Adoption Overview from Microsoft Ignite

Published 11-13-2019 05:09 PM 8,723 Views

Achieving real value from use of Microsoft 365 services was a hot topic at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida last week.  For those of you who may not have been able to attend I've put together this handy viewing guide for some of the top sessions.  We also had key announcements regarding our adoption tools at the show. They were:



One of the hottest topics was people seeking to learn how to build their own Champion's program.  To that end Sara Bush of Core Service Engineering will join us during our November 20th community call to discuss her insights from building and running a large Champion network at Microsoft. She will be joined by AJ Smith who announced the Productivity Score to share what that means for your adoption efforts. 


Below and attached is our list of all the sessions we think you'll want to view.  (To find the spreadsheet look below this post.)  When available the link to the presentation is also on the session page.  Using the Microsoft Events app and logging in with your Tech Community ID will allow you to download the videos to listen to offline.  


Session ID





Maximize the value of Microsoft 365: Understanding adoption and change management.

Dan Haroldsen, Jarom Reid (Carpool)


Unlocking success in digital transformations: Getting employees to (really) adopt new technology

Stephen Rose


Increasing productivity through analytics

Shilpi Sinha, A.J. Smith


Champions for success! Building a champions program for your organization

Marsha Engelsberg, Lori Furman (Chevron Corp)


Lead change: Become a Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist

Karuana Gatimu


End user training: Microsoft 365 learning pathways demo

Matt Wolodarsky


Build an Office 365 Champions Program

Sara Bush & Karuana Gatimu


Microsoft Teams for government workers

Rima Reyes & Sankalp Jain


Re-designing Modern Workplace adoption - a new perspective

Rishi Nicolai


Accelerating your onboarding to Microsoft Teams

Karuana Gatimu


Top 10 Adoption Practices for Microsoft Teams

Karuana Gatimu


Transform end user training using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

Karuana Gatimu


Drive digital transformation using apps in Microsoft Teams

Zakiullah Khan Mohammed, Microsoft

Trent Hazy, Microsoft


Governance & Security for Microsoft Teams

David Johnson & Karuana Gatimu


Plan and implement a successful upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Laszlo Somi, Debbie Arbeeny, Cliff Gurlen (FedEx)


Managing and supporting Power Apps and Microsoft Flow at scale

James Oleinik & Jonathan Lopez, Schlumberger


Top ten tips to securely rolling out Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow to your organization

Girish Nedungadi


Finding Ignite Content

There are many product announcements across the blogs and content is available online ( but I always love the content browsers created in the community. Check out these resources:


From Brad Groux:  This link has EVERY Ignite session video and presentation available for download in a simple list.  Amazing! Find it here:

From tyGraph:  Every year our friends at UnlimitedViz/tyGraph put together some amazing dashboards & reports on Ignite and its content.  MVP John P White (who is my personal guru for all things PowerBI & data) consistently contributes to our community. Check out these 2 reports:



Enjoy all this great information and see you all in the call on November 20th!  



@Karuana Gatimu  Great resume !!! Many thanks for sharing !!

Occasional Contributor

Thank you for summarizing all this great content @Karuana Gatimu. I wish I could have been there - now all I need is another 24 hours per day to go through all the content! ☺️

Occasional Contributor

@Karuana Gatimu thanks for sharing it. I didn't understand how to use the Teams app for M365LP integration from Github. I have already uploaded on Sharepoint the learning path some week ago, if there's an APP for Teams it would be really nice, otherwise i will link the Sharepoint site as sharepoint page or as webpage.


Thank you



OMG this is brilliant. Spent ages poring over the reports in the TY graphs.  Thanks for curating these sessions. Lots of presentations to set some time and view now. 

New Contributor

Sorry, i'm new to this forum - how do I view these on my PC?

Frequent Visitor

None of the short links work on the page.  


Hello All.. I found an issue with the shortlinks which should now be repaired.  @Luke-Garner if you click on a link it will take you to the Ignite page that has the video and the presentation (on the right hand side).  Let us know if that's working for and everyone else the next time you try it.  cc to @Jim Erickson 

New Contributor

@Karuana Gatimu / @Jim Erickson  now working, thank you

Regular Visitor

Many thanks! :stareyes:

New Contributor

Hi @Karuana Gatimu - for your THR3107 session from Ignite, "Accelerating your onboarding to Microsoft Teams", it appears the Session Link [Download Video] is broken.


Is this something you would be able to look into and resolve?  Thanks!!


It throws the below when clicking on the download link. 


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