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Subscriptions take off

Today, Surf Air, the world’s first subscription airline, launched in San Francisco. The new airline aims to shake up the traditional passenger service model in much the same way Netflix upended movie rentals. Subscribers pay a set fee each month for up to four boarding passes and tailored access to flights between San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We’re not surprised to see more subscriptions take flight, but…

Office 365

Office 365: More value, Most complete

Office 365 helps realize the most complete vision of business productivity. No other enterprise-class vendor provides the broad set of business productivity services that Office 365 does. Choosing a different primary solution means supplementing that solution with additional services to fill gaps. This means stitching together multiple technologies that introduce both complexity and varied experiences. Customers who purchase Office 365 get the most complete solution while eliminating this complexity. Why…

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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…

Office 365

Now trending: Social tools at work; Join the discussion at “The Worldwide Water Cooler”

We’re excited to announce we’ve just published new global research looking at worker appetite for enterprise social tools. You’ll find lots of data here. The upshot is more than three quarters of workers want social tools to increase productivity and collaboration, and nearly a third would bring social tools into their organization through the back door. We refer to this trend as “bring your own service.”   Enterprise social is a…

Education
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Webinar: Office 365 Education and OneDrive

In this webinar, we’ll show you what students, faculty, and staff can get for free with Office 365 Education, plus you’ll learn how to create websites quickly and how to save and share documents with OneDrive for Business. Non-educators with Office 365 for business will also find helpful hints. Note: OneDrive for Business is the new name for SkyDrive Pro. Can’t view this video? It’s also available here at Microsoft…

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Cloud Computing Trends Report: Understanding IT Maturity Patterns and Practices

As cloud computing matures, a growing number of organizations are moving to cloud environments to help lower IT costs, increase efficiencies, and realize greater flexibility. Many organizations considering cloud adoption can benefit from timely trends analysis research; and simple, well-organized information about their IT environment to understand their current IT state and where they will be if they adopt a particular cloud service.  Today Microsoft releases the Trends in cloud computing…