At its annual Microsoft Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced no.of new products and services across security, productivity, intelligence and the cloud that will help IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organizations. Find the list of announcements below and you can click on each announcement to read about it in detail.
- New Windows Defender Application Guard will make Microsoft Edge the most secure browser for the enterprise.
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection will be extended to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Office 365 ATP now share intelligence mutually across both services.
- Outlook for iOS and Android is now fully powered by the Microsoft Cloud for Office 365 commercial users.
- Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 and Secure Productive Enterprise available from Oct 1.
- Microsoft previewed new skills for its personal assistant and AI agent Cortana, including health insights and reminders.
- Office 365 is getting new cloud-powered intelligent capabilities, including Tap in Word and Outlook, Quickstarter for PowerPoint and new chart type in Maps.
- Delve Analytics rebranded as Microsoft MyAnalytics.
- Relationship Assistant for Dynamics 365 for Sales, makes customer engagement more intelligent than ever before on any device.
- Microsoft has deployed a new AI-enabled virtual agent across all of its U.S. support centers to improve customer experience.
- New partnership with Renault-Nissan Alliance to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.
- Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Adobe that will enable businesses to strengthen their brands through solutions with Microsoft Azure, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
- General availability of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
- Commercially Supported Docker Engine will be available to Windows Server 2016 customers for free.
- New Azure monitoring abilities, combined with Operations Management Suite updates, help IT manage cloud and on-premises assets from one place.
- The next technical preview of Azure Stack brings Azure technology to customers’ datacenters, furthering Microsoft’s unique hybrid differentiation.
- Microsoft now has the world’s largest deployment of custom developed field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Empowering IT pros:
- The Microsoft IT Pro Career Center and Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials are now available in 25 languages and 40 markets globally.
- Microsoft announced some major updates coming to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint online.
- People cards that surface profile information and content throughout Office 365 are rolling out now.
- Microsoft announces Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016
- Microsoft announces Project Springfield, an unique fuzz testing service for finding security critical bugs in software.
- The expansion of the Surface Enterprise Initiative to enable partners, worldwide, to create and provide services and support capabilities for Surface.