IT professional's guide to Azure Infrastructure at Microsoft Ignite 2022
Published Oct 11 2022 11:30 AM 11.7K Views

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One thing we've learned over the past few years is that companies are not migrating or modernizing to accelerate their digital transformation - they're doing both simultaneously. We are dedicated to helping you increase business agility and resilience, innovate on your terms, and optimize your investments so you can maximize business value and do more with less. That's why we're excited to announce our Azure infrastructure-focused sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2022!


Microsoft Ignite is taking place both online and in-person from October 12-14. Throughout the event, you'll be able to explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world. Engage with Microsoft, industry, and partner experts as they guide you through the latest technology with immersive demos and live sessions. Be sure to visit the Microsoft Ignite homepage to view the event agenda and additional details. If you haven’t already, be sure to register now for the full digital event attendee experience and be able to participate in Q&As.


The complete lineup of Azure infrastructure sessions for IT professionals is listed below, so you can build a schedule that is unique to you and your interests. Navigate to the session page to see full details.


Opening keynotes, core theme sessions, and Into Focus sessions


Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO will kick off the event with a keynote highlighting how Microsoft is helping customers do more with less across the Microsoft Cloud. Following the keynote, Microsoft leaders Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud + AI Group and Alysa Taylor, CVP, Industry, Business Applications, and Data & AI will hold a fireside chat to share their insights on how customers and partners across industries are innovating, driving business impact, and realizing faster time to value. Judson Althoff, EVP and COO will close out the morning with a session on how Microsoft is thinking about the industrial Metaverse for consumers, businesses, and industries.


TS01: Build agility, optimize your business, and create data-driven experiences with Microsoft Azure

Speakers: Kathleen Mitford, Erin Chapple, Rohan Kumar

Wednesday, October 12 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Learn how Azure helps you innovate on your terms and modernize your infrastructure; how the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform provides an integrated data fabric to achieve agility; and realize faster time to value with Microsoft Industry Clouds.


KEY09H: Microsoft Ignite Into Focus: Be agile and data-driven with Azure

Speakers: Nidhi Chappell, Lior Kamrat, Charles Feddersen, Hiren Shah, Seth Juarez, Jeff Martin, Sam Chenaur

Thursday, October 13 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Organizations are embracing digital capabilities to accelerate innovation and business optimization. Join a live discussion with product leaders on how the latest Azure capabilities help you innovate on your terms, transition mission critical workloads, and modernize your infrastructure; and how the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform provides a trusted integrated data fabric to help you focus on creating value.


Azure infrastructure breakout sessions


BRK13: Innovate on your terms using Azure Arc to bring cloud-native technologies anywhere from cloud...

Speakers: Jeremy Winter, Nuno Guedes, Brandon Poe, Jian (Jane) Yan

Wednesday, October 12 | 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM PDT

Learn about the new capabilities of cloud-native technologies enabled anywhere with Azure Arc. Make the most out of your existing investments and run new applications securely and consistently in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises.


BRK12: Increase your business agility and resilience with the latest Azure infrastructure solutions

Speakers: Paul Nash, Jurgen Willis, Rajeesh Ramachandran

Wednesday, October 12 | 3:00 PM - 3:35 PM PDT

Join this session to hear about the latest Azure innovations and discover how you can build agility and optimize your business. Learn how thousands of customers have transitioned their business-critical applications to Azure and modernized their infrastructure with increased automation, uptime, and security. Improve the price-performance of your workloads with new compute, storage, monitoring, and networking services.


BRK14: Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty and the Expansion of Azure Confidential Computing

Speakers: Vikas Bhatia, Vasilios Karagounis, Deepti Busireddy

Thursday, October 13 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT

Learn about emerging trends in digital sovereignty and see how Azure can help public sector organizations build and manage secure and compliant cloud apps. We will highlight Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty and present new Azure confidential computing capabilities – including the ability to protect data while it’s in use without application changes, making it easier for customers operating in regulated industries and the public sector to bring their most sensitive workloads to the cloud.


BRK15: Optimize your investment on Azure and maximize business value

Speakers: Thuy Le, Jimin Li, Sven-Erik Nielsen, Antonio Ortoll, Evelyn Padrino Espiga, Shikher Saluja, Tanjua Shah

Thursday, October 13 | 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM PDT

Cost management, savings, and maximizing value from technology investments consistently rank as top priorities for most organizations. We collaborated with customers, partners, internal finance, and worldwide teams of experts to develop cost-saving strategies and services that help customers successfully grow their cloud business while efficiently optimizing costs. In this session, learn how Azure services, tools, and programs provide visibility into and optimal management of your cost in Azure.


Ask the Experts sessions


Microsoft Ignite provides great opportunities to connect with Microsoft experts. Join our Ask the Experts sessions to ask questions about the subjects you’re interested in and engage in live discussions.


Wednesday, October 12th

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT | CATE13H: Ask the Experts: Innovate on your terms using Azure Arc to bring cloud-native technologies anywhere ...


Thursday, October 13th

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT | CATE12H: Ask the Experts: Increase your business agility and resilience with the latest Azure infrastructure ...

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT | CATE15H: Ask the Experts: Optimize your investment on Azure and maximize business value


On-demand sessions


Our teams are also excited to deliver deep dives on new announcements and other topics in our on-demand sessions. Check out the collection below to learn more about the technologies relevant to your role, product demos, and more.



Session name 



On-Demand: Strengthen security and boost agility with the latest in Azure Network Security 

Narayan Annamalai, PJ Kirner 


On-Demand: What’s new in Azure confidential computing 

Vikas Bhatia 


On-Demand: Accelerate innovation by migrating and modernizing with Azure 

Anant Sundaram 


On-Demand: What’s new and what’s next in Azure Disk Storage 

Alec Becker, Yi Chai, Raman Kumar 


On-Demand: Deliver secure applications faster with Microsoft Azure Networking 

Sudha Mahajan, Tom Grise, Don Galzarano 


On-Demand: Accelerate your SAN migration to the cloud 

Yuemin Lu, Adarsh Venkataraman 


On-Demand: No data silos with Azure Blob Storage 

Priya Shetty 


On-Demand: New was to maximize flexibility, improve security, and reduce costs with Azure Virtual Desktop 

Kam VedBrat 


On-Demand: Protect your critical IT assets with Azure BCDR solutions 

Vijay Potharla 


On-Demand: Modernize your infrastructure with the latest Azure Compute capabilities 

Mo Farhat, Stefanie Lemon, Varun Shandilya 


On-Demand: Shared storage for all enterprise file-workloads 

Mine Tanrinian Demir 


Connection Zone sessions


Looking for more hands-on learning opportunities? Attend our guided, online workshops and hear best practices from Microsoft experts in our Connection Zone sessions.


Wednesday, October 12th

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | CLL96: Learn Live: Secure and isolate access to Azure resources by using network security groups and servic...


Thursday, October 13th

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM PDT | WACSL100: Technical Skilling Lab: Implementing operational monitoring in hybrid scenarios

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT | CHI81: Building a low-carbon future: The latest sustainability innovations to Microsoft Cloud

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT | CLL91: Learn Live: Manage Cloud PCs and Virtual Desktops

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT | CLL97: Learn Live: Design your site recovery solution in Azure

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PDT | WACSL102: Technical Skilling Lab: Manage Governance via Azure Policy


In-person at Seattle Convention Center


If you’re joining us in-person at the Seattle Convention Center, here are some opportunities to mingle with the Azure infrastructure team during Expert Meet-Ups


Wednesday, October 12th

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT | WACEM02: Expert Meet-Up: Infrastructure as a Service

Speakers: Raman Kumar, Saket Suman, Andi Jia, Vinicius Apolinario, Anupam Vij, Prasad Gandham


Thursday, October 13th

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT | WACEM01: Expert Meet-Up: Cloud to Edge

Speakers: Abhilasha Agarwala, Carmen Crincoli, Lior Kamrat, Tolga Tekin, Jeff Woolsey, Monika Machado


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | WACEM28: Expert Meet-Up: Containers, Open Source and Linux

Speakers: Justin Davies, Ahmed Sabbour, Jim Perrin, Kelsey Steele, Rachel Menge, David Dennis


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Enjoy Microsoft Ignite 2022! 

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