Microsoft 365 – A Decade of continuous improvement

Since its launch a decade ago, Office 365 has grown to over 300 million commercial paid seats. Along the way, Microsoft has continuously re-invested to meet the changing needs of its customers. Four years ago, Microsoft 365 was introduced to bring together the best of Office, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). That same year Microsoft added Microsoft Teams as the only integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—right in the flow of work. In fact, since introducing Microsoft 365 they have added 24 applications to the suites—Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Stream, Planner, Visio, OneDrive, Yammer, and Whiteboard—and have released over 1,400 new features and capabilities in three key areas.

  • Communication and Collaboration
    • Microsoft Teams is the new front end across work, life, and learning for more than 250 million monthly active users. Teams is the integrated solution where you can meet, chat, call, collaborate, and automate business processes—with the power of the Office apps—all within the flow of work. Microsoft has added and expanded OneDrive cloud storage and Exchange Online mailboxes.
  • Security and Compliance
    • Microsoft has added capabilities like data loss prevention (DLP) for email and documents, sensitivity labels, and message encryption to help keep important data within the organization. Microsoft has added powerful compliance capabilities that help organizations reduce risk and respond to increasing regulatory requirements such as Content Search, eDiscovery, and core Litigation Hold.
  • AI and Automation
    • Microsoft has introduced AI-powered innovations to help users be better writers, designers, and presenters. Cloud-powered AI now automatically creates maps, charts, and tables in Excel, sorts email, and removes clutter in Outlook. AI-powered real-time translation, captions, and transcription make collaboration and communication more accessible and engaging for everyone.
  • Extending Audio Conferencing Capabilities
    • Microsoft is announcing that they will add unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across their enterprise, business, frontline, and government suites. Unlimited dial-in provides peace of mind that users will be able to join their Microsoft Teams meeting from virtually any device regardless of location.