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…


Welcome to Your Modern Office!

It’s here! Speaking at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the highly anticipated customer preview of the new Office. The next release brings the familiar Office applications to a wide range of devices including Windows 8 tablets, PCs and phones. It also makes it easy to access your content…


Why Office 2010 and Office 365 Enable My Best Work

Working for Microsoft, we’re used to having the latest tools to work with, and the productivity tools we are using change for good reasons. — The tools have come a long way over the years, helping people do new things, and more easily. Today, we’ll walk along the path Office has taken, and look at…

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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…


Jazz Up Your Website with Embedded Web App Files

See How People are Using Office Web Apps! You may have seen my recent post about Collaboration with Office Web Apps to take advantage of sharing/accessing your files virtually anywhere, and collaborating in real time with your colleagues through coauthoring capability.  Today, I want to share other interesting ways that people are using Office Web…