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Ignite 2022: New Microsoft 365 Focuses on Bridging Hybrid Work Scenarios

At Ignite 2022, Microsoft is discussing a new Microsoft 365 app for its cloud productivity platform, as well as a new Windows 365 app.

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One of the main focus points is concentrating on at Ignite 2022 is bridging the gap between the office and at-home work environments. As becomes increasingly common, Microsoft wants its services to reflect the changing landscape. To drive hybrid productivity, the company is debuting a new app.

Microsoft 365 will continue to be the cloud-first bundle of Microsoft services such as Office, Windows, Defender, and more. At Ignite, Microsoft is highlighting a bunch of updates for apps within Microsoft 365 but is also debuting a new central hub for the package.

As the recent Microsoft Work Trend Index highlights, managers and leaders still have “productivity paranoia” around hybrid workplaces. Rather than encourage a back-to-the-office policy, Microsoft prefers to give businesses the tools to feel more confident with workers who work remotely.

At the Ignite conference, Microsoft says that customers save 60% by bundling the various services of Microsoft 365 instead of purchasing separate alternatives.

New App

With the new app, Microsoft continues to gather major Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook into a central location. Microsoft Teams is also available and an increasingly core part of the 365 experience.

“It's a secure, integrated, experience built on the Microsoft Graphthat brings together all your documents, files, contacts, meetings, and more—with intelligent, Graph[1]powered recommendations personalized for you,” Microsoft explains.

Microsoft also discussed a new app for . If you are unfamiliar, Microsoft introduced Windows 365 Cloud PC, a virtual version of the OS available in the cloud. Now, the is available directly from the task bar in Windows 11 or via the Start menu.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.