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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: 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: Why Office 2010 and Office 365 Enable My Best Work

    Working for Microsoft, we're used to having the latest tools to work with, and the productivity tools we are using change for good reasons. -- The tools have come a long way over the years, helping people do new things, and more easily. Today, we'll walk along the path Office has taken, and look at some...
  • Blog Post: Google’s One Size Fits All Ultimatum

    When I sit down and talk with business customers and organizations to discuss benefits in moving to the cloud, the first thing they point out is that they want to move in careful phases, at their own pace, as they have done with any major IT implementation. That’s just smart. Plan carefully and...
  • 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: Your Favorite Office 365 Feature: The Results are In!

    Earlier this month, we challenged you to tweet your answers to the question: “ Which Office 365 feature do you rely on the most ?” Well, it wasn’t long before the responses came flooding in. Many of you responded with features that you depend upon on a daily basis such as “track...
  • 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: Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

    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 11/16/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. SharePoint 2013 To 'Supercharge' Enterprise Social Networking In his keynote talk at the SharePoint Conference 2012, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper describes how social networking...
  • Blog Post: FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

    Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration. India’s largest and oldest apex...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/28/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.p> Top Hotel Group Goes 365 The company studied various cloud computing services on the market and decided to deploy Microsoft's Office 365. "The Microsoft [product] won out because it offers...
  • Blog Post: San Francisco Chooses Microsoft Cloud Email and Archiving for over 23,000 Employees

    Welcome to the cloud, San Francisco! Earlier today The City and County of San Francisco and Microsoft announced their intent to bring the benefits of cloud computing to over 23,000 municipal employees by migrating the city’s on-premise email to Exchange Online. San Francisco joins...
  • Blog Post: Clothing Firm Cuts Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365

    Today we hear from BabyBloem, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move off Google Apps to Microsoft’s cloud solutions! “It’s so easy to communicate now. I can turn my computer on and see when China’s online. With just one...
  • Blog Post: What Support Changes to Microsoft’s Online Services Means for Your Business

    The new Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for Online Services is the latest step in providing flexible cloud solutions that allows the enterprise to seamlessly adopt new product updates. Here are the three core impacts this new policy will have for your business: 1) More lead...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/9/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft, HP Unveil Joint Cloud Offering The Microsoft applications that will be available in a private cloud via HP Enterprise Cloud Services include Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Server...
  • 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: Office 365 Reviews: The Proof is in the Pudding

    I can’t help but be excited about the incredible new capabilities we’ll be offering to businesses and organizations around the world with Office 365. As we look forward to our next generation cloud productivity service, I thought I’d share a few snippets from early reviews that capture...
  • 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: U.S. Public Sector CIOs Embrace Cloud Computing

    My name is Tony Tai, and I recently joined the Microsoft Office 365 team. Prior to this role, I managed the SharePoint marketing website , powered by SharePoint2010. It was incredibly fun to roll out the first public facing website on SharePoint 2010’s general availability day. I also spent the...
  • Blog Post: Swedish Cooperative Group Reduces Costs and Improves Communication with Office 365

    Today we hear from Lantmännen on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to Office 365! “Our employees should not have to worry about the technology. With Office 365, they have a stable solution that offers them access from anywhere.” ...
  • 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: After Trying Google, Manufacturer Chooses Microsoft Cloud Solution

    ESL Industries tells us why Microsoft was the best decision in their move to cloud computing! “We had tried Google Docs but found that it was a departure from the Microsoft software we’d already invested in. Sometimes the free offering is not always the best offering...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/9/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses Skype launches the public Skype in the workspace, a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers...
  • 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: Improving Emergency Preparedness

    With a higher than average amount of severe weather predicted for 2012 , governments need to be prepared. Whether it’s something as simple as an electrical outage or as disastrous as a hurricane, government agencies need to keep their systems up and running. They also need to quickly notify the...