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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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