Must-Attend MSIgnite 2018: The Intelligent Cloud Leads the Pack

Now in its 24th year, Microsoft Ignite is moving beyond its format of feature deep-dives and MVP meet-ups to introducing cutting-edge, emerging technologies. With more than 700 deep-dive sessions and 100 expert-led and self-paced workshops, it will keep you on your toes.  And if you don’t have your ticket, you may be out of luck. Microsoft Ignite has sold out this year, but live stream will be available starting September 24.

What are our picks of the sessions we will be attending? It’s a tough call, but here’s a countdown of our Top 4 #MSIgnite sessions for 2018.

#4 BRK2160 – The Time for Teams: Scenarios to realize the value of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is wasting no time slacking around (pun intended). With its strong feature set and the backing of Microsoft’s security and integration capabilities, it is fast-emerging as the enterprise’s platform for collaboration. This session with Microsoft’s Principal PM Manager Karuana Gatimu and Consultant Loryan Strant provides a feature walkthrough of Microsoft Teams using specific scenarios for a variety of industries. Get useful real-world pointers to use Teams’ collaborative mechanisms to drive your organization’s business goals.

#3 THR2307 – SharePoint and OneDrive updates from Jeff Teper

When Jeff Teper talks SharePoint, everybody doesn’t just listen, but frantically takes notes. The “Father” of SharePoint has the best vantage point to give a tour of new SharePoint and OneDrive capabilities, including their integration with Microsoft Teams. A don’t-miss session for all things SharePoint!

#2 GS007 – Microsoft PowerApps, Power BI, and Flow: Power platform vision and roadmap

Data may be the new oil, but it needs the “Engine of Insight” to bring it to fruition. And that is precisely why the Power Platform is gaining fans by the day — its formidable data visualization and ease of use make actionable insights a breeze. This session provides a detailed overview of PowerApps, Microsoft Power BI, and Microsoft Flow. It will be especially interesting to get a sneak peek of upcoming features that Microsoft will be adding to make it more powerful in the future.

#1 The Spotlight Is On The Intelligent Cloud

The Intelligent Edge Central Landmark at #MSIgnite is the embodiment of Microsoft’s take of the future where technology and our daily lives are not merely integrated, but inseparable. The experience is immersive — attendees can play games, navigate through the conference, and digitally engage with many sponsor brands. Set in the center of the Expo hall, the Central Landmark is an exciting, innovative way to tell the story of living technology.  If you’re attending this year’s conference, this will be the pièce de résistance — visit it and blow your mind with its intriguing and innovative activities.

Comprehensive Data Protection

We’re excited to be exhibiting at #MSIgnite and look forward to sharing Spanning Backup with the more than 25k expected attendees. Drop by booth 1041 for expert advice on protecting your Office 365 data in Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online with cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery. Grab a pair of Pop socks, Popsockets, stickers and more! Join the #MSIgnite conversation on Twitter.

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