Microsoft Office News Bites retires

The Microsoft Office News Bites blog is retiring. If you’d like to stay up to date on the latest Microsoft announcements, head over to our new blog, Office News. You’ll still be able to access previous News Bites post here, but as of today, no new posts will appear.

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Microsoft Office 365: A Big Year in Review

Today marks the first anniversary of Microsoft Office 365! To celebrate, Microsoft is launching Office 365 for education; welcoming new enterprise and education customers; and announcing that Office 365 has expanded into 46 new markets, doubling its footprint over the course of the year. Learn more about the milestones and new customers (including Lowes, Hallmark…

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Office 365 welcomes more customers to the family

Last week, we welcomed a  handful of customers across professional services, air travel and healthcare industries to Office 365. ALECITA, Eurowings, Multidata-Bluegarden, Sygnity and WellPoint are saving time and money while increasing productivity with Office 365. To learn more visit the Official Office 365 blog.

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration selects Microsoft Office 365 for cloud email and collaboration

Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) awarded Microsoft partner CSC with a contract to implement Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite. The contract will provide 60,000 FAA employees and 20,000 DOT employees with access to email, instant messaging, calendar and web conferencing tools from virtually any device. For more information visit the…

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Otto Japan Inc. adopts Office 365

Fashion retailer Otto Japan Inc. recently upgraded its email platform from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange Online as part of Microsoft Office 365. The company wanted a comprehensive email solution that allowed for large-capacity mailboxes, ease of use, and optimization of IT costs. Last year’s earthquake also encouraged Otto Japan to think about disaster preparedness…

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Introducing Office 365 for Government

Today, Microsoft is excited to introduce Office 365 for Government to our line-up of cloud offerings. Office 365 for Government is a new multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud. We’re also committed to meeting the evolving needs of our customers and have announced our plans to support IPv6 in…

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A Week of Office 365 Wins

The Catholic International Education Office (OIEC) has entered into an education alliance with Microsoft, to provide Office 365 for its community of Catholic schools across the world. Office 365 is now also the cloud solution of choice for iLUKA, an events and hospitality firm based in the UK. For more information, visit the Office 365…

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Large electronics manufacturer switches from Google to Office 365

Today, Microsoft welcomes Note, a large Scandinavian electronics manufacturer, to the Microsoft Office 365 family. Note adopted Google Mail in 2010, but quickly discovered Google’s collaboration features didn’t meet the company’s needs. Note then switched to Office 365, and never looked back. Because Office 365 incorporates the familiar business tools Note employees already know and…

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The best online app solution for your business is…

ZDNet recently published a debate that argued the merits of Microsoft Office 365 versus Google Apps. Office 365 emerged as the winner, and best online app for business, due to Microsoft’s commitment to customers and long-term investment in the enterprise. In fact, during the debate 82 percent of readers chose Office 365 as their preferred solution…

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Microsoft Office 365 brings cloud power to reality TV show

Microsoft and “Angel’s Gate,” a groundbreaking Asian reality television series, today announced Microsoft will offer its Office 365 cloud productivity service for free to entrepreneurs across Asia who have been shortlisted to participate in the television series. “Angel’s Gate” gives viewers an inside look into the highly competitive nature of venture capital and angel investor…

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