Catch up with the latest news from one of our leading strategic partners
Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner event always sees the unveiling of important technology updates and new strategic priorities. At Inspire 2022, Microsoft’s focus was very much aligned with our own, with a strong emphasis cloud and digital workstyles – plus some interesting insights on the latest security trends.
We’ve rounded up what – in our view – were the highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2022. And of course, our expert teams look forward to making these new capabilities available to our customers soon, as part of our ever-evolving solutions and services portfolio.
Teams, collaboration and hybrid working
Microsoft continues to add new capabilities to Teams, especially in terms of helping to make hybrid working more collaborative, flexible and productive:
Users can now freely collaborate with people both inside and outside their organisation via the generally available Connect Shared Channels feature.
Microsoft’s identity platform will ensure that this extended collaboration in Teams continues to happen in a secure and trusted environment.
Other new additions to Teams include the ability to share and edit spreadsheets in Excel, share video clips, and collaborate in real time on virtual whiteboards.
During Inspire 2022, Microsoft unveiled the results of a new Forrester Consulting survey, and the findings once again aligned closely with our own experiences of the current information security landscape, for example:
Workplace security is the biggest growth area due to the shift to hybrid working.
Demand for cloud security services remains high, particularly for multicloud, with many businesses wanting to better protect their cloud resources, workloads and applications.
Compliance-related managed services are seeing a sharp uptick in demand, particularly in areas like information protection, communications governance, and insider risks.
Taking control in the cloud
Public sector organisations will welcome the announcement of Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty. Designed specifically for local and central government organisations and agencies, this service will give organisations greater control over where their data is stored and processed, enabling them to comply with regional and national laws that apply to data sovereignty and governance.
Innovation in action
We look forward to discussing how the latest Microsoft innovations can help you drive your business forward. As always, our specialist teams will offer expert support and guidance to help you gain the maximum benefit from your Microsoft investments.