Why Microsoft

A blog about Microsoft's strategic and technical differentiation.

Why Microsoft

  • A New Home for Why Microsoft Blog

    Winston Churchill once said that “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Indeed, after three years, it’s time for a change for the Why Microsoft Blog. As the cloud grows in popularity, Office 365 has become...
  • Office 365 = Saved Time + Saved Money for Small Businesses

    As a small business owner, you’re probably used to making trade-offs—work-life balance for business growth, predictability for entrepreneurship. Sound familiar? And of all the trade-offs, there’s no bigger compromise than the one...
  • 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...
  • LiveRoute Migrates Over 40 Middle East Companies to Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Faisal Zafar, director of operations for LiveRoute, a Dubai-based technology company that delivers IT solutions to companies throughout the Middle East. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, LiveRoute was the first cloud solution...
  • 10 Ways to Set Up Your Small Business for Success in 2013

    Small business owner confidence continues to drag , according to the latest report by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). While expectations for improved businesses increased slightly over last month, small firms are still struggling...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/15/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft: Office 365 Sees Growing Adoption in India Indian firms of all sizes are choosing Office 365 over Google Apps. Google App Store...
  • SADA Systems Makes Migrating to Office 365 Easy & Efficient

    Today’s guest blogger is Patrick Watson, business development manager at SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT consultation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2003. Based in Los Angeles, SADA works with hundreds of organizations...
  • Rakuten Chooses Microsoft Office 365 over Google Apps to Trim Costs and Reduce IT Burden

    Internet services company Rakuten needed to improve its messaging environment to support rapid expansion and decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365, after evaluating Google Apps. We recently spoke to Jonathan Levine, Executive Officer and Vice Executive...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/8/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Microsoft’s New Version of Office Seven reasons why people will want to buy the new Office 365 Home Premium...
  • Office 365: The Mobile Office for Your Small Business

    Imagine that you had all the tools you needed to work wherever you are–whether it’s in the office, at home, on the way to a meeting, or at a client site. And it’s not just that way for you, but for all the employees of your small business...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/1/2013

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. A Fresh New Office Finds a Place in the Cloud Microsoft “has a winning program on its hands” with its newest version of Office...
  • Engaging Retail Employees with Office 365

    As Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup once said: “To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace.” One of the key challenges for the retail industry is retaining talent. While fewer employees are leaving their jobs...
  • 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...
  • Reinventing the Retail Customer Experience with Office 365

    Today’s omni-channel customers are more connected than ever before. With so much information readily available, consumers can easily research products wherever they are via their mobile devices, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices...
  • 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...
  • Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

    Today’s guest blogger is Mo Khan, managing director of Xelleration, a consulting and technology solutions company and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides business intelligence and office automation solutions. Headquartered in Irvine...
  • Office 365: Retailers’ Secret Weapon

    As retailers head to the National Retail Federation Annual Convention and EXPO this year, most, I’m sure, have already heard the forecasts for continued slow growth in 2013. As one industry professional put it : Growth will be “challenging”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GW Computadores to Move 50 Clients to Office 365 by Mid-2013

    Today’s guest blogger is André Henrique Buss, owner of GW Computadores, a technology consulting firm that specializes in cloud-based infrastructures. Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, the firm works with small- and medium-size businesses...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

    Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration...
  • Why Office 365? Readers Respond on Twitter

    As Part II of our Twitter contest, we asked readers to tweet their answers to the question: “ Why is Office 365 a better choice for your business?” And again, your responses came flooding in. Thank you! Many of you responded with ways...
  • Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/21/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Small businesses can now get 90 day free trial of Office 365 Small businesses with up to 10 users can now get a 90-day free trial of the Microsoft...