WPC 2016: Facebook deploys Office 365

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 12 July 2016
WPC 2016: Facebook deploys Office 365

US-based online social networking service Facebook has deployed Microsoft Office 365 to help its 13,000 employees become more productive and to ‘empower continual innovation’ through collaboration.

Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite will enable Facebook’s globally dispersed employees to access the company’s data and IT systems, and communicate with colleagues, via any device and platform they choose.

“Not only is it [Office 365] a mature and comprehensive platform, it meets our stringent security standards, it complements how we work with intelligence, flexibility, and it is continually evolving,” said Tim Campos, CIO of Facebook, in a blog post. “It is globally deployed, accessible on every mobile platform we support, and it is secure. Most of all, it enables our productivity with powerful new capabilities for employees, such as the ability to share and edit traditional Excel documents at the same time, across devices. Office 365 also brings capabilities beyond Word, Excel and PowerPoint that are hard to replicate.”

Meanwhile, features such as Microsoft Graph and Delve, allow for a new level of intelligent collaboration by offering additional insights into how Facebook’s employees work with each other.

“These personal analytics, and other features like Focused Inbox, help create greater effectiveness at work,” said Campos. “We’re also very excited about how we can leverage the Microsoft Graph within our own internal Facebook tools and services. This will help our employees sift through the noise by surfacing the information that is most relevant for them.

Facebook CIO Tim Campos (pictured) joined Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Office 365 Client Applications, on stage at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference on 12 July to talk more about the deployment.

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