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June 02, 2024

Encrypting Files: Security with Windows 11 and Microsoft 365

In an age where digital security is increasingly important, it is essential to properly secure files. With Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Enterprise, Microsoft offers a powerful solution: Microsoft BitLocker. This technology helps encrypt files, significantly reducing the chances of data theft and unauthorized access. This is especially important for users who regularly sync emails and files on their devices to ensure offline availability. πŸŒπŸ”’

What is Microsoft BitLocker?

Microsoft BitLocker is a built-in security feature that encrypts data on hard drives and removable storage media. This allows files to be accessed only with proper authorization, even if the device is lost or stolen. Some advantages of BitLocker include:

  • Full disk encryption: Protects all data on the hard disk.
  • Transparent user experience: encryption works in the background without affecting performance.
  • Protection against physical theft: Data remains protected even if the hard drive is physically removed.

ALTA-ICT’s Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365

ALTA-ICT introduces the Modern Workplace, based on Microsoft 365, as a new solution for secure and efficient work practices. This service is specifically designed to meet today’s digital working requirements and includes the following components:

1. Microsoft 365 Apps πŸ“‚

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint: Always the latest versions of the trusted Office apps.
  • Outlook and Teams: Seamless communication and collaboration, both inside and outside the organization.

2. OneDrive for Business ☁️

  • Storage and synchronization: Secure storage of files accessible from any device.
  • Version control: Always access previous versions of documents.
  • Collaborate in real-time: Work simultaneously with colleagues on the same files.

3. Microsoft Endpoint Manager πŸ“±πŸ’».

  • Device management: Manage and secure all devices within the organization.
  • Device compatibility: Supports Windows, iOS, Android and macOS.
  • Policy Enforcement: Ensures compliance with security policies and configurations.

4. Advanced Security πŸ”

  • Microsoft Defender: Protection against malware, viruses and other threats.
  • Azure Information Protection: securing and classifying sensitive information.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): additional layer of security to prevent unauthorized access.

Benefits of the Modern Workplace

The Modern Workplace offers numerous benefits that increase the productivity and security of organizations:

  • Enhanced security: By using BitLocker and other advanced security features.
  • Flexibility and mobility: Access files and applications from any device, at any time.
  • Efficient collaboration: Tools that enable seamless collaboration and communication.
  • Cost savings: Through consolidation of various services and simplification of IT management.


Securing files with Microsoft BitLocker and using the Modern Workplace based on Microsoft 365 provides organizations with the tools and protection they need in today’s digital world. ALTA-ICT is ready to implement these solutions and provide support in the transition to a secure and efficient workplace.

Want to know more about how ALTA-ICT can help your organization with this modern workplace? Then get in touch with us!

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