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Office 365 makes the grade with Canada’s second-largest public school system
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Canada’s second-largest public school board – the Peel District School Board – has deployed Microsoft Office 365 to more than 150,000 students, administrators and staff members. “The launch provides the district with the capabilities once...
4 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 8th Edition – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 now broadly available
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, how you can now use Office 365 Web Apps to collaborate with colleagues in real time and Microsoft’s huge commitment to green energy by using wind power. At its annual Convergence event in Barcelona...
8 Nov 2013
BNSF Railway Co. on track to move its mobile workforce to Office 365
BNSF Railway Co. , one of the oldest and largest freight railroad networks in North America, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 so that more than 40,000 workers can share ideas and information via computers, kiosks and personal devices. “We chose Microsoft Office 365 as part of our Railroad 2020...
6 Nov 2013
Get It Done Day and Office 365 help balance life’s demands
On Thursday, share your stories about how technology helps you accomplish life’s tasks and be part of the aptly-named Get It Done Day . No matter where you are — the office, airport or the gym — the need to get things done away from the office has never been greater. As the lines...
6 Nov 2013
Microsoft’s largest scale education agreement will help boost skills for 4 million students in Sao Paulo state network
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
On Thursday, Microsoft announced an agreement with the Sao Paolo State Department of Education (SEE) to offer Office 365 free of charge to more than 4 million students from the state education network through the Student Advantage program. This joint initiative with the SEE represents an investment of...
1 Nov 2013
Announcing Windows Azure HDInsight: Where big data meets the cloud
The following post is from Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group at Microsoft. I am pleased to announce that Windows Azure HDInsight – our cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now generally available on Windows Azure. The GA of HDInsight is an important...
28 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new...
25 Oct 2013
Office 365 gets the green light in California for use by law enforcement
A critical milestone was reached this month in the State of California with the Department of Justice and Microsoft jointly signing an agreement confirming that Office 365 helps organizations meet strict federal regulatory requirements around security and privacy. What this means is that any California...
23 Oct 2013
The Enterprise Cloud takes center stage
The following post is from Satya Nadella, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. Today as we launch our fall wave of enterprise cloud products and services, I’ve been reflecting on how things change. A few years ago when I joined what was then the Server and Tools Business...
7 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: September 27th Edition–Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are here!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the debut of the next-generation Surface tablets, a major development for Lync 2013 and the Department of Defense and new social networking and business intelligence tools. The week started off with a first look at the Surface 2 and Surface...
27 Sep 2013
Create stunning interactive charts and graphs instantly with the updated preview version of Power BI
Microsoft Office now puts even more self-serve business intelligence capabilities at your fingertips, thanks to a round of significant updates announced in a Data Platform Insider blog post on Wednesday. The updates beef up the data analysis and visualization features of online service Power BI for Office...
25 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 20th Edition–The inside story on Skype as it turns 10
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Skype as it celebrates a decade of connecting people and changing lives, a micro-documentary that shows the seamless integration of technology into designs for Fashion Week New York 2013 and a major makeover for Bing. The inside story...
20 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: September 13th Edition– Microsoft donates Office 365 to nonprofits worldwide
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on how Microsoft has taken a big step in helping nonprofits harness the power of technology by donating Office 365, the major achievements of the 10-year-old Partners in Learning program and the launch of the Xbox Music service to iOS and Android...
13 Sep 2013
Office 365 for Nonprofits is here to help organizations do more good with technology
On Tuesday, Microsoft took a significant step forward in its mission to help nonprofits harness the power of technology with its announcement of the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits through the Technology for Good program. Office 365 for Nonprofits is available today in 41 countries...
10 Sep 2013
Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV...
16 Aug 2013
New York to move 120,000 state employees to Office 365
New York State is the latest state government that has chosen Office 365 to consolidate their email systems, provide access to familiar Office applications, and place shared calendars in a cloud-based system for more than 120,000 employees who work for state executive agencies. “I’m continually...
13 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: August 9th Edition–Windows Store Only at Best Buy kickoff spotlights fitness apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Los Angeles for the nationwide opening of Microsoft’s new store-within-a-store (Windows Store Only at Best Buy), give insights on a couple of international customers who chose Office 365 and Windows 8 for tens of thousands of employees, and show...
9 Aug 2013
International Airlines Group chooses Office 365 for 58,000 employees
One of the world’s largest airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) – the parent company of British Airways and Iberia – has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its 58,000 employees, enabling its far-flung workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world....
7 Aug 2013
Weekend Reading: July 19th Edition—Touch-enabled ‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ game app arrives on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
The latest installment in the Halo franchise is available exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Released yesterday, “Halo: Spartan Assault” is a new top-down shooter designed specifically for touch devices. The highly anticipated game features simple controls and a more casual...
19 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: July 12th Edition—Worldwide Partner Conference focuses on cloud solutions and Windows 8
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we take you to Houston for the Worldwide Partner Conference, then introduce the global CityNext initiative and the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 device. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference showcased cloud computing and big data and updates...
12 Jul 2013
Partners in the cloud for modern business
The following is a post from Satya Nadella, President of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. Today, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), I am excited to announce new programs and services that are designed to help our partners and customers embrace the challenges and opportunities...
8 Jul 2013
Partners: Want higher profits and faster growth? Sell cloud solutions, new IDC study says
Today at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Microsoft released a new study from IDC that shows partners selling cloud-based solutions benefit from higher gross profit, more new customers, higher revenue per employee and faster overall business growth. The study also revealed customer buying...
8 Jul 2013
Microsoft and Yammer: One year in
The following is a post from David Sacks, Corporate Vice President, Yammer. One year ago today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Yammer. In just 12 months, we have made tremendous progress in accelerating the adoption of enterprise social, driving innovation within the Yammer service and...
25 Jun 2013
Weekend Reading: June 14th Edition–It’s all about E3
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on E3, Microsoft and Best Buy teaming up to create new Windows Stores only at Best Buy and more. News from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It was a big week for Microsoft and Xbox fans at E3. Just weeks after unveiling the...
14 Jun 2013
Scale matters: Windows Azure, Windows Stores & Xbox One
The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Scale is a word I come across frequently these days. In this era of cloud computing, system scalability is key. Satya Nadella focused on the significance of scale a couple of weeks...
14 Jun 2013
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