Customers move to Office 365

Microsoft welcomes JetBlue, Patagonia, and the American Heart Association to the Office 365 Family! These companies are joined by other recent customers new to Office 365 – Campbell Soup Company, Marie Claire, Hersing Corp, UL (formerly Underwriters Labs), and Wunderman. With this recent momentum, Office 365 is on track to be on of the fastest…

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Lync for Mac 2011 release to manufacturing

Lync for Mac 2011 has been released to manufacturing, and will soon be available through the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU. Starting in October, Mac customers can experience the same integrated communications that Lync PC users enjoy – including the ability to set up Lync conferences; use enterprise voice features; and use…

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Imagine Cup Finalists featured in GOOD Magazine

Last week, Microsoft’s student technology competition Imagine Cup took place in New York City. Over the past year, teams of two to four students from 183 countries competed in online or regional events to “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems,” with 21 teams advancing to the worldwide finals.   In a documentary…

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News from the Microsoft Office Division at TechEd North America 2011!

At TechEd this morning, the Microsoft Office team announced that Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is expected to be available at the end of June. At first, SP1 will be offered as a manual download from Microsoft Update but, after 90 days, it will be available via Automatic Update. SP1 will…

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MAPFRE provides 10,000 employees with home use of Microsoft Office 2010 for free!

Implementing new software in the workplace can be an easier transition when employees are already familiar with the software. MAPFRE, Spain’s largest insurance company with 16,838 employees, experienced great results after extending Microsoft Office 2010 to employees for home use. MAPFRE deployed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 across the company, with a licensing agreement that…

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How will Office 365 measure up to the competition? Good signs from early reviews.

Since we announced the public beta launch of Office 365 last week, reviews for Office 365 began to stream in fast. Many reviewers have weighed in with a comparison between Office 365 and Google Apps. Here’s what they’ve said: • Edward Moltzen from CRN said in his review, “Office 365, frankly, is to Google Apps as…

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OneNote Mobile iPhone App Responds to Customer Feedback

Microsoft first released the OneNote Mobile iPhone app in January and has been listening to customers’ reactions ever since. Today, there’s an update available with feature and functionality improvements, including an easier sign-in experience and the ability to email or delete notes right from the iPhone. Many of these enhancements are the direct result of…

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Ribbon Hero 2: a Microsoft Office game

Learning Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 should be fun, which is why Microsoft released Ribbon Hero last year. Today, Ribbon Hero 2 is available for download. In Ribbon Hero 2, players follow Clippy as he explores different time periods in history and tries to find his way back home. Each time period yields challenges within…

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i3solutions chooses Microsoft Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010— saving $100,000 a month

When i3solutions, a business consulting company with more than 65 employees, improves an IT system, it usually isn’t its own. The company serves commercial and government customers, but recently decided to focus on the best technology solutions for its internal business. i3solutions wanted to connect its project team, which was dispersed across offices and geographies,…

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