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Microsoft 365 saves you time and effort with transcription and voice commands in Word

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Harness the power of your voice

Now more than ever, we’re all very busy—juggling family, work, friends, and whatever else life throws our way. New enhancements in Office leverage the Azure Cognitive Services AI platform so you can harness the power of your voice to spend less time and energy creating your best work and focus on what matters most.  Read More

Microsoft Partner Of The Year: How Three Solution Providers Landed The Big Awards

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CRN speaks with Microsoft partners who took home the top awards in Power BI, Teams calling and meetings, and Azure-based IoT.

With Microsoft’s channel partners numbering in the hundreds of thousands worldwide, getting recognized in the company’s annual Partner of the Year Awards is never a small feat.

Microsoft handed out the awards in 49 categories last month, chosen from among 3,300 nominations. Read More

Digital transformation: 4 sticking points to avoid

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COVID-19 has made digital transformation more essential than ever. Jump-start your strategy by proactively addressing these common causes of stalls.

The goal of digital transformation is to evolve a brand’s customer experience into one that aligns with the needs and desires of today’s digital customers. Doing this typically requires rethinking the way the customer interacts with the business as well as changing the way the business itself operates. Both of these require a scale of imagination and implementation that can be challenging for many large enterprises. Read More

5 Core Benefits of Microsoft Azure for Business

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The Cloud computing platform is the future of business and is transforming the business’s use of technology. There are some big players in the tech industry, but Microsoft (MS) Azure is the brand that 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies, counting HP®, FedEx, Walmart, use for hybrid and cloud solutions. Whether it is to coordinate connections for the Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets or process gigantic amounts of data through Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft’s Azure platform is useful for businesses of different sizes. It is an ever-growing set of cloud services to support enterprises overcome their business challenges. Read More

Why Digital Transformation Always Needs To Start With Customers First

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Customers’ expectations, preferences, changing patterns in how and why they purchase need to be the core of any digital transformation effort. With it, digital transformation projects flourish and take on a life of their own. Without it, I’ve seen digital transformation projects become myopic, narrowly focused, substituting internal metric gains for measures that matter most to customers. Read More

Microsoft OneDrive: New features allow business users to stay on top of sharing and sync status

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Microsoft’s cloud-based file hosting/synchronisation service adds new options for managing the content that matters to you.

When someone shares a file with you through OneDrive, they might mail you a link or just put it in a folder you have access to. Going back and finding the file you need when you didn’t get to choose where to put it can take far too long. Now OneDrive commercial is getting a version of the ‘Add to my OneDrive’ feature that’s been in consumer OneDrive for a while — and the improvements to the feature should show up in the consumer service as well. Read More