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WPC 2014 takes it to the cloud and beyond

As the Chief Technology Officer of AvePoint Public Sector and having been in this space for years as a Microsoft MVP, I have witnessed the power of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference firsthand and can honestly say it continues to be one of the industry’s most valuable assets. The buzz of partners from all over the world congregating in a city with as much repute as Washington D.C. (my hometown) only…

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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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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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Calling all Office devs: What’s new, different and better with the new app model

Curious about the new app model for Office? This week, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Jeremy Thake to talk about the new app model. They explore the developer options for Office with the building blocks, the object model and application compatibility. Beyond what’s the same, they also explain what is different and demonstrate how new apps are built in Visual Studio. Prior to joining the Office team at Microsoft, I…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in SP1 and what does it mean for Exchange admins?

Today the Garage Series for Office 365 returns to the Microsoft Exchange Conference in Austin, TX. And Jeremy returns to his IT pro roots – joined once again by Bharat Suneja from the Exchange engineering team – to talk about what is new in Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013 and how it all ties together with the Office 365 service. To keep things interesting, they count down their Top 10 favorite admin features. It’s a broader and…

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Highlights of Microsoft Project Roadshow with Campana & Schott

Register now for the Project roadshow with Campana & Schott We are very pleased to announce that registration is open for the Microsoft Project Roadshow with Project Gold Certified PPM Partner Campana & Schott. Join us for these free half-day events to gain insight on current trends and the latest developments on Project Online and earn 3 PDUs. Select a city to register: April 22nd: Atlanta, GA April 23rd: Charlotte,…

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Technology is enabling new ways of working

Jeff Teper is the Corporate Vice President of Office Service and Servers group. It’s an exhilarating time for our industry, our company, and for Office. At the last SharePoint Conference we talked about technology megatrends that are changing the way people work: cloud, social, mobile, and big data. These trends are still alive and well today, and they are active change agents in markets, industries, and companies across the world.…

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Transforming work, transforming Office

Our customers have always counted on the Office family – SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, Office and Office 365 – to deliver exceptional experiences that enable individuals and organizations be more productive.  As we head toward the SharePoint Conference (SPC) and the Exchange Conference (MEC), I couldn’t be more excited to engage directly with so many of our customers and partners about how we take our productivity vision forward. I always…

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Customer-delivered presentations at the SharePoint Conference 2014

With a little less than a month to go, let us give you a valuable reason to attend SharePoint Conference 2014 (SPC14) – the Customer Showcase track. This track features a variety of sessions that grant you firsthand insight – to hear direct from real customers about their decisions, experiences and use cases with SharePoint 2013 on-premises, SharePoint Online in Office 365 and Yammer.