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Microsoft’s hiked quarterly earnings confirm its booming cloud business

Microsoft disclosed its earnings report for FY17 Q4 for the month ending June 30, 2017. Surpassing analysts’ expectations, Microsoft recorded a revenue of $23.3 billion GAAP and $24.7 billion non-GAAP. This was higher than the Wall Street’s anticipation of $24.3 billion. It further reported an operating income of $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Its intelligent cloud revenue grew 11 % year-over-year to $7.4 billion. Microsoft CEO – Satya Nadella, said that innovation across company’s cloud platforms is a major reason behind the revenue hike. He said, “Customers are looking to Microsoft and our thriving partner ecosystem to accelerate their own digital transformations and to unlock new opportunity in this era of intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.” Apart from Azure, Office 365 also recorded a goo...

Microsoft Inspire 2017 – focus is on simplicity and consolidation of services this year

The day 1 keynote at Microsoft Inspire 2017 led by the company’s CEO – Satya Nadella, saw some major announcements revolving around new products and services driven by digital transformation. The two-hour keynote session talked about multiple opportunities that a digital world built around Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge offers. Microsoft emphasized the importance of digital technologies and how effective implementation of these can help partners multiply their profits. Also Read: DHN team at Microsoft Inspire – here’s what partners can expect this year Announcements that will empower businesses and end customers – the people who are the heart of Microsoft’s digital transformation: Microsoft 365 – combining the efficiencies of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobili...

Microsoft Workplace Analytics tool to help organizations boost productivity

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of its big data analytical tool – Workplace Analytics, designed to give C-level executives an understanding of employee productivity across multiple departments. The tool will be available as an add-on with Office 365 enterprise plan. With this, anyone using Office 365 at work can expect regulated nudges for enhancing their job performance from the company’s top level executives. They will now be able to study and analyze employee behaviors that are favorable to work through comprehensive data dashboards. The Workplace Analytics tool collects metadata information from Office 365 email and calendar through Microsoft Graph and later reflects organization’s way of collaborating on various tasks. Thus, it simply turns the data generat...

“We Make it Easy, Fast and Economical for SMBs to Move to the Cloud”- Steve Zimba, Mural

Cloud has of late been marketed heavily as the panacea to every potential business problem. Lured by the ease-of-use and agility moving to the cloud brings in the business processes, SMBs are very eager to buy cloud services. This creates an enormous opportunity for service providers in the market, and they try to exploit it very aggressively. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems. Most SMBs find cutting through the fog and hype surrounding the cloud very difficult and struggle to get to grips with the new concept. They’re intrigued by the cloud, but also confused and wary of it. Moving to the cloud involves a very large, expensive and difficult set of problems, and SMBs simply don’t have the skill, resources and most importantly, time to understand every nuance and permutat...

Parallels Unveils Support for Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting; Updates Support for Other Microsoft Solutions

Parallels today unveiled support for a Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting Providers at the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. The company also announced updates to a collection of cloud service delivery solutions  for Microsoft partners. Parallels has updated its support for Microsoft Lync 2013 Hosting Pack, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Office 365. The news comes a fortnight after Parallels  announced the launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5. We are excited to have Microsoft as a partner in the Parallels ecosystem and we see a big opportunity to provide their wide range of innovative collaborative and hosted solutions to our customers. With these combined solutions, no one else helps cloud hosting providers significantly speed time to m...

Mural Helps Over 100,000 SMBs Maximize Use of Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced that  it  worked with over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the last year and helped them maximize use of their cloud-based applications, including nearly 20,000 businesses on Microsoft collaboration tools. Service providers are most vulnerable to losing customers in the first 90 days after a sale.Mural engineers work one on one with SMB employees to engage them more deeply, understand their overall IT needs, and educate them on other Microsoft services they could benefit from. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. The news comes three weeks after Mural launched Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. SMBs ha...

Mimecast Launches Cloud-based Email Archiving, Continuity and Security services for Office 365

Cloud-based email management provider Mimecast has launched a new range of cloud services and service bundles that’ll  enhance Microsoft Office 365’s archiving, continuity and security capabilities. Mimecast is the ultimate cloud companion if you are using Office 365 or looking to migrate. We bring a broad set of additional capabilities that are good for end-users who want email to be there 100% of the time and need to access their archive anywhere at any time. – Grant Hodgkinson, Product Director, Mimecast. The new services are ideal for IT administrators who’re currently on Office 365 or are considering migrating to it. New service bundles will help these IT administrators address extended compliance, governance, security and email continuity capabilities. The services ...

Microsoft to have an Exclusive Speaking Session on Office 365 at ZNet Partners’ Summit 2013

Asia’s leading web hosting provider ZNet today announced that Microsoft will be taking an exclusive session on it’s  newly released productivity suite Office 365 at   ZNet Partners’ Summit ’13,a conference exclusively for it’s customers and partners  on 6th April. The announcement  comes a few  days after Znet announced that Mr. Pradeep Chopra, CEO, Digital Vidya, will be speaking at the conference. We’re extremely ecstatic about Microsoft’s presence at the summit. Not one to be missed, here is a platform for SMBs to learn about the flexibility and options to deploy Office 365 on their terms utilizing only the features they truly need. – Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet. Mr. Sushan Aich, Cloud IS lead, Microsoft India, will be taking the session titled ‘Office 365 ̵...

Telco Bharti Airtel Ties Up With Microsoft

Bharti Airtel, the leading telecommunications provider, announced on Tuesday its partnership with Microsoft India to offer cloud computing services to small and medium business enterprises (SMBs). According to MediaNama, Airtel plans to bundle Microsoft 365 suite with its DSL and Internet Leased Lines for business. The price of the packages is not disclosed on its website, but it appears that there are specific plans targeted at freelancers as well as small business owners.There is no information on the Airtel website in relation to this tie-up. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel, stated, “We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to address the growing ICT needs of the SMB segment. The partnership will allow us to become a virtual CIO for our SMB customers, Accordi...

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