Archive for September, 2020

Wow, this week has been super exciting – Microsoft Ignite 2020 is like a never-ending digital injection of awesome new announcements.

Microsoft Ignite had 811 sessions lined up, all-digital and free for everyone. The Ignite Book of News 2020 covers almost 100 new announcements. Very impressive!

Here is my list of top 10 announcements @ Ignite 2020.

1. Project Oakdale | CDS within Teams

Microsoft Project Oakdale, a built-in, low code data platform for your apps, bots, and automation within Teams.

2. Project Nucleus | Microsoft Lists offline sync

Project Nucleus power the next generation of our web apps and portals. Using intelligent sync to a database to keep a cache on the client that our web apps use to deliver a better performance.

3. SharePoint Syntex | Project Cortex first product

The first product from Project Cortex and uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

4. Microsoft Stream | Manage video as any other file

Vision for Microsoft Stream: to bring intelligent video creation, sharing, and viewing to all parts of Microsoft 365, while empowering users and administrators to manage video just as they would any other file.

5. Microsoft Search | Smarter enterprise search

Microsoft Search is the evolution of search, smarter search to help you stay in touch with what’s important and trending around you in Microsoft 365 and your connected systems.

6. Microsoft Teams | Future of work

Many new capabilities to help people stay connected, collaborate, and build solutions in Teams. 

7. Github Code Spaces | .NET 5 single file applications

Cloud-powered developer environments that seamlessly integrate into GitHub. Single file applications in .NET 5.

8. Power Automate Desktop | Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Automate your time-consuming manual processes with robotic process automation (RPA) in Power Automate.

9. Project for the web | Project Acceleration

Microsoft Project and the Project Accelerator give you best-in-class project management capabilities that integrate with your digital platform.

10. SharePoint App Bar | Homesite App for Teams

The SharePoint App Bar is a consistent navigation that provides access to your most used sites, files, and also organizational news.

This short list is just a fraction of the cool things Microsoft Ignite 2020 has to offer, even though the event is over the experience has just started and the sessions and digital content is available on demand.

If you are looking for a quick and great 15 minute summary, check out Matt Wades (jumpto365) Microsoft Ignite 2020 Recap – Biggest Microsoft 365 announcements for everyday users.

Susan Hanley from Microsoft has kindly compiled a Microsoft Ignite 2020 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Slide Summary containing valuable slides with roadmap releases for many of the announcements.

Thanks for a great event and looking forward to experience more awesome Microsoft tech…