With an immense amount of data to manage across business groups, Microsoft IT continually works to develop logical methods to store and retrieve business intelligence data. We developed a solution with Cortana Intelligence Suite on Azure that optimizes predictive analytics for our marketing teams. The tools are customizable and scalable, and they allow us to look at big data with accurate predictive models in an automated workflow, for quicker and deeper insights into our business.
Microsoft IT is improving the accuracy of forecasted sales revenue for our sellers, sales managers, and sales executives. We’re consolidating sales tools to provide an easier, more holistic user experience throughout the sales cycle. We’re also using predictive analytics—built on Azure Machine Learning and open-source technologies—to help the sales team gain better insights for pipeline management, forecasting, quota attainment, consumption, and annuity.
Learn how Office 365 can help you tackle your next research project, from start to finish. Whether you work on a Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android device, you can start with OneNote to record ideas and notes, then prepare to collaborate in a shared workspace with Office 365 Groups. Track your project schedule with Microsoft Planner and document your process and work in Word. Finally, create a PowerPoint presentation and share videos that you create with the Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint.
Learn how to plan and create a dashboard with Microsoft Excel 2016 in Office 365. A dashboard can make it easier to collect, analyze, and share your data; giving you valuable insights into your business. You can use queries to connect to external data, choose from a variety of charts to display data, drill down into details with a PivotChart, and apply conditional formatting to visually highlight trends.
New capabilities make it easier than ever to deploy Office 365 and manage ongoing updates. Microsoft IT used System Center Configuration Manager to automate the upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus 2016. We also used update channels, now available for Office 365, to specify the cadence for ongoing Office updates. They are delivered on a schedule that works best for users’ business needs. As a result, our users enjoyed one of the smoothest upgrade experiences ever.
When Microsoft IT deployed Skype for Business 2015 to support our highly mobile global user base, our goal was to provide the best user experience in the industry. We learned valuable lessons about hardware requirements, managing our complex network, accommodating diverse and remote clients, and running a unified communications platform in a hybrid cloud environment. We also helped develop a Call Quality Dashboard to help other organizations optimize the user experience.
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