A Day in the Life of a Construction Pro with Microsoft Teams

Sofia is a construction company superintendent who works at multiple sites and uses Teams to keep her schedule and projects all in one place. View this infographic to get a glimpse of a day in Sofia’s life — and how she uses productivity, collaboration, BI and enterprise mobility tools in Teams to stay on track.

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Employee empowerment bears fruit

Early adopters of Office 365, Fruit of the Loom uses Microsoft Teams to combine tools that allow 30,000 associates to collaborate across locations and countries around the world.

The video in this article tells the Fruit of the Loom story — showing that no company is too established to transform. Watch it to discover how Microsoft Teams empowers employees to effectively express ideas and unlock creativity by bringing together chat, meeting, calling, Office 365 apps and third-party tools — all in one place.

In a world where enterprise-grade security and compliance are non-negotiable, Microsoft Teams gives Fruit of the Loom the protection it needs to create a secure culture of knowledge sharing and creativity.

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Customer Story: NQ Cranes customers come first with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central


At NQ Cranes, the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central was a total success.

Not only did the business flow automation immediately reduce time on internal processes, but it also allowed more time for client management. Stephen Goodson, IT Manager at NQ Cranes touches on Business Central selection, implementation, and results—asserting that they were able to spend less time on internal processes and devote more time to account management.

Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Focus on Cybersecurity

Contrary to popular opinion, small and mid-size businesses are at a greater risk for a cybersecurity attack than large corporations. But because many SMBs assume they’re not at risk, they rarely invest in security measures that could save their businesses.

Read this article for more on the real impact of a data breach on SMB’s and what you can do to protect your business.

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SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is coming

As the saying goes, all things must come to an end. With end of support nearing for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, this solution brief provides information to help you make a smooth transition and an overview of the new features you can benefit from in SQL Server 2017 and the Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

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The total economic impact of Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance

What is the economic impact of switching from an on-premises SQL Server to Azure? Microsoft asked Forrester to find out. Four client interviews later, the results are in: See how you can save by switching to Azure!

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“On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Surface!”


Just about every kid has wondered at least once what it would be like if animals could talk. What would they say? What would you ask them?

Would we even be able to understand one another? For six-year-old Lucy, these innocent ponderings transcend mere curiosity and enter the realm of the possible thanks to her mother’s Surface tablet and AI-powered Microsoft Translator.

With these two leading technologies at her side, young Lucy ventures into the snowy woods and speaks with a couple of reindeer to discover answers to the holiday season’s most pressing questions.

What will she find out? Watch this heartwarming and “endeering” video to see how Microsoft technology (plus a dash of childlike imagination) is helping to connect everyone—and every creature—on the planet.