Google’s One Size Fits All Ultimatum

When I sit down and talk with business customers and organizations to discuss benefits in moving to the cloud, the first thing they point out is that they want to move in careful phases, at their own pace, as they have done with any major IT implementation. That’s just smart. Plan carefully and manage the…


Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Kevin Yearick, Grady Health System

As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Kevin Yearick, Director of Network Services at Grady Health System, about why, after evaluating several cloud-based solutions, Grady chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services to manage its messaging and collaboration environment. Here’s what he had to…


City Frees $90,000 from IT Budget by Using Cloud-Based Email

Governments are moving to cloud computing to reap immense benefits.  In today’s post we hear from the Municipio de Humacao on why Microsoft cloud solutions were the city’s best choice for email and collaboration!  “The Google programs simply weren’t easy to use. We had setup, connection, and usability problems. And for the city, the Google…


Real World with Microsoft Online Services - Overland Solutions

As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to David R. Robinson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Overland Solutions, Inc., about why Overland Solutions chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services over Google Apps to manage its messaging and collaboration environment. Here’s what…


The Realities of Google Cloud Connect

Google recently released Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office.  You might have heard some buzz.  When the Cloud Connect beta came out in November 2010, people expressed their frustration with the tool’s ability to deal with the most straight forward tasks.  Now that it is available we’ve taken a look to provide Microsoft’s initial perspective on the…

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Cloud Power or Cloud Compromises: You Choose

We announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ready to go live with the premier productivity cloud solution: Microsoft Online Services.  The USDA brings us the food pyramid, organic certification, food safety, and the US Forest Service.  Now, we can return the favor by providing their 120,000 employees with Exchange, SharePoint…

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Software is the Solution for Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration

Guest Post:  Tim Banting, Senior Product Manager, Lync Today Microsoft is turning every communication into a more accessible, collaborative and engaging experience.  Microsoft Lync ushers in the next generation of communications with a complete Enterprise voice solution that allows customers to augment, or completely replace traditional PBX systems and deliver a powerful end-user experience.  It…

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Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs

As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs, about replacing Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite. Here’s what he had to say:   Q: Tell us about the Center Parcs business model. Kuttler: Center Parcs…

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Bigger Than The Beatles and Google’s Crush on Office Get Serious

Imagine if you filled up Wembley Stadium (82K seats) and the Rose Bowl (100K seats) with a totally new audience every day for 100 days straight. You would be on pace to be one of the most successful attractions ever. Well, today we announced that the Office Web Apps have been used by over 20…

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Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Jake Harris, Director of IT at Aisle7

As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services customer series, we talked to Jake Harris, Director of IT at Aisle7, about replacing Google Apps with the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, which includes Microsoft Exchange Online. Here’s what he had to say. Q: Tell us about the Aisle7 business model. Harris: We are a…

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