A look at the Azure announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

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This year’s digital edition of Microsoft Ignite has now wrapped up, but don’t worry if you missed it! The high-quality sessions and keynotes from across the two days are available to watch on-demand from the Session Catalogue on the official Ignite website.

2020’s instalment has brought us plenty of news and reveals, so just in case you missed it, let’s walk through some of the key Azure-centric announcements. If you’re looking for announcements on other topics, you can check the Microsoft Ignite 2020 Book of News, which details everything from across the two day stream.


Azure AI

  • Azure Private Endpoints and Managed Identities
  • New capabilities for Azure Cognitive Services – spanning Decision, Vision and Speech
  • New capabilities for Azure Machine Learning – including Designer, Assisted Labelling and Azure ML Integration with mlflow
  • Bot Framework Composer, an open source tool for visual bot development available on GitHub

You can learn more about these updates in the official blog post from Eric Boyd.


Azure Data


Azure Dev and Ecosystem


Azure Hybrid, Azure Infra and Azure Migrate


Azure IoT


…and more!

There were so many announcements during Microsoft Ignite 2020 that we can’t do justice to all of them here. If you want to see the full list of announcements, you can do so by visiting the Microsoft Ignite 2020 Book of News. This handy website contains everything you need to know from the event, on topics from Microsoft 365 to Security and Windows. Be sure to make use of the contents page, as there’s a lot to go through!

If you’re looking for Microsoft Teams news in particular, there’s a dedicated blog post that runs through all of the upcoming changes and features. It covers everything from meeting recaps to breakout rooms, and much more.

In case you missed it, there’s also a blog post written by Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, introducing this year’s Microsoft Ignite. It contains a lot of interesting information about what topic areas Ignite covers, so it’s a great starting point if you’re looking at exploring particular areas of the Microsoft ecosystem.


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