Customer stories
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Accor—Building business agility one employee at a time with Office 365

“OneDrive for Business, Lync Online, and SharePoint Online encourage employees to be more efficient in their daily work. They can access the documents they are working on anytime and anywhere from smartphones, tablets, and when they are out of the office traveling. This is our vision for the future.” — Read the guest authored blog from global hotel leader, Accor.

Office 365 ProPlus

The Garage Series for Office 365: Updates to Office 365 ProPlus for admins and first look at upcoming shared computer support

This week Jeremy is joined again by Curtis Sawin to demonstrate the latest admin features in Office 365 ProPlus and Click-to-Run. If you’ve wanted to install the entire Office suite without InfoPath or Access apps, its now possible and they’ll walk you through the new admin processes to do so. They also go under the hood to show how the Click-to-Run software update process works and even give a first…

Skype for Business

Lync Mobile update for Android: Tablet support and conversation enhancements

Today we’re releasing a new Lync app for Android that supports both phones and tablets. In addition to Android tablet support, our team also added two great features to enhance your conversation experience—the ability to add participants to an ongoing conversation and the ability to start an ad hoc group conversation.

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Celebrating National Small Business Week

Today kicks off National Small Business Week, which recognizes the importance of entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country. Despite being called “small,” we know that small business is big business in the US and abroad. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small company, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.(1)

Customer stories
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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.

Customer stories

March of Dimes saves $600,000 with move to Office 365*

The March of Dimes selected cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 for its ease of use and interoperability with existing systems. Now it estimates cost savings of US$600,000 over the next five years. We recently spoke to Alan Brogdon, Chief Technology Officer at the March of Dimes to learn why. Q: Please tell us about The March of Dimes. Brogdon: For 75 years, the March of Dimes has worked to find remedies…

Why Microsoft

Outlook Web App provides more efficient calendar delegation and management than Gmail

Microsoft’s focus on business productivity in the cloud is unrivaled, and this is also true for the calendaring experience in Office 365. To show how Office 365 can increase productivity for everyone, including top-level executives, I collected feedback from executive admins at companies that had considered Google Apps for business, but chose Office 365 for their cloud-based productivity solution. These executive admins feel quite adept at using calendar delegation in…

Customer stories
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The Walsh Group—Construction leader builds in flexibility and streamlines IT with Office 365 ProPlus

“Nobody wants to wait for their PC or mobile device to install huge updates—the incremental updates we get with Office 365 ProPlus mean no waiting.” —Read the guest post from Patrick Wirtz, innovation manager for The Walsh Group, a Chicago, Illinois–based general contracting, construction management, and design services firm that builds airports, highways, stadiums, bridges and other large-scale projects.


The Garage Series for Office 365: Enhancing online file sharing and storage with OneDrive for Business

On today’s show, Jeremy is joined by lead OneDrive engineer, Michael Connolly, to explain the recent changes and announcements around OneDrive for Business. They talk about the trends and events leading up to the standalone offer, hybrid support for SharePoint on premises and everything leading up to Monday’s announcement of 1 terabyte storage per user. If you wanted proof that the Microsoft Cloud and Office 365 continuously innovate, take this…