Microsoft Office 365 – Firstline Workforce

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Microsoft 365 F1 – The new name for ‘K’ series licenses.

These ‘FIRSTLINE’ worker licenses are designed to provide an extensive bundle of services and tools for users at the ‘coalface’ – at an affordable price point.

Firstline Workers comprise the majority of our global workforce. Numbering two billion people worldwide, they are the people behind the counter, on the phone, in the clinics, on the shop floor, and in the field. They are often the first to engage customers, the first to represent a company’s brand, and the first to see products and services in action. They form the backbone of many of the world’s largest industries, and without them, the ambitions of many organizations could not be brought to life

The introduction of Microsoft 365 F1 represents a significant next step towards our vision of involving the Firstline Workforce in digital transformation by empowering every worker with technology.

Transforming the Firstline Worker experience

Microsoft 365 F1 includes the capabilities and tools to enable every worker to turn their ideas into action. It fosters culture and community, with Skype Meeting Broadcast for interactive townhall meetings and Yammer to help employees find and share best practices across the company.

Microsoft 365 F1 makes it easy to train and upskill employees, with Microsoft Stream to share dynamic, role-based content and video, and SharePoint to easily distribute onboarding and training materials and manage institutional knowledge in one secure place.

It supports firstline productivity and digitizes business processes, with Microsoft StaffHub, a purpose-built app for Firstline Workers to manage their workday and Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to automate everyday activities. Today, we’re announcing new capabilities coming to StaffHub, including the ability for employees to clock in/out and track tasks. We are also making it easier for employees to stay connected in StaffHub, by integrating messaging with Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork, and highlighting corporate announcements made in Yammer. Finally, we’re enabling customers to connect StaffHub to workforce management systems and other tools with the availability of general APIs.

Microsoft 365 F1 streamlines IT management, minimizes cost, and extends security to all employees and endpoints. Azure Active Directory provides management of employee identity and access; Microsoft Intune helps secure devices; and new features in Windows 10 simplify the management of Firstline Workers’ experiences, supporting locked down single purpose devices with Windows Assigned Access and automated deployment with Windows AutoPilot

Workday management

Microsoft StaffHub helps Firstline Workers manage their work days with schedule management, information sharing, and the ability to connect to other work-related apps and resources from a mobile device or browser.

Email and calendar

Get business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook browser experience. Included is a 2 GB per user mailbox, attachments up to 150 MB, anti-malware protection, and anti-spam filtering. Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) is supported for phones and POP support for desktop email clients.

Messaging, Presence, and Meetings

Use messaging to quickly connect with co-workers, let people know your availability with online status and attend Skype for Business broadcast meetings in a browser or on nearly any device. 

Hub for teamwork

Connect your teams with Microsoft Teams in Office 365 and bring together chat, content, people, and tools in one place so your teams have instant access to everything they need. 

File storage and sharing

OneDrive for Business gives each user 2GB of personal cloud storage that is accessible from anywhere. Easily share documents and send email attachments and control who can see and edit each file.

Intranet access

Provide secure access to company intranet resources such as training content, reference material, and company news and information from a browser and on mobile devices with the SharePoint Mobile App.

Corporate social network

Discuss ideas, share updates, and crowdsource answers from coworkers across your organization. Yammer gives you a faster, smarter way to connect and collaborate across your company.

Office Online

Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents in the browser versions of the Office applications.

Professional digital storytelling

With Sway, you can easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings, and more—right from your phone, tablet, or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen.

Enterprise video service

Create, manage, and share videos securely across your organization. Microsoft Stream makes it easy for everyone to collaborate with video to stay connected to the content that matters most.

Workflow automation

Build automated workflows between apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more with Microsoft Flow – no coding required.

Web and mobile app development

Quickly build and publish custom business apps for web and mobile with PowerApps. Choose from templates or start from scratch to extend your business data – no coding required.

Apps for Office and SharePoint

New third-party and customer-developed apps work with Office and SharePoint to bring web services right into your documents and sites.

 

Contact Transparity to find out more……

Contact Tim Hannibal or David Jobbins at:

email: hello@transparity.co.uk

Tel: 01202 800000

 

Credit: blogs.office.com

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