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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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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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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Lync 2010, a year in perspective

It’s been almost a year since Lync 2010 launched, bringing the world’s first truly unified communications solution to the market. Partners and customers are building rich, real-time communications with Lync into business applications and workflow. They are also using SharePoint, Exchange, and Office with Lync, which works great with those products right out of the…

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Microsoft Lync takes a test drive at Volkswagen, and helps LA Fitness shape up employee collaboration

Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America is rolling out Microsoft Lync to 1500 of its employees in Northern Virginia and Detroit, in a move that will help the company reduce costs while improving team collaboration, communication and training.  Volkswagen previously used a complex telephony system to connect its workers together, but needed a single solution…

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It’s time to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010

This month nearly eight years ago, Microsoft launched Office 2003. At that time—as noted on the Office team blog—smart phones were making headlines for their built-in cameras, we lived in a world without Facebook and Twitter had yet to make its mark. Today, people expect to be productive on the go, with the ability to…

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Lync 2010 puts partners first at WPC 2011

  Lync is changing the way businesses communicate. With all of the opportunities Lync provides Microsoft partner community, it is on the minds of many at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Lync offers substantial revenue opportunity for partners, whether they are offering services, support, or building devices or applications. Microsoft supports partners in…

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Lync Add-On Translates Instant Messages Into 35 Languages

Conversation Translator, one of Lync’s recently released Lync Power Pack add-ons, is improving online communication. The add-on uses Bing Translator to automatically translate instant messages inside Lync. A product of collaboration between the Microsoft Research and the Microsoft Lync team, Conversation Translator translates Lync instant messages into 35 languages. The add-on removes the communication barrier,…

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Office 2010 celebrates one year!

It seems only yesterday we were commemorating Office 2010’s half birthday. Today, the Microsoft Office Division (MOD) celebrates a year of customer success with Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010. We’re excited to announce that business customers deploying Office 2010 five times faster than Office 2007. Customers aren’t just buying Office 2010,…

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Amp up your Lync experience with the Lync Power Pack

The Lync team recently released the Lync Power Pack, a free download containing a set of tools to help customers organize, translate and track Lync conversations. The pack includes the following applications: IM an Expert, Conversations Analyzer, Conversation Translator, Information Dashboard, Tabbed Conversations and Group Chat Stress Tool. For more information, read the blog post…

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