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Microsoft WPC 2016 highlights and videos

Microsoft WPC 2016 highlights and videos

The WPC 2016 has just finished, and many videos, announcements and highlight articles are getting published every day.

This article will help you to find your way through this wealth of information to the resources you need.


WPC Main announcements


Microsoft Dynamics 365

A Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a whole new way for Microsoft Dynamics to handle business processes. Its vision is to enable businesses to create purpose-built SaaS applications which only includes the capabilities they need.

Information on Microsoft Dynamics 365:
Reinventing Business Processes by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft Dynamics 365 website
Microsoft Dynamics 365 information on PartnerSource


Office 365

Several exciting Office 365 news were shared at the WPC. Here are the main ones:
Facebook has chosen Office 365
The Skype Operations Framework has been introduced. It is a new tool which will allow for a better planning, deployment and use of Skype for Business. Microsoft also announced that Office 365 customers will benefit from a preview of the automatic transcription and translation in Skype Meeting Broadcast.
– The Cloud Solution Provider Program now offers Office 365 Education plans.

For more Office 365 news, see: Office 365 news at WPC 2016.


Microsoft Azure and Cloud

Azure Stack will be delivered as a single solution which will combine software, hardware, support and services.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, now generally available, allows for more flexibility in data warehousing.

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 will launch at Ignite. It will provide customers with a platform where they can build and run both cloud-native apps and mission critical apps.

Microsoft’s new Azure Solutions website will make it easier to find and set-up cloud solutions.

Additional information on Microsoft websites:
Growing the Azure Ecosystem with Microsoft Azure Stack
Microsoft Azure Stack: Delivering cloud infrastructure as Integrated Systems
New Microsoft innovations and programs help partners and customers transform. Now.


Windows 10 and Surface

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in CSP. Businesses will now be able to purchase, through CSP Partners, Windows 10 Enterprise edition as part of a managed service offering. Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM will be available through a flexible and scalable subscription.

Additional information:
Announcing New Subscription Options for Windows 10 and Surface for Businesses
Surface Enterprise Initiative Expands to Meet Evolving Business Mobility Needs



During the WPC, Microsoft announced a few interesting partnerships:
Japan Airlines (HoloLens)
Ge Predix (Azure)
Schneider Electric (Azure)


WPC Links and Resources

Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 official website (videos available)
WPC news on the Microsoft News Centre

Microsoft official blog articles:
Digital transformation ignites higher margins, faster growth for Microsoft partners
Microsoft announces technology innovations at Worldwide Partner Conference, opening up new opportunities for partners
WPC 2016 Recap: Monday, July 11 2016 by Dean Martin
WPC 2016 Recap: Tuesday, July 12 2016 by Dean Martin

Other blog articles:
Keynote summary day 1
Keynote summary day 2

Microsoft HoloLens PGA video


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