As we work through the effects of COVID-19, F1 Solutions would like to assure you that our current professional and hosting services are and will continue to operate. As we are assisting many of our clients with rapidly establishing remote working arrangements, we are experiencing higher than usual call volumes on our support phone lines. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging and critical time.
11 Jun 2020

Six months ago, life was quite different. If anyone had asked us if we would be able to predict what work and life would look like in 2020, it would not have been possible. Work has emerged from cubicles and conference rooms to function anywhere, anytime and on any device and staff expect and required the same smart mobility experience even on their personal devices or laptop at home.

As Twitter and Facebook announce that their staff will be permanently working from home and remote workplaces are the new norm, we want to make sure that you are equipped to embrace this new frontier. As far back as 2016 the team at F1 had gradually been moving our clients and our own workloads to a cloud first, mobile enabled modern workplace. But not all workplaces are equal. Some are just not as secure. And others, with the help of smart technology are safer and more intelligent. Our mission at F1 is to bring good technology to life and we are on a mission to change things, secure your business and information and make sure you are future proofed.

Today we are bringing you the advantages of SharePoint, one of the key pillars of the new Microsoft 365 offering that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security all in a single powerful, intelligent, and secure solution.

Microsoft 365, SharePoint: Intelligent Intranet

With all the change and transformation taking place we have learnt that at the centre of a successful modern workplace strategy is not technology, its people. A key challenge is finding ways to be more creative, collaborative and engaged to do their best work. Team work and collaboration has changed over the last five years:

Microsoft 365 is a suite of intelligent line of business applications that ensure that you can deliver powerful outcomes even in fluid situations like the current COVID-19 and work-from-home scenarios. We have helped some of the largest Australian organisations embark on a digital transformation journey and have leveraged Microsoft’s ‘state-of-the-art SharePoint interface to deliver human-centred solutions. Whether its file sharing or documents and records management or business process flow design and deployment we recommend Microsoft SharePoint as a secure, enterprise grade, fully integrated communication and collaboration platform and here’s why:

Teamwork and Collaboration: With all these diverse communication and collaboration need sets there is no one size fits all and that is why we recommend Microsoft 365. It is a complete integrated suite for teamwork built on a foundation of intelligent services that makes the suite greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you are working together in real time in what we call inner loop scenarios (high velocity projects and shared deliverables) or if you work with outer loop scenarios across the organisation or need to sharing information across organisations communication and collaboration is central to what you do.

This is where SharePoint steps in and powers content collaboration across the organisation regardless of the whether you are in outlook, Teams or Yammer. SharePoint is a central content collaboration homepage for your team, department or organisation where you can share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. Members of your SharePoint site can discover the content they need, company updates and notes, manage their daily routine; create lists, documents, document libraries, and much more.

Engage and inform, Organisation wide: Build cohesion and inform your employees throughout your intranet. Drive organizational efficiency by sharing common resources and applications on home sites and portals. Tell your story with beautiful communication sites. And stay in the know with personalized, targeted news on the web and the SharePoint mobile apps.
Harness collective knowledge: You are just a click away from what you are looking for, with powerful search and intelligent ways to discover information, expertise, and insights to inform decisions and guide action. SharePoint’s rich content management, along with valuable connections and conversations surfaced in Yammer, enable your organization to maximize the velocity of knowledge.
Transform business process: Accelerate productivity by transforming processes—from simple tasks like notifications and approvals to complex operational workflows. With SharePoint lists and libraries, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps, you can create rich digital experiences with forms, workflows, and custom apps for every device.


For more information on Microsoft Teams and the benefits of using it, call our customer friendly team on 1300 F1HELP (1300 314 357).