Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections.
Retailers Giving a Lift to Microsoft’s Cloud Ambitions
Enjoying recent successful deals with J.C Penney Co. and British retailer Tesco PLC, Microsoft “is betting Office 365 is the right blend of mobile-hip and hard-nosed business tool that retailers want.”
Staying Dry with Office 365: How the Cloud Beat Sandy
New York-based wichcraft sandwich company, with 15 locations in three states, discovers increased reliability by moving to Office 365.
TATA ELXSI Adopts Microsoft’s UC Services
Global design company Tata Elxsi chooses Office 365 over Google Apps, saying it found Office 365 “more secure, compelling and economical.”
Your Visual Guide to MS Office 2013
The new Office “looks great, gelling well with Windows 8, which features single-toned two dimensional tiles.”
Microsoft Enhances System Center for Hybrid Cloud Work
Microsoft upgrades its System Center suite to make it a hybrid cloud manager and a more complete manager of the capabilities included in Windows Server 2012.
2013 Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Products) Awards
Good Housekeeping magazine recognizes Microsoft Surface with Windows RT with its “very innovative product”award, saying it’s “a true workhorse” that “takes portable productivity to the next level.”