From Microsoft Ignite to ESPC

Unveiling the Marvels at Microsoft Ignite

What an extraordinary two days of revelations at Microsoft Ignite recently! The number of announcements has left us in awe, and where do we even begin? Below we picked out four amazing announcements that we believe you will love.

Copilot, SharePoint Premium, Teams, Microsoft Azure Cobalt 100

Copilot’s Transformative Impact

To begin, let’s talk about the unveiling of Copilot, a productivity game-changer. Microsoft envisions a future where there is a Copilot for everyone, revolutionizing how tasks are approached.

The statistics from early Copilot users are nothing short of impressive:

A whopping 70% reported increased productivity, with 68% attesting to an improvement in the quality of their work.

Furthermore, 68% expressed that Copilot jumpstarted their creative processes, and overall, users were 29% faster at specific tasks such as searching, writing, and summarizing.

Notably, users caught up on missed meetings nearly four times faster, while 64% found Copilot instrumental in spending less time processing emails.

An overwhelming 87% acknowledged that Copilot simplified the initiation of a first draft, and 75% credited it with saving time by swiftly locating necessary files.

An astonishing 77% admitted that once they experienced Copilot, they couldn’t imagine giving it up.

For those eager to delve deeper into the capabilities of Copilot, ESPC23 offered a dedicated tutorial where you could DIY your Copilot using Low Code and/or High Code.

ESPC call for speakers 2024
Additionally, a keynote session titled “These are DEFINITELY the droids you are looking for (AI, Copilots and What It Means For You)” occurred, along with informative sessions such as “Extend Copilot for Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Copilot Studio!”

SharePoint Premium: Elevating Content Management
Powering Microsoft 365 and Beyond

Moving on to SharePoint Premium, Microsoft’s announcement elevates SharePoint to new heights. Already recognized as the world’s largest and most versatile content management platform, SharePoint powers key components of Microsoft 365. They include OneDrive, Teams, Syntex, Viva, Loop, Stream, and now, Microsoft 365 Copilot. The introduction of SharePoint Premium promises to integrate AI, automation, and enhanced security, processing, and governance into the platform.

At ESPC23, the dynamic duo of Sesha Mani and Jolene Tam travelled from the US to enlighten attendees on “Transform your Cloud Content Experiences: Introducing of Microsoft SharePoint Premium.

Microsoft Teams at Microsoft Ignite: A Smarter, More Personalized Experience

The userbase of Microsoft Teams has skyrocketed to an astounding 320 million worldwide. Microsoft is rolling out new features to provide a more intelligent, personalized, and streamlined experience. These features include Voice Isolation, Decorative Backgrounds, Customizable Reactions, Forward Chat, Improved Web Experience, and much more. ESPC23 session example covered items like this including Supercharge Microsoft Teams Apps with AI: Building Intelligent Bots & Messaging Extensions.

Revolutionizing the Cloud: Developments in AI and Server Technology
Cobalt CPU: A Leap Forward in Performance

Microsoft is currently putting its Cobalt CPU through its paces, testing on workloads such as Microsoft Teams and SQL Server. The plan is to roll out virtual machines powered by Cobalt to customers next year. A new era of computing capabilities awaits. Initial testing indicates performance improvement compared to the Arm-based servers currently in use on Azure. Exciting times ahead!

ESPC: Where Insights Meet Expertise
Connect with Industry Pioneers

ESPC attendees gained insights directly from the experts, as Karuana Gatimu and the Microsoft team shared “What’s New & Getting Started with the New Microsoft Teams.

While we could discuss these updates endlessly, the real treat lies in hearing about them firsthand from the brilliant minds behind the products at ESPC. Jeff Teper, President of Collaborative Apps & Platforms and ESPC Keynote Speaker, tweeted recently, endorsing the unparalleled experience of connecting with these experts!

Jeff Teper ESPC Endorsement

Wonder what 2024 will Bring..

When ESPC23 was in full swing, with remarkable Microsoft speaker lineup, an immersive journey into the future of technology was underway. Hope to see you next year!

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