The appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s chief executive officer five years ago got mixed statements from analysts. But the company has since seen a lot of development and increased profits greatly. He has, indeed, changed the fate of the company and saved it from the downfall it was heading towards. In fact, Microsoft passed the milestone of being a $1 trillion company under his leadership.

The company has not only improved greatly in mobile devices and SaaS services, but it has also returned to its business-to-business roots. Business and networking tools and workspace collaboration platforms have been the main focus of Microsoft. Today, we will discuss why Microsoft is on top when it comes to providing professionals with the best software, regardless of their industry.

Workspace Collaboration And Management

When it comes to a connected workplace, Microsoft has the biggest set of tools. Apart from the pool of software available with Office family of productivity software plus services and communication tools, Microsoft Azure and Skype for business are the big mentions. 

Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. It is used by developers around the globe for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. Combining the best IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud services, Azure has truly revolutionized the software industry by providing benefits like agility, compatibility, storage, and analytics for businesses.

Skype for businesses is the perfect addition to your company’s tools to have a professional feel while acquiring efficiency in workflows. This has use cases in interview processes, online meetings, voicemails, file transfers, and video conferencing.

All-Round Support For Developers

Developer tools and collaboration platforms provided by Microsoft make development easy and remote working possible. Microsoft has provided developers with awesome SDKs and IDEs like Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET framework that have support for a large number of operating systems and thus have a large user base. Micro Speaking of developer’s collaboration and efficient work, one just can’t ignore Microsoft’s acquisition of Github that happened last year. The decision has faced a lot of debate from analysts and developers alike, while the advantages are here to be seen. This step by Microsoft has benefitted both parties. It has not only opened a new avenue for developers with access to more resources, knowledge, and opportunities but also has expanded Microsoft’s developer circle and marketing strategy.

Professional Connections And Job Search

The acquisition of LinkedIn also raised many questions regarding its effectivity if Microsoft uses it for its own benefits eventually killing the basic purpose and business structure of the company. But, the addition of the biggest social and connection site for professionals from all fields in its portfolio shows how dedicated Microsft is when it comes to connecting the market and workspaces around the globe. Microsoft has added LinkedIn support in most of its services like Office 365 and Outlook. This has and will greatly improve the benefits of LinkedIn as a job searching and professional connectivity platform. 

 

Microsoft leads the way in connectivity and innovation by empowering professionals, acquiring and bettering top platforms, and sharing the benefits with the world.