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Microsoft Advocates Artificial Intelligence for All at Ignite 2016

New security capabilities across Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, Azure and Enterprise Mobility + Security and availability of Windows Server 2016.

At its annual Microsoft Ignite conference on Monday, Microsoft announced new products and services spanning security, productivity, intelligence and the cloud that will make it easier for IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organizations.

The announcements address some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing technology professionals, such as security amid an increasingly complex and dynamic threat landscape, and the need to balance end-user preferences with technology investments that scale and deliver value. The announcements included:

  • Security enhancements across Microsoft’s products, including Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, offer powerful protection against security threats.


  • New AI capabilities that span agents, applications, services and infrastructure transform what’s possible for people and organizations.
  • Building on the industry’s richest hybrid cloud portfolio, the release of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 helps transform customers’ infrastructure to support future-ready cloud applications, while advances in the Microsoft cloud infrastructure provide a path toward an AI supercomputer in the cloud.
  • New free training and educational resources will help ensure that IT professionals have the know-how and expertise to help companies complete their digital transformation.

At Ignite 2016 – Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella outlined the company’s vision of building intelligence across capabilities that span agents, applications, services and infrastructure transform what’s possible for people and organizations. He said, “As we think about the future of technology, it resides in the notion of intelligence. Microsoft has an approach that’s both ambitious and broad, an approach that seeks to democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI), to take it from the ivory towers and make it accessible for all. Core to our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet is democratizing AI for every person and organization to help solve society’s most pressing challenges. To do this, we’re infusing intelligence into everything we deliver — from the agent to applications, services and infrastructure.”

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