That statement is most true for change management. In little over a week during Microsoft Ignite 2020, the SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer and Stream speakers will be firing on all cylinders delivering sessions for this year's conference – to give you that peek ahead with guidance and excitement – and to answer questions and engage along the way.
We’re to help – to push the end result in your favor. Some sessions are delivered via the Ignite website, while many live on the coming Microsoft 365 Adoption Center: Virtual Hub. This will both help IT pros, developers, and community champions prepare for the Ignite days and beyond (all links will go directly individual session pages - live or on-demand; note: pre-Ignite (before Sept.22.2020), some links may show the Virtual Hub landing page as a placeholder).
All SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Stream, Visio, and Lists sessions across five discovery categories (click each to jump to that section):
Steady your minds, find your favorites, and engage.
First, always suggest attending Jeff Teper & Jared Spataro’s overview sessions
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.
Catch Jeff’s session:
DB158 | “Enabling collaboration, communication, and knowledge sharing with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Cortex, and more” by Jeff Teper, CVP – SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams engineering (delivered three times):
DB158 | Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 12:15pm – 12:45pm PDT
DB158-R1 | Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 8:15pm – 8:45pm PDT
DB158-R2 | Wednesday, Sept. 23rd | 4:15am – 4:45am PDT
When, where, and how we work is fundamentally changing. Join Jared to learn about the risks and durable trends impacting teamwork, organizational productivity, and employee wellbeing. He’ll 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.
Catch Jared’s session:
KEY04 | “The Future of Work” by Jared Spataro, CVP – Microsoft 365 marketing (delivered three times):
KEY04 | Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 10:00am – 10:20am PDT
KEY04-R1 | Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 6pm – 6:20pm PDT
KEY04-R2 | Wednesday, Sept. 23rd | 2:00am – 2:20am PDT
Content and team collaboration with OneDrive, Microsoft Lists, Visio, and Planner
Microsoft 365 is designed to be a universal toolkit for teamwork – to give you the right tools for the right task, along with common services to help you seamlessly work across applications. OneDrive is the clear place to work across all files on web, desktop and mobile. SharePoint promotes the intelligent content service backbone that powers teamwork – to better collaborate on proposals, projects, and campaigns throughout your organization – and is integrated with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Lists, Planner, Visio and much more.
These sessions put teamwork first:
DB136 | “Embrace a New Way of Work with Microsoft 365” by Angela Byers and Shin-Yi Lim (delivered three times):
OD315 | "What’s new and coming to OneDrive" Jason Moore and Ankita Kirti (video on-demand)
"External sharing & collaboration with OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams" by Rafael Lopez-Uricoechea and Stephen Rice
"Deployment and configuration of OneDrive sync" by Gaia Carini and Carter Green
"Driving OneDrive adoption with a remote workforce" by Randy Wong and Lauren Khoo
"Get started with Microsoft Lists" by Lincoln DeMaris and Bharath Manoj Manda
"Microsoft Teams ❤ Microsoft Lists" by Michael W. Lam and Ansuman Acharya
"Organize business information with Microsoft Lists" by Miceile Barrett and Niket Jain
"Customize productivity apps with lists and libraries, Power Apps, and Power Automate" by Chakkaradeep (Chaks) Chinnakonda Chandran
"Designing the Microsoft Lists experience" by Ben Truelove and Christopher Wymer
"Working with files and lists in Microsoft Teams" by Mark Kashman
"Virtual health and collaboration with Microsoft Teams in healthcare" by Evan Westenberger, Daniel Canning, Kristina Behr and Tom McGuinness
OD249 | “Visio – now and beyond” by Mukul Kumar and Saurabh Gaur (video on-demand)
"Make data-driven decisions with Power BI and Visio" by Mukul Kumar and Shilpa Goyal
"Create data-driven diagrams with Excel and Visio" by Amit Oberoi and Prateek Sharma
"Enable visual, real-time collaboration in Microsoft Teams using Visio" Shilpa Goyal and Tripteesh Kaur
"Design and automate business processes using Microsoft Power Automate, Excel and Visio" by Shilpa Goyal and Prateek Sharma
"Web-based diagramming: design, share and collaborate with Visio for the web" by Aakanksha Raj and Shefali Birla
Planner and Tasks
"Get more done with Microsoft Planner" by Si Meng
"Managing task capabilities across Microsoft 365" by Holly Pollock
"Automate your Planner tasks workflow" by Jackie Duong
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:
Ask the Experts: “Embrace a New Way of Work with Microsoft 365”
ATE-DB136B | Wednesday, Sept. 23rd | 9:00pm – 9:30pm PDT
ATE-DB136C | Thursday, Sept. 24th | 5:00am – 5:30am PDT
Project Cortex, knowledge discovery and content intelligence
Our world is rapidly transforming. The amount of data each of us must process is ever increasing. Project Cortex applies advanced AI to accelerate knowledge discovery and content management. Project Cortex automatically organizes content and expertise across your systems and teams, helping you to create topic pages that deliver just-in-time knowledge in the apps people use every day. And Project Cortex enables you to build no-code AI models that understand content, extract important information, and apply metadata to improve compliance, and accelerate content-centric business processes.
These sessions will find you before you find them:
DB154 | "Project Cortex: Knowledge discovery and content intelligence in Microsoft 365" by Naomi Moneypenny and Chris McNulty (delivered three times):
“Connect people with knowledge and expertise in Microsoft 365” by Rebecka Isaksson
"Rolling out Project Cortex at DXC Technology, Mott MacDonald, and Protiviti" by Britt Boston, Simon Denton, Kirk Barrett, and Antonio Maio
"How to Successfully Activate and Adopt Project Cortex" by Nkem Okoye, Lauri Ellis and James Eccles
"Step-by-Step: How to Build a Document Understanding Model using Project Cortex" by Mingquan Xue and Sean Squires
"Knowledge Managers: What you need to know to plan & manage topics for your organization" by Eric Gradel and Naomi Moneypenny
"Getting started with metadata and taxonomy on content in Microsoft 365" by Anupam Francis and Sudha Narayanan
"Metadata Services in Microsoft 365: Deep Dive" by Anupam Francis
There will also be two (2x) Ask the Experts opportunities 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:
Ask the Experts: “Project Cortex: Knowledge discovery and content intelligence in Microsoft 365”
ATE-DB154 | Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 7:30pm – 8:00pm PDT
ATE-DB154-R1 | Wednesday, Sept. 23rd | 5:45am – 6:15am PDT
Employee engagement and the intelligent intranet
Intranets remain a mission critical tool of digital transformation. They bring together multiple pieces of information, processes, and people to empower organizations to keep employees engaged and informed and to share knowledge and expertise. Modern SharePoint, along with Yammer and Microsoft Stream, is ready to power your entire intelligent intranet with more engaging, easier to create site and web content experiences that provide industry-leading time to value across mobile, web, and desktop.
These sessions will make you intelligent about the intelligent intranet:
OD314 | “Supercharging communications and employee engagement with Microsoft 365” by Sebastien Fouillade and Kasia Krzoska (video on-demand)
"SharePoint Communication Sites & the Modern Intranet: What's New" by Debjani Mitra and Andy Haon
"The Intranet is Dead. Long Live the Intranet. The SharePoint Intranet Vision and Strategy" by Adam Harmetz and Tejas Mehta
"SharePoint News: What's New & What's Coming" by Brian Vannoy and Patrick Kelleher
"Living in Teams? Now, so does your intranet!" by Tejas Mehta and Prateek Dudeja
"How to Author Dynamic Intranet Pages and News: Tips and Tricks" by John Sanders and Rachel Lambert
"Liven up your Intranet with SharePoint Spaces" by Matt Crisler
"Architecting your intelligent intranet with SharePoint global navigation, hubs, and site designs" by Melissa Torres and Dieter Jansen
"Build a Beautifully Designed Intranet: Tips and Tricks" by Katie Swanson and Cathy Dew
"Build and launch a SharePoint Home Site: Tips and Tricks" by DC Padur and Adam Ford
"Best practices for optimizing performance of SharePoint sites and portals in Microsoft 365" by Scott Stewart and Suyog Gadgil
"Behind the Scenes: Architecting web apps and portal systems for scale & performance" by Andrey Esipov and Aninda Ray
"Creating an accessible SharePoint" by James Jackson, Ben Truelove and Wenvi Hidayat
"What is SharePoint and How Can I Use It?" by Dave Cohen and Nicole Woon
OD271 | "What's New for Microsoft Stream and Video in Microsoft 365" by Marc Mroz Owen Paulus
"Video in Microsoft 365" by Segun Bright and Struan Robertson
"What's New for Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordings" by Brad Gussin and Joe McClanahan
IT pro administration, migration, and the developer platform
With growing digital data in your organizations, need for simplified governance of this corporate data and staying current in compliance are becoming critical for business’s success. With OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft 365, your data is in the most secure and compliant place. And we continue the journey to modernize the entire admin experience. The new admin and security centers offer much more control for migration, compliance, and overall management of your modern workspace.
And, devs, we got you covered, too: yo @microsoft/sharepoint --solution-name "hello-Ignite-2020." Dive into the latest SharePoint Framework innovation, Microsoft Graph power, and all the PnP goodness.
These sessions give you the control to manage and customize your Ignite IT needs to custom apps and APIs:
"Monitor and manage SharePoint in Microsoft 365" by Dave Minasyan, Rk Menon and Trent Green
"What’s new to easily migrate your content to Microsoft 365" by Eric Warnke and Yogesh Ratnaparkhi
"Turbocharging Microsoft 365 cloud user experiences" by Shyam Narayan
"Developing solutions across Microsoft 365 with SharePoint Framework" by Luca Bandinelli
"Kick-start your solution development with Microsoft 365 PnP" by Vesa Juvonen
“What’s new in Security & Compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive” by Sesha Mani
"Simplify email and data migration to Microsoft 365 with Microsoft’s migration service [FastTrack]" by Tom Wisnowski
Virtual Booth hours to meet with product group team members (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):
Other product related, pre-Ignite 2020 session guides
You can also review the following related guides to other technology:
"Your Guide to Microsoft Teams @ Ignite 2020" by @MicrosoftTeamsTeam
“Official Guide to Yammer and Employee Engagement at Microsoft Ignite 2020” by @Michael Holste
“Microsoft Search at Ignite 2020” by @Bill Baer
"Buckle up and get ready for Ignite 2020!" by @Microsoft365Dev [Developer blog]
"Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2020 – Task Management Edition" by @Shin-Yi Lim
Ignite 2020 (September 22-24) [virtual]
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