Last week our Technical Director attended Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta to keep up to date on the latest developments from Microsoft and the technology industry. Matt writes about his experience below and why we attend events such as these.
“Microsoft Ignite for the past 2 years has become a fundamental part of our internal training process and for shaping the direction of the company. You might think that a trip to the US seems like good fun however with 26 hours of seminars to attend during the week it’s a lot of information to take in and a beer was very welcome at the end of each day before getting an early night!
Microsoft Ignite brings together I.T. pros from all over North America and Europe to share knowledge and keep up to date on the latest developments not just from Microsoft but the technology industry in general.
A number of people that haven’t attended before tend to think of Ignite as a Microsoft brainwashing event so I think it’s important to note that the sessions are conducted not just by Microsoft’s own employees but MVP’s and partners which provides several different perspectives on the way the industry is changing. The event also contains a large expo floor to discuss problems and try out new products outside of the formal sessions to get even more perspectives on the way the industry is changing.