Microsoft’s 7 Biggest Product Announcements At Ignite 2021
Kyle Alspach, Wade Tyler Millward
The company used its Ignite conference to debut new offerings in edge computing and mixed reality, while announcing major updates for Azure, Teams and Dynamics 365.
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Even though only five months had passed since its last Ignite conference, Microsoft still had a barrage of new product announcements to offer at the virtual Ignite 2021 this week. The tech giant used the conference for IT professionals to unveil new solutions in edge computing (Azure Percept) and mixed reality (Microsoft Mesh), while also announcing major updates for the Azure cloud platform, the Teams collaboration app, Dynamics 365 and Azure Active Directory. As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during his Ignite keynote on Tuesday, the world “will require much more” from the cloud as the recovery from the pandemic gets underway. “These cloud advances are what will enable every organization in every sector to create [a] broad economic surplus in every community, in every country,” Nadella said. “This is what the Microsoft cloud delivers.”
What follows are the key details on Microsoft’s seven biggest product announcements at Ignite 2021.