Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/22/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Skype Breaks Records, Traffic Grows by 44 Percent Skype now accounts for one-third of all global phone traffic. Yammer Has 7 million Users as SharePoint Integration Continues The Microsoft acquisition has been good for Yammer’s sales, which nearly tripled…

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LiveRoute Migrates Over 40 Middle East Companies to Office 365

Today’s guest blogger is Faisal Zafar, director of operations for LiveRoute, a Dubai-based technology company that delivers IT solutions to companies throughout the Middle East. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, LiveRoute was the first cloud solution provider in the Middle East region. From the beginning, we decided to focus our business on the cloud, and that…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/15/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft: Office 365 Sees Growing Adoption in India Indian firms of all sizes are choosing Office 365 over Google Apps. Google App Store Policy Raises Privacy ConcernsGoogle’s privacy practices draw heat after an Australian software developer said the…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/8/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Microsoft’s New Version of OfficeSeven reasons why people will want to buy the new Office 365 Home Premium Edition subscription plan. Toyota North America CIO Discusses Auto Giant’s Deployment of Office 365 “Microsoft’s…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 2/1/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. A Fresh New Office Finds a Place in the CloudMicrosoft “has a winning program on its hands” with its newest version of Office. Office 2013 is the Best Office YetWith Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft brings “excellent cloud…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/25/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Nonprofit Saves $40,000, Boosts IT Efficiency 62 Percent with Cloud Collaboration SolutionHomeboy Industries increases IT efficiency by 62 percent and saves an estimates US $40,000 in capital expenditures by choosing Office 365. My Five Big New Year’s Resolutions…

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Reinventing the Retail Customer Experience with Office 365

Today’s omni-channel customers are more connected than ever before. With so much information readily available, consumers can easily research products wherever they are via their mobile devices, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles, and ultimately choose to buy wherever they get the best deal. Couple a highly-informed buyer with an…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/18/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Retailers Giving a Lift to Microsoft’s Cloud AmbitionsEnjoying recent successful deals with J.C Penney Co. and British retailer Tesco PLC, Microsoft “is betting Office 365 is the right blend of mobile-hip and hard-nosed business tool that retailers want.”…

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Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

Today’s guest blogger is Mo Khan, managing director of Xelleration, a consulting and technology solutions company and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides business intelligence and office automation solutions. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the firm works with businesses of all sizes across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.    Over the…

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Office 365: Retailers’ Secret Weapon

As retailers head to the National Retail Federation Annual Convention and EXPO this year, most, I’m sure, have already heard the forecasts for continued slow growth in 2013. As one industry professional put it: Growth will be “challenging” and underlying economic conditions “uncertain.” Overall, Moody’s predicts that real U.S. growth domestic product will grow by…