October 21, 2016
Microsoft Ignite Recap
Wow, what can we say? Congratulations to all the team who made it possible, manned the stand and put in the work to make sure Ignite 2016 was an absolute success
There's many stories to tell and to be honest there's a lot of great news to come out of Ignite, but we've tried to boil it down to just a few of the highlights here
The Microsoft Talk
We were honoured to be invited on stage with the Microsoft team during their SCOM 2016 presentation at Ignite. Alongside System Center's Principal PM Manager, Mahesh Narayanan, Richard Benwell introduced Ignite to Enterprise Application Monitoring. It's a wonderful opportunity and displays Microsoft's understanding of the key role that Squared Up can play in the System Center world.
You can watch the whole presentation here
The aim was to be fresh and inviting, and we certainly managed that with the tireless efforts of the team on the booth, along with some wicked visual collateral and even some neat augmented reality gear for people to interact with. With our multiple demo stations, Hololens demo and mini theatre, we really caught the audience imagination!
In terms of our giveaways, we weren't to be beaten! Awesome branded t-shirts, our classic wristbands but with and added twist of augmented reality Zappar codes, and best of all our plentiful supply of Lego Star Wars sets! Those were a real treat, but don't take our word for it, why not check out the Microsoft Channel9 official giveaway guide
We celebrated along with a secret Ignite Party on the Wednesday.
Free flowing cocktails, great music and even a magician! That coupled with the breathtaking view from the Glenn Hotel Skylounge Bar, this was certainly a night to remember.
Some more photos...