Today was the 2nd day of Microsoft’s Ignite conference, a summary of my 1st day if you missed it can be found here: https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/microsoft-msignite-day-1-office365-cloud-office-sharepoint/ – one thing I did miss off this was the end of the day keynote that gave details into Microsoft Research – a great summary here.
So today started out with the Project Portfolio Roadmap, this session announced some key changes for Microsoft PPM – these were highlighted in a blog post yesterday: https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/projectonline-projectserver-2013-improvements-office365-msignite/ so i won’t cover these again. Look out for blog post covering these topics in detail soon.
The next session I went to was the Power BI overview where some improvements were discussed around new visualisations, content packs and the Power BI designer. Power BI is a great data visualisation tool!
The 3rd session of the day for me was the Tools and Tips for administering Office 365. This session demonstrated some great new report dashboards and Power BI content packs for visualising usage data for Office 365. There will also be workload specific roles in Office 365, so not just the usual Global admin, billing admin etc. there will be SharePoint Admin, Skype for Business Admin etc. Also improvements to the Office 365 Admin mobile app such as push notifications were on the roadmap. It was also clear PowerShell will still play a key part in Office 365 admin. A blog post can be seen here: http://blogs.office.com/2015/05/05/whats-new-in-office-365-administration-from-microsoft-ignite/
The final session of the day for me was Building Solutions with Office Graph. Office Graph is very exciting and opens up a lot of opportunities to be able to map the relationships between people, content and interactions from all of the Office 365 workloads.
Walking around the Expo hall I came across the MVP wall which was cool:
That’s it for now until tomorrow.