Highlights from Microsoft’s Most Comprehensive Annual Conference

The 2019 Microsoft Ignite Conference continues to be the launchpad for many of Microsoft’s next generation of products, features, and ideas – and there were a lot of them.

To help make sense of it all, two leading Microsoft experts from Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company, National Technology and Innovation Leader, Paul Twigg and National Solutions Architect Nilesh Nadkarni, take you through an informative 30-minute webinar, examining some of the most important technology trends for the next year.

Of the upcoming trends discussed in our webinar, here are our top 5:

Cloud Hybrid – Microsoft announced Azure Arc. Nilesh described this as the next version of the hybrid platform for the cloud with a key focus on centralized management of all resources, cloud and on-premise.

AI Everywhere and for Everyone – Key announcements on the Microsoft 365 platform included new products and services lines based on AI. Paul and Nilesh both agreed on these key announcements as being a key turning point for intranets and the introduction of AI for citizen developers as part of the Power Platform.

Robotic Process Automation – Microsoft announced new RPA features at Ignite. Paul mentioned the growing trend of automation with RPA based technologies as one of the key pillars of this.

Cloud Native Applications – The next evolution of custom development is making its way through the Microsoft ecosystem. Every developer and architect should be thinking about this as they modernize their applications.

So, what should you plan for on your IT roadmap? It depends where you want to go, and this information can help keep you up to date on technology trends coming out of Microsoft Ignite. Check out the recording of our webinar to learn more or contact us to discuss how you can leverage these technologies within your organization!