Post Microsoft Ignite Conference 2015

It’s been a month now since the Microsoft Ignite 2015 Conference. 23K or so attendees from all over the world merged to learn, connect, and establish new paths for themselves and their organizations.

Few of the sessions I attended included the following:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK4117
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3157
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3199
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK1450
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/THR0489

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2188
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/FND2203
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/C9-31
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/C9-09

Next year, Ignite will be from May 9 to May 13th in Chicago. Keep an eye on http://ignite.microsoft.com and sign up for email updates.

A ton of material is online already, however, keep an eye on the following blogs and posts from industry and community leaders at:

Joel Olson
http://www.collabshow.com/2015/04/03/are-we-ready-for-the-next-wave-with-sharepoint-2016

Microsoft (Yammer)
https://aka.ms/yammersptap

Microsoft (Blog)
http://blogs.office.com/2015/04/16/sharepoint-server-2016-update/

IT unity
http://www.itunity.com/

William Baer
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2015/02/03/top-3-sessions-to-learn-more-about-sharepoint-server-2016-at-microsoft-ignite.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2015/04/29/microsoft-ignite-when-and-where.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2015/05/12/what-s-new-in-sharepoint-server-2016-installation-and-deployment.aspx

@SharePointWarrior
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepointwarrior/archive/2015/05/13/sharepoint-2016-on-premises-update-ignite-recap.aspx

@Joe Shepherd at CDW also took a stab at Ignite and summarized his experience there. Check out his blog post here http://blog.cdw.com/microsoft-ignite-sparks-innovation-collaboration

And of course, Twitter is awesome for this sort of discovery and research. Simply click or access this link https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MSIgnite

Now, if you’re looking to download Microsoft Ignite Conference 2015 content, check out the following scripts:

http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2015/05/the-ultimate-script-to-download-microsoft-ignite-videos-and-slides.html

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/all-the-Ignite-Videos-and-b952f5ac#content

In the past folks who were not able to attend a SharePoint Conference, had to pay close to $300.00 US to gain access to the content. Today, its all out there, free for all. Which brings me to my summary and closing remarks.

While the numbers are growing in favor of social collaboration tools and platforms hosted in the cloud , don’t forget the natural occurrence of gravity; what goes up, eventually, must come back down (whether on this Earth or some other “Earth”). Microsoft is heavily investing in cloud-down innovation. One of the major announcements at Ignite was around the Windows Azure Stack http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/05/04/announcing-microsoft-azure-stack.aspx Take a look. Azure in your own Datacenter. This is the way back!

Most of what we do today is online. Most of the knowledge we have is online. Most of everything is online. The ability to differentiate what is true from what is false knowledge is becoming harder. What is a hack, versus, what is a best practice? All the How To do a certain thing, deploy a piece of software, configure this or that, etc. is all online. I once answered a customer of mine; I said my job can be summarized in 8 to 10 browser tabs. We both laughed. 

With that said, dig deeper in whatever you do and find more! 

@jharbieh

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I'm an IW Solutions Architect with background in requirements gathering, planning, design, architecture, and development (not necessarily in the right order). Currently, my focus is on the Microsoft Productivity and Collaboration space. Hope you enjoy what I write about here. Thanks for visiting. Johnny Harbieh
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