Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/31/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Bharti Airtel ties up with Microsoft to sell Office 365 to SMEs via cloud computingIndia’s largest telco is working with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to small and medium businesses in India. Des Moines schools expand email useBeginning…


Georgia State Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps, Saves $1 Million in Costs

Robust functionality and enterprise-class data retention policies. In a nutshell, that’s what drew Georgia State University (GSU) to Office 365 over Google Apps. GSU’s 6,500 staff had been using Novell Groupwise, but the product had reached the end of its support lifecycle. The university decided to examine cloud-based solutions, but after evaluating Google Apps for…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/24/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Skype is at home with MicrosoftTony Bates, president of the Skype Division, discusses the success of Skype over the past year. Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud ComputingThe cloud is “no longer about selling IT value. It’s…

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Google’s Limited Cloud

It’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options. But what if there’s only one option—and it doesn’t fit your organization’s needs? That’s the situation with Google and its so-called “pure” cloud model. Either you move completely to the cloud all at once or you can’t use Google Apps. With Google, there…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/17/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Microsoft SkyDrive Cloud Gets Big OverhaulNew updates bring SkyDrive out of preview and ready for a billion users. Microsoft Announces SkyDrive Re-design, Outlook.com Hits 10 Million UsersIn just two weeks, Outlook.com has garnered 10 million users. Microsoft Office Gets…

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Google Apps: Forcing a Square Peg into a Round Hole

It’s been said that: “People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped.” We all know people who see things as black-and-white, who view the world in over-simplistic terms.  By taking an all or nothing view of the world, we miss the shades of gray, the complexities…


Google Apps or Office 365? 3 factors you can’t afford to overlook

 The Microsoft Productivity platform unifies communication and collaboration across the PC, phone and browser, giving your employees the tools they need to be productive and saving money for your business.  In this embedded PowerPoint WebApp presentation we provide 3 key factors that you can’t afford to overlook when making a choice between Google Apps and…

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Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Kent Fuller, Director of IT Infrastructure Services, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Kent Fuller, Director of IT Infrastructure Services at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, about why BCBG chose Microsoft Office 365 over Google Apps to manage its messaging and productivity environments. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Can you tell us a little about BCBGMAXAZRIA?Fuller: BCBG…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 8/10/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. SharePoint 2013: 7 Features Users are Going to LoveSharePoint 2013 is “a significant release with a ton of great new features to talk about.” Here are seven from CMSWire. OneNote MX: First TakeOneNote MX is an application that…

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Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with John G. Pedersen, Editor-in-Chief, Mobilsiden.dk

As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to John G. Pedersen, Editor-in-Chief at Mobilsiden.dk, about why, after years of challenges with performance and IT support while working with Google Apps, Mobilsiden.dk switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Can you tell us about Mobilsiden.dk?…