A New Home for Why Microsoft Blog

Winston Churchill once said that “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  Indeed, after three years, it’s time for a change for the Why Microsoft Blog. As the cloud grows in popularity, Office 365 has become a showcase for Microsoft’s commitment to improving access to productivity, collaboration, and communication from…

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Office 365 = Saved Time + Saved Money for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you’re probably used to making trade-offs—work-life balance for business growth, predictability for entrepreneurship. Sound familiar? And of all the trade-offs, there’s no bigger compromise than the one between time and money.  Either spend the time doing your own marketing, or spend the money paying someone else to do it. Do…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic. Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues The Microsoft acquisition has been good for Yammer’s sales, which nearly tripled…

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10 Ways to Set Up Your Small Business for Success in 2013

Small business owner confidence continues to drag, according to the latest report by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). While expectations for improved businesses increased slightly over last month, small firms are still struggling to make a profit. How does a small business set up their business for consistent growth in the current environment?  Office…

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LiveRoute Migrates Over 40 Middle East Companies to Office 365

Today’s guest blogger is Faisal Zafar, director of operations for LiveRoute, a Dubai-based technology company that delivers IT solutions to companies throughout the Middle East. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, LiveRoute was the first cloud solution provider in the Middle East region. From the beginning, we decided to focus our business on the cloud, and that…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/15/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft: Office 365 Sees Growing Adoption in India Indian firms of all sizes are choosing Office 365 over Google Apps. Google App Store Policy Raises Privacy ConcernsGoogle’s privacy practices draw heat after an Australian software developer said the…

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SADA Systems Makes Migrating to Office 365 Easy & Efficient

Today’s guest blogger is Patrick Watson, business development manager at SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT consultation, and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner since 2003. Based in Los Angeles, SADA works with hundreds of organizations including commercial enterprises, academic institutions, government offices, and non-profits. Today, cloud integration accounts for about 90…

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Rakuten Chooses Microsoft Office 365 over Google Apps to Trim Costs and Reduce IT Burden

Internet services company Rakuten needed to improve its messaging environment to support rapid expansion and decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365, after evaluating Google Apps. We recently spoke to Jonathan Levine, Executive Officer and Vice Executive Director at Rakuten, to learn why:   Q: Please tell us about Rakuten. Jonathan Levine: With main offices in…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/8/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Microsoft’s New Version of OfficeSeven reasons why people will want to buy the new Office 365 Home Premium Edition subscription plan. Toyota North America CIO Discusses Auto Giant’s Deployment of Office 365 “Microsoft’s…

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Office 365: The Mobile Office for Your Small Business

Imagine that you had all the tools you needed to work wherever you are–whether it’s in the office, at home, on the way to a meeting, or at a client site. And it’s not just that way for you, but for all the employees of your small business. No matter where each of you were,…