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Relive the moments: Microsoft Ignite highlights for SharePoint, Office, AI, and more!

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In case you missed some Microsoft Ignite coverage—or you just want to refresh your memory—we’ve prepped this roundup to bring you the best of Microsoft Ignite. Last week, we shared topline takeaways. Today, we’ll highlight other top news and social chatter.

 

SharePoint news

SharePoint hub sites are new in Office 365 and will arrive in early 2018. They are important for easy intranet development. Even if your organization has developed multiple sites over time, hub sites connect these ad hoc collections so you can surface news and other content cohesively as your organization evolves. This way your intranet can adapt dynamically as content needs change. Hub sites act as parent sites to your varied child sites, delivering content with shared navigation and visual consistency so your workforce gets a simplified search experience and you get branding inherited across associated sites.

For more perspective on this and other SharePoint announcements for a modern workplace,  MVP Community Reporter Laura Rogers  wrote a Microsoft Ignite wrap-up last week that includes a video compilation. Don’t miss her Power Hour review for a deep dive on SharePoint hub site collections, customized PowerApps, updated Admin Center, and more.

Two tweets and you get the picture—there’s lots of excitement around SharePoint:

  • Vlad Catrinescu@vladcatrinescu I think it's safe to say #SharePoint still rocks the place! Good Job @jeffteper , @danholme @williambaer , @mkashman team! #MSIgnite
  • Laura Rogers @ #MSIgnite‏ @WonderLaura WOW! Conditional formatting in #SharePoint lists! HUGE! #MSIgnite

BONUS: If you want more on Office 365, SharePoint, and OneDrive, visit SharePoint Conference North America to start getting updates about the May 2018 event.

 

Office 2019 news

It’s official—Office 2019 will be available in the second half of 2018. It will offer an on-premises suite for organizations that do not want their Office applications in the cloud. This perpetual non-subscription release will add IT and server management capabilities for better usability and security. As Mary Jo Foley writes in Office 2019 Coming Next Year, the announcement rasied questions about whether Microsoft would continue to enable perpetual users to connect to Microsoft server products. But Microsoft Office general manager Jared Spataro noted that this “is not the case.”

See a bit more on this conversation:

 

Emerging tech and other news

Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud Take Center Stage at Microsoft Ignite

Enterprise First For Mixed Reality At Microsoft Ignite

Satya Nadella’s “Hit Refresh” Officially Released

Top 5 Microsoft announcements from Ignite 2017 

Microsoft Ignite 2017: It's all about choice, from SQL Server 2017 to Azure Machine Learning  

Teams client replacing Skype for Business client

SQL Server 2017 for Linux Goes Live

 

Social chatter

MVP Wall: Lots of pictures and people finding their names!

Additional conversation around Forms.

  • MS Office News‏ @OfficeNews New in Microsoft Forms: integration with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint web part and more. Check it out! #MSIgnite 

#Yammer trending in Orlando.

  • Becky Benishek MVP‏@bbenishek "You are only limited by the trust you have in the people in your company." --Chris Slemp. Guess what #Yammer helps with? #MSIgnite #BRK2164

 

That’s a wrap

On-demand sessions and other content is available now—check them out here. Let us know your favorite Microsoft Ignite moment or session!