Agenda

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  • September 24

    Monday

  • September 25

    Tuesday

  • September 26

    Wednesday

  • September 27

    Thursday

  • September 28

    Friday

Pre-Day workshops

Add a full-day immersive session covering core Microsoft products and solutions.

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Diversity and Tech Pre-Day workshops and reception

Celebrate the facets and faces of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

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Certification

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Microsoft Ignite 101

Don’t miss this overview of the conference if you’re a first-time attendee.

Breakfast and lunch are provided for Pre-Day workshops. Agenda is subject to change.

Pre-day workshops

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This Pre-Day Workshop, designed for data engineers and data scientists, shows how to use Azure Databricks to perform exploratory data analysis (EDA), develop machine learning pipelines, and use the APIs and algorithms available in the Spark MLlib DataFrames API. It also covers parallelizing machine learning algorithms at a conceptual level. The workshop focuses on using Apache Spark for data analysis and building models using MLlib, while limiting the time spent on machine learning theory and the internal workings of Spark.

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Get a crash course on all of the developer frameworks, APIs, and tools that Microsoft has released in the AI space. Dive in from the ground up and learn how you can plug into Microsoft Cognitive Services RESTful APIs to access the latest and greatest intelligence and integrate it into your apps and solutions. Also, learn how you can build better customer experiences with intelligent bots using Microsoft Bot Framework.

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

This Pre-Day offers important architectural guidance to help you navigate through the deeper technical sessions throughout the week. We cover:

  • Building a business case and identifying the right use cases for hybrid cloud solutions
  • Assembling the right team, and skills you should invest in
  • Designing modern, cloud-native applications to solve real business problems
  • Planning, deployment, and operations for the Azure Stack lifecycle
  • Integrating Azure Stack with existing on-premises systems

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign-up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

“The regulatory landscape is increasingly complex and constantly changing. During the compliance pre-day external industry experts will share their perspective on today’s compliance landscape and the path organizations should consider to achieve a culture of compliance. You will learn from our Microsoft product teams our latest pro-active and re-active compliance solutions and how to classify and govern their digital estate and react to regulatory requirements such as GPDR with precision. At the end of the day you will be equipped to create specific action plans to adopt compliance solutions with confidence.”

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Containers are the next evolutionary step in virtualization. Companies of every size and from all industries are embracing containers to deliver highly available applications with greater agility in the development, test and deployment cycle. The container fest covers various phases of application migration to the cloud using container technologies, offering hands on experience with technologies including Docker, Service Fabric, Kubernetes, Container Instances, and more.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Join this comprehensive Dashboard in a Day (DiaD) Pre-Day training to understand and explore Microsoft Power BI as a solution for business data collaboration. Learn how to: connect to, import, and transform data from a variety of sources; build real data models, author and publish Business Intelligence reports; and customize and share “creations” for collaboration, including mobile device sharing. Meet with Power BI product managers for a tour of what’s new and exciting.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign-up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

During this intensive workshop, become familiar with the mandatory tasks performed by hackers or penetration testers in order to check for misconfigurations and vulnerabilities. Discover the forgotten regions in the operating system where you will find the not-so-obvious settings that help a lot in the hardening process. Learn about the latest tools to support you in your everyday tasks, and leave with a checklist for reviewing your own infrastructure security.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Cloud experts introduce you to cloud-native applications development, share best practices, and guide you through hands-on labs covering:

  • Cloud-native applications, architecture patterns and key technologies
  • Design and development using serverless technologies like Azure Functions
  • Integration - connect applications and data with 200+ out-of-the-box connectors
  • Use existing 1st and 3rd party APIs
  • Build highly responsive, mission-critical applications with Azure CosmosDB

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Your business requires you to share company information both inside and outside the company. Join the Microsoft 365 team and learn how combining Azure Information Protection, Windows Information Protection, and Office Data Loss Protection allows you to classify data based on sensitivity, add labels manually or automatically, encrypt sensitive data and define usage rights, and apply protection without interrupting work, on and off your company's devices. Gain more control over your shared data.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Get insight into Microsoft’s perspective on virtual data centers from a networking point of view. Go deep in this instructor-led hands-on lab to create and use virtual networks, an ExpressRoute circuit, application gateway, load balanced VMs, NSG, UDR, firewall appliances, and more.

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

This day has it all! Beginning enthusiasts, intermediate makers, and even advanced business application platform experts will benefit. Choose from guided projects leveraging PowerApps, Flow and CDS, or stretch yourself through a set of intermediate to advanced PowerApps and Flow challenges. Proctors and experts from the product teams guide you and answer questions.

Gain hands-on experience and leverage mini-clinics that cover fundamentals, product capabilities, tips, tricks, and best practices.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee. Be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

In Azure, security and management are a joint responsibility between Microsoft and our customers. We recommend every production virtual machine is secure and well managed with security, backup, and monitoring in place. Get hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure security and management tools including Azure Security Center, Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Monitor and Log Analytics, Azure Cost Management, Azure Policy, and more. Led by experts from Redmond-based engineering teams.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Join this Pre-Day to understand the technology and tools available through Dynamics Lifecycle Services and Visual Studio Online to support implementation and deployment of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Learn about best practices and tools commonly used through an implementation to support the management of business processes, data, code, and environments. Requires knowledge of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and experience in previous AX 2012 implementations.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign-up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Learn how to best utilize the end-to-end suite of the Microsoft 365 teamwork tools within your organization to help increase collaboration and productivity while remaining secure and compliant. Deep dive topics and hands-on learning focus onreal-time communication, sharing and managing content, and working together seamlessly across the organization using Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365 Groups, and Yammer. Leave with a customized plan to approach collaboration in your organization.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select this Workshop!

Optimize the user experience for document-centric collaboration in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365. Explore the principles of SharePoint information architecture; creation of managed content team sites integrated into Microsoft 365; and deploying Office Lens and content types to ensure content is “born” managed. Learn to analyze, discover, and reuse preexisting content from the Microsoft Graph; use document libraries, MMS, Flow, and search; and establish information governance policies.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Hear best practices to discover application dependencies and strategies for moving databases, servers, and files. We demo hands-on migration from on-premises environments running in VMWare, Hyper-V, and physical servers. Try Azure services like Azure Migrate, Database Migration Service, and Azure Site Recovery and learn how to land the application in a mix of IaaS Azure VMs and Azure files. Hear strategies for upcoming end of support for Windows Server 2008 and R2, and SQL Server 2008 and R2.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Learn how to configure an end-to-end deployment of Microsoft Intune. Learn to deploy, manage and secure your Windows 10, iOS, Android and OSX devices from the cloud; control access to corporate resources using Azure AD Conditional Access; implement a data loss prevention strategy, and hear how Microsoft Graph is simplifying IT ops. Bring a Windows 10 and an iOS/Android device and follow along as we step through common user scenarios. Join our closing Q&A and get help from Microsoft PMs.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Learn what it means to modernize your deployment and management of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus using the Microsoft 365 platform. In this workshop we deep dive topics including Windows AutoPilot, Azure Active Directory, Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft Intune. We look into readiness and assessment tools with Windows Analytics to help modernize your approach to updates, and learn bridging techniques to build a path between traditional and modern IT.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

This workshop outlines all you need to know to adopt OneDrive and drive usage and adoption, enabling collaboration and teamwork. We cover how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive; how leveraging new features like Flow can help to transform your business; and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption. Learn from customer experts how they transformed their organizations, leading to a new collaboration culture with OneDrive, SharePoint and Exchange.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Employees are more mobile than ever andaccessing and protecting company resources is a growing concern. Join Microsoft engineering product groups to learn how to use the security features of Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) with Office 365 and Windows to deliver world-class productivity with enterprise-grade security. This deep dive covers different scenarios such as conditional access and Windows Hello for Business, including key decisions to make, best practices, and debugging tips.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

New regulatory requirements, device proliferation, and a shift of the corporate firewall to the user have challenged organizations of all sizes. Learn about the tools and capabilities designed to keep your sensitive content secure. Implement multi-geo scenarios with SharePoint and OneDrive to satisfy data residency requirements. Use conditional access to manage how and when information is accessed and on what devices. Leverage intelligence to secure and manage your content to meet new and existing regulations including the GDPR.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Sign into the Microsoft Ignite registration website to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

This workshop provides the tools and resources to successfully train all users so they can realize their full productivity potential. You’ll leave with a custom end-user training and adoption plan that includes step-by-step guidance on:

  • Change management planning and best practices
  • Training content, resources and delivery
  • Creating an internal champions framework
  • Customer testimonials
  • End-user communication templates and tactical training delivery
  • Success tracking and leadership engagement

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so sign up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

This Pre-Day is spent learning about optimizing network connectivity to Office 365. Learn the pros and cons of each connectivity model to Office 365 (proxied, direct, ExpressRoute), how each major service connects, and how to optimize it. We discuss the Microsoft global network and how best to connect your network to it. In addition, learn the process for performance optimization and what tests to perform in a troubleshooting engagement.

We’ll give a Surface Laptop to one lucky attendee, so be sure to sign-up!

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $500. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

Diversity and Tech workshops

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The Business and Technology Pre-Day returns to Microsoft Ignite with a new name — the “Diversity and Tech Pre-Day”— as we celebrate the wonderful facets and faces of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Join us for an afternoon of personal and professional inspiration in developing your diversity superpower, gain practical advice for advancing your career in technology and hear from our tech superstars on how to advocate for yourself at work. Get to know your peers who are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and learning how to make a positive impact. We warmly welcome all who are passionate about diversity and inclusion in tech to participate! This Pre-Day features an Empower Lunch session, two highly interactive workshops and an evening reception.

Add this Pre-Day Workshop to your registration for $199. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!

The Business and Technology Pre-Day returns to Microsoft Ignite with a new name — the “Diversity and Tech Pre-Day”— as we celebrate the wonderful facets and faces of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

This Diversity and Tech Pre-Day add on is for those who plan to attend Technical Pre-Day workshops and still participate in Diversity and Tech activities. This add on includes an Empower Lunch session, one interactive afternoon workshop and an evening reception that perfectly complements the Technical Pre-Day schedule.

Add this to your registration for $99. Visit the Microsoft Ignite registration website and sign in to your registration record to select your Pre-Day Workshop!