level of “interrupt-driven” to the usual IM and e-mail traffic that we deal with every day. It’s hard to provide...