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Case Study: Retailer switches from Google to Office 365 to simplify IT and boost collaboration

In 2009, department store chain Lojas Renner was one of the first companies in Brazil to embrace cloud computing by deploying Google Apps. While moving from an on-premises deployment to a cloud solution helped reduce IT costs, that system didn’t sufficiently meet the company’s needs. Renner migrated to Microsoft Office 365 in early 2012, and is now enjoying better functionality, higher productivity, and improved employee collaboration.


The new Office 365 subscriptions for consumers and small businesses

On July 16th, we unveiled the new Office, a cloud service that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard on new Windows devices – from PCs to tablets. With this release, we’re modernizing Office, and an important part of that is the introduction of new subscriptions. Subscriptions open a host of possibilities, and subscribing to Office 365 will be the best choice for many – especially families, people with…

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Babel optimizes open communication on Office 365

Babel Editorial, a small editorial company dedicated to the production of books and multimedia content, located in Lisbon, Portugal, recently streamlined their operations and reduced costs by getting on Microsoft Office 365. The publisher’s business expansion from Portugal to Brazil surfaced the need to implement a flexible, simple, and economical IT solution that would reduce management and maintenance demands. As part of this globalization strategy, Babel also wanted to increase…

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Agricultural trade group supports hundreds of members with cloud solution

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) needs to deliver IT services to employees and several hundred member growers, shippers, and processors-despite an IT department made up of only one technical employee. To address this challenge, the CSC deployed Microsoft Office 365, offering highly scalable, enterprise-class IT capabilities for a minimal investment. IT staff are now more productive and can focus on projects that provide strategic value.

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Realty firm eliminates $30,000 a year in IT costs with cloud productivity solution

Carolina Realty Group, a family-owned firm with 27 employees, needed a more cost-effective way to access tools for email and contact management, file-sharing, and online collaboration. Company owners were particularly interested in eliminating the need to license multiple software products from different vendors, as well as reducing server maintenance costs. They were also eager to provide agents with anywhere access to updated client contact and property listing information. In 2011,…

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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…