I’ll start with an overall observation about the event. Ignite is part of Microsoft’s global technology showcase, and Microsoft did a great job of bringing their working teams to the forefront of the conference. It certainly felt less ‘marketing’ and more ‘boots on the ground’. The presentations were given by those involved in the development of the products and technology, so they were very authentic. However, this did mean that the quality of the presentations were a bit below par at times (e.g when a security engineer delighted in presenting 8-point-font slides to an audience of 100’s in a large auditorium!)
Overall however, having attended with a varied group of leaders and engineers from our team, we all got something valuable out of the experience, and lots to take back to our customers. Thank you, Microsoft.
It is hard to synthesise the content – our own internal debrief session ran to over an hour with 40 slides ranging from Azure’s Cognitive Capabilities to the Microsoft Graph, however I’ll try!