He also talked about the role of business applications, mixed reality and IoT digital transformation.
"By having a deeper LinkedIn capability embedded into Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM for updating and finding social feeds, that will allow sales reps do a better job of social selling", said Cindy Zhou, principal analyst at Constellation Research Inc.
"Now they get it".
Shaw added that HoloLens can be deployed for problem solving at remote locations.
The Microsoft 365 Education package was unveiled Monday at the Ignite conference in Orland, Florida. F1, which is for firstline workers (those employees who engage customers or represent a company) includes Office 365 F1, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft is positioning this solution to enable students, faculty and staff to create, collaborate in a secure way. According to Freedman, he hasn't even given much thought to what the technology could do. ".I'm most excited about accessibility", he said. Respondents shared that while 47 per cent of customer-facing first line workers are digitally connected, only 26 per cent of first line workers who produce goods and maintain or operate equipment are digitally connected. That's the intuition behind the power of quantum. "They are using the latest cloud technology and AI from Microsoft to create a state-of-the-art health care diagnostics service that can, for example, detect an Atrial fibrillation event before it happens because of the rich data going from the personal device of the patient directly to the cloud", he said.
Along with Surface, in January 2018, HP and Lenovo will support Windows Autopilot by providing device IDs to companies on certain orders-allowing users to easily set up new devices that come complete with company configuration and apps ready to go.
"We're seeing the potential foundation for a new, revolutionary technology", said Todd Holmdahl, the Microsoft corporate vice president in charge of the quantum effort.
'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US
The Kremlin's foreign ministry said it is working "behind the scenes" on finding a political solution to the North Korea crisis. However, the U.S. and North Korea are still technically at war, as the 1953 conflict ended in a ceasefire.
Quantum computing's most practical use until now might have been as a plot point in sci-fi novels, but Microsoft believes the "revolutionary technology" is finally headed to a practical level. He even reasons with why Microsoft was interested in Nokia in the first place, highlighting it could have been the move that Windows needed to catch up with iOS and Android in Mobile.
Microsoft has bolstered its Dynamics 365 tool set with artificial intelligence capabilities created to help customer care professionals.
For Polycom, the handset and voice experience remains a strong part of their portfolio, but Microsoft is now looking more strongly at the idea of collaboration and group meetings, combining audio and video delivered through exceptional Polycom hardware.
At the Microsoft Envision/Inspire conference in Orlando Microsoft also announced new intelligent search capabilities for Bing, more integration with LinkedIn and a vision for intelligent communications centering on Microsoft Teams.
"We live in a time where the profound impact of technology in everything that we do is so much deeper, so much broader, whether you're talking about precision agriculture, or precision medicine, the future of connected products, smart cities or smarter factories", Nadella told the gathering of almost 25,000 people.
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