A Quick Recap: Top announcements and releases of Microsoft Ignite 2021
Microsoft Ignite – The most awaited event for IT professionals brings new possibilities and opportunities
It was Microsoft Ignite last week, the organization’s premier event for IT professionals and leaders. Yet, it’s not just about new tools and announcements. Ignite is additionally a forward-looking event that remembers its changing part of information technology. And keeping in mind that there isn’t a ton of customer news at the event, the organization made dozens of announcements for developers.
This edition was all about new improvements and creative technology, particularly in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with the AI at Scale initiative of Microsoft Research, and Augmented Reality. However, they are by all account not the only fields to manage, as there will likewise be space for cybersecurity, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and the PowerApps low-code/no-code platform, among others
The biggest subject of this year’s Ignite was making migration to Microsoft’s Azure products and services simpler. The Redmond, Wash.- based tech goliath announced new tools to help get users off of contending products and services and to empower simpler access to Azure products and services, including arrangements identified with AI and application advancement.
Microsoft wishes to accelerate migration from legacy or cloud data warehouses to Azure Synapse Analytics with the new Azure Synapse Pathway solution. The tool checks source frameworks and automatically makes an interpretation of existing scripts into TSQL, as indicated by a blog from Rohan Kumar, corporate VP of Azure Data at Microsoft. Four new updates for Azure Cosmos DB were released during the event that will enable companies to construct or modernize scalable and high-performance apps.
With Arc, the organization is making this a stride further. It will allow companies to utilize Azure and manage resources across clouds— including those of contenders like AWS and Google Cloud. It’ll work for Windows and Linux Servers, not forgetting Kubernetes clusters. It will furthermore permit users to take some limited Azure data services with them to these platforms.
At Ignite this year, Microsoft reported some outstanding improvements to their communication, collaboration, and team working platform – Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams Connect will enable companies to work together flawlessly with clients, partners, providers, or other outside parties through shared channels. PowerPoint Live in Teams will allow a moderator to provide more extravagant, comprehensive experiences and lead meetings confidently. Microsoft Teams will bolster interactive meetings and webinars for up to 1,000 members. It will also offer dynamic and new gallery views for better viewing experience. It will also provide end-to-end encryption to help companies meet their compliance requirements.
During a first-of-its-sort immersive keynote, Alex Kipman presented the Microsoft Mesh. This new mixed reality platform empowers users to interact holographically with others, with genuine presence, and in a characteristic way. Satya portrays Mesh as the “business collaboration form of the Xbox Live gaming service”. Individuals can interact with 3D content or engage with each other through Mesh-empowered applications across any platform or gadget – including Microsoft HoloLens, VR headsets, tablets, smartphone or computers.
Microsoft has reported new highlights like Microsoft Defender, which will research and cure threats, giving alerts and a learning center for clients. Added to this are Azure Sentinel and Threat Analytics, which will give reports from security specialists.
In the compliance area, it has reported new highlights, for example, the ability to chip away on protected documents all the while or to discover a potential internal risk movement within a company and help advise policy settings through Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management Analytics.
Microsoft launches Project Cortex that makes a knowledge network for your organization. It utilizes machine learning to analyze contacts and documents in your different stores, including those of outsider partners and afterward surfaces them in Microsoft applications like Outlook, Teams and its Office applications when suitable. It’s the organization’s first new commercial service since the introduction of Teams.
Microsoft also released three new industry-explicit cloud offerings: Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, and Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit. These new cloud solutions will join the already available Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and Microsoft Cloud for Retail. Microsoft clouds are customized to meet different industry needs and decrease time to value from years to months. These industry clouds will unite basic information models, cross-cloud connectors, workflows, APIs, and industry-explicit segments and norms, with the broadness of Microsoft’s cloud services, including Microsoft 365 and Teams, Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, Dynamics 365 and security offerings.
Further, Force Virtual Agents is Microsoft’s new no-code/low-code tool for building chatbots. It uses a great deal of Azure’s machine learning smarts to allow companies to make a chatbot with the assistance of a visual interface. If you grow out of that and need to get to the real code, you can do that as well.
Microsoft’s first employee experience platform, Viva, was released with the objective of assisting companies with providing extraordinary employee experiences and adapting to the difficulties of hybrid workplaces. Microsoft Viva includes four amazing modules that mitigate worker experience in their own ways. The modules incorporate Viva Topics, Viva Connections, Viva Insights, and Viva Learning.