Microsoft Windows Enterprise Services

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Microsoft Windows Enterprise Services

Today’s employees expect to be able to work from anywhere and on any device. Enabling bring your own device (BYOD) and anywhere connectivity can increase productivity, help attract a multi-generational workforce, and give your company a competitive advantage. The question is how to grasp the opportunity, maintain security, and cost-effectively manage corporate information across personal and corporate devices. Microsoft Windows Enterprise Services can help you plan for this work style transformation, with a focus on realizing value from your IT investments.

Your value

Microsoft Services can offer you these benefits:

  • Anywhere connectivity. More than 57 percent of full-time employees engage in some form of BYOD. Provide your people with secure access whenever they need it—from virtually anywhere. (Note: Mobile communication requires an Internet connection or cell phone service.)

  • Personalized experience. Today’s workers expect enterprise apps to provide the same personalized experience as consumer apps do. Use client technologies and services to deliver a personalized, adaptive experience to your users

  • Intelligent infrastructure. IDC reported an average three-year ROI of 309 percent for Windows Mobile deployments. Of the total cost savings, 20 percent came from IT operations. You can realize better security and streamlined management by planning and deploying an intelligent infrastructure

  • Compelling Windows 8.1 application experiences. Apps can make users more productive—when they’re implemented right. Unified management allows rich, role-specific solutions across multiple devices and locations, allowing users to focus on content and apps

Our approach

We start with your vision and have a Strategic Briefing discussion, where we see what’s desirable and possible. Then, we work with you to crystalize the business impact you want to drive and we estimate your potential ROI. Finally, we help you design your solution, lab test it, and manage a secure pilot. Our team focuses on creating a great experience for your employees and the end users of your applications, while leveraging your investments for the greatest ROI.

To help align changes to your IT environment with your business goals:

  • A Strategic Briefing for Flexible Workstyle, facilitated by architect-level experts, explores options for deploying Windows and Office, building rich UI and touch-enabled, mission-critical apps; transforming desktop architectures; and learning how System Center Configuration Manager can help accelerate Windows deployment.

  • A Business Value Workshop focuses exclusively on quantifying the business value of your organization’s critical IT imperatives. Each stage of the workshop is governed by the size and complexity of your organization and by the knowledge of the individual stakeholders involved in the data-gathering process.

Microsoft Services can guide your team through a design-led engagement to build a Windows 8.1 application that can re-imagine how your organization works. Incredible efficiencies can be gained when you take advantage of new device form factors and usability designs. A number of solution elements can help you build an amazing user experience, including:

  • An Application Development Proof-of-Concept Workshop that will help you understand business value and get immersed in Windows 8.1 application development through hands-on development of a rapid prototype for executive demonstration (with an optional one-day infrastructure overview). This includes Windows 8.1 application coding labs for select enterprise line-of-business scenarios.

  • An Application Development Pilot Workshop that helps you design and develop a Windows 8.1 solution for a specific business scenario. These services include architecture and user experience design, followed by development of a test-ready application.

These services help assess the benefits of your solution’s infrastructure elements and assist in deploying it successfully:

  • Microsoft Services Windows 8.1 Proof of Concept explores how your business agility can be improved by allowing your employees to work from anywhere on any device, and how a set of well-defined and manageable services can reduce the total cost of ownership for your client systems.

  • The Production Pilot helps you understand the costs, process, and value of upgrading and deploying the latest operating system and Microsoft Office applications.

  • The System Center Configuration Management Deployment offering provides a structured and proven methodology, resources, and guidance to help you plan, design, and deploy System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.

  • The Windows XP Migration Jumpstart service is an accelerated and rapid solution to deploy your modern devices and ensure application compatibility.

  • The Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Proof of Concept identifies your needs and capabilities, helps you establish your vision, and then calculates the potential value of deploying a Windows VDI based on your objectives and key performance indicators.

  • The Microsoft Services Windows Internet Explorer Migration Workshop helps you understand the migration process from Internet Explorer 6 to the latest version, using a structured workshop targeted toward IT professionals and developers.


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