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Microsoft is poised for an exciting 2022. Whether a client is interested in developing AI solutions, unlocking data insights with business intelligence dashboards, or helping their remote workforce utilise the familiarity and reliability of Windows on the go, there’s something for everyone.

Key Microsoft Products for 2022

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Power BI
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Windows Server 2022

Azure Virtual Desktop

Formerly known as ‘Windows Virtual Desktop’, Azure Virtual Desktop provides employees with a comprehensive, virtual desktop experience, delivered anywhere.

As organisations continue to embrace remote and hybrid working solutions, Azure Virtual Desktop enables remote workers to access a secure desktop experience, giving them access to the familiarity and compatibility of Windows. Azure Virtual Desktop is the only solution that’s fully optimised for Windows 11 and Microsoft 365, making it vital for employees on the go. Built-in intelligent security detects threats before they take root, keeping your data and applications safe.

Azure Virtual Desktop is ideal for any organisation employing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. You can deploy them quickly and easily, with scalability dependent on your needs. Best of all, Azure Virtual Desktop helps reduce costs thanks to the ability to use existing eligible licenses – with a modern, cloud-based infrastructure, you only pay for what you use.

Discover how to transition to a CSP indirect reseller with our guide.

Power BI

Data holds a lot of secrets. Power BI gives team members the ability to discover those hidden insights and foster a culture driven by data and knowledge.

Everyone at every level of an organisation can make confident decisions when they’ve got access to accurate, real-time analytics. Microsoft’s Power BI is one of the fastest-growing business intelligence clouds, giving organisations everything they need to meet their self-service and enterprise business intelligence needs. Analytics are vital to business growth, and Power BI lets you build your business on a foundation of secure data.

With Power BI, you can:

  • Unify self-service and enterprise analytics
  • Simplify big data analysis and sharing
  • Take advantage of industry-leading AI
  • Improve the accuracy of BI content

By unlocking data, you can transform it into actionable insights. Power BI gives you access to real-time analytics, so you can make quick decisions at a moment’s notice.

Azure Cognitive Services

AI solutions might seem like a far-off reality, but the truth is much different. Thanks to Azure Cognitive Services, AI is in reach of every developer without requiring machine learning expertise. 

Developers of all skill levels can easily add AI capabilities to their apps, using the programming languages they already know. All it takes is an API call to embed the ability to see, hear, speak, search, understand, and accelerate decision-making in your apps. It’s easy to get started – Cognitive Services doesn’t require any machine learning expertise. From there, you can create customisable, pre-trained models built with cutting-edge AI research.

You can deploy cognitive services anywhere from the cloud and they meet the strictest ethical standards. This means they empower responsible use alongside industry-leading tools and guidelines.

Windows Server 2022

Built on the foundation of Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 is a brand new iteration designed to innovate in core areas:

  • Security
  • Hybrid integration and management
  • Application platform

Windows Server 2022 delivers new, airtight security capabilities to defend against advanced threats. Servers need comprehensive protection and Windows Server 2022’s advanced multi-layer security provides that peace of mind. Cyber-security threats impact businesses more, and security is a priority for everyone working in the cloud. Windows Server 2022 introduces new security capabilities like secured-core servers and secure connectivity to ensure protection.

Thanks to the new hybrid capabilities with Azure, customers can take advantage of cloud innovation with their on-premises investments. Azure Arc is a key hybrid capability that enables customers to manage, secure, and govern Windows Server on-premises, at the edge, or in multi-cloud environments from a single location in Azure. This is just one example of hybrid connectivity – Windows Server 2022 enhances the connectivity of file servers on-premises to file servers on Azure.

Windows Server can also run large-scale applications, and Microsoft has ensured support for business-critical workloads.

Get the Most out of the Microsoft CSP Programme

Microsoft is at the forefront of the latest emerging technologies. They’re helping to redefine the way business is done. Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is a platform and business model designed to support and reward enterprising businesses. Discover how you can continue to build on Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based solutions.

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