Igloo and Microsoft share the same vision: to improve workplace experiences and help employees achieve more. That’s why we’ve joined forces in a strategic partnership to bring innovative solutions to the market — supporting digital transformation, and addressing systemic issues impacting workplace productivity and employee engagement.
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Jason Brommet, Director of Partner Strategy and GTM, Microsoft Canada, shares insights on the trends impacting digital workplace transformation and how the partnership with Igloo has the ability to change the way people work.
Igloo offers out-of-the-box integrations with Office 365, enabling you to take full advantage of the collaboration and productivity benefits of Office 365 in a single destination. Employees get a seamless view into their work, regardless of the application they’re using, so they’re more productive, informed and engaged. And integration with SharePoint and OneDrive for Business means all content is accessible in one place, while Yammer and Skype give employees more ways to connect.
File sharing is at the heart of collaboration and communication, but as a process, it’s largely broken. Files are dispersed across corporate servers or stranded in inboxes. When files are separated from related conversations and processes, the context gets lost in the shuffle.
Collaborate in context by surfacing specific folders or files from OneDrive and SharePoint anywhere in your Igloo. Need to make edits? Files will launch in Office Online where changes are saved and surfaced back in Igloo, automatically.
Drive a self-service culture by collaborating in Office and publishing final content to Igloo. When files are stored directly in Igloo, you can manage them in Windows Explorer via the Igloo Desktop Tool without needing to download local copies. Files will automatically open in Office and save back to Igloo. You can also do this from your web browser.
Igloo also offers simple federated search, out-of-the box. Search across all of your file repositories from a single search interface and ensure that your teams are quickly getting what they need — no matter where it’s stored.
Teams work best together when they can effectively communicate and collaborate, from anywhere.
Use Igloo to find people with the expertise you need, then chat in real-time by kicking off a Skype for Business session directly from an Igloo profile. This will keep your instant messaging to a single platform and make experts more accessible.
Never miss a meeting or event. Igloo Calendar events sync to your Outlook calendar. You can also publish interactive personal and group Office 365 or Outlook Calendars directly within your Igloo.
Make use of Igloo microblogs or bring Yammer into your Igloo to create a virtual water cooler for posting quick updates, funny stories, and team-wide kudos throughout the day.
Igloo facilitates all work styles which is why notifications and applications are email-enabled. Email content and files to any Igloo application, and respond to notifications without ever leaving your email.
With Microsoft Azure cloud hosting platform, Igloo customers benefit from on-demand scalability, as well as the most robust global standards for security and privacy, compliance, and peak performance.
Simplify identity management through single sign-on (SSO). Secure authentication and the synchronization of profiles with Active Directory (Azure and on-premise) gives IT more control from a central location while significantly reducing costs.
Azure holds more security certificates than any other cloud provider. Today, Igloo customers benefit from this enhanced security as well as US and Canadian geographic data residency options.
Azure’s high-performance global infrastructure allows Igloo and our customers to continue to scale and meet regional data, service and security needs.
Igloo Workplace Analytics provides a variety of rich reports to measure adoption, engagement, and growth in your community. And when you need customized reporting, Igloo Data Feeds can be ingested with Microsoft Excel and Power BI for enhanced analytics and data visualization.