Microsoft Envision 2016: Technology of the Future (Plus, the Team is Back!)

After a long, hard week of work, the team at Horizon DataSys has finally returned from beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana after attending Microsoft Envision 2016.

While a couple of us manned a booth in the expo hall for both days of the show, challenging all who passed to crash our system with our instant recovery software RollBack Rx installed (none could, sadly), others were lucky enough to see keynotes featuring some of the biggest names in the tech industry, and beyond.

Microsoft posits the show as a place for business leaders from around the world to come together to share ideas, have conversations, and offer insights on how technology can empower business transformation. And did they deliver.

RollBack Rx Crash

Ram Sarma (mid-left) showing an attendee how to recover from a full PC crash with RollBack Rx installed.

Judging straight from the keynote speeches which included U.S. astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s Executive VP, Business Development Peggy Johnson, President and CEO of PayPal Dan Schulman, and Chairman of the Special Olympics Timothy P. Shriver, one could see why this trip was worth it.

The diverse group of keynote speakers gave their valuable perspectives and viewpoints to, as Microsoft puts it, “help you bring the future into focus”. With the new waves of technology sweeping into our homes and pockets every year, the future is certainly a bright one.

Swamp Tour

A good ol’ fashioned Louisiana swamp tour.

At the same time, if we weren’t rubbing shoulders with astronauts, the team got to take in the sites around New Orleans including a guided swamp tour where we got to feed wild crocodiles, a walk through the seemingly ever-busy French Quarter where we ate beignets, stopped in a couple spots along Bourbon Street, checked the wares in some voodoo shops, and listened to music outside St. Louis Cathedral. And yes, the team did eat both crawfish and alligator.

Needless to say, we worked hard last week.

These tradeshows are a great opportunity for us to present our software to a wider audience, and the Horizon DataSys team would like to personally thank each and every person who spent time with us to learn more about what we do.

As was the goal with Microsoft Envision in expanding the conversation about emerging technology and the possibilities it can bring, a part of that future is a world with continuous data protection from the likes of RollBack Rx, Drive Vaccine, Drive Cloner Rx, and Reboot Restore Rx.

Utilizing our patented sector-mapping technology, IT admins can rest easy with our software running on the drive as it sits waiting to undo viruses, malware, botched updates, user error, and ransomware in under a minute.

A big thank you goes out to Microsoft for putting on a great show. We can’t wait to see you next year in LA!

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The HDS Team.

The HDS Team sailing along the Mississippi River in NOLA.