Microsoft Experience Center with SHI lets organizations try before they buy

When making a major investment, most consumers want — and deserve — a clear sense of what they’re buying. For example, would you purchase a new car without taking it for a spin around the block? Probably not, and for good reason. Without a test drive, you have little way of knowing whether you’re investing tens of thousands of dollars in a car that will meet your needs, whether for size, comfort, safety, or utility.

In nearly every major purchasing scenario today, consumers have the option to try before they buy. And yet this concept is often conspicuously absent in the technology world. Organizations are frequently required to invest considerable sums in software and hardware without ever being given the chance to test them in a real-world environment.

That’s why SHI has teamed up with Microsoft to offer hands-on introductions to the Microsoft Productivity Suite. In a Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) session, we bring technology decision-makers into our labs to test drive Microsoft software in a number of true-to-life, work-related scenarios, such as working remotely, social networking to locate expertise and share information, and connecting in real time with coworkers and customers via video and voice conferencing, instant messaging, simultaneous SharePoint and document editing, help-desk and IT ticketing. Continue Reading…

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Updates and changes to Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 was made available to business customers last week. As with previous releases, this launch not only includes updates to the Microsoft Office Suite, but also to the full line of desktop and server application products including Project, Visio, Lync, and SharePoint.

The last month of our Fall 2012 Webinar Series will be dedicated to exploring Microsoft’s new changes. But if you’re anxious to dive into Microsoft 2013 now, here are five key changes you want to keep in mind for this launch.
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