Hybrid work has become the saving grace for many businesses still suffering the effects of a global pandemic. With the ease and relaxation of working from home, and the ability to connect and engage with other coworkers scattered around the world, hybrid working offers the best of both worlds. 

However, despite the advantages of working this way, what most hybrid workplaces lack is organization. Microsoft Places seeks to solve this issue by providing an easy-to-use solution that helps coordinate where work happens and optimizes working space and costs.

What is Microsoft Places?

Microsoft Places is a tool that provides a comprehensive view of how people are using a physical workplace. At its core, Places is a connected workplace platform that helps businesses manage hybrid workspaces. For employees that are working remotely, this platform helps them stay connected with their teams, increase collaboration, and find the resources they need to be productive.

Places also gives managers real-time insights into how workspaces are being used, allowing for a more efficient way of scheduling where people work and when. For example, it can analyze occupancy data over time to optimize space utilization and better understand individual preferences around office locations. 

It also enables users to easily access shared spaces such as conference rooms or other areas while minimizing contact with others throughout their workspace.

Workplace Coordination Tools

The core of the Microsoft Places platform is workplace coordination tools. This includes features such as scheduling, availability, and productivity tracking. With these capabilities, managers can quickly find available spaces for their team members to work and collaborate on projects in a more organized way. This helps increase efficiency and ensure that everyone is properly utilizing the space they have access to.

Office Modernization Tools

Microsoft Places also offers office modernization tools to help reduce costs by boosting energy-efficiency. These include everything from lighting optimization, HVAC control, and air quality monitoring to mobile app integration, room layout customization, and usage analytics that can help companies make better decisions around workspace design.

Space Optimization Tools

Companies can use Microsoft Places to optimize space utilization with easy-to-use drag and drop functionality. This helps organizations make sure that their spaces are always being used to their fullest potential, reducing costs associated with unused space.


Microsoft’s new platform integrates with other tools in the Microsoft 365 suite so users can access their data from one centralized location. This includes things like Outlook Calendar, OneNote, and SharePoint for increased collaboration and productivity, as well as Teams and Yammer for better communication.

ThrottleNet: The Hybrid-Workplace Experts

Are you looking to take advantage of the hybrid working model? ThrottleNet can help you optimize your workspace and increase productivity. Our team of experts will provide customized solutions that are tailored to fit the needs of your business, allowing you to get the most out of this technology. 

Contact us today for more information on how ThrottleNet can help enhance your hybrid workplace!

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