Microsoft Amplifies Its Digital Transformation Theme at Ignite 2016

1 - Microsoft Amplifies Its Digital Transformation Theme at Ignite 2016
2 - Innovation and Transformation
3 - Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Launch
4 - Adobe Loves Azure
5 - Azure Regions
6 - Dublin Data Center
7 - The Trusted Cloud
8 - Unique Hybrid Capability
9 - Fortune 500 Firms Using Microsoft Cloud
10 - What Is Azure?
11 - Management and Security
12 - Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016
13 - The Visual Studio Family
14 - Visual Studio Team Services
15 - DevOps Guru
16 - Changing Workforce
17 - The Year 2020
18 - DOD Deploying Windows 10
19 - Secure Productive Enterprise
20 - Intelligent Security Graph
21 - Trusted Platform
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Microsoft Amplifies Its Digital Transformation Theme at Ignite 2016

The theme of Microsoft's Ignite conference is helping businesses with their digital transformation. One way to achieve this, the company said, is with its cloud-friendly server Windows Server 2016.

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Innovation and Transformation

Julia White, Microsoft corporate vice president and emcee of Microsoft Ignite 2016, called the event the biggest conference focused on IT: Innovation and Transformation.

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Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Launch

Scot Guthrie announced Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. "Solutions that take advantage of an intelligent cloud platform make IT the heroes within every company," he said.

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Adobe Loves Azure

Microsoft forged a new partnership with Adobe, which is moving its Marketing Cloud, Creative Cloud and Document Cloud to the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure platform. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella (left) gushes about the partnership with Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayan onstage.

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Azure Regions

Microsoft has 34 Azure regions around the world, which is twice the number of regions that Amazon Web Services has today, Guthrie said.

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Dublin Data Center

Microsoft's Dublin cloud data center has enough concrete to pave a sidewalk from London to Paris, the company said.

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The Trusted Cloud

Microsoft says its Azure cloud platform has more certifications than any other cloud provider.

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Unique Hybrid Capability

The Microsoft Azure cloud provides users with hybrid cloud capabilities to support business applications, big data, productivity, identity and more.

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Fortune 500 Firms Using Microsoft Cloud

Approximately 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies use some form of Microsoft cloud services, the company claims.

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What Is Azure?

Microsoft Azure features developer tools for building cloud apps, a set of core platform services and core infrastructure.

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Management and Security

Microsoft Azure provides log analytics, automation, security and more.

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Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

Customers can now download evaluation copies of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. However, general availability is scheduled for mid-October.

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The Visual Studio Family

The Visual Studio family consists of the flagship Visual Studio developer toolset, Visual Studio Code and Visual studio Team Services.

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Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services provides a set of cloud-powered collaboration tools for developers to work in teams to build complex applications. It provides a complete DevOps solution.

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DevOps Guru

Donovan Brown, Microsoft's senior DevOps program manager and resident DevOps guru, gets seriously excited talking about how DevOps can transform the process of creating and delivering software. Brown previewed a new capability called Azure Monitor.

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Changing Workforce

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices group, said: "What's changing is not just the technology, but our own workforce."

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The Year 2020

In 2020, 50 percent of the workforce in the United States will be millennials. And 43 percent of all U.S. workers will be freelancers.

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DOD Deploying Windows 10

Microsoft says the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will deploy Windows 10 across the department by January to strengthen cyber-security and streamline the IT operating environment. "It is important for the department to rapidly transition to Windows 10 in order to improve our cyber-security posture, lower the cost of IT and streamline the IT operating environment," a DOD memo said.

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Secure Productive Enterprise

Microsoft protects 1 billion logins per day with Azure Active Directory.

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Intelligent Security Graph

Microsoft eliminates 1 million suspicious files each day and a whole lot more.

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Trusted Platform

Microsoft touts its security tools as a reason why the company's platform can be trusted.

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