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  • CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months

    The CIO of Swiss power company ABB shared details with CIO.com about its decision to ditch IBM Notes and move 125,000 workers to Office 365. The migration spotlighted important lessons for IT leaders about the scalability of enterprise tools and how innovation can drive staff productivity.

    Written by Matt Kapko25 Nov. 15 15:31
  • Why Power BI is the future of Excel

    Excel isn't going away, but it's going to stop accumulating extra tools like barnacles. Instead Power BI Desktop will become the self-service analytics hub.

    Written by Mary Branscombe03 Sept. 15 15:51
  • How Office 365 balances IT control with user satisfaction

    At the end of 2014, Microsoft bought Acompli, creators of a popular email app that it quickly rebranded as Outlook. The familiar name doubtless drew in more users, but it also gave IT teams a set of expectations about the security and management options a product called Outlook would have.

    Written by Mary Branscombe07 July 15 23:53
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out Cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige15 April 14 05:43
  • Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

    Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean

    Written by Woody Leonhard08 Jan. 14 11:08
  • Steve Ballmer's Departure From Microsoft Isn't News, But Timing Is

    Microsoft observers knew CEO Steve Ballmer was due to step down soon, but announcing his impending retirement weeks after an executive reorganization seems odd. With that in mind, CIO.com contributor Jonathan Hassell examines the triumphs and missteps of Ballmer's 13-year tenure in Microsoft's corner office.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell23 Aug. 13 21:46
  • Review: Office 365 turns up the heat

    Latest blend of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync servers in the cloud combines an excellent feature set with easier setup and management

    Written by Doug Dineley27 Feb. 13 11:20
  • Closer look at Microsoft 'Aurora' Small Business Server

    Microsoft has been paying more attention lately to the small business audience, as well as the cloud. With the "Aurora" Small Business Server (SBS)--officially named Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Microsoft delivers a solution that brings the two together--bridging local services and the cloud, and granting small businesses affordable access to big business tools.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 Dec. 10 06:53
  • Microsoft, get back to work!

    Steve Ballmer assured analysts and the world that Microsoft is hard at work developing a Windows 7-based tablet to compete with devices like the Apple iPad.

    Written by Tony Bradley31 July 10 04:13
  • Inside MS Cloud Model for Productivity Apps

    Enterprises of all shapes and sizes are catching on to the value in moving e-mail and other productivity apps to the cloud where they can be delivered and managed by vendors like Microsoft, Google or Cisco.

    Written by Shane O'Neill16 March 10 05:22
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