Microsoft Modern Workplace – Embracing the Future of Work

In today’s dynamic world, employee expectations are changing rapidly. Employees expect to work securely from anywhere, on any device, and they put a high premium on work that enriches and fulfills them. As a result, companies need to transform how they connect, collaborate and communicate with their employees to meet these new demands. Adopting a modern workplace environment will help employees feel connected to their company, colleagues and community – empowering them to do their best work.

81% of business leaders plan to increase their modern workplace investments in the next two years.

Microsoft has been investing in this future of work for more than a decade. So let’s explore how Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solutions can help your employees be more productive, collaborative and happier while supporting your business needs. 

Introduction to the Microsoft Modern Workplace

The Microsoft Modern Workplace empowers teams to work together efficiently and securely from anywhere with an intelligent, efficient operating system, enterprise-grade security tools and seamlessly integrated workplace productivity apps, including:

  • Microsoft Business Voice
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Azure Active Directory
  • One Drive
  • Exchange
  • Microsoft Power Automate
  • SharePoint
  • Power BI
  • Windows 10 Virtual Desktop

Benefits of the Microsoft Modern Workplace

1. Better Communication & Collaboration

The core purpose of the Microsoft Modern Workplace is to enhance efficiency and productivity, enable seamless collaboration, and streamline workflows across locations and platforms. Microsoft 365 is the critical technology that allows all of that. Through the seamless integration of Microsoft 365 apps and services, users can collaborate better together from wherever they work.

Microsoft Teams is one of the most compelling reasons to adopt the Microsoft Modern Workplace. Teams offers a unified interface that allows users to work seamlessly across integrated Microsoft 365 apps. As Microsoft’s “hub for teamwork,” Teams brings together chat, calls, meetings, file sharing, and third-party tools in one centralized location.

2. Improved Security

Microsoft has made significant strides to better manage the increased demands of modern cybersecurity and help companies minimize the costs and damage of cybersecurity threats while ensuring maximum uptime and productivity. These integrated business security solutions are built to work across platforms and cloud environments to protect all systems, networks, applications, data, processes and people. Key areas include:

  • Identity and access management 
  • Endpoint management
  • Information protection
  • Identity-driven security

3. Scalability 

Remote work is here to stay, and organizations face the challenge of finding a scalable way to maintain a well-managed and secure digital workplace. By leveraging the self-service functionality in Microsoft 365, companies can empower employees to create the necessary resources and tools while avoiding the time-consuming access control of an entirely locked-down system.

4. Flexibility

You can design a modern workplace to scale with your growth. Microsoft’s subscription and licenses are flexible and easy to scale up. Whether cloud storage or Teams users, you pay for only what you need or use. As the enterprise evolves, you can adapt and change your subscription plan to meet your business needs better.

5. Automation

By combining the power of the Microsoft platform with state-of-the-art automation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, you can automate time-consuming tasks to boost efficiency and productivity and give employees more time to focus on innovation rather than administrative tasks.

Getting Started with Microsoft Managed Services

The modern workplace is flexible, agile, collaborative, and in most cases, remote. It connects and empowers distributed teams locally and across the globe. However, the influx of information and technology required for a successful remote work practice creates greater complexity, security concerns, a lack of control, a shortage of resources, and insufficient clarity.

Microsoft Modern Workplace Managed Services help companies empower remote employees, enable secure access to their devices from anywhere and ensure all company data remains secure.

Improve Collaboration & Productivity

Deploying the latest technologies is critical for effective remote collaboration. Therefore, managed Service Providers (MSP) proactively explore and identify enhancements for improvement to ensure productivity, improve system reliability and enhance the end-user experience.

Ensure Business Continuity

Remote work can make resolving app, device and network issues challenging. MSPs provide the experience and tools required to identify, prevent and fix problems in real-time, so you don’t have to compromise performance or productivity.

Enhance Security & Compliance

No matter how or where your employees are accessing corporate data, apps, or information, it’s critical to have end-to-end security. MSPs ensure your entire workforce has secure, safe, easy-to-manage, and real-time solutions that scale to fit your needs now and in the future.

Wrapping Up

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, brand-new business models, and complex security issues. Microsoft provides the proper digital tools to securely connect and support employees wherever they are and encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration.

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