Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Customer experience (CX) is taking the forefront as businesses discover its strong correlation to revenue growth. The drive to become an experience-focused business doesn't just come from the C-suite. Anyone with a deep understanding of today's digital mandate and a strong vision for what digital experiences can do for customers and the business can lead the charge. Sign up now to stay connected to show you the three smart ways to exceed your customers' digital expectations, along with real-world success stories, to help unlock your organization's potential.
Toyota was already planning to deploy Microsoft Teams to connect its diverse lines of business and improve productivity, when the pandemic hit. A six-month launch plan was reduced to three weeks, connecting 40,000 people across the company and enabling a more efficient method for virtual troubleshooting of processes. Learn how Teams supports the company's culture and ideals.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Don't miss out on the latest technology news. This Forbes article outlines the latest announcements for the Teams Platform at Virtual Microsoft Build 2020. Key points include integration with Microsoft Power Platform and further opportunities with Power BI, Teams app development, and scheduling management improvements with the platform. Subscribe now.
How does a company respond to the challenge of remote work when they are already managing a major digital transition? Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) made the decision to move their original Teams deployment schedule four months ahead, and as a result, thousands of TMNA employees migrated from Skype for Business to Teams over three weekends. Teams Only mode included a superior audio conferencing and calling experience, including Teams Phone for external calls. Employees appreciate the dynamic emergency calling feature. All meeting rooms are now Teams-ready.
The American Red Cross deploys a suite of Microsoft products to streamline operations, allowing them to focus on their core mission of alleviating human suffering. From sharing information and organizing work in Teams, to coordinating with other relief agencies through Microsoft Power BI during a disaster, watch this video for the full story.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
After so much turmoil and change, employees all want different things. Companies need to support a successful back-to-hybrid-office life—a situation that is here to stay. The capabilities for positive hybrid meetings is possible with modern Microsoft tooling like Teams, Endpoint Manager, and devices like Surface Hub. Immersive and custom engagements that highlight leading guidance and innovation help remote and on-site deployment assistance prepare teams for hybrid work—meeting the needs of employees and increasing productivity and satisfaction no matter where they work. Sign up to stay connected—we'll help you better connect and create new experiences throughout your organization with Hybrid Meetings.
Microsoft Azure App Service is a fully managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling your web apps. Work with .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, Python, and PHP—in containers or running on Windows or Linux. Subscribe to stay connected so we can help you build your app services on Azure—all while meeting rigorous, enterprise-grade performance, security, and compliance requirements.
As a business leader, you need to make sure your organization provides collaboration tools that suit different personalities, skillsets, and needs. Individuality means that what works for one person or team may not work for another. You also need to accommodate the diverse workstyles of the multiple generations now in the workforce. This guide provides insights to succeed through communication, customization, integration and working in secure confidence. Subscribe here.
Monday, November 22, 2021
In this video, Transblue shares their modernization process from outdated paper processes to working in the cloud with up to date customer data with Microsoft 365.
Seamless communication, creativity, and immediacy are key factors in the digital transformation of the customer experience. As customers face pandemic-induced circumstances driving accelerated digital adoption, companies are finding they must develop a strategy for digital transformation catering to the needs of the modern-day user. That user demands authenticity, personalization, and empathy.
The ability to work securely from anywhere already played a role in Nebraska Furniture Mart's (NFM) digital transformation vision, but COVID-19 pushed that goal to the forefront. Decision makers at NFM chose Microsoft 365 to advance a cloud-first strategy and standardize on a single solution. Consolidating communication on a single solution like Microsoft Teams helped drive efficiency and collaboration—all while saving costs. NFM implemented Teams Rooms systems at its Omaha headquarters, and the company will soon roll out the solution across all its stores, as well as integrate Teams Phone capabilities in the future.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Microsoft Teams follows all the security best practices and procedures, as part of the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services. This article details how Teams handles common security threats through defense-in-depth, customer controls within the service, security hardening, and operational best practices. Teams is trustworthy by design and provides details of its security framework to keep users well-protected.
As global conditions and customer expectations shift rapidly, innovation, efficiency, and resilience are more important than ever to business. With Microsoft Azure, you experience lightning-fast innovation, elastic scalability, cost savings, and better performance. Sign up to stay connected so we can help you modernize your .NET apps on Azure and support business priorities.
J Walter Thompson has been successful in business for over 150 years and recognizes everyone in their company has different work styles. Because they are such a major distributor across many different countries, they've embraced virtual forms of communication and collaboration with Microsoft Teams. This allows them to move at the speed of culture to help position its clients' brands. The value it brings to clients is being brand pioneers, and Teams is a lifesaver in connecting and interacting, and is easy for their user base to adopt.
Driven by the state of the world today, more companies are committing to hybrid work. But how do you build out the model in a way that's right for your business and those who are conducting it? Simple: Talk to employees to tailor the program to their specific needs. Easier said than done? Learn what questions to ask and scenarios to consider, and then maintain flexibility so you can quickly pivot if necessary.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Why build an app for Teams? 20 million people collaborating daily, harnessing the possibilities through collaboration. This infographic shares how apps built on Teams platform focus on increasing collaboration and productivity.
Yesterday's tools are not enough to get today's job done. Microsoft Teams brings all the tools you and your workforce need into one app. Discover how to integrate the latest tools designed for today's frontline work and devices, tailored to your specific needs.
The pandemic has fundamentally transformed the way we work, do business, and meet customer (and employee) needs. With data showing that all parties want flexibility, the shift to hybrid work is a strategic business opportunity for every organization—one that requires a new operating model. The customers' objective is to lead this change within their business and embrace innovation and the hybrid work opportunity—the inevitable way of the future. Fortunately, Microsoft has been a trailblazer in this transition, and has a guide to share what they've learned at scale about people, places, and processes. Subscribe to stay connected. We'll help you take an active role in shaping your organization's future.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Security is a critical element of Digital Transformation. More and more Customers are moving their Mission Critical Applications from On Premise to Azure Cloud. The Security on the Cloud operates on the model of Shared Security Responsibility Model which means that Microsoft will secure the basic Azure Infrastructure while the Customer will be responsible for applications, Data, and other Infrastructure elements. In this Webinar, we will give you insights on how you can secure the Azure Cloud Infrastructure using the Security capabilities available within Azure. The content we shall present will be healthy mix of Presentation plus Demos with focus on the Azure Security Center. Watch here: https://stuf.in/b7vzrxArray
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Connect your team and transform your workplace collaboration in one secure hub with Microsoft Teams. Enhance virtual communication, collaborate and build with deeply integrated apps, customize and extend with 3rd party apps and devices, all while working in confidence using enterprise-grade security Subscribe now! Subscribe now!
In this step-by-step tutorial for beginners, learn how to use Microsoft Teams—the collaboration app with all your chats, meetings, and files in one place. Learn what it is, how you can get it, and how you can use it, as well as advanced tips and tricks.
Flexibility is a must in the new post-pandemic work world. Hybrid work continues to evolve, and business leaders are looking for a new operating model. Technology is the binding factor to create inclusive meetings that keep employees engaged and inspired. Updates to Teams like PowerPoint Live, the Teams camera feed, Microsoft Whiteboard—and devices like Surface Hub—encourage digital collaboration. Endpoint Manager combines services like Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager, Desktop Analytics, co-management, and Windows Autopilot to help secure access, protect data, and respond and manage risk. Sign up to say connected—we'll help you better connect and create new experiences throughout your organization with Hybrid Meetings.
The Pandemic has taken a toll on business but it's pushed us to find solutions to overcome obstacles. Learn how the Microsoft Power Platform Return-to-the-Workplace solution is helping customers safely prepare for the return to physical facilities.
Monday, November 8, 2021
Remote work is starting to feel mainstream, but many companies are still struggling to normalize their own personalized hybrid work models. Explore four things you should avoid in order to balance the needs of a diverse and divided workforce—from investing in the right tools and overcoming meeting fatigue to finding new ways for personal connections.
Whether you're developing your apps on .NET or Java, Microsoft Azure offers great benefits for both. From Visual Studio tools, global compliance, and multiple hosting options, Azure is the go-to cloud service for faster, simpler development. Sign up to stay connected so we can help you develop your own path on Azure and keep you up to date on the latest cloud computing advances.
Everyone knows that teamwork is vital in the National Football League (NFL)—on the field and off. The arrival of COVID-19, however, pushed the league to reimagine how to collaborate behind the scenes. Executing hundreds of live events while preserving the gameday experience for online fans and business partners was a new challenge. In exchange for the traditional high-touch, in-person communication culture at league offices, the organization adopted a virtual home field. Microsoft Teams helped the NFL stay connected and safely execute all 270 combined regular season and playoff games and Super Bowl LV—despite the collaboration challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Newcastle University has a lot of connections between the different faculties, and it needed a formal way of supporting them. Launching Microsoft Teams provided a very rich, integrated platform that can create work groups dynamically in a multidisciplinary team. They now have up to 5,000 users between the faculty and students, streamlining professional services, research, and support for students.
Microsoft partnering with the open-source community to collaborate on .NET Core proved a valuable learning opportunity for large-scale retooling of its development processes. Consolidating 80 different repositories with more than 800 contributors from inconsistent implementations to a shared toolset required a fresh DevOps approach and the flexibility of Azure Pipelines and its support for GitHub. The result: Developers can now move between repos without the need to learn a new CI system each time, and tests are more efficiently run which means iterations—and by extension, innovation—is quicker. Subscribe to stay connected and download the full white paper detailing how the .NET Engineering Services team helped improve developer productivity at scale.
Monday, November 1, 2021
Microsoft Teams empowers employees to interact on the spot with people all over the world. New features like chat, live reactions, and Whiteboard make the Teams meetings experience uniquely modern. Intelligent in-office cameras designed to enhance the presence of people can produce multiple video streams and create unique experiences for both presenters and attendees. The culture of hybrid work is here to stay, and the innovations Microsoft Teams is making offers employees choice and flexibility—including a new way in Outlook to organize and display your hybrid office hours or join a meeting using companion mode on your mobile device.
With more people working from home, fostering virtual connection is crucial. This one pager displays tips on how to empower your team to stay connected, inclusive and focused online. It also provides insights on how to share content and keep your business running smoothly using Microsoft Teams.
Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's market leader in manufacturing refrigerated vehicles. Management knew that to fulfill their customers' need to track vehicles and loads at all times required scaling up access to data from multiple databases to one location in the cloud—creating a "data lake." With Microsoft Azure supported by Azure DevOps, these customers now have access to a portal where they can check the location and condition of each vehicle, regardless of where the underlying data lives. Such a solution would have been costly on-premises, but using Azure turnkey modules reduced time to market and the need for in-house tools