One year in: 7 urgent trends for leaders in the shift to hybrid work
In April 2020—just a month into a global pandemic that triggered a worldwide move to remote work—my team and I shared early research on how work was changing. There was so much we didn’t know back then, but we did know there was no going back. As I said at the time, “This moment will change the way we work and connect with each other forever.”
To succeed in a new world of work, leaders need to embrace extreme flexibility. Here’s how.
At Ignite this week, we’re announcing many new features and capabilities to help everyone thrive in a new hybrid world of work.
We have learned over the past year that no business is impervious to everything. We also learned—or were reminded—how critical manufacturing ecosystems are to our daily lives.
In a time of hybrid work business leaders want to empower people to come together and share their best ideas. We want to help with solutions that are fluid, dynamic, and cloud powered to enable collaboration from anywhere. Over the past year, we’ve learned a lot about working remotely, but recognize that spontaneous creativity and…
In the northern hemisphere, spring is upon us. Spring is often a time of anticipation for warmer weather and long days spent outside. And the anticipation is greater this spring as some parts of the world make progress against the COVID-19 pandemic, creating the possibility of increased mobility and social interaction later this year. For…
Millions of people rearranged their lives to work from home and on the frontlines in 2020. Among those millions were the thousands who work right here at Microsoft—and our challenges aren’t so different from yours. How do we stay connected, informed, and motivated as we transition to the new hybrid work reality?
Even before COVID-19 turned our lives upside down, a new generation of digital tools was opening up new possibilities for the future of work. What we didn’t expect was that this future would arrive almost overnight last March, as millions of businesses around the world responded to the pandemic by moving to remote and hybrid…
Windows 10 in cloud configuration: The cost-effective, secure, and simple solution for the new digital workforce
From remote and hybrid employees to frontline workers in the field, empowering everyone with the secure solution for cloud-optimized devices.
What’s the one essential you’d go back home for if forgotten? Maybe it’s your mask. But also, your mobile phone, right? Your personal organizer, your digital wallet, your instant camera—your mobile device has become the most essential tool you use to stay connected to the people and things that are important at home, at the office,…
This month, we’re announcing the general availability of highly requested features Tasks publishing and Breakout rooms in Teams along with new capabilities in Teams and Microsoft 365 services.
People are at the heart of every organization’s success. The pandemic has brought into sharp focus just how truly essential the frontline retail workforce is to our lives and global economy. Learn how retailers can empower their frontline workforce with Microsoft Teams exceed customer expectations, make products and processes better, and create connections across the entire organization.
The Starbucks app in Microsoft Teams—a new way to show appreciation for your colleagues this holiday season and beyond
The new Starbucks app makes it easy to treat your colleagues to coffee by sending a Starbucks eGift within Microsoft Teams this holiday season and beyond, plus new backgrounds from Starbucks to add holiday cheer to your meetings.
Microsoft 365 native app support for Apple Silicon Macs.
New features include holiday-inspired backgrounds, Breakout rooms and tips for hosting a virtual office holiday party.
Over 200 million users rely on SharePoint as Microsoft is again recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Content Services Platforms Magic Quadrant Report
Today, we are honored that for the fourth year in a row Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the Content Services Platforms Magic Quadrant for 2020.
Earlier this year, IT leaders around the globe were forced to reprioritize their roadmaps, resources, and budgets to equip employees for remote work practically overnight. Suddenly, the use of video communications skyrocketed. People adjusted quickly to moving meetings online, but one of the most notable challenges driven by the shift to remote work has been…
At Microsoft, we believe that data-driven insights are crucial to empowering people and organizations to achieve more. We also believe that privacy is a human right, and we’re deeply committed to the privacy of every person who uses our products. As part of that commitment, today we’re making changes to Productivity Score.
Microsoft Teams has become the new way to work for over 115 million daily users who come together every day to meet, call, chat, and collaborate. Today, we are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader for both Meeting Solutions and Unified Communications as a Service in their latest Magic Quadrants. Microsoft was…