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Los Angeles County moving over 100,000 employees to Office 365

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Here's a big win for Microsoft and the Office 365 team. Los Angeles County, one of the largest counties in the United States, has just announced that they're moving more than 100,000 employees to Office 365.

The move to Office 365 will give 100,000 county employees across 30 departments access to email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, voice and video conferencing and other collaboration tools.

The partnership between Microsoft and LA County will help all departments get access to very useful productivity tools, even those that might not have been able to individually afford the upgrade. Now offices, like the Department of Children and Family Services, can spend more time working with cases and not stressing over the technology or the need to budget for said technology.

Hit up the source link for quotes and pictures of some of the decision makers in the county who made the move. Kudos to Microsoft on the sale.

Source: Technet

Thanks for the tip Sarang!

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k0de says:

Indeed. There is no question anymore on my part that MSFT is doing the right thing by porting their services on all major platforms. All my doubts gone with the wind just like that. Congrats MSFT.

nblew says:

Still not sure about Cortana moving to any other platform though. Other than that I think they're doing a great job and I see where the multi-platform aspect comes in

khipara says:

Cortana has to move to other platforms because it is linked to Bing. And Bing is after Google search and the big bucks. It's a no brainer.

juanitoriv says:

Now LA County can seem faster.

EraserX8 says:

Lol +920 you gotta love these comments sneaked in to most articles in wpcentral

Anubis4574 says:

Cool! Now lets have the same professional adoption for Windows Phone/Lumia ;)

sepatown says:

It's not just one of the largest counties, it is The largest county in the United States and this is a huge win for Microsoft.

Sam Sabri says:

Largest county by population, yes. Not by land area, that goes to San Bernardino County.

sepatown says:

I'm just gonna state for the record that land does not use software, people do. So we all understand what the context is when we're saying largest county.

SwimSwim says:

Agreed. Alaska is the largest state in the US, and look at how many votes they have in the Electoral College.

People is really what matters in the context of something like a service, not land.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Windows phone to follow?

SwimSwim says:

Don't forget Surface. :)

Will6371 says:

And all they had to do was get an employ to buy a a basketball team.

 

Joking.

Just got it...
Nope nevermind, its gone.

Revi Bennett says:

Good:-)

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1jaxstate1 says:

Moving from what? Horrible writing. 

DarwinPurol says:

You are horrible.

myoujin says:

From libre office. ⌒.⌒

SwimSwim says:

Google Docs, probably. One has to admit, it was previously one of the only good ways to collaborate on real-time with people, and Microsoft didn't have any directly comparable alternatives. Did they have solutions that worked? Of course, but Google Docs was one of the best and most well known real-time collaboration solutions.

But now Microsoft has caught up and even surpassed Google Docs in many ways, which is awesome, and it seems like people are beginning to appreciate that fact.

Aashish13 says:

Microsoft office really could do more much since its birth than google docs.

Corepc says:

Source link point to pic, where is link to story itself on technet

xFalk says:

A Surface and Windows Phone for 100,000

The person above me is a sheep molester

The person below me is a gay hooker who likes hamsters in pvc

Starwave says:

You should consider moving out of your apartment if that's the people you are living with.

SinisterDuck says:

I think he's in his own little world.

Starwave says:

I've become so used to MS Word and PowerPoint that I can't use anything else. It's worth every single penny!

12Danny123 says:

I'm the same with OneNote :D

Cheers

The link goes to an image asset...

Wondering exactly who approved the contract?

Would love to know the terms... Seeing as how gov documents are public record, shouldn't be too difficult to locate...

mango.lover says:

Woot! I love LA! <3

TechFreak1 says:

This is a major win, now get those windows phones out there to these employees MS! :P.

SwimSwim says:

And give some Surface units to the kidos.

SwimSwim says:

Isn't this the same county that gave all their school kids iPads, who then proceeded to do a simple factory restore to remove the school policy software from said iPads?

If so, I'm going to be a little bit more adamant before applauding them for implementing some new tech, given their past success. :P

If they would have used find my iPhone/ipad, no reset would have worked. It locks down the phone/ipad or so we are told

SinisterDuck says:

It was the school district, not the county.

wshwe says:

More organizations will move to the cloud because it saves them money. They will overcome their security and control concerns after they see dollar signs. Google eventually will yield to reason and fully support Windows Phone and Windows because they have to. Congratulations to MS! It's ironic that the banner ad I see on this page is for Google Apps for Business.

vw1610 says:

my god! how the hell do they have 100,000 employees??? no wonder this state is in debt.

ChrisFricke says:

Bear in mind that the population is around 10 million in LA County. You have 100,000 county employees (or 1%) managing the public resources for everyone else... that ratio is not too far out of line with other public agencies. My county is about .5% public employees to citizen ratio with a total population of around 500,000. Obviously that doesn't account for the differences in jurisdictional boundaries for city/state/federal workers that may be different in that area vs where I am but you get the idea... 

b23h says:

thank you!  

Services don't get materialize out of thin air, you need people to run those programs.   

gibbyhome says:

They tried to go to Google but it failed horably :)

way to go MS and Office I hope more and more switch to Office 365 its pritty cool.

http://betanews.com/2011/10/20/los-angeles-wants-refund-for-google-apps/

 

My university is doing the same, not sure how I feel about it. On the other hand some departments have been adopting surface pro tablets, pretty thrilled with that. :)

fdalbor says:

lets just remember even if each one of them get a windows phone that is still a drop in the bucket. While thats nice still got a long way to go. But its a good step. Microsoft needs about 200 more counties like LA. And what about the rest of the world. Maybe the beginning of the long fight.