The Outlook guide to Microsoft Ignite 2017
Published Sep 20 2017 03:12 PM 4,061 Views

Hey all, hope you are getting excited for Ignite! We have a great slate of sessions scheduled this year for Outlook, spanning each of our different client and key scenarios like groups and calendaring. To make it easier to find us in Orlando, I've pulled together a list of the core sessions you should look at attending to hear about all things Outlook. And of course, you can always swing by the Outlook & Groups booths to meet the team.


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Looking forward to seeing you there! 


Key topic breakouts

75 minutes session diving deep into they key topics of the week.

  • What's new and what's coming in the Microsoft Outlook family of apps (BRK2251) - We've been improving the Microsoft Outlook apps for Windows, Mac, mobile, and web - adding new features and enhancing existing features. Attend this session to learn how Outlook is getting better for both the "me" space (one-to-one) and the "we" space (groups in Outlook), and see live demos of some of the exciting updates. Wednesday, September 27 at 2:15 PM
  • Deploying and using Outlook mobile in the Enterprise (BRK3184) - We cover the fundamentals of how to securely deploy the best mobile messaging client in your Office 365, hybrid, or on-premises environment. We also cover the latest feature roadmap and our improvements to our compliance and architecture. Wednesday, September 27 at 9:00 AM
  • Improvements and innovations in calendaring with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange (BRK3185) - Learn about recent and upcoming investments to help users manage their time and stay in control of the day ahead. Topics cover shared and delegate calendars, Cortana meetings scheduling, time and location suggestions, and the re-architecting of calendaring in Office 365 to improve user satisfaction. We also review calendar best practices and discuss troubleshooting tools and methodologies used to investigate and resolve calendar issues. Thursday, September 28 at 10:45 AM
  • Group collaboration in Microsoft Outlook (BRK2252) - Join us during this session to learn about how to empower people in your organization to better collaborate over email using groups in Outlook. We share the common use cases, and how Outlook is evolving to meet the collaborative needs of your organization and breaking down barriers when working with people outside your organization. During the session we show you the experiences with group conversations, triaging group activity, collaborating with files, tracking group calendar, working with external people and more, in the various Outlook clients (Windows, Web, Mac, Mobile) and how you can use them. We also share our latest product road map for groups in Outlook to help people work together brilliantly. Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00 AM
  • What can you do with Office 365 Groups in Outlook? (BRK1074) - During this session we show a 360 degree view of all the capabilities that are available in Groups for Outlook to help your users collaborate better. We demonstrate the group capabilities that exist in the different Microsoft Outlook clients (Windows, Web, Mac, Mobile). Thursday, September 28 at 9:00 AM


Quick-hitting theater & demo sessions

Have a busy schedule? Stop by these 20 min sessions to get the highlights on what is new.


AMA style Ask the Experts

Exchange and Outlook mega "ask the experts" - One email and calendaring experts session to rule them all! Bring your questions about Microsoft Exchange or Outlook, and experts from engineering and support will be on hand to answer. Topic areas represented include Exchange Server on-premises; Exchange Online; Outlook apps; top support issues; Exchange hybrid; groups in Outlook; and due to popular demand from Ignite 2016, calendaring. Tuesday, September 26 12:30 PM


Developing for Outlook

Interesting in integrating your business’ workflows into Outlook? Check out these sessions.

  • What’s new and what’s coming for Actionable Messages in Outlook (BRK2195) - this past year was huge for Microsoft conversations platform and we’re excited to share new capabilities as well as what’s on the roadmap. You can build mature workflows and experiences that let users seamlessly run their business in Microsoft Outlook and Teams across Windows, Web, mobile and Mac. See the latest integrations our partners have built to engage their users and how customers are leveraging them to jumpstart productivity. Come learn how to turn your workflows into actionable messages so users can do tasks like approving an expense report, filling out a survey or timesheet – all without leaving your Office applications! Tuesday, September 26 at 12:45 PM
  • What’s new and what’s coming for Outlook add-ins including Office 365 Centralized Deployment (BRK321... - Join us to learn about what’s new with Outlook add-ins. At the end of the session, you’ll know how to build add-ins for Android and ensure your solution is available to the right set of users through Office 365 Centralized Deployment. We’ll also spend some time showing you how to integrate add-ins with Microsoft Graph. Finally, look out for an awesome Outlook add-in built by one of our Partners that we’ll showcase in this session. We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday, September 27 at 2:15 PM
  • Build intelligent line-of-business apps leveraging Outlook/Exchange data, using Microsoft Graph (BRK... - earn how to quickly and easily build responsive apps and services using Outlook/Exchange REST APIs exposed through Microsoft Graph! It is now easier than ever to use industry-standard technologies to connect to Office 365, & hybrid Exchange 2016 from any platform. Build apps that connect your or your customer’s business processes with their mail, calendar, people, tasks, and mailbox settings. Come and find out about the new APIs we have added for conference room booking, inbox rules, categories and much more!  We will also cover tips and tricks to move from Exchange Web Services (EWS) to Microsoft Graph, and best practices for scale and performance. Friday, September 29 at 10:45 AM

Hopefully this post will help you build your schedule and get the most out of your time at this year's conference!

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