Office 365

Serving the public interest and reducing fixed capital costs with Office 365

To make the case for transitioning our email system, we compared the total cost of ownership to keep the servers running on-premises versus moving to a cloud service. Right away, we saw that we could save up to US$40,000 a year, plus 75 percent of the cost of a full-time employee by taking our email to the cloud.   Then it was a decision about which provider to go with.…

Office 365

Communications and collaboration in an information age

Part of the thrill of working for the Office Division is the opportunity to tackle thorny business issues on behalf of our customers while providing them with a road map for the future.  That may be why an interesting article caught my attention this week.  In it, the author examined some of the investments Microsoft is making in the unified communications space.  While I didn’t agree with all of the…

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The new Office lets me work from home–and everywhere else

As blogger-in-chief of MommaSaid.net for the past 10 years, Jen Singer has used technology to work around her kids’ (and occasionally, her cat’s) schedules. She’s done pre-show interviews with TV producers from the supermarket cereal aisle and edited books on her laptop while waiting for track practice to end. Now with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, her Office can truly be wherever she is. She started writing this blog post…

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dmg Events excites workers, managers, and IT staff with move from Google to Office 365

International events producer dmg Events Middle East & Asia moved from an on-premises email system to the cloud-based Gmail system, and the move proved frustrating for employees and IT staff. When the Google contract came up from renewal, dmg decided it was time for a new email system. We recently spoke to Gehan Madhanayake, Head of IT at dmg Events Middle East & Asia, to learn why.

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Webinar: Organization charts in PowerPoint and Visio

Need to create an org chart? Unsure of whether to use PowerPoint or Visio? In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you both ways and the advantages of each depending on your audience, plus we’ll share tips and best practices for creating organization charts. A video of the webinar will be posted shortly after the webinar. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How to decide between using PowerPoint or Visio…

Office 15-Minute Webinars
Office 15-Minute Webinars

Free Office webinars every Tuesday, watch videos anytime

Join us every Tuesday for free webinars about how to use Office programs. You can watch the Office 15-Minute Webinars live; or view them later. They run 9:15 am-9:30 am Pacific time on Tuesdays with a live Q&A session to follow. We’ll add links to previous recordings below as they become available. You can also download a calendar reminder for the series. Click the link to join Tuesdays starting at…

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Webinar: What you need to know about PowerPoint Slide Masters

It’s true that you can create PowerPoint presentations without using Slide Masters or even knowing what they are, but they save so much time and effort that we think you’ll be glad to know about them. In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you how to master the Slide Master–a built-in tool that controls the look of your PowerPoint presentation and keeps it consistent throughout. See the trailer or click “read more”…

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This week’s inaugural Lync Conference: Highlighting the future of communications

At this week’s inaugural Lync Conference, Microsoft is celebrating a people-centric vision for the future of communications technology, including the announcement that Lync-Skype connectivity for presence, IM and voice will be available to all Lync users by June. We have been honored by the rate of Lync adoption and encourage you to check out the new customer references we have for Lync 2013, available as of today.