Microsoft 365 | June 2018 Updates

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As any reseller knows, by bringing together security and device management as well as boosting efficiency and ease of use, Microsoft 365 offers businesses an unparalleled intelligent productivity software solution.

At the end of May, a variety of key updates to Microsoft 365 were announced which introduced a number of new capabilities to help individuals produce accessible content, work together in real-time and create a secure and compliant workplace.

How can they help you drive business improvement for your clients? Let’s find out…

Explore content and interact with SharePoint

Microsoft 365 subscribers can now work with 3D models, 360-degree videos, panoramic images, organisational charts and much more via SharePoint Spaces, offering a variety of immersive mixed reality experiences.

With point and click simplicity, this new feature makes it easier to create virtual environments that help viewers easily comprehend information which would otherwise be overwhelmingly complex on the page or in the real world.

Participate in meetings while on the go in Microsoft Teams

While the recent Build event demonstrated a variety of future capabilities coming soon to Microsoft Teams, new capabilities for mobile users have been released to make it easier to participate while on the go.

Regardless of location or device, everyone can now contribute to meetings, meaning you can share your mobile device’s screen as well as upload images and videos from your library to share with others in the meeting.

Surface Hub 2 to offer extended capabilities

Though only introduced at the beginning of last month, Surface Hub 2 has been extended to allow users to seamlessly collaborate no matter their location by integrating Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud.

Proof of GDPR compliance

No business could escape the overbearing implications of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it came into law on 25 May. To which, Microsoft Cloud introduced a variety of new capabilities that allowed organisations to demonstrate they have taken the appropriate steps to classify, label and protect their most sensitive data.

Secure collaboration with external partners

Working with Microsoft 365, Azure Active Directory B2B has made collaboration much safer and secure with those you may be working with outside of your Microsoft 365 bubble.

This means you can share access to internal resources and applications with your outside collaborators while maintaining complete control over corporate data.

B2C collaboration has also been improved, protecting your organisations data while making it easier to invite external partners who use Outlook and Gmail and improving the process of setting access policies.

Accessibility Checker enhanced

In order to streamline the creation of quality content which is accessible to people with disabilities, the Accessibility Checker has been enhanced to identify in real-time an expanded range of issues in a document.

This includes low-contrast text which might be difficult to read if the font colour is similar to the background colour, for example, and also includes recommended actions which use AI to make intelligent suggestions to make it easier to fix any flagged issues.

Want to find out more information about Microsoft 365? Download our free Microsoft 365 guide and discover the opportunity for you as a partner. Or, ensure that your IT team are fully prepared for what Microsoft 365 has to offer by attending our free two-day technical training course, taking place this June 2018.

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