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…


Manufacturer Sees More Value in Microsoft Online Services than Google Apps

Today we hear from UK-based SBFI on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing!   “When we looked at the actual difference in price over a 12-month period, and the amount of grief we’d have gone through with Google, sticking with Microsoft was the clear-cut choice.” –Phil…

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Global Aluminum Leader Adopts Exchange Online over Other Messaging Solutions

Today we learn from Novelis on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing!   “By choosing Microsoft Online Services, we got the proven technology in Exchange Online, and we enhanced our collaboration capabilities with Office Communications Online and Office Live Meeting.” –Pietro Quadrelli, Manager of Global Messaging…

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Cloud Customer Wins Rugby World Cup!

Congratulations to New Zealand Rugby’s All Blacks, winner of this year’s Rugby World Cup 2011. Microsoft New Zealand proudly sponsored this year’s event to faciliate this popular, international sport. Competition brings out the best of us and New Zealand Rugby knows what it takes to win, meeting challenges and coming through with Sunday’s 8 to 7 All Blacks finals victory over…

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Dealership to Boost Collaboration with Move from Google Apps to Microsoft Online Services

Let’s learn from Santa Margarita Ford why Microsoft was the best decision for their business’ move from Google Apps, gaining new capabilities and support with Microsoft Online Services, and now Office 365! “By using Office 365, our employees will be able to interact with email, SharePoint sites, and more from any smartphone. That’s very cool”…

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IT Firm Boosts Productivity by 30% with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

Today we hear from the Indian firm, NEcX, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing with Office Professional Plus 2010! “Google Apps and OpenOffice.org… they were not flexible. [Compared to Office 2010], it was the difference between using a beat-up car and a luxury car.” –Y. Srinivasa…

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Beverage Firm Chooses Microsoft Cloud Solution over Google’s for Responsiveness, Reliability, Security

As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Jim Hill, Director of IT at Admiral Beverage. We asked Jim about why his company chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services over Google Apps to manage the company’s messaging and collaboration environment. Here’s what he had…

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Moving from Google Apps to Microsoft Online Services: Enterprise Architects Saves Money and Improves Collaboration

As part of our series of real world discussions with customers, we spoke to Craig Martin, Chief Architect and Director of Products and Innovation at Enterprise Architects, about why, after trying for almost a year to develop an effective collaboration environment with Google Apps, the firm switched to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite…

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Startup Bets on Online Services to Reduce Costs and Grow

Today we hear from EurosporBET on why Microsoft was the best decision in their move to expand their business and embrace cloud computing! “Microsoft Online Services appealed to us more than Google Apps because the Online Services interoperate with Microsoft Office, which improves usability for quick time-to-benefit.”                     — Pierre Puchois, Director of IT Production EurosportBETEurosportBET,…


Why Governments Buy Microsoft Online Services

Reflecting on Memorial Day, when Americans remember how military veterans safeguarded fellow citizens through their service, today I’m also recalling how Microsoft’s services contribute in the public sector. We have developed and now manage a suite of online services to assist government organizations in many ways.What factors were important to governments which selected these services,…