Modern Workplace Quarterly Update

Microsoft regularly announces product updates to its Productivity, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S), and Windows & Devices solutions. Join the Modern Workplace Partner Community call on December 8 to hear about the recent developments.

Microsoft develops dynamic solutions that constantly evolve to meet customer needs. EM+S is a great example. When that solution first came out it included the services needed to protect the enterprise – Azure Active Directory Premium for hybrid identity, Intune as a mobile device management solution, and Azure Rights Management for data protection. However, the enterprise has changed since the product first launched, requiring different tools and solutions to provide the same level of service. The EM+S solution has evolved to include Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Information Protection, and Cloud App Discovery in its solution mix to ensure that we provide the security that modern enterprises need.


Modern Workplace Technical Community

I would also like to use this opportunity to highlight changes to our Partner Communities. You may have already seen the recent blog post from Scott Emigh, CTO, One Commercial Partner (OCP) announcing these changes. To align with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s vision of four major solution area pillars, we have consolidated three communities – Office 365, EM+S, and Windows & Devices – into one Modern Workplace Community. The previous communities were product focused, evident by the names, while the new Modern Workplace community is solution focused. Rest assured that the Modern Workplace community is still a destination for product specific information, however, you will now be able to learn about all the products that provide solutions for today’s Modern Workplace. The current Modern Workplace Community resources include: