‘Spark the Future’, that’s the slogan for Microsoft Ignite 2015. It’s clear that Microsoft has and is going through some major changes, with Satya Nadella at the helm. If we only look back a little over a year, the platform and products are so much more open. Their hybrid strategy doesn’t only focus on cloud, but also on products as Office (365) and Windows. Office on IOS, ‘free’ upgrades to Windows 10 and continuing growth in customers and features for Office 365 and Azure, to name a few.
Together with upcoming products, like HoloLens, Nano Server and a unified Windows, for regular and enterprise customers, mobile and even XBOX, Microsoft is really trying to reclaim their hold on the market and trying to show that they are in control and ready for the future. With this, I haven’t even mentioned new versions of products, like Exchange, SharePoint and the System Center Suite.
It’s an exciting time to be in IT and Microsoft is certainly creating a lot of ‘Spark’ at Ignite. This is just the first morning. Looking forward to keep everyone up-to-date.