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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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/13/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Starts Slamming Office 365 Door on Google Apps There are soon going to be tens of millions of people regularly using Office 365 in the cloud who in the past might have only used Google...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Google's Outlook Sync Tool: Out of Sync with Customers

    My name is Brandon Hoff and I am a Technical Product Manager here at Microsoft and have been working on Exchange for almost 10 years. Since the introduction of Outlook into the Office suite in 1997, I have come across my fair share of connectors (IBM, Novell, et al) which have attempted to provide a...
  • 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: 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/23/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Visaka Industries Deploys Microsoft Office 365 Visaka Industries switches from Google Apps to Office 365 because “Microsoft Office 365 clearly out-shines Google Apps not only in ease...
  • 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: Leaving Google Apps for Microsoft Online – Two New Examples

    Today we've publish two more case studies that highlight how customers have answered the question "Why Microsoft?" Building on our previous post about customers 'Leaving Google Apps', both customer interviews both provide continued examples of why Google Apps doesn't really deliver the nirvana its creators...
  • 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: 2011: The Year in Review

    There’s something about the holiday season that makes me stop and reflect. In looking back, a lot has happened this year: the passing of Steve Jobs, the impact of social media on the Arab Spring, and ability for tweeters to better secure flights in tornado-ravaged areas. Tracking both unfortunate...
  • Blog Post: Spring is in the air!

    On Friday we finalized the code for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 in what we call RTM ("Release to Manufacturing"). Customers with active Software Assurance (SA) on these products will be able to download the products in English via the Volume Licensing Service Center starting April 27. ( Credit :...
  • Blog Post: Comparing Office Suites - Steering Wheel or HandleBars?

    Steering Wheels for a Reason For arguments sake, let's say you are deciding on a new car. You likely expect the car to have basic features like four wheels, an engine, seats and a steering wheel etc. Did it ever occur to you to make sure the seats are adjustable? Or if the steering wheel can tilt...
  • Blog Post: PC, Phone, Browser - 90 Seconds to Why Microsoft

    I recently read the CIO Magazine "State of the CIO" survey. What I found interesting was that 63% of CIO respondents said 'improving end-user workforce productivity' would be the one of the most significant accomplishments in the year ahead. So f or the upcoming release of Office/SharePoint 2010, we...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability and Innovation In Action: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

    With the “wave” ( yes, I did go there ) of announcements from this past week from both Microsoft and Google has got me thinking about interoperability and innovation. Given that customers and partners trust us to help make their people more productive and help them grow their businesses,...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft? Office 365 is Accessible

    Microsoft is committed to Universal Access Microsoft has invested heavily in accessibility for more than 20 years, and we strive to create technology that anyone can use—regardless of age or ability. This foresight is part of our Office product history , our present offerings and our plans for...
  • Blog Post: WordPad's ruler now matched by Google Docs

    At the beginning of the week, Anil Sabharwal, Product Manager, for Google Apps wrote a blog post “ Laying the foundation for a new Google Docs” Please do read it: I found it thought provoking to hear how Google articulates the excitement of their new groundbreaking features: · Users...
  • Blog Post: A Patent Lack of Focus

    I’ve been reading about the impact of Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility, and it got me thinking: Where are Google’s investments in their enterprise applications? Obviously, I follow Google closely, and whether it’s their financials or company priorities, they say surprisingly...
  • Blog Post: Clearing the Atmosphere

    On Monday, Google is hosting Atmosphere, their conference to convince CIOs to buy Google Apps. In the run up to the event, they’ve been briefing reporters, and because I’ve been pretty vocal ( 1 , 2 , 3 ) about the gaps in Google’s strategy, I’ve been getting some calls too. Of...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/13/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 1.0 If your colleagues are some distance away, or you can't easily get together to plan what you're doing, then Microsoft's Lync Online may be able to help. The program...