Tips on Transitioning into a Remote Workplace with Microsoft Power Platform – 365 Mechanix

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July 13, 2020

Tips on Transitioning into a Remote Workplace with Microsoft Power Platform

Over the last few months, we have seen a huge shift from office to remote working. Businesses are encouraging their employees to work from home, to prioritise their health and safety, as keep them employed during the Pandemic. Working from home presents many benefits and challenges to employees and employers. Working from home provides flexibility and convenience for employees by working from their home.

For employers, in the long-term they may be able to save on overhead costs such as office space. However, working from home does have its challenges. Staying productive, motivated and maintaining the same dynamic and trust as an in house team can be difficult. If your business has shifted to a remote workplace, you can be productive, maintain connectivity and consistency with Microsoft Power Platform.

Here’s how Microsoft Power Platform can help your business transition to a remote workplace:

  1. Cloud based sharing

Working from home means you need to be able to access documents anywhere. The first thing is to ensure your documents are stored on the cloud. This allows your employees to easily access documents, data and information easily from the convenience of their home. Azure, a public cloud computing platform, can be used to provide solutions from analytics, networking to storage. It also has built-in capabilities so you can customise your user and data management.

  1. Collaboration through SharePoint

SharePoint gives your organisation the power to collaborate, share information between employees to make informed team decisions and enhance productivity. Through using SharePoint lists and libraries with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, your employees can create forms and workflows and distribute it on Microsoft Teams. This makes it easier and quicker for you to discuss and converse ideas as if you were in the office.

  1. Communicating Virtually Through Microsoft Teams

Are you wondering how you can keep in contact with your workplace from home? Microsoft Teams makes it easy for you to communicate and collaborate on projects. It works across all your devices, enabling you to stay connected through group chats, online meetings, calling functions and web conferencing.

  1. Security and Protection of Information

There’s always a concern regarding the security of your business information. Microsoft are dedicated to improving their products, implementing built-in security, to prevent cybersecurity breaches. Additionally, Azure has built-in intelligence, control and services to protect your information. These work across identity, data, networking and applications. It helps strengthen your security system and enable you to detect problems and protect against potential threats.

  1. Improve work patterns with MyAnalytics

Using AI-powered technology, MyAnalytics allows you to explore your work patterns and learn how to work smarter. It can help you delegate and manage your day by better organising meetings, staying up-to-date with emails and ensuring follow up with clients and colleagues.

Get in contact with us to find out more about how Microsoft Power Platform can help you business transition to remote.

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