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The McKinstry Tool Tracker App: Using Access 2013 and Office 365 to manage critical assets

McKinstry, a builder and manager of energy-efficient commercial buildings, needed an efficient and accurate way to track tools. Microsoft worked with the company to create an app using Access 2013 (and hosted on Office 365) showing current location, availability, usage history, and storage locations. A barcode scanner sends keystrokes through a USB connection, and Access uses built-in search to instantly identify the tool based on the code in the record for that tool. A data macro checks…

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Energy retailer AGL Energy Limited simplifies email support and saves with Office 365

AGL Energy Limited (AGL), one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, recently announced that it has moved to Office 365 for a single platform that brings together its operations and employees. The company, which has over 3.6 million residential and business customers, needed a solution that provided business-critical mobile connectivity and improved collaboration for its 3,000+ employees. With Office 365, AGL’s employees are more productive when on the go while the company is…

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FLO Wine chooses Office 365: No sour grapes for this small business

Today’s post was written by Marcus Johnson internationally renowned jazz musician and CEO & Co-Founder of FLO Wine. As a part of FLO Brands, a lifestyle company I co-founded, FLO Wines aspires to enhance our customers’ lives one sip at a time. We strive to make each experience with our wines a little better than the last and work hard to ensure that FLO Wine provides an exceptional experience for customers. As a jazz musician…

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Increase in U.S. entrepreneurship points to benefits of technology

Recently, we’ve started to see some signs of turnaround in the economy, and some interesting conversations are sure to be had during the Small Business Administration’s annual National Small Business Week kicking off in Seattle and across the US on June 17. It is exciting to see this infographic and report from Babson College citing a record high number of startups in the U.S. in 2012. According to the report, 13 percent of the U.S.…