Category Archives: Office 365

Microsoft increases productivity and protects assets with OneDrive for Business

Losing data because a device goes down is not an option. Cloud solutions like OneDrive for business can help you keep your data backed up and protected. With features like SSL encryption and the ability to set expiration dates on certain permissions, your data will be taken care of. Integrating new cloud solutions is tough for any business. That’s why we’re here to take care of you.

Adopting new solutions can be challenging, getting the right help isn’t. At Bitscape, we know how to get you up and running with a new cloud solution fast. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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The feds and the states are embracing privacy law – what that means to your business

A look into what changes businesses may be experiencing in the realm of customer data use and privacy compliance requirements, and how to effectively weather these changes.

Contact us to learn more about how Microsoft 365 can adapt to your needs, no matter what changes are coming your way.

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Bitscape Customer Story: Adani Australia digitally transforms internal operations, business processes and workplace to be more agile

Industry:

Manufacturing  |  Pharmaceuticals | Oil and Gas | Media Entertainment | Retail |Government

 Products/Solutions:

SharePoint Online |MS Flow | Graph API |Power APP |AZURE API

Azure Web Service: SAP to SharePoint document transport |Azure DataLake |Azure Web Job

Solution Summary

Adani Australia digitally transforms internal operations, business processes and workplace to be more agile to meet challenging business asks thanks to Microsoft PowerPlatform and Office 365.

Adani Australia is a multi-dimensional energy and infrastructure company, dedicated to delivering energy solutions for an advancing world. It owns and operates Abbot Point Terminal which has been exporting Queensland coal responsibly for more than 30 years. Adani Renewables Australia’s first solar farm Rugby Run near Moranbah will supply 65MW of renewable power in phase 1, with the capacity to expand up to 170MW. The Carmichael Project is a 27.5mtpa coal mine and 200km rail line.

Bitscape and Adani Australia, developed, designed and implemented Office 365 and PowerPlatfrom empowered commercial system and insights system to overcome this problem and help them meet business accountability and transparency at every level for internal operations.

Challenge:


With business and processes getting stiff requirements of transparency and processes including their business dealing with different vendors, service providers, other companies, being tracked at every level in semi-automated excel and email-based processes creates clear issues of accountability, agility and fast decision making their business need today.  The processes in use had multiple challenges that included no tracking for approvals, C level approval complexity, no view of commercial processes such as invoices, payments, contracts tracking.

Solution Strategy

Functionality involved

  • Role based Dashboards i.e. Admin/ Approver/Requestor.
  • Email notification at each level i.e. Approver, Requestor, HOD
  • Attachment of supporting documents.
  • Mobile base Approval System for CEO/CIO level user
  • Role based Dashboards i.e. Admin/ Approver/Requestor.
  • Automated workflow in each module.
  • Insight Reporting for C level users with Power BI Dashboards.

Results

The transformation helped Adani Australia to manage key and insights for operational efficiency. Some of the results as under

  • Live tracking of Commercial request (PR to SES realised) status as well as their approvers status and comments.
  • Role based Dashboards i.e. Admin/ Approver/Requestor.
  • Power BI reports for Management/ CEO/ CIO.
  • PDF conversion of Approved request (PR /NFA /Invoice /SES)
  • Document Management of Approved Request (Knowledge Management)
  • C level reporting generated on dashboards using Power BI

Microsoft and Innovation – Trusted Cloud

Adhering to the legacy of creating a wow with every update, Microsoft’s October 2018 updates were no less. A breakthrough in creativity and user experience, Microsoft announced at the end of October the new features of Microsoft 365 which would not only enhance the overall look and feel of the created content but also tools and solutions that help users make smooth transition to cloud.

Microsoft and Innovation, just change title to Microsoft and Innovation – Trusted Cloud

Features that enhance the overall impact of the document or the presentation have been set out already and a wave of excitement precedes the same. Available from the start of November, the latest feature enables users to add embedded 3D animations and pictures to create outstanding presentations and aid more content retention for the end viewers.

Additions available with a mandate Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription and a touch/ink enabled device enable enhanced natural ways to add ink to your presentation. Easy conversion from digital pen ink to text on a slide. Also, this feature helps you to transform an entire selection of complex drawings and handwritten words to text and shapes at the same time. This feature is also available now, starting November 2018.

With many more updates still aligned to leave the public gaping for more, Microsoft 365 and Office 365 are takin user experience to a completely different level with the ease of visuals and cloud computing at fingertips

How Microsoft Office 365 Provides the Ultimate Cyber Security Features

Cyber Security Features

Viruses and other malevolent software have been around since the time computers became mainstream. With the advances in computer technology and the advent of the internet, the risk of having your data stolen is increasing proportionately. Although software developers provide anti-virus software packages, these are not always efficient in detecting and removing (or quarantining) viruses, phishing software or any malware.

Hence, it has become extremely important for business with large data volume to get the best and most effective cyber security tools for protecting their sensitive information and data from being compromised. Microsoft, the world leader in software development already provides excellent security features in the wide range of top-notch software and online platforms it offers. The Microsoft Office 365 already comes equipped with efficient security features, such as checking links and attachments for viruses and phishing software, encrypting messages when transmitted and stored, as well as immense anti-virus protection using Windows Defender.

Now, the tech-giant has announced even better, improved and enhanced cyber security features in its Microsoft Office 365.

 Improved Online Security with Microsoft Office 365

With almost every function of business being conducted using internet connectivity, online security of the top-most quality is a must for small and large businesses today. The new Microsoft Office 365 cyber security features provide the best services when it comes to:

  • Recovering files after a malicious ransomware attack.
  • Security tools that help to keep information private.
  • Advances protection against cyber crime and viruses.

How do the advanced Microsoft Office 365 Cyber Security Features help?

These are the distinct ways in which the upgraded Microsoft Office 365 helps with cyber security:

 Recovers files following malicious ransomware attack

Ransomware has become a common tool for malevolent entities on the internet as a means to freeze your files and prevent access to them, in order to extort money from you. The Microsoft Office 365 cyber security features work on two fronts to save you from this threat:

  • Files Restore – The advanced Files Restore is now available with your personal OneDrive account. With this feature, the user is able to restore files on OneDrive from any point within the past 30 days. This becomes a life-saver when you lose files by accidentally deleting them en mass or files get corrupted, or due to ransomware attack or any type of catastrophic situation.
  • Ransomware Detection & Recovery – The new Office 365 cyber security also detects ransomware attacks beforehand and helps to restore your OneDrive to a point before the attack. This helps prevent giving in to the cyber criminals

Keeps Information Private and Secure

These 3 additional tools in the Office 365 cyber security cache are excellent for keeping your vital information private and secure:

  • Password Protected Sharing Links – Sharing links on OneDrive becomes significantly secure with the additional security layers which require a password for the receiver to access and open the link, sharing the file or folder.
  • Encrypted Emails – The Outlook.com features additional security blanket with comprehensive encrypted emails.
  • Prevent Forwards – Now, you can also choose to restrict the recipient of your email from forwarding it to another person. Apart from prevention of forwarding emails this security feature also allows you to prevent attachments, such as Microsoft Office attachments, to be forwarded by the original recipient even after downloading.

Additional Account Security

Your conventional free account for Microsoft Online services also gets additional protection now. Additional two-factor authentication and anomalous sign-in detection feature, apart from securing links and attachments, are also included in the new and improved Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft keeps introducing ever-efficient features and additions to its excellent services regularly. BITSCAPE, being the leading supplier of Microsoft services, focuses and ensuring client convenience and safety when it comes to providing online business services.