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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: 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: Microsoft Tools Prepare Students for the Workplace

    In this post I plan to share why schools, colleges and universities use Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Students, administrators and educators are using the hosted service, Live@edu to collaborate and be productive with email and calendaring. In fact, while educators have counted on Microsoft tools...
  • 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: 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: Google’s “Simple and Affordable” Siren Song

    Google’s claim that Google Apps for Business is “simple and affordable” reminds me of the irresistible song of the Sirens in the Odyssey . It’s hard not to be swayed by low prices and bargains. Yet the reality is that many businesses lured by Google Apps promise of “simple...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, Lojas Renner

    A s part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer at Lojas Renner, about why the company chose to switch from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Lojas Renner. Balbinot...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer, UrbaCon General Contracting

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Muttia Alkhayyat, Chief Information Officer at UrbaCon General Contracting about why, after adopting Google Apps for Business, UrbaCon switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to David Seah, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Hersing Corporation, about why Hersing chose to manage its messaging and collaboration environment with Microsoft Office 365 instead of Google Apps. Here’s what he had...
  • 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: Kattelo Consulting: Our Clients Prefer the Familiarity and Intuitiveness of Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Kenneth Lo, CEO of Kattelo Consulting , a consulting firm that builds solutions using Microsoft SharePoint and the .NET platform. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm works with businesses, nonprofits, and government clients across the U.S. Interest...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/14/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Dixons Rolls Out Office 365 to 20,000 Users The electrical retailer Dixons Retail to roll out Office 365 to 20,000 users across the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Microsoft...
  • 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: Google Atmosphere or “Admosphere”?

    Are you ad-opting a productivity vendor or advertising partner? At Atmosphere today, Google will try to court CIOs. CIOs are a tough audience, and they should be. They are looking for solutions to increase productivity, foster collaboration and take their organizations to the next level in an efficient...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Thomas Jefferson University

    As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Doug Herrick, Chief Information Officer for Jefferson Information Technologies at Thomas Jefferson University, about why the university chose to replace its existing on-premises email system with Microsoft Exchange Online through Microsoft...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 3/23/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Early Office 365 Adopters: What Drove Them and What Have They Learned? Both companies trialed alternative online and cloud-based messaging and office suites, notably Google Apps, before electing...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/7/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft's New Enterprise Operating System Is Going To Be A Big Hit Windows Server 2012, now officially available, is “destined to be a big hit.” 'Microsoft Office 365 better...
  • Blog Post: Google’s Limited Cloud

    It’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options. But what if there’s only one option—and it doesn’t fit your organization’s needs? That’s the situation with Google and its so-called “pure” cloud model. Either you move completely to the...
  • 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...