Customer stories
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Thailand selects Office 365 for every student in the country

Earlier today the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education. The agreement represents the single biggest cloud service deployment for Microsoft in the education sector globally. Two million university students and staff members are already taking advantage of cloud technology through Office 365…

Why Microsoft
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Sky Zone makes giant leap in productivity and savings with
Office 365

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, a recreational entertainment company with locations across the United States, chose Office 365 over Google Apps to support its rapid growth. The move gave corporate employees and franchise owners unified tools that act as a competitive differentiator when it comes to professionalism, productivity, and customer service. We recently spoke with Tom Boyle, Global IT Director, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park to get the details.

Customer stories
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The US Virgin Islands: Using Office 365 to achieve efficient,
citizen-centric government

“With Office 365, we can rely on dependable business productivity tools so that everyone is setting higher standards for their work, which ultimately translates into more efficient government services.” — Don’t miss the video and post from Reuben D. Molloy, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Gov’t of the US Virgin Islands

IT
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Webcast: Site provisioning techniques with SharePoint apps

In this video you will learn about site provisioning from SharePoint Online and on-premises using provider-hosted apps that can be hosted on Windows Azure. We’ll also show you how to customize your sites, including personal sites, using CSOM techniques, an approach that offers an alternative to classic site/web templates. Presenters: Vesa Juvonen and Bert Jansen Vesa ”Vesku” Juvonen is a Principal Consultant at Microsoft. Focused on SharePoint technologies, he has been…

Business
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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…

Dev

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…

Support
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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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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…

Customer stories
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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