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  • 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: Hyatt Hotels tells us 'Why Microsoft' is their Cloud Provider.

    Mike Blake, CIO for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is our guest blogger today and will describe why he made the decision to move to the cloud and why he chose BPOS to meet the needs of Hyatt's employees world-wide. Hyatt Hotels Corporation first began in 1957 when Jay Pritzker purchased the Hyatt House motel...
  • Blog Post: Three Big Wins for Microsoft Cloud Services

    Today at our annual Financial Analyst's Meeting (FAM) we announced that The Dow Chemical Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the University of Georgia have each selected Microsoft cloud solutions. If you'd like to watch any of Executive keynotes, please visit the digital site dedicated to this event. ...
  • 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: Cloud Power or Cloud Compromises: You Choose

    We announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ) is ready to go live with the premier productivity cloud solution: Microsoft Online Services. The USDA brings us the food pyramid, organic certification, food safety, and the US Forest Service . Now, we can return the favor...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs, about replacing Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite. Here's what he had to say: Q: Tell us about...
  • 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: The Realities of Google Cloud Connect

    Google recently released Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. You might have heard some buzz . When the Cloud Connect beta came out in November 2010, people expressed their frustration with the tool's ability to deal with the most straight forward tasks . Now that it is available we’ve taken a look...
  • Blog Post: Two More Customers Answer ‘Why Microsoft?’

    Over the last several weeks, I've been proud to highlight why customers of all sizes, geographies and industries have picked Microsoft over Google Apps. Some have left Google after realizing 'it's more pony than horse' , others gave it a test drive and found out quickly it was 'more showroom than track...
  • 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: City Frees $90,000 from IT Budget by Using Cloud-Based Email

    Governments are moving to cloud computing to reap immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from the Municipio de Humacao on why Microsoft cloud solutions were the city’s best choice for email and collaboration! “The Google programs simply weren’t easy to use...
  • 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: 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: Bigger Than The Beatles and Google’s Crush on Office Get Serious

    Imagine if you filled up Wembley Stadium (82K seats) and the Rose Bowl (100K seats) with a totally new audience every day for 100 days straight. You would be on pace to be one of the most successful attractions ever. Well, today we announced that the Office Web Apps have been used by over 20 million...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Jake Harris, Director of IT at Aisle7

    As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services customer series, we talked to Jake Harris, Director of IT at Aisle7, about replacing Google Apps with the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, which includes Microsoft Exchange Online. Here's what he had to say. Q: Tell us about the...