2016 Microsoft Ignite Conference

Microsoft held its annual IT conference this past week in Atlanta, GA. There were over 1400 sessions, many focusing on the cloud, AI & security. The conference started this past Monday with a keynote from EVP Scott Guthrie, with Corporate VP Julia White on hand as well.

There were way more announcements than we will cover here; however some of the highlights for us include Office 365 Threat Intelligence, which provides alerts and data on where attacks are coming from; Maps, which will let users create visualizations from geographic data in Excel; and Windows Server 2016, which will launch in October with new security features, and improvements in software-defined storage & networking.

Overall the conference was definitely industry-targeted to the IT professional (as it was intended), however the new products and functionalities will doubtless interest consumers once they begin using them, and businesses of course, will find the security advancements and “digital transformation” tools vital to their bottom line.

Want more? Watch the microsoft ignite keynotes here: http://news.microsoft.com/ignite2016/

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