Your guide to Power Platform at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is a week away. To help you make the most of the three-day digital event, we have rounded up the must-see sessions and speakers for all things Microsoft Power Platform. These are more than two dozen sessions designed to help IT professionals across roles and skill levels expand their knowledge of Microsoft Power Platform.

The first step is to register today for Microsoft Ignite to create your own session schedule and stay up to date prior to the event. Then, join the event on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, starting at 8:15 AM Pacific Time to start the Microsoft Ignite journey with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The packed line-up will stream to you live and on-demand, at no cost.

Why attend Microsoft Ignite?

Every year, thousands of people, from students to experienced IT professionals, converge on the event designed to provide you with action-ready skills to leverage Microsoft Power Platform and Microsoft Cloud. At this year’s Microsoft Ignite event, you can:

  • Learn the tools and technologies that help you create solutions you can build today. Join Technical Sessions to get inspired and learn the essentials for developing solutions across Microsoft technologies. Keep reading for our list of “must-see” sessions below.
  • Connection Zones: Grab a chair at Table Topics for live discussions on camera, and in chat. Get inspired by community experts, learn best practices, and discover helpful resources with other attendees. Product Roundtables offer two-way discussions between you and our product teams to share insights that will help shape the future of the products you use.
  • Connect with the community: Even in a digital format, the event offers you great opportunities to engage with the global community of developers who share your role and interest. Plus, you will hear first-hand engineers’ tips, tricks, and best practices to make the most of the digital tools you and your team use every day.


Day 1 activities kick off on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with pre-show content at 8:00 AM Pacific Time, followed by an incredible line-up of sessions and activities. If you want to build your skills by developing amazing experiences with Microsoft Power Platform, be sure to add the sessions below to your schedule.

Then set the stage for the technical sessions on Microsoft Power Platform with the Microsoft Ignite opening keynote presented by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, then drill down further on Microsoft Power Platform with a keynote by CVPs Charles Lamanna and Alysa Taylor.

Microsoft Ignite opening presented by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Debuts Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 8:15 AM to 8:50 AM Pacific Time

Our economy and society are undergoing a sea change of digitization. Satya will talk about emerging technology trends and innovations across the Microsoft Cloud that will transform every business and industry going forward.

Build a hyperconnected business

Debuts Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM Pacific Time

Organizations need the agility to respond rapidly and predict what’s next, and that requires a new approach to business solutions – one that harnesses data as a resource and turns its potential into power. Join us to learn how to build a digital foundation with the Microsoft Cloud that will carry your organization into the future.

Innovate anywhere from Multicloud to Edge

Debuts Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 10:25 AM Pacific Time

Discover how our latest innovations will help you secure, operate, and govern infrastructure, data, and applications across hybrid and multicloud; how to innovate at scale with end-to-end data capabilities in Azure; how to deliver the next gen of cloud-native applications, and how to empower cross-functional fusion teams of developers and employees to build productively with developer and low-code tools.

Day one Breakout Sessions

Take a deeper dive into topics that matter most to you. Be sure to add the sessions below to your schedule to learn valuable skills, techniques, and resources to develop exceptional experiences for Microsoft Power Platform.

Empower data-backed decision making with Power BI, Power Automate, and Azure Synapse Analytics

Debuts Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time. See session details for alternate times.

Join us to learn how Microsoft’s seamless solution empowers you to unlock limitless insights throughout your business at the pace of your business with Dynamics 365; Power BI; Power Automate; Azure Synapse Analytics; Azure Purview and Power BI Embedded.

Day two Breakout Sessions

Accelerate innovation with low-code applications using Power Platform

Debuts Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. See session details for alternate times.

Leverage fusion teams across your organization to build apps faster than ever before. Fusion teams allow you to accelerate innovation with applications by including representatives throughout your businesses, developers who own those experiences, and your IT leaders and admins managing them.

Learn how Power Platform orchestrates this entire process, see some great new features, and hear how our customers are succeeding with low code.

The future of business is seamless collaboration – how Teams and Power Platform engage your entire workforce

Debuts Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time. See session details for alternate times.

Microsoft Teams offers your employees the ability to connect and collaborate. When Teams is combined with the Microsoft Power Platform, you can create unique, custom business solutions that can be utilized by everyone, offering competitive advantages that will help you reach the top of your industry, or level the playing field with larger competitors. This session will exemplify the potential of what Teams and Power Platform can do for you.

On-Demand Sessions

Watch these pre-recorded sessions any time for insights, best practices, and tips to develop great experiences using Microsoft Power Platform and related technologies.

Big data analytics with Power BI

This session will dive into the latest Power BI investments for analytics over big data. Use hybrid tables for blazing fast query performance over multi-billion row datasets combining real-time capabilities – without the need to refresh the dataset. Learn how to unlock massive datasets for interactive analysis, accelerating time to insight, and reducing TCO.

Create compelling visual analytics experiences in your applications

Create compelling visual analytics experiences in your applications that add value and inspire users to make better decisions. Learn how to leverage Power BI Embedded and Azure App Services to white label analytics into your own apps without having to license every report consumer.

Take an in-depth tour of all the new announcements for Power Apps at Ignite

With key features covering the spectrum of professional and citizen developers, Power Apps allows teams to be more productive than ever before. Check out in-depth overviews and demos.

Empower your organization to build apps faster fusion teams

By combining your IT owners, along with your pro developers, along with makers in the business, you can enable fusion teams in your organization with features to enable app delivery unlike anything you’ve done before.

With built-in security out of the box, extensibility with IDEs and developer tools across the board, and a broad range of low code features, teams can come together to build apps fast.

Empower your organization to build more solutions with Power Platform

Microsoft developed the Power Platform to empower problem-solvers to build those backlogged solutions, from simple applications to return to workplace processes. Join this session to understand the 5 technologies that comprise the Power Platform and how to use those tools for a range of solutions.

New ways to add intelligence to your business with AI Builder

Accelerate your digital transformation by using AI Builder’s no-code capabilities to bring intelligence to your apps and workflows. See the newest features added to automate document processing. And learn how you can now bring your own custom models, like those trained in Azure ML into Power Platform.

Optimize how you work with RPA and process advisor in Power Automate

The new era for business requires every organization to find faster ways to deliver results, simpler ways of working and to reduce costs. With Power Automate, there are endless ways that organizations can streamline day-to-day business processes.

Join this session to learn about new robotic process automation capabilities (RPA) and updates in process advisor to see how organizations can reduce churn and streamline how they work.

Return to the workplace confidently with low-code solutions built using Power Platform

Empower your organization to remain agile and adapt to changing hybrid working circumstances using the Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution. Reopen and keep your business open responsibly by monitoring intelligently and protecting your employees continuously with the Return to the Workplace solution.

Build secure solutions fearlessly in Power Platform
Empower your organization to build robust and secure solutions while adhering to governance policies. Using the Power Platform Admin Center and Center of Excellence starter kit, learn how your organization can grow adoption of Power Platform while following governance best practices and maintain visibility in your organization’s low code solution development.

See you at Microsoft Ignite

We look forward to seeing you at Microsoft Ignite so you can start or grow your Microsoft Power Platform practice with the enhancements we unveil.