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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: Protecting Sensitive Government Data

    Governments wondering if Google Apps would meet their security requirements need look no further than the City of Los Angeles. Last December, the city pulled its police department out of a planned move to Google Apps for Government after concluding that it did not meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-Based File Sharing Gives Police Force Secure, 24/7 Access

    Organizations all around the world are enjoying great benefits from cloud computing. Today we learn from the Dutch National Police on why Microsoft Office 365 was the best decision for their organization in their move to embrace the cloud, instead of choosing Google Apps! "Nothing is...
  • Blog Post: The People’s Choice -- Office 365

    The results are in! Last month, Microsoft partnered with Wired Magazine to survey its community regarding what its key criterion were for choosing a cloud productivity solution, and how Office 365 and Google Apps stacked up against those needs. The results showed that familiarity , easy access , being...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 3/2/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Privacy in the Public Cloud: The Office 365 Approach This white paper examines Microsoft's broad approach to privacy governance and describes how these principles and processes have been applied...
  • Blog Post: Does Your Cloud Service Set the Highest, Global Standard for Security?

    At Microsoft, we know that interactions between people bridge country and corporate borders thousands of times each day, and that for many businesses, transactions occur in-country only. Since business data is an asset which is sensitive to employees, business operations, customers, and partners, we...
  • Blog Post: Guidance for Two Factor Authentication to Office 365

    As every day goes by more and more organizations of all sizes are using Office 365. Meanwhile, either in or outside of the work place, most of us use two factor authentication at one time or another to prove who we are to financial institutions, intranets, or other online services. Using a second authentication...
  • Blog Post: User Authentication in Office 365 versus in Google Apps

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  • Blog Post: Keeping Private Documents Private

    When I share an email or a document with a colleague and ask for their confidentiality, I trust that they won’t share the information with others. Yet information that is particularly business- sensitive tends to be quite interesting, so we learn in the press when people are tempted to break the...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of an IT Professional

    IT pros are our behind-the-scenes heroes.They help businesses choose and implement the right solution and ensure its ongoing success. When stepping to the cloud, they need to find a secure and compliant service. Office 365 not only meets these needs, but Microsoft supports them with a robust solution...
  • Blog Post: Socializing All of the Goodness in SharePoint Online

    Microsoft recently completed its acquisition of Yammer to bolster its enterprise social networking capabilities. While it’s too early to share details about the impact on your business productivity in the workplace, I am very excited about its potential! In the meantime, there are a lot of social...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/25/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Vatican and Microsoft in Software Deal The Vatican has struck a deal with Microsoft to give 43m pupils at 200,000 Roman Catholic schools in more than 100 countries access to a broad suite of...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/25/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Reports Over 22 Million Live@edu Users "Office 365 for education will include everything available in Office 365 for enterprises, helping teachers save time and manage their curricula...