With all that's going on in 2020, Microsoft Ignite was a slightly different event than usual this year. Yet the conference was still packed with sessions, announcements, and plenty to excite and inspire - with the added benefit of being able to attend from wherever you were in the world.
Here is what we found interesting:
Plenty of new features coming to Microsoft Teams
With the "new normal" making remote working increasingly crucial, Microsoft Teams has become indispensable for many organisations. It makes sense then, for a lot of the big-ticket new features and functionality to revolve around Teams. Microsoft have shifted towards marketing Teams as unique; being the only one-stop product that provides meeting, chat, calling, collaboration and automation features. Some of the big-hitting new features announced include:
- New Together mode views
- New dynamic view in meetings
- Customisable meetings experiences
- A new Teams learning app for businesses
- A virtual commute feature
- Expansion of Teams Offline Mode
The leak of Outlook Spaces caused some stir within the Microsoft community earlier in the year, but until recently, no further details were available. Now we have a glimpse of the renamed Project Moca - a personal tool to help you stay organised.
Read Microsoft MVP Vasil Michev's full overview here.
Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organise work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules to keep everyone notified and in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online, on our new mobile app, or with Microsoft Teams. And because it is part of Microsoft 365, you can rely on enterprise-ready security and compliance.
Early adopters, this one is for you. The Lists app for iOS is ready for preview. It brings mobile access to the lists you own and that have been shared with you. You can create new lists, edit list items, and easily share with other people. While sipping coffee - create an Issue tracker list. In the passenger’s seat zipping from place to place - share a link to the session item from the Event itinerary list. Or standing in grocery line waiting to check out – update the status of an item based on information from a team chat. Work and information management don’t have to stop when you’re on the go.
You can catch up on all the announcements here: https://news.microsoft.com/ignite-2020-book-of-news/