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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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…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/11/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. jcpenney Aims for the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365With 1,000 stores in all 50 U.S. states, retailer jcpenney moves to Office 365 to enhance collaboration among its workers. Tesco signs up to use Microsoft Office 365Tesco, the UK’s…

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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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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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PTG Migrates More Than 250 Customers to Microsoft Office 365 in the Last 12 Months

Today’s guest blogger is Reed Wilson, founder and president of Palmetto Technology Group (PTG). PTG is a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner and Tier 3 Cloud Champion that provides business technology solutions that enhance productivity and increase profitability (including Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange Online).  Based in South Carolina, the firm offers collaboration tools and desktop…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 10/19/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Office Is Still an Important Enterprise App: 10 Reasons WhyTen reasons why Microsoft Office remains the most important productivity suite in the enterprise. Office Reaches RTM!Microsoft is done with the testing and coding phase of the new…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 9/28/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Google Apps’ Terrible MistakeFor organizations that save to binary formats, “suddenly Google’s cloud productivity suite is a less compelling choice.” Microsoft Office 2013: Best New Features for the EnterpriseOffice 2013 includes a number of new and enhanced features…

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Google Apps’ Collaboration Red Herring

In today’s workplace, a core competency for information workers is the ability to work together. As a result, we likely spend a lot of time in meetings. But we also spend a lot of time working independently—like doing the leg work to facilitate meetings or completing action items that result from those meetings. One study…

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