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.
2022’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 2022 Book of News, which details everything from across the two day stream.
- Numerous updates to Azure Cognitive Services, including Azure Cognitive Service for Language, Azure Cognitive Service for Speech and Computer Vision
- New Azure Form Recogniser and Azure Machine Learning capabilities in preview
- Microsoft Project Bonsai adds AI features
- Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform adds integrated Partner Ecosystem
- Azure Cosmos DB adding distributed PostgreSQL support
- New machine learning updates in Azure Synapse
- Azure Data Explorer adds new sources for near real-time analytics
Azure Hybrid, Multicloud and Edge
- New, cloud-like capabilities available for Azure Arc-enabled SQL Server
- New deployment options for Azure Kubernetes Service enabled by Azure Arc
- New feature release for Azure Stack HCI
- Azure Automanage is now available for Azure Arc-enabled servers and Azure virtual machines
- New Virtual Machine Scale Set and Spot Virtual Machines capabilities
- New Azure Monitor capabilities and features
- New features in Azure Networking
- New Windows Server benefits and features
Azure VMWare Solution
Developer Tools and DevOps
- Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager simplifies cluster management and organization
- Independent software vendors can now create one-click Kubernetes apps
- New Azure Monitor features for app modernization and innovation
- Microsoft Dev Box now in preview
- GitHub Advanced Security for Azure DevOps in preview
- Latest version of Visual Studio 2022 now generally available
- Azure App Service updates
- Power Automate introducing new way to automate using natural language and AI, and innovations for user engagement, robotic process automation deployment
- Optimise workflows and document processing with AI Builder
- Power Platform Managed Environments features automated low-code governance and security capabilities at scale
- Microsoft Power Pages updates provide enhanced design studio, new templates
- Power BI updates enable self-service data analytics, adds connectivity to OneDrive and SharePoint
- Power Apps updates enable collaboration, fusion development, micro-apps
- Microsoft Dataverse enables developers to connect to external data sources
There were so many announcements during Microsoft Ignite 2022 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 Microsoft Ignite 2022 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!
Kathleen Mitford, Corporate Vice President of Azure Marketing, has written an in-depth blog about how Microsoft Azure helps drive agility and optimisation in business. There’s also a great article by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, on how you can re-energize your workforce, wherever they’re working.
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.