November 13, 2019

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“Prepare the umbrella before it rains.” – Malay Proverb

[Update 11/10/19 | many sessions are now available on-demand; same links as below; video embedded into each session page]


Let technology rain. With less than two weeks until Microsoft Ignite 2019, the SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer and Stream speakers are firing on all cylinders to finalize their sessions for this year’s conference. And while the Ignite session catalog is live at, preparing YOUR umbrella from thousands of sessions can take some time even for the veteran attendee. And we’re to help – galoshes at the ready! If you’re passionate about these four technologies, below are most of the sessions to get you started – along with a few closely related sessions we couldn’t not call out.




All SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer and Stream sessions are bucketed by these categories below:

  • Jeff Teper’s two big sessions
  • Content and team collaboration
  • Intelligent intranet
  • Harness collective knowledge and Microsoft Search
  • Content services, business applications, and the developer platform
  • IT Pro: security and administration
  • and related theater sessions

Steady your umbrella, find your favorites and +Add to schedule.


First, always suggest attending the Jeff Teper sessions

In the world of SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream and Office, there is no one better to give you the best insights of what’s to come than Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President on the engineering side of it all.


Catch Jeff at his main session – one big breakout and a show with Microsoft Mechanics:

Content and team collaboration

Microsoft 365 is designed to be a universal toolkit for teamwork – to give you the right tools for the right task, along with common services to help you seamlessly work across applications. Office is the clear place to start on web, desktop and mobile. SharePoint promotes the intelligent content service backbone that powers teamwork – to better collaborate on proposals, projects, and campaigns throughout your organization – and is integrated with Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Planner, Office 365 Groups and much more.


These sessions put teamwork first:

Intelligent intranet

Intranets remain a mission critical tool of digital transformation. They bring together multiple pieces of information, processes, and people to empower organizations to keep employees engaged and informed and to share knowledge and expertise. Modern SharePoint, along with Yammer and Microsoft Stream, is ready to power your entire intelligent intranet with more engaging, easier to create site and web content experiences that provide industry-leading time to value across mobile, web, and desktop.


These sessions will make you intelligent about the intelligent intranet:

Harness collective knowledge and Microsoft Search

Our world is rapidly transforming. The amount of data each of us must process is ever increasing. And Microsoft Search plus AI meets you wherever you are. From SharePoint to Delve, from Office apps to Bing for your business, harness the collective knowledge of your organization in every experience so everyone can be more engaged and effective every day. Using the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph, relevant content will surface to keep you up to date allowing you to unlock creativity with personalized search and discover people and content in the context of their work.


These sessions will find you before you find them:

Content services, business applications, and the developer platform

Most processes center on content – files and data. SharePoint gives you tools to gather and manage data in lists and libraries, while Microsoft 365 provides connections to a range of third-party systems with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps, and new streamlined business processes delivered and integrated to Microsoft Teams.


And, devs, we got you covered, too: yo /sharepoint –solution-name “hello-Ignite.” Dive into the latest SharePoint Framework innovation, Microsoft Graph power, and all the PnP goodness.


These sessions fill up your low-to-no code solution’ing thru to custom apps and APIs:

IT Pro: security and administration

With growing digital data in your organizations, need for simplified governance of this corporate data and staying current in compliance are becoming critical for business’s success. With OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft 365, your data is in the most secure and compliant place. And we continue the journey to modernize the entire admin experience. The new admin and security centers offer much more control for migration, compliance and overall management of your modern workspace.


These sessions give you the control to manage your Ignite IT Pro needs:

All related Theater sessions

Theater sessions are short (20 minutes) and super packed with information. If you want to learn a lot in a targeted fashion in a short amount of time, these theater sessions are for you:


Ignite 2019 (November 4-8 in Orlando, FL, USA)

If you are interested in talking to Microsoft 1:1 about #OneDrive and #SharePoint at #MSIgnite? Sign up for a hands-on session with the OneDrive and SharePoint research team. #BeHeard


The Microsoft Ignite conference is happening in Orlando from November 4-8. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual gathering of technology leaders and practitioners. It’s a full week of visionary discussions and hands-on learning about the latest tools and insights that are driving tomorrow’s innovations.


  • Connect with 25,000+ people, 1000+ sessions, and 200+ hands-on experiences + a Vision Keynote with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.
  • Learning about the latest tools in cloud technology, as well as development techniques that will help us better manage our infrastructure and migrate legacy workloads.
  • Connecting with experts and other tech professionals who are working through the same business challenges we are, and who have shared interests.
  • Exploring the latest in productivity and security through interactive experiences, hands-on demos, labs, and training sessions.

Learn more at and follow the action on Twitter: @MS_Ignite, @SharePoint, @OneDrive, @Yammer, and @MicrosoftStream.  


And whether you attend Ignite or not, take a look at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, a global series of two-day tech events bringing Microsoft experts to a city near you.


Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you all in Orlando and beyond,




The above is kindly provided by the Microsoft Tech Community!

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