To facilitate first-line workers, Microsoft has been eager in introducing new Microsoft 365 plans. With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, Firstline workers have been facilitated from various ends in order to pave their way through any hurdles while at work.
The New Microsoft 365 plan for Frontline workers, called Microsoft 365 F1, was rolled out on the First of April 2020. The following products are included in this plan:
- Microsoft Teams
- Enterprise Security + Management
The plan costs $4 per user for a month. This plan brings forward secure and integrated experience for Firstline Workers making them collaborate better. With a Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication, the Firstline Workers are kept secure with the collaborative solutions effectively.
The Microsoft 365 F3 updated plan for first-line workers
Microsoft 365 F3 is also an updated version of the previously mentioned F1 plan. With this plan, the workers can get additional capabilities of Forms, Power Automate/Power Apps, and take advantage of Windows 10 E3 with only $10 per month per user.
Microsoft Teams is helping organization meet their team requirements. Poly Trio supports Teams and there are four scenarios under which organizations can make use of Teams:
- Native Mode
- Gateway Mode
- Hybrid Mode
- USB Mode
Native Mode and Gateway mode are Audio based, where, in the other two modes; there are options to enable Video deployments. This way, you meetups are smarter and smoother with Teams.
There is not much configuration for use. The devices are pretty neat and the technicalities within the Unified Communications Software (UCS) firmware are astounding since it handles most of the audio and video configurations in itself. This however is not in USB mode. In case of USB mode, the Trio is turned into a USB audio device which is controlled by separate video based endpoint like Teams.
In the Gateway mode, the configuration uses single registration into Skype for Business Online. Teams is getting popularity because sooner or later Microsoft will indulge Skype4B into Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft has been keen in facilitating all areas of life. This time it’s Healthcare. The demand of technology in healthcare is ever increasing. Microsoft has been learning throughout the years alongside industry experts regarding demands of health organizations to have a deep impact on people. In this regard, Microsoft Teams has been played an important role There have been three core innovations to facilitate healthcare IT industry:
- Microsoft 365 for health organizations: this introduces capabilities in Microsoft Teams that provides a secure hub for teams communications
- Azure API for FHIR®: This is a tool to share information in the cloud.
- Microsoft Healthcare Bot: It provides chatbots and AI bots which serve as virtual assistants to help healthcare organizations attain a diverse healthcare experience.
Many other benefits include enabling secure workflows in Microsoft Teams to protect patient data. Setting priority-based notifications, message delegation, ability to integrate FHIR-enabled electronic health records (EHR) data with Teams and many others.