Why attend

From high-level strategy and deep product dives to hands-on labs and immersive experiences—the insights and connections you’ll gain at Microsoft Ignite are great for your company and your career.

Which role best describes you?

IT Implementers

Find expertise that aligns with your priorities as an IT pro, and explore the trends and strategies that help you achieve your learning goals.

diving in to tech through sessions


Ignite has ramped up its level of advanced and expert sessions. Now, whether you want to learn something new at a foundational or intermediate level, or you want to dive deep into familiar Microsoft technologies at an advanced or expert level, Ignite has you covered.
On demand sessions

systemic transformation

Learning labs

Significant investment and focus went into this year’s lab activities. Get hands-on with priority technologies diving deep into core workloads across Microsoft 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, and more. Expert led hands-on labs and instructor led labs will be available in the Learn. Connect. Explore. area of the conference.

range of e-learning activities

Learning path

Over 20 learning paths based on roles and priorities help you identify activities that align with your learning goals, including recommendations for: Breakout and theater sessions, hands-on activities, certification exams, expo and showcase experiences, and continued learning links.

Featured sessions 2018

  • Getting started with Microsoft Azure and Azure Portal (Foundational, 100 level)
  • Migrate to Azure now - move your apps to the cloud (Intermediate, 200 level)
  • Securing your Office 365 environment from advanced phishing campaigns with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Expert, 400 level)
  • Rethinking your network architecture to get the most out of Office 365 (Advanced, 300 level)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing: An architectural overview (Advanced, 300 level)
  • Securing your Office 365 environment from advanced phishing campaigns with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Expert, 400 level)

New Features in Microsoft Teams

Anne Michels

“Take a look at all the new features that make Microsoft Teams an even better hub.”

What’s Coming Next for Autopilot

Michael Niehaus

“Windows Autopilot is all about simplification. How do we get a device configured for the way it needs to be, to make it a productive business device?”

Step into SharePoint

Dan Holme

“Learn what’s new for Teamwork, organizational news, and SharePoint spaces—immersive mixed reality experiences with SharePoint.”

Workshops and labs

Getting hands-on with cloud technology is essential to the success of today’s IT pros and developers. That’s why Microsoft Ignite delivers over 100 instructor-led technology workshops, over 60 Microsoft Immersion workshops, and 50+ hands-on labs with access to expert proctors.

Networking opportunities

Ignite is where IT pros connect and get their questions answered.

  • Chat with Microsoft product managers and engineering experts.
  • Get assistance using the “Expert Finder” tool in the MyIgnite app.
  • Swing by the Expert desk in the Microsoft Showcase for event guidance or to schedule a one-on-one with an expert.

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