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  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/16/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The 15 Best Products of 2011 Microsoft launched its cloud-based service for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync -- with support for online versions of its Office franchise -- with ultra-competitive...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/10/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. SharePoint 2013: 7 Features Users are Going to Love SharePoint 2013 is “a significant release with a ton of great new features to talk about.” Here are seven from CMSWire. OneNote...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/23/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Exec: Google's Problems in L.A. Wouldn't Have Happened to Us Part 1 of our two-part Q&A with Microsoft's Tom Rizzo. He talks about the cloud, Office 365's recent compliance coup...
  • 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: 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/19/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. MetaVis Announces Office 365 and SharePoint Permissions Management Tool MetaVis Technologies, Inc. today announced MetaVis Security Manager for SharePoint and Office 365, which allows users...
  • 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: 2012: The Year in Review

    The Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr observed that technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. He also predicted that the exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Microsoft Office is a testament to this staggering pace of technological...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic. Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Events Firm Prepares for World's Largest Athletic Games with Cloud Solution

    Companies of all sizes, all around the world are realizing immense benefits from cloud solutions. Today we hear from events and hospitality firm, iLUKA, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to expand and embrace cloud computing! “Our objectives...
  • 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 9/28/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Google Apps’ Terrible Mistake For organizations that save to binary formats, “suddenly Google's cloud productivity suite is a less compelling choice.” Microsoft Office...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/28/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Good Tidings to our Office 365 Customers As the new year approaches, Microsoft thanks its customers for choosing Office 365. MachPanel 4.5 will Support Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/27/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Three Reasons You Should Switch to Office 365 Office 365 is “a solid service providing tremendous bang for the buck … it won’t be easy to beat the value it brings to the...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 Reasons Schools Choose Office 365 over Google Apps

    As graduation caps flew into the air last week, other students earned a long, summer break from studying and raced their bikes to the corner store, or headed down to the lake. The luckiest students will return this autumn to schools that choose Office 365 for education. I’ll tell you why. Schools...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/19/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office Is Still an Important Enterprise App: 10 Reasons Why Ten reasons why Microsoft Office remains the most important productivity suite in the enterprise. Office Reaches RTM...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/21/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Small businesses can now get 90 day free trial of Office 365 Small businesses with up to 10 users can now get a 90-day free trial of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. FICCI migrates to Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Soda Maker Saves 40 Hours a Week by Communicating in the Cloud

    Let’s hear from the small business, Thomas Kemper Soda Company, on why they chose Microsoft for their move to cloud computing! “With Office 365 we can go straight to the cloud to get what we need. It will give mobile employees, including our CEO, anywhere access to documents...
  • 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: PTG Migrates More Than 250 Customers to Microsoft Office 365 in the Last 12 Months

    Today’s guest blogger is Reed Wilson, founder and president of Palmetto Technology Group (PTG). PTG is a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and Tier 3 Cloud Champion that provides business technology solutions that enhance productivity and increase profitability (including Microsoft Office 365...
  • 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...