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  • Blog Post: Top Considerations in Moving to the Public Cloud

    This is a guest post by Tony Tai, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Online Services. As a product manager for Office 365, I focus each day on addressing our customers’ current and future needs for cloud workloads. Recently, I created a framework of key considerations for taking a public cloud...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Skype and Productivity in the Enterprise

    There’s been a lot of discussion this past week about Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype as a consumer play. And there’s no doubt that consumers will benefit. But in my view this deal also has important benefits for the enterprise—particularly around unified communications. In...
  • Blog Post: Social in the Enterprise

    “The opportunity is that your organization can be more agile, more innovative, more efficient than ever before... The challenge is, we have to govern things well.” Recently I sat down with Christian Finn, Director, SharePoint, Microsoft, to get his thoughts on social media, new devices...
  • Blog Post: 3 Top Microsoft Execs Talk Consumerization of IT

    On Tuesday, April 5th, the Microsoft CIO Network hosted an executive webcast on the Consumerization of IT. Stephanie Stahl, Executive Editor, Techweb, moderated an outstanding panel consisting of Chris Capossela, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft Business Division, Andy Lees, President, Mobile Communications...
  • Blog Post: Facebook and Docs—Office Web Apps the Easy Way

    Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today . Last November, Facebook announced a new messaging service that will connect you with your friends and family without regard for which transport mechanism each person prefers. You can read the blog post “ See the Messages that Matter...
  • Blog Post: In Social Media, is Privacy the First Casualty?

    Last December on TechCrunch, Rohit Khare posted an article called “ Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You .” In it, he deconstructed the data breach at RockYou, in which thirty-two million user accounts were exposed via a SQL injection attack. What’s notable...
  • Blog Post: The Path We Take Together

    What if you built a campus and let the students decide where the sidewalks should go? Years ago I recall reading something about Pepperdine University. According to the story, when the campus was first built in Malibu, California, there were no sidewalks. What the university decided to do instead was...
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