Unleash productivity with these Microsoft Teams breakout sessions at Microsoft Ignite
Published Sep 11 2018 09:23 AM 29.1K Views

 We’ve seen the impact that teamwork has had in the world. But what if your team could achieve even more?


At Ignite, we’ll share how Microsoft 365 will unleash you and your teams’ productivity. There are 49+ sessions on Microsoft Teams where you can learn about the latest advancements, connect with experts, and get your questions answered. Here’s our quick rundown of which sessions you shouldn’t miss!




GS006: Modern Teamwork: Transform collaboration and communications with Microsoft 365

First, watch Lori Wright, General Manager of Microsoft 365, and Jeff Teper, CVP of Office, OneDrive & SharePoint, as they unveil exciting new capabilities that enable modern teamwork. In this action-packed session, see the latest advancements in Microsoft Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, and Outlook. Gain insights from customers who have transformed their workplace through teamwork and collaboration. Most importantly, discover how you can use Microsoft 365 in your own organization to empower your teams to achieve more.


 Don’t miss out!  Add this to your Ignite schedule builder today or watch the live stream at 2:15 PM ET September 24.


 Lori Wright, General Manager, Microsoft 365 MarketingLori Wright, General Manager, Microsoft 365 Marketing

General Session:

Lori Wright

General Manager

Modern Teamwork: Transform collaboration and communications with Microsoft 365

Monday 24th, September 2018

Room: OCCC South Building Hall B

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM



Next, we’ve categorized relevant sessions to help you find the best alignment to your roles and requirements. If you were planning on leaving early on Friday 28, September you may want to reconsider. Use the Session Builder tool to plan your perfect Ignite week and check out these recommendations


Teams Core Fundamentals

These sessions are jam-packed with information about current and new features, as well as some guidelines around trouble shooting, architecture and compliance:

BRK2159: What's new in Microsoft Teams, The hub for teamwork

BRK2161: Microsoft 365, Built for Teamwork

BRK3118: Microsoft Teams Architecture Update

BRK3120: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams

BRK3126: What’s new in EDU? Updates to Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education

BRK3135: Learn more about security and compliance for Microsoft Teams

BRK3140: Microsoft Teams in the Government Cloud

BRK3231: Collaboration on the Go with the Microsoft Teams Mobile App

BRK3370: Innovation of Microsoft Teams built on a foundation of quality

BRK4012: How to manage Microsoft Teams effectively



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.

BRK2169: Reaching broader audiences with Microsoft Teams live events

BRK2188: Intelligent meetings in Microsoft Teams

BRK3168: Intelligent Communications across devices in Microsoft Teams

BRK3232: Collaborative Calling and Business Voice in Teams


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: 

BRK2143: Improving Health Teams Collaboration using Microsoft Teams

BRK2160 : The time for Teams: Scenarios to realize the value of Microsoft Teams

BRK2189: Success with Teams Customer Panel – Best practices for large scale enterprise deployments

BRK2366: Find out how one of the biggest retailers in Europe is using Microsoft Teams

BRK3170: Driving Teams Adoption: Enabling the modern workplace with O365 & Microsoft Teams


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:

BRK2190: Delighting your End Users: Facilitating a smooth transition from Skype for Business to Team...

BRK3141: Designing your path from Skype for Business to Teams: Start Here!

BRK3142: Planning a seamless migration from Skype for Business to Teams for IT Admins

BRK3230: Learn How Microsoft Does IT:  The Journey from SfB to Teams


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:

BRK3113: Deep dive into the Administration Portal for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

BRK3138: Managing Client Deployments and Updates for Microsoft Teams

BRK4013: Quality in Meetings and Calling in Microsoft Teams Deep dive

BRK3169: Understanding calling usage and diagnosing call failures in Microsoft Teams

BRK2461: How to choose, deploy and manage the right Teams Devices

BRK4014: Deep dive on Office 365 Direct Routing

BRK4016: Understanding Media Flows in Microsoft Teams

BRK3229: Everything you need to know about Skype for Business Server

BRK3124: How Skype for Business on-premises customers can take advantage of Teams meetings


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:

BRK2453: Drive Digital Transformation through Apps in Microsoft Teams

BRK3119: Deep Dive into Building Apps for Microsoft Teams

BRK2463: Introduction to programmable voice and video in Microsoft Teams

BRK3122: Connecting Microsoft Teams to third-party meeting room devices with Cloud Video Interop

BRK3136: How to manage secure, custom applications in Microsoft Teams



Learning Paths

Learning Paths are role-based recommendations on how to plan your week at Microsoft Ignite. Choose from the below Learning Paths 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.


Unified Communications Manager

I’m a veteran Unified Communications IT Pro and support my organization’s Enterprise Voice infrastructure. I’m interested in learning how we can better leverage the cloud for our voice/communications needs and am looking to learn more about the future of Intelligent Communications at Microsoft, including the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. More info


Application Administrator – Teamwork

I manage all enterprise teamwork and collaboration applications, including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and Yammer. I am looking for best practices on how to better leverage the Office 365 teamwork suite of product and services to solve many of our existing business challenges. I also want to dive deep into configuration, management and customization best practices within each of the teamwork applications.  More information


User Productivity Manager

I am the Productivity Manager for a large enterprise organization that has been fully deployed on Office 365 for the past several years and we are in the process of transitioning to Microsoft 365. Our leadership looks to me to understand our internal stakeholder’s business process requirements and to provide recommendations on what productivity tools to use. I work with IT to get these tools implemented and adopted throughout the organization. More information


In addition to all these great sessions, we encourage you to stop by the Teamwork & Intelligent Communications Booth and meet with the team. We would love to hear your feedback and help you to plan, deploy, secure and manage your Teams environment.




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