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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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, most profitable player there in no time. Bold...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer says Microsoft is “All In” with the Cloud

    Steve Ballmer spoke at the University of Washington this afternoon on Microsoft and the cloud. He spoke for a little over an hour with some Q&A at the end and included demos of BingMaps (by Blaise of course) Sky Player on XBOX. He touched on almost every aspect of Microsoft’s business and how it...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 and loading computer games of an audio tape, the...
  • Blog Post: 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 and also provide you with pointers to some...
  • Blog Post: 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...