Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/30/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. A look back at Microsoft’s busy year, A to ZThe year 2011 has been eventful for Microsoft, from its partnership with Nokia to the purchase of Skype and the first peek at Windows 8. Here’s Microsoft’s year, from…

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2011: The Year in Review

There’s something about the holiday season that makes me stop and reflect. In looking back, a lot has happened this year: the passing of Steve Jobs, the impact of social media on the Arab Spring, and ability for tweeters to better secure flights in tornado-ravaged areas. Tracking both unfortunate and hopeful happenings, technology has never…

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Consulting Firm Reduces Costs by Migrating to Hosted Solution It Recommends for Customers

In today’s post we hear from Affirma Consulting on why Microsoft Office 365 was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing!   “We believe businesses will choose to move to Office 365 due to user familiarity, interoperability with Office, and importance to business operations.” –Michael Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Affirma…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/23/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Exec: Google’s Problems in L.A. Wouldn’t Have Happened to UsPart 1 of our two-part Q&A with Microsoft’s Tom Rizzo. He talks about the cloud, Office 365’s recent compliance coup, and why Google Apps wouldn’t be missed if…

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Availability—Looking Behind the Numbers

Office 365 Product Manager Kumar Venkateswar discussed many of Office 365’s high availability features and described our approach to Service Availability in Office 365.  With cloud service availability in the news and very important to our customers, I knew that those choosing and using cloud services would want to learn more, so I drew from…

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Swedish Cooperative Group Reduces Costs and Improves Communication with Office 365

Today we hear from Lantmännen on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to Office 365!  “Our employees should not have to worry about the technology. With Office 365, they have a stable solution that offers them access from anywhere.” –Linda Westerback-Litzén, Manager for End-User Services, Lantmännen Lantmännen Lantmännen operates…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/16/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The 15 Best Products of 2011Microsoft launched its cloud-based service for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync — with support for online versions of its Office franchise — with ultra-competitive pricing starting at $6 per month per user. Enterprises can…

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Media Company Saves $250,000 on Startup with Office 365

Today we learn from Flashboard Media on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to embrace cloud computing!  “With top of the line security and mobility, Office 365 has vastly better functionality than Google.” — Jirí Pavlik, Owner and Managing Director, Flashboard Media Flashboard MediaFlashboard Media develops and operates outdoor…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/9/2011

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft, HP Unveil Joint Cloud OfferingThe Microsoft applications that will be available in a private cloud via HP Enterprise Cloud Services include Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Server, all delivered as a service.  The public cloud option will involve…

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Keeping Private Documents Private

When I share an email or a document with a colleague and ask for their confidentiality, I trust that they won’t share the information with others. Yet information that is particularly business- sensitive tends to be quite interesting, so we learn in the press when people are tempted to break the rules. For instance, last…