Customer stories

Retaining a competitive advantage: Why staying current with UC matters

Today’s post was written by Jennifer Yust, senior marketing manager on the Lync team. It’s no secret—an organization that runs well internally is better positioned to adapt to changing market conditions, shorten project timelines, and add more value for its customers. That’s why MWH Global, a “wet infrastructure” engineering firm that handles huge water-related projects, has embraced each new version of Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions as it is released. As Gregory…

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Montgomery County, PA: How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” -— read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Partner

Lync Partner momentum continues at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

This week I attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). It was a great way to connect with Lync partners and see them in action—demoing new products, swapping success stories, and sharing key announcements. With over 16,000 partner attendees, it was impossible to speak to everyone, so I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued commitment to the Lync business and share some personal…

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Webinar: Understanding the Excel Data Model

The Excel Data Model is revolutionizing how you can work with data in Excel. In this webinar, guest host Owen Duncan teaches us how Excel Data Models provide lightning fast data analysis and visualizations. Need a 30-second sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer perfect for sharing in social media. What you will learn What an Excel Data Model is How to get data into a Data Model How to create relationships…

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New Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program helps partners move customers to the cloud

Last year at the Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC), we announced our Office 365 Open program to include a broader range of offerings. The response we received greatly exceeded our expectations, with the number of partners selling Office on Open growing 16 times year over year. At the same time, we also heard feedback that partners want to engage at every part of the customer lifecycle – from sales to renewal,…

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Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 006 with Thorsten Hans

At TechEd North America 2014 in June 2014 located in Austin, Texas, Jeremy Thake managed to get some time to sit down with Thorsten Hans to talk about the Office 365 APIs and JavaScript development with ShareCoffee. ShareCoffee is an open source JavaScript framework written using CoffeeScript that accelerates the development process when using SharePoint CSOM APIs. Thorsten has been blogging about these topics for a while now and has…