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Welcome to the Office 365 technology blog

Welcome to the new Office 365 technology blog!  Office 365 is a continuously evolving online service and we, the Office 365 team, want to help you stay up-to-date with all of the new features and services through our new official team blog.  With cloud services, we have the ability to provide you with new features and capabilities on an ongoing basis.  As we update Office 365 every month, we want…

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Driving global business transformation with Office 365

About five years ago, Veyance Technologies became an independent company after being carved out of Goodyear. Veyance manufactures and sells engineered rubber goods-products like heavy-duty conveyer belts and industrial hoses. As a private-equity spinoff of a company with roots that go back more than a century, we combine deep process expertise and supply-chain resources with the go-to-market approach of a new company.  When I took the position as CIO at…

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Gaining a single collaborative workspace with Office 365

When challenges arise, LEVICK can make the difference that leads to a positive outcome. LEVICK is a leading strategic communications firm driving communications in the highest-profile global matters for companies and countries. From our offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, we deploy uniquely qualified teams, armed with the instincts, influence, and experience needed to win battles in an increasingly complex and challenging world. Our teams rely on quick…

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Office 365: More value, Most complete

Office 365 helps realize the most complete vision of business productivity. No other enterprise-class vendor provides the broad set of business productivity services that Office 365 does. Choosing a different primary solution means supplementing that solution with additional services to fill gaps. This means stitching together multiple technologies that introduce both complexity and varied experiences. Customers who purchase Office 365 get the most complete solution while eliminating this complexity. Why…

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Customer Perspective: Stephen Roux, Infrastructure Manager at L’Occitane, on Lync-Skype Connectivity

Today the Skype division announced the availability of Lync-Skype connectivity for customers around the world. This is our first step in combining the enterprise richness of Lync with the global reach of Skype to connect working professionals to a broad network of their suppliers, customers and partners. The Office 365 Team had a chance to ask Stephen Roux, Infrastructure Manager at L’Occitane, about what this means for his company. Here’s what he…

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Now trending: Social tools at work; Join the discussion at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re excited to announce we’ve just published new global research looking at worker appetite for enterprise social tools. You’ll find lots of data here. The upshot is more than three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration, and nearly a third would bring social tools into their organization through the back door. We refer to this trend as “bring your own service.”   Enterprise social is a…

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Cloud Computing Trends Report: Understanding IT Maturity Patterns and Practices

As cloud computing matures, a growing number of organizations are moving to cloud environments to help lower IT costs, increase efficiencies, and realize greater flexibility. Many organizations considering cloud adoption can benefit from timely trends analysis research; and simple, well-organized information about their IT environment to understand their current IT state and where they will be if they adopt a particular cloud service.  Today Microsoft releases the Trends in cloud computing…

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Garage Series: The new Office, thriving in a virtualized world

This week, our adventurous hosts tackle one of the most requested topics, managing Office in virtualized environments from the entire desktop to hosting the application on Remote Desktop Server with Office 365. They explain virtualization options, licensing implications and even demonstrate how to convert Click-to-Run media into an App-V package. Lead deployment engineer Jefferson Criddle also joins again to discuss how application virtualization is at the core of the Click-to-Run…

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Arysta LifeScience replaces rollout of Google Apps for Business in favor of Microsoft Office 365 to build a more productive global organization

Arysta LifeScience wanted to standardize on cloud-based communication and collaboration services. It chose Google Apps for Business. However, employees in the pilot group were unhappy with the user interface and IT struggled with compatibility issues. Arysta LifeScience replaced the Google deployment and introduced Microsoft Office 365. We recently spoke to Dustin Collins, Global Head of Global IT Infrastructure at Arysta LifeScience, to learn how the company is benefiting.


Project Managers win with Project Online and Office 365 cloud services

Project Management Offices win with Project Online, which delivers powerful project portfolio management capabilities as a flexible Office 365 cloud service. Teams can get started quickly with cloud collaboration and manage risks, track ideation, and allocate resources across organizations to deliver business value. Project Online works with the SharePoint platform and enjoys the business benefits of Office 365, which modernizes productivity infrastructure without any compromise.