Why Microsoft

A blog about Microsoft's strategic and technical differentiation.

May, 2010

  • The University of Arizona picks BPOS

    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 BPOS

    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 win for BPOS with The New Zealand Rugby Union. As one of New Zealand’s largest...
  • Why are Partners Leaving Google Apps?

    UDPATE: Why are Businesses Partners Leaving Google Apps? NOTE: THIS IS A REPOST FROM LAST WEEK to due to migration of blog platform for all Microsoft blogs. Earlier this week, I blogged about customers who put Google Apps through its paces and realized...
  • Why are Businesses Leaving Google Apps?

    Security Concerns. Hidden Costs. Document Fidelity. Marketing Hype. No Support. Lack of Roadmap. Oh My! These are a few of the reasons that the organizations I’ve spoken to have either left Google Apps or simply put it ‘through its paces’...
  • MSDN and Technet Blog Migration

    Over the next week the MSDN and Technet blogs are being migrated to a new version of the blogging platform. Please note that during this period commenting will be turned off for technical issues. We already have some great posts lined up for you...
  • Google Docs does not make Office better

    Hi, I’m Alex Payne and I’m a Director in our Online Product Management team. A couple of news articles and blogs landed today where Google is trying to make the case that existing Office customers (and there are over 500 Million of them worldwide) should...
  • Global Educators Choose Live@edu for Better Security and Privacy

    Since Microsoft’s early days, we’ve been 100% committed to help educators around the world leverage technology in the classroom. Two great examples are the Unlimited Potential program, which aims to help educators use technology as a catalyst for change...
  • R.I.P. – Offline for Google Docs – Google Gears has left the building

    With three weeks’ notice and no future date given, Google has mothballed the feature (offline for docs via Google Gears) that one of their largest customers called "an absolute must-have" . It’s ironic that when this feature was originally announced,...