microsoft office 365

  • Review

    Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

    Posted January 13, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean.
  • Microsoft's Office 365 add-ons muddy licensing and make customers pay twice

    Posted August 13, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Microsoft has kicked off licensing add-ons that let enterprises add Office 365 subscriptions atop existing volume license agreements, touting the new options as a simpler way for businesses to move to a rent-not-buy model.
  • Review

    Office showdown: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    The war between Google and Microsoft is heating up. Each tech giant offers a productivity suite serving the essentials for serious work online: word processing, spreadsheets, email, and calendars. Should you ally with Google Apps for Business, or root for Microsoft's Office 365 for Small Business?
  • Toyota going all in with Microsoft's Office 365

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    Microsoft has been fairly open in its push to the cloud. The pricing model for Office 2013 compared with Office 365 is clearly an effort to make Office 365 the more cost effective, no-brainer option. The plan seems to be working, too, as Microsoft announced this week that Toyota is making Office 365 available to it's 200,000 plus employees around the world.
  • Company docs in the cloud: The risks and rewards

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 9:48 pm

    DropBox, GoogleDocs, Microsoft Office 365, SkyDox ... the field of companies urging you to put your documents in the cloud is growing by the minute. Appealing as this concept might seem, CFOs and IT teams have to take a step back and evaluate the benefits and risks.
  • Review

    Review: Microsoft Office 365

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Microsoft Office 365 is the company’s answer to online productivity suites. A replacement for Microsoft’s Business Online Professional Services, Office 365 includes online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as Lync and SharePoint. Together, these comprehensive and powerful online office tools represent the best overall value you can find today.
  • On-premises BlackBerry servers won't connect to Microsoft's Office 365 at launch

    Posted April 20, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    The BlackBerry servers enterprises have installed in their data centers won't connect to Exchange Online but a free cloud-based BlackBerry email service will soon move into beta.
  • Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Office 365, Microsoft's answer to Google Apps for Business, just became available to the public for beta testing. With this move, Redmond comes closer to delivering a package of tools to companies seeking e-mail, word processing, Web-based meetings, and scores of other services that work on PCs and mobile devices alike.
  • Review

    Microsoft Office 365 Beta opens for business: What's inside

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Now anyone can try Office 365, Microsoft's cloud productivity package for businesses. The service opened Sunday night for beta testing, coming a step closer to its final launch, which will occur sometime later this year.
  • Review

    Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365: Part 3

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    The shortfalls of Google Apps will likely resonate with the inordinate amount of Microsoft shops in the industry. Years of investment in SharePoint developers, Exchange support teams and business processes built around the fickle aspects of Microsoft Office and its ribbon interface cannot be discarded easily. That’s ultimately where Microsoft’s strength is likely to reside. No matter when its Office 365 bundle is released, and despite numerous attempts to forge links between legacy applications and Google Apps, the complexity of a migration for a large organisation would likely be a headache most CIOs are eager to avoid. At least, that can be said for Coca Cola Amatil CIO, Barry Simpson.
  • Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365 - Part 2

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    Ultimately, some of the problems facing Microsoft’s Cloud strategy are those affecting many of its long-standing product suites. “Clearly Microsoft is trying to back-solve that problem to the legacy product set and clearly that’s problematic,” AAPT’s chief operating officer and effective CIO, David Yuile, says.
  • Google Apps vs Microsoft BPOS, Office 365 - Part 1

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    Both Google and Microsoft are betting all of their chips on a sector that is likely to prove much more lucrative than any before it: Enterprise.
  • BlackBerry Office 365 is win-win for IT admins

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Research in Motion (RIM) officially announced plans for a free cloud-based BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) for customers using Microsoft's Office 365. The free BES from the cloud--hosted by RIM--will enable IT admins to monitor and maintain BlackBerry devices while letting RIM handle the tedium of the backend infrastructure.
  • Review

    Microsoft Office 365 beta: Useful, frustrating

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    Microsoft Office 365, a suite of business-focused, cloud-based applications that was recently released in beta, is actually a repackaging and updating of various Microsoft offerings -- optimized for the cloud. The intent is to give small businesses the kind of benefits that up until now only large companies have been able to get from services such as Exchange and SharePoint.
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