Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed AwardA first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category. Vodacom SA, Microsoft SA in Office365 allianceSouth African…


Are You Missing Something Important?

To get your point across, style matters. Making your point takes flair and sometimes some swagger, and you always need substance. So, your message needs to be complete and your document’s format needs to be what you intended. Of course, you want to have all of the pieces in your message, including your charts and…

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A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

With years of experience working with businesses of all sizes, Microsoft product and account teams know how to sign a deal, deploy a solution successfully and keep the customer satisfied. Given that many of our customers, including Toyota, Vinci PLC, Tyco, Novelis and The City of San Francisco overcame challenges with other productivity solutions through competitive evaluations and then selected the Microsoft cloud, there are rough rides ahead for Google Apps customers. …


School Facilitates eLearning with Cloud Communications

Today we hear from Salesian School of Hong Kong on why testing Office 365 for an eLearning application was the best decision for their school after using Google Docs!  “We did not have the compatibility issues with Office Web Apps that we had with Google Docs. There is no loss of formatting when documents move from the…

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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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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…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/9/2011

`1“Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. How Cloud Computing Can Help Your SMB CompeteCloud computing will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest, writes Rich On in a blog published on CloudTweaks. Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Latch Onto the Social TrainWilson…

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Google Innovation or Imitation

I’ve been around the block enough times to know what technology innovations are. I’m all about it and I’d better be. – With over fifteen years of product management experience. Meanwhile, it seems to me that Google Apps folks from the googlelplex are outmoded; worse for techies, they’re lagging. In the debate between Google’s Shan…


Whither art thou, Google Apps offline?

It’s been a cool summer in Redmond, and we’ve been working hard preparing some pleasant surprises for the next quarterly release of Office 365, developing features to improve enterprise productivity. Looking back, I recall Google’s Senior VP of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, mentioning that Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar would be available offline this summer,…


After Trying Google, Manufacturer Chooses Microsoft Cloud Solution

ESL Industries tells us why Microsoft was the best decision in their move to cloud computing! “We had tried Google Docs but found that it was a departure from the Microsoft software we’d already invested in. Sometimes the free offering is not always the best offering.” — Nick Beauchamp, Director of ESL Industries ESL IndustriesESL Industries is…

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