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Takeaways from the Microsoft Inspire Conference (2017)

By: Ryan Barton on August 7, 2017

Two of Mainstay’s team members attended Microsoft’s annual international conference – the Microsoft Inspire Conference – in Washington DC last month. The event is a showcase for Microsoft’s vision for the future and a chance for them to announce new products and initiatives.  Below are some highlights, told by Rick Dupuis:

The Microsoft conference is always an inspiring event.  That held true this year as in past years!

Satya Nadella gave an inspiring Day 1 keynote speech focusing on how Microsoft’s mission statement (to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more) is being turned into strategies to transform today’s organizations, by leveraging the cloud, next generation security, centralized applications, compelling infrastructure, business intelligence, and AI.

Behind the buzzwords were specific products, upgrades, and company changes.

Themes included:

Some of the specific products that stood out to us included:

We are pleased with the progress Microsoft is making and honored to be a Microsoft Partner with multiple silver and gold competencies. Attending the conference helps us to stay at the edge of Microsoft’s initiatives, network with partners from around the world, and gain insights into specific products – all so we can serve our clients better and help them leverage technology so their organizations are more efficient, secure, and productive.