Ever wonder what innovative tool Microsoft is building into Microsoft 365 next? Is there something you wish it had or something that would help you be more productive? Maybe if you knew about a new option before it came out, you could create a strategic advantage for your team.
We know that Microsoft is constantly improving its tools. New features come out that most businesses aren’t even aware of. I have had clients ask me for a technology solution to a problem and many times I tell them they already have it.
Budget for Your Future
When your company is evaluating and budgeting for new tools, it’s important to know what Microsoft is working on developing right now. The Microsoft 365 Roadmap website provides you with this information. It has three main sections:
- In Development
- Rolling Out
Within those sections, you can narrow down the search by variables such as:
- Product (Work, Excel, Azure, Bookings)
- Release Phase
- New & Updated Features
Email Encryption Feature for Financial Firms
Recently, I sat down with a client who wanted to move away from their onsite exchange server for email and was considering Microsoft 365. As a financial firm, they needed email encryption. With their level of service, email encryption was an easy and inexpensive add-on. When I searched the Microsoft 365 Roadmap website for innovative email encryption tools, I found one that gave their users the ability to revoke or pull back an email already sent without asking an admin to do it for them. This turned out to be a valuable time-saving tool for their financial office that cost them next to nothing.
If you need a feature and have been wishing someone would come out with it, check out the Microsoft 365 Roadmap site. If you don’t have the time, give your managed services provider a call. Our service engineers at Integrinet IT love to keep updated on Microsoft’s developments. As of today, September 23, 2020 there are 1,106 updates in the queue. We can help you find the tools you need to increase your business productivity.