This week we are in Atlanta, GA for the Microsoft Ignite 2016 and for those of you who do not quite understand what’s the whole fuss about it, let me explain. For IT people it’s like winning tickets to SuperBowl or going to New Orleans to celebrate the Madri Gras. Really we are that excited.
This 5-day event is loaded with so many information, workshops and panels that we find it hard to describe; obviously we are not able to take part in all 1425 sessions that are being offered. We’re really struggle to squeeze each day as a lemon, to get the most out of it, so we can share what we learn with you, so we can improve our services even further to your advantage.
Below is a short summary of only some of the sessions we chose to participate in, hoping that our customers will benefit from our enhanced knowledge.
- Power IT transformation with Office 365
Since we know that O365 is the most complete, secure cloud productivity service, we want to learn about its new features, listen to real world customers and their IT transformation. We want to see demos that bring together experiences across mobility, collaboration, intelligence, and trust.
- Dig into Advanced Security Management in Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Security Management is a new capability added to the service that gives enhanced visibility and control into Office 365 tenant by: identifying high-risk and abnormal usage; assigning a risk score and alerting us when a policy gets triggered. So with this session we want to go hands-on with policy config, investigation and reporting.
- Protect your sensitive information with Office 365 Data Loss Prevention
Microsoft Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) enables us to detect, protect and monitor sensitive information in our organization. Here we’ll learn how the rich DLP functionality seamlessly integrates into different Office products and services and how we can easily start protecting our information. We also learn what steps are being taken to make the DLP solution even better to meet the needs of customers.
- Hubtalk: moving forward with Office 365 and Skype for BusinessThomas Poett
Telephony is key to Skype for Business and Unified Communication. Cloud PBX now enables Enterprises delivering their PBX service directly from Microsoft Office 365. We’ll learn how to plan and setup an Enterprise Voice environment natively in Office 365 (Calling Service), Hybrid (with On-Premise SfB) or with the new Cloud Connector Edition.
- Deploy Windows 10 for business – the future is closer than you think
Digital transformation has changed the face of enterprise computing, and the time for Windows 10 is now. We will dive into what Windows 10 is delivering for businesses and how it makes deployment easier than ever. This session covers the latest Windows enhancements in management, security, and productivity and how they are changing what is possible today, and are continuously improving for tomorrow.
- Move all your communications to Skype for Business Online
We know that we can use Skype for Business Online around the world for all our business communication needs; from online meetings to telephone calls, Skype for Business Online can increase IT agility and reduce overhead with our meeting and voice services in Microsoft Office 365. During this session we will learn about the latest innovation in Skype for Business – “Project Rigel”.
- Plan for Skype for Business cloud connectivity with Microsoft Office 365
This session will cover two types of connectivity with Cloud PBX, either using existing Skype for Business server pool or using Cloud Connector Edition. We are to get all the planning guidance we need to get started on our Cloud PBX deployment using our existing PSTN service and circuits with Cloud PBX
- Disrupt cyber-threats with revolutionary security in Windows 10
We will take a look at the convergence in hardware and OS software innovations with Windows 10 and the revolutionary impact on malware and hacking threats.
- Avoid the “gotchas” when migrating to Office 365 Cloud PBX
Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX enables enterprises to be more flexible and efficient with their communications. They’ll show us how to avoid the migration “gotchas” and make a seamless and secure transition that meets the needs of our end-users.