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Reflecting on yesterday’s Small Business Technology Roundtable

Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in and observing our Small Business Technology Roundtable, which brought together small business owners and industry experts for a discussion about how technology can accelerate their business. While each person brought unique stories to the discussion, I was struck by the similarity of the themes that surfaced, namely how much more effective their businesses were operating with Office 365 and how they wouldn’t…

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Update on Autohosted Apps Preview program

Over the last few months, we’ve received a lot of great feedback on the Office 365 Autohosted Apps Preview experience. We heard loud and clear that while the goal of a friction-free development experience with the Autohosted Apps Preview was right on track with what developers wanted, the preview experience lacked some critical capabilities that you needed—for example, the ability to access all the features of Microsoft Azure, better insight…

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Survey finds technology is critical for small business owners but many have yet to adopt cloud solutions

We’re celebrating small business week this week in the US. A survey of over 500 small business owners found that 86 percent believe technology is important to the success of their company, including enabling quick and informed response to customers. The survey, commissioned by Microsoft for National Small Business Week, looked at what role technology plays for companies making up this critical part of the economy. While the results show…

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Webcast: ActiveSync troubleshooting

In this video you will get an introduction to Exchange ActiveSync mailbox logging for troubleshooting ActiveSync client issues. Learn how to enable logging and retrieve the log, plus see a sample analysis using the Mailbox Log Parser tool. Read on to learn more and add the session to your calendar. Presenter: Jim Martin is a Senior Support Escalation Engineer with a strong background in supporting Exchange ActiveSync. Jim has published blog…

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Quality at his fingertips: How Boxing Fish Sushi is using OneNote to reinvent the catering business

On location sushi catering, literally “boxing fish” on-site, is anything but a normal business in Washington State. In fact, Kevin Griffin, founder and chef at aptly named Boxing Fish Sushi, is the one and only sushi caterer approved by the state’s health department. Kevin had been a sushi chef in San Diego in the past but it took a move back to his hometown of “foody” Seattle and a personal…

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Partner Perspective: Bringing small businesses to the cloud

At TechQuarters, we’ve built our business on helping small businesses succeed with technology. Named the Microsoft World Cloud Partner 2013 for SMB, we work with many small businesses that are all trying to make smart technology investments that will not only improve efficiency and productivity, but will also help them save money in the long run. Today, internal operations completely rely on technology, and it is more important than ever…

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Using OneNote to make your small business profitable and enjoyable

Sandy Morgan is owner of Almost Anything LLC and writes about using OneNote on her blog Business Made Simple with Microsoft OneNote. Since I run a service-based company that provides small business training and consulting, my clients rely on me for immediate responses, up-to-date information, regular follow-ups, and effective training on how to run a small business efficiently. OneNote allows me to stay focused on getting work done, rather than keeping track…

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Accor: Building business agility one employee at a time with Office 365

“OneDrive for Business, Lync Online, and SharePoint Online encourage employees to be more efficient in their daily work. They can access the documents they are working on anytime and anywhere from smartphones, tablets, and when they are out of the office traveling. This is our vision for the future.” — read the guest authored blog from global hotel leader, Accor