Technology has probably been the single greatest driver of changes in business in the 21st century and it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. At Microsoft’s Government Tech Summit in Washington D.C. this week, Microsoft showed off several new technologies and additions to existing platforms, keeping with their digital transformation initiative.
Distinguished Engineer for the Office 365 Enterprise Cloud Paul Lorimer presented on how Microsoft is working to further their commitment to their collaboration platforms, adding new functionality with the help of AI, machine learning, mixed reality and more.
The question “why not?” continues to be a question central to the concept of a truly modern workplace. Why can’t we do this? Why can’t we used mixed reality to explain a product without the product actually being there?
Creating a modern workplace with Microsoft 365
- Unlocking creativity. This is a big one. Millennials realize the value in creativity and critical thinking, with a sizable majority of polled millennials believe that creativity breeds productivity. He explained how Microsoft intends to unlock this creativity in a few bullets.
- Creating compelling content with intelligent applications
- Working naturally with ink, voice, and touch
- Visualizing information in new ways
- Connecting the experience across devices
2. Built for Teamwork. For those that work on Microsoft products and platforms, you know how committed Microsoft is to enabling collaboration and teamwork. t’s no secret that when it comes to Microsoft collaboration platforms, the options are many. However, connectivity across devices and platforms is something they continue to work towards. Lorimer explained some of the methods by which Microsoft continues their mission of creating a truly modern workplace.
- Accessible design to include all team members
- Email and calendar with Exchange
- Connect to people, content, and apps with SharePoint
- Voice, video, and chat with Skype and Microsoft Teams
- Co-authoring with Office 365 Pro-plus
Microsoft’s Government Tech Summit has been a wild and fun ride so far. With day two well underway, it’ll be fun to see what other technologies and applications will be demonstrated today. Be sure to follow AvePoint’s blog – more Tech Summit presentation recaps will be coming soon!