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    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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/28/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.p> Top Hotel Group Goes 365 The company studied various cloud computing services on the market and decided to deploy Microsoft's Office 365. "The Microsoft [product] won out because it offers...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/9/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft, HP Unveil Joint Cloud Offering The Microsoft applications that will be available in a private cloud via HP Enterprise Cloud Services include Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Server...
  • 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/10/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Switching to Office 365’s Outlook Web App The layout is modern and fresh, but most importantly the web interface is quick – blindingly so – with keyword searches completed...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/23/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Exec: Google's Problems in L.A. Wouldn't Have Happened to Us Part 1 of our two-part Q&A with Microsoft's Tom Rizzo. He talks about the cloud, Office 365's recent compliance coup...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/23/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. SBS Looks to Cloud Services -- Moves from Novell GroupWise to Office 365 “We are moving 1300 users off GroupWise which has been in use a long time. The decision was driven through the...
  • 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 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: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/20/2012

    Microsoft Office 365's New Enterprise Fans Moving to Office 365 are airline JetBlue, outdoor clothing designer Patagonia, and the American Heart Association. "Each customer is unique, different in size, mission, and industry, yet all have a common technology mission--to foster greater collaboration and...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/24/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Move to the ‘Cloud’ Reaps Digital Cities Award “The migration to Microsoft's cloud has fundamentally changed the IT service delivery model for the city,” said Trobridge...
  • 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 6/10/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: Customer Focus: Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/16/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 First Impression With Office 365, Microsoft goes confidently into the cloud, putting up a SharePoint workspace, an instant messaging capability, and online versions...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/11/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Not-For-Profits Choose Microsoft Over Google We also took Google’s Apps cloud into consideration, but found Microsoft beat the search giant in price, support and relationship. Connect...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/9/2011

    `1``Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. How Cloud Computing Can Help Your SMB Compete Cloud computing will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest, writes Rich On in a blog published on CloudTweaks. Microsoft...
  • 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 11/11/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. How Yo! Sushi Saved 40% by Moving to Cloud Computing Fast-food chain YO! Sushi hopes never to buy a server again, according to its IT Manager Billy Waters, and is placing its bets on cloud...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/27/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. UL Embraces Microsoft Cloud Productivity Services to Drive Increased Global Collaboration To help create a culture of stronger collaboration and communication worldwide, Underwriters Laboratories...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/19/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. MetaVis Announces Office 365 and SharePoint Permissions Management Tool MetaVis Technologies, Inc. today announced MetaVis Security Manager for SharePoint and Office 365, which allows users...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 4/20/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. India Hires Microsoft in 'Largest Cloud Deployment Ever' AICTE sought the services also of IBM and Google, which has a competing Google Apps for Education service, but settled on Microsoft...
  • 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 12/2/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft: Office 365 a Hit, Especially with Small Businesses Office 365, Microsoft's cloud collaboration and communication suite for organizations, is selling eight times faster than its predecessor...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/8/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The Microsoft Advantage Microsoft Adds Co-Authoring Feature to Word Web App "When you're co-authoring, you always have a real time view into who is making changes and where these changes...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/18/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office 365 and Doing Business in the Cloud Launched globally at the end of June this year, Office 365 represents a radical move by software giant Microsoft to shift its premium productivity...