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  • 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: 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: 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 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 3/9/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft to Offer Government-Only Cloud Option for Office 365 Microsoft will offer U.S. government agencies the option to host their Office 365 suites in a dedicated "cloud community" reserved...
  • 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: The Cloud on Your Terms

    Thousands have gathered at the sold-out Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in California. On day two of the conference we are providing another, exciting resource to help you transition to the cloud on your terms, the “Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365” white paper. ...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/14/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Environmental Building Strategies Migrates to Office 365 as Green Approach to IT Management With appropriate layers of security, reliability, and compliance, it delivers a cost-effective subscription...
  • 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 9/21/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Announces Office 2013 Prices and Packaging Microsoft announces pricing and packaging details for Office 2013. Microsoft Cloud Partners See Increase in Office 365 Customers Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic. Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues The Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: BBVA Paraguay Improves Operational Efficiency and Customer Service with Microsoft SharePoint

    Despite implementing Google Apps as its communication platform, BBVA Paraguay is using the Microsoft SharePoint platform to run its critical business processes and improve organizational efficiency. We recently spoke to Pablo Estebanez, Operations, Transformation and Technology Director, for BBVA Paraguay...
  • 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

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Steve Ballmer Asks Customers, Partners and Shareholders to Believe in Microsoft Steve Ballmer: “Fantastic devices and services for end users will drive our enterprise businesses forward...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/28/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Good Tidings to our Office 365 Customers As the new year approaches, Microsoft thanks its customers for choosing Office 365. MachPanel 4.5 will Support Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Google Apps’ Collaboration Red Herring

    In today’s workplace, a core competency for information workers is the ability to work together. As a result, we likely spend a lot of time in meetings. But we also spend a lot of time working independently—like doing the leg work to facilitate meetings or completing action items that result...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/7/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Webjet Adopts Office 365, Windows Azure Webjet, Australia’s largest online travel booking website, selects Office 365 “because it differentiates itself from the competition with...
  • 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: Top 3 Reasons Schools Choose Office 365 over Google Apps

    As graduation caps flew into the air last week, other students earned a long, summer break from studying and raced their bikes to the corner store, or headed down to the lake. The luckiest students will return this autumn to schools that choose Office 365 for education. I’ll tell you why. Schools...
  • Blog Post: Seven Reasons Why Your Business Will Love the New SharePoint

    As the SharePoint Conference 2012 kicks off in Las Vegas this week, it’s a great time to examine our progress to date as well as where Microsoft SharePoint is headed. SharePoint has come a long way since its launch 11 years ago. Originally envisioned as a way to manage documents, today it has...