Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/28/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Good Tidings to our Office 365 CustomersAs the new year approaches, Microsoft thanks its customers for choosing Office 365. MachPanel 4.5 will Support Microsoft Exchange, Lync and SharePoint 2013 ToolsHosting control panel provider MachSol to roll out version…

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2012: The Year in Review

The Nobel Prize winning physicist Niels Bohr observed that technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. He also predicted that the exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Microsoft Office is a testament to this staggering pace of technological innovation. It’s amazing to think how far Office…

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FICCI Chooses Office 365 Over Google Apps

Tighter integration. Fuller functionality. Better enterprise value. These are among the reasons why the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) chose Office 365 over Google Apps as its cloud platform for communication and collaboration. India’s largest and oldest apex business organization, FICCI wanted to upgrade its email system from Rediffmail server to…

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Why Office 365? Readers Respond on Twitter

As Part II of our Twitter contest, we asked readers to tweet their answers to the question: “Why is Office 365 a better choice for your business?” And again, your responses came flooding in. Thank you! Many of you responded with ways that Office 365 improves productivity for your business with answers like: “access from…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/21/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Small businesses can now get 90 day free trial of Office 365Small businesses with up to 10 users can now get a 90-day free trial of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. FICCI migrates to Microsoft Office 365FICCI, India’s…

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Educativa Switches from Google Apps to Office 365, Doubles Productivity

Education Advocacy Firm Educativa adopted the Google Mail cloud-based messaging service but quickly decided that Google was not agile enough to integrate with the existing infrastructure. We recently spoke to Bogdan Kochesch, Business Manager at Educativa, to learn why:   Q: Can you please tell us about Educativa? Bogdan Kochesch: Educativa develops educational products and…

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Your Favorite Office 365 Feature: The Results are In!

Earlier this month, we challenged you to tweet your answers to the question: “Which Office 365 feature do you rely on the most?” Well, it wasn’t long before the responses came flooding in. Many of you responded with features that you depend upon on a daily basis such as “track changes,” “team sites,” “concurrent document…

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A Great Time for Small Businesses to Try Office 365

Small businesses represent over 90 percent of Office 365 customers today. From retailers like Naturally Me to engineering firms like C&I Engineering to professional services companies like Rookie Recruits, Office 365 is helping thousands of small businesses maintain a competitive edge. Grow with ConfidenceOffice 365 gives small businesses the confidence they need to grow, compete,…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 12/14/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Dixons Rolls Out Office 365 to 20,000 UsersThe electrical retailer Dixons Retail to roll out Office 365 to 20,000 users across the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong. Microsoft Office 365 for Education Deployment at AICTEAll…

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Email Has Come a Long Way, Baby

It’s amazing to think just how far email has come since Ray Tomlinson hit the send button on the first network email on behalf of MIT in 1971.  Over the next two-and-a-half decades, it evolved to become a form of communication used by millions of users, surpassing snail mail and the fax as the business…

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