Block 64 has released a powerful new assessment to help navigate the path to Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Businesses worldwide are keen to find out more about Microsoft’s most-hyped product on the market – Copilot for Microsoft 365. And now that Microsoft has made significant changes to its Copilot licensing (read more), the door is wide open for organizations of all sizes to explore this exciting new product suite.

But on an individual customer basis, there are plenty of questions that need answering before taking the leap forward. Do you have the right licensing position? How will you keep your data and users secure? Will people actually use it?!

For IT solutions providers, if you can answer these questions, you can win your customer’s trust and ensure Copilot adoption is a success.

Introducing the Block 64 Copilot for Microsoft 365 Readiness Assessment

That’s why we created Block 64’s Copilot for Microsoft 365 Readiness Assessment. It delivers the insights and guidance needed to navigate this transformative journey with confidence.

By combining our effortless IT inventory and usage metrics with insights and automated analysis, the Assessment provides clear answers across three core considerations: security, licensing and standardization.

With those insights, partners are able to elevate conversations with customers, and provide relevant, actionable advice and catered solutions to move the needle.

>> Related: Watch our webinar about Copilot Readiness

The 3 Pillars of Copilot for Microsoft 365 Readiness:

Our assessment analyzes Copilot readiness across three key pillars of security, licensing and optimization. Here’s why those are important to Copilot success.

  1. Zero Trust Security Compliance: Microsoft 365 Copilot operates within a Zero Trust security model, emphasizing the need for rigorous security policies and standards. Our assessment delves deep into your IT environment to evaluate your alignment with this model, ensuring that your data, networks, and applications are fully secure and compliant. By identifying potential vulnerabilities and offering specific recommendations, we empower you to establish a fortified foundation essential for a successful Copilot implementation.
  2. Clear Licensing Position and Cost Analysis: Understanding your current licensing position is critical to ensuring that your investment in Microsoft 365 Copilot aligns with your organizational goals. Our assessment provides a detailed analysis of your licensing status, identifying any gaps or opportunities for optimization. This analysis includes a breakdown of Copilot-compatible licenses, enabling you to make informed decisions that maximize your return on investment.
  3. Maximizing Microsoft 365 Adoption: Full adoption of Microsoft 365 is crucial not just for creating a comprehensive dataset for Copilot to utilize but also for ensuring that you are investing in tools that your users actively use. Our assessment evaluates the extent of Microsoft 365 usage within your organization, identifying areas where adoption can be improved. For example, we analyze OneDrive and Teams usage to ensure that if you invest in Copilot licenses, they will be utilized to their fullest potential, thereby avoiding the pitfall of paying for unused services.

The Block 64 Assessment Process: Insights and Value Delivered

Our assessment process is designed to offer actionable insights an organization’s readiness for Copilot for Microsoft 365. Here’s a closer look at the steps and tools involved to make that happen:

  • Agentless Discovery Application: Our agentless discovery tool serves as the cornerstone of our assessment, providing a real-time inventory of your IT environment. This includes detailed insights into software installations, application-level vulnerabilities, and compliance with security standards.
  • Debrief Meeting and Recommendations: Following the discovery phase, our analysts conduct a debrief meeting to walk you through our findings. This session is instrumental in understanding the implications of our analysis and the steps needed to enhance your readiness for Copilot.
  • Customized Deliverables: The assessment culminates in a set of customized deliverables that include visualizations and recommendations tailored to your specific needs. For instance, we provide visualizations focusing on productivity applications’ security, highlighting any legacy installs that might compromise Copilot compatibility. We also offer guidance on active directory security, helping to identify and rectify potentially unsafe accounts in alignment with the Zero Trust framework.
  • Trial Offer and Engagement Process: To demonstrate our commitment to your success, we offer a free trial of our assessment when delivered with your strategic solutions provider, VAR or MSP. This trial includes a comprehensive engagement with our team, who will conduct the assessment and provide consulting services on your behalf, acting as an extension of your team.

By integrating these insights and leveraging Block 64’s expertise, organizations can navigate the complexities of adopting Microsoft 365 Copilot with confidence. Want to get started or learn more? Please visit our Copilot assessment page to explore.