Why Bytes for Microsoft

The Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program is a program which identifies partners with specific capabilities and experiences in high customer demand solution areas. Bytes are one of few partners who has attained all six designations for: Business Applications, Data & AI, Digital & App Innovation, Infrastructure, Security, and Modern Workplace!

As such, we are now considered a Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud - the highest certification in the Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program.

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Bytes invests in Copilot for Microsoft 365

Bytes Software Services are thrilled to announce that we have made significant investments in Copilot for Microsoft 365 (M365), with 100% coverage for all sales and marketing teams, and additional access rolled out across other teams within the business.

Our investment in Copilot for Microsoft 365 reflects our commitment to streamlining workflows, improving collaboration, and driving innovation. Building on our strategic relationship with Microsoft, we’re dedicated to utilising and understanding revolutionary AI technology to optimise internal processes and deliver outstanding levels of customer service.

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Copilot for Microsoft 365

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is available for organisations of all sizes, with no minimum seat requirement. With Copilot for M365 you can ease digital overload by combing powerful large language models to assist you with any tasks. Amplify your creativity and take your writing to new heights, draft, edit and summarise with ease. Plus, you can do all of this while knowing that your data is protected by comprehensive enterprise security and compliance tools.

Start your Copilot journey today!

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available to organisations of all sizes. Engage with Bytes to assess readiness, and to ensure a successful adoption of Copilot for Microsoft 365. Combining our expertise in Copilot deployment, data structuring, and security, we are in the best position to help you on your journey. Find out more about the various workshops and assessments we can offer to get you started below!

Copilot Readiness Assessment

Bytes' Copilot for Microsoft 365 Readiness Assessment is designed to facilitate the adoption of Copilot for Microsoft 365 by providing you with an overall Copilot readiness score based on your organisation's current security posture, user licensing and usage of Microsoft applications.

We'll calculate your readiness based on three metrics: security, licensing, and optimisation. During the assessment we'll produce a 360-degree view of your environment and provide a valuable action plan.

The assessment is available to organisations with 30+ users.

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Request a Copilot for Microsoft 365 Readiness Assessment

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Copilot for Microsoft 365 Workshops

Aimed at Senior BDMs, Managers, End Users, LOB Leaders and ITDMs, this course is designed as a three-phase engagement. The Microsoft 365 Copilot Workshop helps customers assess their needs, prioritise Copilot scenarios, and define an actionable roadmap.

Experts will gain an understanding of your environment, review outputs, discuss next steps to be fully prepared for Copilot, educate and prompt discussion, and work with you to understand your highest priority challenges and map them to personas. 

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Ensure a seamless transition to Copilot for Microsoft 365

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Data Security Workshop

Microsoft Copilot will have access to all the data within your M365 environment. To make sure your user base isn't sharing sensitive information you need to set up data classification, labelling and loss prevention (DLP). 

Our Data Security Workshop will review default classification & make any required modifications, create any required custom classifications, test the new classifications to ensure they're working correctly, and create data loss prevention policies.

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Data Structure Workshop

Copilot will rely on your organisations data in order to work to the best of its ability. If your data isn't structured correctly, Copilot could cause some exposure issues. 

Our Data Structure Workshop will review your current data structure and flag any sensitive data, then create a high-level plan to explain how we'll restructure your data if required, and finally make the agreed changes with testing to ensure access controls have been implemented correctly. 

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Zero Trust Workshop

The introduction of Microsoft Copilot means the possibility of new security threats and attacks. It's vital you ensure a Zero Trust foundation is applied to protect your people, devices, apps, and data. 

With our Zero Trust Workshop we'll verify explicitly, to avoid any issues with potential social engineering or phishing attacks, use least privilege access, to ensure applications only have the access and permissions they need, and we'll assume breach, to identify which devices belong, and block those that don't.

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Join our Copilot Community Group on LinkedIn for updates, announcements & resources to support you

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Cyber Security Engagements (CSI)


Cybersecurity Assessment

Understand your readiness for common security threats. Identify a baseline of your organisation's cybersecurity policies, use security capabilities to generate an overview of areas of focus, map baseline and security scan results to common threat scenarios, develop joint plans and next steps and more!

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Data Security Engagement

Identify data security risks in your organisational data. Understand the risks of dark organisational data, learn about the risks organisational insiders may impose, assess your environment against key data protection standards, receive an analysis and report on findings and associated risks, learn about tools and services that mitigate risks, and more!

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Microsoft Sentinel Engagement

Gain a bird's eye view across your enterprise with SIEM for a modern world. Understand the features and benefits of Microsoft Sentinel, gain visibility into threats across email, identity and data, better understand, prioritise and mitigate potential threat vectors, create a defined deployment roadmap based on your environment and goals, and much!

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Threat Protection Engagement

Learn how to put next-generation Microsoft Security tools to work for you. Review your security goals and objectives, identify real threats and discover vulnerabilities in your environment, map identified threats and vulnerabilities to specific solutions recommendations, develop joint plans and next steps and more!

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A comprehensive Adoption & Change Management Service:


Bytes will help you to understand your objectives and the need for change. This involves assessing your organisation's specific context, people, and existing processes.


Based on the first stage, we will then create a tailored change program. This will include communication strategies, training plans, and identifying champions within your organisation.


During this phase, our specialists will execute the change program. Your employees will receive training and technology solutions will be deployed effectively. 


After the deployment is complete, we will provide ongoing support to ensure the adoption process continues smoothly. We'll monitor progress, address challenges, and help your employees maximise the benefits of the solution.

Resources to improve your knowledge

To support your research, Bytes host regular events and webinars around Copilot for Microsoft 365 to make sure you have access to the latest information. Watch on-demand and browse other collateral such as our Copilot playbook below!

Copilot: The good, the new & the licensing

Microsoft have announced that they have made Copilot for Microsoft 365 available in CSP and removed the minimum order requirements. This means that more users will be able to take advantage of the powerful AI technology that Copilot for M365 offers, making it easier to work smarter and more efficiently.

Watch our on-demand webinar  to find out everything you need to know about this announcement from our Microsoft specialists first-hand. Get an update on the latest in licencing changes - including CSP - for Copilot for M365 and also hear real world stories on the impact of Copilot for M365 on our own workforce.

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Get Ready for Microsoft AI Event on-demand

Watch recordings of some of the sessions from our Get Ready for Microsoft Copilot & AI Event in London. Sessions include: Matthew Griffin discusses the intersection of generative AI, data, cyber, using human psychology against AI and much more at our Get Ready for Microsoft Copilot and Artificial Intelligence Event at The Science Museum, London! Bytes' Chris Colledge, discusses how you can leverage the power of Microsoft Copilot and AI to accelerate productivity in your business. And more!

Highlights from our Data & AI event in London

Generative AI and Microsoft Copilots

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We are here to help

Drive innovation and business transformation with Bytes. We can support you with Copilot for Microsoft Security, Copilot for Sales, Azure Boost, Microsoft Dev Box, Power Platform, Microsoft Fabric and much more! Find out more below!

Microsoft Sales Copilot

Microsoft Sales Copilot is a role based copilot that unlocks sales productivity. This copilot allows sellers to prepare for customer engagement, stay in the flow of activity with customers, respond to emails, whilst you are in Microsoft teams meetings and ground activity with CRM data. This helps overall increase productivity and increase personalisation within customer interactions to enable your sales team to approach more opportunities and close more deals.

Security Copilot - Do more with less

Security Co-pilot is going to completely revolutionise how internal and external security teams detect & respond to threats to their organisations. The goal is to make security teams more efficient and productive, as well as assist in combating the issues presented by the Cyber Security skills gap.

Announcing Power Automate Process Mining and Power Platform Licensing Update

Microsoft have just announced new ways to use AI on a single, cost-effective platform for all low-code development to be available on 1st August. AI Powered Process Mining in Power Automate provides AI-powered insights that enable customers to optimise existing processes and drive efficiencies with low-code automation. Power Automate Process Mining offers two industry standard capabilities, task mining and process mining, that break down barriers that might make it difficult for an organization to identify inefficiencies in their workflows and where to improve. Process Mining includes functionality such as the Process Mining desktop app with advanced analytics and Power BI customisation.

Azure Boost Preview

Azure Boost is a new system that offloads virtualisation processes traditionally performed by the hypervisor and host OS onto purpose-built hardware and software, such as networking, storage, and host management. By separating hypervisor and host OS functions from the host infrastructure, Azure Boost enables greater network and storage performance at scale, improves security by adding another layer of logical isolation, and reduces the maintenance impact for future Azure software and hardware upgrades.

This innovation enables Azure customers participating in the preview to achieve a 200 Gbps networking throughput and a leading remote storage throughput up to 10 GBps and 400K IOPS, enabling the fastest storage workloads available today.

Harnessing the Power of Diverse Open-Source LLMs with Azure: A Spotlight on Meta's LLama 2 Integration

In a captivating development, Azure's OpenAI service is expanding its horizons. It's not just about the in-house LLMs of OpenAI anymore. Now, it accommodates open-source and third-party LLMs within their impressive Cognitive Services portfolio.

You might wonder - why does diversity matter in LLM selection?

Introducing Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft Dev Box is an Azure service that gives developers access to ready-to-code, project-specific dev boxes. They are preconfigured and have central management systems.

You are able to support hybrid dev teams of any size with high performance, cloud-based workstations to allow them to focus on writing code. Streamlining their tool access provides the ability for them to solely focus on this.

Microsoft Fabric - Licensing & Pricing

During Build 2023 Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Fabric—an end-to-end, unified analytics platform that brings together all the data and analytics tools that organizations need. Fabric integrates technologies like Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI into a single unified product, empowering data and business professionals alike to unlock the potential of their data and lay the foundation for the era of AI.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is becoming Microsoft Entra ID

When Microsoft introduced Microsoft Entra in May of 2022, it included three products: Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, and Microsoft Entra Verified ID. Later Microsoft expanded the Microsoft Entra family with Microsoft Entra ID Governance and Microsoft Entra Workload ID. Today, Microsoft Entra protects any identity and secures access to any resource—on-premises, across clouds, and anywhere in between—with a product family that unifies multicloud identity and network access solutions.

Azure Migrate

Struggling to develop a comprehensive business case for your potential cloud migration? Look no further, as Azure Migrate now offers a powerful feature to assist you in building compelling business cases for your workload migration.

Microsoft 365 Backup & Microsoft 365 Archive

Two new Microsoft Syntex Innovations were announced: Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive.

Microsoft 365 backup overcomes the issue with the rise in ransomware encryption attacks and security breaches. This allows for your organisations to prioritse cyber security within your organisation to avoid losing data and protect sensitive information.

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