The French Revolution is a fact of history. We know that it happened. But it is much more difficult to understand how it happened. How could an aristocracy become so completely oblivious to the concerns of ordinary French people that the aristocrats would not see the cataclysm coming?

Perhaps it would be easier for us to understand if we could find some analogue in our own world—some class of contemporary aristocrats who blindly toddle on into the apocalypse, honestly believing that the laboring classes are completely contented with their leadership. A class like, for example, business-school graduates.

Thus we turn to the Microsoft 365 Blog. Here are a few of the recent posts listed on the front page.

Build connections with Games for Work, a new Microsoft Teams app

Managers everywhere are struggling to find solutions to building trust, teamwork, and improving morale within their organization. Many are turning to games for help.

Microsoft named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide

We are honored to announce that Gartner® has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Magic Quadrant™ report.

Empower and energize employees with Microsoft Viva

Today, we’re announcing the expansion of Microsoft Viva with new apps and services that help companies address the three business imperatives from our latest Work Trend Index Pulse Report, to empower and energize employees to do meaningful work in an uncertain economic environment.

5 ways Microsoft Viva helps businesses save time and money

A new Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Viva study by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Microsoft, details five ways Microsoft Viva can help organizations save time and money while improving business outcomes.

Why Microsoft 365 is teaming up with OREO THINS to give you a break

Breaks during the workday are essential to our well-being. That’s why Microsoft 365 and OREO THINS are teaming up to create the THINVITE, a 15-minute snack break delivered straight to your calendar.

Qu’ils mangent des Oreos! Now you understand how aristocracies can become so separated from the daily reality of ordinary existence that a cataclysm like the French Revolution becomes inevitable. And now you understand how close the next such cataclysm is.