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Microsoft Ignite: Changes in 2021

Katharina Kampen
March 26, 2021

Microsoft’s 2021 Ignite conference presented many innovative new features. Especially for IT professionals and developers, it is important to understand Microsoft’s latest features to prepare your company in time. What the Microsoft Ignite conference is and which 6 Microsoft areas will be modernized in 2021, you will learn in this article.

What is the Microsoft Ignite conference?

Every year, Microsoft hosts their Ignite conference. They present new innovations and advances that can solve problems or application gaps in Microsoft products and services. The first conference in 1993 in Florida was called TechEd, then changed to Ignite in 2014. In 2021, of course, the conference was held completely digitally. Spread over several days, sessions of various types and topics are held. In addition to news and knowledge content, networking with Microsoft experts, MVPs and community members is also supported.

Microsoft Ignite 2021 source: microsoft

6 Microsoft areas featured at Ignite 2021

  1. 3D communication with Microsoft Mesh

    Microsoft Mesh is a tool to create digital collaboration in Mixed Reality. This means that users can meet and work in a virtual world.

    Microsoft Mesh 3D Mixed realitysource: microsoft

  2. Microsoft 365

    There will be many innovations to Microsoft Teams in 2021, including better presentation capabilities and larger meetings. In addition, Microsoft Viva was presented as a tool for promoting employee satisfaction.

    MS Viva Microsoft Ignite 2021source: microsoft

  3. Azure Percept

    Updates in Micosoft Azure, for example, offers Azure Machine Learning and AI on edge devices with low compute capacity. There's also an analytics service that combines data integration, enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. For more Microsoft Azure innovations, see the free overview of all the new Microsoft features at Ignite 2021.

    Azure Percept Microsoft Ignite 2021source: microsoft

  4. Security

    In the future, teams will protect sensitive conversations with end-to-end encryption. In addition, passwordless authentication will be available in Azure Active Directory.

    security Microsoft Teams
  5. Dynamics 365 Marketing

    Dynamics 365 gets real-time capabilities to orchestrate the customer journey. This includes, among other things, personalized customer targeting across all channels and touchpoints as well as the redesign of omnichannel fulfillment.

    DYN-Marketing-overviewsource: microsoft

  6. Power Platform: New tools for low-code developers

    The Microsoft Power Platform offers new tools for low-code developers that allow people to create their own apps and automate processes regardless of their technical skills. Other new features include Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities and Excel's simple language-based low-code solution. Read more in the free overview of all new Microsoft features 2021.

    Microsof Ignite 2021 Teams Apps low code based

An overview with all Microsoft Ignite updates 2021

We have compiled a list for you which lists all the new features that were presented at the Microsoft Ignite Conference 2021, by topic area. You can download the entire overview of all this year's updates from Microsoft here.

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