Microsoft Ignite 2020 | Curated Agenda for Microsoft 365 Admins/IT Pros

We’re pumped for Microsoft Ignite coming your way—no matter where you are—September 22nd – 24th.  The conference will take place online with over 700 sessions scheduled in multiple formats ranging from keynotes to digital breakout sessions, ask the expert panels to pre-recorded on-demand sessions. Last time we looked at sessions for Power Users, today we’re taking a look at some of our top picks for Microsoft admins/IT Pros. 

Topics we’re most interested in for Admins/IT Pros include security and compliance information for remote work environments that many companies have scrambled to implement. Ignite is a great way to learn about what is coming to Microsoft 365 and Azure but also to get more information on what is already available.  

Here are some of our picks for must-attend sessions from an Admin/IT Pro perspective: 



8:15 am– 9:15 am Satya Nadella Key Segment – Building Digital resilience  

10:40 am – 11: 00 am Vasu Jakkal – Achieve resilience with security, compliance, and identity  

11:30 am-12:00 pm Brad Anderson – Playing chess on a trampoline: How to innovate in an era of Uncertainty  

12:15  pm – 12:45 pm – Arun Ulagarachagan, Kim Nanis – Deliver insights where decisions are made with Power BI 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Rasmus Hald, Will Owen, Dante Rasera – 7 ways to optimize your Azure costs 

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Sean Ivey, Luis Carlos Leon Plata, Ilana Smith – Save money by securing access to all your apps with Azure Active Directory 

3:15 pm– 3:45 pm James Stark, Ronit Sheffer – One place for admins to manage Microsoft Teams: What’s new in Teams manageability 



11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Ales Holecek – Introducing modern admin capabilities to better service Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise 

12:15 pm -12:45 pm – Ed Kopp, Magnus Lidstrom, Shin-Yi Lim, Angela Byers – Embrace a New Way of Work with Microsoft 365 

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Marios Stavropoulos, Stephen Sicillano – Automate your desktop with Power Automate 

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Sam Elbeck, Elliot Pearl-Sacks, Thyaga Vasudevan, Elizabeth Walker – Stop managing compliance with spreadsheets! Simplify and extend compliance beyond Microsoft 365  


On Demand Sessions You Don’t want to Miss: 

Some of the sessions require an RSVP and will have limited capacity, so we highly recommend registering as quickly as possible; several popular topics are already full!

Also launching next week is the Microsoft 365 Adoption Center: Virtual Hub which will house some conference content but is meant to be an ongoing resource center for Microsoft 365. This seems like a great way to continue to absorb the information as with any conference there’s always so much material to consume in a short period of time. 

Ask the Expert

Our President & Co-Founder Eric Overfield will be moderating the following session:  

It can be quite challenging to stay up-to-date on all that’s changing in the Microsoft ecosystem, but Microsoft Ignite is a great way to get up to speed quickly. If you’re not able to attend, have no fear! Remember that many sessions will be available on demand. Plus, we are offering a webinar to recap the important updates and topics. 

Webinar | Through the Looking Glass: A Review of Microsoft Ignite 2020 

Thursday, September 24th from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM PST 

Register for the webinar! 

Join Microsoft MVP’s Eric Overfield (@EricOverfield) and a panel of special guests from the Microsoft community for the next episode of the PixelMill WebinarsSharePoint and Microsoft 365 continue to grow and mature. It keeps us, users, on our toes to stay up to date. And what better way to do that than with a team who has the inside track to all this craziness? If you’re unable to attend Microsoft’s biggest conference of the year, but don’t want to miss out on all the exciting announcements this one’s for you! Not only will you get updates on where Microsoft’s headed, but Eric and friends will give you their predictions for the future of the digital workspace as it relates to Microsoft’s initiatives and how your organization can capitalize on the latest and greatest. 

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