On the final day of Microsoft Ignite, the world of #MSIgnite seemed to get a bit pensive, reflecting on what was covered during the event. As Day 3 ended, we jumped on Twitter to find out what people were taking away from this year’s conference.
What an incredible event! We started with an inspirational keynote from Satya Nadella (@satyanadella), CEO of Microsoft, and continued into some sessions about what we can expect to see from Microsoft over the next 12 months. This year, they truly showed up with their innovations.
One of my favorite parts of this year’s conference was Satya Nadella’s keynote. It was fun to hear him reminisce about playing Flight Simulator when he was younger, and to see how it’s progressed through the years. What a journey he’s taken since then!
I was also amazed to hear about cloud computing in space and the power that AI can bring to our workflows.
The excitement permeated the event and could be seen on the attendees faces as well as heard in the Q&A sessions. Meanwhile the Twitterverse was going wild as people shared what they were taking away from the event in real time.
Managing life during Microsoft Ignite
Of course, life doesn’t stop just because we want to attend an event. We still have kids to get to school or supervise as they learn from home. We have pets that need to go out (did anyone just hear a dog barking?) and, oh yeah, we have to sleep occasionally as well.
Some of us still have to work during these events. We can’t take 3 days away from work to attend. That was the case with Jon Jerman (@jkjerman). We’re glad you were still able to attend when you could!
We get it. Many of us are working from home, but we still have to get up from our computers for a few minutes from time to time. When Chris Visser (@orilon) got up from his computer for a restroom break, he was surprised to find someone was helping him out while he was gone. “Happy Parenting”, indeed!
Barnam Bora’s (@barnambora) furry friend, Ruffy, was a little worn out from all of the sessions.
Maybe he needed some of Rachel Cooper’s (@systems_maven) coffee to get her going (just kidding!).
Rocking the sessions
People were tweeting about the sessions all three days, excited to share the announcements that meant the most to them. Here are a few of the highlights:
There were several announcements on the Microsoft 365 front. For example, Andy David (@adavid6) was excited about this new announcement.
Chirag Patel (@techChirag) shared with us the new connectors for Microsoft Graph. Everyone loves having their information more accessible.
He’s also excited to see some of the Excel performance improvements. Can you believe they’ve gotten it down to seconds???
With so many enhancements to Microsoft Teams, it’s hard to know which ones to focus on, but here we go.
Here are a few of the announcements from the Microsoft Teams (@MicrosoftTeams) Twitter account.
They also shared some exciting news about Power BI for Teams.
Wow, the Teams team (a little redundant?) has been busy!! Here is a tweet about approvals in Teams.
Microsoft 365 consultant, James Mallalieu (@jamesmallalieu), is loving the ability to create tasks from Teams.
Azure Arc has been an exciting topic during Microsoft Ignite. In this tweet from Microsoft Mechanics (@MSFTMechanics), we find out more about bringing the power of Azure into your own data center. Check out the video by Julia White where she talks about how Azure is going multi-cloud and multi-edge.
David Sanz (@sanzdvd) shares some news about automating new hire onboarding in Azure and a recap of the entire event.
So long, farewell, and goodbye
We can’t agree more, Andy David (@adavid6), we’ve seen first-hand with this conference just how cool Microsoft really is.
Check out the video on the final wrap-up for Microsoft Ignite 2020. It was cool to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how such a ground-breaking event was made.
The attendees were so appreciative of what Microsoft showed them during the event. Here are some of their responses.
And it’s a wrap! That finishes up Microsoft Ignite 2020. The team at ShareGate had an incredible time at the event learning about the latest announcements from Microsoft and getting tips on how to use some of our favorite software. The feedback from the groups and some of the Q&A sessions were amazing. As evidenced here from all of these tweets, lots of people had a great time.
Thank you for joining us on this adventure into the world of Microsoft!