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Microsoft banking on interoperability between Office 365, other products for productivity gains

When your company thinks of Microsoft, what comes to mind? The Windows operating system and on-site Office programs are likely the first two products that roll off the tongue, but the tech giant has branched out into other IT sectors over the years to deliver solutions across a broad range of industry verticals, especially cloud computing.

The cloud has changed the entire tech dynamic for all types of businesses. Seriously. This is not an understatement. The service is a welcome addition to companies trying to replace legacy equipment without long-term contracts. Sounds great, right? It is. With the backing of a vendor such as Microsoft, your organization can make some real progress in terms of data accessibility and productivity.

Microsoft announced exciting details regarding its product suites, explaining customers can achieve interoperability between its Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Azure services.

Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president at Microsoft Business Solutions, noted firms are looking at cloud computing to drive productivity, promote organization-wide collaboration and enhance customer engagement levels.

"Microsoft is no longer just the standard Windows operating system or traditional Office product provider."

"Microsoft is reimagining and reinventing productivity by harnessing the power of the cloud through a flexible platform in Azure, a cloud productivity suite in Office 365 and customer-centric business applications delivered through Microsoft Dynamics solutions that are helping organizations transform the way they engage with customers and run their business," Tatarinov said.

See? Microsoft is no longer just the standard Windows operating system or traditional Office product provider. Today, the Redmond, Washington-based service provider is a jack of all trades, delivering its impressive lineup of IT solutions through powerful cloud environments, making it possible for employees to communicate and collaborate without limitations.

Microsoft products finding good homes in the cloud
It's one thing to see some words written about a company's plan and another to view some cold, hard statistics on how the brand's products are transitioning to cloud environments. An Evolve IP survey discovered cloud-based deployments of Exchange increased 22 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year. Lync and Office fared even better, experiencing growth of 53 percent and 63 percent, respectively.

One year's worth of data will not do Microsoft's cloud products much justice. Luckily, Evolve IP indicated Office and Exchange will be among the top five cloud suites through 2017, cementing their place in the IT industry and, hopefully, your own organization.

Summit 7 Systems employs a unique approach to helping clients adopt and manage cloud environments.

Migrate to Microsoft clouds with confidence
If your business is ready to stop relying on antiquated IT systems that must be managed on-site and make employee collaboration more complicated, it might be time to consider partnering with Summit 7 Systems. We specialize in cloud implementations, especially for Microsoft products like Office 365.

Our team of professionals employs a unique approach to launching cloud services. Planning, deploying and maintaining cloud solutions is so yesterday. At Summit 7, we take a far more comprehensive game plan, including assessment, quickstart, strategy, migration, architecture and operation support stages.

If your company is tired of the standard vendor sales pitch and wants to learn how cloud computing and Microsoft products can take your business to the next level, contact Summit 7 today.

About Dane Moorefield