Jeff Teper presented at Nintex InspireX.
I greatly enjoyed being at Nintex InspireX this year. I learned a lot by listening to our mutual customers and partners and appreciated the opportunity to share our updated roadmap.
To start the event, it was fun to be part of the keynote with Nintex CEO John Burton talking about our common vision for Digital Transformation.
We believe a Digital Workplace that brings the latest collaboration tools, business processes and systems of intelligence together is the key to empowering every individual to help drive their organization’s transformation.
The Future is Now
In my session, “The Future of SharePoint is Now,” I shared an update on our strategy and progress. The slides are at https://aka.ms/jt4ntx – on OneDrive of course!
To support the rapid growth in Office 365 and Azure over the last few years, we have been busy investing in infrastructure – data centers, security, scalability, manageability – to make sure our customers are successful in the Microsoft Cloud.
With that foundation in place, last year we renewed our focus on SharePoint as a core product at Microsoft. I announced our vision at our “Future of SharePoint” event on May 4, 2016. Every Office 365 Group gets SharePoint and SharePoint is the best way to connect collaborative business processes built in Azure.
In the busiest year in the history of SharePoint, we released a new user experience including mobile apps that put your intranet in your pocket, a simpler extensibility model for developers of all skills and security and compliance tools making Office 365 the best way to protect your organization’s information. We expanded our Office 365 FastTrack program and released SharePoint Server 2016 with Hybrid capabilities to support on-premises customers and help them move to the cloud.
In an era of digital transformation and cloud computing, all product cycles in every industry are shrinking.
We used to deliver Office and SharePoint every 2.5 years. Now every day on blogs.office.com you can see new capabilities for users, developers and admins.
We are humbled by the adoption of hundreds of thousands of organizations and over 85 million active Office 365 users and eager to hear your feedback.
The Power of Partners
One of the things that struck me while I was in New Orleans at InspireX is the parallel between Microsoft’s evolution to cloud and Nintex’s.
The rapid release cadence is a prime example; Nintex is doing the same thing in its new, cross-platform Nintex Workflow Cloud offering, which gives Nintex customers the same full range of deployment options that we believe in here at Microsoft: on-premises, cloud and hybrid.
We have a strong partnership because our technologies complement each other. Nintex appreciates the value of our capabilities in Office and Azure, and we appreciate the capabilities Nintex brings to enterprise workflow and content automation.
We are also aligned in our commitment to customers using on-premises products.
We will not only support them but continue to new capabilities to SharePoint Server. While we believe cloud computing delivers the best experience, agility, economics and security to organizations of all sizes, we recognize each company wants to map its own path and move to the cloud at its own pace.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of InspireX and your support of SharePoint and Nintex. We look forward to delivering you even more value in the future and are eager to see how you use it to chart your organization’s own Digital Transformation.