Sorry for the bad pun, but it is MS Ignite starting today. The Microsoft community tends to get quite excitable at this time with promises of new toys to play with. But this year Ignite is taking place all over the world at the same time with in-person “Spotlights” as well as the digital conference – a true example of hybrid.
There are also a number of community events happening at the same time. In the UK this weekend we have South Coast Summit, where you can also join in remotely to MS Ignite on Thursday 13th October 2022 see https://www.southcoastsummit.com/ for more info.
As for Ignite, these are my top picks to watch live or on demand. Most sessions will be available on demand 24-48 hours after live broadcast.
- Opening Keynote: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/8ac931a9-945f-4b45-9a6d-f37ee5c1b2bc
- The Industrial Metaverse – the role of business in the ‘metaverse’: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/d12206d9-ee2d-4d99-9dfb-dedd50bf7f0a
- Security Keynote: Protect everything, everyone, everywhere with comprehensive security: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/17bbd01d-4e26-4e2e-9eec-3a060b477eda
- Modern Work Keynote: Re-energize your workforce in the office, at home and everywhere in between: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/9090c839-cf8f-4462-9650-72a3ace65d44
- Microsoft Teams: Supercharge the who, where, and how of work: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/79428f77-1867-41cb-8d0d-17d178a38605
- Mental Wellbeing: Microsoft To Do is good for your mental health! https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/24da9fb3-3195-4095-a6cb-2cee56b3ac48
- Security Focus: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/ca623b44-87df-4c8d-8c66-d37c82330fc8
- Enter the Mesh: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/c946028f-2663-41e9-8e27-aabb2c21e7e8 (I will be moderating this one and it’s a great session for anyone interested in Mesh & Teams)
- Of course, my session is not to be missed. Co-presenting with Lesley Crook, we are talking about Viva Suite. Turn a sour Employee Experience into something sweet! https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/2e3c7020-2943-4c30-ae93-133d9d6cfde8
- Microsoft Viva: Latest innovations and roadmap for the new digital employee experience: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/b339f395-503d-4577-a354-407179784d69
- Governance & Security Practices for Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams, Viva and Loop guidance: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/2c9e4adf-f163-42bf-ba70-aca2a3ddaec6
- Building 25+ years of SysInternals: Exploring ZoomIt: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/6b3aecf1-92ba-41f7-81eb-fdad7b4b4138
- Get started with discovering, protecting, and governing sensitive data: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/be209b71-4df3-4b6e-a511-3246319a284b
- Viva Goals: A Practical Guide to OKRs: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/d3d2dafe-4972-4ec4-af09-ecca5a29bacf
- Microsoft Entra Verified Identity Demo: Win the trust of your external consumers: https://ignite.microsoft.com/en-US/sessions/8e7f37bd-348b-4e15-8f1e-088c8fb5e1d4
And finally after the keynote starts so will the publication of all the blog posts, but my recommendation is to always start with the book of news, which should use the same aka link as previous years https://aka.ms/ignite-book-of-news