Migrating 150 Petabytes of Email in 6 Weeks

Yesterday we announced that we’ve completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync. See the full report and details at… Read more

Office Real World Adoption Tips, Tricks and Secrets – April 3rd Live Webcast

Join us for live discussion and Q&A as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and blogger, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopters and top Office engineers.  Don’t miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known deployment secrets and much more. More information at http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2013/03/22/garage-series-live-new-office-real-world-adoption-tips-tricks-and-secrets-shared.aspx…. Read more

Microsoft Busts Common Big Data Myths and Highlights New Tools

With O’Reilly Strata underway, Microsoft has had a lot to say about Big Data over the past few days. Throughout the conference, the Microsoft SQL Server Team has been posting a series of articles looking at some of the myths and misunderstandings about big data that prevent many organizations from fully embracing Big Data. This… Read more

Major New Update to Microsoft Office 365 for Business now Available

Today, Microsoft announced worldwide availability of the new Microsoft Office 365 services. This update includes new features designed for businesses of all sizes. In addition to updated Microsoft Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online, and Microsoft SharePoint Online services, business users can now get the rich Office applications they are familiar with on up to five… Read more

The Future of Communications from the Living Room to the Boardroom

Tony Bates, President of the Skype Division at Microsoft, delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Lync Conference. He wrote an accompanying blog post that outlines Microsoft’s vision for the future of communications stating: “It’s about re-humanizing communications ‘from the living room to the boardroom.’ People are at the center of this vision. All day,… Read more

Texas Adopts Office 365 for More Than 100,000 Employees

The Texas Department of Information Resources is adopting Office 365 for more than 100,000 employees in the largest state-wide deployment of e-mail and collaboration services in the U.S. The state will consolidate systems in an effort to improve its communication and collaboration capabilities across agencies. The move to the cloud offers significant savings in IT spending due… Read more

Q&A: Inside the Office 365 Deployment at Toyota North America

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. and other affiliates in North America began deploying Microsoft Office 365-dedicated cloud services as their exclusive environment less than a year ago. (In other regions, such as Japan, Toyota will leverage a hybrid model, with on-premise editions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, and Windows Server.) Jeff Meisner, editor… Read more

Steve Ballmer on Office 365: The Next Bold Step

In October 2012, I wrote a letter to shareholders outlining how the full value of our software will be seen and felt in how people use devices and services at work and in their personal lives. This is a fundamental shift in our business that began several years ago and continues today with the release… Read more

The new Office is now available for business customers

Business customers around the world can now purchase the on-premises versions of the new Office products–including Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013–through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Broad availability of the new Office through retail and online channels is planned for the first quarter of 2013. The… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available!

We are excited to announce Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, is now available.  You can install it either from the download page (see “Visual Studio 2012 Update 1” under the “Additional software” section) or via the Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio 2012. With this and future updates, we’re striving to ensure that developers… Read more