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  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Google Docs does not make Office better

    Hi, I’m Alex Payne and I’m a Director in our Online Product Management team. A couple of news articles and blogs landed today where Google is trying to make the case that existing Office customers (and there are over 500 Million of them worldwide) should hold off on upgrading to Office 2010 and instead...
  • Blog Post: Google Innovation or Imitation

    I've been around the block enough times to know what technology innovations are. I'm all about it and I'd better be. – With over fifteen years of product management experience. Meanwhile, it seems to me that Google Apps folks from the googlelplex are outmoded; worse for techies, they're lagging...
  • Blog Post: Why Small Businesses Buy Office 365 – Better Access and Better Ability to Project Your Business Image

    Last week I described how saving money and ease of use attracts small businesses to subscribe to Office 365 and today, more gaps in Google's productivity offering for businesses come to mind. With thousands of customers adopting Office 365, it is clear that they value the ability to collaborate from...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services - Overland Solutions

    As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to David R. Robinson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Overland Solutions, Inc., about why Overland Solutions chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services over Google...
  • 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: Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs, about replacing Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite. Here's what he had to say: Q: Tell us about...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services - Rexel

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Olivier Baldassari, Chief Information Officer at Rexel, and Thomas Huber, Global IT Collaboration Manager at Rexel, about why Rexel chose Microsoft Online Services over Gmail from Google Apps to manage its messaging and collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps vs. Google Docs - See for Yourself

    Top Resources on Why Microsoft Website: Part 1 of 3 For over two decades, millions of people have been using Microsoft Office to power their businesses. As we move into the cloud computing age, people expect to share and collaborate with their customers and colleagues with the same level of confidence...
  • Blog Post: Why are Small Businesses Choosing Office 365 Over Google Apps?

    We started Office 365 public beta in April 2011. Since then, we have seen over a hundred thousand businesses signed up for the beta version of Office 365. Over 70% are small businesses with less than 25 employees. So, why are small businesses making the move to Office 365? What does a small business...
  • Blog Post: 2011: My New Year's Resolutions

    My New Year's Resolutions This is the time of year when people sit down and reflect on their past year and look to the upcoming year and the changes they will make. In my reflections, I came up with the 10 following New Year's Resolutions: 1. I won't take it personally when someone describes...
  • Blog Post: Lies, Damned Lies and the “Gone Google” Calculator

    Do you click on 77 spam emails every day or have you spent $47,000 on a lost laptop? Me neither, but Google thinks you do and these are exactly the sort of numbers used to calculate your potential cost savings for "Gone Google". In today's macroeconomic climate, businesses need thorough and defensible...
  • Blog Post: Sign Up! - Live Webcast: Evaluating Cloud Solutions: Insights from an Early Adopter of Google Apps and Microsoft BPOS

    I am proud to announce that on September 22 at 1:30pm ET, we are sponsoring our first live Webcast featuring a Serena Software, a customer who has joined BPOS after leaving Google Apps. Sign up now and join us on the 22nd! Overview: Serena Software, a leading software company in the application development...
  • Blog Post: Google Waves the White Flag on Productivity with Announcement of Cloud Connect.

    Yesterday, Google announced Cloud Connect, aiming to embrace Microsoft Office as the preferred productivity environment for all Google Apps users. I think this is welcome news for many users who gain another way to share documents in whatever way they prefer. In fact, just last week, we were pleased...
  • Blog Post: Whither art thou, Google Apps offline?

    It’s been a cool summer in Redmond, and we’ve been working hard preparing some pleasant surprises for the next quarterly release of Office 365, developing features to improve enterprise productivity. Looking back, I recall Google’s Senior VP of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, mentioning that...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

    With years of experience working with businesses of all sizes, Microsoft product and account teams know how to sign a deal, deploy a solution successfully and keep the customer satisfied. Given that many of our customers, including Toyota , Vinci PLC , Tyco , Novelis and The City of San Francisco overcame...
  • Blog Post: Google Hits “Like” Button on Office, Again.

    Last week, I posted on how Google was boldly introducing features (acquired from DocVerse) which might allow users to rely entirely on Office for their productivity needs. Today Google expanded their crush on Office to include a feature of Outlook by adding the option to turn off threading / conversation...
  • 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: 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: Two More Customers Answer ‘Why Microsoft?’

    Over the last several weeks, I've been proud to highlight why customers of all sizes, geographies and industries have picked Microsoft over Google Apps. Some have left Google after realizing 'it's more pony than horse' , others gave it a test drive and found out quickly it was 'more showroom than track...
  • Blog Post: Forbes - Why Microsoft will win the Small Business Cloud War

    I couldn't help but take notice of this article in Forbes not because of their use of my favorite term - Why Microsoft - but one of the customer's highlighted in the article - Bradshaw and Weil . We've worked with Bradshaw and Weil since they looked at us vs Google and chose Microsoft (they still use...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofit Boosts Efficiency by Moving Off Google Apps to Office 365

    In today's post we hear from D&L Representatives Payee Services on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move off Google Apps to embrace business-ready cloud computing! "What we get for a total of $12 a month is really priceless: instant availability...
  • Blog Post: School Facilitates eLearning with Cloud Communications

    Today we hear from Salesian School of Hong Kong on why testing Office 365 for an eLearning application was the best decision for their school after using Google Docs! “We did not have the compatibility issues with Office Web Apps that we had with Google Docs. There is no loss...