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The 'Modern Desktop' from Microsoft

October 29, 2018 | Posted in:

Digital Transformation, Cloud, Technology Trends

Posted by Kent Goodrow

Microsoft 365

In this cloud-first, accessible-anywhere world of computing, there are many questions around how your organization's users access cloud data that was once secured within your on-premises network.  In the traditional sense, in-house technologies have been used to deploy workstations, manage endpoints, and enforce required security policies.  However, what do you do when neither your users nor your data reside within the office? 

In this blog article, I will be discussing a newer Microsoft-created technology that is becoming today's 'Modern Desktop.' A bundle, if you wish, of email, collaboration tools, mobility, security, and more.

Enter Microsoft’s 'Modern Desktop' Solution – Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is not to be confused with Office 365. Microsoft 365, also known as 'Modern Desktop,' is comprised of three main components: Office 365, the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite (EMS), and Windows 10.  All three together provide cloud-managed desktop deployment, endpoint and application management, security and policy enforcement, and collaboration capabilities in a single solution. All together, they create a more flexible and secure migration to the cloud.  

Where do I begin?

Now, you're probably wondering whether all of the above features of Microsoft 365 can be used by your organization. The answer to that question differs based on the nature of your business requirements, core applications, and data. The questions that SE can help you answer include, but are not limited to: 

  • Where do my applications and data live today?
  • How do my end users access these applications and data, and from where?
  • Am I using the proper solutions to secure my applications, data, and end users?
  • How can my end users be more productive… everywhere?
  • How and when do I adopt these solutions into my technology road map?

A good in-depth discussion around the answers to the above questions will help guide the decision about moving to Microsoft 365. 

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KGoodrowKent Goodrow is a an Account Manager at Systems Engineering (SE) offering clients a long-term strategic approach when dealing with their networks, technology plans, and future growth goals. He has been with SE for eight years and began SE as a Core Engineer assisting clients with their in-house network environments.