MS Inspire 2019 review in 103 seconds

Manish Bhardia from Think AI summarizes his trip to Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019. He was representing Think AI at the event from July 14 to July 19th, during which Microsoft communicated the four areas which they will be focused on for the next year, and which they expect their partners to focus on as well:

  1. Office 365 and Teams’ applications for collaboration
  2. Dynamic 365 business applications and power apps
  3. Infrastructure, including Azure infrastructure
  4. Data and AI

This is fantastic news, as Think AI is already at the forefront of the push for more advancement into the areas of data and AI and will welcome more awareness and support in our efforts from Microsoft.

Another interesting highlight Manish shared was a use case for the Teams collaboration application. In the use case, an Australian university had five hundred students use Teams and chat BOTs to ensure that all communication flowed easily between students and teachers and nothing fells through the cracks. The test was a huge success, and is a great example of the kind of technology solutions we are looking to help our clients with.

We are looking forward to developing partnerships in order to continuously enhance our offering, and looking forward to helping new clients solve their unique technology challenges.

We are excited to share additional insights in future posts. Thank you for reading.

Overview of Teams

If you're new to Teams, watch this short video. Teams is built on Office 365 groups, Office Graph, and the same enterprise-level security, compliance, and manageability as the rest of Office 365. Teams leverages identities stored in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you create a team, here's what gets created:

  1. A new Office 365 group
  2. A SharePoint Online site and document library to store team files
  3. An Exchange Online shared mailbox and calendar
  4. A OneNote notebook
  5. Ties into other Office 365 apps such as Planner and Power BI

Do You Feel the Need for Speed?

To close out February, Think AI hosted an amazing event with The Partner Consortium at the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles. This was an invitation-only event for executives who want to stay on top of the latest technology trends including AI & Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Cloud Technology Trends, and Modern Business Applications such CRM and ERP. We discussed how to solve their unique business problems leveraging today's cloud-based technology world to speed up their organization.

In addition to the expert discussions, a delicious lunch from Restaurant 917, and quality networking with fellow executives, a few lucky attendees even received a demonstration lap on the track with a professional driver!

Contact us to be added to our list of invitees for the next Porsche Experience event in Los Angeles.