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    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: 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: A Tale of Two Clouds: Google and Microsoft

    Binary Tree , a leading provider of cross-platform messaging migration and coexistence software and a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, has helped over 5,000 customers around the world to migrate more than 20,000,000 users. In this guest blog, Binary Tree Co-CEO Henry Bestritsky shares his thoughts on...
  • 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: 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 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: Office 365 Reviews: The Proof is in the Pudding

    I can’t help but be excited about the incredible new capabilities we’ll be offering to businesses and organizations around the world with Office 365. As we look forward to our next generation cloud productivity service, I thought I’d share a few snippets from early reviews that capture...
  • 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: 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: 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: Why Microsoft

    Hi, my name is Andrew Kisslo and I am Sr. Product Manager inside the group that delivers Office, SharePoint and Exchange, including all our cloud offerings. The best part about my job is the unique opportunity I get to meet with customers of all different sizes who share a common goal: ‘Use Technology...
  • 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: 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 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: Part Deux: A Different Approach to Calculators

    Do you know Exchange 2010 improves storage capabilities so that customers can now replace SAN's with cheaper, direct attached SATA drives? Did you know the new features in Office 2010 can allow employees to do their own photo/video editing allowing you to replace license costs associated with other products...
  • 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: Kattelo Consulting: Our Clients Prefer the Familiarity and Intuitiveness of Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Kenneth Lo, CEO of Kattelo Consulting , a consulting firm that builds solutions using Microsoft SharePoint and the .NET platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm works with businesses, nonprofits, and government clients across the U.S. Interest...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/14/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Dixons Rolls Out Office 365 to 20,000 Users The electrical retailer Dixons Retail to roll out Office 365 to 20,000 users across the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/24/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Small Business Focus: Easy, Professional and Reliable For some clients, the big win in Office 365 will be the ability to easily synchronize email across the desktop, mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Why are Businesses Leaving Google Apps?

    Security Concerns. Hidden Costs. Document Fidelity. Marketing Hype. No Support. Lack of Roadmap. Oh My! These are a few of the reasons that the organizations I’ve spoken to have either left Google Apps or simply put it ‘through its paces’ and realized it’s more pony than horse...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/22/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Bloomberg Launches Cloud Archiving For Microsoft Office 365 "Bloomberg Vault for Office 365 is an example of how customers and partners can quickly customize Office 365 and benefit from the latest...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/1/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. A Fresh New Office Finds a Place in the Cloud Microsoft “has a winning program on its hands” with its newest version of Office. Office 2013 is the Best Office Yet With Office...