For KPMG and KPMG Crimsonwing, this week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada, has been full of innovation, networking, digital technology, transformation with a lot of exciting news and information having been shared.
Beyond a number of exciting product announcements (details below), it has also truly demonstrated the global scale of our relationship with Microsoft with more than 50 people from KPMG worldwide attending the conference. On that note, KPMG Canada also took home a certificate of excellence from Microsoft of the Azure Business Transformation Win of the Year!
Below are a few key highlights from the first days at WPC:
Microsoft on reinventing productivity & business processes & building the intelligent cloud
In his keynote, Satya Nadella demonstrated how Microsoft is dedicated to continue to support the growth of its customers and partners through new innovations and partnerships, driven by the Microsoft ambitions to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing.
Please find the full keynote video of Satya Nadella and other interesting videos here.
New products such as the HoloLens and Cortana, will become more and more advanced and will help us to improve our business. In addition, new technologies will help businesses to use (cloud) products and technologies more effectively, without the need of programming skills.
Nadella also stated that the entire Gross Domestic Product is being shaped by digital technology. You can learn more about the transformative power of technology in his new LinkedIn post, Reinventing Business Processes.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 and AppSource
This year in particular, the message of digital transformation has been very strong, and has been anchored around what Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise Group, called “a generational shift” of organisations seeking to move their business to the cloud.
There is no better vehicle than last week’s announcement of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource to showcase just how seriously Microsoft takes this message. Available this fall, Microsoft Dynamics 365 will unify the current Microsoft CRM and ERP cloud solutions into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions. Microsoft AppSource will be Microsoft’s new destination for business users to find and try out line-of-business SaaS apps from Microsoft and Microsoft partners.
The excitement isn’t over yet! We’ll be sharing updates on the ground and continue to update this post as the week carries on – for the latest, follow @Crimsonwing on Twitter.
About the KPMG and Microsoft Global Alliance
KPMG member firms offer broad business, industry, and process knowledge. Microsoft delivers advanced cloud technologies that helps clients gain valuable business insights. These insights help improve decision-making and simplify the ability to adapt to change – all while managing risk, compliance, and security.
Learn more about the alliance via the video below.