Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a discontinued family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on August 1, 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for an office suite (bundled set of productivity applications), the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding data integration and Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand.
Prior to packaging its various office-type Mac OS software applications into Office, Microsoft released Mac versions of Word 1.0 in 1984, the first year of the Macintosh computer; Excel 1.0 in 1985; and PowerPoint 1.0 in 1987. Microsoft does not include its Access database application in Office for Mac.
In June 2007, Microsoft announced a new version of the office suite, Office Mobile 2007. It became available as "Office Mobile 6.1" on September 26, 2007, as a free upgrade download to current Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6 users. However, "Office Mobile 6.1 Upgrade" is not compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices running builds earlier than 14847. It is a pre-installed feature in subsequent releases of Windows Mobile 6 devices. Office Mobile 6.1 is compatible with the Office Open XML specification like its desktop counterpart.
The storage method chosen is dictated by the market window being targeted i.e. fresh blown air, air-conditioned,cold or controlled atmosphere. The method of storage influences the rate of decay, but will not stop it. Onions going onto the market following the fresh market window may be kept in cold storage, but should be placed into cold storage within one week of being undercut. Any delay encourages disease growth. Two types of damage occur during the handling of onions. Surface injuries are made in the field by cuts, punctures and wounds with snips and fingernails. Bruising injuries are made by impact shocks or vibration damage in the field or at the packing shed. Surface injuries are obvious, but bruising is more subtle, often not showing up until after the onions leave the shed. It is important to recognize the significance of bruising as it relates to onion quality and shelf life. Bruising causes superficial cracks in the outer scales of onions, allowing bacteria and mold organisms to penetrate and break down the internal tissues, resulting in decay. Evidence of poor handling is seen as bacterial soft rot and various mold rots at the terminal or retail markets.
Lots of factors in its favour. English language, cultural parallels with US, travel hub, deep talent pools, multilingual, packed with Enterprise-grade prospects and partners, particularly in financial services. Many US companies have built up a UK audience and clients ahead of formally launching in Europe.
Zendesk was receiving inbound interest from across Europe with 70 - 80% of new business arriving organically. They built a multilingual, multinational Sales team out of their London offices, hiring Sales and Account Management and staffed up two people per quarter. The hiring profile was foreign nationals who were fluent in English plus their native language. The hires were typically entrepreneurially minded, a few years out of college with a little sales experience. Half the total hires had relocated to London to join Zendesk. Hires were sent to the US for an onboarding programme.
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In 2013 Squarespace opened a Dublin office to service global customers 24/7. Dublin was also chosen as a hub for International expansion for access to different languages and expertise in different markets and time zone coverage.
As the UK market expanded, the team saw the potential to dive deeper into Germany and France. New bi-lingual employees were hired to better support these new regions; whilst hosting the team from the London office. There were several challenges; especially in France where their audience was notably unforgiving in regards to the use of language, and translations made from American-English. 2b1af7f3a8