Being the Top Reseller for the Surface Hub in Singapore, gave us the privilege of attending Microsoft’s Annual Partner Conference - Microsoft Inspire, which was held in Las Vegas from 14-17th July 2018.
True to Microsoft’s mission to empower every person on the planet to achieve more, the conference was about empowering the partner community to achieve more. Through a series of core note sessions and regional and solutions focussed tracks, the Microsoft Team shared stories of partner success and outlined the vision and priorities for the new financial year.
Microsoft has become an inevitable part of the AV ecosystem
As you might have heard, Crestron, won the Global IoT partner of the year award, which should be a Clarion Call to the Industry announcing the coming of age of the AV over IP and AV-IT Convergence.
Digital Transformation of Businesses gets an impetus with such convergence and to enhance that Microsoft has unleashed a range of solutions under its Modern Workplace suite that includes devices (Surface Range of Modern Desktops), Intelligent Communications ( Teams) and of course the Enhanced Microsoft 365 platform, that combines Office 365 and security features to address Compliance requirements related to Data Protection.
The Surface Hub 2
The Surface Hub 2 is slated to be released in 2019 and incorporates many new features like the ability to be tiled & work both in portrait and landscape modes. It is also engineered to unlock the full potential of Microsoft Teams. The Surface Hub 2 and the new modern desktop models are built to increase employee engagement and productivity and leverage on the premise that Work Place Culture is the New Currency.
The Event attended by over 30,000 partners worldwide provided a great opportunity for learning and networking. The highlight of course, was the Core Note address by Satya Nadella, who was welcomed on stage with a standing ovation. In his address he outlined the priorities of the company and explained how everything they did was aligned to their mission of empowering people to do more.
For us, it was indeed an Inspiring week, to realise the opportunities that we have to assist our customers with their digital transformation journey. We are stepping up our Modern Work Place Practice and we will be bringing you exciting and cutting-edge solutions that integrates the best of AV and IT in unique ways suited to your requirements.
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