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    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...
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    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 8/31/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Bharti Airtel ties up with Microsoft to sell Office 365 to SMEs via cloud computing India's largest telco is working with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to small and medium businesses in India...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/24/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype is at home with Microsoft Tony Bates, president of the Skype Division, discusses the success of Skype over the past year. Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud Computing...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: SADA Systems Makes Migrating to Office 365 Easy & Efficient

    Today’s guest blogger is Patrick Watson, business development manager at SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT consultation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2003. Based in Los Angeles, SADA works with hundreds of organizations including commercial enterprises, academic...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/2/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Just Scored A Huge Win In The Cloud Microsoft’s new $9.8 million, four-year contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Office 365 is “a...
  • Blog Post: GW Computadores to Move 50 Clients to Office 365 by Mid-2013

    Today’s guest blogger is André Henrique Buss, owner of GW Computadores, a technology consulting firm that specializes in cloud-based infrastructures. Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, the firm works with small- and medium-size businesses in Brazil. Today, there really isn’t a good...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/26/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Windows 8 review: A big, beautiful, slightly shaky step forward Windows 8: “The touchscreen actions are a huge gain for usability, and the interface is gorgeous.” Microsoft Surface...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/5/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Toyota Going All In with Microsoft's Office 365 Toyota is making Office 365 available to its 200,000 employees worldwide. Microsoft Office Announces Affordable Cloud-Based Solutions The...
  • 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

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  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/18/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Retailers Giving a Lift to Microsoft's Cloud Ambitions Enjoying recent successful deals with J.C Penney Co. and British retailer Tesco PLC, Microsoft “is betting Office 365 is the right...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/12/2012

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  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/20/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Unveils New Cloud-Friendly Version Of Office Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer previews new version of Office; it’s “no ordinary upgrade.” Microsoft Office 2013 to...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/17/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft SkyDrive Cloud Gets Big Overhaul New updates bring SkyDrive out of preview and ready for a billion users. Microsoft Announces SkyDrive Re-design, Outlook.com Hits 10 Million Users...
  • 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: 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: LiveRoute Migrates Over 40 Middle East Companies to Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Faisal Zafar, director of operations for LiveRoute, a Dubai-based technology company that delivers IT solutions to companies throughout the Middle East. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, LiveRoute was the first cloud solution provider in the Middle East region. From the...
  • 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 2/8/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Microsoft’s New Version of Office Seven reasons why people will want to buy the new Office 365 Home Premium Edition subscription plan. Toyota North America...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/25/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Nonprofit Saves $40,000, Boosts IT Efficiency 62 Percent with Cloud Collaboration Solution Homeboy Industries increases IT efficiency by 62 percent and saves an estimates US $40,000 in capital...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/15/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft: Office 365 Sees Growing Adoption in India Indian firms of all sizes are choosing Office 365 over Google Apps. Google App Store Policy Raises Privacy Concerns Google’s privacy...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/3/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Q&A: Microsoft's Roskill Outlines Office 365 Opportunities, Cloud Incentives For Partners Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group, discusses Office...