Envision of the Envisioner’s


Microsoft with a vision to grow and ignite opportunities for business around the world marked its flagship event “Microsoft Envision” on April 3rd 2016 at New Orleans at the City’s Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre. Intended to foster the free exchange of ideas and build a strong community, the convention was a platform where 6000 business leaders from 70 countries converged.

In his keynote, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft shed light on the latest technology and spoke about Microsoft reinventing productivity and business process through the Windows 10 platform and other products. The mind blowing enhancements made to Skype were previewed by Lilian Rincon of the Skype team who unveiled the benefits of “Cortana”, which enables to integrate with “BOT” or automated artificial intelligence to simplify business and enable various functions without leaving Skype.

The three-day event favored all trades and focused on the tight integration of sales, marketing and finance. The financial services block chain was initiated by Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President for Business Development at Microsoft is intended to transform decade old processes and streamline operations potentially saving billions of dollars from back office operations.

Transportation and communication being analogously beneficial to business in the 21st century, Microsoft is all set to collaborate with automobile giant “Toyota” to deliver a car technology drawing in part with Microsoft’s Asure Cloud service.

For all the anticipants worldwide who are keen to add some life to images? Hololens, the augmented reality headset, is a blessing showered by Microsoft. The device being the first fully untethered,holographic computer enables its users to interact with HD holograms. To add to the outstanding advancements, Microsoft had redefined digital money by adding more value to Paypal. Used by 14 million merchants and 180 million people worldwide, Paypal which acquired “Xoom” (an international money transfer service) is said to have laid eyes on “Venmo”, the digital wallet service as it has a social element to it due to which the millennial and younger generations are well versed with it.

Unlike most conferences, Microsoft even catered to the impaired by live captioning the keynotes. The inaugural Microsoft Envision which was an eye opener for business leaders worldwide enabled the attendees to envision how technology transform and empower business. Since Envision 2016 was a new horizon for the business world, business leaders worldwide are patiently looking forward to the Microsoft Envision 2017 which will be held next year at Los Angeles, USA.


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