If you weren’t aware Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference this week in Chicago (May 4th-8th).
Microsoft Ignite is the convergence of several Microsoft conferences into one mammoth event. And, it makes sense. With so much cross-product integration there was a growing amount of duplicate content. To quote the Microsoft Blog;
So how popular is Ignite? Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) revealed during the Cortana Power BI demo that over 23,000 people were in attendance. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make this conference. But luckily Microsoft has not forgotten us. You can watch the on-demand recording of the keynote here. Furthermore, Channel 9 is live streaming several of the sessions at http://channel9.msdn.com/. Their featured session guide is on the front page.
Your 2016 may have just gotten a little busier
If you saw the keynote then you know there was a slew of product announcements made. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella (@satyanadella), announced several new product releases. Many of which are already available for preview, or, will be second half 2015.
- Windows Server 10
- Exchange 2016
- System Center 2016
- SQL Server 2016
- Windows 10
- Office 2016
Also highlighted were:
- Azure for your Datacenter
- Skype for Business Broadcast
- Windows Update for Business
- Cortana improvements
- Continuum for Windows Phone
- Hello feature
- Skype for HoloLens
- Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics
- Operations Management Suite
- Device Guard
- Azure Rights Management and Data Loss Prevention
One message from Satya’s presentation was very clear. [Read more…] about Microsoft Ignite : Did your 2016 just get busier?