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  • 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: 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: 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: In One Word, Tell Us #WhyMsft for Your Business

    This past year we’ve provided quite a bit of evidence and insight about productivity in the cloud. Now it’s your turn to sound off. In one word (yes, one word), tell us why your company prefers the Microsoft productivity platform: whether it's improved efficiency, collaboration, productivity...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/3/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Municipio de Humacao Moves to the Cloud Microsoft COO Touts the “Cloud” in Puerto Rico Microsoft is pushing aggressively into cloud computing for businesses — and...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/10/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Customer Focus: Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Actions Speak Louder than Words

    As the English philosopher John Locke once said: “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” If Google’s actions at the recent I/O conference are any indication, its enterprise customers just aren’t a priority. The Google I/O developer...
  • Blog Post: “Down and Out” for Google Apps Users

    Outages will happen, whether we use applications managed by a supplier in the cloud, or use applications managed by in-house, IT staff. Some of the news lately has been about Google Apps' service outages. Yet, if we have tools to be productive in our workday, cloud service outages aren’t as painful...
  • Blog Post: Real World in the Cloud: Interview with Andy Springer of Rookie Recruits

    As part of the Real World in the Cloud series, we spoke to Andy Springer, Co-Founder and Director at Rookie Recruits, about why, after adopting Google Apps web services, Rookie Recruits quickly switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say. Q: Please tell us about...
  • Blog Post: Google Graveyard Spooks Customers

    The wind is blowing, and I think I hear a howl. After all, Google customers are not finding tools they have been using over the years. The tools are dead and buried . The ad company spooked Inc.’s Erik Markowitz as well. In tiptoeing past the Google Graveyard he quotes Google regarding...
  • 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: 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: Contoso Fooled By Google, Returns to Microsoft

    Today we hear from Thomas Rizzo, CIO at Contoso , a manufacturing firm headquartered near Seattle. Lured by promises of “proven cost savings,” a year ago today we switched all 1,200 Contoso employees to Google Apps for Business. Finally, we’ve decided enough is enough. Yes, you’ve...
  • Blog Post: Office 365: What a Rush!

    Based on the news coming today from our Worldwide Partner conference, it’s clear that businesses of all sizes are eager to experience firsthand the benefits of Office 365. In the 13 days since we launched the service more than 50,000 organizations have started trials of Office 365. That means...
  • Blog Post: Is Google Protecting Your Privacy?

    Critical, confidential information like your customer list is your lifeline in business. You would do everything you can to safeguard it. Yet, in our increasingly social, Web-connected world, keeping your information private goes against Google’s interest in indexing everything for search. After...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/12/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Office 365 BPOS to Office 365 Transitions Start in September 2011 The software giant is gearing up to work closely with existing BPOS customers in order to ensure that the migration to Office...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/29/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Microsoft Muscles Past Expectations Wall Street had high hopes for Microsoft's latest financials, and the company did not disappoint. Fueled by a strong PC upgrade cycle, it turned in a record...
  • 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: Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Kevin Yearick, Grady Health System

    As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Kevin Yearick, Director of Network Services at Grady Health System, about why, after evaluating several cloud-based solutions, Grady chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services to manage...
  • Blog Post: My New Year's Resolutions for 2012

    I’m all about self-improvement and this time of year, there’s nothing like a few good resolutions to motivate me to change for the better. I care about excellence in the productivity tools people use every day. So, in my annual tradition, I’ve made these New Year's Resolutions for 2012...
  • Blog Post: Why Flexibility Matters

    I’m all about saving gas. But if I were to buy a new car, it wouldn’t be an all-electric car. It would be a plug-in hybrid. Why? In a word-- flexibility. I may not always be somewhere where I can plug in my car and recharge the battery. And when I’m not, I don’t want to be...
  • Blog Post: Major Updates, New Markets for Office 365

    It’s a great day for Office 365 customers! Today, Microsoft announced new capabilities and trial availability for customers in 22 additional markets around the world. For a list of countries where Office 365 is newly available see Office 365 adds 22 Additional Markets, New Features and Continues...
  • Blog Post: What Google Can’t Do in the Cloud

    My colleague tells me she’ll be buying another car. A hybrid is on her short list. This latest blend of technologies helps the environment, and a US tax incentive makes the vehicles economical. A hybrid gives you choices, it is economical and it’s sustainable, and that’s just what people...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/4/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Office 365 Updates Begin to Percolate Through Microsoft's Line-Up Pieces of Microsoft’s promised fourth-quarter Office 365 update are beginning to manifest themselves via various Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Private Documents Private

    When I share an email or a document with a colleague and ask for their confidentiality, I trust that they won’t share the information with others. Yet information that is particularly business- sensitive tends to be quite interesting, so we learn in the press when people are tempted to break the...