Office 365 Intranet Portal Solution Shakes Up Ignite

May 21, 2015, 05:13 ET from BrightStarr USA

NEW YORK CITY, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

At the start of May the tech industry was abuzz with the first ever Microsoft Ignite conference.  Those lucky enough to score a ticket to the sold out event were excited to see the latest from Microsoft and a host of talented Microsoft partners. But, what really caught people's eye was the new Office 365 Intranet as a Service solution, Unily.

At the Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft continued to advance the notion of portal solutions, uniform access to enterprise tools, and of course, their mobile first, cloud first philosophy. As Office 365 has continued to develop its own portal-esque experiences, several innovative partners have taken this powerful concept further and at a blistering pace. The Unily Intranet as a Service is a notable example of the unified enterprise portal concept.

Developed by Microsoft Gold Partner BrightStarr, the Unily Intranet solution is positioned as 'uniting the very best of the Microsoft cloud' for greater collaboration and productivity. At their booth they were demoing the latest iteration of this impressive SaaS solution on a host of devices in both responsive design and via native mobile applications.

The Unily intranet platform is built primarily on SharePoint Online and integrates various elements of the Office 365 offering such as Yammer, OneDrive and Exchange and, with new API's set to be released in as little as the next few weeks, there is already a roadmap for further integrations. Will Saville, Co-Founder of BrightStarr and the innovator behind Unily explained "I believe we have really built the first evergreen intranet solution. With our customer-led roadmap combined with the Office 365 roadmap, we can continue to build upon Unily's capabilities to ensure our clients are benefitting from evolutionary technology that always meet their needs." At the top of the Unily roadmap is Delve integration which was announced to be arriving imminently alongside the all new Skype for Business integration.

Dan Holme, Co-Founder of ITUnity and intranet thought leader commented "Many organizations struggle with how to create a beautiful and effective intranet. The technology, the design, and the content management challenges often create a 'perfect storm' that can bring an intranet project to its knees. Unily clearly has the potential to bypass a number of those problems, and to deliver an Intranet as a Service in a fraction of the time that's branded, content-rich and scalable with the organization's needs."

The power of the platform was celebrated at the Metalogix Best of Breed awards, where the Pitney Bowes 18,000 user Unily intranet deployment won Best Cloud Deployment against strong competition. It seems that BrightStarr has really drawn on their 9+ years of creating customized SharePoint intranets to deliver an incredible solution with exceptional user experiences to boot.

For those who have yet to see a unified Office 365 portal solution, Unily promises to be an impressive example of the art of the possible. It certainly seems that Unily will be the solution to watch in coming months as it leads the way in revolutionizing the digital workplace arena.

About BrightStarr

BrightStarr understands the digital workplace and builds best of class solutions that increase employee productivity, elevates brands and creates multi-channel revenue opportunities. Our uniqueness is the blend of both creative and technical skills that when combined deliver truly extraordinary digital experiences with the perfect balance of form and factor. We are an award-winning Microsoft Gold partner focused on SharePoint, Office 365, Yammer and Azure, and are regularly singled out for incorporating cutting-edge design and technical excellence into all of our customer engagements. For more information, please visit and for specific information about Unily visit it's website at

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