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Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner, so it’s the right time to start mapping out your own journey through the conference. We just released MyIgnite so you can explore your favorite topics and get ready for a week packed with learning. Remember to leave yourself some free time to check out the Expo Hall, the Hang Out, the Immersion Zone, and all the other unstructured activities.

 

You’ll find sessions discussing topics like Applications and Infrastructure, Business Applications, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and the Modern Workplace.

MyIgnite helps you make the most of your time:

  • Find what you need: Microsoft Ignite is presenting almost 1,000 learning opportunities, but with MyIgnite, it’s simple to stay focused using filters that let you browse by topic, product, persona, and more. You can also search by keyword if you like.
  • Discover new opportunities: When you first log in, answer a few questions to get personalized recommendations. You can also explore role-based Learning Paths, which include sessions, labs, certifications, and more to enrich your experience at the event.
  • Maximize your time: Try the “fill my schedule” feature to receive suggestions based on your other selections. You can also block out time to take hands-on labs.

We’re also releasing the official Microsoft Ignite app soon, which includes access to MyIgnite as well as the Expert Finder and Microsoft Ignite bot. We’ll let you know when it launches, but for now MyIgnite should help you get ready for Orlando.

 

Get started with MyIgnite.

20 Comments
New Contributor

The iOS MyIgnite app is not avaiable in the Australian App Store. 

Occasional Contributor

Is there a map with booth locations?

Any idea on when the sessions will be available for download?

I'm making a 14 hour drive home after the conference, and hoping some of the sessions will be available.

Occasional Visitor

Is there a time set yet for when the keynote, breakfasts, and lunches are scheduled on each day?  I'm working on filling out my schedule, but am unsure when those items are going to be so I can schedule my other sessions with them in mind.

Occasional Contributor

If you download the Microsoft Ignite app (at least for android) and go to Agenda under Conference information, you'll find the times (and locations)

Occasional Contributor

I was wondering this too but the keynote does not show up in the results on the android app (or on the website either)

Occasional Visitor

Could you post what the times and locations are?  I don't use either Android or iOS.

Better yet, could all that info simply be posted on the main Agenda page (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/agenda)?  

I mean, come on, it's only 2.5 weeks away, surely the times for everything have been set by now.

Occasional Contributor

Yeah it would be nice if they would post it and the map on the myignite page.

This is my first time attending a Microsoft Conference,  so I'm not sure how quickly they update the apps or their website.

i attached a screenshot from my phone on the two Keynotes for Monday.

Hope that helps

 

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Occasional Visitor

Thanks Tom, that does help.

Do they give any clue what the different Technology Keynotes are going to be covering, or when/where checkin and breakfasts are going to be?

Occasional Contributor

So the keynotes and breakfasts etc do not show up in the session scheduler for some weird reason. They do show up in you go to Conference Information/Agenda.

To answer your question Mike  - breakfast also shows up in this area - for example Monday it is from 7-9am at the OCCC West Building WA4 OCCCC South Building Hall B

 

As a matter of curiousity, if you don't use android or ios, what do you use? It is also available for Windows 10 phones too (the link for all three is at https://myignite.microsoft.com/mobileapp). Would it be worth picking up a cheap wifi droid "just" for the conference so you could load the app on there to keep you up to date with whats happening?

 

 

Occasional Contributor

No i haven't seen anything on what they will be covering

More Screenshots

 

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Tuesday Thru Friday Lunch Schedule

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Occasional Contributor

For what it's worth I can confirm that you can sideload the apk file for android onto a Kindle, so for $50 you could get the 7" kindle (http://amzn.to/2j6QSg0) and have a nice sized screen to keep track of whats going on and be updated with the wifi at the conference.  You would need access to an android of some sort to extract the apk to sideload but I'd imagine you would know someone who could do this.

Occasional Visitor

When I click on "download" then "Get the app" on my Windows 10 PC I can't get the app.  Chrome and IE do nothing at all.  Edge says "You'll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store" and OK button is disabled.

Occasional Contributor

Edge opens the store for me when I click the (edited) url above and select the Windows 10 option. Now it does say available on the PC, but the requirements also say it requires an ARM processor so iirc, this limits it to the RT devices only or a Windows Phone.

 

Otherwise, just use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/agenda link that has a very brief link of what is happening or grab an cheap android device.

Occasional Visitor

I can get to the store too, but the "Get the app" button on the page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/microsoft-ignite/9nblgggxzr05 is what doesn't work.

System requirements on the page says:

OS: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture: x86, ARM

 

My Lenovo laptop is definitely x86, so it *should* work...

 

Using the link is really what I *want* to do - it just currently lacks any information about times or locations.  From the screen grabs that Tom Crow posted they've obviously set the times and places - they've just failed to put them on the page.  Reflects poorly on the conference, in my view.

 
Occasional Contributor

You may want to try the page again today. This morning I was able to successfully download and install it on the pc. I don't recall the x86 bit being there yesterday when I looked (but that might be incorrect) but it is working this morning. It's quite a nice way of getting the update notifications show up on the pc whilst taking notes in a session - hopefully not too many changes during the event itself.

 

It would be nice to be able to mark sessions as "Save for later" or "Download after the event" rather than add them to my calendar itself.

I have a lot of sessions that I need to whittle down......

Occasional Contributor

Awesome!

Thanks for the update Andy.

Occasional Visitor

I would really like to get the app on my laptop, but even after refreshing the page today it won't download/install using any of my browsers.  This is no longer worth my time.

Occasional Contributor

Mike, are you running windows 10?

Do you by chance have the Store disabled on your laptop?

I went to the Store this morning on my Surface Pro and was able to download it.

Occasional Visitor

That was the key, Tom; the Windows Store is disabled on this corporate laptop (which isn't unusual).  I've got our IT team exploring how to make an exception for this app, but I'm unlikely to hear anything before the end of next week.


If this was an old-style standalone (or even installable) EXE this wouldn't be a problem...

Occasional Visitor

Halleluja, the web page now has times, activities and locations listed!