A secure yet collaborative work environment is one of the most difficult things to ensure within your organization. Many of us are working from home or a hybrid mix of office and home. No matter what your work situation is, you should be able to have a secure business environment that will enable productivity and allow for a positive experience. The Microsoft 365 platform is designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps, intelligent cloud services, and world-class security (Microsoft.com). They have multiple integrated applications and functions available to ensure your business is running the way you want it to, no matter what your business model looks like. Below we will discuss multiple different functions Microsoft 365 has so your business can maximize your Microsoft 365 experience 

Access to Any Application at Any Time 

Single Sign On (SSO) is one of the highlights within Microsoft 365. SSO allows you to access a multitude of applications with one password. This saves you from having to remember multiple different passwords and allows you to easily access and connect all your applications. This will not only improve user experience but also reduces the number of tickets submitted internally due to forgotten passwords and login issues. SSO can also ensure you have a secure business environment by requiring multi-factor authentication when signing on to halt anyone from outside the organization from attempting to log in.  

Secure and Manage Applications for Your Business 

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that provides mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). This feature allows you to control how your company’s devices are being used. This includes not only computers, but mobile phone, tablets and laptops as well. Intune also allows you to create different policies to control different applications. For example, you can create conditional access for certain applications which only allows specific IP addresses to use these applications. Intune can also be integrated with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), which is a user portal that holds all applications in one place. Azure AD works with SSO, so you can spend less time logging on to specific applications and more time using them for important tasks. Adding to Azure AD is as easy as looking through their app gallery and connecting your software as a service (Saas) applications to your Microsoft 365 account. Choose from thousands of pre-integrated applications, including popular ones like Workday, ServiceNow, SuccessFactors, Adobe, Concur, and Workplace by Facebook. With all the applications you use in one place and the ability to control how these are being used will boost productivity, improve security measures and help avoid endless trips to the IT help desk.  

Improve Your Security Stance 

Microsoft 365 makes it easy for you to have a secure business environment within your organization by providing integrated applications and security tools you can implement. You can integrate Microsoft Defender with Microsoft Intune as a Mobile Threat Defense solution. This integration can help you prevent security breaches and limit the impact of breaches within an organization. Both of this software also work with most devices including ones that run android, iOS/PadOS and Windows 10 or later to ensure you are protected no matter where, when, or how you are working. Microsoft 365 also has a built-in advanced threat protection software called Azure ATP which is able to detect advanced malicious attacks leveraging both cloud and on-premises signals, reducing false positives, and providing an end-to-end investigation experience including across endpoint and identity with Windows Defender ATP integrated application.  

No matter what your workday looks like, having a productive and secure business environment is one of the most important aspects to consider. Microsoft 365 can give you all of that and more and it is important to know what features it can offer. When your business begins to maximize your Microsoft 365 experience, the possibilities within your organization are endless.  

By leveraging a certified Microsoft partner like CompuData , we can provide you with the expertise to reap the benefits of Microsoft 365​. If you are interested in learning how to maximize your Microsoft 365 experience, please email us!

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Author: Madison Liloia

Madison is a marketing professional who recently graduated from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She joined Compudata in 2020 as the Marketing Coordinator, working directly with all departments of the company. She considers herself a lifelong learner and is passionate about helping others. Her background includes experience in technology and software solutions, mainly in the product marketing and communications field. She is a South Jersey native but now lives in Philadelphia and enjoys exploring the city, her favorite restaurant being Barcelona Wine Bar in East Passyunk.