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I’ve Got Office 365, Now Where is the Intranet?

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Office 365 is an outstanding enterprise platform with multiple best-of-breed solutions such as Office, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Exchange Online, Skype for Business, Yammer, Delve, Microsoft Teams, Flow, PowerApps and more. Office 365 is our go-to platform for the modern intranet due to the wide variety of tools and broad capabilities that it offers. There is no doubt that the Office 365 platform delivers tremendous value, but what it does not deliver out-of-the-box is a cohesive intranet experience.
Let’s address the elephant in the room: if Office 365 does not deliver an out-of-the box intranet experience then why is it the go-to platform for intranets?
For a number of reasons:

  • Value: There is no other product set on the market that offers as much for the enterprise, Office 365 encompasses almost every aspect of the enterprise needs for collaboration, productivity, and messaging tools.
  • Interconnectivity: Office 365 allows our enterprise tools to seamlessly communicate, because they share a common login and security model.
  • Extensibility: Office 365 and particularly SharePoint Online provide a tremendous level of extensibility allowing us to create solutions that leverage the best of what Office 365 has to offer.

The key distinction is that Office 365 is a platform, not a solution. A platform provides the building blocks used to deliver a solution. Office 365 is a GREAT platform for delivering the a modern intranet solution. Our vision of the modern intranet leverages SharePoint to provide a modern intranet experience that puts your users at the center of the experience. The modern intranet solution surfaces the highest value features of Office 365, making them accessible from a unified intranet experience.
Our approach builds upon SharePoint, going beyond its native capabilities to provide solutions targeted for intranet functionality for corporate communications, departmental sites, enhanced content management, mobility, and much more. Learn more about our modern intranet approach by downloading our white paper.

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