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  • 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...
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    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 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: 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 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 6/3/2011

    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 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: Welcome to Your Modern Office!

    It’s here! Speaking at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the highly anticipated customer preview of the new Office. The next release brings the familiar Office applications to a wide range of devices including Windows 8 tablets, PCs and phones. It also...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 11/2/2012

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  • 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 10/26/2012

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  • 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: 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 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 8/26/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Download Free eBook “Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime” Authored by Katherine Murray, the free Office 365 eBook dives into the Cloud...
  • 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 9/14/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Earns Cloud Cred with Windows Server 2012 The idea behind the private cloud is to package the advanced automation techniques pioneered by public cloud service providers so that you...
  • 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 11/30/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Barilla Selects Microsoft Office 365 Italian food company Barilla Group selects Office 365 to manage the interaction among employees in its branch offices, production plants and on the road...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/25/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Nonprofit Saves $40,000, Boosts IT Efficiency 62 Percent with Cloud Collaboration Solution Homeboy Industries increases IT efficiency by 62 percent and saves an estimates US $40,000 in capital...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/2/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections. Microsoft Office 365 Review: Online Productivity Suite Offers Top-Notch Integration A replacement for Microsoft’s Business Online Professional Services, Office 365 includes online versions...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/4/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The Windy City Teams with Microsoft on Cloud Strategy The City of Chicago moves 30,000 employees to Office 365, joining a growing number of state and local governments that are taking advantage...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/15/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The Microsoft Advantage Microsoft Challenges Competition with New Phones, Windows 8 Preview In the second day of its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft reveals new “Mango”...