In a fashion that is flirting with becoming a part of the ‘new normal’, this year’s Microsoft Ignite was held as a digital-only event. The conference was beamed to 30,000 virtual attendees from across the globe, all keen to discover more opportunities for innovation, industry insights and browse the unique offers from Microsoft.

Following on from his presentations at previous years’ Ignite Conferences, MVP and AddIn365 CTO, Wes Hackett was asked to present on two Ask The Expert sessions. The interactive programmes, available to revisit here, were designed to provide insights and roadmaps from industry leaders, deep dives and live demos on Microsoft products.

Answering questions put forward from Microsoft365 users, Wes attended the ‘Ask The Expert Session: Develop Engaging Apps for Work with Microsoft Teams & Microsoft 365’, where he offered his insights into the latest building block products from Microsoft and how they can be better integrated into the workplace. As part of a world class panel of experts on a range of technologies, Wes analysed the latest application offerings from within Microsoft Teams and looks forward to the next round of product releases later in the year. Wes provides a leading vision to our customers’ organisations who require simple solutions to better digital communications and collaboration within their businesses.

On presenting at an Ignite event unlike previous years, Wes said: “Firstly, I really enjoyed the new Q&A layout of the live sessions; it gave myself and my associates on the panels a great opportunity to really break down the questions the attendees were asking and offer our best insights on how to get the most out of the latest enhancements. Secondly, I was really excited by the huge announcements made at the Keynotes. With the imminent release of SharePoint Syntex and the application enhancements within Teams, the new Together Mode scenes in particular, Ignite really showcased Microsoft’s intent to provide some real innovation to their products to improve their users’ experience.”

We were pleased to hear the conference message from Microsoft was a commitment to quality over quantity, with real innovative enhancements being made to many of the existing applications. All of the major announcements made at Ignite, including new custom layouts in Teams, SharePoint Syntex, better data insights and the fresh innovations for Microsoft Search, amongst others are discussed by AddIn365 MVPs; Paul Schaeflein, Suzy Dean and Wes Hackett on this week’s New Habits Podcast, which can be listened to here.

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