As Microsoft Ignite 2018 nears, I am busy preparing my schedule for the week. Part of that preparation is planning for discussions I would like to have with product group members, MVPs, and other peers. I also have some other things that I either think (hope) will happen, or at least want to hear more about. Without further ado, here are 5 things I’m either hoping for or looking forward to at Ignite this year: Continue reading
Now that Microsoft Ignite has come and gone, I have had time to digest some of the news from the week and want to share some thoughts…specifically about Skype and Teams for now. Ignite 2017 overall was the best/most productive Microsoft conference I have attended. The logistics of a conference this size have to be crazy – 30,000 people, 1600+ sessions, vendors, food, celebrations, etc. Kudos to everyone involved.
The first day of Microsoft Ignite brought a staggering amount of announcements, most of which I have yet to read about in detail. With the number of product groups represented at the conference, I am sure there are still some that I haven’t heard about. In all of the sessions I attended today, I saw Microsoft’s mission throughout. It is clear that they are really focused on ensuring users have the tools they need to be productive.
Microsoft Mission: Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Microsoft Ignite kicks off on Monday, and I can’t wait for another year of immersion in all of the enterprise technologies that Microsoft has to offer. If you are still struggling to sort through the 1500+ sessions available, let me persuade you to check out my top 5 anticipated sessions for the week.
I recently ran into a problem with an invalid phone number showing up on the Lync contact card for a user. The Lync contact card pulls info from a number of sources – Active Directory, SharePoint, personal contacts, phone numbers defined directly in the Lync client, etc. In order to narrow down the problem and find where the bad phone number was stored I wanted to see what Lync had in the address book database for the user. Continue reading