EP44: Microsoft IGNITE 2020: That was quick!

Episode 4+4=8 from a virtual Ignite after watching the keynotes from Satya, Jared and James. We recorded immediately afterwards and talk about the cool stuff we picked up on the first few hours of Ignite 2020 before we taste a 10 year old ‘Benromach 2018 Peat Smoke’ which turns out to be a great drink with an awesome surprise and depth that make this one of the top 5 we have tasted on 44 episodes!! EP44 the Podcast with the faded-out goodbyes….

EP44 where we say…

Marijn is proud that his customer was in the keynotes and Steve thought it great that his Ignite Bacon was displayed to everyone on Marijn’s Tweet.  The boys talk about the great stack that was displayed across all the opening keynotes.  Knowing what it represents but not sure what to call it… lets go with the Microsoft Cloud Stack…

After getting diverted by Steve’s home domesticity and Marijn wondering about the water running he can hear we do a quick mention about how Marijn is going to take time off and learn Azure in a week…. Good luck with that!! 🤣🤣

The Stack is described with Identity, Security, management, and Compliance in the basement with the guys that run it… the Azures, Power Platform and the Big Boys toys sitting on top.

The core intelligence is tied throughout the stack and allow skills like Graph and AI to be incorporated across all the toys.

Git Hub starts to bother Marijn aligned to the Power platform on the same layer and the boys consider what value it will bring to the game.  It allows an enterprise to tie all the tools into the same assurance platform

S&M talk about Dynamics being in the Big Boys Toys section where Marijn again reminds everyone he has a certificate in this space…. 

Then Steve asks what is missing, what are we not seeing in the Cloud Stack.  The OS is questioned and as Microsoft365 includes so much about setting up the edge devices and Steve goes with defining and describing all the cloud functionality delivered by Microsoft…

Marijn asks if we are now at full circle with an ecosystem that defines the Microsoft offering, then Marijn wonders if Edge needs to be identified and the boys need to find something wrong because it feels like someone should..

HoloLens has been hanging and now has a place to connect to Dynamics in the presentation.

Devices get a few minutes of time when the guys talk about the Surface Duo and the Surface meeting screens along with Cortana managing so much… just to stop hands free operation in Covid times… For example: Is it really dumb luck that the Surface pens work on all devices and it supports the issue with sharing pens in these times of COVID?

A discussion takes place on if there is a wizard that could understand the whole Cloud stack or if it is too diverse, too big for a simple human brain….  And consider the dev guys that take a bigger role in the stack.

Steve continues to get Conditional Access mixed up with conditional formatting and Marijn just ensures it is corrected and clear for people.

Steve and Marijn discuss the applications that was demonstrated in the Power Platform presentation from Toyota and how legacy systems can be updated into new technology, available on the phone through the use of connectors and more importantly API’s.

Not forgetting PowerBI in the Power platform to support monitoring and reporting against all the aspects of the Cloud stack.

Before an awesome Smokey whisky they both say what was their favourites and Steve go with the Flight Simulator video that showed the state of the technology over the last 30 years.

Then they taste a Benromach 2008 Bot.2018 Peat Smoke which turns out to be a great drink with an awesome surprise and depth that make this one of the top 5 !!

The Podcast episode with the faded out goodbyes….

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