Yet another breakthrough in terms of enabling people and their organizations achieve more and continue to succeed. The Microsoft Inspire event at Washington DC, on Monday, looked like a deep sea excavation throwing back amazing revelations and changing the face of the industry. They unveiled Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Azure Stack being obtainable to order and 2 new business applications to assist partners to connect with customers.
Empowering us all…
The new revelation Microsoft 365 is drawn from the best Microsoft’s commercial products across Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility and Security. As we are at the heart of digital transformation, it provides us greater flexibility to work where and how we want and provides us with new ways to collaborate with others, all while protecting our data too.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
The two offering introduced by Microsoft are Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. What does it mean to all of us?
Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a Secure Productive Enterprise, which includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Microsoft 365 Business on the other hand is designed to provide small and medium sized businesses with a complete productivity and security suite while streamlining IT management. It includes Office 365 Business Premium, Security, and Management for Office applications and Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft 365 is a new cohesive approach to how Microsoft markets its commercial offerings and reflects the shift partners and customers are making.
— Windows (@Windows) July 10, 2017
It also represents an opportunity for partners to increase the deal size, differentiate offerings and grow managed services revenue.
More so, with hardware partners, EMC, HPE, Lenovo, and DELL, Microsoft announced the Azure Stack, which is now available to order. It is an extension of Azure to bring cloud computing to an on-premises environment and enable hybrid cloud scenarios. Azure Stack offers a hybrid cloud platform. It extends the Microsoft Azure ecosystem opportunity by serving to partners grow their Azure business and cater to a larger market through the hybrid scenarios.