Infinity Group attended the annual Microsoft Inspire conference alongside 30,000 other partners from all over the world in the heat of the Nevada desert. We had a jam-packed week full of eye opening sessions around what’s in store for the next year from Microsoft, covering all technologies from Xbox to Microsoft Dynamics 365
What did we learn at Microsoft Inspire?
With keynotes coming from some of Microsoft’s most senior staff in the Business Applications, Modern Workplace and Azure product areas, the event was based around daily ‘Corenote’ presentations each morning in the T-Mobile Arena followed by breakout sessions for the various products and platforms Microsoft offers at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
After reviewing the amazing results Microsoft have had over the past year, the focus of the event was very much what the future looks like for customers on, or moving to, Microsoft’s Cloud environment. Microsoft have invested heavily in their cloud infrastructure, adding many data-centres around the world, and are incentivising customers and partners alike to move to a Cloud track. Adopting Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure opens up a world of intelligent services running on the Azure platform, including Artificial Intelligence, IoT Devices and Machine Learning.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 was the core focus in the Business Applications arena, with impressive demonstrations of Connected Field Service where IoT Devices report problems to Microsoft Dynamics 365 which are triaged by AI services, resolved if possible, and then auto scheduled using the latest Universal Resource Scheduling capability.