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Case Study: Construction Company Replaces Google with Microsoft Office 365, Boosts Productivity

UrbaCon General Contracting and its subsidiaries sought to replace Google Apps for Business because it was cumbersome to maintain and did not provide unified communications capabilities. Executives decided to transition from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365. Now UrbaCon benefits from simplified IT management, improved network security, and the ability to support employee productivity from practically anywhere. 

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Click-to-Run and Office on Demand

If you’ve downloaded the new Office Customer Preview, then you probably noticed that your installation experience is quite a bit different than in any previous version of Office. These changes aren’t just cosmetic, they’re part of our strategy to bring the rich Office applications that you know and love into the future as an integrated part of our Software + Services offering. In this post I want to talk about…

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Women’s fashion designer BCBG picks Office 365

Leading women’s fashion designer BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP offers premier fashion brands for women in more than 1,200 BCBG stores in 45 countries. When employees began running into issues sending photos and other large attachments via email, the retailer decided it needed to address its limited email storage issue by moving to the cloud. “We are not a technology company and don’t want to invest a lot of capital in IT,” says Kent…

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Turbo-Charging Business Communications with Office 365

After completing our research, we chose to move to Microsoft Office 365, with help from BlueEdge Consulting. One of the main reasons we selected Office 365 was the availability of flexible licensing options. By paying only for what we need, we can minimize our costs and still deliver essential tools to different groups of employees based on their job functions. After discussing it with Kevin Miller of BlueEdge, we decided…

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Igniting innovation with Office 365

One of the biggest reasons we chose Office 365 was the flexibility to mix and match plans to meet our employee needs. We chose to provide contingent staff with access to Microsoft Exchange Online-while providing full-time staff with access to Exchange Online and Lync Enterprise voice. The key component for us was Microsoft Lync voice integration with our email. We had been using Cisco Call Manager, but we needed to…


Reading in the new Office

Tristan Davis, Senior Program Manager Lead, Word Nearly two-thirds of user sessions in Word contain no editing at all – the only things that happen once the document is opened are scrolling and zooming changes as the user reads and processes the content. The Word engineering team wanted to focus on creating a refreshed, modern reading experience for the new Word; one that optimized for the times when the user is…


Project Online: In the cloud with Office 365!

Is it challenging to get an up-to-date view of all the projects in your team? Do you want to make sure everyone is focused on the right priorities? Do you manage a large portfolio of projects and want to roll out a structured governance process? Are you a Project Manager who always wants to use the latest version of Project Professional? As announced on Monday (The New Microsoft Project), Project…

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The Social Enterprise

Social is rewiring the way we communicate and collaborate. Facebook and Twitter have completely transformed how we connect in our personal lives. And new social tools are making it easier to get things done at work. We believe that the social enterprise needs to be a natural part of the way people get things done, creating a connected experience that extends and enhances familiar tools. And we recognize that companies…

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Office Preview – Getting Started Guide

I’m Beth Petry, I lead Customer Programs for the Office division. Throughout the cycle I’ve had the chance to work with many people evaluating Office. It is an exciting time for us to share it with the world. We’re very excited to have your feedback. Office Preview is off and running! Many thanks to those of you who have downloaded the preview release. We’re getting a lot of great feedback.…