Ignite 2016 is over and we all were updated with tons of new features, announcements and insights in Atlanta - in this post I will try to give you a summary what I learned at Ignite 2016 SharePoint Conference it Atlanta. Office 365 and SharePoint Online I took that one from the official source because it pretty sums up whats coming: The next wave of innovations to achieve the SharePoint vision (simple and powerful file sharing, mobile and intelligent intranet, open and connected platform, commitment to security, privacy and compliance) contains the following highlights:
I’m reading Search, Search and Search in the description of the session by Neil Hodgkinson (@Nellymo) – so what could go wrong? 🙂 Why hybrid? Everything in one search index is a great solution for global spanning enterprises. No more spinning up VPNs to connect and search for company data is of great value. Line of Business (LOB) data can be indexed, too - and you dont have to migrate the entire application to make the data available.
So Ignite is over - and I am pretty impressed how fast the content is available! I followed the first conference (we even had a community hangout during the first keynote) of this style closely via twitter - and the feedback there was quite interesting! Most importantly for me as a SharePoint guy, was of course the announcements of SharePoint 2016. And well, you can be of different opinion of the rescheduled release - but lets focus on the positive side: It’s the first time that we publicly hear what is coming and what will be changed: over a year ahead!