Microsoft 365 Plus the Always Expanding Office 365 Portfolio

July 10 2017 02:00:00 PM Add/Read Comments [0]

July 10th at Microsoft Inspire, their Worldwide Business Partner conference, Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365, a new purchasing model that bundles Windows + Office 365 + Enterprise Mobility and Security.

They also introduced three new (SMB focused) business applications... plus made MileIQ available to select O365 plans.

  • Microsoft Connections—A simple-to-use email marketing service.
  • Microsoft Listings—An easy way to publish your business information on top sites.
  • Microsoft Invoicing—A new way to create professional invoices and get paid fast

Microsoft Continues To Strive for the Modern Workplace

I was very pleased to see Microsoft continue to push the messages around the intersection of Personal Productivity/Team Collaboration and Artificial Intelligence. In the keynote, they demonstrated several scenarios where Office365 is being enhanced with automation from Cortana and Microsoft Cognitive Services. Perhaps the most impressive (Future of Work) demo was how Microsoft combines Yammer and Stream to hold all company town hall meetings, where the talks are transcribed and translated in real time by Microsoft's AI tools.

Here is the information I collected during the keynote: