Protecting Sensitive Government Data

Governments wondering if Google Apps would meet their security requirements need look no further than the City of Los Angeles. Last December, the city pulled its police department out of a planned move to Google Apps for Government after concluding that it did not meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. The result…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/27/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Three Reasons You Should Switch to Office 365Office 365 is “a solid service providing tremendous bang for the buck … it won’t be easy to beat the value it brings to the table.” Office 2013/365 may be Microsoft’s most…

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Socializing All of the Goodness in SharePoint Online

Microsoft recently completed its acquisition of Yammer to bolster its enterprise social networking capabilities. While it’s too early to share details about the impact on your business productivity in the workplace, I am very excited about its potential! In the meantime, there are a lot of social features Office 365 customers can take advantage of…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/20/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Microsoft Unveils New Cloud-Friendly Version Of OfficeMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer previews new version of Office; it’s “no ordinary upgrade.” Microsoft Office 2013 to include social, cloud featuresThe next version of Office software will include social and cloud features that…

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Welcome to Your Modern Office!

It’s here! Speaking at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the highly anticipated customer preview of the new Office. The next release brings the familiar Office applications to a wide range of devices including Windows 8 tablets, PCs and phones. It also makes it easy to access your content…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/13/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Microsoft Starts Slamming Office 365 Door on Google AppsThere are soon going to be tens of millions of people regularly using Office 365 in the cloud who in the past might have only used Google Apps. Enterprise Applications: Microsoft’s…

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A Day in the Life of a Government Worker

Cloud computing can help governments increase productivity and improve collaboration while reducing IT costs. But which cloud productivity solution should you choose? Microsoft has years of experience working with governments at all levels. After weighing the options, governments from the State of Minnesota in the United States to the Northern Ireland Assembly in Europe to…


Actions Speak Louder than Words

As the English philosopher John Locke once said: “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” If Google’s actions at the recent I/O conference are any indication, its enterprise customers just aren’t a priority. The Google I/O developer conference is supposed to be the main event that showcases Google’s…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed AwardA first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category. Vodacom SA, Microsoft SA in Office365 allianceSouth African…