I wasn’t able to go to Microsoft Ignite this year in Atlanta, but 4,078 miles away I have been watching social media, Microsoft blogs, live and on demand streams to gather as much relevant information as possible with regards to Skype for Business. The intention of this post is to summarise the key points I have come across, and there are quite a few.
At the Ignite Keynote I picked up on the fact that Microsoft’s message for this Ignite was all about Cloud and Business Transformation. Not suprising right? The cloud bit not so much, but now Microsoft have taken their gloves off, removed their arm from around SI partners and are now pushing more and more direct services to businesses. The message was clear, Corporate Vice President Julia White said that I.T no longer stands for Information Technology, but Innovation and Transformation. What does this mean?
Each of us will have our own intepretation of this, but for me:
Innovation – 75% Microsoft driven application services, 15% partner driven application services and 5% home grown application development. The decade 2020-2030 will be known as the decade of the Dev, like 2000-2010 was the decade of virtualisation and optimisation.