Greetings from the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia where this week ScienceLogic is participating in Microsoft Ignite Australia 2015. Microsoft has once again put together a wonderful event that brings together thousands of technical professionals to learn and network with one another. The agenda is packed with 4 days of sessions that cover both new and existing items from across Microsoft’s product and service portfolio.
Two of the major themes at this year’s event are Microsoft’s cloud services, Azure and Office 365, and the upcoming refresh of many of their long standing products that are due out in the coming year. Yesterday I attended a session where Ewan MacKellar, a 10 year veteran in Microsoft Services, spent more than an hour demonstrating techniques for troubleshooting the most common issues that impact a user’s Office 365 experience. From latency and DNS to network configurations, it is clear that supporting cloud services require just as much visibility into the network and supporting systems as ever before. Tomorrow, I am looking forward to getting my “First Look” at SharePoint Server 2016!