Reading the variety of post-event comments from Microsoft Envision 2016, it is very clear that two strong camps have emerged. Which is not to say that they are in conflict with each other. Just that, in my opinion, there were two important outcomes from the event. The outcomes aren’t even exclusionary. I believe that those individuals who care about one are also those individuals who will care about the other.
When Convergence Evaporated, What Did We Gain? For the last ten years the first quarter of my team’s calendar year has been heavily focused on wrapping up final details and preparing for Microsoft’s event, Convergence. For us the planning effort begins almost as soon as the previous year’s event ends. So one might think that Microsoft’s recent announcement – Convergence is out and Envision is in – would be helpful in eliminating or adjusting resources. Surprisingly, that is not true. A different challenge awaits.
Convergence 2015 wrapped with the announcement, as usual, of the next exciting location but also with a subtle shift in timing. Plan for New Orleans in early April not mid-March of 2016! But before you register, you might also want to know of significant shifts in Microsoft event offerings that could result in your travels taking you to other events instead. With Convergence 2016 Comes a New Focus Microsoft is shifting Convergence to a showcase of more Microsoft product-centric offerings targeted to business leaders. The time seems to have come …
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