Monday, November 4, 2019

Microsoft Ignite 2019 - Keynote

Satya Nadella started with welcoming and thanking the 30,000 people who made it to Ignite or was listening in remote. The keynote was about "Tech Intensity" = (Tech Adoption X Tech Capability)^trust. It started out with discussing the Intelligent cloud and Intelligent edge and how it "empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more".

Microsoft will start building 100% renewable energy, Zero-waste operations datacenters and is starting with the ones in Sweden!

The Swedish DCs will be great, and clean!

Satya went on in high speed talking about.

63 minutes Microsoft Teams were first mentioned in the keynote

Teams is "The hub for teamwork" with Private Channels and Multiwindow coming now.

Project Cortex - takes data to knowledge and is used to enhance collaboration.
Introducing Project Cortex Project Cortex is Graph + AI + people + context that will build a knowledge network.

Demos of

  • AI to block out background noise
  • Eye gaze
  • Custom backgrounds
  • Intelligent content capture
  • Natural language search in Outlook
  • Image to table
  • Fluid framework
  • Surface laptop 3
  • Surface Neo & Duo coming late 2020

Teams in healthcare

  • Taking pictures that are not stored on the phone.
  • Patient experience app
  • Virtual consults

The future of the web - Edge and Bing - The new Edge browser built on Chromium and runs on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows 10 is faster, works with more webpages and have tracking prevention and inPrivate search. Demo of Bing searches that will not be stored in the engine and Searches in internal data using Graph API knowledge. The Release candidate of Edge is available now

And so much more news is sipping out of Ignite already…

Here are some of the news items mentioned in the article above.
  • Private Channels
  • Multiwindow
  • Teams client for Linux
  • New messaging extensions
  • Pinned Channels
  • New integration between Outlook and Teams
  • Tasks in Teams
  • Yammer app for Teams
  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Live Captions
  • New presenter and attendee controls
  • Citrix VDI
  • Cloud Video Interop (CVI) partnership with Cisco
  • MTR direct guest join capability to Cisco and Zoom
  • SMS Sign-In for FLW
  • FLW Off shift access
  • Graph API enhancements
  • New certified app catalogue
  • Safe Links in Microsoft Teams
  • Integrate Microsoft Teams and Power Platform
  • Power BI interactive cards
So much more…

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