Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/2/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week's selections.

Microsoft Office 365 Review: Online Productivity Suite Offers Top-Notch Integration
A replacement for Microsoft’s Business Online Professional Services, Office 365 includes online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as Lync and SharePoint. Together, these comprehensive and powerful online office tools represent the best overall value you can find today.

Microsoft, Capgemini to Help Tata Steel Europe Cut Costs
Tata Steel Europe has selected Microsoft and Capgemini to migrate its two existing email systems to a new Europe-wide standard platform based on the Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing productivity suite.

Associated Newspapers Picks Microsoft Office 365
Another media giant opts for cloud - but spurns Google Apps. A&N Media, the technology and services providers for Associated Newspapers, which includes the Metro, The Independent and Evening Standard, is shifting to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud apps platform.

Microsoft (MSFT) Aims to Bring Cloud Computing to Emerging Markets, Starting with China
Windows-based computers will be the basis for the cloud systems, but development for Linux and UNIX will also be in play.

WP Mango App Submissions, WP SDK 7.1 RC, Zune 4.8
The Windows Phone Marketplace has been opened for the submission of Mango applications, and those who would like to have their software available for the new mobile operating system version can now head over to the App Hub to get started.

Microsoft Details Explorer layout for Windows 8
With Windows 8, Microsoft hopes the ribbon will transform file management by making the most-used commands more prominent in the user interface, while displaying more helpful commands with sensible grouping (such as File, Home, Share, View, and Manage menus).

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