Accelerating Innovation with Hybrid: SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365


With the release of SharePoint Server 2016 many of you are working on a
road map for your On-Prem farms but also more importantly how your organization can start getting value
from the cloud sooner, rather than later. over the next few minutes we’ll discuss how to start your journey to the cloud including, which new cloud
scenarios make sense to deliver first to your On-Prem
users through a hybrid configuration. How these experiences light up for your end users. The different hybrid configuration
options available for admins. And lastly, how to start data
migration projects when you are ready with our fast-track center. Whether you have a
long-term commitment to keep the bulk of your
company’s assets in an On-Prem farm or, whether you’re planning a full transition to a 100% cloud deployment in the future. The question still remains if I want to start getting value
from the cloud today where exactly do I start? Many people think that the journey to the
clouds starts with a complicated data migration project but we have found that in most cases data migration is not the start of the journey but really the final lap. The easiest way to get value out of the cloud now is to augment your existing On-Prem farm with new useful cloud services via hybrid. Let’s look at what you can do now with
SharePoint Server 2016 in your own data center but connected with Office 365 cloud services. One of the design principles of hybrid is that while you admins out there know exactly what services are deployed and how they are configured actual end users should not need
to understand what is On-Prem versus what’s in the cloud and shouldn’t see any
seams in their experience. In Office 365 we created the app launcher as a common navigation that gets you to your sites and services
across the breadth of workloads in Office 365. With SharePoint Server 2016 we brought the app launcher to On-Prem. It’s useful even if you haven’t moved to the cloud yet to help users quickly navigate through the product but, in a hybrid world it really shines. The app launcher plays a key role in connecting users to workloads regardless of whether they’re
served from On-Premises or from the cloud and as you start to deliver new
cloud services to your organization via hybrid you’ll also find the app launcher is critical for end user discovery
of these new applications and services. Let’s look at what the experience is like if you delivered OneDrive from
the Office 365 cloud via hybrid. There is indeed an On-Prem
version of OneDrive for business included in SharePoint Server 2016 and it’s a great upgrade from 2013 but for those of you who are
looking to get one foot in the cloud deploying the cloud version of OneDrive instead of the On-Prem version makes a lot of sense as your first move. The very large quota sizes. Seamless access from remote
locations with no VPN required. And, always the latest and
greatest web and mobile experiences has really tipped many of our customers into selecting our cloud offering of OneDrive. As you can see here even though the user started
from an On-Prem Team Site by using the app launcher he navigated easily to
the cloud version of OneDrive with the user not really needing
to know where the back end is. Another popular cloud services to deploy via hybrid is our Office 365 video service. In partnership with Azure Media Services we have built a ready-to-go video
service that you can deploy today. Additional customization of the service so it fits your needs, is optional but not mandatory. And, with the push of a button you can deploy an easily discoverable
video service for your whole enterprise full of the modern experiences
you would expect such as commenting viewing statistics and through the power of the Office Graph intelligent, trending, and curated
content that engages your employee base. And, as you expected you can easily embed a cloud-based video directly into a SharePoint page
on an existing On-Prem site. Let’s talk about SharePoint sites. Another common scenario
is the need for a collaboration space so your employees can get work done with people from outside your organization such as your supply chain. Up to now, your choices have been to have this collaboration happen outside of your control or allow these external guests to poke through your firewall and access your intranet. With the Office 365 cloud there is a better way. The hybrid extranet. Using a SharePoint site
from the Office 365 cloud you can easily create a safe
and secure collaboration space so your employees as well as their external partners can get their work done in an
environment in which you control. But now, many employees have critical sites they need
to get back to on a daily basis but their content is now
divided up into two environments one On-Prem and one in the cloud. Let’s talk about other
features we can deliver to you to make hybrid seamless for your users. Our Office 365 sites page has been designed to be the one place you have to remember to get back
to all the group insights you care about. Our new version, shown here powered by Delve in the Office Graph will keep your users connected
with the content they are looking for. Now when you enable hybrid sites the app launcher will start navigating your users to our new modern cloud-based sites page which will enumerate both their on-prem and cloud sites all in one place. Your users just don’t have
to understand or care where their content is it’s just one click away. The next opportunity for you to bring
together a seamless end user experience is through hybrid search. By doing so, you consolidate to one search index in the office 365 cloud combining all the content
from your different environments with On-Prem and the cloud in one place. As you can see here in this example by searching for SharePoint marketing I see it combined relevancy result set for all of my content via in the cloud or in my On-Prem farm. Note that none of your data
that needs to remain On-Prem has moved anywhere. It’s still On-Prem. This allows you to have one
organizational wide search experience to find all of your content, no matter where it resides but the value of enabling hybrid search
for your organization, doesn’t end there because the SharePoint
search index is deeply integrated with the Office Graph. Delve helps your users find relevant trending content in your organization. Even with the bulk of your content still On-Prem by enabling hybrid search we can start delivering experiences
like Delve to your employees today. Not only do I get an immediate view of the most relevant interesting content
based on what the graph knows about me but I can do a directed search and quickly find the content I’ve been looking for. Once you’ve seen how Delve and the Office Graph can enable richer experiences for your end users our next step is to move to our hybrid profile a Delve powered experience
that integrates and replaces the existing On-Prem SharePoint profile. With a few clicks your users can find and interact with their colleagues in new exciting ways such as seeing the documents they’ve shared with you browsing the local org chart, leaving praise catching up on their blog,
initiating a skype chat, and more. We also have an API to add some of your own custom attributes if needed. These are a great set of experiences. But, what exactly did you have to do as the admin to configure and deploy them? To start let’s look at how we
set up OneDrive and hybrid sites. After you set up Azure Active
Directory sync with your on-prem farm it’s time to navigate over
to the SharePoint admin center in your Office 365 tenancy. Here once run, one of our hybrid configuration wizards. After that’s completed you want to move on to your
central admin in your on-prem farm and look at further customization options that you might want to take advantage of. If you remember the hybrid extranet
solution we deployed earlier one of the more popular customization options is to limit the amount of
external sharing that actually occurs. With our new allow and denial list you control what external organizations
your employees are allowed to collaborate with. Now, in regards to hybrid search it remains the same as in SharePoint Server 2013. You create a cloud search service
application in your On-Prem farm. Connect those service applications
to your Office 365 tenancy and then start start a crawl of your content. We just walked you through a ton of value you can start delivering to your organization today and we haven’t even gotten around
to thinking about data migration yet. But, at some point you’ll be
ready to start pushing content you currently maintain on-prem to your cloud tenancy. And, we’re here to help. The FastTrack center provides
assistance in getting up and running in the Office 365 cloud including migration services. We now support migration projects from On-Prem file shares as well as importing from third party
services such as Google Drive and BOX. Later, coming soon we will also be delivering
direct migration services for On-Prem SharePoint site collections including MySay and OneDrive On-Prem. That was just a brief overview of the
current set of hybrid and migration services Microsoft is delivering today to help you move your organization to the cloud at the pace that’s right for you. But, just around the corner we have more that we’ll be delivering to you including, SharePoint insights which allows you to upload your on-prem audit logs for a consolidated view across your environments in the Office 365 Compliant Center enhancements to our hybrid configuration wizard for even easier setup and deployment and hybrid taxonomy which gives you one master taxonomy
database across On-Prem and cloud. Coming up with the right cloud stategy to move your business forward can be a daunting challenge but Microsoft is here to help. Not only can we assist you in
defining your long term cloud strategy but, in the short term we can help you make that first step in that joiurney and deliver value to your organization today. To learn more, check out the resources on FastTrack. Thank you for watching. Microsoft Mechanics www.microsoft.com/mechanics

Multideur’s migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central


Worldwide millions of doors open and close each day. Multideur ensures that vital organisations
like the Ministry of Defense… …and fire departments have no worries about
their accessibility by using technology. Basically I always say nobody notices a door… …until it doesn’t work anymore. Because then you will find out that the processes
inside a factory can not continue anymore. Fire departments, the Ministry of Defense
or police departments… …you can imagine what will happen if such
a service can not be delivered… …because a door is malfunctioning. Since we are focusing more and more on the service delivery… …we see a big challenge in the speed of
information throughout our processes. In the past we had a very physical process here. With lots of piles of papers and mechanics going
to clients with physical worksheets. But also we had some various systems and
various versions of Navision… …so when a client called with a breakdown or malfunctioning door, we
had to look at different places to find the right information. So the speed and accessibility of information became a big issue. And this is something we wanted to solve with a new system. We chose for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
solution with the Field Service app. Basically it gives us the most easy way to find information. We also ensure that the information is the same at every place. And its accessible for everybody everywhere
because it is in the cloud. So for example a mechanic can now focus on
his job, which is to maintain or service the door… …and less on paperwork and all
kinds of administration instead. Our work used to be a lot of paperwork, a lot of e-mails… …no that was not a nice situation. Now we have more time with the system to
help the customer and work on the project. That makes life easier. We made a big choice to put our system into the cloud. So we do not use local servers anymore. But also no local support. We have a partner which is Prodware. They helped us with defining the system. They helped us find
the best solution for Multideur in our demands and our processes. And today they support us in having the system online
everyday. And help us improve everyday. We are now also working on implementing the business intelligence
app Power BI… …which gives us a lot of management information… …on what we are doing so we can provide
the SLA information to our customers proactively. And also steer ourselfs on our main KPI’s and
the service delivery that we have in the field. In the end we want to deliver our promise. Which is
to deliver the best service to our customers. So basically we already know when a breakdown can happen… …or when specific predictive maintainance needs
to be done before the client even notices. And this is what we are looking into. By use of IOT
which is also supported by the Field Service solution.

Polytropic’s migration from NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central


♪ Here at Polytropic, we produce
heat pumps for swimming pools and distribute them throughout
Europe, Maghreb and the Middle East. We have a team of 12 employees,
producing about 10,000 heat pumps, for a turnover of 10 million euros. Between 2013 and 2018, we experienced strong growth,
of roughly 25% per year. We were using Microsoft NAV software and, following this growth,
we needed to improve efficiency and facilitate collaboration
between the different departments. At the time, the management
of our orders was done manually, it was time-consuming
and caused many errors. We had 2 options:
either stay on the server versions with IT teams – but this can be complicated
for a small organization like ours – or we could move
to virtualization and the cloud. That’s why we chose
Dynamics 365 Business Central. To make this transition, we called on a partner
to help us set up the tool and train the teams. The truth is that, at first,
we had some reservations. Old habits die hard… But once everyone realized
the efficiency and time savings, everything went very well. Using Business Central in the cloud has brought a revolution in our company, we have completely changed
the way we work and our internal processes, whether in the office or in the warehouse. We have created extensions to meet
our specific field and activity requirements. For example, we have set up a barcode reader system to scan the machines
when uploading from the trucks, so they can be immediately
put into stock without generating quantity
and serial number errors. It also allows us to have updates
in a seamless way for us. There was a recent software update
that went almost unnoticed. We made sure our data was secure and could be accessed only by us, by tasking specialists and professionals whose job it is to keep data safe. The fact that people outside the company have direct access to our system through the cloud version
allows us to be more efficient because we can provide
our customers with near-instant answers. We have therefore provided
our customers with an added benefit in terms of response time and support. The results after 6 months
are very positive. One of the advantages
we see in using Business Central is that we can now plan
our growth over the long term. We have an adaptable tool that will allow us
to grow over the course of several years. Business Central is a solution
that will allow us to achieve all our ambitions. ♪