Tagged: Office 365


Office 2013 Preview is here!

The customer preview of Office 2013 has been released! If you want to kick the tires on the next version of the most popular productivity suite on the planet, download now!  I’m installing as I type 🙂


New Microsoft External Web Site Highlights Best Practices for Cloud Infrastructures (Data Centers)

Customers and partners alike often ask the question, “How does Microsoft manage its vast network of data centers worldwide that power our 200+ cloud services such as  Office 365, Windows Live and Xbox Live, and our cloud platform Windows Azure?” Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the team that builds, manages, and secures Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and today we are launching our new external web site on the Windows Azure platform to address these questions...


Windows Azure and Office 365 Trust Centers Recently Launched

Customers of Office 365 and Windows Azure have entrusted Microsoft to protect their key data and intellectual property.  Microsoft regards security, privacy, and compliance as a top priority.  To further support this claim, Microsoft has launched two trust centers for both Windows Azure and Office 365 to provide up-to-date information around security, privacy, and compliance of these cloud services.  Head over to the trust centers to get the latest information on Windows Azure and Office...


Microsoft Private Cloud Resources

A big “THANK YOU” to those who attended my panel discussion around cloud migration and datacenter consolidation at this year’s FOSE conference.  Hopefully, everyone who attended gleaned some value from the exchange around how to approach the process of consolidating datacenters and making the transition to cloud computing.  After the talk, I was approached by one of the attendees interested in learning more about Microsoft’s Private Cloud strategy and offerings.  We had a very engaging discussion and...


Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice, but don’t be misinformed… (Part 5)

This is last installment of a multi-part blog series (read Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4) where I review an article entitled “Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice” where I provide a different perspective in this ongoing battle for dominance in the cloud between Google and Microsoft. Let’s round out this series with a word on complexity of the respective cloud offerings from Google and Microsoft and provide a...

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