Microsoft and MasterCard help bring savings to small businesses

In a continuing trend to put the latest technology in the palm of small businesses, Microsoft with the help of MasterCard is working to bring additional incentives for small businesses upgrading to Office 365. Today, we announce that MasterCard will provide a 10 percent savings to eligible small business cardholders when they purchase Office 365…

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Simplify the season with Office 2010

Like you, we love creating delicious dishes and culinary masterpieces and sharing them with our friends and family. That’s why this year, Office designed three ­free Office 2010 holiday-related templates to help you relax and focus on your loved ones. What’s more, we’re filling your stocking full of festive tips and tricks to help you stay…

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Office 365 improves support for security and privacy

Today, Microsoft announced improvements to its support for security and privacy in Office 365, making it the first and only major cloud based productivity suite to offer leading EU and US Standards for Data Protection and Security. As part of its contractual commitment to customers, Microsoft will now sign EU’s Model Clauses, which will help customers…

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New Microsoft releases enhance productivity on-the-go

Today, Microsoft announced the release of an update to OneNote Mobile for iPhone (to version 1.3) and a version of this app tailored for iPad.  The Lync 2010 for Windows Phone app is also available today and Lync 2010 clients for iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia Symbian have been submitted to their respective mobile app…

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Gartner Magic Quadrant positions Office 365 as a market ‘challenger’

This week, Gartner Inc. published the “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service”* report, which positions Microsoft as a ‘challenger in the market.’  There are no leaders according to Gartner. Microsoft was evaluated based on ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision,’ and Gartner specifically evaluated Office 365 and its unified communications and collaboration…

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Kurt DelBene and Satya Nadella talk about Microsoft’s cloud vision and strategy

Yesterday Kurt DelBene, president of the Microsoft Office Division, and Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, dined with journalists in San Francisco to discuss cloud computing. Kurt and Satya weighed in on the biggest myths, trends and the future in cloud computing. Microsoft News Center captures the conversation of the evening, here. 

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Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 available for download

Today, Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 is ready to download. As announced last May, SP2 incorporates customer feedback to bring users new features, as well as requested fixes and rollups released prior to SP2. Just like SP1, there is no separate download for client and server languages. Users will only need to download and…

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Lync turns one!

Today, Microsoft Lync celebrates its first birthday! In the last year, about 3 million enterprise users have relied on Lync 2010 for their telephony needs instead of a traditional PBX. As we look back on Lync’s key milestones, we note how Lync’s presence is making a difference in the enterprise community. We see customers cash…

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Office 365 announces service updates and new customers

Today Microsoft announced new enterprise customers for Office 365, strong small business adoption of the service, along with the first major service update and the trial availability of the service in new global markets. Big brands such as Groupe Marie-Claire and Campbell Soup Company are all betting on Office 365 for their communication and productivity…

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Clearing the atmosphere

On Monday, Google will host their Atmosphere conference for CIOs in an effort to encourage Google Apps adoption. This morning, Tom Rizzo, Senior Director of Microsoft Online Services answers frequently asked questions from those of you who watch the productivity space closely. Head over to the Why Microsoft blog for Tom’s perspective about why Microsoft’s productivity…

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