Microsoft Launches Office 365 Around the World

Today Microsoft launched our newest cloud service, Office 365, which delivers Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online together in a predictable monthly subscription.  You can find full details on the announcement here and also more information on customers and partners on the Office 365 web site here.  The set…

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Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: 5 Lessons Learned from Our Cloud Deployment

I wanted to share a blog post from Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, where he provides some insight into 5 lessons he’s learned along the path to deploying cloud computing solutions at Microsoft. Tony shared this information with an audience of fellow CIOs at a Forbes and Microsoft CIO network this week in New York.  …

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What others are saying about the Office 365 beta

It’s been a little over a week since the public beta of Office 365 became available, and there have already been some great comments on it from the press and customers.    For those not familiar with Office 365, it’s an always-up-to-date cloud service which brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync…

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Microsoft Office 365 Launches Public Beta

There are a variety of stories coming out today regarding the availability of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service public beta, including this one on PCMag.com and the official news release on Microsoft.com here.  The beta is available to 38 markets and in 17 languages. Office 365 brings the familiar experience of Microsoft Office together…

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Better Cloud Collaboration, Better Healthcare

Exciting news today as several new customers announced their move to the cloud with Microsoft Online Services. These customers join a  growing list of others in realizing the benefits our hosted productivity solutions can have in fostering collaboration, improving productivity and reducing costs. Check out the article to hear how each of the completely unique organizations…

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Mostly Cloudy Forecast at Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit

This week Microsoft held its U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, and while we’re used to rain this time of year in Seattle (and most of the year for that matter….), the forecast at the event for the Public Sector was mostly cloudy – cloud related technology that is. With all the interest I’ve seen…

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The Realities of Google Cloud Connect

Some interesting notes in a blog post from my co-worker Tony Tai with the Office 365 team that I wanted to bring to your attention related to the Google Cloud Connect offering.  Tony sheds some light on the realities behind the functionality as well as the security and privacy concerns customers should consider.  A couple…

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Email: Not Just a Commodity

Interesting note in a blog post from Julia White of Microsoft, highlighting a Wall Street Journal article regarding Cisco pulling the plug on their Cisco Mail offering. In her post, Julia points out that Microsoft is “doubling down” on email and collaboration tools with our Office 365 offerings, further proof of the type of long term…

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Google

I wanted to share a post from our WhyMicrosoft.com site by Ron Markezich, Corporate VP, Microsoft Online, which provides 5 questions CIO’s should be asking when considering a cloud solution for their business.  I’ve linked to the post here and included the full text of the post below as well.  Let me know if you…

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Hybrid Organization with Office 365 and SharePoint Online

21apps is a Microsoft BizSpark Partner and a SharePoint business value, solutions and platform consultancy from the United Kingdom.  In this guest blog, Ant Clay, Chief Strategy Officer of 21apps, shares his excitement around the launch of Office 365, specifically on how SharePoint Online and Office 365 should be at the heart of your company’s…

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