Microsoft Inspire Digital Event

key takeaways & the future of modern work

Microsoft Inspire FY20 Wrap up

Microsoft Inspire, is the annual kickoff event for the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. In its 17th year, this year’s global conference was hosted virtually July 21st-22nd and presented FSi Strategies the opportunity amid widespread disruption to participate in the power of community in action. The event boasted attendance from partners worldwide, representing nearly every country and every business function, from sales to marketing to finance to IT to operations. The global event provided us the opportunity to connect with our colleagues across the globe, attend Keynotes from Microsoft executives on product enhancements and take part in breakout sessions that provided education to our team that will prove to be invaluable to our customers.

As a Microsoft Cloud Platform Gold Partner with 6 Gold Competencies, continued education is of utmost importance. We strive to stay up to date with the latest innovations and training in order to provide elite IT management and consulting services to our clients in an evolving digital economy.

The Microsoft Inspire 2020 Conference was full of exciting announcements, see a few below that may be useful as you continue to optimize your technology strategy.

Azure Stack HCI is the latest member of Microsoft’s hybrid portfolio. It is a native and fully integrated Azure service that gives clients an easy and fast way to integrate your datacenter with the cloud. At its core, Azure Stack HCI is a solution that combines the following: Validated hardware from an OEM partner, Azure Stack HCI operating system, Windows Admin Center and Azure services. Learn More

• The newly announced Azure Migrate Enhancements enables customers to conduct richer datacenter assessments. These enhancements boast the ability to import and create assessments utilizing uploaded Configuration Management Database data. Learn More

• Many exciting updates and announcements have taken place around Microsoft Teams in the last few months such as: Together Mode, Dynamic View, Live Captions and more – in an effort to keep up this incredible momentum within Teams, Microsoft announced a few more innovations such as:

      ° Enhancements to the Power Platform experience in Microsoft Teams, these enhancements will allow users and organizations to create, deploy and manage apps without ever leaving Teams. Learn More

      ° The Power BI personal app for Microsoft Teams merges the productivity essence of Teams with the ability to leverage it as a platform for apps. This app will be available in August 2020 and will provide a hub for data visualizations and a central place to locate data from across your organization. The app streamlines the experience between Power BI reporting and teams, driving more data-driven decision making. Learn More

We came away from the global event freshly educated, inspired and prepared to provide you with strategic, smart and simple IT solutions that promote operational harmony. If you have any questions on any of the latest product updates or announcements, please contact us.

More details on the announcements listed here and many others can be found in the Microsoft  Inspire Book of News.

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