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…


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…


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,…


Exchange 2010 works for enterprise, where Google falls short

Microsoft Exchange offers customers control, flexibility and familiarity. These are mission critical features for customers when it comes to their organization’s e-mail system and are the exact areas where Google falls painfully short. To read more, please refer to this Why MSFT blog post written by Julia White, senior director, Exchange product management at Microsoft….


Office 2010 momentum

Microsoft Office 2010 suite, including SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010, has come a long way in 19 months. The numbers speak for themselves: • One copy of Office 2010 sells every second across the globe.• More than 30 million people use Office Web Apps, the online companions to Office. • More than 100 million SharePoint licenses…


IMC University saves approximately $40,000 with Microsoft; students and teachers note productivity gains

The needs of students and staff in the education space are radically changing. We are excited to share the story of IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria and how the university’s use of Microsoft tools is changing the lives of students and educators. The university saved about $40,000 in tech service costs by…


Customers switching from Notes to Microsoft

With IBM’s annual Lotusphere conference in full swing, many Notes customers are considering the switch to Exchange and SharePoint. All but two companies in the Fortune 30 use Exchange as their primary e-mail system, and one of those companies is IBM. Companies such as Toshiba, Dimension Data, Quest Software, Binary Tree, Severstal and Godiva have made…


SharePoint 2010 and Exchange Win Best of Year Awards

  Each year, InfoWorld holds the 2011 Technology of the Year Awards to identify and recognize the best and most innovative IT products. This year, Microsoft was honored with four awards. SharePoint 2010 took home the award for best collaboration platform for its ability to enhance content management, improve workflows and provide better community action,…


Exchange: One year later!

Today, we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Exchange 2010 and all the benefits customers are experiencing after migrating from their previous messaging systems. BGC Partners, for example, has reported reducing recovery time by 50 percent and saving more than one million dollars in IT costs with the help of Exchange 2010. Try Exchange 2010…