www.office.com/setup Blogs: It has been a busy week for Office 365. After announcing our new Office Webs roadmap last week, it was great to see TIME magazine rate Office Web Apps among its 50 best websites. While I hope everybody enjoyed Rob Schneider’s turn as the embodiment of Google Apps earlier this week, I’m also hoping the respective blogs on file fidelity and user experience were informative and helpful as you make your own decisions about how to best make the move to the cloud for productivity services. More customers choose Office 365 every day, and a few notable ones try Google first and switch to Office 365 after becoming dissatisfied with its incomplete productivity vision. Here is a round-up of some of these and other key news items from the last couple weeks:
Microsoft Exec Says Google Doesn’t Understand Enterprise Web Apps. Microsoft’s enterprise background gives it the “broadest vision of productivity” of any vendor out there.
Microsoft Reveals Three New Companies Who Ditched Google Apps for Office 365. Sensia Hälsovård AB, SEPCOIII, and Arysta LifeScience are the latest companies to switch to Office 365 after testing or deploying Google Apps.
Comedian Rob Schneider Stars as Google Docs in Microsoft Office 365 Videos. Microsoft showcases Google Apps deficiencies with two videos starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Schneider.
Telefónica Deploys Office 365 Across 130,000 Strong Cloud. Telefónica will deploy Office 365 and Yammer to 130,000 staff in 24 countries as a way to drive greater simplification, agility, and cost reductions.
Pharma Giant Lupin Deploys Microsoft Office 365; Registers Significant Cost Reductions. Pharmaceutical company Lupin Limited adopts Office 365, helping its 11,000 employees to communicate more efficiently while reducing costs by around 40 percent over a three-year period.
Microsoft Says Yammer Sales Are Booming. Sales of Yammer cloud-based enterprise social networking software shot up 259 percent in Microsoft’s third fiscal quarter, compared with the same quarter in 2012.