The Microsoft Experiences 18 was designed to showcase the ecosystem around the Redmond firm. If last year, Big Data companies and augmented reality actors had shone particularly brightly, this year it was not about showcasing one technology over another, but to focus on develop in companies.
Microsoft Experiences 18: an edition dedicated to the transformation of work
In this sense, Microsoft has multiplied the ads. The Redmond firm has become the first major player in the public cloud to benefit from health data hosting certification in France . Similarly, agreements with major groups are continuing: SNCF has declared that it adopts the Microsoft Azure platform for all of its Big Data projects.
Finally, the company presented its partnership with startup Klaxoon of Rennes to integrate its tools facilitating meetings within the Microsoft Teams collaborative application.
In addition, the ERP and CRM dimensions under the Dynamics 365 banner are changing strongly. The platform benefits from advanced connectors with Teams and all the tools contained in Office 365.
In this regard, Pauline Maillard, Microsoft Business Apps Business Manager, France, says: ” We ended the design of silo business applications. More than 5,000 developers are working together on the evolution of Microsoft’s solutions. ”
The design of the applications changes, because the trades evolve in the yard of the customer relation. These are the consequences of data mining. ” Today, a client is no longer just someone we talk to on the phone, it’s often an anonymous person whose data is used to accompany him in his experience, ” says Pauline Maillard . ” With the multiplication of communication channels, CRM is no longer the right tool for managing customers. It must be possible to move data between different services, hence the combination of a multiplicity of tools .
Start-ups and integrating partners, essential players
The partnership with Klaxoon demonstrates that Microsoft needs the approach of startups and partners.
In this sense, Avanade, the joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, aligns the publisher’s technology offering with the value proposition offered by the “open innovation” field. At Microsoft Experiences 18, she presented her work, as well as the startups she works with.
One of the important issues of digital transformation is simply to facilitate the work of employees. In particular, they need to be more efficient, gaining productivity gains without complicating their collaborating experience.
Present at the integrator’s booth, ADOK offers a solution to increase the efficiency of employees during meetings. This product is able to turn any flat surface into a tactile collaboration space. It is a computer coupled to a projector, a speaker and a microphone. Users can then use any Microsoft Type Teams or PowerPoint application to animate a meeting. The device runs on Windows 10, but can also host Linux distributions.
” We are also developing an application hub that provides easy access to all the applications that are usually used in meetings so that you can get started faster. We propose to finish the exchange with a summary report summarizing the important points mentioned in this period of time, including profitable artificial intelligence bricks embedded by Microsoft, “says Renan Bourgeois co-founder and Sales & Marketing Director at Adok .
As part of Microsoft Experiences 18, the startup demonstrated the compatibility of its solution with Office 365 and Microsoft Teams . ” Our technology is mature. We offer a similar experience to using a tablet while offering engaging interaction. Returns are very good. We sold our first lot and we start selling the second lot with companies, “says Renan Bourgeois. Major groups such as BNP, SNCF, Swiss Post, RATP and ENGIE are among the first clients of Adok.