Microsoft Inspire 2018 Update
The Microsoft 365 Suite is changing the face of productivity and security in the modern workplace
Many organizations from small non-profits up to large enterprises have a common issue where they are seemingly always fighting against technology. How many times have you seen things falling apart all over the place with your technology, to the point where you can almost hear circus music playing in the background? Training and troubleshooting technical issues are constant battles but they don’t have to be. With Microsoft 365, the technology just works. These business applications and processes work together seamlessly, and with interconnected information and consistent user interfaces, training end users is a much more streamlined process.
A Focus on people-centered experiences with Microsoft 365 integration
One of the most difficult things about transforming your organization’s technology is imagining what it will look like to utilize these technologies in your day to day life. Mr. Nadella spent a portion of his keynote demonstrating how Microsoft 365 has boosted productivity in his everyday work life. The biggest takeaway from this demonstration was seeing how the use of technology such as Microsoft Teams and Outlook transforms the modern workplace into people-centered experiences rather than device-centered experiences. What is the difference between people-centered and device-centered experiences? The technology in your organization should be for everybody. It should work seamlessly with the processes and workflows for everyone from the top executives to the front-line workers. Microsoft 365 is transforming culture and productivity by adapting to workflows for all sorts of different industries by remaining relevant and adaptive to everybody in the organization, rather than forcing users to adapt drastically to the technology. This is what it means to be people-centered.
Business applications within Microsoft 365 such as PowerApps and Microsoft Teams are changing company cultures for the better
When it comes to many business processes such as project management, data, and analytics, countless amounts of man hours go into simply managing workflows. This can often be a major hindrance to scaling up an organization because it prevents these highly skilled workers from focusing on bigger picture things like strategy and analysis. The future of workflows is in automation.
"It's time to start being comfortable with being uncomfortable."
It can be scary to look to embrace these changes at first, but it’s time to start being comfortable with being uncomfortable. After Microsoft Inspire, top-level executives are reevaluating their organization’s technology. They see that the future is in productive, integrative products that automate processes and boost security. Microsoft 365 features major innovations that have the potential to totally change the way we think about workplaces.
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