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Microsoft Ignite 2019: First Impressions and Interesting Announcements

5 Nov 2019 by Chris Cahill

Microsoft Ignite 2019 is up and running, and boy did it start with a bang! As soon as the morning’s keynotes were over, thousands of IT professionals descended on the conference hall, and booth #841 – Quadrotech’s home for the week – became a hive of activity.

Our limited edition “Kiss My SaaS” t-shirts were a big hit with the swag hunters, but the real buzz came from the crowds queueing to demo Nova, our game-changing Office 365 management software.

Learn more about our first impressions and the day’s announcements in this short video:

Microsoft Ignite 2019: Day One Takeaways

One of the most intriguing announcements from Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, was Project Silica; a new “cold storage system” that essentially allows data to be preserved on glass discs, which is said to be more robust and reliable than traditional hard drives. It’ll be fascinating to see how this scales in the coming years.

When showcasing our solutions, one of the key areas that resonated with attendees was our focus on driving user adoption.

If you’re responsible for your organization’s Office 365 licenses, you’ll know how difficult it can be to maximize your investment and get everyone on board, which is why our ‘Accelerate Office 365 adoption’ signage was turning heads and starting conversations.

You can learn more about our Adoption Accelerator here, and be sure to register for our upcoming webinar:

3 Practical Strategies to Boost Office 365 Adoption
November 21, 2019
10 AM PST / 12 PM CST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT

Mike also caught up with Microsoft MVP Tony Redmond for his thoughts on the first day’s announcements. Hear Tony’s expert insight on what’s new for Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, and Teams:

If you’re in Orlando this week, our team would love to see you.

Make your way to booth #841, get your hands on one of our iconic stress bulls, enter our tech tumbler giveaway, and, if you’re lucky, get your hands on one of our sassy tees!

Keep an eye on our Twitter for live updates, and check back tomorrow for a recap on Day 2.