Microsoft Ignite 2020 | Microsoft 365 Takeaways
That’s a Wrap! But wait… the after party might be more fun!
Microsoft Ignite 2020 the virtual version is over, but the learning doesn’t have to stop there. Prior to the conference, we highlighted sessions for Microsoft 365 Power Users, Administrators/IT Pros, and Developers. Nearly all these sessions were recorded and are available to watch at your leisure.
We know what you’re thinking, there’s a lot to unpack here! So we curated a list of must-see sessions and resources from this year’s event to help you quickly get up to speed.
We shared our Ignite key takeaways from the opening sessions where employee wellbeing and mindfulness along with how to best manage remote or hybrid work environments took center stage.
As for general Microsoft-365-specific announcements, there are a lot of new features coming soon for Microsoft Teams, many of which are focused on improving collaboration especially in the age of remote work.
SharePoint Updates, including the Home Site App for Teams, the SharePoint App Bar, and updates to the SharePoint Mega Menu, are sure to help our clients take their digital workspaces to the next level.
We’re also extremely excited to see SharePoint Syntex in action; it will be the first Project Cortex product released. We’re pleased to announce that we are Associate Partners of the Microsoft 365 Content Services Partnership Program this year, where we will glean insight into Project Cortex and specifically SharePoint Syntex.
Must-See Sessions & Keynotes for the Busy Body:
If you’re like our team, finding time to dedicate to a virtual conference is extremely difficult. So, if you didn’t have time to catch Ignite live here are our picks for sessions to check out now that the dust has settled:
- Building Digital Resilience – Satya Nadella
- Future of Work – Jared Spataro
- Enabling collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more – Jeff Teper
- Employee Engagement and Communities in Microsoft 365 – Dan Holme, Murali Sitaram
- Project Cortex: Knowledge discovery and content intelligence in Microsoft 365 – Naomi Moneypenny and Chris McNulty
If you want to deep dive into more Ignite sessions the easiest way is via the new Microsoft Virtual Hub where users can get training on Microsoft 365 subjects.
Finally, if you want an easily digestible roadmap – check out Susan Hanley’s Microsoft Ignite 2020 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Slide Summary.
Additional Official Microsoft posts/announcements of note:
Looking for more? Here are a few additional resources to help you digest all the announcements. The most inclusive of them all being the Ignite Book of News.
- Ignite Book of News – your guide to the key announcements made during the event
- Announcing Planner integration with Microsft 365 message center
- Collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex
- Innovation for workplace communications and employee engagement in Microsoft 365
- What’s new in Microsoft Teams
- SharePoint admin and migration announcements
- What’s new in Microsoft Forms
Did you catch a session that you think should be on this list? Are you looking for help discovering how to implement these new features into your digital workspace? One of our Microsoft 365 experts would love to chat with you today!