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  • Blog Post: Reedy Creek Streamlines New Email Roll-Out with Microsoft Exchange Online

    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: Employees say 'No Thanks' to Google Apps for Business

    This week, a CIO magazine article revealed many of the reasons that New England Biolabs decided to stick with Microsoft after a 60 day evaluation of Google Apps for Business. The company thought a move to Google Apps might be easy, with substantial cost savings – but the reality for its employees...
  • 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: Google Apps: Forcing a Square Peg into a Round Hole

    It’s been said that: “People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped.” We all know people who see things as black-and-white, who view the world in over-simplistic terms. By taking an all or nothing view of the world, we miss the shades of...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/11/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. jcpenney Aims for the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365 With 1,000 stores in all 50 U.S. states, retailer jcpenney moves to Office 365 to enhance collaboration among its workers. Tesco signs...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tools Prepare Students for the Workplace

    In this post I plan to share why schools, colleges and universities use Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Students, administrators and educators are using the hosted service, Live@edu to collaborate and be productive with email and calendaring. In fact, while educators have counted on Microsoft tools...
  • 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: Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Mo Khan, managing director of Xelleration, a consulting and technology solutions company and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides business intelligence and office automation solutions. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the firm works with businesses of all sizes...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/16/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. SharePoint 2013 To 'Supercharge' Enterprise Social Networking In his keynote talk at the SharePoint Conference 2012, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper describes how social networking...
  • 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: Clothing Firm Cuts Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365

    Today we hear from BabyBloem, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move off Google Apps to Microsoft’s cloud solutions! “It’s so easy to communicate now. I can turn my computer on and see when China’s online. With just one...
  • 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: 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/9/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses Skype launches the public Skype in the workspace, a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers...
  • 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: 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 and running. They also need to quickly notify the...
  • 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: 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: Google’s “Simple and Affordable” Siren Song

    Google’s claim that Google Apps for Business is “simple and affordable” reminds me of the irresistible song of the Sirens in the Odyssey . It’s hard not to be swayed by low prices and bargains. Yet the reality is that many businesses lured by Google Apps promise of “simple...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, Lojas Renner

    A s part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer at Lojas Renner, about why the company chose to switch from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Lojas Renner. Balbinot...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer, UrbaCon General Contracting

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer at UrbaCon General Contracting about why, after adopting Google Apps for Business, UrbaCon switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell...
  • 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: A Day in the Life of a Government Worker

    Cloud computing can help governments increase productivity and improve collaboration while reducing IT costs. But which cloud productivity solution should you choose? Microsoft has years of experience working with governments at all levels. After weighing the options, governments from the State of...
  • Blog Post: Big Red Book Selects Office 365, Improving Customer Service and Product Development Time

    In today’s post we hear from Big Red Book on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business to embrace cloud computing! "We do not need the hassle of managing our own email and other services. We previously evaluated Google Apps as a potential solution for our corporate...