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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Configuring Forms Services and Excel Services

    When one works with the Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, one can implement a number of business intelligence and forms-based solutions to add functionality. Forms-based solutions allow organizations to convert and deploy any forms that they may have into an electronic format. The forms can be completed...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Developer's Guide to the Microsoft .NET Access Control Service: Access Control in the Cloud

    The goal of this whitepaper is to show developers how to use a claims-based identity model and the Microsoft .NET Access Control Service - part of the Microsoft .NET Services family - to implement single sign-on, federated identity, and role based access control in Web applications and services. Microsoft .NET...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Requirements Management and Visual Studio Team System

    Failures to define, communicate, or validate business requirements are the root causes of many software-project delays, overruns, and failures. There is a growing realization in the industry of the importance of proper development of requirements from every level in the organization. Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, along with Visual Studio...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Optimizing and Maintaining Performance - Version 2.0

    This white paper is intended to complement, rather than replace, existing resources that are specific to optimizing and maintaining the components that make up a MS Dynamics CRM implementation. To that end, this paper provides relevant context for each topic, information on maintaining and optimizing that component specifically within the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    SAMPLE: Performance and Scalability Assessment of Customer Implementation

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM business software is designed to help enterprise achieve a 360-degree view of their customers across marketing, sales, and service. Engineered to scale efficiently to the needs of the largest global deployments, Microsoft Dynamics CRM has been tested for user scalability, data scalability, and wide area network performance....

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Real-Time Visualization Enables Stronger All-Star Game Security for City of St. Louis

    When St. Louis, Missouri, was chosen to host the 2009 Major League All-Star baseball game - where President Obama would throw out the first pitch - the City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) needed an efficient way to coordinate public safety among 40 organizations for the five-day celebration. The Microsoft Citizen...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Content Management Solution for Web Site Saves Financial Firm $257,000

    FICO provides analytics and decision management technologies to customers around the world. It wanted to improve its online presence by updating its Web site and streamlining a cumbersome Web content management process that required IT involvement and constrained marketing staff from developing the site along corporate directives. FICO migrated its...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Medical Company Increases Efficiency, Looks to Reduce Travel and PBX Costs

    DynaLIFEDx is a Canadian healthcare company that provides laboratory, consulting, and management services. Previously, employees relied on phone calls and e-mail for most communications and lacked conferencing tools. An ongoing transition to an IP Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system was expensive and slow. With help from Long View Systems, a...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Seafood Company Raises IT Performance and Security With Unified Management

    Taylor Shellfish Farms, a family-owned seafood business for more than 100 years, has 400 employees and worldwide revenues of U.S.$50 million. Because the Washington-based company employs just one person to manage its entire North America IT infrastructure, it sought to convert its IT operation from a largely manual one to...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Company Saves Its Customers Millions of Dollars With Hosted Unified Communications

    Intelecom wanted to take advantage of new business opportunities provided by unified communications to expand its service offering and increase revenues. It worked with Microsoft to develop a hosted unified communications solution - called Always Unified - based on Microsoft technologies. The competitive solution saves Intelecom customers, such as retail...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Microsoft IT Strengthens Security With Data Loss Prevention Solution

    To safeguard data stored in and transmitted from Microsoft offices and portable devices around the world, the Microsoft IT Security team used the Active Directory service to manage data-access rights and early versions of RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) products to locate sensitive data. This solution required IT staff to...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Executives Prescribe CRM Customer Service Solution to Cure Swiss Medical Advisory

    When in-network customers want medical advice, they call the Swiss firm of Medi24. In fact, nursing professionals and physicians can answer upwards of 3,500 calls per day. Given such a large call volume, even small improvements in efficiency add up to significant savings. That motivated managers to implement Microsoft Dynamics...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Microsoft Increases Release Compliance to 98 Percent With xRM Custom Solution

    The Product Release and Security Services (PRSS) team at Microsoft wanted to centralize product release data, track customer relationships, and eliminate manual processes. The team implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the xRM development platform to build custom solutions. As a result, PRSS improved customer communications, increased release compliance to 98...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Weather Archive Makes Information More Available With Simple Records Management

    The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), manages the world's largest archive of climate and weather information. NCDC provides support for the study of global climate change and other environmental issues. One of the center's major initiatives is to digitize its...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    IT Services Provider Enhances Productivity With Upgraded Operating System

    Microland Limited, an IT services provider known for being quick in adopting new technology, deployed the Windows 7 Release Candidate operating system on 250 company computers. With features in Windows 7, Microland can protect data from loss, improve connectivity to company resources, increase employee productivity, and enhance application control in...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Online Services Expands Service Portfolio of Established European Service Provider

    Computacenter is one of Europe's leading independent providers of IT infrastructure services. The company had long delivered a range of managed services to large clients, but had become aware that the on-premises services that it could offer clients were not the right fit for many smaller companies that did not...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    CRM System Streamlines Sales Process for Electrical Services Provider

    Norfolk Electrical & Communications (E&C) is a division of Norfolk Group Limited, a building and engineering services provider based in Australia and New Zealand. The division acts as an electrical contractor for on major construction sites, including commercial property, mine site and railway infrastructure projects. With a widely distributed workforce...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    ISV Reduces Sales and Deployment Cycle From Months to Five Minutes With Web-Based Service

    Octave wanted to deliver its retail accounting and sales solution as an online service. It partnered with YouSAAS - a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specialising in technical and marketing consultancy for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) - to fully automate provisioning and deployment. Following the transition, the delivery cycle decreased from...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    College Consortium Saves $36,000 Annually With Hosted Communication Services

    The Technical College System of Georgia wanted to provide a standard student e-mail service to member colleges. It encouraged colleges to use Microsoft Live@edu - a suite of hosted collaboration services - and hosted Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 to facilitate the integration between Live@edu and the SunGard Higher Education...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Gazprom Neft Makes Use of Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization Technology to Increase Efficiency and Reliability of Its IT Infrastructure

    In today's difficult economic environment, all companies seek ways to cut business costs. One of the possibilities for serious economizing in the field of information technologies can be reduction of costs on infrastructure, that is, on management of desktop computers and servers. This goal can be attained through employment of...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    New Cost-Saving Online Fax Solution Offers Increased Uptime and Improved Usability

    Concord Technologies, a leading online fax service provider, took advantage of new, robust features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, such as database availability groups and personal archiving, to provide an enhanced online fax solution. Concord Fax Online for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 offers customers cost savings, greater availability, and easier...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Cross-Platform Messaging Solutions Provider Simplifies Migration From Lotus Notes

    Binary Tree has helped millions of IBM Lotus Notes users migrate to Microsoft software. With the launch of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the company's CMT for Exchange solution fully supports migrating to the new release. CMT for Coexistence with ZApp also supports the coexistence of Lotus Domino and Exchange Server...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Financial Advisory Firm Uses xRM to Speed New Services to Market

    CAPTRUST Financial Advisors is carving out a growing niche as a specialized investment advisory firm for companies and affluent individuals. CAPTRUST needed to differentiate itself through unique client tools and services, and support rapid changes to applications. CAPTRUST tapped Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Customer Effective to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Text Message Solution Helps Smokers Quit

    The Quit Group is a charitable trust that provides smoking cessation programs for New Zealanders. The Quit Group was tasked by the New Zealand Ministry of Health to deliver and evaluate a text message-based smoking cessation solution to reach out to young smokers and help them quit smoking. With help...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    College System to Cut Deployment Costs for Disaster Recovery Site by Nearly 80 Percent

    campuses and more than 100,000 students that depend on online access. To better serve them, KCTCS wanted a more flexible IT infrastructure and improved stability, but it also needed an affordable solution. KCTCS is meeting these goals by implementing Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V virtualization technology. By deploying virtual...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Fax Solution Extends Messaging, Cuts Costs, Boosts Fax Productivity by Up to 90 Percent

    emFAST, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a leader in fax solutions, optimized its FACSys fax-server software to extend the messaging capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. By deploying FACSys solutions with Exchange Server 2010, businesses gain incoming and outgoing fax services. As a result, they can increase productivity, reduce...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones

    As newspapers seek a way to thrive in the world of digital media, The Associated Press is assisting by identifying new outlets and revenue streams for member news providers. Its first response is AP Mobile, which delivers international, national, and local news from more than 1,000 content providers to Windows...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    University Cuts Downtime, Saves Thousands of Dollars a Year in Data Center Costs

    Indiana University is a large state university and leading research center with 100,000 students. The university's Auxiliary Information Technology (AIT) department, which manages IT services for auxiliary departments, deployed Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology in its data center. The IT staff continued to look for opportunities to enhance...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    New Integrated Fax Software Helps Firms Cut Costs, Reduce Paper Consumption

    Fenestrae, a provider of messaging solutions, recently announced a fax-router solution to integrate with the unified messaging functionality in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. The solution delivers faxes directly to Exchange Server 2010. It supports document retention, enhances privacy regulations and compliance, removes the need for dedicated fax lines, and helps...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Organization Expects to Boost Employee Productivity by a Third and Cut IT Costs

    With offices in more than 40 countries, Finpro needed ways to improve productivity and cut costs. By using the DirectAccess and BranchCache features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, employees can save as much as a third of their workweek through faster, trouble-free network access and downloads. Finpro...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Schools Improve Educational Experience, Enhance Security With System Upgrade

    The New South Wales Department of Education and Training decided to give high school students and teachers a computer as part of the Australian government's Digital Education Revolution initiative. To give students access to the latest technology, the department has begun upgrading its computers to the Windows 7 operating system....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Malaysian Marketing Agency Uses New Web Technologies to Attract Savvy Consumers

    Arc Worldwide is a major direct marketing agency. As part of the Leo Burnett advertising agency, the company operates in 37 countries globally and employs 1,300 people. The Malaysian operation of Arc Worldwide had enjoyed a substantial rise in the number of clients seeking rich Internet applications for e-commerce since...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Firm Uses New Operating System, Adds Cost-Saving Features to Managed Workplace Services

    T-Systems uses the latest technologies to develop network and communications solutions for enterprise businesses and public sector institutions around the world. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, the company became an early adopter of the Windows 7 operating system. After the pilot program is complete, T-Systems expects to benefit...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    Shoe Manufacturer Improves Access, Enhances Security With Identity and Access Management

    ECCO is a family-owned shoe manufacturer based in Bredebro, Denmark, that sells more than 17 million pairs of shoes each year. The company relied on disparate systems and manual processes to manage software licenses and user rights for its 3,000 computers. Its provisioning process was time-consuming and costly; ECCO found...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    E-Publishing Platform Provider Optimizes Use of Operating System in a Month

    Awareness Communication Technology, provider of an e-publishing platform, wanted the benefits of migration to the Windows 7 operating system without the pain that can accompany a migration. So, it turned to the Front Runner program. It received both technical and marketing support for Windows 7 compatibility, achieved compatibility in less...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Natural Interface Solutions Maker Expects to Cut Hardware Support Costs by 60 Percent

    Wacom Europe, the European office of the leading manufacturer of pen tablets and natural interface solutions, wanted to increase its flexibility and reduce hardware costs. It deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V to virtualize its IT environment. As a result, the company projects a 60 percent reduction in annual...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Manufacturer Expands Virtualization Capacity by 20 Percent, Eases Remote Access

    Southern Spars wanted to expand its virtualization capabilities and simplify remote access, so it upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. By using Hyper-V virtualization technology, Southern Spars has capacity to deploy 20 percent more virtual servers on the same number of physical hosts and will defer costly...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Hosting Provider Cuts Server Management Time by 20 Percent With New Solution

    Belgium-based Combell provides hosted Web and application services for a growing number of European customers. The company deployed Windows Server 2008 to help improve efficiency, but it was interested in additional virtualization and management enhancements. To meet its needs, Combell chose to deploy Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result,...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Construction Company Improves Efficiency, Reduces IT Support Costs by 80 Percent

    BSH Insaat wanted to centralize its data storage and improve the efficiency of its workflow. To meet these needs, the company deployed Windows Server 2008 Foundation. Employees can now locate important documents more easily from inside and outside the office, which increases productivity and results in additional business for the...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Cash Handling Firm Uses Mobile Applications to Deliver Data to Customers and Their Banks

    To boost service, Loomis Armored US had to improve the flow of cash information among Loomis, its customers, and their banks. The company chose devices running the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system for messengers to send data to the data center where customers and their banks can access it. In...

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