In business, employee collaboration with colleagues inside and outside of the company is the name of the game. Finding a balance between readily sharing files and protecting corporate assets is crucial. At Microsoft IT, we get it. With over 400,000 SharePoint team sites, intranet portals, and OneDrive for Business sites, we have a lot to manage. Learn how we use custom solutions, organizational policy, Office 365, and Azure Active Directory to help manage, govern, and protect our data in a highly collaborative environment.
To combat cyber attacks and protect against urgent threats, Microsoft amasses billions of signals for a holistic view of the security ecosystem—giving our company and customers relevant, contextual threat intelligence that’s built into products like Office 365, Windows, and Azure. To more quickly detect, investigate, and respond to email threats, Microsoft IT uses Threat Explorer in Office 365 Threat Intelligence for broad threat visibility, along with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Exchange Online Protection.
At Microsoft IT, providing great user experiences for employees is more than just product improvement—it’s about enhancing end-to-end experiences that span products and services. Anisha Gautam, Senior Program Manager in Microsoft IT, discusses broad experiences like finding, meeting, collaborating, supporting, and communicating. She talks about how we’re applying data science—using machine learning and algorithms—to analyze user feedback and data from products and services.
To transform the process of certifying mobile apps and publishing them to the Company Portal, Microsoft IT built Enterprise Mobile App Publishing (EMAP). EMAP uses automated workflows created in Azure Logic Apps and gives us the ability to submit apps to publishing through HockeyApp. This streamlined and automated publishing process better supports Agile development at Microsoft.
Microsoft products make board meetings at Microsoft successful. Between Outlook scheduling, OneNote collaboration tools, and secure storage for agenda content in SharePoint Online, the Office of the Corporate Secretary efficiently organizes meetings. Quality and feature updates in Windows 10 make it easy for Executive Support Services to keep executives’ devices up to date. Surface Hub with Windows 10, apps like Whiteboard and Skype for Business, and integrated AV technologies make a flexible, easy-to-manage collaboration workspace.
Statistics tell the story—whether they’re about a baseball team or managing one’s own time, the metrics speak. Just as the Oakland A’s built a winning team by analyzing stats, Microsoft employees use data about time management and communication at work to improve personal productivity. Take a lesson from Jace Moreno, a Skype for Business product manager, who describes the “gut punch” he received when he first reviewed his MyAnalytics dashboard. Instead of avoiding the stats, he used them to improve his habits and effectiveness.