Microsoft Ignite 2022: 10 Sessions You Wouldn’t Want to Miss

Microsoft Ignite, the company’s annual event for developers and IT professionals, will begin on October 12. Since the pandemic, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to minimize the risk of exposure for its employees, contractors, and others by hosting all its events virtually. This year, Microsoft Ignite will be a hybrid event with a digital experience, an in-person event in Seattle, and Spotlight events in China, Japan, France, Germany, the UK, and Latin America.

The conference will begin with an opening keynote delivered by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, highlighting how the latest innovations across the Microsoft Cloud enable organizations “to do more with less.”

The keynote session will be followed by 854 sessions in multiple languages about the latest products and updates designed to help customers, partners, and developers do more with Microsoft technologies. However, with such an extensive line-up of exciting sessions, it can be difficult for attendees to keep up with all the latest announcements. So, we have pulled out the top 10 sessions you want to keep on your radar if you attend Microsoft Ignite 2022.

#1: Microsoft Teams: Supercharge the who, where, and how of work

Speaker: Nicole Herskowitz (Vice President, Microsoft Teams)

The session by Nicole Herskowitz will shed light on how Microsoft Teams can empower organizations to thrive in the post-pandemic world, fostering collaboration and productivity at home, in the office, and everywhere in between. Join this session and learn how Team’s single integrated experience powered by data and automation allows heterogeneous teams to work smarter and collaborate seamlessly across locations, time zones, and devices.

#2: Re-energize your Workforce in the Office, at Home, and Everywhere in between

Speaker: Jared Spataro (Corporate Vice President, Modern Work)

Jared Spataro’s session will provide a deep insight into the remote working culture and how organizations can leverage Microsoft 365, a cloud-first platform, to empower the distributed workforce to work in new ways while simplifying IT and reducing costs. During the session, Spataro will discuss how enabling employees with technologies during this era gives organizations a competitive advantage, allowing them to emerge stronger than ever.

#3: Power Platform Patterns in Local and Federal Government

Speakers: Brendan Hancock (Principal MTC Technical Architect) & Brendon Colburn (MTC Architect)

An attractive session for all attendees from the public sector space. During the session, Brendan Hancock will showcase various use cases, patterns, and challenges that local and federal governments face while leveraging Power Platform.

#4: Scale Hyperautomation in the Cloud with Power Automate

Speakers: Stephen Siciliano (VP, Power Automate) & Christy Jefson (Microsoft)

Being nimble and agile is the modus operandi for businesses today. Leveraging Microsoft Power Automate, organizations can adopt enterprise-wide hyper-automation – a technology that can automate repetitive tasks and improve productivity. During this session, the speakers will discuss the new technology innovations for unattended Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the cloud, AI assistance, and starter kits to streamline your Center of Excellence (CoE).

#5: Unlock New Experiences across Microsoft 365 to Lower Costs and Empower Employees

Speakers: Jason Gregory (Director of Product Marketing), Thao Le (Sr. Product Marketing Manager), Colette Stallbaumer (General Manager Microsoft 365 and Future of Work)

Managing the productivity and efficiency of a distributed workforce while keeping them engaged and empowered is a challenge for most organizations today. Organizations are looking for ways to boost employee productivity while managing costs to meet the changing workplace and employee requirements. To empower organizations in this competitive landscape, Microsoft will announce new advancements around Microsoft 365, providing organizations with integrated, cloud-powered solutions that enable employees to be productive and work securely from anywhere.

#6: How Modernizing Enterprise Applications gives you a Competitive Advantage

Speakers: Scott Hunter (VP of Product, Azure Developer) & Mayunk Jain (Product Marketing Manager)

Transitioning business-critical applications to a cloud-first model is a need for modern businesses. Sometimes this could also involve migrating applications from on-premises to the cloud, which is sensitive and complicated. This session will help organizations looking to modernize .NET, Java, and other apps without over-complicated solutions. It will uncover how Azure’s fully managed application platform services (PaaS) enable organizations to deliver faster time-to-market at lower costs and with less operational complexity.

#7: Unleash the Value of your Content with SharePoint Syntex

Speakers: James Eccles (Senior Customer Experience Program Manager), Karl Harriau (Sr Product Manager), Lauri Ellis (Microsoft)

During the session, the speakers will discuss SharePoint Syntex, released earlier this year. It’s a Microsoft 365 service that helps organizations to reap the advantage of advanced AI, machine teaching, and learning to amplify human experiences, automate content processing, and assemble content into high-value, actionable knowledge. Attendees can understand how this new service can help organizations reduce the time spent in manually processing and creating documents by adopting tools that automatically organize the information.

#8: Build Agility, Optimize Your Business, and Create Data-Driven Experiences with Microsoft Azure

Speakers: Erin Chapple (Corporate Vice President, Azure Core Product, and Design), Kathleen Mitford (Corporate Vice President, Azure Marketing), Rohan Kumar (CVP, Azure Data Engineering)

The session will deliver great insights into how Azure helps organizations innovate on their terms, according to their business requirements, and modernize their legacy infrastructure to transform business operations and drive growth. It will focus on how Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform provides an integrated data fabric to achieve agility and realize faster time to value with Microsoft Industry Clouds.

#9: Driving Business Analytics with Microsoft 365 Data

Speakers: Nik Charlebois (Senior Product Manager) & Chantrelle Nielsen (Microsoft)

In the past few years, organizations across industries have realized the value of data and adopted a data-driven culture. This roundtable session is especially for those organizations leveraging or planning to leverage Microsoft Graph Data Connect to access Microsoft 365 data to empower analytics scenarios to bolster customer relationships, business processes, security and compliance, and people productivity. During this session, attendees can participate in discussions with Microsoft experts and share their journey in uncovering hidden communication patterns, including employee collaboration, customer interactions, and employee engagement.

#10: Deliver Efficiency with Automation and AI across your Business

Speakers: Jessica Hawk (Corporate Vice President, Data, AI, and MR) & John Montgomery (Corporate Vice President of Program Management, Azure AI)

Today AI is shaping the way organizations across industries innovate and serve their customers. This session will focus on how organizations across sectors apply AI, automation, and mixed reality to streamline critical business operations, enhance collaboration, and improve customer and employee experiences.

For a complete list of sessions and other details visit the Microsoft Ignite 2022 official website by clicking here.

The AgreeYa team is super excited about the upcoming Microsoft Ignite 2022. Like all previous editions, we will be tuning in and listening to the fantastic line-up of speakers and sessions and connecting with the Microsoft community.

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