Microsoft Ignite: Scott Guthrie announces new products and services

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 26 September 2016
Microsoft Ignite: Scott Guthrie announces new products and services

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president, has kicked off the annual Microsoft Ignite conference. In his keynote he has announced a number of new products and services, spanning security, productivity, intelligence and the cloud that will make it easier for IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organisations.

Security enhancements across Microsoft’s products, including Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security, offer powerful protection against security threats.

Meanwhile, building on the industry’s richest hybrid cloud portfolio, the release of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 helps transform customers’ infrastructure to support future-ready cloud applications, while advances in the Microsoft cloud infrastructure provide a path toward an AI supercomputer in the cloud.

And new AI capabilities that span agents, applications, services and infrastructure transform what’s possible for people and organisations.

In addition, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced that Adobe is bringing its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure and making it the preferred digital marketing solution for Dynamics 365 Enterprise.

“Core to our mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet is democratising AI for every person and organisation to help solve society’s most pressing challenges,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “To do this, we’re infusing intelligence into everything we deliver – from the agent to applications, services and infrastructure.”

Today’s announcements address some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing technology professionals, such as security amid an increasingly complex and dynamic threat landscape, and the need to balance end-user preferences with technology investments that scale and deliver value.

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