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Notes From Microsoft iGnite 2016 #msignite

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By , October 7, 2016 1:21 AM

Running from Hall A to Hall C and then back to Hall A I needed up walking/running approximately 4 miles (6 km) per day, yeah it was good cardio J

I went there to learn more about on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and Hybrid configuration with Office 365 BUT was not quite impressed though you search the sessions you will find approx. 57 sessions on EXCHANGE but most of the are just Office 365 features and product marketing. It looks like iGnite email related (messaging) content were focused to a specific customer market or in other words they ignored the large enterprise customer running complex exchange environment.

I’d also mention that there were some sessions which I liked most and one of them was just specific to Office 365 but it is related to on-premises stuff (Below is the list of sessions I liked most or in other word 5/5 on the score card).

Challenge cloud encryption myths and learn about Office 365 BYOK plans
Yes, now you can bring your own keys.  Very information session from Jaclynn.

Migrate to Exchange Online via Exchange Hybrid
2nd session of the day for Hybrid.  Tons of information, must watch Tim and Mike did an awesome job.  And yes don’t forget to run the RCW on-premises.

Meet twin sons of different mothers (MVPs and Exchange engineers). It was a very interactive session carried out by Tony Redmond with folks from Product Team (Karim Battish and Jeff Mealiffe) and Exchange MVP (Andrew Higginbotham and Jeff Guillet). The room was full of on-premises Exchange Enthusiast.

The Ultimate Field Guide to Office 365 Groups. Microsoft gave a lot of information at Ignite about future developments for Office 365 Groups. This session provided a counterweight in that it focused on how groups are used in the field. This session was carried out by Tony Redmond and Bejamin Niaulin.

Unplug with the experts on Exchange Server and Exchange Online
Another interactive session. Discussion on on-premises, Modern-Auth, ADFS and Hybrid

 

So to conclude that overall it was a busy event, specially with running from one hall to another (wish they plan it better next year). Other than attending these breakout sessions I got most of questions answered by meeting the product team at the booth, I spent HOURS with them.

 

#MSiGnite 2016 Post Keynote Day2 Sessions

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By , September 27, 2016 2:45 AM

The day 2 has just started and I’m going post more blog post but short post and it will cover the highlight to give you (readers) the idea what’s going here 🙂

The first session i attended was on Collaboration with Office 365. 
Speaker – Kady Dundas – and Dan Holmes

This Office 365 sessions explained how can an organization be more effective and productive leveraging features such as Office 365 Group/OutlookYammer, Smart File Attachment using OD4b. One of the most use case of Office 365 Group v/s Distribution Group where Distribution Groups members email back and forth and there no conversation history other than the mailboxes of the distribution group members and users end up using really all in some cases. Also a tedious task if someone new joins the team, Office 365 Group solves that issue.

Office 365 groups were also covered #Millennial , where these groups can be leveraged for contractor and Millennial , since Millennial like social networking and Office 365 are work very well with Yammer too.  Office 365 Group can be configured Public and Private.

Smart attachment of a document using OD4B, Document co-authring and Chat feature in the document (possible with Skype) and Sharepoint Dashboard were also the part of this session. I’m not sure if this event is going to be repeated and if not then watch a recorded session

http://ignite.microsoft.com

Collaboration with Microsoft Office 365

 

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