Forrester has recently completed a Total Economic Impact assessment of Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate. Made generally available in October 2019, following a two-year public preview, Power Apps is a Microsoft service for building and using custom business apps connecting your data and work across mobile and the web. The public preview attracted 124,000 users from 46,000 ...

During the recent Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced the launch of Project Cortex, the company's first new commercial product since the launch of Microsoft Teams in 2017. The full press release is reprinted below. In private preview mode, Project Cortex will become generally available in the first half of 2020. Look out for future Bridgeall blog posts advising customers ...

On Monday of this week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) aimed at simplifying the deployment of virtual desktops while at the same time providing a less expensive licensing model. Providing simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimised for Office 365 ProPlus and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Ser ...

Forrester’s annual Wave reports for ECM Content Platforms and Cloud Content Platforms has placed Microsoft 365 consistently in the "Leaders" position stating that “Microsoft leads the pack with its global scale and support for the full content lifecycle” with M365 being “the best fit for companies that want a single source of cloud content services”. The reports conclude that ...

As stated in previous blog posts, Microsoft is positioning Teams as the enterprise hub for teamwork and collaboration combining chat, video meetings, calling and files into a single, integrated app. Used by over 13 million people worldwide, effective use of Teams has become critical for empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace. The video below presents a short overview of ...

Our Change Leaders Forum ‘Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace’ takes place on the 30th of October. The Forum will examine the issues and challenges facing public and private sector organisations in building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, the progress being made benchmarked against accepted best practice, barriers to be overcome, with highly practical advice for ‘gettin ...

Twenty-five questions to help you assess whether there is a need for change within your organisation. To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following? Our organisation is too hierarchical, bureaucratic and controlling. Excessive use of email has become a major productivity buster. We have too many pointless meetings to attend. Major scope for productivity improve ...

Forrester has recognised Microsoft Power BI as a leader in their latest Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019 report. Referring to Power BI as a 'a killer BI platform', the report recommends that 'organisations consider Power BI as their main enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere'. Benchmarked against leading competitors, the report stat ...

With evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central and local government towards Office 365 and the cloud (see Government Pushes O365 and the Cloud for Public Sector Organisations), Microsoft have released a new White Paper addressing common security and isolation concerns pertinent to worldwide public sector organisations.  The paper also explores the t ...

Scotland’s productivity has been stagnant for the last decade. We remain stuck in a second quartile position, ranked 16th out of 37 OECD countries. The position for the UK is no better with productivity remaining close to bottom of the G7 league table.  For both public and private sector organisations, there are two main ways of improving this.  We could all work longer hours ...