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    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. SharePoint 2013: 7 Features Users are Going to Love SharePoint 2013 is “a significant release with a ton of great new features to talk about.” Here are seven from CMSWire. OneNote...
  • 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: After Trying Google, Manufacturer Chooses Microsoft Cloud Solution

    ESL Industries tells us why Microsoft was the best decision in their move to cloud computing! “We had tried Google Docs but found that it was a departure from the Microsoft software we’d already invested in. Sometimes the free offering is not always the best offering...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/13/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Starts Slamming Office 365 Door on Google Apps There are soon going to be tens of millions of people regularly using Office 365 in the cloud who in the past might have only used Google...
  • Blog Post: University Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Email Service by 40 Percent

    Organizations of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing in order to take advantage of the immense benefits that it has to offer. Today we learn why Microsoft was the best decision for European University Cyprus in their move to embrace cloud computing! ...
  • Blog Post: Availability—Looking Behind the Numbers

    Office 365 Product Manager Kumar Venkateswar discussed many of Office 365’s high availability features and described our approach to Service Availability in Office 365 . With cloud service availability in the news and very important to our customers, I knew that those choosing and using cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/16/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 First Impression With Office 365, Microsoft goes confidently into the cloud, putting up a SharePoint workspace, an instant messaging capability, and online versions...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/11/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Not-For-Profits Choose Microsoft Over Google We also took Google’s Apps cloud into consideration, but found Microsoft beat the search giant in price, support and relationship. Connect...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Your Modern Office!

    It’s here! Speaking at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the highly anticipated customer preview of the new Office. The next release brings the familiar Office applications to a wide range of devices including Windows 8 tablets, PCs and phones. It also...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/9/2011

    `1``Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. How Cloud Computing Can Help Your SMB Compete Cloud computing will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest, writes Rich On in a blog published on CloudTweaks. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Global Aluminum Leader Adopts Exchange Online over Other Messaging Solutions

    Today we learn from Novelis on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing! “By choosing Microsoft Online Services, we got the proven technology in Exchange Online, and we enhanced our collaboration capabilities with Office...
  • Blog Post: Polytechnic Modernizes Communication and Collaboration Platform to Save $300,000

    In today’s post we hear from Croatia-based Polytechnic of Zagreb on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move to cloud computing! “With Live@edu, we communicate more efficiently, and daily operations function better than ever. The system blocks...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Hear from HSS CIO, Marina Johnson

    As part of the Real World series, we spoke to Marina Johnson, Chief Information Officer at HSS , about why HSS switched to Microsoft Office 365 after trying Google Apps web services. Here’s what she had to say. Q: Please tell us about HSS. Johnson: Founded in 1967, HSS—known...
  • Blog Post: University Reduces Costs and Eases Administration with Office 365

    Organizations of all sizes are making the move to cloud computing. In today’s post we hear from US-based University of Texas at San Antonio on why Microsoft was the best decision for their school. “Using a hosted email solution, we can reduce our hardware costs, in addition...
  • Blog Post: City of St. Augustine Beach is More Efficient with Cloud Services

    Organizations all around the world are making the move to cloud computing to take advantage of immense benefits.Today we hear from City of St. Augustine Beach on why Microsoft was their best decision, as they sought new efficiencies in moving to the cloud. “When we looked at the...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 4/20/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. India Hires Microsoft in 'Largest Cloud Deployment Ever' AICTE sought the services also of IBM and Google, which has a competing Google Apps for Education service, but settled on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Banking Corporation Provides Unified Communications with Cloud-Based, Office 365 Services

    Today we learn from 1st Source Bank on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move off Novell Groupwise to embrace cloud computing! “With Lync Online, we can retire the WebEx service and our internal videoconferencing systems. We also expect to reduce...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Roundup 3/30/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 for Small Business The most difficult part for any small business setting itself up right now is cost. When it comes to IT, the price of a server alone could employ a new...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of a Financial Analyst

    It’s going to be her best day, or her worst day ever. This financial analyst has a fantastic opportunity to showcase her knowledge of the business, and a 5 PM deadline. Her firm’s comptroller is preparing an offer to purchase another company, and hand-picked her to finalize the cost projections...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/18/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Emperor Group Fulfills Global Ambitions With Office 365 After evaluating Office 365 and Google Apps, we decided on Office 365 because it offered the most compelling solution for Emperor Group’s...
  • Blog Post: Are You Missing Something Important?

    To get your point across, style matters . Making your point takes flair and sometimes some swagger, and you always need substance. So, your message needs to be complete and your document’s format needs to be what you intended. Of course, you want to have all of the pieces in your message, including...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/20/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Unveils New Cloud-Friendly Version Of Office Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer previews new version of Office; it’s “no ordinary upgrade.” Microsoft Office 2013 to...
  • Blog Post: 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 Office 365 for Government, a multi-tenant cloud...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Mikael Johansson at Note

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Mikael Johansson, IT and Process Development Manager at Note, about why, after adopting Google Apps web services, Note switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say. Q: Please tell us about Note. Johansson...