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What is Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance?

 

A recent Upwork study found around a quarter of the professional workforce will work outside of the office by 2025. This shift to remote and hybrid work, away from the traditional ‘inside our four walls’ business model means the reliance on cloud and SaaS platforms, such as Microsoft 365, has drastically increased.

 

And if you’re reading this, that probably means someone at your office – or more likely a team – works remotely and you’ve got questions. Microsoft 365 is an excellent tool with plentiful security features that will keep your business compliant and working.

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Microsoft 365 vs. Office 2021: What’s The Difference?

Remember back in grade school, you learned about how all rectangles are squares but not all... wait, no, all squares are rectangles but not all... Anyway, the point is sometimes things are difficult to understand.

 

Here at PTG, we pride ourselves on unscrambling the proverbial egg. Understanding the differences between Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Office 2021 is a proverbial egg we can unscramble!

 

And while we like to mix metaphors, our goal is never to mix you up about the topic at hand. So let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Microsoft Viva: The Program You Didn't Know You Needed

We all carry memories of keystone moments with us, whether it’s learning about when Elvis died or the moment your company held a meeting saying you were working from home for a week or two while this COVID thing calmed down. Elvis’ legacy is still being debated decades after his passing, and some experiences that COVID brought us abruptly, like working from home, are definitely still a part of our day-to-day lives.

 

Nothing says 2022 like hybrid work. We’ve talked about it before... plenty... But seriously, according to nine out of ten executives polled by McKinsey, the hybrid work model is what to expect moving forward, and 35% of workers responding to a Qualtrics survey say they’re more likely to search for a new job if they are required to return to the office full-time.

 

But along the other blade of this double-edged sword is the lack of connection teams are now experiencing. Sure we’ve grown accustomed to working from home in some ways, but we’re missing the little moments that office work provides.

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Discover Microsoft 365's Top Features for Your Role

Remember back to sophomore year geometry class? When you got in trouble for saying math was boring, and Mrs. P said, and this is a direct quote, “We’ll never just have mega computers in our pockets capable of connecting us to the entirety of helpful, digital suite services, like Microsoft 365!”

Okay, maybe she didn’t say the last part about Microsoft 365. But the point is that, for a long time, people have been wrong about how younger generations will continue to utilize the technology at their fingertips.

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Should You Use Microsoft SharePoint for Document Management?

Document management is a tricky thing. While management may believe files are stored digitally and easy to access for those who need them, the rank-and-file who sift through the rank files will likely tell you a different story. Studies find that sorting through documents to find what your team needs adds up to over 21.3% of all productivity loss, and professionals take an average of 18 minutes to find each document they need. 

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