Office 365 for enterprises: Part 3 – Anywhere Access

AUTHOR: Allen with the Office 365 Group at Microsoft Reposting from Microsoft Office 365 Blog It’s no secret that the proportion of information workers who are mobile or working outside of headquarters continues to grow. Whether they are working from home, going where opportunity leads, or just working in different locations, they need the ability…

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New York Times: Microsoft Gives Cloud to Scientists

Following Bill Hilf’s earlier post about how the cloud is going to enable more customers to take advantage of technical computing (aka supercomputing), the New York Times recently posted an article about Microsoft making software tools and Windows Azure resources available for bio-science research (NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure.)  It showcases a real world example of what Bill…

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Volvo, Vampires and Windows Azure – What do they have in common?

This morning I came across an interesting story on the On Windows site about how Volvo Cars used Microsoft Windows Azure to create an online campaign and game, Lost in Forks, to highlight the inclusion of Volvo automobiles in the Twilight series of books and movies. If you’re not familiar with the Twilight series you…

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Forrester Reports: SQL Azure Raises the Bar On Cloud Databases

I wanted to highlight a post from the SQL Azure team, at this link, which describes a Forrester Research, Inc. published research piece titled “SQL Azure Raises The Bar on Cloud Databases.”   The research describes how Microsoft listened to feedback from early customers and made key enhancements that position SQL Azure as a leader in…

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Ready. Set. Connect in new ways with Microsoft Lync

Exciting news today related to how Microsoft is helping enable customers to connect with coworkers and information in new ways with the launch of Microsoft Lync.   Allen, with the Microsoft Office 365 team, talks about the news in his post, which I’ve pulled in below.  I wanted to echo his “My Experiences” comments as well. …

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Office 365 for enterprises: Part 2 – Best Productivity Experience

AUTHOR: Allen with the Office 365 Group at Microsoft Reposting from Microsoft Office 365 Blog With hundreds of millions of users, Microsoft Office is practically synonymous with business productivity. As the world grows more complex and interconnected, the definition of business productivity has expanded. Whether it’s a financial analyst mastering thousands (or millions) of rows…

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Technical computing in the cloud: Big solutions for big challenges

The following is a guest blog post from Bill Hilf, General manager, Technical computing, Microsoft   Every day there is a lot of interesting news and discussion around cloud computing.  One area that I find important and exciting is thinking about large scale and complex problems – classically tackled by high performance computing systems –…

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Transformation of IT and Economics 101 of the Cloud

Cloud computing in the enterprise has been available in niches the last couple of years, but the large scale move that companies are now considering for areas of their businesses is relatively new to many.  Companies are looking at and analyzing the perceived benefits such as cost reduction, improved flexibility and scalability.  We’re all getting…

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Office 365 for enterprises: Part 1

AUTHOR: Allen with the Office 365 Group at Microsoft Reposting from Microsoft Office 365 Blog This is the first in series of posts about the value Office 365 provides to larger organizations. What do we mean by “larger”? Basically, if you employ (or will soon need to employ) IT staff to meet your security, reliability,…

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The Benefits of Private Cloud Computing

While we’ve all heard the terms private and public cloud over the last year, those terms may still seem vague to some. So it’s probably a good idea to discuss each concept in some detail, and since it’s near and dear to my heart I’ll start with private cloud. No, it’s not a gated community…

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