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Webinar: Running meetings & webinars on Lync

Video conferencing and instant messaging are just the start of what Lync brings to business. With screen sharing and white boards, this communications tool–part of Office 365 for business–can turn something like a kickoff meeting into a real work session. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar What can you do with Lync Working, not just visiting each other How we use Lync for our webinar…

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Aston Martin drives collaboration and speeds business processes with Office 365

Aston Martin is one of the world’s best-known luxury automotive brands. Located in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin produces a wide range of sports cars. Aston Martin chose Microsoft Office 365, the cloud-based solution, to provide employees with familiar Office applications, plus enterprise-grade email, conferencing, and collaboration solutions. By providing easy access to business-critical productivity tools, enhanced security, and reliability through Office 365, Aston Martin is able to foster collaboration and improve…

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The Garage Series: Tech analyst and writer Paul Thurrott’s 5 favorite things about Office 365

The last in a 6-part series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by technical analyst and writer, Paul Thurrott, to discuss his favorite things about Office 365. Paul brings his rich background and insight to discuss how he uses Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium across the desktop and mobile apps, as well as the back end services to tie everything together. If…

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Cloud services you can trust: Office 365 availability

“Your complete office in the cloud” is how we think of Microsoft Office 365. While it gives us enormous pride that one billion people use Office, we deeply appreciate the responsibility we have to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations every day. We recognize that productivity apps are mission critical; using them is how work gets done. It is imperative for us to ensure our service is trustworthy and reliable…

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The Garage Series: Office 365 versus the wild – enabling collaboration across the stack

Episode 5 of a 6-part special filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by collaboration expert Mark Kashman as they take a look at the expansion of collaboration scenarios with the new Office from Site Mailboxes in SharePoint Online, advances in SharePoint Online for collaboration outside the corporate firewall, to Lync with multi-party HD video and the social sharing of content and ideas through Yammer. Jeremy also teams…

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Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

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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…