The first day of Microsoft Ignite 2017 is over. To keep track of all the updates I summarized the news and announcements below.

News and Annoucements of Day 2

Calling features in Microsoft Teams
All communications features will be moved into the Microsoft Teams client. Teams will become the core communications client for Office 365 users and replaces the Skype for Business client “over time”. New calling features, inbound and outbound calls to PSTN numbers, call transfer, hold, voicemail and audio conferencing will be added to Microsoft Teams.

Despite this a new on-premises Skype for Business Server version will be released in the second half of 2018.
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Microsoft Teams Calling

Microsoft 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 Education
Microsoft 365 is a combination subscription including Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. This Microsoft 365 F1 plan is designed for “firstline workers” who are the first in line to engage with customers, represent a company’s brand, and see products and services in action.
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Microsoft 365 F1 for Frontline Workers

There is also a new Microsoft 365 for Education plan that will include Office 365 for Education, Windows 10 Education, Enterprise Mobility + Security and even Minecraft Education Edition.
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New Windows 10 S Devices
Microsoft 365 F1 will be available on a few new budget laptops running Windows 10 S. The first devices will be available in October.
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Windows S Devices

Modular Apps for Dynamics 365
Two new modular apps will be available as part of Dynamics 365 for Talent later this year. Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract integrates data from Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn to help identify qualified candidates and track applicants for positions. Dynamics 365 for Talent: Onboard is an app to help human resources train new hires and personalize the on-boarding process.
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Dynamics 365 AI solutions
New Dynamics 365 AI solutions, such as Chatbots and virtual agents, were announced. The virtual agents can integrate with third-party chat apps through the Microsoft Bot Framework and assist in customer support and sales processes with natural language processing.
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LinkedIn profile integration
LinkedIn profiles are integrated in Microsoft apps and services and rolling out now to first release customers.
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LinkedIn Pofile Integration

LinkedIn Integration in Dynamics 365
The LinkedIn Graph is integrated with Microsoft Graph for better data insights. The standard LinkedIn widget in Dynamics 365 is updated to support a fully configurable integration. It will be possible to send LinkedIn InMails and messages directly from within Dynamics 365 for Sales.

Cross-org connections with Yammer
Deeper Yammer integration with SharePoint, new group insights for community managers and enterprise-grade compliance with local data residency is on the way. You can now also see presence, as well as launch voice and video calls, straight from Yammer.
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Yammer Integration

Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow will be integrated deeply with Dynamics 365 and Office 365. It will be possible to create multi-app approvals workflows using Flow, SharePoint OneDrive, and Dynamics 365 using the built-in SharePoint document library support for Flow.
Q3 update for Microsoft Flow

Bing for Business
Bing for Business is a native search tool for Microsoft 365 and internal company search that uses machine learning and Microsoft Graph to deliver personalized search results on company data, documents, people sites and public web search results.
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Azure Stack
Azure Stack is a solution for enterprises to build and deploy hybrid apps by using the same APIs and tools as in Azure. Azure Stack is now shipping through OEM partners including Dell EMC, HP Enterprise and Lenovo.

SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2017 is now generally available on Windows, Docker and Linux and supports in-database R and Python for Windows and Linux.
More information about SQL Server 2017

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