Modern workplace solutions

June 21st 2018

Entertaining more than 40 million TV-viewers every day is the basis of ProSiebenSat.1’s success. At the same time, the Group successfully networks the wide reach of its TV business with a strong digital unit. The digital transformation of all our divisions places high demands on our in-house IT infrastructure. To be properly equipped for the future, we have restructured our workplace IT landscape with the help of Microsoft Partner Premier Experts within the last year deploying Microsoft 365 as a cloud-based solution. We opted to use Microsoft 365 for our sustainable and comprehensive IT modernization capabilities. We have upgraded nearly 5,000 workstations from Windows 7 to the Windows 10 operating system in early 2018. It will also deploy Microsoft Office 365 as a scalable cloud solution, including Exchange Online and Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise Suite.

"Enhanced workplace IT infrastructure represents a great opportunity to further strengthen our company’s position in digital businesses. Innovative and user-friendly tools like Microsoft 365 thus help us to create a solid basis for our future growth."

Dr. Johannes Wechsler, CIO ProSiebenSat.1


To further enhance IT security, the second phase of the project will introduce Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) in addition to Microsoft Exchange Online Protection for our spam and antivirus capabilities. Office 365 ATP will help protect us against threats like the so-called “zero-day attacks.”

Improved productivity

We benefit from numerous advantages with the new IT infrastructure. For example, with Windows 10 and Office 365, our employees can work more securely and more flexibly from anywhere. “We see the further development of our workplace IT as a great opportunity to strengthen our company for digital transformation,” says Dr. Johannes Wechsler, CIO at ProSiebenSat.1. “Our goal is to provide our employees with the appropriate work tools to create the basis for future growth.”

Scalable and secure cloud solutions

We´re enabling collaboration of our teams through Office 365 with Exchange Online for mail and appointments, OneDrive for Business as universal cloud storage for data and documents, SharePoint Online for collaboration and co-authoring, and Microsoft Teams as an integrated collaboration environment. With these tools, we provide our employees and teams with a platform for flexible collaboration from anywhere, at any time, and on all devices and platforms, with low default risk, and high data security as the services are hosted in European datacenters. Our employees received training on the new solutions through videos and tutorials that introduced them to the possibilities of working together in Microsoft Teams and coauthoring documents via the cloud.

We implemented the solution with the help of Premier Experts. “Our customers are looking for integrated solutions for the modern workplace with maximum security,” states Martin Thiem, CEO of Premier Experts. “Microsoft 365 is the perfect platform for this. The employees of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE were individually trained so that they not only got to know the possibilities of the integrated Microsoft business productivity platform, but could also adapt it for their work areas themselves.”

This article has also been published at: Microsoft Customer Stories