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Heinz: Global food leader savors new ideas and cuts costs with Office 365

“When we consider the cost reductions in conferencing, telephony, data storage, and staffing, we estimate that adopting Office 365 will reduce our IT costs by 20 percent annually.” — Leandro Balbinot, Chief Information Officer, H.J. Heinz Company Read the guest post from Heinz CIO, Leandro Balbinot profiling the global food giants move to Office 365.

Lync

Update on Lync Phones

As Lync continues to experience incredible momentum in the market, our partner ecosystem is growing with us. Today, I want to share some updates to the Lync Qualified IP Phone front and point out some new resources available to support the Lync community to help Lync customers select the right phones for their deployments. First of all, we have updated the IP Phone page on TechNet to clearly indicate what firmware has been…

Education

Making literature come alive with Office 365

Today’s post was written by Kelli Etheredge, Teaching and Learning Resources Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  A dedicated teacher turns her students onto reading and writing and improves their test results by including Office 365 in her lesson plans. Read how she and her students communicate and collaborate to extend learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. While teaching is my second career—I like to call myself a recovering…

Lync

March update to Lync Windows Store App now available

Author: Phillip Garding, Senior Program Manager Lync Meeting presenters: this Lync update is for you!  The most common feature request from our users is that they want the modern app to have more of the features available in the desktop app.  We continue to listen to feedback and starting today, you can now manage your meeting participants from the modern Lync app. In addition to new features, we also continue to…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: How Office works on an 82-inch touch screen

The webinar is over. Check back in a few days to see the video. Like working on your tablet or smartphone? Imagine one bigger than your TV. Perceptive Pixel by Microsoft delivers exceptional, multi-purpose touch devices for brainstorming, collaboration, and interactive presentations. In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you how Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote work on a 82-inch screen. Click the…

Excel

Find all your data connections with Office Discovery and Risk Assessment

Do you need to find out where your data is being used? More specifically, how can you find Excel workbooks that have data connections to your databases? We went to SQL MVP Scott Stauffer to help answer that question. Scott is helping his client launch a data warehouse that will be the preferred source of data for many areas of the business. The client is also planning to switch to…