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Learn about the key takeaways, major announcements, and all that happened in this recap from Microsoft Inspire 2022.

As an annual tradition, the Microsoft Inspire 2022 conference took place late last month. Keeping customers at the center, Microsoft announced several solutions and programs to help partners grow their business and transform the way they work while maintaining complete security across the cloud. In his keynote, Satya Nadella – the CEO of Microsoft urged partners to go beyond digital transformation by delivering the digital imperatives for every organisation. He further mentioned that the infusion of digital technology in every part of the business is essential in achieving overall success. In this blog, we have highlighted the key updates that were announced at Microsoft Inspire 2022 to give you an idea of what’s coming.

Five Digital Imperatives for every Business

Focusing on the theme of “Do more with Less”, emphasis was given to five digital imperatives that companies need to achieve. Microsoft Inspire 2022 2 – Exigo Tech

  • Migrate to the Cloud

As organisations look for ways to scale growth, increase efficiency and decrease spending, the cloud enables them to do more with less. With Competitive pricing, Azure new data centers new data centers, Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty various benefits were announced to customers moving to the cloud. Microsoft will also launch new data centers in many regions by next year, and with 5G compatibility, this will give customers faster access to services. Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty announced at Microsoft Inspire 2022 is a service specially created for the public sector to take advantage of cloud capabilities while enjoying better control over their data and transparency over governance and operational processes. All these capabilities add up to empowering customers to build applications leveraging tools like Microsoft Azure Arc that run across the cloud, data centers, and edge environments. Exigo Tech enables organisations to not only accelerate their cloud migration but also offers flexibility in the process and offers high-value services that accelerate the journey and optimise existing technology.

  •  Empower Fusion Teams

With the rapid growth in digitalisation across many sectors, many tech companies are adopting Azure DevOps. Azure DevOps and GitHub enable developers to code, collaborate, and deliver solutions faster. Azure Container Apps and Azure Spring Apps Enterprise make developing and deploying larger-scale modern and Java apps easy. Power Platform allows developers to build with low code to no code and automate tedious operations at lower costs.

  • Unify Data and Apply Intelligence (AI)

Amid the AI revolution, companies are becoming reliant on data to drive decisions making. Organisations also need to collect and leverage information on how customers interact with them or use their products to generate insights on how to improve product performance and customer service. Microsoft’s intelligent data platform helps you gain these insights so that you can accelerate innovation and achieve agility. Microsoft Inspire 2022 highlighted the Microsoft Intelligent Data platform that seamlessly combines analytics, databases, and governance. With a suite of products, a comprehensive AI and Azure Data portfolio enterprises can obtain value by investing in this single platform rather than integrating segregated data estates.

  • Collaborative Business Processes

As employees want the flexibility of remote working, you need to consider the changes in how hybrid working can impact your business processes. Automated collaboration and digital fabric to connect people, processes, and places are required to meet this new workstyle. Microsoft helps in this area by providing platforms that support everything that an organisation requires for hybrid working. Dynamics 365 and Teams support all the way people work with an integrated experience. Teams is particularly helpful in bridging the gap between remote and in-person working. Microsoft Inspire 2022 announced new developments in Teams including Excel Live, Collaboration annotations, and Video clips. Similarly, Microsoft Viva has been helping businesses increase productivity and collaboration modules integrated with Teams directly. New modules such as Viva Engage, Viva Sales, and Viva Goals were announced to drive strategic decisions. With these new capabilities, you can now increase your employee engagement. Microsoft Digital Contact Center Platform is all set to bring together Dynamics 365, Azure Communication Services, Power Platform, and Nuance into a single open extensible, and collaborative platform to deliver a seamless omnichannel customer experience.

  • Enhance Security Posture

In this increasingly digital world, security is the top priority for every organisation and Microsoft with its multi-cloud protection solutions continues to expand and create new security offerings. To help customers have a comprehensive and secure solution with technology, threat intelligence, and humane expertise Microsoft announced the launch of new critical products to its existing security portfolio.

  • Threat Protection: Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Sentinel
  • Identity and Access Management: Microsoft Entra
  • Device Management: Microsoft Endpoint Manager
  • Compliance and Privacy Management: Microsoft Purview

Stack of Azure Capabilities

The key to Microsoft’s digital imperative of integrated technology is Azure which helps you to do more with less. Several Azure announcements were made for Microsoft Azure at Microsoft Inspire 2022 event. A zure Confidential Computing will now include the ability to encrypt data that is still in use without the need to change applications making it easier to work within the regulated industries. Microsoft Inspire 2022 also saw the announcement of Microsoft Arc which allows you to build applications with Azure that can run on multi-cloud, edge, or on-premises. Azure for operators will also bring together 5G edge and computing, helping the delivery of next-generation wireless solutions. The next paradigm in space computing saw the announcement of Azure Space Partner Community which will bring connectivity anywhere and unlock new insights via space data. Along with this, Azure Center for SAP Solutions will also be available to manage the SAP workloads so that SAP systems can be run seamlessly on Cloud.

Modernise your Workplace with Windows 365

Released last year, Windows 365 is continuing to expand with a number of new features being added.

  • Point in time restore – allows admins to restore a cloud PC
  • Autopatch service – automates Windows updates for increased security

are some of the new features being added.

Opportunities for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

With demand for cloud providers estimated to exceed $1 trillion by 2025, partners have played an important role in supporting Microsoft customers. At Microsoft Inspire 2022 conference, Microsoft announced new benefits for partners by investing in the ISV success program that will help partners innovate.

Framework for Discussions

These imperatives can provide a framework to discuss technology at your organisation. The experts at Exigo Tech can help you determine where you are in your cloud journey and help you in building framework to move towards becoming more efficient. Contact us at or call 1300 EXIGOTECH (394 468) today to start your journey of doing more with less.


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