Supporting Microsoft at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite, The Tour, took place last week at the ExCel London. The event allows developers and tech professionals to explore and connect with the community, gain practical insights and best practices on the future of cloud development, data, IT and business intelligence.

PowerON’s Principal Consultant and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Peter Egerton was invited to deliver a session on what organisations should consider when migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 if they haven’t started that journey before the end of Windows 7 support in January 2020. In addition to this, Peter also supported Microsoft on their Microsoft Learn stand, advising attendees around Microsoft learning paths and in particular Microsoft 365.

Peter comments, ‘Attendees appreciate that Microsoft can bring their events to local audiences in addition to their large conferences such as Microsoft Ignite and the Build conference in the US. The Tour is held in several locations around the world and is not only local but free for attendees. These types of events have two sides, as an attendee it’s a great opportunity to learn a lot, especially for those organisations or individuals with limited training budgets.  Furthermore, it provides a great platform to network with the partner community and work together in discovering and producing the best solutions and products out there.’

Every time I attend these types of event there’s always something new to learn, even for those presenting! It’s difficult to attend all sessions as a speaker but the event does provide a great opportunity to network and discuss the latest technology, individual technological challenges and explore ideas with other experts in their field. Furthermore, whilst staffing the Microsoft Learn stand I gained further awareness and understanding about how Microsoft are approaching their certifications such as the MCSA and MCSE and the new tools available to the Microsoft community which encourage and support further education and certification of Microsoft products.’

As a Microsoft MVP Peter runs a Windows management user group and speaks at IT community based events throughout Europe that are supported by Microsoft and their partners.  Peter will also be at the MVP Summit in Redmond, Seattle later in the year where MVPs interact directly with Microsoft product groups around technology roadmaps and have the opportunity to influence future product development. If you would like to hear more from Peter, follow him on Twitter @PeterEgerton.

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