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Retaining a competitive advantage: Why staying current with UC matters

Today’s post was written by Jennifer Yust, senior marketing manager on the Lync team. It’s no secret—an organization that runs well internally is better positioned to adapt to changing market conditions, shorten project timelines, and add more value for its customers. That’s why MWH Global, a “wet infrastructure” engineering firm that handles huge water-related projects, has embraced each new version of Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions as it is released. As Gregory…

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Montgomery County, PA: How government can become more dynamic, responsive, and cost-effective through Office 365

“An overwhelming 75 percent of our user focus group preferred Office 365 over Google, citing its familiar interface, ease of use, lack of connection issues, and built-in security as the main reasons for their decision.” -— read more from Anthony Olivieri, Chief Technology Officer, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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DeSantis Landscapes: Firm stays nimble, saves 30 to 50 hours a week with Office 365

“We are far more efficient with Office 365, saving 30 to 50 hours a week, which gives us more time in front of our clients building relationships. There’s a lot of competition in our industry, and this technology helps set us apart.” – - Dean DeSantis, President, DeSantis Landscapes – - Watch the DeSantis video for all the details

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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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Administrators help teachers, students reach learning objectives with OneNote

Today is the last day of ISTE 2014 but it has become clear from this year’s conference that schools are more connected than ever, incorporating laptops, tablets, and even phones into day-to-day instruction. But these devices need a strong information system to enable administrators to empower teachers to be effective in helping students reach learning objectives. For Cary Academy in North Carolina, that system is OneNote. Digital textbooks in OneNote…

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Office Mix Is a Game-Changer for Teachers

Last month, Microsoft announced the customer preview of Office Mix, a tool designed to make it easier for teachers to incorporate online content into their lesson plans. Since then, we’ve been gathering feedback about what educators find most useful about the tool and how to make it even better, and we’re sharing what we’ve learned at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta this week. Overall,…

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Students can be more organized and collaborative with OneNote

We all know that students today excel at using their devices and apps on them.  But using this technology to be more organized and collaborative in the classroom isn’t naturally ingrained in most. OneNote is a great app for any device a student brings to class that will build good habits that will last past the time the final bell rings. The familiar notebook structure of OneNote makes the transition…

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Teachers running their classrooms through OneNote and Welcome to ISTE 2014

This Saturday, June 28, kicks off the four-day ISTE 2014 conference and we’re happy to share some exciting stories about how people are using OneNote in education. Today we take a look at how the teachers at Cary Academy in Cary, North Carolina, seamlessly integrate OneNote into their classrooms to elevate the education of students through presentation, organization, and real-time collaboration with both students and other educators. Leslie Williams, a…

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Montgomery County: Better service for my team, county colleagues, and our citizens through Office 365

Lisa Tolomeo, Client Services Manager for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is increasing her responsiveness to team members and internal customers, thereby improving public service. Read Lisa’s story and learn how she keeps lines of communication open and stays flexible to react to technology emergencies and help county employees continue to deliver excellent service to their community.

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Always accessible family shopping lists with OneNote

Nicholas Kerr works on Bing Rewards at Microsoft and writes a personal blog at www.nkerr.com. OneNote solves the shopping list frustrations my wife and I used to have. Our previous method involved sticky notes in the kitchen, and usually neither of us was near the list when either of us thought of something to add. But with a To Do list in OneNote, we can add items wherever we are and…