Microsoft's new Power Platform solution streamlines employees' return to the workplace

Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 timeline. Today, at its virtual Inspire conference, the Redmond giant has announced the release of a pre-built Power Platform solution.

The aim of this solution is to help streamline the process of employees returning to their physical workplaces, in a safe and secure manner. Four compliant components that will work in conjunction to ensure the aforementioned have been detailed as follows:

  • Location Readiness. Allow facility managers and task force leaders to determine the readiness of their facilities and efficiently manage their safe reopening by quickly making informed decisions using critical factors like COVID-19 infection rates and supplies availability.
  • Employee Health and Safety Management. Empower employees with self-service tools that help them work safely, confidently and productively. Check into work remotely, self-screen before entering the building, reserve a meeting room virtually and more.
  • Workplace Care Management. Give health and safety leaders the tools to actively manage COVID-19 cases, identify hotspots for safety improvements and import data from contract tracing systems to determine possible exposure. Executive dashboards enable monitoring of all Workplace Care Management data for a consolidated view.
  • Location Management. Give facility managers the tools they need to keep their locations open safely. Location Management helps maintain a safe environment with tools for monitoring occupancy, health supplies, safety procedures and other facility-related best practices.

Notably, Microsoft also announced a multi-year agreement with Citrix last week, with the focus of the deal residing on reimagining the "workplace of the future" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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