The distributed workforce presents serious challenges to maintaining security and access without affecting productivity. The Microsoft Productivity platform provides easy-to-use communications and collaboration technologies that work together, whether at work or off-site. And productivity will be increased by improving access, managing governance, and providing a consistent user experience across PC, phone, and browser platforms.
As companies continue to support distributed teams, they are seeing the power of shared workspaces and the necessity of integrated communications to allow for round-the-clock productivity and asynchronous collaboration. Faced with the challenges of a punctuated workday, a larger contingent staff, and fewer full-time workers, organizations will increasingly support desk-less workers through role-based views and they will benefit from more flexible, tiered licensing models.