Microsoft Ignite is probably the biggest technical event that Microsoft host yearly with many major announcements across the entire solutions portfolio suite – and this year 2017 was certainly no exception to that!
This year it was held in Orlando, FL over 5 days (25 – 29 Sep) and was attended by more than 30,000 people across the two major events of Ignite and Envision. The event covers all areas of Microsoft solutions including Azure, Office, Power BI, SQL Server, Windows, Dynamics, etc, etc and is a world of technical goodness!
The announcements across the Azure Cloud space in particular are significant and very exciting, and provide a strong lead as to the direction Microsoft are taking their technologies today – and in the very near future.
I have prepared a summary deck of what I think are the major announcements specifically across the Azure Infrastructure and Data space which are important to be aware of. There are of course even more announcements that this across other solutions areas I mentioned above that I haven’t covered in this deck.
You can download the Azure Data & Infra announcements deck from [MY PRESENTATIONS] page here on my blog site Ignite US 2017 Announcements – https://mrfoxsql.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/azure_igniteus2017_whatsnew_v0-21.pdf
In addition to all the technical goodness – Satya also released a new book called “Hit Refresh” which outlines the inside story of Microsoft’s own digital transformation.
Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing.
You can read about it here – and also grab a copy if interested to learn more – https://news.microsoft.com/hitrefresh/
…AND of course, as I always say, please review and validate this yourself as your required outcomes may vary!
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