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Microsoft Convergence 2015 – Opening Keynote

Today over 12,000 packed into the Phillips Arena to hear the opening keynote delivered by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Microsoft Executive Vice President of Business Solutions Kirill Tatarinov.



The takeaway them of the keynotes was:

Empowering people and organizations





There were some key announcements or demos from today’s keynote. These were:

  • Office Delve
  • Microsoft Social Engagement
  • Azure IoT Suite
  • InsideSales for Dynamics CRM
  • Dynamics CRM Spring ‘15 Preview (‘Carina’)
  • OneNote integration with Dynamics CRM
  • Skype for Business Preview
  • Office 2016 Preview
  • Surface Hub
  • Power BI

Full details of the announcements can be found by reading the formal press release from Microsoft here:

You can listen to the keynote video via this link:

I captured some slides of these announcements or demos. These are shown below.



Office Delve


Microsoft Social Engagement (formally known as Microsoft Social Listening)

Microsoft Social Engagement

Azure IoT Suite

Azure IoT

Inside Sales


Dynamics CRM Spring ‘15 Preview (‘Carina’)

Dynamics CRM

OneNote Integration with Dynamics CRM


Skype for Business (Formally known as Lync)

Skype for Business

Skype for Business2

Office 2016 Preview


Surface Hub

Surface Hub

Greg Olsen


Microsoft Convergence 2015 – Welcome to Atlanta

Another year has gone by and the Microsoft Convergence has landed. It returns again to Atlanta.  Here thousands will pack into the Georgia World Congress Center venue to attend sessions, be part of the exhibition and do LOTS of networking.

Convergence Banner


As I work my way though the week, I will endeavour to post various information and photos here on this blog to share this years experience.

Greg Conference Badge

Tomorrow we kick off officially with the Keynote. This sets the scene for the whole week and gets us all motivated.

Looking forward to it!

Greg Olsen