Sometimes, IT and business leaders must decide whether to build a new app or modify an existing one. Valuable development time can be wasted if a solution is already available. To make it easy to find useful apps, Microsoft IT created AppSource, which contains more than 500 apps, content packs, add-ins, and extensions that enhance and extend proven Microsoft solutions. AppSource apps work with Dynamics 365, Power BI, Office 365, and Azure. It’s a cost-effective, turnkey solution that’s helping us—and our customers—accelerate digital transformation.
To optimize complex transactions and contracts worldwide, Microsoft IT designed a new system based on Dynamics 365. It automates business processes and accommodates customized workflow management for our business units. Moving Microsoft contracts and transactions through a structured process helps us coordinate people and cases efficiently.
IT Showcase brought together IT Experts from our Cloud at Microsoft course to answer your questions about how Microsoft IT designs, develops, implements, and monitors cloud solutions at Microsoft. In this session, they discuss infrastructure as code, Azure security, strategies for migrating applications, cloud adoption challenges, Azure architecture, data management in Azure, and much more.
When universal design principles challenged our thinking, Microsoft IT took accessibility to a new level with the design of our updated lobby experience. Not only did we incorporate accessible features into the multitouch technologies throughout our new lobbies, we leveraged personas to build inclusive improvements into our designs from the start. The holistic approach goes beyond typical accessibility scenarios—it provides an improved experience across a broad audience by addressing more subtle, situational impairments.
At Microsoft IT, we’re embracing digital transformation and moving from rigid, process-centered operations to an agile, customer-focused organization that runs in Azure. Now, our operations are based on modern DevOps engineering principles. We’re engaging with our business partners, empowering and training our employees, and reinventing our services.
At Microsoft, MS Sales is our standard revenue reporting system—it’s critical to data analysis, strategic management, and financial decisions. Microsoft IT plans to migrate its on-premises infrastructure to Azure to meet challenges of scale, agility, and complexity. With that, we’re evaluating the system’s design and function for success in the cloud. Our migration strategy involves a variety of approaches—including the application of virtual machines, microservice components, and big data processing.