Connecting with the Microsoft community is not something I get to do frequently, so I jumped at the chance to go to Microsoft Ignite in London Jan. 16-17. I was able to chat with our customers and partners and even catch up with some of my former colleagues from when I was part of the Microsoft Office and Skype marketing teams.
Microsoft on tour
If you’ve not been, Ignite is Microsoft’s roadshow where they take the latest product sessions across the world, demos, roadmaps, insights, promises of functionality to come — all delivered by experts in their fields. You can just feel the passion coming from them as they present to the audience.
It’s a well-attended event, with over 5,000 people going over the two days, from as far away as Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. Better still, it’s totally free to attend! You had to be quick, though, as tickets went super fast, and a waiting list was soon in operation.
Nintex and the Microsoft community
Given Nintex’s strong SharePoint heritage, connecting with the Microsoft community is an awesome opportunity to bring everyone up to speed on the latest functionality of the Nintex Process Platform now that we have added Process Management (Nintex Promapp®) and Robotic Process Automation (Nintex RPA), and we had some great conversations with existing customers, partners, and new people too.
One of the themes of Ignite was Digital Workplaces, with Microsoft Teams featuring firmly in the center, and with Microsoft investing heavily to make sure that Teams forms part of any company’s digital transformation efforts. It’s no wonder that Teams has over 13 million daily active users, or that 91 of Fortune 100 companies are using it!
Nintex and Teams
Teams is a collaboration and communication platform, and staff has to be free to use it as they see fit to ensure they maximize productivity. But does that mean they should be given free rein? Probably not. Corporate standards must come into play. Having templates for Team sites ensures governance remains in place, but also that staff has all the necessary tabs and widgets to help them in their day-to-day tasks. I’ve set up Team Sites and you can soon get lost in the available tabs on offer, so it can be hard to know which are best to use.
That’s where the Nintex Process Platform can help. Microsoft Teams and Nintex integrate seamlessly, with Nintex Workflow enabling automatic setup of a Team Site, gathering the necessary information through a Nintex Form and then provisioning the new Team Site within the corporate guidelines set out, with the most beneficial tabs already in place.
If you want to know more, have a look at Chris Ellis’ blog post: Microsoft Teams + Nintex = Better Together
And if you want to see more, the Ignite Tour continues. Nintex is a sponsor in London, Singapore, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Berlin, so for the next four months, we’re going to be busy and on the road!
You can even book a session with us and we’ll show you how the Nintex Process Platform can help with your Digital Workplace.
We hope to see you at Ignite!
If you want to know more about how you can integrate the Nintex Platform and Microsoft, click here to read about Nintex for Office 365.