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Office 365 news round-up

Warren Buffett once said that, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Indeed, our goal with Office 365 has always been to provide top value for the money. From building all the important capabilities businesses need directly into the suite to providing an enterprise-class experience, Office 365 is a complete cloud-based productivity solution that offers top value. Don’t miss the guest blog post from Christopher Hertz, CEO of Microsoft partner New Signature.  Chris explains his perspective working with customers on  why Office 365 offers top value for the dollar.  Also if you haven’t already, please read how businesses of all sizes get value from using Office 365. Also, learn why Office 365 offers an enterprise-class experience.

Below is a round-up of these and other news items from the last couple weeks. Enjoy!

Microsoft Tops Apple as America’s Most Inspiring Company; Google 7th, Amazon 8th. Americans rank Microsoft as the most-inspiring company.

Microsoft Customers Can Now Buy Go Daddy Domain Names Directly Within Office 365. Microsoft “has made its Office 365 software even more convenient for enterprises” by integrating it with web hosting company Go Daddy.

Durham University Moves into the Cloud with Office 365.  Durham University migrates the email of 16,000 students and staff to the cloud by deploying the Office 365 suite. Microsoft has made its Office 365 software even more convenient for enterprises by integrating it with Web hosting company Go Daddy.

Office Garage video series demonstrates the Office Mobile capabilities. The latest episode of Microsoft’s Office Garage video series takes a look at Office on mobile devices.

SharePoint 2013 Adds Better In-Memory Analytics. Microsoft’s business intelligence tools “have arrived squarely on the doorstep of serious big data analytics.”

Microsoft Details Updated Mail App for Windows 8.1 with Outlook.com Integration. Microsoft optimizes the Mail app in Windows 8.1 with Outlook.com integration.

Microsoft Details SkyDrive’s Smart Files Feature, Prepares To Roll Out Bing-Powered OCR Search. Microsoft announces that its optical character recognition (OCR) feature for searching through SkyDrive files will be rolling out over the coming weeks.