At Google, the Customer is the Product

You may have recently read TechFlash’s coverage with Tom Rizzo reviewing why San Francisco chose Microsoft over Google Apps. Tom identified a fundamental difference between Microsoft’s and Google’s business models. Microsoft is a technology company that generates revenue by developing and selling products and services that help make people more productive. People are choosing Microsoft because…


Google: "...Not Appropriate for Business"

Today’s post is the second of two guest posts this week by Julia White, Sr. Director of Microsoft Exchange Product Management. Yesterday I talked about the need to look at several factors when considering your next e-mail system, whether on-premises or in the cloud.  Uptime is important but control, predictability, and manageability are also important…

8

Make Google Talk Straight to You

Today’s post is the first of two guest posts this week by Julia White, Sr. Director of Microsoft Exchange Product Management. For those of you who don’t know me, I run the Exchange product management team at Microsoft.  I often post to the Unified Communications Group Team Blog; but my colleague, Tom Rizzo, suggested I…


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…

8

Bigger Than The Beatles and Google’s Crush on Office Get Serious

Imagine if you filled up Wembley Stadium (82K seats) and the Rose Bowl (100K seats) with a totally new audience every day for 100 days straight. You would be on pace to be one of the most successful attractions ever. Well, today we announced that the Office Web Apps have been used by over 20…

17

Sign Up! - Live Webcast: Evaluating Cloud Solutions: Insights from an Early Adopter of Google Apps and Microsoft BPOS

I am proud to announce that on September 22 at 1:30pm ET, we are sponsoring our first live Webcast featuring a  Serena Software, a customer who has joined BPOS after leaving Google Apps. Sign up now and join us on the 22nd!  Overview: Serena Software, a leading software company in the application development and governance…

3

Interoperability and Innovation In Action: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

With the “wave” (yes, I did go there) of announcements from this past week from both Microsoft and Google has got me thinking about interoperability and innovation.  Given that customers and partners trust us to help make their people more productive and help them grow their businesses, both companies have enormous burdens to earn and…

5

Three Big Wins for Microsoft Cloud Services

Today at our annual Financial Analyst’s Meeting (FAM) we announced that The Dow Chemical Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the University of Georgia have each selected Microsoft cloud solutions. If you’d like to watch any of Executive keynotes, please visit the digital site dedicated to this event. Three Different Customers, One Common Strategy These three…

1

Two More Customers Answer ‘Why Microsoft?’

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been proud to highlight why customers of all sizes, geographies and industries have picked Microsoft over Google Apps. Some have left Google after realizing ‘it’s more pony than horse’, others gave it a test drive and found out quickly it was ‘more showroom than track ready’.  (Sorry, I couldn’t…

3