Somewhere around 600 swedes were present during Ignite and you could spot them all over the Place.
- Skype for Mac (RTM coming October 2016)
- Project Rigel (the next generation Skype Room System)
- Skype Operations Framework (www.skypeoperationsframework.com)
For more info on the coming Skype for Business for Mac client take a look at John A Cook's excellent summary. Also, a new version 7.0.1168.1 of the Snooper tool is coming soon with the release of the Mac client and with this version it is possible to open Mac logs as well. We also saw some cool developer demos like a webpage with chat, audio and video in Edge with Skype for business, and without any plugins required.
It was nice to quickly shake hands with
Corporate Vice President, Gurdeep Singh Pall
In the expo area some really cool "robots" or video-enabled-vaccumcleaner-devices were constantly roaming around. They are actually named Beams and run by the company EventPresence.
My friend Fredrik Nilsson from Tyresö in Sweden who could not physically come to Ignite could still mingle with all the attendees and exhibitors on the expo floor. He could also use the various photo booths and even attend a few sessions by simply steering the Beam remotely. I need to get me one of these and I will never have to fly again, so cool!
Fredrik roaming the floors of Ignite 2016.
I also purchased the great book Skype for Business Unleashed and got it signed by many of the authors and contributors like Jamie Stark, Pat Richard, Rui Maximo, Phil Sharp, Ståle Hansen and Tom Arbuthnot.
I still like physical heavy books you can hold in your hands...
It was fun to catch up with Callahan, all MCTs working the Hands-on-Labs, Adnan Hendricks, Johan Dahlbom, Johan Delimon, Sami Laiho, Knowledge Factory (hey! Thanks for the Svenskfest!), the VM-data crew, Pexip, PointSharp and The Krewe of course!
Also, Matt Landis, Josh Blalock and Mark Vale, who all have written great summaries of Ignite:
I really hope I can make it to Microsoft Ignite in Orlando on September 25-29, 2017
Last but not least Tom Arbuthnot created a fantastic summary of all Skype for business sessions at Ignite, which I used daily at the Conference. The list is quite long but I will make another try to go through and summarize all of the sessions on my blog, hopefully I'm done before Ignite 2017, here it is:
BRK2068 Turn your users into raving fans of Skype
BRK3061 Ready your network for Skype for Business Online
BRK3271 Dive into Project Rigel and the Skype for Business Meeting Device Portfolio
BRK2072 Hear our Skype story: deploying at Accenture
BRK2076 Migrate to the cloud – Skype for Business Online
BRK3300 Get to know Skype for Business Meetings: your complete meeting solution
THR2027 Plan your future with Skype for Business
BRK2077 Get to know the Skype Operations Framework
BRK2087 Build native cloud apps for Skype for Business: Skype Developer platform overview
BRK3049 Manage Skype for Business with a single pane of glass – IT Pro Tools
BRK3058 Dig into the Skype Operations Framework
BRK4004 Troubleshoot new Skype for Business offerings
BRK3048 Get under the hood of Skype for Business PSTN conferencing
BRK3050 Troubleshoot operations with Skype Call Quality Management
THR2026 Get engaged with Skype for Business preview
BRK2080 Understanding devices certified for Skype for Business: what’s in it for you?
BRK4012 Dive deep on Skype Web SDK & Skype for Business App SDK: Build apps across Web, IOS & Android
BRK2073 Cushman and Wakefield with Skype for Business: A customer’s story
BRK3051 Manage policy in Skype for Business Online
BRK3056 Plan for call management with Skype for Business Cloud PBX
BRK2081 Plan your Cloud PBX deployment
BRK3053 Understand the mysteries of Dial Plans and Voice Routes in Skype for Business
BRK2070 Meet Skype for Business for Mac
BRK2071 Deploy and operate Skype for Business for Windows
BRK2086 Plan for Skype for Business Mobile Clients
BRK4013 Dive deep on the new Trusted Application API for Skype for Business Online
BRK4005 Configure Skype for Business for Skype Room Systems, Project Rigel and Surface Hub
BRK2069 Revolutionize adoption for Skype for Business Online
BRK3055 Plan and deploy Skype for Business Voice Devices
BRK3054 Plan for Skype for Business cloud connectivity with Microsoft Office 365
BRK3301 Understand the Skype for Business meeting room interop
BRK2074 Kelly Services & Skype for Business: A customer’s story
BRK3059 Deploy Cloud Connector Edition with Microsoft Office 365
BRK3060 Manage Skype for Business Server 2015
BRK3057 Manage mobility with MDM and Skype for Business
BRK3270 Plan to deploy Skype Meeting Broadcast
BRK2088 Drive real-world success with Skype for Business platform solutions
BRK2089 Deliver compliance with Skype for Business Online
BRK4011 Deploy ExpressRoute for Skype in Microsoft Office 365
BRK2075 Meet the communications needs of your users with Skype for Business
THR2026 Get engaged with Skype for Business preview
BRK3079 Configure Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition with your SBC
BRK4007 Troubleshoot media flows in Skype for Business across online, server and hybrid
Tom also posted a script to Download all these Skype for Business Ignite Conference Videos from a YouTube Playlist.