The Microsoft Teams Guide to Ignite 2019
Published Oct 24 2019 08:30 AM 47.8K Views

Microsoft Ignite connects over 25,000 individuals focused on software development, security, architecture, and IT. This year attendees can choose from over 57 Microsoft Teams related sessions to learn the latest product capabilities, plan their deployments, drive end user adoption, and get the most from their investment in Microsoft 365.  Here is a quick rundown of which sessions you don’t want to miss!


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To kickoff Ignite we will have a great technology keynote and Teams opening session allowing you to better understand our vision, new capabilities, and roadmap as you start to deep dive into what's new.


TK02 – Microsoft 365 and the future of productivity

First, watch Jared Spataro, CVP of M365 as he unveils new Microsoft 365 innovations – from new features in Teams to powerful new capabilities in security, compliance, and management – all designed to help you lead digital transformation in your organization.

Microsoft 365, the world’s productivity cloud, offers a unique combination: best-in-class workloads, cross-workload integration, and a powerful developer platform. Monday, November 4th, 11:00am.


BRK009: Microsoft Teams

If you are tasked with transforming workplace collaboration, this session is for you! Jared Spataro, CVP Microsoft 365, focuses on how Microsoft Teams can help you, sharing new updates in Teams, demonstrating how your peers are integrating their business processes with Teams, and discussing how to lead a successful deployment of Teams in your organization. Monday, November 4th, 2:00pm.


Don’t miss out!  Sign in using your attendee or tech community account to build your Ignite schedule today!



Learning Paths for Microsoft Teams

Learning Paths are role-based recommendations on how to plan your week at Microsoft Ignite. Choose from the below Learning Paths, made up of 5 sequencing sessions - that include not only breakout and theater session resources but also includes recommended labs, certification exams, hands-on workshops, shared experiences like the Immersion Zone and links to valuable resources for your continued learning.


Journey to Teams

Build a collaborative workforce for your organization, bringing together everything in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and integrate business applications. Tuesday, November 4th 10:15am - 4:00pm.


Get the most out of online meetings with Microsoft Teams

Experience new ways of connecting and collaborating through online meeting solutions and devices that enable your organization to meet anywhere, meet with intelligence, and meet with confidence. Wednesday, November 6th, 10:15am – 4:00pm.


Deploying Voice in Microsoft Teams

Build your organizations cloud voice strategy to provide every user with the ability to make and receive calls globally. Thursday, November 7th, 10:15am – 4:00pm.



Next, you will find categorized relevant sessions to help you find the best alignment to your roles and requirements.


IT Pro Deep Dives

Deep dive into key topics in these technical sessions geared for IT Pro’s who will be supporting Microsoft Teams as a part of their environment:

BRK3215: Microsoft Teams architecture update

BRK2381: Security and compliance in Microsoft Teams

BRK2160: Manage App Lifecycle with Microsoft Teams Admin tools

BRK2249: Advanced Reporting and Diagnostics using Call Quality Dashboard (CQD)

BRK3221: A deep dive into managing Microsoft Teams

BRK3216: Optimizing the Microsoft Teams experience with data and analytics

BRK3204: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams


Industry Solutions

These sessions are jam-packed with information about current and new features relevant to specific industries such as; Education, Firstline workers, Government, and Healthcare.

BRK1065: How to manage governance and automation in Teams for Education

BRK1069: Empower your Firstline workforce with Microsoft Teams

BRK1080: Fostering health team collaboration with Microsoft Teams

BRK3260: Introduction to Microsoft Teams for government with a "ask me anything"


Intelligent Calls, Meetings & Devices

Teams is modernizing the meeting experience.  Learn what intelligence mean when it comes to meetings and calling, including your devices experiences.

BRK3261: Learn about new, innovative and intelligent devices for Microsoft Teams

BRK2373: Microsoft Teams room management


Change Management, Adoption and Success Stories

Help your company embrace and adopt this new way of working. With examples from different industry verticals as well as tips and tricks to help you activate teamwork across your organization: 

BRK2161: Top 10 Microsoft Teams adoption best practices

BRK3218: Governance and security for Microsoft Teams

BRK2165: Transform end user training using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

BRK2174: Build your adoption success hub


Upgrading from Skype for Business Online to Teams

These sessions will assist more technical roles to prepare for the transition from Skype for Business to Teams. From planning to migration, we’ve the session for you.  Find out more about what you need to know to have a smooth transition:

BRK3232: Plan and implement a successful upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

BRK3217: Optimizing coexistence on your path to Teams


Extending Platform and Apps

If you’re interested in understanding the available (and brand new) APIs and extensibility capabilities of the Microsoft Teams platform, make sure to attend these information-packed sessions. In each session we will share how organizations can deliver the real power of the Microsoft Teams platform, to their people:

BRK2243: Drive digital transformation using apps in Microsoft Teams

BRK1077: Streamline your business processes with Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Power Platform


In addition to all these great sessions, we encourage you to stop by the Microsoft Teams booth in the Ignite Hub where you can talk shop with our experts and get hands on with the product and our rich ecosystem of Microsoft Teams devices. We would love to hear your feedback and help you to plan, deploy, secure, and manage your Teams environment.



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