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Posts Categorized: Office 365

Microsoft’s Security Measures Beat Google, Amazon and Heartbleed Bug

On Wednesday, April 9 it was publicly announced that a major online security vulnerability, called the “Heartbleed” bug, has affected most major websites, including Google and Amazon. However, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure are completely in the clear.
Heartbleed attacks internet security, leaking everyone’s private information, including email, banking,… Read More

Office for iPad is Here!

Earlier this month at his first press conference, Satya Nadella announced Office for iPad. Your Office applications can now work across all of your devices from work to traveling to home. Your documents and projects can move with you, meaning you are always up to date and your work is… Read More

March Madness: The Microsoft Bracket

During this year’s March Madness, Microsoft has unveiled two exciting offers.
First, earlier this month exciting news was announced stating that OneNote is now available for free across ALL devices, including Macs. OneNote is a powerful collaborative and organizational application and with its new and fully cross-device capabilities, it makes… Read More

Microsoft Announces Office 365 Personal

At the 2014 SharePoint conference last week, Microsoft announced the new Office 365 Personal to debut this spring. While Office 365 Home Premium offers advanced features with 20GB of extra OneDrive storage and Office installations on up to 5 machines, Microsoft recognizes that one size does not fit all. Office… Read More

OneDrive for Business: Standalone Service

At the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas,NV yesterday, Microsoft announced some big improvements to the new OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro), including its upcoming standalone offer starting April 1st.
As its own service (although still available with many SharePoint and Office 365 plans), OneDrive for Business offers:

25GB file… Read More

Google Admits to Data Mining Student Emails

In a class action lawsuit in California, hard evidence has shown that Google admits to data mining students’ emails for advertising in other applications. Google previously claimed that Google Apps for Education was not included in data mining and that students’ emails would not be scanned, but court documents have… Read More

Miami-Dade Bridges Education Gap with Microsoft

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced with Microsoft a 1:1 technology initiative to bring the students of M-DCPS the tools they need to thrive and succeed in today’s world. The initiative will include free Office Pro Plus for 350,000 students through Student Advantage, as well as 100,00… Read More

CloudBearing Aligned with Vision of New Microsoft CEO

CloudBearing supports myriad organizations that rely on public cloud services but also maintain on-premise operations for workloads such as line of business applications.  Some of CloudBearing’s customers want to take advantage of the public cloud’s scalability and cost-effectiveness, but prefer to maintain other types of data on-premises.  But when it… Read More

Office 365 Now and Then: Google Apps Comparison

Two and a half years ago Microsoft released the online office and software plus service suite, Office 365. Since then, 365 has gone head to head with leading competitor, Google Apps. While Google Apps is generally praised for its financial value, it continues to lack in security, collaboration, plan options… Read More