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Reactions and impressions from Microsoft Ignite

Jonathan Hassell | May 8, 2015
Microsoft kicked off the Ignite conference yesterday. The event is the combination of its IT pro-oriented TechEd conference along with the smaller Exchange, SharePoint and Lync conferences it had run at various points over the past decade. Here some initial thoughts and impressions of the keynotes and product announcements.

The last word

This was Microsoft's moment to speak directly to IT professionals and CIOs to show them that while the cloud is here to stay, what really matters is how you empower your users to get work done in new and exciting ways. The company did an excellent job of showing how these new scenarios, powered by modern architecture and modern devices, will really take business forward. There is a lot to like here in principle. Now it remains to be seen how well the pathway forward to this modern architecture is laid out, how much it will cost, and what its limitations are. We will learn this in the days to come.


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