In less than a week from today, Microsoft Ignite 2020 gets underway. Though the conference will be quite a bit different this year and will be delivered as a digital experience, but the one thing you can be certain about is there will be lots of new and interesting content for you to enjoy. The AgreeYa team will be attending this incredible event virtually by tuning in and listening to the amazing line up of speakers, sessions, and connecting with the Microsoft community.
This year’s conference will feature an attractive line-up of 776 sessions by Microsoft VPs, MVPs, and experts. And if you’re attending too, you’ve probably already started getting your schedule together and wondering which sessions to attend. However, with such a long list of impressive sessions, it can be pretty hard to pick among all the great speakers and build an agenda, so we’ve curated a list of 10 sessions you should not miss out during the upcoming digital-only Microsoft Ignite 2020.
1: Keynote on Building Digital Resilience
Speaker: Satya Nadella, CEO
If you had to attend only one session at Microsoft Ignite, this is the one. Over the years, Satya Nadella’s keynote session has been a highlight of the conference. This is where all the big announcements are made around Microsoft technologies and the future roadmap is revealed to the attendees. It would be interesting to see what Satya Nadella has in store for us.
2: Enabling Collaboration, Communication, and Knowledge Sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more
Speaker: Jeff Teper, CVP – Teams & ODSP
Organizations are moving towards a hybrid workplace to support the needs of remote and onsite employees. During this 2-part series, notable Microsoft expert Jeff Teper will help attendees understand how teams can collaborate fluidly with the latest innovations across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. Join the session to understand how organizations can improve employee engagement, communications, and knowledge sharing through SharePoint, Yammer, and Project Cortex.
3: Modernizing your Security Operations
Speaker: Eric Doerr, VP – Cloud Security
The world continues to change and challenges you to find ways to effectively protect your customers. Building on its world view anchored in Zero Trust and underpinned by the intelligence of global operations, Microsoft is the only security vendor offering an integrated XDR and cloud-native SIEM solution. Together with a powerful set of cloud security posture capabilities, Microsoft delivers both best of the breed and best of platform solutions to help you modernize your Security Operations. Learn more about Azure Active Directory and how it can help you enhance remote access security.
4: The Future of Work
Speaker: Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President
When, where, and how we work is fundamentally changing. Microsoft is in a unique position to understand the secular trends that are reshaping the future of work today, and for decades to come. Learn about the risks and durable trends impacting teamwork, organizational productivity, and employee wellbeing. Jared Spataro, CVP of Modern Work, will share the latest research and a framework for success for every IT professional and business leader to empower People for the new world of work, as well as the latest innovation in Microsoft 365 and Teams empowering human ingenuity at scale.
5: Build Agile Business Processes with Power Apps
Speaker: Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President – Low Code Application Platform
Microsoft Power Apps is an industry-leading low-code application development platform rich with capabilities that enable greater development speed and effectiveness for business users, IT Pros, and coders. Power Apps can create great standalone web and mobile applications, in addition to embedding experiences inside of SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. In this session, Charles Lamanna will demo a variety of capabilities, cover recent customer success stories, announce new features, and cover the roadmap.
6: Project Cortex: Knowledge Discovery and Content Intelligence in Microsoft 365
Speaker: Chris McNulty, Director of Product Marketing
Project Cortex applies advanced AI to accelerate knowledge discovery and content management. This powerful technology automatically organizes content and expertise across your systems and teams, helping you to create topic pages that deliver just-in-time knowledge in the apps people use every day. And Project Cortex enables you to build no-code AI models that understand the content, extract important information, and apply metadata to improve compliance and accelerate content-centric business processes.
7: Microsoft Power Platform: Fill the App Gap and Supercharge Organizational Agility
Speaker: James Phillips, President Business Applications Group
Join James Phillips, a Microsoft president and leader of the company’s Business Applications Group, to learn how the Power Platform gives you a comprehensive, “no cliffs” platform for modern application development that creates a step-change in organizational agility.
8: Azure Active Directory: Our Vision and Roadmap to Help You Secure Remote Access and Boost Employee Productivity
Speaker: Joy Chik, Corporate Vice President
In this era of remote work, Zero Trust – a security approach that assumes breach and verifies every access request — is the new imperative. Identity and access management in the cloud, the foundation for Zero Trust, enables secure remote access and productivity. For everyone on the frontlines, this is a must-attend session wherein Joy Chik will share the latest news on the Azure Active Directory roadmap to help secure access to any app for any user on any device, automatically remediate threats, and protect privacy.
9: Building a Resilient Organization on Microsoft 365
Speaker: Catherine Boeger, GM – Office Commercial GTM
Microsoft 365 can help you adapt and stay productive in an unpredictable world. Deep integrations mean that our solutions grow and adapt to your organization so you can build your business and move forward with confidence. Explore the latest innovations and get a peek at the roadmap. Hear how companies are using Microsoft 365 to stay productive and secure wherever they are, then find out what you can do to help reduce costs and manage data, apps, and endpoints securely and effectively.
10: Meet Smarter, Stay Focused, and Achieve More with Microsoft Teams Meetings
Speakers: Shiraz Cupala & Aya Tange – Microsoft Corporation
In this digital-first world, online meetings are the cornerstone for how work gets done. Learn how Teams meetings can help you and your organization be more productive while adapting to a new way of working. Presented by Shiraz Cupala and Aya Tange, the session would help you reimagine the way digital meetings are conducted using features and capabilities of Microsoft Teams.
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