Already Have O365 and Still Waiting to Launch? 8 Big Benefits You’re Missing Out On

Already Have O365 and Still Waiting to Launch? 8 Big Benefits You're Missing Out On

Over the past few years, Office 365 has been the topic of conversation with many of our clients. “Our organization is very unique and cannot run any cloud based apps ”, “We’re not ready to move to the cloud,” “We’re licensed for Office 365, but won’t be deploying anytime soon” are just some of the common responses I often hear.

The truth is, although there is some hesitancy to fully deploy in the cloud and legitimate steps you need to take to do it properly, there are important (and cost-saving) reasons for your organization to activate your Office 365 seats.

Here are 8 big benefits your organization will be rewarded with when you do.

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Microsoft Office for iPad has arrived. Now what?

Microsoft Office for iPad has arrived. Now what?

Four years since the release of the first iPad, and after months of speculation, Microsoft finally announced the release of Office 365 for iPad. Until now, many organizations have been wondering how to use Office features on the iPad, and more importantly how to add the licenses to your current or future agreement. And that’s what this post covers. [Read more…]

Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

Find Better Project Management Tools in the Cloud with Microsoft Project Online

In today’s hectic business world, time is your most valuable commodity. That’s why every meeting must be a stepping stone that moves you closer towards your business goals.

However, you may find that many of your meetings are not productive – especially if you spend too much time talking about other meetings and not enough time planning ways to beat the competition. ‘Meetings about meetings’ are signs that you must improve your project management.

Luckily, Microsoft Project Online has some great new features that will make your organization more productive and improve your collaboration. [Read more…]

Office 365: 4 Features you *Will* Care About

Office 365: 4 Features you *Will* Care About

What features and new tricks does Office 365 offer? While there’s a decent amount of articles and sites that point to that sort of information, at Softchoice we’re committed to bringing you the information that matters most to your Microsoft investment.

Following my previous post on why Office 365 is a very worthy followup offering to BPOS, this post is focused on delivering the four features that I feel you will care about more than any other.

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Office 365: A (very) Worthy Successor to BPOS

Office 365: A (very) Worthy Successor to BPOS

Microsoft Office 365 (and SaaS in general) has thrown a monkey wrench into the plans of many an IT Director. To be blunt, IT has had a very comfortable run for a long time. Buy server. Install software. Maintain server. Connect to server. Run software. Rinse and repeat.

Now, with the advent of SaaS, we are routinely being challenged to re-think that long held IT tradition of “Ser-ver” versus “Ser-vice”. This was how we quantified the service that IT provided to the organization. Keeping things “in-house” allowed us to keep our eyes on our company’s information, ensure it was getting into the hands of the users who need it, and out of harms way.

“SaaS will change how you deliver IT services…”
We’ve been hearing that since 2009. However, Microsoft’s first foray into SaaS called Business Productivity Online Services or BPOS, wasn’t ready for most businesses. There were “gremlins”. Or as my Dad says, “Let it cook a while, it ain’t soup yet.”

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