Office 15-Minute Webinars
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Webinar: Busting myths about Office 365 and your small business

Is Office 365 Small Business just an online version of Office? Why do I want to store stuff in the cloud? Can I share docs with those outside the business? Guest host Tom Werner will lay out how Office 365 can help small businesses like yours and answer your questions. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can watch and share on social media. At Tuesday’s webinar, you’ll learn…

Garage Series
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The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake…

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Calling all Office devs: What’s new, different and better with the new app model

Curious about the new app model for Office? This week, Jeremy Chapman is joined by Jeremy Thake to talk about the new app model. They explore the developer options for Office with the building blocks, the object model and application compatibility. Beyond what’s the same, they also explain what is different and demonstrate how new apps are built in Visual Studio. Prior to joining the Office team at Microsoft, I…

Customer stories
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Dakota Financial: Direct funder reduces the cost of expansion, boosts productivity with Office 365

“Office 365 revolutionizes how we store and share the historical lifeblood of the business—more than a million lease documents. With on-demand access to these documents, our staff has everything at their fingertips to satisfy any document request from our lawyers and/or auditors. I’m sleeping better at night!” – Michael Green, Founder and Managing Partner, Dakota Financial—Watch Michael’s video for all the details.

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The Garage Series Under the Hood: Evolving Exchange ActiveSync and OWA for Devices

OWA for Android phones is here. This week Jeremy Chapman is joined by Greg Baribault once again from the Exchange ActiveSync engineering team. They explain the rich history and evolution of EAS from protocol to mobile device management then finally to OWA for Devices. Along the way Greg demos OWA for Android, explains the underpinnings of notifications when connecting to on premises Exchange and Jeremy explains the new selective wipe…

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The Garage Series for Office 365: Extending Exchange, Outlook and OWA across platforms and devices with the new app model

Can the new mail apps save you time to automatically generate personalized and data-driven email?  This week Jeremy is joined by Jason Henderson from the Exchange engineering team to answer this question and more. They explain not only how mail apps work, but also show how to build and preview them using Visual Studio and how apps can insert data directly from a web service into the body of an email. Jason also describes how OAuth…

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.

Small 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…

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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…