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Microsoft Inspire 2019 -Together, we achieve more!

And with the event that Microsoft partners from around the world await with bated breath, Microsoft Inspire, trending as #MSInspire was no less than a spectacle in every sense. While partner conferences are something that only large scale organizations put up, these events talk a great deal about the insights of the importance a vendor company is giving to its clients. With the major agenda of a sales event, these partner conferences give the clients a good sneak peek into the plans of the vendors and what their aims and goals are for the coming times. Focused on driving customer and partner engagements, MSInspire is usually setting goals for partners with a humungous limelight concentrated on recognitions and morale boosting of the inseparable part of their ecosystem. Focusing on multiple aspects that have seen a paradigm change,the graph of successful ventures is on the rise and new additions ensure that the same continues. Dynamic 365, PowerApps, AppSource, Azure Marketplace & AI were some of the key highlights of the entire 3 day hullabaloo and Vegas definitely seemed much brighter with MSInspire, as it does, year after year.

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With its grandeur and exuberance soaring higher every passing year, Microsoft Inspire was a 3 days extravaganza with partners and MS geeks pouring in from all corners of the world. Hosted on the 15th, 16th and 17th July 2019, Microsoft Inspire was a huge platfom that offered immense opportunities to investors, partners and those wishing to walk the extra mile to realise the potential that technology has to offer.

With the arrivals starting on the 14th July, Microsoft had its First Time Attendee orientation sorted on the very same day and The Hub Preview by Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready. Taking off with Corenote at Microsoft Inspire, the major part of Day 1 was devoted to Networking & Sessions at Microsoft Inspire followed by Social Hours with Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready and Area Celebrations to conclude the day with.

“The magic happens when your teams meet our technology. We come together in a partnership” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate VP for One Commercial Partner at MS Corp.

While the Corenote at Day1 worked towards valuing and empowering Microsoft Partners, it also drove a significant focus to democratise digital. Making the economies digital and democratizing it, part of the address by Judson Althoff, Executive VP of Worldwide Commercial Business at MS Corp was what ruled the Day1 which saw numerous attendees at the arena for the CoreNote and then some more at the various halls put up for interaction of the partners with the core teams.

Putting up ‘The Hub’, an open platform at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre which was a rather convenient spot for the attendees to come together and build up the much required connect with Microsoft Partners from all over the world, The Hub was a gallery of opportunities for those willing to find one.

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Specific Area Lounges, Connect Zone- a cafe set up to meet and discuss opportunities with other MS Partners from more than 130 countries and the Social Hours presented a plethora of options for all the attendees to reap out the maximum benefits from the MS Inspire and one could only wish for that the time did not end that soon!!

Day 2 Corenote:

While Day2 saw a multitude of featured speakers taking over the stage that come from different walks of life and have their own lives as an example to inspire, MS Inspire got an immeasurable impetus at The Hub, wherein the SMC Sales Centre was one of the numerous interactive enters and platform available for people to mingle with the like minded crowd and explore the richness of the event. Day 2 was still ruled by Networking & Sessions at Microsoft Inspire, followed by Social hours at Microsoft Ready and Microsoft Inspire which paved for various evening events later.

While Innovation, Partnership and Business Leadership remained at the core of all the activities planned at MS Inspire, the learning material available as well as the unmatched energy of the event pumped up the enthusiasm manifolds. The huge gathering comprised of not only Microsoft partners from more than 130 countries but also Microsoft senior leadership, Microsoft Solution Specialists, Microsoft Account Executives, Microsoft Channel Managers, Senior Industry Experts and many more.

The event also focused on core aspects such as being accessible to all, embracing sustainability and supporting wellness by undertaking various activities and minuscule steps such as providing sustainable food choices, giving healthy meal options, gym access and a host of other conveniences to the attendees.

A gesture of warmth to first time attendees, MS Inspire also put up the FTA program by pairing new attendees with seasoned partners who could serve as guides and mentors to sheath the new attendees by getting blinded from the extravaganza. Starting from the orientations to the post-event planning help, the FTA was no less than a boon for the newbies and definitely helped in making them comfortable and completely imbibe the essence of MS Inspire.

Day 3 Corenote:

 While Day3 consisted of Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready Corenotes to start the day with, strong words from Satya Nadella and Brad Smith about not only reaching out to but also at the same time empowering every organisation on the planet simultaneously creating a sustainable environment on the planet for the future generations to come touched a chord.

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Day3 witnessed numerous shared stories of success and innovation from the attendees. Majority of the stalls at The Hub and even the Connect Zones saw a huge footfall with people trying to grab up as much as they could from what MS Inspire had to offer. Empowering through partnerships, collaborations and reaching out to partners from farthest of places within a couple of square inches is one of the best things MS Inspire offers to its partners. The multiple atriums and theatres hosted a significant number of sessions for the attendees to take back with them as experiences and knowledge. Business development Connections and Networking Sessions at Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready still took up the major part of the day and the One Celebration was the just the perfect way to end the 3 days long exuberant affair.

The catch ups at The Hub, the discussions, key speakers’ notes, CoreNote, all added to the 3 days Gala event, numerous discussions, meetings, brainstorming and a host of other activities on the latest technologies, updates, programs and applications pertaining to services and solutions such as Cloud Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Applications, Teamworks, Internet of Things and much more, the event wrapped up with one of the largest celebrations, or rather, the One Celebration. The event throbbed with the high energy levels of Microsoft employees and partners alike, celebrating their shared success and at the same time paving way for the year that is to come.

On Thursday, the 18th July, the day for the final see- offs, the content was concluded with the First Time Attendee workshops, some more networking sessions and Area General Sessions which worked out like more of cool down sessions to kick start the wait for the event next year!

 

Microsoft Flow Consulting Services by Bitscape

Customization is the need of the hour and we would do anything to get that ease of customization in anything and everything that we can lay our hands on. Be it our clothes, our mobiles and accessories, our crockery or anything that we need and use in our everyday life. The addition of that personal touch makes things so much more different and it always adds to the feel good factor. But hey, then do we like to run to other people, the so- called experts for all the customization? Wouldn’t it be a tad bit more convenient and exaggerating if we were able to do things on our own rather than to find some expert every other time. Well guess what!!! MS Flow lets you do just that, and a slight bit more.

Microsoft Flow Consulting

MS Flow is a recent addition to cloud based software’s by Microsoft that help end users to not only create but also customized workflows and store them for multiple usage. These process flows can range from petty operations such as storing files with a particular extension to complex programming structures based on specific algorithms. Termed as Flows, these functions can automate and customize almost everything, and the best part is that, No, you don’t need a developer to do that for you.

Drumrolls!!! It is as easy as type and click. Yes! That’s what MS Flow does for you. Setting reminders, segregating files, deleting specific file formats, creating conditional programs, sending automated mail responses, just to mention a few. Plus, being a cloud based software and compatible with other MS applications such as PowerBI, PowerApp, Office 365 and many others, MS Flow is just what one would want to make work spaces convenient and comfortable. With no technical expertise required, MS Flow really comes in handy when it comes to setting up one’s own processes and work flows to be able to manage tasks rather efficiently, not to mention, ease is an icing on the cake.

Bitscape being one of the most prominent channel partners for Microsoft in California, US, this brand new feature from Microsoft is being promoted across all Bitscape clientele and firms that have an MS environment to provide ease of functioning and move their work processes on auto mode.

Digital Cloud at its Best – Microsoft Azure Consulting

Cloud computing is a big move from the old-fashioned way big business think about IT assets. Simply lay, cloud computing in the delivery of computing services— software’s, storage databases, networking, analytics, servers, intelligence and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster revolution, flexible resources and economies of scale.

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You normally pay only for the services you use, assisting you to lower operating costs, run your framework more competently and scale as your business needs modification. Azure is a flexible open source cloud platform from Microsoft’s stable that empowers businesses to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

Microsoft Azure consulting services from partners help you size it, but augment it, position and support as when required. Businesses can develop, build and maintain application through Azure without any hurdle of programming languages and framework. It is too flexible to integrate with your existing IT environment. It’s pretty convenient, isn’t it?

Features of Azure

You can deploy Azure services to a wide area of applications:

  • Websites:

It is one of the finest solutions for having a presence on the World Wide Web, and then scaling as the requirements increase from time to time. They can be quickly deployable and are highly scalable Windows Azure. It allows use of different programming languages and open source applications of a site administrator’s choice and positioning content with FTP, Git, and TFS.SQL Database, Caching, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Storage can be easily integrated with Azure.

  • Virtual Machines:

Virtual Machines is Azure’s Infrastructure as a solution. This was a long-awaited capability that can enable IT to set up infrastructure and deploy Virtual Machines. Administrators can now easily configure windows server and Linux VMs on demand.

  • Mobile Services:

Azure proposes a protected turnkey backend-as-a-service solution for mobile applications. This quickens mobile application development by integrating user authentication, structured storage, and push notifications and in the long run shortens the process dramatically.

  • Media Services:

Azure has a whole list of features for delivering content to a wide range of devices running on different frameworks. It also helps to ingest, encode, convert and protect content with both on-demand and live stream capabilities.

  • Cloud Services:

Azure can be used as a platform as a service. It provides an environment for on-demand runtime. With this environment, the application can be delivered as SaaS solutions to customers anywhere around the world.

  • Big Data:

This is one of the hot topics for enterprise IT businesses. We are now provoked with ever-increasing and unintended overflowing of data in the order of scale on a daily basis. IT needs to process more data than those of previous periods. Rising mobile devices introduce the source of this mammoth pile of data and snowballing dynamic traffic triggered by social networks. Azure is 100% Apache Hadoop compatible. It has a strategic platform to take this problem with a convergent solution.

You can find growing Microsoft Azure consulting services providers across the globe to meet the IT requirements.

New hopes and possibilities pondering with Microsoft’s new chat app, Kaizala

Microsoft kaizala, a simplified and secure chat app from the Microsoft’s stable is all set to revolutionize your corporate communication. It’s a phone-number based, chat app that empowers you to connect and coordinate work from corner to corner through your network – your organization, vendors, partners, suppliers, and customers.

Kaizala is now commercially available in 28 different markets as well as in 18 languages. Microsoft announced earlier that it is going to now power over 1,000 organizations in India across many governments and business institutions, to enrich workplace productivity.

It is backed by Microsoft’s Kaizala platform that would bring mobile-only workers and first line workers into a digitally integrated contemporary workplace. Microsoft will also expand the reach of kaizala to integrate itself with the old player Office 365. The Microsoft’s garage team develops this, and it aims to connect millions of people in a group and entitle hierarchy-based access to groups, facilitating subgroups.

How is Kaizala going to revolutionize Indian workforce communication?

There are many chat and collaboration apps in India as of now. Slack and Facebook’s workplace are having good opportunities, but a large part of our country’s workforce don’t even have emails, to begin with. All these hurdles have made WhatsApp the most effective collaboration too.

Microsoft aims to capitalize on these users. According to the president of Microsoft India, Kaizala is fundamentally designed for people who don’t have an email identity, to begin with. But everyone has a mobile number identity. Therefore, they can be able to use Kaizala, and start doing things very differently.

Microsoft Kaizala is now available in 18 Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Telugu. There are many unique features like Me Chat and Persistent Chat, and many other features like video and voice calling and web app. Using persistent chat, you can save messages over time and when a new user joins he/she will be able to read those saved messages.

There is also a feature to back up your data and export when needed. All messages, attachments and action cards can be saved and further exported for auditing purposes. Microsoft’s Kaizala Web is just an extension of your phone. You can make audio and video calls to other kaizala contacts. It also gives you a personal space where you can save notes, messages, photos and many more in me chat.

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Microsoft & Bitscape

Microsoft Kaizala an open platform that has developers integrating their resolutions to address business needs. Bitscape is also a partner. Bitscape is enabling organizations who prioritize security on top of everything. It is empowering customers to get involved in a more secure and productive conglomerate using instant text messages.

It is a cost-effective means to cut costs on sending daily text alerts. It gives an opportunity to the users to collaborate and learn in a collective atmosphere. Many pharmaceutical companies have been benefitted with the use of this new technology. They have improved on productivity. Bitscape is using Kiazala to automate workflow.

Microsoft and Innovation – Trusted Cloud

Adhering to the legacy of creating a wow with every update, Microsoft’s October 2018 updates were no less. A breakthrough in creativity and user experience, Microsoft announced at the end of October the new features of Microsoft 365 which would not only enhance the overall look and feel of the created content but also tools and solutions that help users make smooth transition to cloud.

Microsoft and Innovation, just change title to Microsoft and Innovation – Trusted Cloud

Features that enhance the overall impact of the document or the presentation have been set out already and a wave of excitement precedes the same. Available from the start of November, the latest feature enables users to add embedded 3D animations and pictures to create outstanding presentations and aid more content retention for the end viewers.

Additions available with a mandate Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription and a touch/ink enabled device enable enhanced natural ways to add ink to your presentation. Easy conversion from digital pen ink to text on a slide. Also, this feature helps you to transform an entire selection of complex drawings and handwritten words to text and shapes at the same time. This feature is also available now, starting November 2018.

With many more updates still aligned to leave the public gaping for more, Microsoft 365 and Office 365 are takin user experience to a completely different level with the ease of visuals and cloud computing at fingertips

Create Amazing Location Based Services with Azure

With increasing penetration of internet, almost all aspects of our daily lives are getting connected and accessed online. From booking a table for dinner to booking a hotel room, there are hundreds of smartphone apps today that help to make the process easier.

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New Public Preview app for Azure users
Microsoft launched the Public Preview add-on in its vase Azure Location Based Services. This is a wide portfolio containing several innovative geospatial service APIs, which can be easily integrated with Azure.

This has provided an excellent opportunity for developers to create advanced location-based apps and IoT. It is also helpful for creating solutions for logistic, tracking and asset management. Currently, the services include Map Rendering, Search, Routing, Traffic and Time Zones. The company has partnered with TomTom and collaborated with corporate customers, Microsoft has integrated the native location capabilities into its Azure cloud platform.

What Makes the New Azure Location Based Services from Microsoft so Useful?

Extensive solutions
The Azure LBS from Microsoft consists of an innovative set of geospatial services, in combination with a total set on global geography.

Azure Cloud Standards Compliant
The Azure LBS is designed to be easily integrated into the Azure cloud. This ensures optimum privacy, efficient usability, global access and efficient localization.

Secure Authentication
The Azure LBS solutions use advanced key-based authentication systems. Creating an Azure LBS account helps to get two authentication keys automatically. These are useful in authenticating requests to the several Azure servers located worldwide.

Easy to Use
Using Azure LBS solutions after creating the account and getting the authentication keys becomes fairly simple. You simply need to place parameters on your URL request, which helps to get relevant and faster results.

Highlights and Advantages of Azure Location Based Services
These are the distinct advantages you get when you integrate the innovative Azure LBS into your cloud-based management system:

Azure Map Control
This is a JavaScript-based web control. It has built-in abilities to select and display Azure LBS vector map tiles, draw data on it, and interact with the map. The user can simply click on a point on the map and the map control searches for the relevant business at the location.

Render Service
The Azure LBS Render service allows users to request vector-based map tiles and render the data and apply styling according to client specification. This service also provides raster maps. These are efficient to embed a map image into the app or web page.

Routing Service
The Azure LBS Routing Service is designed to get directions to your destination. This service is able to provide ideal directions, using the extensive map data available and combining it with various scenarios. The system can help to choose the fastest, shortest and most congestion-free route to your destination.

Search Service
The Azure LBS Search Service is best-suited for use in geocoding, POI searches and for reverse geocoding.

Traffic Service
The Azure LBS Traffic Service is designed to provide real-time and updated reports on traffic on a specified route, according to the user’s query.

Time Zone Service
The Azure LBS Time Zone Service is an efficient way to know the time zones and the exact time in locations all across the globe.

These innovative services make the new Azure Location Based Services API one of the most innovative and useful tools for companies and enterprises who wish to provide better help with a location for users.

Read more : Azure Location Based Service

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Microsoft takes Machine Learning to next level: Forays into sports and agriculture sectors

There is little doubt in the minds of the programmers that Machine learning also commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence (AI) would bring about a tectonic change across industry verticals and the way businesses would benefit by leveraging their capabilities.

Microsoft has already realised the potential of Machine learning and is making sincere efforts in utilising it’s weight to help businesses in sectors such as education, agriculture, healthcare, fraud detection, public services and even sports to increase their productivity.

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Microsoft has very recently unveiled a unique platform which uses Machine learning (Artificial intelligence) that will help the sports administrators in predicting the cricket scores more accurately even when the cricket matches are affected by weather conditions. Besides prediction of match scores accurately sports administrators can also use this new platform for managing a host of other sports related activities.

This cricketing platform uses Machine learning where in it allows the programmers to include multiple parameters such as playing conditions, weather, nature of the cricket pitch and ground skill level of the batsmen and bowlers so as to predict the match scores more definitively and accurately.

According to Microsoft the power of Machine learning is immense and it can be utilised effectively for the sports industry for not merely predicting the scores of the matches but also predicting other match related eventualities such as monitoring real time player conditions on the field so as to be prepared for any sort of eventualities such as player injuries also.

Apart from the sports industry Public Services sector and Agriculture also form a key area for Microsoft to utilise Machine learning capabilities.

Microsoft has recently entered into a deal with the Andhra Pradesh government to use Machine Learning to analyse and predict the school drop outs rate and reasons and take necessary preventive measures.

Similarly, in the month of June Microsoft partnered with International Crops Research Institute to develop a “sowing app” that provides crucial information to the farmers related to the reasons for crop failures and their preventive actions and methods to increase the crop yield.

Microsoft continues to believe in the capabilities of Machine learning (Artificial Intelligence) and would strive to help the businesses in Public and Private sectors to increase their efficiency and thereby their productivity.

 

Source: –  MicrosoftAzure

Why Facebook considers Office 365 an important platform for it’s business?

Not so long ago, precisely on July 12 ,2016 at the Microsoft Worldwide conference held in Toronto Canada, Tim Campos CIO of Facebook was quoted as saying “Microsoft got cool again”.
This quote coming from the CIO of Facebook was in reference to the recently inked deal between Facebook and Microsoft where in Facebook agreed to use Microsoft Office 365 for it’s 13000 employees spread across the world.
So why did Facebook choose Office 365 platform over a host of other available Cloud platforms.

The answer to this lies in two simple words: –
1) Productivity
2) Security

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According to Facebook CIO from now onwards 13000 Facebook employees spread across the globe will be able to work in an efficient and collaborative way. Facebook is known for providing a great amount of flexibility to it’s employees in the respect to the place and the way it’s employees choose to work. In other words, Facebook employees collaborate everything online sitting at different corners of the world and Office 365 will only help them to achieve their goal of flexibility.

Office 365 will enable the employees at Facebook to access the files, data and other relevant information over the web, mobile and across various platforms wherever they need it in a more secured environment.

Enhancing Productivity
One of the most desired demand of the enterprises and businesses is to enhance their productivity and collaboration and Facebook is no different.

Office 365 makes it easier for it’s users to access and share their resources on any platform/device from any place in the world in a safe and secured environment. Multiple users can work simultaneously on a given file/document in a collaborative fashion which would only enhance the productivity of the organization.
Security is of paramount importance Office 365 encompasses a host of applications such as One Drive, One Note, Outlook etc. This suite of applications provided by Office 365 relies on Azure Active Directory which again is a Cloud offering from Microsoft. Furthermore, Microsoft has also provided an added layer of security named Data Loss Prevention for both SharePoint and Exchange.
And of course Facebook will now no longer have to worry about security since in SaaS based model which Office 365 is, the responsibility of providing a secure environment shifts to the vendor in this case Microsoft.

Some other out of the box intelligent features provided by Office suite that Facebook can put to it’s use is the Microsoft Graph which provides analytical data about how it’s employees interact and collaborate with each other.

Thus it would be interesting to see how Facebook’s confidence in Office 365 will translate into some business for Microsoft and help it increase the outreach of it’s productivity suite among other tech giants.