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Author: Michael Panciroli

Michael Panciroli

Michael Panciroli is a Partner Technical Architect currently working with Microsoft’s most strategic and competitive partners on the SWARM team within the One Commercial Partner organization. The SWARM team is a group of individuals with deep business and technical skills, focused on helping partners build cloud practices, develop IP, and equip their technical teams to be successful. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael was an Associate Partner and served as Technology Discipline Director for a national systems integrator.

How to drive successful Modern Workplace engagement through Microsoft Teams

Happy New Year! This month, we’ll kick off our Modern Workplace Productivity Community calls with a topic that helps your customers successfully onboard to Microsoft Teams, while providing you with an opportunity to expand your portfolio by offering new services. A focus on customer success and adoption change management has quickly gone from buzzwords to secret weapons in driving long-term,….

Microsoft Information Protection and Unified Labeling

If you attended the Microsoft Ignite conference or read the about the Modern Workplace announcements at the event, you may have learned about some exciting privacy and compliance announcements. Yes, I used exciting and compliance in the same sentence! At Microsoft Ignite, we announced the availability of centralized management of labels and protection settings in the Security & Compliance Center.….

Learn what Microsoft Teams has to offer for firstline workers

If you attended the Microsoft Ignite conference or read the about the Modern Workplace announcements at the event, you may have learned that firstline worker capabilities are coming to Microsoft Teams. This announcement is a game-changer for partners considering offers and services to firstline workers. To start let’s define who we mean when we talk about firstline workers. Firstline workers….

Microsoft Inspire: Recommended teamwork and intelligent communications sessions

It’s a great year to be attending Microsoft Inspire! This year, you’ll find an array of new opportunities to explore and consider for growing your business. Make the most of your time investment by reviewing the Modern Workplace Teamwork and Intelligent Communications sessions you’d like to attend, then adding them to your personal MyInspire agenda. While there are many great sessions to….

New to Microsoft Office 365: Attack Simulator, Data Privacy, and DSR updates

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last month, we announced several new services and capabilities to Office 365 that can help partners to expand their security and compliance practice and their revenue potential. You can read about all of the announcements from RSA on our Microsoft 365 for Partners blog. This post focuses on two of those security and….

Innovations and opportunities with Microsoft Teams

Last month at Enterprise Connect, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of Microsoft Teams and shared that over 200K organizations are using Microsoft Teams adding 75,000 new organizations in 6 months. Late last year, we announced that we were bringing the Skype for Business capabilities into Teams—since that announcement, we’ve seen nearly 70% of our Skype for Business enterprise customers in….

Firstline Worker opportunities for Office 365 Partners

If you haven’t yet considered how the new value we included in Microsoft Office 365 F1 for Firstline Workers could grow your practice, I encourage you to take a closer look. In this blog post I will recap that value, the opportunity for Office 365 partners, and provide some resources for you to develop an offering. A survey by Harvard….

New toolkits for security and GDPR

Join our January 12th call—Security & Compliance Update for Office 365 Partners – to learn about new toolkits for security and GDPR, as well as the Compliance Manager and new updates to Threat Intelligence. Security is big business and continues to demand a growing percentage of the overall IT budget. When it comes to productivity software, Microsoft 365 and Office….

Modern Workplace – Collaboration and Voice: Modernizing your SharePoint practice

Digital transformation is driving growth across Microsoft 365, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft OneDrive. As part of Microsoft 365, SharePoint and OneDrive connect the workplace with intelligent content management and intranets. Momentum is strong with more than 300,000 organizations taking advantage of SharePoint and OneDrive as part of Office 365, including 85% of the Fortune 500 companies. There is an extraordinary….

Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation

By Michael Panciroli, Partner Technical Architect – Modern Workspace  In May 2018, a new European Union (EU) privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect and sets a new bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance. GDPR gives individuals greater control over their personal data and imposes many new obligations on organizations that collect, handle, or analyze….

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