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Why Facebook became an Office 365 customer
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Why Facebook became an Office 365 customer 

His remark was met with a roaring round of applause from some 15,000 thousands of Microsoft employees, partners, and attendees that have gathered at the Air Canada Centre. Conceivably, there was also a broad smile on the face of Kirk Koenigbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, as well– after all, Facebook has just become the latest high-profile company to adopt Office 365.

Campos didn’t just announce that the Facebook’s 13,000 employees around the globe will be using Microsoft’s suite of subscription software and service, he also aligned Office 365 with his company’s culture – a social media company that currently has in excess of one billion users. The productivity suite includes tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. After being in the market for five years, Office 365 is now being used by over 70 million people. Google Apps is the main competitor of Office 365.

“The key aspects of our culture are things like ‘be bold, move fast. Most importantly, ‘move fast,’” he said. “That aspect our culture is most important, and that’s where Office 365 comes in.”

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He mentioned several reasons why Facebook has decided to adopt Office 365:

Device and OS agnostic – “Facebook’s philosophy is to provide its employees with tools that help them work the way they want on the devices they want,” said Campos. Office 365 works on Macs, PCs, iPhones, and Android devices.

Dealing with data – Facebook employees work with large amounts of data. With tools like Microsoft Delve and Microsoft Exchange’s Clutter, Office 365 helps users filter out non-essential messages.

Development cycle – Campos said Facebook likes the speed with which Microsoft continues to improve Office 365.

Microsoft also announced several developments around Office 365 including:

  • Office 365 customers will be getting a preview of automatic transcription and translation in Skype Meeting Broadcast by the end of 2016. Skype Meeting Broadcast lets you produce, host and broadcast meetings to large online audiences. 
  • PowerPoint is now equipped with a layout feature that suggests colour schemes, photo placement, and remixed slide design.
  • PowerPoint Morph makes it easier to make create animation.
  • Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud are now recognized by insurance firm AIG. This includes a Microsoft Cloud endorsement with its CyberEdge insurance policy.
  • Office 365 Education plans are now available in the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP).

Koenigbauer told partners that Office 365 now accounts for 80 per cent of the corporate market share of cloud email users.

“Partners working with Microsoft have a $120 billion managed services and solutions opportunity over three years,” he said.

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Why Facebook became an Office 365 customer 

His remark was met with a roaring round of applause from some 15,000 thousands of Microsoft employees, partners, and attendees that have gathered at the Air Canada Centre. Conceivably, there was also a broad smile on the face of Kirk Koenigbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team, as well– after all, Facebook has just become the latest high-profile company to adopt Office 365.

Campos didn’t just announce that the Facebook’s 13,000 employees around the globe will be using Microsoft’s suite of subscription software and service, he also aligned Office 365 with his company’s culture – a social media company that currently has in excess of one billion users. The productivity suite includes tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. After being in the market for five years, Office 365 is now being used by over 70 million people. Google Apps is the main competitor of Office 365.

“The key aspects of our culture are things like ‘be bold, move fast. Most importantly, ‘move fast,’” he said. “That aspect our culture is most important, and that’s where Office 365 comes in.”

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He mentioned several reasons why Facebook has decided to adopt Office 365:

Device and OS agnostic – “Facebook’s philosophy is to provide its employees with tools that help them work the way they want on the devices they want,” said Campos. Office 365 works on Macs, PCs, iPhones, and Android devices.

Dealing with data – Facebook employees work with large amounts of data. With tools like Microsoft Delve and Microsoft Exchange’s Clutter, Office 365 helps users filter out non-essential messages.

Development cycle – Campos said Facebook likes the speed with which Microsoft continues to improve Office 365.

Microsoft also announced several developments around Office 365 including:

  • Office 365 customers will be getting a preview of automatic transcription and translation in Skype Meeting Broadcast by the end of 2016. Skype Meeting Broadcast lets you produce, host and broadcast meetings to large online audiences. 
  • PowerPoint is now equipped with a layout feature that suggests colour schemes, photo placement, and remixed slide design.
  • PowerPoint Morph makes it easier to make create animation.
  • Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud are now recognized by insurance firm AIG. This includes a Microsoft Cloud endorsement with its CyberEdge insurance policy.
  • Office 365 Education plans are now available in the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP).

Koenigbauer told partners that Office 365 now accounts for 80 per cent of the corporate market share of cloud email users.

“Partners working with Microsoft have a $120 billion managed services and solutions opportunity over three years,” he said.

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