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  • Blog Post: Medical IT Company Helps Physicians Provide Immediate Care through Lync Online

    Companies of all types and sizes are taking advantage of immense benefits from cloud computing. Today, let’s learn from US Medical IT why they chose the Microsoft cloud to assist healthcare! “Through Lync Online we can provide a telemedicine solution that reduces the time...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/10/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Switching to Office 365’s Outlook Web App The layout is modern and fresh, but most importantly the web interface is quick – blindingly so – with keyword searches completed...
  • 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: Software is the Solution for Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration

    Guest Post: Tim Banting, Senior Product Manager, Lync Today Microsoft is turning every communication into a more accessible, collaborative and engaging experience. Microsoft Lync ushers in the next generation of communications with a complete Enterprise voice solution that allows customers to augment...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 = Saved Time + Saved Money for Small Businesses

    As a small business owner, you’re probably used to making trade-offs—work-life balance for business growth, predictability for entrepreneurship. Sound familiar? And of all the trade-offs, there’s no bigger compromise than the one between time and money. Either spend the time doing...
  • 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: Cloud-Based File Sharing Gives Police Force Secure, 24/7 Access

    Organizations all around the world are enjoying great benefits from cloud computing. Today we learn from the Dutch National Police on why Microsoft Office 365 was the best decision for their organization in their move to embrace the cloud, instead of choosing Google Apps! "Nothing is...
  • Blog Post: 2010: The Year in Review

    2010: The Year in Review 2010 was an outstanding year for Microsoft, our customer and our partners since it was a year filled with great product releases, some amazing customer wins and deployments and also some tremendous partner offerings and success stories. Cloud Momentum In 2010,...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 4/13/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Office 365 Registers Increased Adoption in Italy “The Microsoft cloud solution has given us a totally reliable and redundant system for managing communications among employees, customers...
  • Blog Post: Reinventing the Retail Customer Experience with Office 365

    Today’s omni-channel customers are more connected than ever before. With so much information readily available, consumers can easily research products wherever they are via their mobile devices, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles, and ultimately choose to buy...
  • Blog Post: In the Cloud, Students Prepare for the New World of Business

    Whether a university student is in Ireland, stateside or elsewhere, students need to prepare wisely to appeal to employers. People studying in business colleges and universities are gearing up to work in a global marketplace, where companies work cross-culturally, across time zones. Educators at National...
  • Blog Post: 10 Ways to Set Up Your Small Business for Success in 2013

    Small business owner confidence continues to drag , according to the latest report by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). While expectations for improved businesses increased slightly over last month, small firms are still struggling to make a profit. How does a small business...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/20/2011

    Welcome to the Why Microsoft Weekly Roundup! The roundup is a collection of news items from around the web this week. Our goal is to share a variety of conversations about Microsoft products in the community…Enjoy! Top 5 Picks for This Week: San Francisco Unveils Huge Cloud Services Contract...
  • Blog Post: Educativa Switches from Google Apps to Office 365, Doubles Productivity

    Education Advocacy Firm Educativa adopted the Google Mail cloud-based messaging service but quickly decided that Google was not agile enough to integrate with the existing infrastructure. We recently spoke to Bogdan Kochesch, Business Manager at Educativa, to learn why: Q: Can you...