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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 have enrolled with our Live@Edu offering in just the...
26 May 2010
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 model. Harris: We are a health and wellness...
23 Sep 2010
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, SVP of Microsoft Business Division. Codelco is a...
24 Jun 2010
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. I am also honored to share blogging space with Steve...
13 May 2010
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 Apps doesn't really deliver the nirvana its creators...
21 Jun 2010
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 visit the digital site dedicated to this event. ...
29 Jul 2010
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. Here's what he had to say: Q: Tell us about...
13 Oct 2010
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 organizations I've spoken to have either left Google...
25 May 2010
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 the Bluegrass state are 'All In' for the cloud. ...
3 Jun 2010
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 the keynotes, I highly recommend you take some time...
16 Jul 2010
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 found out quickly it was 'more showroom than track...
30 Jun 2010
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 largest sports organizations they are charged with...
25 May 2010
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 for public IT Cloud services spending for the next...
10 Jul 2010
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