Remarks by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group: Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group; Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer; and Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 26, 2016.
ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Julia White.
JULIA WHITE: Good morning and welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2016. I’m thrilled to be your host all week, and that means I’m here for you, listening to you, telling you about things across Microsoft, and as much as possible connecting with you.
Now, the first Microsoft Ignite was 18 months ago. And to say that a lot has happened is a bit of an understatement. Take just a few key moments in that time. We’ve launched Windows 10 and followed up with the Anniversary Update. We launched our first-ever Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4. We released Office 2016 and the new SharePoint vision. And then we did hundreds, literally hundreds of updates across Office 365 and Azure, platform services and infrastructure.
I’m also incredibly proud of the work we’ve done in that time on open source, SQL on Linux, open sourcing .NET Core and PowerShell, and incredible open source solutions across Azure.
In that time we’ve also spent a billion dollars on security technology, both breakthrough technologies we’ve built like Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, and also acquiring three leading security companies that are just now part of Microsoft.
And that’s just what’s been going on in Microsoft, much less in all of your organizations.
And for me that underscores why it’s so important that we come together at Microsoft Ignite to connect, so we can share what’s going on, we can hear what you need and want from Microsoft, and we can share how we can help you with the latest innovations and our expertise.
Now, today, we come together at what is the world’s largest conference on the planet focused exclusively on IT.
Now, I’ve been in the industry for a while, and I’m well aware that IT stands for information technology. But the reality is today, IT stands for Innovation and Transformation. That’s what we’re going to talk about today, and all week.
And it’s that innovation and transformation that has very much defined my experiences in this industry. I can remember the day we put the very first Exchange mailbox in the cloud for businesses to use. I can remember the moment we launched Office on iPad. And then after eight years in the Office division, I recently moved back to the Cloud & Enterprise division where I started my career, and I felt like in the time I was away, everything changed.
And just to make it real, in my second week on the new job I flew to Australia to meet with some customers, and I talked about Azure and what they’re doing, and I ended on a roundtable with a bunch of data scientists at an insurance company, and they were talking about Azure Machine Learning and R-and-R-this and R-that. And I had no idea what R was, and I was doing anything possible not to sound stupid.
And it’s those humbling moments when you really feel the pace of change in this industry as an individual in IT.
But to me it’s also those moments that remind me that this is the greatest industry to work in, because it’s always changing, and that ongoing growth is so essential.
Now, at Microsoft we talk about having a growth mindset, about being open to new and different ideas, even from unexpected sources, and rather than kind of rejecting them because they’re new and different.
Now, it’s the same mindset I encourage all of you to have this week as you’re learning about the new technologies, as you’re sharing with each other best practices and ideas, really consider this week what is possible.
Now, this morning you’re going to hear from Scott Guthrie on the near-term technologies, as well as what it means to be in IT as an individual today.
Now, it’s only 90 minutes, so just going to scratch the surface, and so that’s why right after the morning we have eight general sessions that go deep in the big categories of technology across Microsoft, and you’ll hear from the leaders in those areas.
And then in the afternoon we all come back together to hear from Satya about the next horizon of innovation.
Now, for those of you who might not know Scott, he is legend to be one of the greatest developers Microsoft has ever employed. He was also a key founder of .NET.
And today, he is the leader of the entire Cloud & Enterprise division, and for this morning he represents all of Microsoft.
And, of course, he won’t disappoint with his famous red shirt.
Please welcome Scott Guthrie.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Well, good morning, everyone, and welcome to Ignite 2016.
Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to be able to achieve more. Empowerment is the core of everything that we do. And today at Ignite we’re going to focus on the work we’re doing here at Microsoft to enable you to use technology to deliver amazing solutions, solutions that enable even more personal computing, solutions that enable you to reinvent productivity and business processes within your organization, solutions that take advantage of an intelligent cloud platform, and above all, solutions that enable each of you to deliver transformational impact that dramatically accelerates your customers and your organizations, and makes IT the hero within every company.
So what do I mean by transformational impact? Well, there’s many different ways that you can use digital technology to deliver transformational impact. Let’s look at a few real-world examples of some companies that are doing it today.
BMW is one of the world’s iconic brands, and earlier this year, BMW released a set of software updates that enables them to engage their customers even more within their vehicles, and provide an even richer automobile experience.
BMW now provides an immersive end user experience that spans both the heads-up display in the vehicle, as well as native mobile apps that the car owner can use to manage the car remotely.
Both are powered with a Microsoft Azure-based solution that BMW built, and it in turn uses our Azure IoT, as well as our Azure Data Analytics services behind the scenes.
And the team at BMW was able to go just from concept to release in under a year, and was able to transform the car ownership experience of every BMW customer.
You know, Facebook is another great example. Facebook’s the world’s most popular social network, and is used by billions of users around the world today.
Facebook’s IT team’s constantly looking for ways to empower Facebook employees even more, and make them even more productive. And earlier this year, Facebook’s IT team rolled out Office 365 to all Facebook employees, and they’ve had some fantastic results with it.
Office 365 is enabling Facebook employees to communicate, collaborate and work in an even more productive way.
And because Office 365 now works on every operating system and every device, including Windows devices, Mac, iPhone, iPads, and Android, they’re able to basically work regardless of what system they’re using. And it’s really helping them transform how their employees work together.
Now, most of you attending here in person at the Ignite event here in Atlanta probably flew in from somewhere. And if you did, there’s a good chance that the engines in the aircraft that you flew in on were built by Rolls-Royce, another one of the iconic manufacturers in the world.
Rolls-Royce works incredibly hard to continuously improve the operational efficiency for their customers, which in this case are airlines. And they’re using Microsoft Azure Cortana Intelligence and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 family to do this, as part of this not just looking to adopt technology, but they’re also using it to fundamentally transform their overall business model. Now Rolls-Royce is moving from just selling engines to being able to sell fully managed end-to-end engine services to airlines.
Let’s talk about one more company that’s using technology to transform their products, which is Adobe.
You know, Adobe is one of the largest and most innovative software companies in the world, and over the last three years they’ve been working hard to transform all of their products to deeply use and take advantage of the cloud.
And I’m really excited to announce today that Adobe is announcing that they’re adopting Microsoft Azure as their preferred cloud platform going forward. It will be running all of their Adobe SaaS-based solutions using Azure.
And I’m really pleased to invite up here to talk more about today’s announcements the CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen, as well as the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. Here they are.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Thanks, Scott.
SATYA NADELLA: Good morning! It’s fantastic to be here in Atlanta and Ignite, and welcome my friend Shantanu to Ignite and Atlanta.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Thanks, Satya. It’s absolutely phenomenal to be here.
SATYA NADELLA: And, you know, Adobe and Microsoft have had a great partnership. We have innovated together, we have partnered to really drive the success of our customers over a variety of different technology platforms. In fact, just two years ago, I was even at your conference talking about some of the things that we are doing on Windows and the devices front with Adobe.
And this conference today marks a big milestone in our partnership. With the leading SaaS services from Adobe, your Document Cloud, Marketing Cloud — as well as your Marketing cloud, coming to Azure is a massive, massive milestone.
And to me, it’s marked I think at the core of it with product transformation and the business transformation that you’re leading.
So maybe, Shantanu, you want to share a little bit about sort of what drove this decision even.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Happy to, Satya. And again it’s so wonderful to be here today. What an incredible community here for Ignite here in Atlanta.
And as you pointed out, this is absolutely the next phase in the partnership journey, all of the innovation that we’ve already delivered across Surface Pro and touch and embracing Windows 10 as the platform of the future on the desktop.
We have been on this incredible journey at Adobe in the cloud-first, mobile-first environment that you talk about in terms of how we reinvent the company.
And I think most people here still know Adobe for everything we’ve done with Photoshop and PDF, and we have completely rethought how in the cloud we can reimagine the creative process, as well as documents, so the entire content workflow with our Creative Cloud and our Document Cloud.
But a few years ago, we started to think about business transformation and digital disruption, and we felt there was an incredible opportunity to also target marketers as being the last bastion of people for whom technology was not brought to bear, sort of combining the art and science of that.
And in that journey we created the Adobe Marketing Cloud, which is now the leader in its category with respect to enabling all of these enterprises to deliver a phenomenal digital experience.
And as we thought about how we needed to evolve all of our cloud, and we thought about the next phase of innovation for this, I think it was critical to us that we had to think about things like global scale and what were we doing with global scale, or trust and compliance, but perhaps most important, things that you have talked about, machine intelligence and intelligence.
And so we’re thrilled and excited to be announcing that we are going to be delivering all of our clouds, the Adobe Document Cloud, the Marketing Cloud and the Creative Cloud, on Azure, and it’s going to be our preferred way of bringing all of this innovation to market.
And I think together hopefully we will be able to leverage this entire IT ecosystem and developers, and hopefully even make a tremendous spark for all of the partner ecosystem, systems integrators and digital agencies, as they embark on digital transformation between the two companies.
SATYA NADELLA: No, that’s fantastic to hear, because this coming together of the intelligent cloud with the transformative SaaS applications across documents, creativity and marketing I think is a massive milestone.
But one of the things that’s very exciting about our partnership today is that we go beyond that. We go beyond that to bring, in fact, our respective SaaS applications around business process together, again in support of our customers’ digital transformation, and specifically the integration between Dynamics 365 and CRM and the Marketing Cloud, which I think is at the core of what we together can achieve for our customers, as they look to engage customers in a different way going forward.
And I know you’ve talked to a lot of customers and what they’re trying to get done as part of their marketing and customer engagement goes, and maybe you want to share a little bit of that.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Absolutely, Satya, you’re right, I think we would both say that SaaS has completely disrupted how enterprises are thinking about software. But as it relates to the entire customer journey end-to-end and building this connected enterprise, you know, we think it’s absolutely critical that we provide this integration that we can between sales and marketing and visualization.
And so from our point of view as we think about what you’ve done with Dynamics 365 and the intelligent business workflows that you’re talking about and how you made it modular so we can integrate that within the Marketing Cloud, we just think that there’s an opportunity to out-of-the-box provide integration for all of our joint customers in terms of being able to have one unified and integrated sales and marketing service.
I think perhaps even more important, what we have talked about, which is, we process 23 trillion transactions a quarter as people are moving their businesses online. But to put that power at the hands of practitioners and users that we can integrate with our BI, then the power of all this data is actually now in the hands of our customers. So we’re very excited about this out-of-the-box integration between our joint solutions as well.
SATYA NADELLA: Yeah, in fact, that richness of things like Power BI, Power Apps, some of the other new app platform tools we have like Flow and Function, brought together with Adobe and Dynamics 365, is what customers can then tailor their specific business process.
But I know one of the things that grounded us as we have talked about this partnership, and where we’ve drawn inspiration, is actually from customers who are already using our products. And that’s really what has given us that inspiration to say, what exactly is this out-of-the-box integration, how should we even think about extensibility, the data models.
So maybe you want to talk about some of your customers.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Yeah, you know, I think there are a number of announcements that get made, but we have actually demonstrated that the deepness of the partnership only happens when we actually deliver product integration, and I think that’s what we’re most excited about.
You’re right, when we talk about this customer journey, understanding the definition of how we jointly look at customers and lifetime value and promotions and campaigns, if we can standardize on the semantic data model between our respective offerings, that again I think enables people to out-of-the-box start to use these solutions to solve their business problems and the use cases that they have.
And as you point out, customer interest, I mean, already companies like Virgin Atlantic and U.S. Bank and VW are telling us that they want these solutions to work well together. And I think ultimately it’s all about delighting these customers through this partnership.
SATYA NADELLA: Thank you so much, Shantanu. We’re really looking forward to bringing the best-in-class SaaS applications from Adobe with both our Intelligent Cloud in Azure, as well as Dynamics 365, and ultimately really helping everyone in the room with their digital transformation agenda.
Thank you all very, very much, and thank you, Shantanu.
SHANTANU NARAYEN: Thanks for having us.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: So we’ve talked about four companies who have dramatically transformed how they engage with customers, empower their employees, optimize their operations, and build their products. And this type of digital transformation is happening and can happen in all industries, in all countries, and in organizations of every size.
And if there’s one takeaway I want all of you to leave with here today is that the people who can and will make this type of transformation happen are each one of you. You have the ability to make success stories like the ones we’ve heard about this morning happen within your organizations.
And the success stories we’ve talked about this morning are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s possible now with technology. There are so many other great transformation stories happening, and even more that have yet to happen. And the people who know how best to use technology, IT and the technology teams within organizations, are the ones that are going to make it happen.
Our goal here at the Ignite conference this week is to help you learn how to take advantage of these types of opportunities. So we’re going to share stories about others who are driving digital transformation. We’re going to expose you to new technologies and approaches, and you’ll learn new skills. And hopefully, you’ll leave motivated to really go after these opportunities and do some amazing work.
Now, enabling digital transformation isn’t without its challenges, and there are a lot of new things to learn. And all of us in this room have customers and internal employees who are going mobile first, who have ever increasing user experience expectations. And we need to build and operate solutions for them in a world of unprecedented security threats and challenges.
So this is the reality that all of us face every day when we go into work and do our jobs. But if we lean in together and embrace the new technologies and approaches that are there in front of us, we can also really thrive in this new world and have even more meaningful jobs, and be able to have more fun while doing it.
And what I thought I’d do is just show a quick video of a couple of your peers talking about the experiences that they’ve gone through as they’ve leaned in and gone through this journey. Let’s roll the video.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: We’re going to talk about some amazing companies this morning who are driving digital transformation. Let’s now drill into some of the technologies that they’re using to deliver it.
And we’re going to start by talking about the cloud. The cloud is a generational shift in computing, and it represents major changes for everyone, Microsoft included. And every organization over the next few years is going to need a strategy for how they move from where they are today to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer. Organizations are going to look to adopt new cloud-based productivity and business app solutions that enable employees to be even more successful and to reinvent business processes.
Organizations are going to build new applications that enable them to better engage with their customers and optimize the running of businesses. And they’re going to take advantage of cloud-based infrastructure to be able to achieve even better agility and cost savings. Organizations are going to look to take advantage of new data and intelligence technologies, machine learning, advanced analytics, IoT, cognitive services to unlock new insights from data and enable intelligent action from it.
And they’re going to need to be able to ensure that all of these solutions are delivered in a secure way and can be managed holistically. And it’s the combination of all of these scenarios that enables organizations to become more agile, lower their costs, and really differentiate and transform their businesses.
The Microsoft Cloud is unique in delivering on all of these different scenarios. No other company offers both the breadth as well as the depth of what the Microsoft Cloud delivers. And we deliver all of this with a global trusted hybrid promise that’s truly differentiated in the industry.
Now, the Microsoft Cloud is a globally scaled-out platform, and over the last several years we’ve been hard at work expanding it to run literally all over the world. And the circles on this map here represent what we call Azure regions, which are made up of clusters of multiple datacenters, where you can run and deploy your apps and your solutions. We now have 34 unique Azure regions around the world. To put that in perspective, that’s twice the number of locations and countries that AWS has today. And this enables you to run your applications and solutions closer to your customers and employees than ever before, and compete in even more geographic markets.
So what makes each of these regions really impressive is the sheer size of them. We’re continually building out and activating new datacenters to expand the capacity of all of our regions. So what I want to do is just show you a video of what one of our regions looks like today, and all of the amazing things that go into it.
Let’s roll the video.
(Video segment, applause.)
The Microsoft Cloud is optimized for organizations. For us, enterprises are not an afterthought. They’re a critical design point. And it’s not just about the technology. Microsoft has decades of experience supporting businesses and enterprise customers of all sizes. And this means we really understand the critical requirements of running software for businesses, including certifications, data sovereignty, security and privacy.
In fact, the Microsoft Cloud today has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. And the Microsoft Cloud is also the only mobile cloud vendor licensed to operate legally in China, and the only to offer full data sovereignty in Germany, using our data trustee model.
Microsoft is also the only technology company delivering a complete hybrid cloud solution. And this is important, because hybrid cloud isn’t a trend or a buzzword. It’s the reality for literally every company out there. At Microsoft we deeply understand this reality, more so than the other vendors. We’re the only vendor on the planet with both deep on-premises experiences, and globally scaled public cloud infrastructure that spans the entire technology stack.
Hybrid cloud doesn’t just mean connectivity between your on-premises datacenter and a public cloud. Real hybrid means consistency across your entire technology estate. And hybrid doesn’t just mean infrastructure; no company only has infrastructure. This is why at Microsoft we’ve invested in hybrid consistency across our entire technology stack, from productivity and business applications to identity directory, to management and security, to data and application platform, and ultimately then to core infrastructure.
And this consistency and comprehensive approach enables real hybrid. This is what Microsoft offers. And it in turn gives you maximum flexibility as you journey to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer and enables you to use a common set of skills and tools along the way.
We’re delivering all these services and features with differentiated capabilities. Gartner publishes their Magic Quadrant surveys every year, where they independently measure and evaluate technologies across vendors. Today the Microsoft Cloud is a leader in 17 different cloud-based Magic Quadrant surveys, more than AWS, Salesforce and Google combined.
And all these combined capabilities are leading to tremendous adoption of the Microsoft Cloud right now; 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies are now running their businesses using the Microsoft Cloud. This slide here has just a handful of some of the customer logos of people running on the Microsoft Cloud today. And we’re going to go into a lot more depth about some of the technology they’re taking advantage of. Let’s start by talking about Azure.
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and is also the foundation for all of our different Microsoft Cloud offerings. You can use Azure just for infrastructure, and use it just for base compute, storage and virtual machines. But you can also with Azure take advantage of a set of highly engineered and fully managed services to build apps even faster on top of it. And our cloud platform and tools together deliver unmatched productivity and enable customers to move faster and be even more successful.
Azure is open and supports the ability to target multiple devices, use multiple operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, data services and tools. And this slide here highlights just some of the different technologies customers can leverage to build Azure solutions with today. And with Azure, one of the things we like to say is that you can use the best of the Windows ecosystem and the best of the Linux ecosystem together and build truly amazing solutions.
As you start to run more applications and infrastructure in the cloud, one of the things we know that’s top of mind is how do you be able to manage all this across multiple environments. You’re going to likely start by running workloads both in Azure as well as on premises with your existing bare metal servers or VMware- or Hyper-V-based virtualization technology.
And our management and security solutions now enable you to easily manage your VMs, your servers and apps in a hybrid cloud way. We now provide an integrated solution that enables log analytics, automation, backup, disaster recovery and data protection, as well as integrated security analysis and reporting. And you’ll see a whole bunch of new features that we’re releasing today demoed in just a moment. The great thing is, all these things together deliver a truly global trusted hybrid solution, one that you can take advantage of immediately.
What I would like to do is invite Donovan Brown onstage to show a demo of some of the new features that we’re releasing today in action.
DONOVAN BROWN: Thanks, Scott.
Good morning, everyone. Let’s try that again. Good morning, everyone. (Audience response.) Perfect. I am so happy to be here and share with you, 23,000 of my closest friends, the great innovations that we’re making in Azure.
Let’s imagine that we’re a team responsible for the global infrastructure of our entire company. Now, have you looked here at my screen? Let me zoom in here and make this a little bit easier for us to see. We have both Linux and Windows machines running all over the world thanks to the power of Azure. Now, not only are we responsible for these machines, but we’re also responsible for the on-prem datacenters that we already have. We have to find a way to manage all of these resources, no matter where they are as a unified system.
I’m really happy today to announce that we have a public preview of a new feature called Azure Monitor that’s going to allow you to monitor your applications no matter where they are. Your entire global infrastructure, if it’s running on-prem inside of Hyper-V or VMware, or if it’s running in the cloud, you can now see all of this information at a glance.
Right here in the left-hand nav of Azure I can actually get to Monitor. Clicking on this is going to allow me to quickly see the activity logs of all of my resources running in the cloud. Now, this is a great view. But I’m more of a chart kind of guy. I’m very visual. And what I can do is, I can move over to metrics, and from metrics I can drill into a particular resource and get charts made for me.
So let’s go ahead and pick a new subscription, I think the one I want is here. I’m going to choose My Contoso, and then I’m going to choose the actual app. In this case, I’m going to choose a web app. And now it’s going to present to me metrics that I can then chart immediately right here in front of me. Now this visual representation makes it very easy for us to identify and correct issues. What I really like about this is, I have the ability to actually pin this to a dashboard so that it’s always there for us to review and take action upon.
Now charts, charts are great, but alerts, alerts are the icing on the cake. The reason why is because they allow me to relax knowing that my system is being monitored, and should anything need my attention I’m going to be alerted and told about it, so I don’t have to sit here and constantly refresh my home page. I just sit back and relax and wait for the alerts to come rushing in.
Now this is a great way to manage my cloud resources. But what about those on-prem resources we just talked about inside of Hyper-V and inside of VMware? We need a way to get to those as well. What I can do is, I can actually use Log Search. Thanks to things like System Center as the agent that’s collecting all this rich information, we can not only pump it from your on-prem, but we can collect it from the cloud as well. Using Log Search, I can now search across all of those, terabytes of data now at my fingertips.
I’m going to demonstrate that for you here using our Log Search feature, and show you just how quickly we can start searching across literally terabytes of data. We all know there’s great data in those log files, but we also know how much of a challenge it has been in the past to get to it. Let me start with the easiest query I can think of, we’re just going to go ahead and put a star here.
Now with this star what it’s going to do is just that quickly brought back 7 million records. So it’s now combing both my on-prem and my cloud resources, giving me a unified view of all of those. Now clearly I can’t do much with 7 million records. But what I’m going to do here is, I’m going to go ahead and qualify this a little bit by adding type as well. So now when I run this query, Azure is going to go back in and analyze that and just that quickly said, of these 7 million records there’s 42 different types. And it actually said, based on the information that you’ve collected, this, a chart, is the best way for you to view that information. So just that easy, it’s able to help me pinpoint what it is that I’m focusing on.
Now this next query is a little too risky for me to try to type onstage, so forgive me for cutting and pasting, but I think that’s the best way to make sure this gets done correctly. (Laughter.) I’m glad you liked that. So this query here truly shows the power that we have because, again, this is showing me all my SQL Server elastic pools from my on-prem database and also the ones in the cloud. As you can notice here, we have one that’s blinking. And what I can do here is, if I scroll down, I can actually hover on some of these guys and actually have them jump off the page so that I can analyze which ones are actually causing the problem.
I love this visualization because it can actually hide the noise from you and make sure that you see exactly what you need to see. This lets me know that I have one of my pools that is way beyond capacity, that I need to go in, drill in, find that database so that I can move it to another pool that has more visibility.
Now you saw that query and the trick that I used to type it. We all don’t have that functionality to be able to type that quickly. And what’s really nice is that you don’t need it, because we’re able to integrate the Operations Management Suite inside of Azure. So the solutions that we all know and love, we now have access to.
What I can actually do is come back here to my dashboard, click on Overview, and now I have all the solutions that I’m familiar with right here at my disposal. So for example, if I scroll down here, you’re going to see one for VMware. Now I’ve been talking about VMware because a lot of us already have it in our infrastructure, and we want to make sure that we can actually monitor it, not only as a guest OS but actually the server itself that’s managing it, because it too needs to be protected, it needs to be monitored, and we can do that.
Now, my personal favorite is the update, if I can get my scroller to work. I lost my scroll. I’m going to try to get lucky here. Perfect, I’m lucky. That is the update. The update allows me to see all of my Windows and Linux machines and make sure that they have the right update. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve logged into a Windows machine that is begging for me to reboot it because it’s been installing updates and they all need to be rebooted before I can use it. But I don’t have to worry about that anymore. What I can actually do is use this to be able to see exactly who needs my attention, and I can even send this to my dashboard.
When I send this to my monitoring dashboard, I get this beautiful heads-up display. Now this is your or our dashboard. It’s what you need to look at. It’s not some cookie-cutter, we think this is what you need. You get to pin what is important to you on this particular dashboard and make sure that it’s sharing information that you need to see on a moment’s notice.
Now, this is all great. But we need a little bit more. We need to make sure that all of this is secure. On those resources is not only our intellectual property, it’s our data. And, more importantly, it’s our customers’ data, and they trust us with that information and we need to make sure that that information is secure. Again, back here on my left-hand nav, I’m able to go over to Security Center.
Security Center allows me to get a heads-up display, almost a report card of the health of my security effort. Inside of this system I can see very quickly the health of my virtual machines, my networks, my data and my applications. What I like is using the logs that we’ve already been collecting, behavioral analysis, we’re able to go ahead and determine recommendations for the infrastructure in which we’re trying to monitor. And what it’s done is, it’s looked over my entire infrastructure and said, hey, you happen to have a web server out there that doesn’t have a firewall on it. So yes, you opened 480 and 443 like you wanted to, but man you opened up everything. And now this is a vulnerable server. And just this quickly I can go in, see what servers I need to. With just a few clicks, I can actually be presented solutions from our vendors that I can immediately apply to that server to get it corrected and make sure that it’s secure for our users.
Now, this is all really good information. Another one that I would actually like to go back to is our security alerts. Security alerts are when there’s been an attempt to breach our infrastructure. It actually tracks those alerts for me.
Now, if you’ve ever had to comb through these before, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. And what’s even harder is coalescing this information and connecting the dots to determine if these are random incidents or are they somehow related to each other. And luckily we have the ability for you to actually identify, or the tool to identify for you, an incident.
An incident is where it uses behavior analysis to determine if all these attacks were from the same intruder. And now I can understand this fingerprint, this almost identity of this type of attack. So I’m going to zoom in here for you so that you can see down here at the bottom, at one point they tried a SQL injection attack. But luckily that was flawed. They then had a failed brute-force attack against my system, and right here they were successful.
So now I know that my applications, my infrastructure needs to go back and be secured so that we can prevent this thing from happening in the future. These are attacks that would sometimes go undetected because they’re lost in the noise of all the alerts that we’re getting from our system. But now being able to identify this as an incident, and identifying it through an alert system, we can now go back and immediately take action. So as you can see, as we start to improve Azure we’re giving you the single dashboard, extremely easy to use right here inside of Azure, that allows us to manage our global and hybrid infrastructure.
Thank you so much for your time, guys. (Applause.)
SCOTT GUTHRIE: I think that demo hopefully gives you a sense for the power that you get when you combine the assets that you already have on premises and integrate them with a powerful public cloud like Azure. As Donovan showed, the hybrid management solution and support that we now provide enable you to easily take any on-premise servers you currently have, regardless of whether they’re running Windows or running Linux, regardless of whether they’re running bare metal servers, or on a virtualization stack like VMware or Hyper-V, and easily and seamlessly integrate them into the cloud and take advantage of new virtual machines and new cloud-based infrastructure that you can run all over the world using Azure.
And the great thing is, you can now monitor all of these resources with a single admin tool and perform log analytics, in some cases across literally trillions of different records across your entire estate, and you don’t have to buy any new servers, you don’t have to buy or upgrade any existing software that you have on-premises to be able to take advantage of this today.
And as you scan your IT footprint, you can do so taking advantage of these built-in security capabilities like Donovan showed, so that we’ll help you be able to monitor your applications to make sure you’re implementing best practices and to ensure that if you do have something that you’ve left open inside the application and you have a security vulnerability, you can immediately detect it and be able to take appropriate action with it. And we think combining this sort of rich monitoring and this rich security capability gives you that ability to run your business with confidence. No other cloud enables all of this, and everything that Donovan showed here today you can now actually start using today, literally in minutes.
In addition to all of the great hybrid management support that Donovan showed, which allows you to integrate with existing hardware and existing software that you already have on premises, we’re also today excited to announce our Technical Preview 2 of our Azure Stack offer. And with Azure Stack you can not only manage your on-prem infrastructure, but you can actually have that on-prem infrastructure be managed identically to what the public cloud Azure provides, with the exact same management tool, the exact same monitoring and application services that you have in the public cloud, but be able to run in a completely disconnected private cloud environment as well. And it’s just another great example of sort of the rich hybrid support that we deliver.
Now, one of the great companies that are taking advantage of this hybrid cloud flexibility right now is Tyco. They’re a very large industrial company that builds many, many great products, including ones in the security space. And they’re in the process of modernizing both their infrastructure as well as their application portfolio, and they’re doing it with some really great work that they’re building on top of Azure, as well as Windows Server 2016.
What I’d like to do is invite Daryll Fogal, the CTO of Tyco, here to join me onstage to talk about his experience. Here’s Daryll. (Applause.)
DARYLL FOGAL: Hi, Scott.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Thanks so much for joining us.
DARYLL FOGAL: My pleasure.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: So tell us a little bit about your digital transformation vision for Tyco.
DARYLL FOGAL: Yeah, well software is eating the world, and now about half of our R&D engineers are software engineers. And what I’d really like them to be able to do is work like a startup. OK. We’d like them to have a platform that they can build on, and we’d like them to do MVPs against elevated learnings and pivoter persistence. And we think that by doing that we’re going to really be able to nail the differentiations that we want our developers to do.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: That’s awesome. Can you describe a little bit some of the businesses you’re in?
DARYLL FOGAL: Yeah, so what we do is we do intrusion systems and security systems, fire systems, video systems. So a lot of this stuff that runs a building is the kind of product that we have. And the problem that we have is, we want to be a startup. We’re an awfully big startup, right. And so we’ve got all this legacy installed base, tens of thousands of instances of this infrastructure up and running, and our customers want us to bring that forward. And so that’s a big problem for us, and it’s one that we’re looking at Microsoft to help us with.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: So what are some of the projects that you’re running on Azure now today?
DARYLL FOGAL: Yeah, so one of the things that we’re doing is IoT. Let’s go with IoT. So Azure IoT, all these systems in buildings bring data up to a controller, and then the controller makes a decision and that’s kind of the end of it. But we know that all that data that’s out there is incredibly valuable. Our customers have told us that presence detection and occupancy management and normalization metrics, these things are very important to them and their productivity. And so what we’re doing is, we’re bringing all that data up into Azure using IoT and, of course, into the Azure data management systems.
So let me make it very concrete. One of our large customers, everyone in this room would recognize their name, has buildings all over the world, systems all over the world. And those systems generate 3.3 billion alarms and events every single year. And they know this because the security operations center manages these things, that there are 50 human-level events. And so the question is, how do you get from those 3.3 billion events down to making a difference in 50 lives? And so we’ve actually partnered with Azure and Microsoft, and your data scientists, to help us find those hidden correlations in the data so that we can keep our customers even safer.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: That’s awesome.
DARYLL FOGAL: We have one more that if I’ve got a moment I’ll share. We have a legacy application that takes all these alarms and brings them up. And then we decide, does this go to the police, does this go to security, does this go to the owner. We figure out what we do with it. This application was originally architected by some great people, but they didn’t anticipate IoT. They didn’t anticipate globalization. Now our customers are saying, make this thing global. What are we going to do?
So what we decided to do is partner with Microsoft, and we’re leveraging some of your brand-new technology. So we’ve got Microsoft Server 2016 containers in Azure. And so what we got immediately by doing a little bit of refactoring of the code, we put it up in the cloud and we immediately got some scalability. And that’s giving us a little bit of breathing room. And then what we’re going to do is, we’re actually going to take the application and we’re going to really refactor it using the Azure micro-services, and then for all practical purposes we have infinite scalability.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: That’s fantastic. I mean it’s awesome to hear how all this has come together. What’s your future aspirations? I mean where do you go from here?
DARYLL FOGAL: Yeah, well I think the big thing is that we want to continue to use this new learning that we’ve got that Azure can be a bridge for us, OK. We’ve got all these legacy people, legacy applications on premise servers, and we need to bridge it to infrastructure as a service and ultimately to cloud. And what we’ve found is that the path that Microsoft has laid out for us has made that very easy.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: That’s awesome. Thank you so much for the partnership and joining us today.
DARYLL FOGAL: My pleasure, Scott.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: It’s great to see what you’re doing. Thank you. (Applause.)
So one of the great technologies that Daryll mentioned that they’re using at Tyco is Windows Server 2016. Now Windows Server 2016 is a major enhancement of Windows Server. It’s cloud-ready and incorporates a lot of the deep learnings that we’ve had running our own cloud with Azure, including the core capabilities that you need to run a software-defined datacenter. Windows Server 2016 also includes major new security enhancements that enable you to run your Windows Server environment in an even more locked-down way, features like just-in-time admin access and the ability to protect VMs from attack by the host virtualization server on which they’re running.
And with our new Nano Server deployment option, you now have the smallest footprint server and the best density of any release of Windows Server we’ve ever done. Windows Server 2016 also comes with built-in support for containers. In fact, today we’re really excited to announce that in conjunction with Docker Incorporated, we’re also announcing that all Windows Server 2016 customers will now get the commercially supported Docker engine at no additional charge when they use Windows Server 2016. This makes it incredibly easy for (applause). This makes it incredibly easy for developers and IT administrators to leverage container-based deployments using Windows Server 2016.
It combines all of these capabilities to provide a fantastic platform for building even more robust, hybrid, secure solutions. And we think of Windows Server 2016 in many ways as the edge of our Azure Cloud. And one of the things that we recommend you think of is Azure as the edge of all your on-premise servers. And I’m thrilled today to announce the general availability release of both Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. (Cheers, applause.) Were really looking forward to seeing some of the great solutions that you know you’re going to be building and deploying with us.
So we’ve talked about hybrid cloud and we showed off the power and flexibility that it provides to run infrastructure anywhere. Let’s now move up the stack a little bit and talk about something else that I know is top of mind for most organizations out there, which is how you also modernize your applications that you build to fully leverage this hybrid cloud infrastructure, and how do you deliver solutions that are optimized for this mobile-first, cloud-first world that we now live in?
Now, our Visual Studio family now provides a complete development tools offering that enables you to build fantastic mobile-first-, cloud-first-based solutions and to do so while also implementing agile-based DevOps workflows. With Visual Studio we now provide a complete integrated development environment for building any type of application. And with the latest release of .NET and the introduction of our new .NET Core platform, you can now build great container-based micro-service solutions.
With our new VS Code development tool, which is a code-optimized development editor that runs not just on Windows, but also on Mac and Linux-based machines, you can now also build apps in any language, including Java, Node.js, Python, PHP and more. And our Visual Studio Team Services offering, which provides a collection of developer services delivered in a SaaS-based model, is enabling development organizations of all sizes to implement a DevOps-based model and build modern applications.
Now, one of the exciting additions to the Visual Studio family that we made earlier this year was the acquisition of a company called Xamarin. Xamarin enables you to build great native mobile applications that run across iOS, across Android and across Windows. And Xamarin is now included, built into Visual Studio, and you can build applications with it at no extra charge.
Xamarin is used by companies both big and small to deliver fantastic native mobile apps. And what we’re going to do is just show a quick video of some of these customers talking about their experiences of using Xamarin to do it. Let’s roll the video.
(Video segment, applause.)
So modernizing applications isn’t just about updating code. It’s also about updating the development workflows that we follow and enabling a continuous development model that integrates development and operations together. And with Visual Studio Team Services, we now make it incredibly easy to set up these types of fluid DevOps workflows and enable teams of developers to rapidly iterate on a solution in a reliable, repeatable way. And the great thing is, it works fantastically well with Azure.
What I’d like to do to kind of highlight and show off what Visual Studio Team Services can do is invite Donovan back onstage to do another demo.
DONOVAN BROWN: Thanks. (Applause.)
Did you guys miss me as much as I missed you? I am so excited because DevOps, if you don’t know me, is what I do. DevOps is the union of people, process and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users. And with the Visual Studio tools, we can do that for any language targeting any platform. So you remember that infrastructure I demoed before. What I’m going to do now, and I know some of you were waiting for me to do this, is I’m going to rub a little DevOps on that infrastructure to make it better. And I’m going to show you how we can do that from both PC and from a Mac.
So here what you see on my screen, this is Team Services. Team Services is everything that you need to turn an idea into a working piece of software. It’s your version control. It is your work item tracking, your continuous integration and your continuous deployment. We even have package management and test management built inside this single tool. Of course, you can build your DevOps tool chain yourself, but you simply don’t have to anymore.
Now, what I’m going to do is jump over into Visual Studio, and here you can see I have a piece of code up. It’s just an ASP.NET core application that is going to be deployed to a Docker container running inside of Azure. So let me go ahead and make a quick code change here. We’re going to change this generic title over to Ignite 2016. And then we’re going to go ahead and add a nice comment in here as well. And I’m actually associating this with a hashtag to a work item that I’m actually going to be working on. And I’m going to go ahead and commit and push this to my Git repository. Perfect.
So now in the background, it has kicked off a build. This build is actually going to start running. This is what it takes to go ahead and download my code, build it, and then I also run unit tests and calculate code coverage. Now if you look closely at the bottom here, let me zoom in a little bit for you, you can see that we’re actually building a Docker image. We’re then taking that Docker image and publishing it to Docker Hub where it can then be consumed by Docker hosts anywhere in the world, or you might even be using Azure Container Services. You can actually use Swarm or DCOS, whatever tools you’re comfortable with today to consume this image and start running it in a container anywhere that you’d like to in the world.
After the image is built and packaged and pushed to Docker Hub, it’s time for us to go ahead and release it. This is Release Management, the sibling of our build system. It allows you to take the output of your build and move it down an entire pipeline from dev to QA, QA to stage, and finally staging into production.
What’s really nice is, I can actually run additional tests. It can run load and performance tests. It can allow you to have approvers, because I can’t just go rushing into QA, they might be using that environment. I can actually have my QA lead be the approver, be notified that we’d love to deploy into your environment, and if, and only if, you give me permission, will we do so. And when you give us permission, we’ll put the newest version of code on that machine for you, and you can start your testing there as well.
Now, I said I can do this on both machines. So I’m going to go ahead and switch over to my Mac here. And here I am using Visual Studio code on a Mac. Now, a lot of you are using Eclipse, and you can continue to use Eclipse because we have plug-ins that are going to bring all this value directly to your fingertips. You want to use Intelli-J, go for it. Android Studio, great. We are here to make sure wherever you are, we’re there to help you as well, any language, any platform. I personally take that as a challenge. Any language, any platform, I go to work every day making sure that’s true for you.
We have a team hard at work at Microsoft working on what we’re doing for Java, to make sure of you want to use Gradle or you want to use Maven, or you want to use Ant, they’re there for you right out of the box being built for you in machines that we manage for you in the cloud.
So what I’m going to do here is try to make that same change. I’m not very good at spelling, so hopefully we’re going to go ahead and get Ignite spelled correctly, 2016. I’m going to go ahead and save these files. And then what I can do here is, using the integrated Git I can go ahead and push this title change.
So I’m going to go ahead and commit this, and then I’m going to push this to my repository, and if I jump over here quick enough what we should be able to see here is that a CI build has already kicked off. So what I’m able to do is quickly see that there it is, it’s running. It runs Bower to go get all my dependencies for my front end. It’s running Maven announcer on not only my dependency management, but also compile my app, run my JUnit test and even calculate code coverage of this particular build for me. And just like I did before, it’s going to go off and run a DevOps pipeline for me.
Let me show you what one of these builds actually looks like. So if I go back here, take one of the previous ones, you’ll be able to see that here I have rich test results. I have code coverage and I have a pipeline that’s already started. Any work items I associated would also be visible here, giving me a nice heads-up display of the features I was working on and where they are throughout our pipeline.
Any language, any platforms, and the seamless integration that we have with Visual Studio Team Services and Azure, all the Azure resources that you want to use are at your fingertips. There’s paths prepared to help you get there, friction free, from any language to any platform.
Guys, thank you so much for your time, and enjoy the rest of Ignite. (Applause.)
SCOTT GUTHRIE: So the Microsoft Cloud enables so much for you to take advantage of as part of this path towards digital transformation that we’re all going down. And when the cloud comes together with all the services that we’ve talked about here this morning and a whole bunch more we didn’t have a chance to cover, and connect to also our devices and our productivity software, we really enable you to unlock even richer employee and customer experiences.
And what I’d like to do now is welcome Yusuf Mehdi onstage to talk more about our great device and productivity work, and some of the wonderful things you can do with it.
Thanks a bunch.
YUSUF MEHDI: (Applause.) Good morning, everybody. How are you doing? I’m excited to be here with you all at Ignite. Scott talked a lot about how the role of the cloud can drive digital transformation.
I want to build on that and share with you our vision for how we bring more-personal computing and the reinvention of productivity to bear to really empower your employees.
Now, one of the great things for us is that we just live in such an incredible time of technological change, progression, and new devices, new services coming.
We get really excited about what the future holds not just for PCs and phones, but for new technology like wearable computing, holographic lenses.
I want to share a little bit with you the vision of what we see coming and how that’s going to impact our businesses and our employees. Let’s take a look at this video.
(Video: More-Personal Computing.)
YUSUF MEHDI: (Applause.) Now, what’s exciting — I get excited when I see that. But what’s changed is not just the technology, but even our own workforce. Just some incredible trends that are coming today.
Believe it or not, by 2020 in the modern workplace, over 50 percent of the workforce will be millennials. These are employees that have been born, effectively, in the cloud and have grown up with new ways that they intend to work using technology.
In addition, in that same period, 43 percent of the workforce is expected to be freelancers. It’s kind of mind blowing. So, really, we’re getting a nomadic movement in terms of how people work remotely across different organizations.
Of course, the proliferation of devices as we talked about, upwards of 5 billion devices. People are going to be used to using different screens in the home, large screens, wearing computing on their body, and as we talked about, holographic lenses. That’s going to make for proliferation of data.
Now, one of the things as we were getting ready for Ignite is, we were saying, “Wow, last year we talked about exabytes of data.” And it’s funny, in one year, we’ve had to jump in order of magnitude. Now, people are predicting over 44 zettabytes of data will be available.
What does that mean for you? Clearly, it means two things. One, to really empower your employees and to be at the forefront of driving digital transformation, there’s a whole bunch of great tools and opportunities. And at the same time, there’s going to be a whole new slew of attack vectors in which cybercriminals are able to get access to data or access to resources.
And so to really go after that, it’s one simple idea: It’s about getting to a secure, productive enterprise.
And it really is interesting. We’ve got this tension between, as you deliver more productivity for your workforce with those devices, with those software capabilities, you get bigger challenges with security.
So, for us, we’ve made a lot of improvements in three big areas, as you know — Windows 10, Office and EMS. I want to talk to you a little bit about our progress on each of these.
Let’s start with Windows 10. Over the last 18 months, just under 18 months, we’ve made very fast progress with getting Windows 10 now broadly adopted, the security improvements that we’ve done. We’ve had three releases in that time period. And it’s running right now 150 percent faster than the Windows 7 adoption rate.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that Windows 10 is now running on over 400 million monthly active devices. So, really, just driving forward.
One example of that end use is with the Department of Defense, who probably puts a premium on security above almost any other organization. And the work that they’ve done to push forward to get to over 4 million devices planned over the next year is pretty incredible across all branches of the military.
With Office 365, we have, likewise, continued to drive forward, really building up full productivity suite, as you know, between Office 365 ProPlus, Exchange, SharePoint and Yammer. And the progress here has been great. As of today, we have over 70 million monthly active commercial users on Office 365.
And one example of use of Office 365 is with Goodyear. Goodyear is really a pioneer in the industry. They’re the first tire company to actually sell tires online. And as they look to kind of continue to, in their words, reinvent the wheel and empower their employees with great productivity tools, whether that’s using Microsoft SharePoint Online to brainstorm or working with teams on Yammer and Skype meetings, they’re really pushing forward.
And finally, just an update on EMS. We’ve had really great success with an identity-driven security solution to protect your organization and identify breaches before they cause damage.
What’s been great is to see how with a single sign-in, thousands of SaaS apps, using multi-factor authentication can really provide great security while enabling your employees to be productive across the apps and devices they care about.
What’s great that as part of the suite, just one part of it, Azure Active Directory today already protects over 1 billion logins. So, really, incredible effort there.
Unilever has been using this. Unilever, broad, global company. Believe it or not, their products are used over 2 billion times a day. And they chose to use EMS as the backbone of their identity-driven security approach to really improve their employees’ lives and make it easier to be productive and access over 200 different apps from different parts of the globe.
So great progress there. But rather than talk about all the features, I actually want to show you. Do you guys want to see some of the new features that are coming in Windows and Office? (Applause.) That’s pretty good. Yeah, here we go, let’s do it. All right.
So I want to use a scenario here where, you know, one of the things that’s top of mind for me is getting Windows 10 deployed in the enterprise. I’m going to use that as a scenario. I’m going to show you four things.
I’m going to start first, though, with an opportunity, which is how we get to the next level of creativity.
You know, pen, ink, and touch have been good, but pen and ink in particular have yet to come to the fore, and they’re going to come now as a result of Windows 10’s latest edition with Windows Ink.
I’m going to show you a demo. I’ve got a Surface Pro 4 and I’ve got my Surface Pro 4 pen here.
Just watch. With one click, I’m immediately able to get on the screen here, this Windows Ink space. This lets you, if you have your tablet with you and all of a sudden you need to take a note, you just press the button and you can just start writing. You don’t have to unlock the screen.
And you can take all sorts of notes. So one of them is sticky notes. Sticky notes, believe it or not, are used over 50 million times around a year. People put them on desktops, on flower vases, on their walls. Now you can put them anywhere in your computing experience.
Here they are on the desktop. So, for example, if I had to do that rollout and I need to meet with our consultants for rolling out, I can type in, for example, “dinner at 9:00 p.m.” and see what happens through the power of Cortana Intelligence, I can actually get these to turn blue because they’re able to recognize these.
So, for example, AS749 is actually the code for a flight, Alaska Airlines 749. And by just touching on it now, it can convert digital ink into intelligence.
So you can see here the flight, its location, the gate. Likewise, I can type in, for example, a stock quote. And now I can get a real-time stock quote. I can even, for example, type in times and then add those to my Cortana reminder categories.
And as I delete sort of action items, they gray out. You can see the intelligence of that ink.
But imagine now if I wanted to bring that to the most-powerful tool, that would be with Microsoft Office. So I want to show you some features that we plan to ship within the next 12 months. Let’s take a look here.
So here I am in a document. And imagine now what I really wanted to do was just be able to, as I’m editing, not have to use a mouse and keyboard to review this document, this is the document on the organizational devices I want to deploy. But what if I could just strike them out just like this, just strike out text? Watch this.
Imagine how productive your employees can be, just strike that out, yeah. (Applause.)
How about this? I’m not a very good highlighter, no problem. Windows Ink and Office can automatically fix that for you. Very easy.
So you can see here, pen and ink.
Now, I talked about sort of, you know, converting ink to intelligence. Let me show you another example.
Let’s say that here I’m an engineer and I’m taking notes in OneNote. Now one of the things I can do is, I can take any sort of formulas and convert them to math. Look at that. It recognizes that, but even better, I can solve for X, linear equation, look at that. (Cheers, applause.) Where was that feature when I was in school? Could have used that one.
And we’re going to make it easy, though. So all this technology, with two lines of code, we’ve actually shown how you can put this into your application, even apps that you run internally that you build, you can do that.
As an example, here’s Adobe Illustrator, popular app for designers. Here’s that Windows 10, let’s say posters I’m using to tell employees about the new devices. Watch here, they have a French curl, see how nice? And then, look, with two fingers I can slide that around, and all that with two lines of code.
So a really fantastic way to improve productivity with ink. What do you think? (Cheers, applause.)
All right. Second thing I’d like to show you is go into how we do collaboration with Microsoft Word and Office 365. OK? I want to show you it’s not just pen and ink for input, we also have voice and Cortana. Always tough to do it onstage, but let’s see if I can give it a shot here.
I’m going to switch over to this machine. All right. Let’s see if we have it here. We’ll type it in here.
CORTANA: I need your permission to help.
YUSUF MEHDI: All right. So I haven’t set up Cortana on that one. What I can do there is, I can type in Cortana, and she has access now not just to web, but to my OneDrive. So she can go, if I give her permission, and get access to my actual organization documents.
So here I’ll pop this up. And now what you can see is, I’m in the Word document, but I want to point out over here on the right here which is the collaboration corner. And what we’re able to do now is, I can actually come in and see if we’re editing on the document. Pull that up.
And one of the things is that we can do real-time collaboration and editing. So I don’t have that here. We’ll see if I have that in the system they can switch me back to it.
But one of the things that’s tough when you’re working is, can you keep track of that document? Can you keep track of the activity that’s going on that device?
So we’ll pull that up. And what you’ll be able to do is, you’d be able to jump in here and see the edits going on on that document. And then being able to easily get in and edit and keep track of those capabilities.
All right. One of the other things that’s important is, how do you keep track of email? So one of the biggest challenges with being productive is actually not access to information, it’s information overload.
So here’s sort of a new capability that we’ve got going, which is My Analytics. So in addition to what’s going on here with mail, one of the biggest problems is, does anyone actually read our mail?
And so take a look here with Delve Analytics. I’ll pop this up. And what this should do is, it should be able to connect up in here. And now I can see this email that I wrote, and I can see, for example, hey, it’s got 45 percent read activity. And I can come down and see, oh, it turns out that people are actually reading it later over the weekend. So this can give me some intelligence about, when should I actually write those mails? How should I edit it to make it better to collaborate back and forth?
And if I want to come in and see more insights, I can just click in more insights, and now I get the My Analytics dashboard. I like to call this my “Fitbit for my work.” OK?
So this lets you see, for example, hey, how am I spending my time in meeting hours, email hours, focus hours? And if I want, I can set goals, because managing your time is the most precious commodity.
But I can even do it with the people that I’m staying in touch with. So, for example, here I can see how I stay in touch with my boss, with Satya. Take a look at my response time here, one minute. Pretty good. Hopefully, that will come in good at review time. (Laughter.)
Now, with our attorney Enrico, I’m 7.2 hours. So I might have to work on that.
More valuable than that is, I can actually come in and type in, for example, customers. So I can put in here Ben Walters, and I add him, and now I can see how I’m doing with my time with my customers.
So think about this. Just a powerful analytics tool to really help you.
Now, let’s bring that down. Let’s look at meetings. Meetings are a big opportunity to be productive, or potentially to waste some time. I don’t know about you, but you know, not every meeting is the most productive.
Take a look here, I get a nice summary of my hours in the last week in meetings. And I can see this factor, 11 hours of my 18 hours in meetings were spent multitasking.
Now, was that good multitasking or bad multitasking? You know, sometimes you’re paying attention and it’s great, sometimes you’re doing email, maybe you really weren’t paying attention.
Well, now you can come in and see, what were those meetings and when was I multitasking? So at the end of the week, you can review and you can start saying, “Hey, am I really spending my time wisely on these meetings or should I change that around?”
So just great data, and a whole bunch if you like to geek out on what you’re able to do there in terms of analytics. So, really, just fantastic capabilities.
Now, speaking of meetings, one of the best ways to really get productive is to use some of the great new tools for meetings. With that, I want to kind of walk over here and I want to show you here the Microsoft Surface Hub. This is really the best tool to unlock the power of the group.
Now, for your organizations, like it is at Microsoft, sometimes the standard meeting takes about 11 minutes to start. Have you ever had that problem? You get to the meeting you’re, like, OK, hey, is everyone dialed in? Can you see the presentation? And so now watch what happens with a Surface Hub.
I walk into my meeting room, I just click my meeting. I just walked into an average conference room and it automatically knows — looks at my calendar, dials in all the people and brings them up.
So we’ve got Ben here. He’s going to log in with video using Office 365, we’re able to use the PSTN access, no PBX required to get phone calls in.
And if I want, I can open full-screen video chat. Ben, you look great in full-screen video.
But I’m going to put that down here, and I’m going to show you a collaboration scenario. Just look how great this is. I’m going to go ahead and pull up one of the great new apps that are being written for this great screen.
Now, this is the Stormboard application. I’m going to go ahead and pull that up. And this is, almost in a way, a planning document sort of like the sticky note document to help me with my deployment.
So I take my ID with an NFC reader. So I can come in here and do that here. And now it automatically signs me into all my secure corporate resources. So now I can get my data into this public space using my ID. So just super easy to log in.
Now what you can see here is, we have the planning document, the planning stage, pilot stage and deployment stage. And I’m able to get some rich interaction. So, for example, I can go into that document that we were editing previously, and I can see, for example, you know, here’s information on the devices I want to share with our employees about the new products that are coming.
Likewise, I can come in and I can take the pen if I want to add something. So, for example, hey, I want to sketch a little device here. Here’s the Surface Pro, I can go ahead and do that and put that in there. And then that automatically adds to the board there. And, likewise, I can get full-screen video.
And then as I’m making progress, I can, for example, move this line-of-business app over here. What’s nice is, I know there’s a dependency between this and the employee sales team. So you can see now how these link together.
So, really, kind of a fantastic way to collaborate in video while I’m connecting with Ben and the team.
Let’s give Ben a chance to do some things here. Ben, why don’t you show us how to take advantage of this great big screen by projecting the Power BI view of how our deployment statistics are going on Windows 10?
So Ben will take over, he’ll pull this up. And he’ll show you now a Power BI view. And you can see the data now in meetings both independently and then connected, I can come in and look at data as we’re going through.
So let’s go ahead and say, for example, now I want to click one of these things. I’m going to go pull this up. What I can do here is come in and say, hey, let’s get this, which looks great. And I can write some notes. So, for example, let’s check out these numbers. Point to this inflection point. And now I’m able to whiteboard digital ink. And, of course, what’s great about this is, all of this is captured.
So now when we’re done with the meeting, if I want to send this out, I can just go ahead and click “send mail.” And what’s nice is, it knows everyone who was in the meeting who was invited, so it automatically addresses it to them. It gets a copy of the whiteboard, so you don’t have to take a photo of the whiteboard and email it. We automatically do that for you. Yes, you can feel free to clap on that one. (Applause.)
And we can put it into OneNote. So now your OneNote has all your messages, send it, and just like that, you sent mail, and then when you’re done, one tap and all of that confidential data is erased and the machine is back to a public use and anyone now can use it. So that is how we make meetings more productive. (Applause.)
Thanks. Now, you can’t enable this level of productivity if your data isn’t protected. And as we’ve talked about, with the growing number of devices, the increasingly sort of nomadic workforce, security is a real challenge and a real reality for us.
And you guys know this more than anybody, but let me share this video with you anyway. It just tells you the latest reality of security.
(Video: Modern Security Threats.)
YUSUF MEHDI: So to go after that, we’re going to invest at an unprecedented rate to really build strength in this area. And so we’re spending over a billion dollars a year to drive security improvements.
That begins with the first of three things: the Intelligent Security Graph. We have built this Intelligent Security Graph to provide a holistic platform to protect all of the critical endpoints across cloud and mobile worlds and to help us — help you identify coordinated security attacks on the network.
So we get access and telemetry from three different areas. No. 1, devices. We update nearly a billion Windows devices every month, running the largest antivirus, antimalware service in the world.
With our communications services, we process over 200 billion emails every month, again, for malware across Office 365 and Outlook.com.
Finally, as you know, we run some of the world’s largest global services, not just Azure and Office 365, but consumer services like Xbox Live and Microsoft Bing. And from that telemetry, we’re able to get incredible data that we can bring to bear.
The second part of our effort is then to combine that with human expertise. We do that in two areas. We have the Microsoft Cyberdefense Operations Center, which is led by security experts and data scientists who connect 1,000 other security experts at Microsoft to provide world-class security, monitoring, defense and response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition, we have a Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit that is made up of investigators, data scientists, engineers and analysts who use combined cutting-edge forensics, cloud and big data to fight digital crime.
And, of course, the last part of our effort is all of the detailed security services that we build into our own products. So with Windows 10, starting from the moment you boot the computer with the trusted boot, to enterprise-grade biometrics with Windows Hello, and ultimately post-breach security with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
One of the things we’re going to show you is how we’re starting to bring together that advanced threat protection with Office Threat Protection to help you more speedily diagnose and debug problems and security violations within your own enterprise, as well as building on top of the advanced security management, data loss capabilities.
Finally, with EMS, we talked a little bit about the identity protection capabilities, but we bring more effort to encrypt data and help you protect your files and ensure that only the right people have the right access to data.
But we’re not done there. We’re going to continue to improve and to pioneer. Today, I’m excited to announce a brand-new step forward in this regard to help you secure your employees and work environment.
Now, as we all know, one of the biggest attack vectors over the last decade has been the browser and the Internet. The use of the Internet is just such an important business tool, out of Windows 10 alone, we see 50 percent of the minutes on the PC spent in the browser.
There’s been a lot of software-based sandboxes to help protect the browser, but they still provide a pathway for malware and vulnerability exploits.
Today, I’d like to introduce for you Windows Defender Application Guard. This will now make Microsoft Edge the most secure browser for the enterprise.
Today, for the first time, we will isolate the Microsoft Edge browser and employee activity using a hardware-based container to prevent malicious code from impacting the device and moving across the enterprise.
The virtualization-based security service protects enterprises from malware, viruses, vulnerabilities and zero-day attacks.
Now, once you’re enabled, an enterprise administrator can configure a trusted site-list policy of the trustworthy sites and distribute that with group policy across the network using Application Guard.
That way, even if an untrusted site happens to get malware, it won’t get onto the rest of the machine or compromise that device or the network.
So with Application Guard, Microsoft Edge becomes the standard for the browser in the enterprise, and we’re going to make that available to Windows Insiders in the coming months, and it’s going to roll out more broadly next year.
Now, to show you Windows Defender Application Guard and a couple of the other capabilities we’ve talked about, I’d like to welcome out Ann Johnson, vice president of our Advanced Cybersecurity Guard. Please welcome Ann. (Applause.)
ANN JOHNSON: Good morning, Ignite. I am thrilled to be here to talk about my favorite topic — security. And to talk about the functionality within the secure and productive enterprise suite.
The security functionality starts right at the base of the platform, Windows. And as many of you know, and you’ll hear throughout the week, Windows 10 is the most secure version of Windows.
A lot of the reason for that is the investment we have made in hardware-based isolation tools like Credential Guard.
So the first demo I’m going to show you today is a demo of Credential Guard.
Now, on the screen on the left, there is a Windows 7 machine in red. It’s not running Credential Guard, so it doesn’t have that hardware-based isolation technology.
On the right, a Windows 10 machine. The Windows 10 machine is running Credential Guard, so it is protected.
Now, as a hacker, I’ve already gained one — just one credential within your organization. That’s all I need to launch a common attack and try to gain other credentials, all of the credentials that exist on this machine.
Let’s see what happens when I launch that attack on the Windows 7 machine.
As you can see, all of the user information is available to me. I can capture those credentials and I can take those credentials and traverse your network, getting isolated, and moving along.
But what happens when I launch that same attack on the Windows 10 machine? Because we’re running Credential Guard, you can see that the passwords are actually contained within the hardware-based isolation environment.
And the best part about Credential Guard, not only does it frustrate me as a hacker, it’s completely transparent to your end users, so you don’t have to rely upon your users to do anything to get this protection.
As a hacker, I’m a little frustrated. I wasn’t able to do everything I wanted to do within your desktop environment. So I’m going to move to the next environment that I will typically attack, because I’m always innovating and looking for creative ways to move within your environment.
Yusuf just announced Windows Defender Application Guard. Windows Defender Application Guard uses the same hardware-based isolation technology to make Microsoft Edge the most secure browser for the enterprise.
I’m going to do the same type of demo. I’m going to launch an attack on an unprotected browser session, and I’m going to launch the attack on a protected browser session.
This is going to happen really quickly. So I’m going to launch the attack. You’ll see it happening. And then I’m going to stop and explain what you saw.
The attack, like many attacks, completely silent and transparent to your end user.
So let’s start with the attacks on the unprotected browser session. Over here, you can see that all of my security settings have turned red. This is not something your end user would ever be looking for. So the end user actually doesn’t know at this point in time if they’ve been compromised. And the reason they don’t know is because they were redirected without their knowledge and transparent to them, very silent, to a malicious website that downloaded payload to their device.
Then the user was automatically directed back to the website they expected to see. So even though we can see the security settings have been turned off and there is an issue here, your end user actually doesn’t know there’s an issue.
However, if I launch this same attack on a machine that’s protected with Application Guard, watch and see what happens. Perfect. Looks pretty transparent, doesn’t it? That’s because Application Guard protected the session in a hardware-isolated environment.
So you can see, all of my security settings remain green, your user session was protected, and when I close this browser session, the malicious content, the attack, the entire session disappears so there’s nothing left behind on your user’s machine. Again, completely transparent to your end user.
Now, regardless of how sophisticated your defenses are, you are going to get attacked. It happens to everyone.
So we have tools, an integrated suite of tools that will allow you to detect and respond to those attacks very quickly. Let’s take a look at a few of the tools that do that.
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection uses behavioral analytics to look at an attack in your environment, look across the network and actually see what the attack did.
So, once again, I’m going to click on a pretty common attack vector, and we’re going to see what that attack did.
Down here, you could actually see that Outlook saved an attachment. We’re suspicious that this attachment is malicious and it’s attempting to become persistent across the environment.
So let’s click on the attachment and let’s find out exactly what’s happening. Using the integration between Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, we can see that this attachment was attempted to be sent to two users, Roger and Yolanda. However, Office 365 blocked the attachment.
The reason it blocked the attachment? It received a signal from Windows Defender that the attachment was malicious, showing the full integration and protecting your environment.
But I’m still concerned. I can see down here that I believe the attachment was originally sent from Liz and her identity has probably been compromised. So I want to investigate just a little bit further, and I want to do it very quickly.
When I click on Liz, I’m taken to another tool, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics. Advanced Threat Analytics, which is fully integrated, tells the rest of the story. There was an attack, Liz’s identity was compromised, but it wasn’t her machine that was used. Summer’s machine was used for attempted attacks on our domain controller, which is, obviously, a sensitive asset.
So you can clearly see that the integration between Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Advanced Threat Analytics allows you to detect and respond to that attack very quickly.
Overall, the security functionality and the secure productive enterprise across the Microsoft platform allows you to protect your environment, to detect attacks and to respond very quickly, in a matter of hours, not the weeks and months and in some cases even years it takes organizations to do that.
Thank you very much, and have a great week at Ignite. Yusuf, back to you. (Applause.)
YUSUF MEHDI: Thank you, Ann. So as we said, we live in an incredible time of business transformation with the technology that’s under play.
IT can play a critical role in empowering users with modern tools and at the same time secure that infrastructure.
We’re going to continue to drive innovation and productivity, as you just heard, across the broad spectrum of the products that we’re doing. And to show you how some of that is coming out for deployment, and before Scott comes back to wrap things up, I’d like to end this section by showing you a video of some of our customers and their experiences moving. Thanks very much for your time. (Applause.)
(Video: Customer Story.)
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Great. Well, we’ve talked a lot about digital transformation here this morning and walked through a whole bunch of great technology that we’re delivering at Microsoft in order to enable it.
What I want to do now is invite Andrew Wilson, who is the CIO of Accenture, onstage to talk a little bit about what Accenture is doing to drive digital transformation within their organization.
They’re one of the real leaders in terms of driving this type of change. And Andrew is kind of a fantastic example of how a CIO can really deliver some amazing value.
So I want to invite Andrew to join me and maybe open it up by saying, Andrew, tell us a little bit about what Accenture is doing to drive digital transformation.
ANDREW WILSON: Thanks, Scott. Accenture has over 400,000 people all over the world driving transformation for our combined set of clients.
So, for us, it’s about that intersect of the business and all of this great new technology that we’re seeing today. It’s about putting a completely new next generation of employee experience into the hands of our users. It’s about innovation, analytics and about creativity, not just productivity as, perhaps, it was in the past.
And it’s also about doing it on the move. We go to over 10,000 different locations a day, as I say, 400,000 people serving thousands and thousands of clients. Those digital workers have to have all of these capabilities. And, by the way, they have to have them first, otherwise they can’t show their clients all the good stuff that’s coming next.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: And so, you know, how do you think about the role of IT changing as part of this process?
ANDREW WILSON: I think the role of IT has changed completely. The days of the datacenter, of building, designing and launching your gold-plated release once a year are completely out the window. Now, it’s real time, it’s agile.
So, for instance, I’m 60 percent in public cloud. You guys are a big part of that. And we are the biggest OneDrive in the world, half a petabyte with 500 terabytes of data.
We’ve got SharePoint over into VNext, and our Skype is famous at a quarter of a billion minutes of audio every single month.
So capabilities like that power the business, they power the enterprise. Stats like that, you know, Microsoft is very much powering Accenture and what it does.
I have to do that, and I have to do it leveraging platforms. I couldn’t have achieved all of that if I had to do it all myself. The capabilities you’re investing with the platforms, along with other platforms in the industry, are the way I run my company and the way I can deliver a lot more change a lot more quickly than I used to.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Great. Can you talk a little bit about how Azure is helping enable this change?
ANDREW WILSON: Well, Azure, in fact, I have an announcement of my own. Yesterday, quite coincidentally, we went live on ARM, on Azure Resource Manager. So we’re already in production on Azure, but we’re an early adopter. And so we needed to move over because I want more granularity, I want more ability to consume cloud, but cleverly and at a rate.
We do a lot of cloud work with our clients. And I’m concerned over cloud sprawl. I want to make sure that I can get the benefit of cloud. I always like to think that cloud is the warp drive, but I need the navigator and the helmsman to make sure that I adopt it cleverly and carefully and cost effectively.
So I think that Azure is a big part of powering production. As I say, I’m about 60 percent public cloud at the moment. I intend that to be about 80 percent in the course of the next year, I’m killing datacenters. We’re two down, we’re onto the third one. So the days of the datacenter, at least my datacenters, definitely have an end.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: And what advice or lessons would you share with others as you’ve kind of gone through this change?
ANDREW WILSON: Don’t be afraid to adopt the new a lot more quickly than we used to. CIOs like me, particularly hyper-scale, gold-plated, risk-averse — let’s just watch it, let’s just get out there.
We’ve got maybe 100,000 people on Windows 10 already. So I’m 100,000 of your 400 million, and rising. I’d like to get to a bigger percentage of that.
But we didn’t start the Windows 7 upgrade until two years into it, because we had to wait and see. We opened up Windows 10 the moment you gave us the box, and we’re off.
So you’ve got to be out there, you’ve got to be much more agile, much more quick and more willing to adopt risk because those users, millennial and post-millennials out there, I can’t give them yesterday’s services. I have to give them tomorrow’s services to be relevant as a CIO.
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Fantastic. I mean, I think this is sort of a great way to sort of describe the huge opportunity in front of all of us in order to take advantage of all these new technologies. Thank you, Andrew, for joining us and sharing your story in terms of the amazing transformation that you’ve led.
ANDREW WILSON: Thank you, Scott. Great keynote, thank you. (Applause.)
SCOTT GUTHRIE: Thank you all for coming out here this week. We’ve covered a lot of ground today. And if there’s one thing I want to leave you with, it’s that the opportunities for all of us in this room to drive digital transformation have never been greater, and we have just an enormous opportunity in front of us to have a huge impact in terms of the organizations that we serve.
And all of us at Microsoft are really looking forward to the opportunity to partner with you as part of this transformation.
Have a great week at Ignite, and now I’ll pass it back to Julia. Thank you. (Applause.)
JULIA WHITE: Now, ultimately, your success is our success. So you heard a lot about the technology innovation this morning. In fact, you heard so much that we’re running a little bit late. The general sessions will now start at 11:15, plenty of time to get there. Don’t worry. That’s where you’ll drill deeper into each of the areas of technology that matter most to your communities.
Beyond the technology, we’re also investing in you, as IT professionals and decision-makers. With things like Microsoft Mechanics to learn and stay current on all the innovation. Like the IT Pro Essentials, to get your hands on the technology across what Microsoft offers.
And our IT Career Center, we’re seeing incredible usage for people to map out your plan for the roles and the skills you’ll need to advance your career.
Also, today available a One Microsoft Tech community where you can all come together with peers as well as Microsoft on a regular basis to talk about what’s happening, get best practices and share ideas.
Now, I leave you this morning with one truly inspiring story that taught me what’s possible when you bring together an idea and you have that passion to see it through.
So every year, many, many people leave the military. And we watch as some of them struggle to transition their military experiences into civilian jobs.
We also saw that there was an unmet demand for skilled IT professionals both at Microsoft but across the whole industry.
So we ran a pilot in one military base in the U.S. to provide IT fundamental training to the people leaving the military at that time. And we saw great results.
From there, Chris Cortez, who leads Military Affairs at Microsoft, took that pilot and he grew it, he invested in it, he built it out, and now it’s a national program.
I leave you with this inspiring story this morning just as a remembrance of what’s possible and the difference each one of us can have. Thank you so much. (Applause.)