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  • Blog Post: Reedy Creek Streamlines New Email Roll-Out with Microsoft Exchange Online

    Companies of all sizes are moving to cloud computing, taking advantage of immense benefits. In today’s post we hear from Reedy Creek Improvement District on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing! “Having evaluated cloud...
  • 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: Algonquin College Turns to Live@EDU to Meet Access and Collaboration Needs

    In today’s post we hear from Algonquin College on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move off Lotus Notes, to embrace cloud computing. “Students can’t believe they can be anywhere in the world and access their email with Microsoft Outlook...
  • 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: 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: 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: #WhyMsft Retweet Contest—the Results are in!

    On Monday, we challenged you to tweet a single-word answer to the question: “ # WhyMsft for your business?” You flooded our Twitter stream with responses that consistently delighted and surprised us. Some of you humbled us with one-word, blockbuster reviews of Microsoft’s “harmonious”...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/17/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. MSFT: Cowen Lauds Office 365, Sees Bookings, Profit Upside Among the encouraging data points, Moskowitz notes that Office 365 had “over 50,000 trials in the first two weeks,” that...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/6/2011

    Welcome to the Why Microsoft Weekly Roundup! The roundup is a collection of news items from around the web this week. Our goal is to share a variety of conversations about Microsoft products in the community…Enjoy! Top 5 Picks for This Week: Orion Energy Systems Sees the Light, Moves Data...
  • Blog Post: Top Considerations in Moving to the Public Cloud

    Earlier this month I posted Why Move to the Public Cloud? , outlining the thinking behind choosing a public cloud implementation. As you may recall, it described why organizations choose public, private or hybrid cloud implementations and also why some choose traditional, on-premises applications. ...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/27/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Mobile Productivity: Introducing “Mango” for Windows Phone 7 Microsoft’s “Mango” Win 7 Phone Geared For Enterprise Users Companies shopping for a new...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Beta Review from Jornata

    Jornata is a Microsoft customer and partner, participating in the Office 365 Beta for small businesses. The company gained its first experiences with the Office 365 suite of collaborative tools through the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), which evolved into Office 365. Bringing expertise in...
  • Blog Post: Google Innovation or Imitation

    I've been around the block enough times to know what technology innovations are. I'm all about it and I'd better be. – With over fifteen years of product management experience. Meanwhile, it seems to me that Google Apps folks from the googlelplex are outmoded; worse for techies, they're lagging...
  • Blog Post: Why Governments Buy Microsoft Online Services

    Reflecting on Memorial Day, when Americans remember how military veterans safeguarded fellow citizens through their service, today I’m also recalling how Microsoft’s services contribute in the public sector. We have developed and now manage a suite of online services to assist government...
  • Blog Post: In One Word, Tell Us #WhyMsft for Your Business

    This past year we’ve provided quite a bit of evidence and insight about productivity in the cloud. Now it’s your turn to sound off. In one word (yes, one word), tell us why your company prefers the Microsoft productivity platform: whether it's improved efficiency, collaboration, productivity...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/24/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Small Business Focus: Easy, Professional and Reliable For some clients, the big win in Office 365 will be the ability to easily synchronize email across the desktop, mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/3/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Municipio de Humacao Moves to the Cloud Microsoft COO Touts the “Cloud” in Puerto Rico Microsoft is pushing aggressively into cloud computing for businesses — and...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/22/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Bloomberg Launches Cloud Archiving For Microsoft Office 365 "Bloomberg Vault for Office 365 is an example of how customers and partners can quickly customize Office 365 and benefit from the latest...
  • Blog Post: Get Started With Office 365!

    The wait is over! Office 365 brings together Microsoft cloud productivity services in a secure, reliable, and flexible package. Better yet, it has been tested by over 200,000 organizations and Office 365 is available today to businesses of all sizes in 40 markets around the world. You’ll find that...
  • 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: University Chooses Microsoft over Google, Saving IT Time and Cutting Storage

    In today’s post we hear from the United Arab Emirates University on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move off its Sun messaging system and onto Exchange and Live@Edu! “We believe that Exchange Server is one of the most powerful email...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/13/2011

    Welcome to the Why Microsoft Weekly Roundup! The roundup is a collection of news items from around the web this week. Our goal is to share a variety of conversations about Microsoft products in the community…Enjoy! Top 5 Picks for This Week: Analyst: WP7 to Beat Android by 2013, Not 2015...
  • Blog Post: Why are Small Businesses Choosing Office 365 Over Google Apps?

    We started Office 365 public beta in April 2011. Since then, we have seen over a hundred thousand businesses signed up for the beta version of Office 365. Over 70% are small businesses with less than 25 employees. So, why are small businesses making the move to Office 365? What does a small business...
  • Blog Post: The Hidden Google Tax

    This is the time when many people in the United States are receiving a federal tax refund. Many of us worked hard to get a refund, hunting down receipts, and accounting for all possible tax deductions. No one would willingly give the IRS more than they owe, or submit to taxes they weren’t...