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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Family Dollar Selects Windows Server, Saves Millions of Dollars

    Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2009, Family Dollar required a more robust merchandising solution to accommodate its continuing growth. In 2007, Family Dollar began the transformation of its merchandising tool set to a planned implementation of the SAS Integrated Merchandise Planning solution. Family Dollar faced a significant investment in new...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    PetroChina Virtualizes for Efficiency, Expects 40 Percent Reduction in Server Hardware

    PetroChina wanted to maximize the operational efficiency of its IT system. To do this, the company upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 to take advantage of the enhanced Hyper-V technology and features such as Cluster Shared Volumes. As a result, the company expects to reduce server hardware by more than...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Microsoft Uses Sync Framework to Create New Collaboration Solution

    As Microsoft, the world leader in software for personal and business computing, prepared the next version of its Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications it wanted to combine the functionality of two of its most popular collaboration tools: Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Groove. The company's development teams, however, faced...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Microsoft Positions German Unified Communications Specialist to Ride the Online Wave

    For many years, Munich-based infoWAN Datenkommunikation GmbH has wanted to provide a true enterprise-class online messaging and collaboration option to clients. It first explored such an offering 10 years ago, but the costs were too high. Today, though, the cost of an online solution can be lower than the cost...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Telephony Solution Provider Creates Affordable IP-Based Fax Software

    Commetrex, which specializes in telecommunications technologies, saw an opportunity when Microsoft announced that it would have partners develop fax functions for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Commetrex developed BladeWare Fax-to-Email Server (Fax2Email), a cost-effective, easy-to-manage product that provides customers - including small and midsize businesses - with inbound fax functions that...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Software-Plus-Services Helps Antarctica-Based Research Station Keep Life-Support Systems Running at All Times

    Power, heating and clean water are essential in Antarctica, where temperatures can fall below - 50 degrees Celsius. In these extreme conditions, new software is helping keep scientists safe and reduce costs. Antarctica New Zealand deployed SmartAsset software from The Online Workshop to support maintenance and asset management at its...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Accountancy Provider Transforms Customer Service With Business Management Solutions

    Inflexible systems at Freelance World hindered its ability to provide an efficient service. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Codify helped the accountancy provider deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 business management software, with interfaces built using Microsoft Silverlight. Employees now spend less time processing invoices and focus...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Regional Government Speeds Deployment, Reduces Costs With Operating System Upgrade

    Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune is a county council in rural Norway that provides regional services and owns 15 high schools. As part of its project to improve IT efficiency, the council decided to upgrade to the Windows 7 operating system on its 2,000 computers. As a result of the upgrade,...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Dell Develops Innovative Solutions for Efficient, Cost-Effective Communications

    Dell, a worldwide IT solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is committed to providing customers with innovative Microsoft Exchange Server solutions for efficient, cost-effective communications. With the launch of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Dell has positioned itself to help customers take advantage of new solutions and features that can...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Saudi Postal Service Centralizes IT Operations and Support, Enhances Service

    IT is business-critical for Saudi Post, an organization that relies on technology for effective and efficient delivery of high-quality and modern postal services. The IT department saw itself as a reliable service provider that met and exceeded customers' needs, and IT management knew that processes, people, and the IT service...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Microsoft Team Cuts Web Deployment Time by 48 Percent, Becomes More Competitive

    Windows Live Social Networking, a development group within Microsoft, manages a collection of social networking Web sites that are used by more than 100 million people. The team wanted to upgrade its Web-hosting environment, which was based on Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, because the processes for developing and deploying...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Saudi Agency Improves Service Reliability With Centralized Service Desk

    Saudi Post depends on technology for the effectiveness and efficiency of its high-quality and modern postal services. Thus, the IT department saw itself as a reliable service provider that met customers' needs at or above expected service levels. When Saudi Post unveiled a blueprint for next-generation postal services, IT management...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Hoster Saves $971,000 in Data Center Costs With Integrated Virtualization Solution

    Fpweb.net has been hosting Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies since 1999. To weather a tough market, the company wanted to hone its competitive advantage by reducing operational costs and passing the savings to customers. It tried a VMware virtualization solution to cut hardware costs but reached the limit of the...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Efficient Storage Solutions Help Cut Costs, Increase Availability of Communications Data

    NetApp helps companies store and manage important data, including e-mail. To prepare for the launch of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, NetApp focused on mission-critical aspects of handling messaging data. The result is solutions that take advantage of Exchange Server 2010 features to provide highly efficient storage, streamlined data management, and...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Top Australasian ICT Company Leverages Microsoft Business Intelligence Tool for Performance

    Gen-i New Zealand needed to implement a solution that enabled its Professional Services group to effectively monitor and measure performance, and to allow the early identification of any business performance issues requiring resolution. The solution had to be usable across all organisational levels of the business, and management needed to...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    School District Virtualizes Aging Servers, Saves $200,000

    Based in Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Kentucky. Operating in an economic downturn, the district felt pressure to reduce costs without affecting classroom learning. The IT department responded by looking for a solution to contain server sprawl, standardize a disparate server...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Turbocharger Service Giant Speeds Up Global Expansion With Enhanced Workflow Integration

    Facing the time crunch, Tru-Marine knows that meeting its customers' demand for excellent service quality within the shortest turnaround time requires its staff to "Get their work done right the first time". Once the vessels' turbochargers are serviced, they should not require another servicing until two years' time. To achieve...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Productivity Tools Maker Cuts Costs 94% With Move From Mainframe to Windows

    Day-Timer, the world-renowned maker of personal productivity tools, wanted to increase its own productivity by reducing costs - including the U.S.$725,000 annual cost of the mainframe on which it ran its business. The company migrated its ERP software to Windows Server and the Microsoft .NET Framework, using tools from Alchemy...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Services Provider Boosts Business Efficiency With Unified Communications Applications

    BT Global Services, a networked IT services provider, wanted to increase its own business efficiency while creating innovative products for customers. Using core technologies in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, BT designed a suite of small applications that help people communicate more efficiently by merging common tools such as...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Italian University Boosts Productivity, Expects to Save $219,000 in IT Costs in First Year

    The University of Macerata deployed Windows Server 2008 R2, taking advantage of improved Hyper-V, Active Directory, and power-management features, along with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Now, the university saves time and strengthens security with Single Sign On (SSO) identity management, provisions new virtual servers in just...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    TPH Improves Knowledge Sharing and Business Collaboration With the 2007 Office System

    The Printing House Ltd. (TPH) has been a recognized leader in the printing industry since 1961. TPH specializes in delivering on-demand quick printing for Canadian businesses. In order to improve service delivery, TPH wanted to improve staff collaboration and find a more efficient method to transfer information across its 70...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Communications Solution Increases Productivity for Global Conferencing

    InterCall, the world's leading conferencing and collaboration service provider, offers a range of unified communications solutions, including design, implementation, and adoption services. InterCall wanted to use unified communications internally, to streamline communications and to become more familiar with issues its customers face. The solution needed to help teams connect more...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    ISV Speeds Time to Market, Cuts Cost of Ownership, Expands Visibility in Market

    Global 360 is a leading provider of document and process management software through its flagship Process360 software. Most Global 360 customers are planning to upgrade to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems - and want to be sure that their Process360 software will continue to run....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Ontario School Board Streamlines Web Content With Help From Microsoft

    The Halton District School Board serves approximately 52,300 public school students in the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville in southern Ontario. The technology that underpinned the board's public web site and intranet was based on proprietary systems and lacked automation. This made it impossible for staff to...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Intelligent Office Increases IT Efficiencies With Help of Small Business Server 2008

    Intelligent Office is a virtual office solutions provider with seven locations across Ontario, and plans for growth across Canada. The company provides entrepreneurs and businesses with executive office space and services such as professional phone answering and receptionist services. With an eye on sustainable business growth, Intelligent Office wanted to...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Performance Testing White Paper

    The direct goal for Performance Testing is generally to determine how fast a system performs under a particular workload. However, Performance Testing can also be aimed to verify other attributes of the system, like scalability, reliability under stress, and resource usage patterns. Finally, Performance Testing results are often used as...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    New Features Relevant to Webmasters

    Bing is a new search engine from Microsoft. It crawls, analyzes, and indexes billions upon billions of webpages and other Internet content and relates all of that to keywords and phrases used by searchers (the principal way end users access the content of a search engine index). But in broader...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency

    The Backup and Restoration documentation for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 includes guidelines and best practices for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 disaster recovery. However, executing backup and restore procedures and moving users from one pool to another, can entail some downtime. Customers who require Office Communications Server...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Microsoft Office System Webcast: Extend the 2007 Microsoft Office System (Level 300)

    The advanced users of the 2007 Microsoft Office system programs, must have already record their own macros and they might wonder what they can do under the hood of the Open XML Format documents. The presenter of this webcast will show examples of how to save time, troubleshoot more effectively,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Time Is Now: Windows 7

    Windows 7 is scheduled to release on October 22nd, 2009. It is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Windows 7 provides better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, which help to speed through everyday tasks. Faster and more reliable...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Optimize Your Desktop Infrastructure With Windows 7 and MDOP (Level 100)

    Organizations are focused on running lower-cost, more secure IT environments so workers can complete their work quickly and with greater flexibility. Workers want a dynamic work environment while IT departments want greater control and manageability. It's a predicament that many customers face, and it is why Microsoft created the Windows...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    State Government Modernizes Portal, Drives Internet Usage With Improved Online Services

    West Virginia's state government wanted to make better use of the Internet to provide timely information and e-government services to its citizens. However, the state's Web site offered minimal resources and did not reflect well on a government intent on raising Internet usage and education levels across West Virginia. West...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Citigroup Uses FAST to Accelerate Delivery of Customer On-Boarding Application

    Citi had invested significant time and resources in creating its certified 'Gold copy' customer database. This was not merely a technology challenge. The team wanted to create an intuitive, easy to use search system that by reducing the time spent searching for customer records, would re-enforce the value of the...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Health Plan Supports Growth, Controls Costs, and Reduces Complexities With Licensing Plan

    With recent growth, Molina Healthcare wanted to use its existing technology assets and apply them to key business processes in order to drive down administrative costs and simplify customer interactions. Molina chose a cost-effective licensing program, the Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) for Enterprise Agreements. Molina is controlling costs...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Software Vendor Speeds Deployment of Web-Based Applications by Up to 75 Percent

    RepliWeb - an independent software vendor focused on optimizing Web deployment and content replication processes - wanted to ensure that its products supported the most current operating system technology. As a result, it implemented Windows Server 2008 R2 and is taking advantage of new Internet Information Services 7.5 features to...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Content Management Company Enhances Fax Functions for Richer Unified Communications

    Faxing is important for many businesses that need signatures, drawings, and other paper-based content. Open Text, which specializes in enterprise content management, has large customers worldwide who need rich fax functionality. To help them, Open Text enhanced its fax-processing software to work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, providing a rich...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Nonprofit Agencies Respond Faster to Emergencies, Coordinate Activities

    From the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami came the idea for a software solution that would speed relief efforts at the local, regional, or global levels. The Fritz Institute, working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner IrisLogic/BlueStar, chose the Microsoft .NET Framework, over Java and Linux, for HELIOS, which standardizes and...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    ISV Helps Boost Government Accountability With Software-Plus-Services Solution

    The Internet is a powerful tool for government agencies that wish to provide timely, accurate information to constituents. However, constraints such as costs, limited resources for IT administration, and connectivity issues sometimes hamper the ability of public organizations to use the Web to its fullest potential. Granicus, a Microsoft Gold...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Supercomputing Improves Research and Raises University's Profile

    Glasgow Caledonian University has provided high performance computing (HPC) to researchers for more than 15 years. During this time, interest in computer simulation has expanded into disciplines that did not previously use HPC. To make these services more accessible and easier for everyone to use, the university hired HPC specialist...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Transportation Firm to Cut Power Costs by 33 Percent With Virtualization and Clustering

    After struggling with disparate IT technologies based on Red Hat Linux, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services decided to transform its infrastructure using Microsoft software and HP hardware. With its new environment based on Windows Server 2008 R2, EmpireCLS has cut support calls by 75 percent and increased IT administrators' productivity by...

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