Gary and I had a great time in Washington DC at the Microsoft Inspire 2017 event. 

 

One of the key announcements at Inspire was Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 is a combination of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility & Security.  Now, in addition to the traditional applications seen in Office 365, additional features include the ability to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro and the ability to protect your company data across multiple devices.  So when a member of staff leaves your organisation, any data they hold about you or your customers can be securely erased from all their devices.

 

Microsoft Office 365 is available in two styles; Business and Enterprise, to meet the needs of organisations of any size.

 

The product is currently in preview and will be available to purchase towards the end of 2017.

 

GDPR

 

GDPR was a big focus this year at Inspire and will have a significant effect on the way most companies do business  It imposes a number of requirements on the way you collect and store data on your customers as well as their rights to access.  We can advise on how GDPR will affect your business plus recommend and design methods for your systems to become GDPR compliant.

 

Microsoft Devices

 

Microsoft devices featured heavily this year; from the New Surface Pro, the Surface laptop to the really impressive Surface Hub.  Microsoft devices look set to change the way we do business. All feature enhanced security and run Windows 10 to help deliver a seamless method of using IT systems, both on-premise and in the cloud. Windows Hello allows you to log in just by looking at the screen, reducing the number of complex passwords you have to remember.