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Office 365: Governments’ secret weapon for reducing costs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to save $12 million over four years. The City of Chicago anticipates saving $1.3 million over the same length of time. And the State of Minnesota expects to save more than $800,000. Governments of all sizes are finding ways to reduce IT costs while improving efficiency. What’s their secret weapon?

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Fueling creativity with Office 365

Copyright Alliance, an advocacy organization that advises artists of all kinds, wanted to better support staff who travel frequently. Copyright Alliance worked with Microsoft Partner New Signature to replace its on-site file server and email system with Microsoft Office 365, which provides a complete set of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools. By adopting Office 365, staff at Copyright Alliance enjoy more flexibility and can respond faster to requests from the…


Project for team members

Project managers can do their best work when life is easy for their team members. With the release of the new Project, now there are new and improved ways for team members to do their part in keeping the project on track with minimal process friction. To help, we rounded up some of our most popular articles and organized them by common work responsibilities. Here, the focus is on team…


Format and customize Excel 2013 charts quickly with the new Formatting Task pane

The new Excel makes creating and customizing charts simpler and more intuitive. One part of the fluid new experience is the Formatting Task pane, which replaces the Format dialog box. The new Formatting Task pane is the single source for formatting–all of the different styling options are consolidated in one place. With this single task pane, you can modify not only charts, but also shapes and text in Excel.


Garage Series: The Great Race–did rolling out Office just get faster?

In this episode, the intrepid Garage Series hosts explore the change in guard of compatibility tools. Conducting the great race of Office installs, they catch up with Office engineer John Hoegger about Microsoft’s own implementation of the new Office globally. Watch as they examine user training, compatibility and pushing out the bits to answer whether or not rolling out Office just got faster.

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Public Sector organizations becoming more lean and modern on Office 365

At Microsoft’s annual Public Sector CIO Summit, we were pleased to announce a growing community of public sector customers who’ve adopted Office 365 including the City of Kansas City, MO; the City of Seattle; King County, WA; the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Dupage County, the University of Miami, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and California State University  – all who’ve moved to the cloud…


Project for project managers

With the release of the new Project, there’s curiosity about how best to put it to work and apply its wide range of resources in a variety of business roles. Some people are experienced users who want to learn new tricks, while others are just discovering Project’s capabilities for the first time. To help, we rounded up some of our most popular articles and organized them by common work responsibilities.…

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Four reasons why governments trust Microsoft

As governments strive to become more responsive and transparent, it’s important for them to make public information easily accessible to citizens. At the same time, it’s critical that they protect confidential data. A key reason why governments choose Microsoft Office 365 is Microsoft’s leadership in the industry when it comes to privacy, security, and compliance practices. In short, governments know they can trust Microsoft to help protect their data.


Recapping posts on the new Visio

Over the last few months, we’ve been posting about the new Visio – discussing features in depth and introducing the editions that will be available. Before we get started on a new series of posts, we thought it would be helpful to summarize our existing content – while the material was written for the Visio Customer Preview, it applies to the released version well.


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…


Law enforcement organization cuts costs and streamlines operations with SharePoint 2013

Cambridgeshire Constabulary replaces aging Lotus Notes environment with 40 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 portals The Cambridgeshire Constabulary, which provides law enforcement and public safety services for 800,000 residents in Cambridgeshire, England, started using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in April 2012 to develop a cost-effective environment where employees can easily discover information, share documents, and manage data.