For most businesses, surviving the pandemic depended largely on being able to deploy cloud-based solutions that can support remote work setups and connect multilocational workers. This put the burden of operations on IT administrators, whose roles became more crucial and demanding.
As companies gradually adjust to and recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, IT teams must ensure sufficient support for flexible working arrangements through cloud-based solutions. Microsoft stepped up to the challenge by equipping the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center with powerful features that enable IT administrators to handle these tasks more efficiently.
To address the challenges of the post-pandemic workplace, Microsoft has added several new features in Microsoft 365 that are aimed to improve the productivity of hybrid workers. Here are some of the new M365 updates you should be excited about.
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Windows 365 is a cloud service that allows users to experience a more powerful and more agile version of Windows 10 or 11. Also called the “Cloud PC”, Windows 365 will enable you to access your entire PC — including personalized apps and settings — from any device.
The shift to remote work has not been easy, especially for IT administrators. After all, they’re in charge of supervising and securing workflows, devices, and software to ensure optimal user experience and to keep cyberthreats at bay. They are also expected to deploy IT solutions that are within budget so that costs don’t run amuck.
At work, we depend on apps for productivity. However, with so many tabs open in our web browsers, it can be a drag to constantly click in and out of them just to get the information we need. Fortunately, Office 365 Connectors for Groups allows you to stay on top of all the third-party services your company is using.
Recently, Microsoft announced a new feature in Office 365 Groups called Connectors. As part of their new openness mantra, Office 365 Connectors allows you to connect with popular third party services without ever having to leave your Outlook client. This means relevant content and updates that you want are sent immediately to your group feed, making workflow more seamless.