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    Companies of all sizes are moving to cloud computing, taking advantage of immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from Reedy Creek Improvement District on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing! “Having evaluated cloud...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/16/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The 15 Best Products of 2011 Microsoft launched its cloud-based service for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync -- with support for online versions of its Office franchise -- with ultra-competitive...
  • Blog Post: Medical IT Company Helps Physicians Provide Immediate Care through Lync Online

    Companies of all types and sizes are taking advantage of immense benefits from cloud computing. Today, let’s learn from US Medical IT why they chose the Microsoft cloud to assist healthcare! “Through Lync Online we can provide a telemedicine solution that reduces the time...
  • Blog Post: Why Office 2010 and Office 365 Enable My Best Work

    Working for Microsoft, we're used to having the latest tools to work with, and the productivity tools we are using change for good reasons. -- The tools have come a long way over the years, helping people do new things, and more easily. Today, we'll walk along the path Office has taken, and look at some...
  • Blog Post: Google’s One Size Fits All Ultimatum

    When I sit down and talk with business customers and organizations to discuss benefits in moving to the cloud, the first thing they point out is that they want to move in careful phases, at their own pace, as they have done with any major IT implementation. That’s just smart. Plan carefully and...
  • Blog Post: Concierge Communications Expects to Double Growth and Revenue with Online Sales Portal

    Worldwide, companies of all sizes are moving to cloud computing, capitalizing on its immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from Concierge Communications on why they chose Microsoft in their move to cloud computing! “We expect that our SharePoint Online-based sales...
  • Blog Post: Algonquin College Turns to Live@EDU to Meet Access and Collaboration Needs

    In today’s post we hear from Algonquin College on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move off Lotus Notes, to embrace cloud computing. “Students can’t believe they can be anywhere in the world and access their email with Microsoft Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft on Cloud Computing: "All In" & Why Microsoft

    Today, Microsoft held a live event from the University of Washington where Steve Ballmer outlined Microsoft's view on the power of clouds to drive innovation. (You can find replay, transcripts here .) This was a pivotal speech not only for the company, but for the industry as a whole. For additional...
  • Blog Post: What Support Changes to Microsoft’s Online Services Means for Your Business

    The new Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for Online Services is the latest step in providing flexible cloud solutions that allows the enterprise to seamlessly adopt new product updates. Here are the three core impacts this new policy will have for your business: 1) More lead...
  • Blog Post: 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 he had to say: Q: Please tell...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/9/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft, HP Unveil Joint Cloud Offering The Microsoft applications that will be available in a private cloud via HP Enterprise Cloud Services include Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed Award A first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in...
  • Blog Post: Hyatt Hotels tells us 'Why Microsoft' is their Cloud Provider.

    Mike Blake, CIO for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is our guest blogger today and will describe why he made the decision to move to the cloud and why he chose BPOS to meet the needs of Hyatt's employees world-wide. Hyatt Hotels Corporation first began in 1957 when Jay Pritzker purchased the Hyatt House motel...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/10/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Switching to Office 365’s Outlook Web App The layout is modern and fresh, but most importantly the web interface is quick – blindingly so – with keyword searches completed...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Public Sector CIOs Embrace Cloud Computing

    My name is Tony Tai, and I recently joined the Microsoft Office 365 team. Prior to this role, I managed the SharePoint marketing website , powered by SharePoint2010. It was incredibly fun to roll out the first public facing website on SharePoint 2010’s general availability day. I also spent the...
  • Blog Post: All India Council for Technical Education to Reach 7 Million as Largest Customer for Microsoft Cloud

    I’m happy to bring you exciting news regarding the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the governing body for technical education in India. Announced today, AICTE is deploying Microsoft Live@edu . As the largest customer engagement in Microsoft’s history, AICTE will provide...
  • Blog Post: Swedish Cooperative Group Reduces Costs and Improves Communication with Office 365

    Today we hear from Lantmännen on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to Office 365! “Our employees should not have to worry about the technology. With Office 365, they have a stable solution that offers them access from anywhere.” ...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/23/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Exec: Google's Problems in L.A. Wouldn't Have Happened to Us Part 1 of our two-part Q&A with Microsoft's Tom Rizzo. He talks about the cloud, Office 365's recent compliance coup...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/31/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Bharti Airtel ties up with Microsoft to sell Office 365 to SMEs via cloud computing India's largest telco is working with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to small and medium businesses in India...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 = Enterprise Experience

    As Warren Buffett once said, " Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre ." He should know – his success is all about the expertise that comes with time and commitment. It’s about making a long-term investment. The recent ZDNet debate reminded me that the success...
  • Blog Post: Technical Considerations for Choosing Cloud-Based Productivity Solutions

    With over twenty years of experience in providing business productivity solutions to organizations all over the world, we are bringing fresh insights to you! Today, the new white paper, Technical Considerations for Choosing Cloud-Based Productivity Solutions , is ready to help you in evaluating services...
  • Blog Post: 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 have enrolled with our Live@Edu offering in the just...
  • Blog Post: 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, the company touted “It’s NOT an April Fool’s Joke...
  • Blog Post: Top Considerations in Moving to the Public Cloud

    Earlier this month I posted Why Move to the Public Cloud? , outlining the thinking behind choosing a public cloud implementation. As you may recall, it described why organizations choose public, private or hybrid cloud implementations and also why some choose traditional, on-premises applications. ...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/24/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype is at home with Microsoft Tony Bates, president of the Skype Division, discusses the success of Skype over the past year. Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud Computing...