Your guide to Microsoft OneDrive @ Ignite 2020
Published Sep 16 2020 03:23 PM 10.8K Views

Countdown to Microsoft Ignite 2020  (September 22-24, 2020) has officially begun as we are less than a week away from sharing with you our product innovations , roadmap and customer stories. This year’s event will be a free 48-hour all-digital experience. If you have not registered yet, secure your spot today and browse the session catalog to build your personalized schedule.




Here’s a quick rundown of sessions to get you started if you’re looking to learn more about OneDrive.

Note: The links will be active on 9/22.


Keg Segment


KEY04 | The Future of Work by Jared Spataro


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.


Tuesday, September 22 | 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM PDT

Tuesday, September 22 | 6:00 PM - 6:20 PM PDT

Wednesday, September 23 | 2:00 AM - 2:20 AM PDT


Digital Breakout


DB158 | “Enabling collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more by Jeff Teper


Organizations are moving to a hybrid workplace to support the needs of remote and onsite employees. Jeff and team dive into how teams collaborate fluidly with the latest innovations across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists and OneDrive. He’ll also showcase how organizations can improve employee engagement, communications, and knowledge sharing through SharePoint, Yammer, and Project Cortex.


Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 12:15pm – 12:45pm PDT

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 8:15pm – 8:45pm PDT

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd | 4:15am – 4:45am PDT


DB136 | Embrace a New Way of Work with Microsoft 365 by Angela Byers and Shin-Yi Lim with Ed Kopp (Rockwell Automation) and Magnus Lidström (Scania)

In an unprecedented time of workplace transformation, opportunities to thrive belong to those who embrace and adapt to the new normal. How do we collaborate remotely, stay connected and produce excellent work as a team? How do we stay productive while working from home? Join us for a new way to think about and manage work with Microsoft 365. Learn how Microsoft 365 makes it easier for your team to organize, share and track work all in one place – so you save time and accomplish more together.


Wednesday, September 23 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM PDT

Wednesday, September 23 | 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM PDT

Thursday, September 24 | 4:15 AM - 4:45 AM PDT


Ask the Experts


ATE-DB136 | Ask the Experts: Embrace a New Way of Work with Microsoft 365

There will also be two (2x) Ask the Experts opportunities focused on files, lists and tasks running in different time zones to ensure everyone has a chance to connect with our engineering and marketing teams for Q&A. Add them to your session calendar:


Wednesday, September 23 | 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

Thursday, September 24 | 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM PDT


Pre-Recorded for On Demand


OD315 | "What’s new and coming to OneDrive" by Jason Moore and Ankita Kirti


OneDrive is the intelligent files app for Micrososft 365. In this session, we cover upcoming innovations and explore how new functionality empowers you to work with all files across Microsoft 365, from any device; and to share and collaborate on files seamlessly with people inside and outside your organization. We demo the latest features for Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, and Android as well as share our upcoming feature roadmap.


Skilling Videos


Check out more content and resources in the Virtual Hub and Microsoft Tech Community Video Hub – all links will be live when Ignite officially kicks off.


External sharing & collaboration with OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams by Rafael Lopez-Uricoechea and Stephen Rice


Microsoft 365 provide a rich set of solutions for collaborating with users both inside and outside of your organization. This session offers an in-depth look at existing and brand-new external sharing capabilities. Learn best practices for configuring external sharing and educating users on how to best leverage Microsoft Teams,OneDrive and SharePoint for collaborating with others.


Deployment and configuration of OneDrive sync by Gaia Carini and Carter Green


Are you ready to roll out OneDrive? Learn about how to plan and execute your rollout of OneDrive sync app to get your users into the "ideal state" maximizing creativity and collaboration. Come hear the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts to ensure a quick and easy deployment as well as the upcoming admin and end user features of OneDrive sync.


Driving OneDrive adoption with a remote workforce by Randy Wong and Lauren Khoo


Whether you are working at your office, from home or on the go , OneDrive is essential in connecting you to all your files as well as driving collaboration. Explore best practices , tips and tricks for adopting OneDrive when working remotely. Discover training material for users and admins.


Monitor and manage SharePoint in Microsoft 365 by Dave Minasyan, Rk Menon and Trent Green


SharePoint admins, this session is for you. The intelligent intranet is personal, collaborative, and ever changing. In this session, we'll focus on upcoming enhancements to the SharePoint admin center - an updated home page, new site management, content services reporting, combined OneDrive admin settings, and more. Join in to see what's coming to monitor and manage the state of your organization’s intranet get informed of all the latest enhancements, and utilize the new experiences to stay productive


What’s new to easily migrate your content to Microsoft 365 by Eric Warnke and Yogesh Ratnaparkhi


Join us for a demo-driven session on how to migrate your organization’s content into Microsoft 365 with ease and speed! We'll focus on three areas: moving off legacy file shares, content from SharePoint Server on-premises, and other clouds storage providers like Box, Dropbox, and G Suite. Learn about our comprehensive set of first-party tools, services, and partner ecosystem to successfully migrate your content to Microsoft 365. Learn all you need to know about Migration Manager (, the SharePoint Migration Tool (, and Mover (


Turbocharging Microsoft 365 cloud user experiences by Shyam Narayan


Microsoft 365 provides features and platform capabilities designed to make all user experiences better, faster, and easier to govern. Learn how to improve and optimize the performance of SharePoint sites and portals. Explore new ways to drive information architecture and navigation, and how to avoid common pitfalls. This session will highlight both existing investments and new announcements to further turbocharge your Microsoft 365 overall experience.


What’s new in Security & Compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive by Sesha Mani


Microsoft runs on trust, as digital data grows exponentially in your organization it is super critical to safeguard your sensitive corporate data. Microsoft is leading the way in enterprise-grade security and comprehensive compliance solutions. In this session you will learn what's new and upcoming for SharePoint and OneDrive services in Security & Compliance areas. We will also cover how we help you achieve zero trust security with existing controls/policies in SharePoint and OneDrive.


Simplify email and data migration to Microsoft 365 with Microsoft’s migration service [FastTrack] by Tom Wisnowski


Did you know that FastTrack can help migrate your data when you move to Microsoft 365? Come learn about your migration options: self-serve, partners, and FastTrack experts can help you migrate your data at no additional cost. Find out what’s new with our migration services, see a demo of our Migration Hub and hear real-world customer stories. We’ll show you how simple it is to get started and securely migrate email and data to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. 


Virtual Booth (Thursday, 9/24)


Toward the end of Ignite, the OneDrive and SharePoint product group will host Virtual Booths via Microsoft Teams. This is a time to see product demos, ask questions and provide feedback directly to the product group team members.


Use this time to learn, connect and engage across several focus areas for OneDrive and SharePoint (links coming soon):


Focus area 

Thursday, Sept. 24th
8:00am – 10:00am PDT 

Thursday, Sept. 24th
4:00pm – 6:00pm PDT 


Join live 

Join live 

Microsoft Lists and business apps 

Join live 

Join live 

Project Cortex 

Join live 

Join live 

Intelligent intranet 

Join live 

Join live 

Migration and administration 

Join live 

Join live 

Security and compliance 

Join live 

Join live 



Other product related, pre-Ignite 2020 session guides


You can also review the following related guides to other technology:


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


The OneDrive team is really looking forward to engaging with all of you.  Be sure to stay connected to the OneDrive community blog where we’ll share more information about the announcements. 



Thank you for your time,

Ankita Kirti

Product Marketing Manager, OneDrive

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