During my time at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Washington DC, I attended three Vision Keynotes presented by senior Microsoft leaders. The first Vision Keynote focused on the anticipated paradigm shift from cloud/mobile technology environment to Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Edge. During the second keynote on day two of the conference a significant announcement was made, introducing Microsoft 365.
Microsoft 365 is part of Microsoft’s response to the envisaged shift to intelligent cloud and the emergence of the modern workplace which is creative, collaborative, relatively simple and secure.
Microsoft 365 is a fusion of Microsoft’s most profitable product; Office 365 with Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). A critical part of Microsoft 365 is Teams. Teams is an integrated communication and collaboration tool that will drive creativity, teamwork and adoption of integrated solutions within workforces. We’ve previously covered Teams on our blog here.
The second solution area in Microsoft’s vision for a modern workplace is business applications. This involves infusing artificial intelligence into traditional systems of record. New predictive capabilities will be delivered by combining data and functionality from Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and other Microsoft platforms such as LinkedIn. Microsoft also sees businesses using its tools for application development, infrastructure development and artificial intelligence, combined with open source tools to create new products that solve business-specific problems.
You can see our full video recap of Microsoft Inspire Day 2 here. If you’d like to know more about transforming your business into a truly modern workplace, get in touch with our team in Brisbane by calling 1300 850 172 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.