A short day at the conference left some time to explore the city. The sessions I attended was of uniform Ignite quality.
My first session today was out of my traditional track – it was Lonya French talking about “Create meaningful stories in an instant with Office Sway”. It was time to explore something new, and Sway seemed to be an interesting product to include in my everyday life at work and on private. Sway is a new Microsoft Office app that lets you easily create presentations, reports, and stories to share with the world. In Sway I can concentrate on the content and let Sway take care of the design. Looking forward to explore this further.
|Lonya starting her session|
My second session of my last day at Ignite 2016 was held by Korneel Bullens known from earlier. Today he also got company from Sunie Sutjahjo. The sessions topic was “Deploy ExpressRoute for Skype in Microsoft Office 365”. This session was enlightening and structured related to the subject which InFact could be relatively floating. The speakers did manage to describe the ExpressRoute product in a perfect manner. The important thing was to get an understanding on when we need Express Route, and when we don’t need an Express Route. We did also get third party applications to know.
|The presenters are getting ready.|
|One slide describing the Express Route|
|Korneel described perfectly when a Express Route would gain the network performance|
My last session for the conference was held by my Norwegian acquaintance Lasse Nordvik Wedø on the topic “Configure Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition with your SBC”. The session did have a good flow thanks Lasse’s good preparations. We did have video recordings of the demos and the presentation did continuously update with corresponding twitter posts. Great ninja skills!
|Lasse starting his session at Ignite 2016|
|Lasse was very exact in his prerecorded demoes on the Sonus SBC’s|
After the last session was finished, it was time to pick my luggage and have my last Ignite Lunch… this year.
|Orlando announced as next years Ignite location|
Now I had some time to explore the city before my flight home.
|Relaxing in the sun outside of Georgia World Conference Center|
|Changing to hotel downtown for my last night|
|Visiting the Coca-Cola world museum (Coca-Cola origins from Atlanta, GA)|
|Had a great dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta|
|Me with a motorbike found at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta that Elvis Presley bought the year I was born.|
Thanks to Microsoft for being a great host during this week in Atlanta. Thanks to Serit for allowing me to attend to the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference. Thanks to my wife Else Marie that runs our home with our three lovely kids while I have been travelling abroad. Much appreciated!