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  • Blog Post: FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

    Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration. India’s largest and oldest apex...
  • 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: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation, about why Hersing chose to manage its messaging and collaboration environment with Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Apps. Here’s what he had...
  • Blog Post: Get Started With Office 365!

    The wait is over! Office 365 brings together Microsoft cloud productivity services in a secure, reliable, and flexible package. Better yet, it has been tested by over 200,000 organizations and Office 365 is available today to businesses of all sizes in 40 markets around the world. You’ll find that...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Firm Saves €16,000 Annually with Cloud Solution

    In today’s post we learn from TGE Gas Engineering on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand, and embrace cloud computing! “ Office 365 fit our needs perfectly. It’s definitely a cost-effective solution that poises us for long...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Jeremy Mahler of Hickory Farms

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series we spoke to Jeremy Mahler, Director of Technical Operations at Hickory Farms, about why, after trying for almost a year to develop an effective collaboration environment with a leading cloud-based messaging and collaboration service, Hickory Farms...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/3/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. RIM Releases BlackBerry Service for Office 365 RIM's BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 enables synchronization and management, using Microsoft ActiveSync to connect...
  • Blog Post: Lync is My 2012 User Experience

    It’s a great day when I accomplish my most demanding and creative work with others. I’m finding that Office 365’s Lync helps me do my best by keeping me productive and in touch with customers and our team when I’m running from place to place. Not only that, with Lync and Office...
  • 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: Jazz Up Your Website with Embedded Web App Files

    See How People are Using Office Web Apps! You may have seen my recent post about Collaboration with Office Web Apps to take advantage of sharing/accessing your files virtually anywhere, and collaborating in real time with your colleagues through coauthoring capability. Today, I want to share other...
  • Blog Post: Why Small Businesses Buy Office 365

    Two weeks have passed since Office 365’s launch and I’m very happy to share the feedback coming in from small business customers around the world who are now using Office 365. As customers see the value of the service for their small business, several have outlined exactly where they are...
  • Blog Post: Delhi Schools Embrace Microsoft Cloud-Based Email over Google

    Companies, organizations and educational institutions 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. In today’s post we hear from the Delhi Public Schools on why Microsoft was the best decision for...
  • Blog Post: Google Apps’ Collaboration Red Herring

    In today’s workplace, a core competency for information workers is the ability to work together. As a result, we likely spend a lot of time in meetings. But we also spend a lot of time working independently—like doing the leg work to facilitate meetings or completing action items that result...
  • Blog Post: Dealership to Boost Collaboration with Move from Google Apps to Microsoft Online Services

    Let’s learn from Santa Margarita Ford why Microsoft was the best decision for their business' move from Google Apps, gaining new capabilities and support with Microsoft Online Services, and now Office 365! “By using Office 365, our employees will be able to interact...
  • Blog Post: More Collaboration, Better Citizen Service

    From President Obama’s 2011 customer service mandate to the World Bank’s Demand for Good Governance initiative , governments around the globe are focused on delivering efficient and responsive service. One way in which they’re improving their operations is by reinventing the way...
  • Blog Post: Startup Bets on Online Services to Reduce Costs and Grow

    Today we hear from EurosporBET on why Microsoft was the best decision in their move to expand their business and embrace cloud computing! “Microsoft Online Services appealed to us more than Google Apps because the Online Services interoperate with Microsoft Office, which improves...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Saves Manufacturer 30% in IT Costs

    Companies of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing to take advantage of its immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from the Italian firm, Fox Bompani, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand and embrace cloud computing...