Why Microsoft

A blog about Microsoft's strategic and technical differentiation.

June, 2012

  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/29/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Launches Office 365 Free for Education The education edition, identical to the commercial version, is being offered free for schools...
  • In the Cloud, Students Prepare for the New World of Business

    Whether a university student is in Ireland, stateside or elsewhere, students need to prepare wisely to appeal to employers. People studying in business colleges and universities are gearing up to work in a global marketplace, where companies work cross...
  • Top 3 Reasons Schools Choose Office 365 over Google Apps

    As graduation caps flew into the air last week, other students earned a long, summer break from studying and raced their bikes to the corner store, or headed down to the lake. The luckiest students will return this autumn to schools that choose Office...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/22/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Infographic: 16 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Trumps Google Apps For Teachers More than ever, a modern education depends on technology in the classroom...
  • A Day in the Life of a Student

    Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and care about their success. Successful students are excited about learning, are well-organized and make good use of their time. With...
  • Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Myles Kaye at Atominx

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Myles Kaye, Director at Atominx, about why Atominx stopped using Google Mail to manage its messaging and collaboration environment, and switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/15/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud The FAA has opted for a private cloud implementation, rather than Microsoft's recently announced...
  • A Day in the Life of a Teacher

    My favorite secondary school teacher helped me look forward to each class. I wish she had Office 365 tools to help her. Teachers using Office 365 are empowered, productive anywhere, and use the latest tools. Using Office 365, teachers can develop lesson...
  • “Down and Out” for Google Apps Users

    Outages will happen, whether we use applications managed by a supplier in the cloud, or use applications managed by in-house, IT staff. Some of the news lately has been about Google Apps' service outages. Yet, if we have tools to be productive in our...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/8/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. FAA Chooses Office 365 for Email, Collaboration The FAA will deploy the solution, provided by Computer Sciences Corp., to some 60,000 FAA employees...
  • Improving Emergency Preparedness

    With a higher than average amount of severe weather predicted for 2012 , governments need to be prepared. Whether it’s something as simple as an electrical outage or as disastrous as a hurricane, government agencies need to keep their systems up...
  • Is Google Protecting Your Privacy?

    Critical, confidential information like your customer list is your lifeline in business. You would do everything you can to safeguard it. Yet, in our increasingly social, Web-connected world, keeping your information private goes against Google’s...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/1/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 for Government The difference is that Office 365 for Government has a segregated infrastructure for US government...