For those of you not able to make it to Ignite, here are my notes and highlights from the day.

Quick take aways

  • “Identity is the new perimeter”
  • All Azure, all day – no MIM sessions
  • Security and EMS front and center day 1
  • Good-bye Silverlight in new integrated EMS console previewed in breakout session
  • Mobile Application Management (MAM) vs. MDM drives users acceptance of device protection

Morning Keynote Highlights

  • Yeah Microsoft!
  • Satya and Adobe announce new cloud services based on Azure
  • Scott Guthrie gives good overview of Azure successes with showcase customers

Favorites from today

  • Windows Hello – use your face as a password, very cool.  I actually saw this in action with a fellow attendee who has this working on his real work machine.  Good by passwords, but how do you reset your face?
  • Got a pass to try a real world Hololens on day 2.  I am really looking forward to trying this out.

Other cool stuff

  • EMS  policies to restrict copy and paste from restricted apps demoed
  • Intune Powershell to be released soon and opens interesting scenario to wipe phones when users terminated.  Might be a nice tie in with Powershell MA