Microsoft Ignite 2020 | Our session picks for Microsoft Developers

Microsoft Ignite begins September 22nd and runs through the 24th.  This year’s conference will take place online and host a variety of sessions from keynotes, ask the expert interactive sessions, and a good number of pre-recorded on-demand sessions. We’ve previously looked at sessions for Power Users, and some of our top picks for Microsoft admins/IT Pros, and today we’re looking at sessions for Microsoft Developers. 

Microsoft is launching a new site next week called the Virtual Hub that will host additional opportunities to learn more about Microsoft 365 applications. 

Here are some of our top picks for Microsoft Developers for the ignite content. All times are listed  Pacific Daylight Time: 

Tuesday, September, 22 

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

10:00 am –10:20 am Jared Spataro – The Future of Work 

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 Jeff Teper – Enabling collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more  

3:15 pm  – 3:45 pm – Jeff Hollan, Greg Leonardo, Hamida Rebai, Maxime Rouiller The possibilities are endless with Azure! (Americas Table Talk) 


Wednesday, September, 23 

9:00 am – 9:30 am Mitra Azizirad – Envisioning the Future: How Microsoft Approaches Innovation 

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

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Julie Strauss – Ask the Expert: Amplify your pro developer skills with Power Platform 

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Marios Stavropoulos, Stephaen Sicilliano – Automate your desktop with Power Automate 


*Some of the sessions require an RSVP and will have limited capacity. So, we recommend you sign up today; several popular topics are already full. 

Watch On Demand  

Additional topics we’re interested in that will be available  through the Virtual Hub starting September 22nd:  

Working with files and lists in Microsoft Teams” by Mark Kashman 

Behind the Scenes: Architecting web apps and portal systems for scale & performance” by Andrey Esipov and Aninda Ray 

Getting started with metadata and taxonomy on content in Microsoft 365 by Anupam Francis and Sudha Narayanan          

Metadata Services in Microsoft 365: Deep Dive by Anupam Francis 

Ask the Expert

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

Ask the Expert: Introducing modern admin capabilities to better service Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise 

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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