Microsoft Ignite 2021 guide to SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Lists, Syntex, Stream, Visio and more
Published Oct 18 2021 08:00 AM 36.3K Views


  • WhatMicrosoft Ignite to learn more | Register today | Session Scheduler 
  • WhenNovember 2 – 4, 2021 | All digital event
  • Sessions12 keynotes || 393 overall sessions | 50 breakouts | 123 on-demand 
  • Presenters: 250+ speakers | Microsoft, MVPs, and community members
  • Twitter & hashtag@MS_Ignite | #MSIgnite
  • CostFree 


Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation.”
– Satya Nadella


That statement applies to organizations worldwide. And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes. To help, the SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Lists, Syntex, Planner, Stream, Visio and more groups delivered many sessions, answered questions, and engaged - to assess this shift and help shift you into high-learning gear!


FYI, we refer to this grouping of products as ODSPV.


Thus, this blog is The Microsoft Ignite ‘ODSPV Guide’ – easy to get to by typing into your browser anytime. This guide is loaded with related keynotes, breakout sessions, on-demand sessions, a post-Ignite Viva AMA event, and more – to help you navigate this subset of content within the whole of Ignite. We’ve kept it up to date – before, during and after Ignite - and pleased to share that all content listed below is now available for on-demand playback on your time.


Steady your minds, be well, find your favorites, and engage. We’re all ‘learn it alls’ in the end (of Ignite).


Keynotes and sessions: SharePoint, Viva, OneDrive, and related technology

[Times listed in the US PDT time zone]


Keynotes and core themes

Hear from Microsoft leadership revealing the latest innovations shaping the flexible, innovative, and secure business environments of the future.

  • Microsoft Ignite Opening” (KEY01) | Speaker: Satya Nadella | Now available on-demand - originally aired: November 2, 8:15 AM – 8:50 AM
  • Empower everyone for a new world of hybrid work” (CTS01) | Speaker: Jared Spataro | Now available on-demand - originally aired: November 2, 8:55 AM – 9:20 AM
  • Microsoft Into Focus: Modern Work” (KEY03) | Speakers: Amisha Bhatia, Christiaan Brinkhoff, Karuana Gatimu, Joshua Leporati | Now available on-demand - originally aired: November 2, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Reimagine a new era of business” (CTS02) | Speaker: Charles Lamanna and Alyssa Taylor | Now available on-demand - originally aired: November 2, 9:30 AM – 9:55 AM


Breakout sessions

Take the opportunity to select the sessions best suited for your role and interests. All breakouts are packed with news, demos, customer stories, and insights into product and solution strategy.


On-demand sessions

The learning and skilling continues, on your own time. On-demand sessions are the double-click into soaking up more knowledge, seeing more of the ‘what’s next’ – in context. All are now available for on-demand playback...


Microsoft Ignite post-event, ½-day AMA

Microsoft Tech Community Live: Microsoft Viva Edition

  • When: November 16th from 8am – 12pm PDT

Join us for a half-day, interactive Q&A session designed to help you plan and prepare for what’s new and next for Microsoft Viva. This is your chance to connect with our product teams and engineers, get answers to your questions, gain valuable insights, and hear best practices. We will be hosting four Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) Viva sessions, each one-hour long, on the following topics:

  • Microsoft Viva: Product scenario and overview [8-9am]
  • Microsoft Viva: Preparing your environment [9-10am]
  • Microsoft Viva: Deployment and adoption [10-11am]
  • Microsoft Viva: Partners and extensibility [11am-12pm]


Interactive engineering research sessions throughout

The OneDrive and SharePoint engineering team is conducting interactive research sessions during Ignite. Session topics include OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Viva Connections, and Viva Topics.


Ignite is now over and we thank everyone who participated.


25+ related product news blogs


Additional pre-Ignite session guides

You can also review the following planned related guides to other technology – your gateways to the learning pathways you seek:


Summary | Ignite 2021 (November 2-4) [virtual]

Connect with Microsoft experts and your world-wide community – to explore the latest tools, training sessions, technical expertise, networking opportunities, and more. Microsoft Ignite features four curated themes exploring transformation, revealing the trends shaping the new flexible business environment. It is for anyone who is motivated to be on the frontier of innovation and tech. We want you to thrive in times of change by embracing opportunities to hone technical skills, create connections, and learn new ways to innovate.


Join locally. Connect globally:


  • Create your agenda and meet the speakers.
  • Explore learning modules to sharpen existing skills or add new ones.
  • Check out the Featured Partners who help bring Microsoft Ignite to life.
  • Discuss topics with experts and peers, check out fun activities, and connect with your global community.

For the best event experience, make sure you are registered so you can view content during the live event and access all content on-demand after the event is over. If you are registered, you will be able to stream on-demand, but sessions will not be enabled for download or offline viewing. Visit the session scheduler to explore and discover compelling content. You can refine results by time, session type, industry and more. Simply click the “Add to schedule” button to place a session on your customized schedule, or the RSVP button if it a session with limited capacity. And don’t miss the Connection Zone and Learning Zone to jumpstart your digital experience through interactive engagements and immersive, interactive experiences and skill-boosting. A lot of something for everyone.


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


Thank you,

Mark Kashman, senior product manager – Microsoft


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