Local Business Realizes the Lasting Benefits of Upgraded Technology

When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, it has a dramatic impact on productivity, workflow and overall functionality. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or SharePoint implementation is life changing in the workplace, our Microsoft partners also know that it doesn’t need to be a major technology overhaul to produce remarkable benefits, especially…

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Carrying Your Business in One Hand

Today’s business owners must be working out and lifting weights a lot more than executives of the last generation did. How else do you explain the fact that, in just one hand, they can hold a computer, a camera, a presentation device, a communications service, a payment service and a global positioning system? It’s all…

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Microsoft BizSpark and Brandify: Helping Businesses Help Each Other

At Microsoft, we are proud to partner with business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world who create technology solutions that make a difference in our lives and in the workplace.  That’s why we’re involved in initiatives that support the development and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs that are at the forefront of innovation. …

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We should all be ready for disaster

When it comes to natural disasters, it has been quite a year, hasn’t it? In the first 10 months of 2011, President Obama declared 89 major disasters. People and businesses everywhere have struggled to rebound from many of these catastrophes, leaving those of us who weren’t personally impacted by these events wondering if we’d be…

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“Play Fair Day” Sheds Light on Piracy

Software piracy dwells in the shadows of the legitimate IT industry, so it might surprise some to learn what a glaring impact it has on consumers, businesses and economies. Because software pirates’ ability to sell non-genuine products is largely dependent upon secrecy, awareness is power in fighting this widespread problem. Today, Microsoft is flipping the…

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LA Fitness Gets Into (Business) Shape with Microsoft Lync

It happens to all of us: we get busy with work, stuck in routines and don’t make the time to stay in shape.  LA Fitness, a privately owned health club chain, was in a similar situation albeit with its business. With more than 20,000 employees at 370 clubs across the county, the company had gotten…

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Do You Have an Online Security Blanket?

You are on your computer and browsing the internet, clicking on various links, when suddenly an alert pops up that you are under attack from the latest virus. It’s a familiar situation, one that many computer users experience on a daily basis. This week, Microsoft released the 11th Security Intelligence Report to provide in-depth insight…

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WPC Day 1 Keynote – LIVE FEED

**** This concludes our live blogging for today’s keynote – thanks for following!  Check back in throughout the week for more WPC news! UPDATED 11:06 am -2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Award winners being brought on stage with Steve Ballmer and Jon Roskill – Congratulations to all the winners! UPDATED 11:02 am – Steve hopes attendees…

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Annual Microsoft Partner Event Delivers Technology, Revenue and Games to Los Angeles

Technology is big in Los Angeles and about to become bigger. With an estimated 15,000 international attendees flocking to the city in mid-July, Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is both the company’s largest annual event and the largest conference ever to be held in Los Angeles. The gathering kicks off on July 10, serving…

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Remote Working: Taking Company Productivity and Profitability to The Next Level

It’s 7:30 a.m. Monday and you are sitting in your car, halfway through the hour- and-a-half commute to work. The cars are bumper to bumper on Interstate 405 north headed to downtown Los Angeles, and the traffic doesn’t appear as if it will be lessening anytime soon. While you are waiting in the seemingly never-ending…

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