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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Blair Hanley Frank | Jan. 13, 2017
It's part of the company's push to expand Office 365's utility

In the future, it's possible that could change, but the company is keeping things simple right now.

StaffHub is built on top of Office 365 Groups, which means that the system's file management is actually just a front end for a SharePoint site. Administrators who are used to managing SharePoint will be able to handle StaffHub in a similar way, though managers can interact with it using a simplified console.

According to Goode, this is a sign of things to come for Microsoft, which will be doing more to make Office 365 useful for people who aren’t traditional knowledge workers.

"And so you should expect to see more of us here, focusing on empowering these staff workers, as well as empowering small businesses, which is a separate category altogether," he said.

The price of a subscription has been corrected in this story.

 

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