Technology Record - Issue 33: Summer 2024

44 We asked selected Microsoft partners how Microsoft technology and AI-powered solutions are enabling organisations to create more rewarding and productive environments for employees. Partner perspectives “As a leading Microsoft partner, Core BTS has seen firsthand how Microsoft-powered technology has transformed our clients’ work environments. Tools like Teams and Office 365 enable collaboration, making it easy for employees to work together effectively from any location. The advanced AI capabilities in Copilot for Microsoft 365 offers smart suggestions and automated repetitive tasks, significantly reducing manual workload. Plus, Viva supports employees’ wellbeing and productivity with actionable insights. In addition, Azure’s secure and scalable cloud solutions enable our clients to innovate and adapt to remote work effortlessly. These technologies empower our clients to create dynamic, flexible workloads that enhance both productivity and job satisfaction.” Joe Bellian Senior Director, Microsoft Alliances, Core BTS Photo composite: Unsplash/Surface and Microsoft COVER STORY “Teams provides many features and capabilities that enable employees to feel included in their meetings. It enables employees to collaborate from anywhere while still feeling connected to their colleagues and drives a sense of community. Crestron Automate VX Intelligent Video solutions can enable high-quality cameras to zoom in on active speakers within a room powered by Teams. Layouts can be configured for different meeting types, including following the presenter around the room. These capabilities make the participants who are joining remotely feel included and engaged, which increases productivity and satisfaction.” Sam Kennedy Senior Director, Product Marketing, Crestron