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…


Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 announced

Today Microsoft announced plans to release Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007; it is expected to become available in Q4 2011. SP3 contains a roll-up of all 2007 cumulative and public updates since Service Pack 2 for Office client suites and applications as well as SharePoint Servers.  It also includes updates…


Live from Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011

Today kicks off the first day of Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 (SPC)! The sold out conference is taking place in Anaheim, California for the next four days. With more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies relying on SharePoint, it’s no surprise attendance is so high! Read more about companies such as United Airlines and…


Increase in SharePoint 2010 data storage and more!

SharePoint 2010 customers can now build larger SharePoint farms with today’s announcement of increased storage limits from 200GB to 4TB when certain requirements are followed. In addition, SharePoint 2010 now supports an unlimited content database size for document archive scenarios when best practices and some restrictions are followed, helping remove storage barriers for some customers….


Gartner Project and Portfolio Applications MarketScope ranks Microsoft high in the PPM space

Microsoft received the highest ratings possible in the recently released Gartner Project and Portfolio Applications MarketScope. It has only been one year since the launch of the latest Project 2010 product; but, Microsoft has been acknowledged as a leader by Gartner in the PPM space for the last two years. Read Arpan Shah’s post on…


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,…


Visio at Gartner Business Process Management Summit

Tomorrow, Chris Crane, director of product management from the Microsoft Visio team, will host a session at the Gartner BPM Summit in Baltimore. Alongside the Visio team will be customers Exxon Mobil and TECO Energy. Together, they will lead attendees through demonstrations and discussions about process management using Visio 2010 and SharePoint 2010, and how…


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,…


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…