First official Inspire day done | What do I mean by official, you might be thinking. Altitude 365 is included in the High Touch Partner Program and we had a pre-day on Sunday so it felt like we were already running today. There are, of course, lots to write about after this day, but I have chosen 3 main tracks for the blog post.
- Frontline workers
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft 365 Enterprise
The expression Fronline workers is used frequently under Inspire. Above all, a lot about this was discussed on High touch pre-day.
Frontline workers are simply the front. The first we meet and they do not work in an office on a computer all day. They are easily forgotten in the digital transformation because they are simply not the first to think about making their digital journey. Shop assistants and nurses rarely get to be on top of the agenda when switching to Office 365.
From Microsofts perspective, this is a problem. A problem that will grow unless we do something. We have barriers to our working day and we must overcome these. If we do not do it today, we have to do it tomorrow. We will not escape.
Examples may be communication to all the company, regardless of who you are or where you work. How do we make sure everyone gets a fair chance to get access to all the information available in your company? How can they be heard through layers of middle management?
Microsoft previously had a license called K1 and which we used to call for the Kiosk license. As a statement from Microsoft, you renamed that license so it’s now called F1, for Frontline workers! It’s time for everyone to join, share information, collaborate in teams and across borders.
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I previously did a blog post about just Microsoft Teams where I evaluate my own feeling after we at Altitude 365 ran teams since late this fall. One thing I’m absolutely sure of is that Microsoft is really betting on Teams!
Are you considering launching a Microsoft Teams pilot? Do it!
At one of the sessions, they mentioned that we collaborate in teams about 80% of our working hours (for information workers). It’s an increase of 50% from the past and you do not see that the trend is about to reverse. As I’ve said before, we only have 24 hours a day, so it’s important to use the time in the best way.
I want to tip you off about this page where Microsoft collected many great ideas on how to get started with Teams!
How does Team value create for me?
We use, for example, Microsoft Teams very much now on Inspire! Within Altitude, just before the summer, we created a channel for Inspire, so we had a good place to discuss and plan the event. For example, to select sessions.
Now that we are in place, Teams are great for communicating and keeping the entire group up to date with what is happening and what we are inspired of, despite the whole group being spread across different sessions.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise
For those who are well-informed, it might be enough to say “SPE”, and you just know what Microsoft 365 is. For the rest of you comes a little background. SPE stands for Secure Productive Enterprise and has now renamed Microsoft 365. There are two flavors, Enterprise and Business, and these are related to the size of your organization.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a package of Office 365, Windows 10 and EM + S, but it’s really more about how Microsoft looks at how we work, than about their way of bundling licenses.
My interpretation here is that Microsoft wants to make the whole picture easier and clearer. Users are generally completely uninterested with licenses. Buying their Windows licenses from a party and its Office 365 licenses elsewhere is simply IT’s concern. Buying firewall from yet another and antivirus from another is also IT’s headache. This is something Microsoft effectively works to remove by taking greater responsibility for the whole picture. Earlier this spring, Microsoft told us how they could safeguard 80-85% of security before, after which you got a complete by compilation and puzzling (antivirus, firewalls, etc.). With Windows 10 and security functionality in the cloud, they’re going to cover 100% and you’ll have no more need for puzzles. You should be able to have just one supplier that covers everything!
Microsoft’s own description below.
“Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, which empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.”
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