Remember last year Microsoft announced Secure Productive Enterprise? Well, today at Microsoft Inspire (the rebranded Partner Conference) they rebranded it and I personally think it’s a great idea. Welcome to Microsoft365. In a nutshell, Microsoft365 is Office 365 and Windows 10 bundled together with Mobility for the Enterprise and all wrapped up in enterprise level security. The following is my take on how the new product focus is going to help your business moving forward.
Encouraging four main pillars the product is focused on,
With Office365 you will be getting great tools to encourage and support teamwork. SharePoint of course but now you can increase collaboration within your teams using other fantastic tools like Microsoft Groups, Microsoft Team, OneDrive for Business, Outlook and Exchange, Skype for Business, Yammer, and so much more. Being able to accomplish tasks as a group has never been easier.
It’s all within one package for you. No need to buy this tool for that job, or that tool for another job. Everything you need is in Microsoft365. And even if it isn’t (yet ;-D ) Microsoft has made connectors to many items for you to do just that. Microsoft teams have connectors to social media like Twitter and Facebook. Flow can also access these systems as well. While it may seem less than simple and when first getting started it may very well be, but as you carve out your usage of Microsoft365 you will find having everything at your fingertips in one product couldn’t make it easier for you to get things done.
With Microsoft365 you will be getting enterprise level security. You will have Encryption, Data Loss Protection (DLP) and Information Rights Management all through Office365. Thus fully securing your data from accidental loss, or being viewed by those who shouldn’t. You will get great protection in your systems with Windows Information Protection, Credential Guard, App Locker and much more. Remember that Office365 has released a fantastic security console that allows you to fully protect your environment even better than before.
What I think is fantastic is that you don’t have to purchase the items seperately. As a business you now can group your most used individual products (Windows 10, business applications (Word, Excel, etc), collaboration tools like SharePoint, OneDrive, Skype, etc) and more all in one bundle. It’s a great option for many businesses to use. While not a huge new product for Microsoft, I think that the rebranding and launch of Microsoft365 is absolutely fantastic and looking forward to working with businesses to build out and support solutions utilizing this product.
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