The methods we work have modified dramatically over the previous a number of years, and people adjustments go a lot additional than whether or not work occurs at house, in an workplace, or someplace in between. On this collaboration-first world, each group wants a digital material that binds folks collectively—from the C-suite to the frontline, and throughout each position and performance.
On the heart of this digital material is Microsoft Groups, and it’s enhanced by the productiveness instruments of Microsoft 365, the digital worker expertise in Microsoft Viva, and the facility and safety of Home windows.
We have now a lot of new updates this month throughout Microsoft 365, together with a first-of-its-kind resolution with Microsoft Viva Gross sales, and new capabilities for Groups, Outlook, Phrase, and extra. And we’ve upgraded endpoint safety to maintain companies protected and provides IT departments higher instruments.
Let’s dive in.
Facilitating deeper buyer connections
Microsoft Viva is the digital-first worker expertise for each worker. It connects staff to the group’s mission and tradition and helps engagement and retention. Now, it goes additional to assist staff excel at their job.
Microsoft Viva Gross sales reimagines the promoting expertise, giving salespeople AI-driven insights and knowledge automation proper within the circulate of labor. Sellers will be capable to mechanically seize, entry, and register knowledge into any buyer relationship administration (CRM) system. Enriched with knowledge from Microsoft 365, Viva Gross sales helps salespeople create deeper connections and relationships with clients to make higher, quicker gross sales.
Viva Gross sales is the primary of its variety resolution, and we’re excited to roll out extra business-specific instruments quickly. Be taught extra about Viva Gross sales announcement.
Growing communication, time administration, and search within the circulate of labor
Overflowing inboxes are nothing new however proceed to be a ache level for a lot of. We’re introducing new options in Outlook that can assist you higher handle your time: Bookings with me places you in command of when folks can e book an appointment with you, updates to Microsoft Types assist streamline communication, and enhancements inside Search make it simpler to seek out and share data together with your co-workers.
With Bookings with me in Outlook, you’ll be able to create, customise, and share a private Bookings web page the place folks can e book time with you primarily based in your private preferences. Begin customizing your Bookings web page within the internet calendar by clicking on Create bookings web page.
Microsoft Types has a brand new distribution and notification expertise, accessible now. You may share with folks straight, create a QR code, embed a hyperlink, and even generate an electronic mail invitation with a devoted template. You may simply maintain monitor of responses and ship reminders with one click on.
Microsoft Search is a contemporary, AI-powered search resolution in your office. Whether or not your customers are on the lookout for a ServiceNow information article, a Confluence wiki, or a doc on a Home windows file share, you need to use Graph connectors to index all of your content material to save lots of them time and enhance productiveness by bringing that data into the circulate of their work.
Bettering the Workplace.com expertise
We’re enhancing the productiveness instruments tens of millions of individuals depend on each day to get work completed, with an improved Workplace.com expertise. These new updates will permit customers to create, share, and collaborate multi function place with their favourite apps.
The newly designed Workplace.com sign-in and sign-up web page greets you with a contemporary entry level to get your day began on the internet. We’re introducing a brand new onboarding expertise that helps you perceive how one can higher use and have interaction with Workplace. Moreover, with the brand new Create expertise, you’ll be able to entry new creation templates in a single location.
Enabling visible storytelling
When it’s time to “present” fairly than “inform” your story, Phrase Designer can assist ship inspiration because of updates that contextualize picture strategies, providing personalized suggestions to satisfy your distinctive wants.
Updating endpoint safety for IT departments
When work can occur from anyplace, the administration and safety of endpoint units have develop into extra vital and extra difficult. So, our efforts to be a dependable, constant, and reliable digital endpoint supervisor have solely elevated.
Microsoft Endpoint Supervisor now presents IT directors a technique to create organization-level insurance policies to mute after-hours notifications and might get visibility into which units fashions are most performant for folks of their group. This additional allows organizations to enhance the worker know-how expertise with the endpoints they use each day.
IT departments subscribed to Home windows E3/5 can now depend on Home windows Autopatch to deal with endpoint updates for M365 software program, Home windows 10, and Home windows 11. Computerized updates assist cut back gaps in safety and construct organization-wide belief that endpoints are safe. This new service might be accessible July 7, 2022, at no extra price and requires Intune and Microsoft Azure Lively Listing (Azure AD).
This month, we rolled out a sequence of updates and enhancements to Microsoft 365, all designed to provide staff the insights, context, and help they should get their jobs completed successfully. There’s extra coming subsequent month as we announce a number of product improvements at Encourage, our largest companion occasion of the yr. Keep tuned.