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The True Economic Impact of Unified Communications by Microsoft. November 30, 2010 - This Forrester Total Economic Impact study provides an in-depth look at how Microsoft Lync Server 2010 can help your organization increase collaboration and communications while reaping numerous cost-saving opportunities
A Production-Line System in Six Months, With Room to Expand - Case Study by Microsoft. December 11, 2012 - Read this case study to learn what operating system and development tools Teraoka Seiko employed to create an intelligent production-line system that has helped increase productivity and control production costs by integratinig weight and unit-price information with a device that automates the printing and attaching of label to bento boxed lunches
Accountants Access Information Faster, Enjoy Collaboration, Save 20 to 30 Hours Weekly by Microsoft. June 30, 2011 - This case study discusses how one organization turned to a unified document-management platform to improve and simplify the way they access their paper and digital data. Discover how they were able to digitize 46,000 paper documents and review the benefits they are now experiencing.
Adapting Existing Techniques to Mobile ALM by Microsoft. April 11, 2013 - In this expert e-guide, discover the new generation of best practices for mobile application lifecycle management. Explore the need for a modified approach in terms of people, process, and tools. Read on for best practices and more information on addressing the mobile development skills gap, the myth of being "more agile," and more.
Android to Windows 8 Part 1: Setting up the Development Environment by Microsoft. March 07, 2013 - In this post from an industry insider, discover ways in which Android developers can make the transition to Windows 8 application development, specifically on setting up the development environment, obtaining software and requisite licenses, and more.
Android to Windows 8 Part 2: Creating Your First Windows Store Project by Microsoft. March 12, 2013 - In this post from an industry insider, discover ways in which Android developers can make the transition to Windows 8 application development, specifically on creating a Windows store project. Read on for detailed rundowns of template options and tips and best practices for naming and marketing your project.
Android to Windows 8 Part 3: Exploring the Windows Store Project by Microsoft. April 02, 2013 - Part three of this helpful blog post on Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective will put you well on your way to creating your first app, by learning the ins and outs of the development environment, how to create a simple user interface, and how to perform navigation.
Android to Windows 8 Part 4: Running the Windows Store Application by Microsoft. March 19, 2013 - Even if you're the most skilled developer, it's impossible to know all types of code and be familiar with every development environment. Access part four of this blog post on Windows 8 development from an Android developer's perspective,and learn how to run your own Windows store proect. Also, learn three different ways you can run the application.
Android to Windows 8 Part 5: Building a Simple User Interface by Microsoft. March 21, 2013 - Today's ever-changing tech landscape calls for developers to be more flexible than ever - you need to be familiar with a variety of environments to stay on top of your game. Access part five of this blog post on Windows 8 from an Android developer's perspective to learn how to create a simple user interface for your Windows store application.
Android to Windows 8 Part 6: Creating a Second Page by Microsoft. March 26, 2013 - In this post from an industry insider, discover ways in which Android developers can make the transition to Windows 8 application development, specifically on creating a Windows store project. Get step-by-step instructions of how to create additional content for a user interface (UI) that allows for user input display.
Android to Windows 8 Part 7: Adding “Back” Navigation by Microsoft. March 28, 2013 - In this post from an industry insider, discover ways in which Android developers can make the transition to Windows 8 application development, specifically on creating a Windows store project. Get step-by-step instructions of how to circumvent the lack of a "Back" button on Windows 8 devices by adding navigation to your apps.
App Builder Virtual Summit by Microsoft. April 15, 2013 - In this App Builder Virtual Summit, discover tools to give your development group the leg up on the crowd of IT professionals eager to profit on new Windows platforms but unsure of where to start. Explore expert seminars on everything from game development to app monetization through advertisements to making the move from iOS and Android.
Application Lifecycle Management and Business Process by Microsoft. December 01, 2008 - This analyst white paper clearly defines how application lifecycle management (ALM) supports business process and even floats the possibility ALM might be even more important, since it creates the underpinnings for all other business processes.
Avoid the Most Common Mobile Development Strategy Mistakes by Microsoft. April 24, 2013 - It seems as if everyone is making the move to mobile devices - consumers and businesses alike. However, you may have a lot of questions concerning mobile development, security, and deployment. Check out this webcast with an industry expert and discover answers to your frequently asked questions about mobile development initiatives.
Best Buy Supports New Line of Business and World-Class Sales Force by Microsoft. August 06, 2010 - In this case study you’ll learn how Best Buy for Business considered several options, including expanding its internally developed retail application, adopting a hosted CRM solution through Salesforce.com, or implementing Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM. In the end, the solution was clear.
Build a Hybrid App for Windows Phone 8 using appMobi by Microsoft. February 28, 2013 - This helpful blog post will teach you about how you can create hybrid mobile apps that run on iOS, Android and Windows. You'll discover helpful tips, tricks, and tools to guide you on the entire development process.
Build Effective and Highly Available Disaster Recovery Solutions using Microsoft Virtualization by Microsoft. November 24, 2009 - Does your organization have a reliable and cost-effective site recovery system? This presentation transcript explores how site recovery tools along with virtualization enables IT pros to deliver secure application and data availability, implement site-wide disaster recovery and automate fail-over and fail back.
Business Productivity with Microsoft Online Services by Microsoft. September 15, 2009 - This data sheets examines how Microsoft Online Services can give your business the powerful productivity capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting —all hosted online.
Buy Microsoft Office 365 Trial Download by Microsoft. August 02, 2012 - See the familiar software features of next-generation communications to deliver the power of cloud computing and download this trial of Microsoft Office 365.
Cloud storage options for primary or nearline data by Microsoft. May 02, 2012 - Read this expert e-guide to get tips for small to midsized businesses (SMBs) on the suitability of the cloud as a primary data storage site and how to integrate cloud backup.
Cloud: Testing and pricing by Microsoft. May 02, 2012 - Read this expert e-guide to learn the benefits of testing the cloud for storage vendors. Unveil why this trend is catching on and what the future holds for this kind of testing. Also find information about the additional charges that cloud storage users pay for individual transactions.
Creating Network-Aware Service Management by Microsoft. January 2008 - The integration of EMC® Smarts® and Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager 2007 delivers the capabilities IT departments need to enable network-aware service management.
Data on Tap: Liquor Board’s New POS System Lets Information Flow - Case Study by Microsoft. December 05, 2012 - Read this case study to learn how the Montgomery County Department of Liquor chose one retail management system which has provided the department with significant reductions in staff and management hours spent reconciling errors and drastically improved its customer experience.
Datacenter Management Optimization with Microsoft System Center by Microsoft. September 08, 2009 - System Center lowers the cost of delivering datacenter services through integrated, end-to-end management of physical and virtual environments, and supports the optimization of the datacenter in three primary ways. Each of these benefits, and the solutions that enable them, are discussed in this paper.
Document Management with Office SharePoint Server 2007 by Microsoft. August 01, 2007 - The Office SharePoint Server 2007 document management solution is uniquely positioned to help your organization succeed with its document management goals. With Sharepoint you can extend document management capabilities to all employees, improving compliance with enterprise standards and delivering value to the business.
Driving Customer Service Success in the Cloud with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online by Microsoft. August 23, 2010 - Join us for this webcast to learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online provides complete service management functionality to help you manage cases, contracts, and knowledge.
Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Demo by Microsoft. December 29, 2011 - This demo shows how Duet Enterprise enables you to access information from SAP applications through Microsoft SharePoint. The example follows how a customer request for a proposal for quote is accomplished by combining data from SAP ERP with relevant documents from SharePoint.
Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Overview by Microsoft. May 12, 2010 - View this video to learn more about a software foundation that enables interoperability between SAP applications and Microsoft SharePoint, blending the worlds of process and collaboration to deliver ready-to-use capabilities that provide immediate value to end users.
E-Book: How to keep customers -- and keep them happy: High-return tactics for building customer loyalty by Microsoft. October 28, 2011 - This ebook is full of expert advice for implementing a successful customer experience management (CEM) plan.
Eguide: Assembling a Windows 8 Migration Toolbox by Microsoft. April 23, 2013 - This expert guide from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com examines the tools available to help your business migrate to Windows 8 quickly and efficiently. Read on to learn how to perform tasks such as upgrading existing machines to Windows 8 and moving a user's settings to a new machine with the OS.
eGuide: Expert Tips for Deploying Secure Messaging Technologies by Microsoft. October 2008 - This eGuide discusses the critical importance of securing these messaging systems and looks at various methods for protecting the information that is transmitted via these technologies.
Eguide: How to Handle Legacy Apps in a Windows 8 Migration by Microsoft. April 24, 2013 - This expert guide explores how to handle legacy applications when migrating to Windows 8. Read on to learn how to avoid the uncertainty and compatibility issues that these applications can cause.
Eguide: Modern mobile development techniques by Microsoft. April 23, 2013 - This expert e-guide gives you the low-down on the current state of mobile app development, and highlights the most current trends shaping the actions of developers. In addition, get helpful tips and tricks of how to steer clear of potential pitfalls during the development process.
eGuide: Performance tuning SQL Server via queries, indexes and more by Microsoft. April 07, 2009 - In this E-Guide, brought to you by SearchSQLServer.com and Microsoft, learn how to improve query performance, troubleshoot memory configurations, design optimal indexes, utilize database storage methods and solve common SQL errors. This collection of tips and expert guidance will have your SQL Server environment running at peak performance.
Eguide: Understanding Windows 8 App Compatibility and the Metro User Interface by Microsoft. April 24, 2013 - Access this expert guide from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com to learn everything you need to know about Window 8's new application environment, including the application style and its impact on the end user experience.
Eguide: Windows 8 App Development: What You Need to Know by Microsoft. April 24, 2013 - This expert guide from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com discusses four critical considerations to keep in mind when developing applications for Windows 8 so you can ensure your desktop applications function at the level you need them to.
EMC and Microsoft Delivering Network Aware Service Management by Microsoft. February 2008 - Are you in need of a solution that provides end-to-end management across your entire infrastructure? Find out how EMC and Microsoft have teamed up to create a solution that addresses these issues.
Evaluating Financial Management Software ...Is it time for a change? by Microsoft. March 2008 - Financial management software that becomes disjointed can impact the success and profitability of any business. Read this paper to learn how your business can streamline processes to manage accounting, project management, payroll and human resources.
Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 by Microsoft. November 03, 2010 - This resource center is home for evaluation software that will provide your CIO with a better understanding of how Windows Server 2008 R2 functions.
Expert E-zine: Who has access to your email? by Microsoft. December 14, 2011 - In this edition of The Exchange Insider, explore the next steps for your email messaging platform with the following Exchange topics: Evaluating Office 365, auditing Exchange 2010 and troubleshooting virtualized Exchange Servers.
Five Ways Deploying Windows Vista Just Got Easier by Microsoft. November 2008 - This article explores some of the new capabilities of Windows Vista, our new set of deployment tools, and ways that you can benefit from these tools to make the process of deploying Windows Vista much easier.
From Intuit Quickbooks to Microsoft Dynamics GP: A Move That Makes Sense For Growing Businesses by Microsoft. September 14, 2010 - Moving to a new business management system might seem overwhelming, given all the challenges you face every day. But Microsoft simplifies the process with Microsoft Dynamics GP, a solution designed to get you up and running quickly, grow alongside your business, and fit with your budget. Read this brochure for more.
Getting more visibility for your Windows Store app Part 1: Create great apps by Microsoft. January 23, 2013 - In this white paper, discover best practices for great app development, from planning to requirements to nuts-and-bolts coding. Read on for more information and tips on going beyond stock templates, supporting searching and sharing, being resolution and DPI aware, and more.
Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online by Microsoft. December 14, 2009 - In this short video, we will show you some useful getting started tips to gain the most value out of your Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online evaluation.
Getting Started: Learn to build Windows Store apps by Microsoft. April 15, 2013 - In this guide, discover all the fundamentals you need to get your first Windows app off the ground. Read on to explore everything from planning, selling, and packaging apps, to coding in XAML to HTML5 to C++, to concepts and architectures.
Global Organizations Choose Microsoft Cloud Applications by Microsoft. November 02, 2009 - In this press release, Microsoft announces the availability of the Business Productivity Online Suite to more countries and regions, with added new features, and lower prices. Continue reading to learn about Business Productivity Online Suite and read testimonials from different customers.
Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics CRM by Microsoft. September 09, 2009 - View this webcast to see how that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 gives you the capability to easily create and maintain a clear view of customers from first contact through purchase and post sales.
Guide for migrating to Exchange 2010 by Microsoft. May 09, 2011 - Before migrating to any email server, it is important to confirm that you meet the prerequisites, including having sufficient hardware—and this holds true when considering migrating to Exchange Server 2010. Ensure you are prepared for this migration and learn more here.
Healthcare Provider Creates Secure, Streamlined Platform for Recording Medical Records - Case Study by Microsoft. December 07, 2012 - Read to learn how Hillcrest Health Systems created a virtualized network that consolidated its databases and invested in new flash-memory devices that allow remote access to healthcare applications and enhanced connectivity with the clinic's database.
How (and Why) to Get Going with Windows Vista Adoption by Microsoft. November 2008 - There is a lot of misinformation about Windows Vista in a managed IT environment. This article is intended to clear up misperceptions and provide an honest and frank assessment of the challenges and benefits of Windows Vista for IT professionals.
How a Part-time Developer has made over $100K with his Windows 8 Apps by Microsoft. April 01, 2013 - In this webcast, sit down with a new industry leader whose experience in building, deploying, and selling a six-figure app can guide your app deployment in the new Windows Store. Watch for more information and tips on marketing your app, improving app revenue, code examples for monetizing apps, and more.
How Customers Are Cutting Costs and Building Value with Microsoft Virtualization by Microsoft. November 03, 2008 - Virtualization provides powerful, tangible ways to streamline many traditionally time-consuming processes and minimize the resources needed to deploy and manage IT resources. This white paper examines how Microsoft® customers are using virtualization technology to simplify their IT infrastructure, IT processes, and save money.
How embedded systems can become intelligent systems, unlock hidden data, and transform your distributed solutions by Microsoft. January 18, 2013 - Embedded systems can improve process efficiencies, but if your IT infrastructure is dispersed adoption alone isn't enough. In order to obtain the benefits of embedded systems, the various devices need a way to communicate. Read on to learn about a centralized platform designed to simplify embedded systems and data integration.
How to Include Advertising in Your Windows 8 apps by Microsoft. March 25, 2013 - Many developers turn to advertising in order to keep their applications free of charge, but creating relevant, engaging ads is a challenging endeavor. Download this informative webcast to learn how you can use advertising in your Windows 8 apps to help monetize your apps, and learn about a software development kit custom-made for this process.
How to Port iOS apps to Windows Store apps by Microsoft. January 11, 2013 - This webcast speaks to those with experience in developing iOS applications, and teaches you how to use those skills to develop Windows 8 Store apps. By creating mapping relationships between the two systems, this video makes learning a new platform quick and easy.
How to Start a Windows Vista Pilot Deployment by Microsoft. November 2008 - Thinking about deploying Windows Vista? This guide gives an overview of how to successfully manage a pilot program that provides the best experience for pilot users and helps to provide positive project justification to business decision makers.
Hyper-V Deployment and Best Practices by Microsoft. November 2008 - In this webcast a Senior Product Manager from the Windows Virtualization team discusses the Hyper-V virtualization capabilities built into Windows Server 2008. It offers an overview of system requirements, and best practices for successful depl...
Improving Data Collection and Delivery Helps Medical Researchers Extend Intelligence, Increase Confidence - Case Study by Microsoft. February 17, 2011 - As the number of devices and specialists at GE Healthcare multiplied, medical professionals found themselves questioning the accuracy of the data collected in its centralized systems. Check out this brief case study overview to learn how the creation of a new generation of recording systems helped GE Healthcare overcome this challenge.
Improving Service in Volatile Markets by Microsoft. September 2008 - To get leaner and more cost-efficient, many automotive and industrial manufacturers are working to improve their systems and processes.
Intelligent Systems - Connecting Data, Devices and People by Microsoft. January 21, 2013 - Read this paper to learn how two recent megatrends in enterprise IT, the explosion of "big data" and the "consumerization of IT", are creating a need to enable intelligent connections between business applications, back-end processing, data capture, and the other technologies that today's businesses rely on to remain competitive.
International Marketing Company Gains Quick and Easy Messaging Disaster Recovery by Microsoft. August 23, 2007 - This case study examines the benefits Catalina Marketing began reaping once they signed up for Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services.
Introducing Geo-replication for Windows Azure Storage by Microsoft. September 15, 2011 - Now, at no additional cost, Windows Azure Storage is offering geo-replication to protect your blob and table data in case of a major data center disaster. Read this blog post to learn how it works.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Microsoft. June 25, 2010 - Learn about all of the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2008 R2 that will have a positive impact on your applications, ranging from improvements in operation to those in management.
Introducing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 by Microsoft. February 2008 - Gain insight into the new system operations management solution from Microsoft and how to best migrate to this new solution without interrupting your current set up.
Introduction to Application and Multi-Server Management by Microsoft. December 28, 2011 - This paper introduces the new extensions in SQL Server Management Studio and the new Utility Explorer, and discusses the simple process of setting up a SQL Server managed server group.
Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online by Microsoft. September 09, 2009 - This webcast, with an introduction from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, examines the importance of CRM software has on a company’s bottom line.
IT Knowledge Exchange Live Chat – Drive Your Business Forward with SharePoint 2010 by Microsoft. June 01, 2010 - SharePoint 2010 delivers a powerful, easy-to-deploy infrastructure that can help you make your company more productive. Continue reading this transcript to learn more about SharePoint 2010 and hear from experts.
Kelley Blue Book Case Study by Microsoft. July 31, 2007 - In 2006, Kelley Blue Book implemented a new analytical capabilities solution based on Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. Now Kelley Blue Book has improved sales staff efficiency and created a compelling new Web analytics product that can provide its business customers with more targeted data for their marketing efforts.
Large School District Weighs TCO of Microsoft by Microsoft. June 01, 2009 - In response to deepening budget challenges, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) sought to reduce IT related expenses. OCPS conducted a study to compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of different productivity suite software alternatives, in particular the 2007 Microsoft® Office system and open source software (OSS) alternatives..
Live Expert Chat: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Microsoft. April 22, 2010 - Join this chat to hear how SQL Server 2008 R2 can provide your IT environment with an end-to-end approach that increases efficiencies, reduced costs and an increased competitive advantage for your business.
Managing the Dynamic Desktop with System Center Solutions by Microsoft. September 08, 2009 - System Center desktop solutions help IT to reconcile competing demands of security with resource availability by streamlining the connection of any authorized user to any application, regardless of their location or connectivity, through a unified system that provides both secure access and the consistent, optimized performance your users expect.
Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite: Communicate Success by Microsoft. November 11, 2009 - So you want to supercharge your team's productivity? The key is to get them together. The tools you need are ready right now in the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. Watch this informative video to learn about the myriad of features and benefits that this Microsoft solution has to offer.
Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 1) UX Guidance for Handling Large Data in Windows 8 Apps by Microsoft. March 18, 2013 - In this webcast, sit down with a Windows app development expert to learn about options for making user experience more intuitive, especially in the context of large or complex data. Watch for more information and best practices on shortening user cycles and closing user gulfs, fast and fluid data virtualization, examples of data patterns, and more.
Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 2) UX Guidance for Handling Large Data in Windows 8 Apps by Microsoft. March 20, 2013 - In this webcast, sit down with a Windows app development expert and explore some success stories of user experience management. Included are case studies of two companies, Netflix and Newegg, that had to find a way to deliver intuitive user access to massive amounts of data across multiple platforms.
Microsoft DevRadio: Creating Games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone using GameMaker Studio from YoYo Games by Microsoft. December 26, 2012 - This webcast introduces a program that can help you easily create games for a variety of platforms, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone, up to 80 percent faster than coding for native languages. Watch to learn how using one source code, you can produce ready-to-run executables and store-ready apps for multiple platforms.
Microsoft DevRadio: How to Convert Your Windows Phone App into a Windows 8 Application by Microsoft. July 18, 2012 - Watch this video for expert advice on migrating Windows Phone apps to Windows 8. Learn what steps are needed, the level of effort that is required, what design and control changes should be considered as well as some words of wisdom for cross-platform app development.
Microsoft DevRadio: Using appMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps by Microsoft. January 09, 2013 - For a long time, HTML5 was impractical for building mobile apps, preventing web developers from crossing over into the mobile sphere - until now. Watch this informative webcast to learn about a technology that can help you build apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows 8, quickly and easily using HTML5.
Microsoft DevRadio: Using the GeoLocation API for Your Windows 8 Apps by Microsoft. March 11, 2013 - In this webcast, sit down with a cadre of Windows geolocation experts and learn how your app can easily access geolocation data without creating bottlenecks or adding (too much) complexity to your development process. Watch for more information on wi-fi, GPS, and offline geolocation, and how to integrate that data into Windows apps.
Microsoft DevRadio: Your Top Windows Store Questions Answered by Microsoft. October 22, 2012 - In this webcast, explore the fundamentals and best practices for app deployment via the Windows Store. Watch for information and tips on pricing and licensing, market analytics, using existing MSI, and more.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Trial by Microsoft. March 2008 - Enable your customers to choose the right deployment model for their specific business and IT needs, with the flexibility to change deployment models over time if their needs or preferences change.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Trial Page by Microsoft. October 24, 2011 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps increase productivity and create a connected organization that is equipped to please your customers. The result is a compelling and engaging experience for customers that sets your business apart.
Microsoft Dynamics ERP Case Study: Premium Specialty Coffee Roaster and Distributor Manages Growth with Outstanding Quality by Microsoft. August 30, 2010 - Read this case study to learn how Peet’s wanted to ensure best product quality while continuing to grow; make business technology more scalable, reliable, and manageable; and be more effective in taking control of the business.
Microsoft Dynamics GP Trial by Microsoft. March 2008 - Download this complimentary trial and see how it delivers business intelligence capabilities through a broad range of flexible, customizable analytics, reporting and budgeting tools to meet your company's needs.
Microsoft Dynamics GP - Trial by Microsoft. September 08, 2010 - Experience the difference with a Microsoft Dynamics ERP or CRM solution! Watch the product demos or register for a “test-drive” trial and experience for yourself the robust functionality and innovative features of a Microsoft Dynamics solution. See a product in action or try before you buy.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Trial by Microsoft. March 2008 - Learn how to automate and streamline financial, customer relationship and supply chain processes with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Microsoft Dynamics: Empowered People, Simplified Processes, and Connected Ecosystems by Microsoft. August 30, 2010 - This white paper provides an overview of how companies can use the capabilities in Microsoft® Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2010 with Microsoft Dynamics to achieve these goals.
Microsoft Dynamics® CRM for Healthcare by Microsoft. October 19, 2011 - In addition to providing quality care, health care facilities continuously search for ways to increase patient satisfaction and proactively manage their overall health.Inside this white paper, learn about CRM technologies that help meet these goals by supporting chronic disease management, business intelligence and more.
Using Mobile Services to Boost Collaboration by Microsoft. December 30, 2011 - This whitepaper explores in depth how you can plan, deploy, and monitor mobility in your enterprise with Microsoft Lync Server.
Enjoy UC with the Applications You Know and Love by Microsoft. December 31, 2010 - Uncover the many features and functions of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 that will help your users stay connected and enjoy seamless, efficient collaboration regardless of their physical location.
Microsoft MS Dynamics Partner Industry Supplement: Efficient Methods for IEM by Microsoft. September 2008 - To compete head on, industrial equipment manufacturers are adopting new software and business processes that can help them reduce costs and raise margins while satisfying customer demands.
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 by Microsoft. March 04, 2009 - This paper details Office Communicator 2007 R2, an application that provides an immediate, visual representation of a person's availability across your network. Communicate with greater flexibility, streamline communications from the applications you use most, and work from anywhere with the Office Communicator 2007 R2.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 by Microsoft. September 15, 2009 - Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information sharing across boundaries for better business insight.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version by Microsoft. June 17, 2010 - Discover how SharePoint simplifies collaboration with this free trial. This is the x86 version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial for Standard and Enterprise editions with Service Pack 2 included.
Microsoft Online: Exchange Online Forum by Microsoft. April 16, 2010 - Access this discussion board to get with some of the most relevant tasks related to understanding, setting up, and using Microsoft Exchange Online. It will cover capabilities and operation of Exchange Online, both Standard and Deskless.
Microsoft Virtualization Live Chat, 8/27/09 - Get Answers to Your Virtualization Questions by Microsoft. August 27, 2009 - In this Q+A transcript, Microsoft Virtualization Expert, Edwin Yuen, answers your questions regarding Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server virtualization, and much more.
Results Are In: Lync Capabilities Evaluation by Microsoft. January 25, 2011 - This evaluation of Microsoft Lync 2010, an enterprise-grade unified communications (UC) platform, explores why the latest product affords Microsoft what it needs to compete and win in the battle for the enterprise UC market share. Read now to learn how Lync fared when tested in-depth on multiple factors.
Migrating iOS applications to Windows 8: Controlling the appearance of your user interface controls by Microsoft. January 21, 2013 - This blog post from an industry insider covers migrating iOS apps to the Windows 8 platform. Read to learn key differences between iOS and Windows development, particularly on the subject of user interfaces (UIs), and get helpful advice on controlling the appearance of your app's UI.
Mobile Application Development Center by Microsoft. April 24, 2013 - Visit this exclusive resource center to find valuable tools for your Windows 8 mobile development initiative, including an "App Builder Virtual Summit" that provides expert seminars on everything from game development to app monetization through advertisements to making the move from iOS and Android.
MS Dynamics CRM Case Study: CRM Solution Helps Increase Sales by 30 Percent by Microsoft. September 2008 - Find out how a Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution provided real-time tracking of inventory, leads, and account information and helped OXBO International increase sales by 30 percent.
MS Dynamics NAV Case Study: Business Management System Fuels Growth by Microsoft. September 2008 - Hoss Equipment Company tailored a Microsoft Dynamics solution to help increase tremendous worker productivity across sales, operations, and management.
Meet the Demands of the Modern Enterprise with Next-Gen Telephony by Microsoft. November 04, 2010 - Legacy telephony systems simply don't fulfill the needs of the modern enterprise. This whitepaper describes the collaboration, productivity, and cost-saving benefits you can enjoy by leveraging a single, comprehensive enterprise communication solution in your organization.
Next-Generation CRM: Driving Productivity with End-to-End Cloud Services by Microsoft. October 21, 2011 - The newest wave of customer relationship management (CRM) applications will leverage the power of cloud computing to offer delivery models, including services being called and delivered within the application. Access this report from IDC to explore the future of CRM application delivery.
One Trusted Platform Helps Build the ‘Factory of the Future’ - Case Study by Microsoft. April 21, 2010 - Rockwell Automation is a global leader in industrial automation solutions that creates innovative devices to make the information-based factory of the future a reality today. For Rockwell, the embedded systems platform it chose as a foundation for its solutions has proven crucial to its success. Read this brief case study overview to learn more.
Online IT Training Company Deploys Web Conferencing Service, Saves Time and Money by Microsoft. October 01, 2007 - Intelliem provides customized solutions that help companies improve their IT environments and that train workers to use software productively. Intelliem needed a cost-effective Web conferencing service to replace meetings, training sessions, and presentations requiring travel to on-site locations. Microsoft® Office Live Meeting was adopted.
Optimizing Business Productivity: Do More for Your Customers and Your Business by Microsoft. October 20, 2011 - As organizations work to meet the complex requirements of today’s fast-paced business environment, they must harness tools that optimize productivity and deliver solid ROI. Learn about cloud-based CRM tools that provide frontline employees with real-time access to customer information that can help to boost productivity and performance.
Podcast: Avoid the most common mobile development strategy mistakes by Microsoft. April 17, 2013 - Listen to this podcast to hear Gartner analyst Anne Thomas Manes answer FAQs regarding enterprise mobility. Learn how to plan and execute a strategy for app development, how to ensure security of your mobile data, how to avoid the most common mistakes of mobility, and much more.
POS System Fits Popular Retailer’s Needs for Real-time Visibility of Sales, Inventory Data Across the Business - Case Study by Microsoft. December 08, 2012 - Read this brief case study overview to learn how Nakajima USA, replaced its outdated, ineffective point of sale (POS) terminals with an intelligent new POS solution that has given the company faster, more secure credit transactions and a clearer picture of inventory levels across all of its stores.
Practical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown QuickBooks Executive Summary by Microsoft. September 14, 2010 - QuickBoooks is a good entry-level solution but it has limitations that prevent it from meeting the needs of many companies and organizations – especially growing ones. Read this paper and gain practical advice on determining when you've outgrown QuickBooks and moving to the next level of accounting systems.
Presentation Transcript : Using Exchange Server 2007 for Voicemail by Microsoft. December 2008 - Read this paper to learn the basics of unified communications deployment, unified messaging and office communications server deployment, and the features offered by these technologies.
Presentation Transcript: Avoid The Most Common Mobile Development Strategy Mistakes by Microsoft. May 10, 2013 - This presentation transcript features an FAQ interview with Gartner analyst Anne Thomas Manes on the ins and outs of enterprise mobility. Inside, discover answers to your most pressing questions about mobile applications and development, and learn how to best implement a strategy to start going mobile.
Presentation Transcript: BI for SAP: Accelerate Data-Driven Decisions in Collaborative Microsoft Platforms by Microsoft. June 08, 2012 - In this presentation transcript you will learn how Glenture’s BI Accelerator for SAP FI CO integrates SAP ERP data with the Microsoft BI stack to deliver an enriched, actionable and collaborative experience for the end user.
Presentation Transcript: Enabling Analytics in SAP Systems with Microsoft BI by Microsoft. June 08, 2012 - View this presentation transcript to learn how to integrate your collaborative Microsoft environment with your SAP systems to create streamlined business intelligence (BI) and analytics, business process management (BPM), and enterprise content management (ECM) and data governance and compliance functions.
Presentation Transcript: Enhanced Classification and Policy Enforcement with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Titus Labs by Microsoft. March 31, 2010 - With the sheer volume of data on servers, it has become very difficult for IT administrators to manage the information and mitigate the risks of data leakage. File classification is a critical first step in addressing these challenges. This session covers how to leverage Windows servers to deliver enhanced classification and policy enforcement.
Presentation Transcript: Extending and Securing Enterprise Communications with OCS R2 and Exchange Server 2007 SP1 by Microsoft. March 06, 2009 - This presentation transcript features independent expert and Exchange MVP Richard Luckett giving an overview of OCS R2, its most compelling features, advanced configurations, and integration with Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1. Real life examples of how other companies have benefited from OCS R2 are also featured.
Presentation Transcript: Helping IT Gain Efficiencies and Reduce Costs - Microsoft System Center by Microsoft. February 23, 2010 - In this presentation transcript, experts Sacha Dawes and Kenon Owens discuss topics including best practices to monitor virtual and physical workloads, meet high availability needs, improve CMBD, asset management and integrating a self-managing solution to accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Presentation Transcript: SAP Best Practices: Optimizing Mission Critical Systems in Microsoft Environments by Microsoft. June 12, 2012 - Read this presentation transcript to learn how to leverage commodity processing hardware to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and optimize performance, scalability and availability when running SAP systems in Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server environments.
Resources for Android developers (Windows Store apps) by Microsoft. March 05, 2013 - If you're an Android developer looking to get started creating apps for Windows 8, look no further than this resource center made just for you. You'll get tools on how to build Windows Store apps using a variety of programming languages, including blog posts, coding road maps, and much more.
Resources for iOS developers (Windows Store apps) by Microsoft. March 05, 2013 - If you can develop for iOS but would like to get started with Windows 8, visit this resource center to get tips on how to build Windows Store apps using a variety of programming languages, and get the tools you need to successfully migrate from iOS to Windows 8 apps.
Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications by Microsoft. November 17, 2010 - Are you a software designer, architect, developer or tester interested in secure cloud computing solutions? Download this breakthrough paper focusing on the security challenges and recommended approaches to design and develop more secure applications for Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.
Setting New Standards for Intelligent Patient Care in Hannover - Case Study by Microsoft. December 07, 2012 - Read this case study to learn about the Hannover Medical School's deployment of new smart devices with a touch screen interface, passive cooling system, and more. Learn how the devices were built using one embedded platform so they're compatible with the school's existing software.
SL Case Study: InScope Solutions by Microsoft. September 2008 - Read how a growing IT service firm decreased its auditing time and gained $10 million in revenue growth after deploying a solution using Microsoft Dynamics SL.
SL Case Study: Phoenix International by Microsoft. September 2008 - This engineering services company engages in global underwater recovery operations. Learn how it uses modern systems to maintain accurate financial data and estimate costs for clients in the commercial and government sectors.
Smart Decisions for Extraordinary Times by Microsoft. September 09, 2009 - With Microsoft Unified Communications businesses can simplify management and maximize budget and resources. You can consolidate costly third-party solutions and avoid capital investments.
Smarter Business Requires Intelligent Systems - Leading companies are embracing and gaining benefit by Microsoft. January 18, 2013 - Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve know the key to staying ahead is making faster, smarter decisions. Most companies turn to BI to support decision-making, but savvy enterprises are taking it one step further with intelligent systems. Read on to learn what an intelligent system is, the unique benefits it offers, and more.
Solutions Provider Improves Productivity with Flexible Implementation Methodology by Microsoft. June 29, 2007 - Stanley Stuart Yoffee & Hendrix, Inc. (SSYH), a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner based in Florida, implements software solutions utilizing the Microsoft family of products. With large-scale projects across varied industries, the company turned to the Microsoft Dynamics™ Sure Step Methodology to help communicate with customers...
SQL Server 2005 - Data Management and Analysis Solution for Your Enterprise by Microsoft. January 11, 2008 - Use SQL Server 2005 to better prepare for disasters, protect enterprise data, and make faster decisions during recovery periods. Read this white paper to learn how data visualization technology allows enterprise's to track assets during dis...
SQL Server 2012 Security by Microsoft. January 03, 2012 - Check out this essential webcast to learn all about the security & compliance features for SQL Server from Il-Sung Lee, Senior Program Manager from SQL Server Engine Security team.
SQL Server Data Tools CTP4 Download by Microsoft. January 03, 2012 - Click below to gain access to Microsoft's Data Center, where you can gain insight on SQL Server Data Tools' benifits, install and download the tool pack, and get information to help you get started with developing today.
Strategies for Building a Private Cloud by Microsoft. August 01, 2011 - While the cloud can offer many benefits, IT professionals are still hesitant to transition their computing environments with all the complexities involved. This expert e-zine discusses current cloud trends, the benefits of taking the plunge, and tools you can leverage to ease the extensive process so you don’t have to lag behind.
TechNet Webcast: Lync for Mobile Devices (Level 200) by Microsoft. May 07, 2012 - This webcast explores the many productivity-boosting features found in the Microsoft Lync 2010 mobile clients. optimized for mobile connectivity, this will help your mobile workers communicate more easily than ever before, even while on the go.
The Business Value of Online Services by Microsoft. August 23, 2010 - Join us for this webcast to learn how organizations of all sizes, from multi-nationals to small businesses, are choosing Microsoft Online Services to drive their business productivity and control costs.
The Busy Manager's View of Android Mobile Development by Microsoft. April 11, 2013 - In this white paper, discover how Android development is affecting project managers and application lifecycle management best practices. Explore how your IT group can prepare now for changes to come in the near future and how Android and Java development compare and contrast, among other insights and analysis.
The Compelling Case for Conferencing by Microsoft. August 01, 2009 - As organizations look for ways to improve business outcomes while reducing costs and encouraging environmental sustainability, many are turning to software-based conferencing and collaboration solutions for audio and Web conferencing. This paper explains some benefits realized by companies who have deployed these unified communications solutions.
The Gear That Propels Ford SYNC - Case Study by Microsoft. December 11, 2012 - To meet growing consumer demands for in-vehicle connectivity to GPS systems, MP3 music players, and mobile phones, the Ford Motor Co. needed a cost-effective, efficient way to enable the required inter-system integration. Read this brief case study overview to discover the embedded systems integration platform that helped Ford achieve its goals.
The Sweet Smell of Success: Data and Insight at the Point of Sale by Microsoft. December 11, 2012 - To help deliver a personalized shopping experience, Douglas, the largest cosmetics and fragrance retailer in Europe, relies on its store point-of-sale systems running Windows Embedded. In mid-2008, Douglas migrated to Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. Read this brief case study overview to learn how Douglas has benefited from the migration.
The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 by Microsoft. October 21, 2011 - Businesses widely deploy CRM solutions, and interest in expanding their use is high. Access this Forrester report to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment(ROI) of one CRM software deployment.
The Wildlife Experience sees the benefits of migrating to Office 365 from a limited, free service by Microsoft. September 20, 2011 - The need for more email space and the ability to send larger files prompted Wildlife Experience, an educational nonprofit outside Denver, to abandon their free service. Find out how Wildlife Experience chose Microsoft Office 365 and gained increased staff productivity, enhanced account provisioning and reduced operating expenses in this case study.
Tools for Team Development: Why Vendors are Finally Getting it Right by Microsoft. December 01, 2008 - This is an important moment in the evolution of development tools and they have more to offer than they did ten years ago. This analyst white paper reviews today's software development tools and how they are now able to help optimize the end-to-end development process.
Transforming Your Business with SharePoint Products and Technologies by Microsoft. April 01, 2007 - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a business productivity server that brings information management & access, collaboration and people-driven processes into a typical work environment. This paper will show how people can benefit from the familiarity and consistency of a single environment for all their information and collaboration tasks.
Triumphing Over the Information Maze by Microsoft. September 15, 2009 - This article focuses on the need for transparent collaboration, and clearly demonstrates the value of collaborative systems that work: they save money and they boost revenue.
Try Microsoft Office 365 Trial Download by Microsoft. August 01, 2012 - Download this free trial of Microsoft Office 365 to see the familiar software features of next-generation communications delivered as a cloud service.
Try Office 365 for free for 30 days by Microsoft. December 23, 2011 - Receive a 30 day no-risk trial of Office 365, a suite of Internet-based services devised to help meet your needs for robust security, 24/7 reliability, and user productivity.
Try Office 365 for free for 30 days by Microsoft. September 21, 2011 - Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and free up valuable resources.
Understanding Windows Azure Storage Billing – Bandwidth, Transactions, and Capacity by Microsoft. July 08, 2010 - View the helpful blog post to learn how to build the most cost-effective applications using Windows Azure Storage (WAS) by understanding how bandwidth, transactions, and capacity are billed.
University Uses Hosted Collaboration Solution to Enhance Learning and Strengthen Community by Microsoft. October 01, 2008 - St. John's University wanted to implement a communication and collaboration system capable of meeting the needs of its students' digital lifestyles. The University replaced its Unix-based e-mail solution for students with Microsoft® Live@edu.
Using Encrypting File System to Protect Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data on a V3c Client Running Windows XP Professional by Microsoft. June 28, 2007 - This white paper explains how to use Encrypting File System (EFS), a feature that is provided by default in the Windows® operating system, to protect data in Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients for Outlook Compatibility Update running on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Video: Windows Azure Storage: A Highly Available Cloud Storage Service with Strong Consistency by Microsoft. November 17, 2011 - View this helpful video to get an introduction to the architecture and data abstraction capabilities of Windows Azure Storage (WAS), a highly scalable and accessible cloud storage service.
Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop by Microsoft. October 2008 - This paper looks at the role virtualization should take in an optimized IT infrastructure, and presents a set of principles and best practices to build a comprehensive virtualization strategy for the organization.
Virtualizing your Exchange Server: Fact vs. fiction by Microsoft. December 14, 2011 - Find out what's fact and what's fiction about virtualizing your Exchange Server. What steps should you take, and how can you ensure success? Explore all these questions and more in this e-book.
Wealth Management Firms Choose CRM to Improve Productivity and Client Service by Microsoft. August 25, 2009 - To more clearly understand how wealth management firms are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft turned to IT advisory firm Mainstay Partners for an independent assessment. Mainstay Partners interviewed a number of firms to identify the measurable benefits they have achieved through deploying Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Web Platform Installer 2.0 by Microsoft. October 20, 2009 - In one neat package, the Web Platform Installer gives you the frameworks, web server, database, tools and applications you need to quickly build and run Web applications and solutions on Windows.
What Are Your Devices Telling YOU? How to Leverage Your Intelligent Systems to Improve Customer Service and Increase Sales by Microsoft. February 21, 2013 - This white paper demonstrates why many organizations are turning to intelligent systems and embedded devices to help strengthen the relationships with their customers. Read now to find out how embedded systems can help you better serve your customers, attract new clients and increase revenue.
What is Application Lifecycle Management? by Microsoft. December 01, 2008 - This analyst white paper gives a clear definition to application lifecycle management (ALM). It also reviews 3 distinct main areas of ALM: governance, development and operations.
What's New With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 by Microsoft. March 06, 2009 - This presentation transcript explains the new features and functionality in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2, the application that continues to deliver on the Microsoft promise to streamline communications for users, give IT organizations the flexibility and control they need, and provide an extensible communications platform.
What's new with Windows Phones by Microsoft. November 20, 2009 - In this three-part series podcast, hear from an industry expert as he discusses what's new with Windows Phones. Uncover why Windows Phones on Exchange server is the best mix for your enterprise and key advantages of leveraging business applications through Windows Phones.
White Paper: Think Integration - Eliminate Frustration by Microsoft. September 2008 - Learn more about how integrated business solutions offer productivity, performance, and profits to services organizations.
Windows 8 Product Guide for Developers by Microsoft. December 31, 2012 - In this white paper, discover the essentials behind Windows 8 development. Read on for more information on the broad reach of the Windows Store, versatile input methods, cloud connection, and more.
Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials for Business Decision Makers by Microsoft. November 21, 2010 - In this video, Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have regarding the security of their data in Windows Azure cloud platform. Watch this video to learn more!
Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials for Technical Decision Makers by Microsoft. December 01, 2010 - In this video, Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other technical decision-makers have regarding the security of their data in Windows Azure cloud platform.
Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials: Module 1 - Security Architecture by Microsoft. December 16, 2010 - In this video module, Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services partners with the Security Talk Series to describe the security features of the Windows Azure platform, resources available to protect applications and data running on the Microsoft cloud and SQL Azure security and authentication options.
Windows Azure Programming Model by Microsoft. December 30, 2011 - Read this white paper to learn how the new Windows Azure programming model helps developers create applications that are easier to administer, more available, and more scalable than those built in the traditional Windows Server environment.
Windows Azure Storage Abstractions and their Scalability Targets by Microsoft. May 10, 2010 -
View this post to learn about the four types of data abstractions that Windows Azure Storage (WAS) offers for applications developers: blobs, tables, queues, and drives. Then learn about how they are partitioned, the URIs for each, and their scalability targets.
Windows Azure Storage: A Highly Available Cloud Storage Service with Strong Consistency by Microsoft. December 31, 2011 - Read this white paper to learn about the architecture, data model, resource provisioning, load balancing, and replication systems of Windows Azure Storage (WAS), a scalable cloud storage system that provides customers with seemingly limitless data storage, access from anywhere at any time, and the ability to only pay for what they use.
Windows Essential Business Server 2008: Deploying Windows Mobile 6 with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 by Microsoft. December 2008 - This document provides step-by-step instructions for deploying devices powered with Windows Mobile 6 in an IT infrastructure that is based on the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows EBS 2008) server solution.
Windows PowerShell 2.0 by Microsoft. January 09, 2009 - Explore how Windows PowerShell 2.0 can help increase the productivity of IT professionals by providing a powerful, complete scripting language to automate repetitive tasks and conduct remote troubleshooting. It delivers a growing set of cmdlets that can be used to manage Windows-based PCs and servers, and it can be easily extended.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Product Overview by Microsoft. December 2008 - This paper introduces Microsoft's Hyper-V, a powerful virtualization technology that enables businesses to take full advantage of the benefits of virtualization with without the need to purchase third-party software.