Customer stories
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averda cleans up and moves to Office 365 and Yammer

With Office 365 and Yammer, we now have safe and reliable access to our emails, group sites, documents, files, etc. and our employees are constantly connected and sharing knowledge throughout the company. The combination has been a win-win for our organization… Read the full story written by Anthony Kurban, CIO guest author from averda–the largest environmental solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Synchronizing your directory with Office 365 is easy

Paul Andrew is technical product manager for Identity Management on the Office 365 team. If you’re just getting started with Office 365, you’re probably considering how to extend the user directory that you use for accessing internal resources for connecting to cloud resources. The simplest way to achieve this is with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool (DirSync). This tool runs on a Windows Server machine on your network…

Customer stories

Media company uses Office 365 cloud-based mobility tools for anytime, anywhere reporting

Raycom Media, an employee-owned company based in Montgomery, Alabama, is a growing television broadcaster, currently serving more than 12.6 percent of American households.  After a minor flood at its main data center, Raycom Media decided to test cloud-based business productivity tools. We recently spoke to Lotte Hileman, Director of Systems Administration, to learn about the company’s journey to Microsoft Office 365.   Q: Please tell us about Raycom Media.    Lotte…

Education

Making literature come alive with Office 365

Today’s post was written by Kelli Etheredge, Teaching and Learning Resources Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  A dedicated teacher turns her students onto reading and writing and improves their test results by including Office 365 in her lesson plans. Read how she and her students communicate and collaborate to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. While teaching is my second career—I like to call myself a recovering…

Small Business
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Outdated technology can cost SMBs a lot more than a slow boot up

Many enterprises have embraced the cloud – 60% of Fortune 500 companies are using Office 365 to help their employees get work done and be as productive as possible regardless of device or location. Small businesses, on the other hand, have been slower to realize the benefits of modern technology and the cloud, and this could cost them a lot more than just a slow boot up.

OneDrive
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Cloud storage with OneDrive for Business now available as a standalone subscription

As we announced at SharePoint Conference, OneDrive for Business is now offered as a new standalone subscription to give customers more flexibility in moving to the cloud and Office 365.  We’ve also added enhancements to SharePoint 2013 in Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enable on-premises SharePoint users to configure OneDrive for Business with just a few clicks. Learn more about today’s announcement and promotional offers on the OneDrive blog.

Office 365

What’s new: March 2014

March has been a huge month of announcements and updates for Office 365. OneNote is now available everywhere, free, and ready to capture your ideas and sync them across all your devices. Office 365 for business customers also got a glimpse of the larger vision for Office 365 and how Office 365 will help customers work like a network. Last but certainly not least, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have…

Customer stories
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Office 365: Helping real estate agents succeed by keeping them connected to people and information

For Windermere’s 6,000 real estate brokers, the difference between success and failure is their ability to stay connected to a complex matrix of people and information. With Microsoft Office 365, brokers now rely on one easy solution to stay on top of countless details and hundreds of contacts. For more information on Windermere’s success, read the article…