Dear Google. . .

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all have plans to spend time with someone special today. Or, if you forgot, it might be time to make that frantic call to the florist! Either way, be sure not to disappoint those who are special to you. Heartache is an interesting topic today and something…

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When Success is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

  When Success is a Marathon, Not a Sprint   A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. Steve Prefontaine It takes guts and a lot of hard work to be a successful runner.  At my alma mater, University of Notre Dame…

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Forbes – Why Microsoft will win the Small Business Cloud War

I couldn’t help but take notice of this article in Forbes not because of their use of my favorite term – Why Microsoft – but one of the customer’s highlighted in the article – Bradshaw and Weil. We’ve worked with Bradshaw and Weil since they looked at us vs Google and chose Microsoft (they still…

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ASPEQ Moves from Google Apps to Microsoft Online

  Real World with Microsoft Online Services:  Interview with Andrew Jamieson, Acting CIO, ASPEQ Limited   As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Andrew Jamieson, Acting Chief Information Officer at ASPEQ Limited, about replacing Gmail from Google Apps and managing its messaging and collaboration environment with Exchange Online, a…

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Office 365 for Education: Leapfrogging the Competition

Those aren’t my words, but the words of Chris Dawson over at ZDNet Education!  I couldn’t agree more.  In fact, he goes on to say: “Bottom line, Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education platform really is the next generation of learning productivity tools. Check back for followups as more details crystallize around its formal launch and…

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2011: My New Year’s Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions This is the time of year when people sit down and reflect on their past year and look to the upcoming year and the changes they will make.  In my reflections, I came up with the 10 following New Year’s Resolutions: 1.      I won’t take it personally when someone describes my…

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2010: The Year in Review

  2010: The Year in Review   2010 was an outstanding year for Microsoft, our customer and our partners since it was a year filled with great product releases, some amazing customer wins and deployments and also some tremendous partner offerings and success stories. Cloud Momentum In 2010, we saw the growth of cloud momentum…

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My Thoughts on Google’s Message Continuity for Exchange

If you haven’t seen, Google recently announced a new service for Microsoft Exchange Server: Google Message Continuity for Exchange Server.  The folks in the Exchange team posted their thoughts about this new service.  To quickly summarize their point of view:  Cumbersome and Costly.  I completely agree and let me explain why. Cumbersome: What’s my password…

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Cloud Power or Cloud Compromises: You Choose

We announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ready to go live with the premier productivity cloud solution: Microsoft Online Services.  The USDA brings us the food pyramid, organic certification, food safety, and the US Forest Service.  Now, we can return the favor by providing their 120,000 employees with Exchange, SharePoint…

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Google, the GSA and the Competition

Today, the General Services Administration made the decision to replace several different versions of IBM’s Lotus Notes and Domino software with Google for its own email.  While we are disappointed we will not have the opportunity to meet the GSA’s internal messaging needs, we will continue to serve its productivity needs through the familiar experience…

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