Both Microsoft and Google would like to be your one-stop shop for business productivity software. Their respective subscription offerings, Office 365 and G Suite, tick all the top-level boxes on your company's communications and productivity checklist. Each suite includes the following features: Business email and shared calendaring services attached to custom domainsOnline storage, with shared space for collaboration and a large allotment of personal storage space for each user accountProductivity apps for creating and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentationsCorporate communication tools, including messaging, online meetings, and video conferencingA management interface, with advanced features such as compliance and archiving for enterprise customers as well as security features including two-factor authenticationBoth of these services are underpinned by a robust, highly reliable cloud infrastructure with data centers worldwide. (And if the G Suite brand … [Read more...] about Office 365 vs G Suite: Which productivity suite is best for your business?
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Almost everyone who owns a computer will know what you're talking about when you mention Microsoft Word – the veteran word processor has been going since the early 1980s, after all. But how does it stack up in the modern, cloud-focused era, with the likes of Google Docs nipping at its heels?Here we're going to take a close look at how Word works as a word processor today, on the desktop, on mobile, and on the web, as part of an ongoing Office 365 subscription. Word is also available as a one-off Office 2019 purchase, without the regular updates and without the backup of tech support from Microsoft.Microsoft Word for Office 365: interfaceThe ribbon interface wasn't a hugely popular move when it was first introduced, but it's helped keep Word looking fresh and relevant as computing has moved away from the desktop to mobile and the web.Its constantly shifting carousel of menus and options works very well, for the most part, with the most necessary and relevant options usually … [Read more...] about Microsoft Word for Office 365 review
No matter how good looking or smartly designed, your website will count for nothing if it is not drawing the eyes of your target audience. Web hosting services help you prop up your creation and nurture it to become a respectful ambassador of your business and creativity. Yet, picking out the best among the increasing number of web hosting service providers may prove to be a challenge, particularly if you are confused by the myriad of features or pricing plans on offer in 2018.This is why we offer a helping hand in the form of a shortcut to your desired goal, which, at least in theory, means getting your hands on the best possible web hosting service perfectly tailored to your business or individual needs.This means taking into account their reliability, price and technological bells and whistles which can be useful for any type of project you want to provide for. The same goes for questions related to maintenance, quality of support, available storage and bandwidth, the focus on … [Read more...] about Best web hosting services for 2018
Microsoft fans are painfully aware of the company's repeated failures and seeming illogical decisions in the consumer's space. Microsoft Zune, Groove, Windows Phone, Kinect, Kin and more were all canceled for reasons ranging from failure to catch on in the consumer space to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's admission of abandoning consumers to pursue "the next shiny thing". Microsoft seems to follow a pattern of retreating from the highly visible consumer space ruled by rivals. This has made Microsoft seem wholly uninterested in the vibrant and diverse world of personal computing dominated by smartphones, mobile apps and a growing ambient computing platform led by smart speakers like Amazon's Echo. Admittedly, Microsoft has failed miserably with a range of consumer products, and its Harmen Kardon Cortana speaker (and the efforts behind it) seem to be following a similar path. Those failures, however, cannot be used to apply a blanket assessment that Microsoft's cloud focus is an IBM-esque … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s refocusing on the cloud will have personal and far-reaching impacts
Microsoft today officially launched the latest regions for its Azure cloud computing service: Australia Central 1 and Australia Central 2. The new Azure regions, based in Canberra, are designed to host the mission-critical applications of government departments and agencies as well as those of some of Australia’s most important private sector enterprises.“Australia in one of the fastest growing cloud regions in the world,” Microsoft Australia’s Azure engineering lead, James Kavanagh, told a Canberra press briefing held last week ahead of today’s launch.The new regions have been designed from the ground-up to cater to the needs of government and organisations in the energy, food, water, transport, communications, health, and banking and finance sectors. Access to the new Azure regions will be restricted to Australian and New Zealand government customers, private- and public-sector operators of critical infrastructure, and their vetted technology … [Read more...] about Microsoft offers pathway to cloud for govt’s mission-critical apps