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10 Office 365 Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at Ignite 2016

As Microsoft’s fastest-growing business of all time and a core pillar of its cloud-first strategy, Office 365 is undoubtedly going to dominate much of the conversation at Ignite 2016 – taking place from September 26-30 in Atlanta, GA. Expect plenty of news and updates on Microsoft’s cloud productivity platform during the keynote – and expect that there will be a massive amount of sessions to attend based on just about anything you’d like to learn on the topic.

In fact, a quick search of the session catalog for “Office 365” turns up a whopping 398 sessions – which is nearly a third of all the sessions being presented at the event. Whether you’re looking for product roadmaps, business-oriented best practices, or technical deep dives, you’ll find plenty to dig into throughout the Ignite session catalog. It’s not much of a stretch to say that you won’t be able to attend them all, because Microsoft hasn’t added a self-cloning feature to Office 365…yet.

With some vigilance ahead of the event and a little help, though, you can ensure you get the information you need on Office 365 throughout Ignite. While there are more great-looking Office 365 sessions than we could ever list in a single blog post, we’ve put together a list of 10 that show the variety of enticing topics being covered.

Check out the list below, follow the hyperlinks to add any sessions that intrigue you to your calendar, and let us know what you’re most excited to see by leaving a comment!

Learn how SharePoint is reinventing content collaboration: vision and roadmap updates

Time and Date: 2:15pm-3:30pm on Monday, September 26

Presenters: Jeff Teper – Corporate Vice President, SharePoint and OneDrive, Microsoft; Seth Patton – General Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: Sure to be a hugely popular session, this presentation will share Microsoft’s vision for the future of SharePoint as well as new features and enhancements on the roadmap. With Microsoft’s cloud-first vision, expect this session to be Office 365-heavy but also potentially offer updates on SharePoint 2016 and hybrid functionality.

 

Peer behind the curtain – how Microsoft runs Exchange Online

Time and Date: 2:15pm-3:30pm on Monday, September 26

Presenter: Eddie Fong – Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: Who doesn’t like a good peek behind the curtain? This one should be especially exciting for Office 365 admins – giving a firsthand look at how Microsoft operates its massively popular and quickly growing Exchange Online service.

 

Discover what’s new and what’s coming for Office Delve

Time and Date: 2:15pm-3:30pm on Monday, September 26

Presenter: Mark Kashman – Senior Product Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: Roadmap sessions are sure to be popular throughout Ignite, and this one on Delve should be no exception. In sharing what’s new with the revolutionary enterprise search feature for Office 365, the presentation will cover new mobile experiences and much more.

 

Manage Office 365 more effectively: what’s new in Office 365 administration

Time and Date: 2:15pm-3:30pm on Monday, September 26

Presenter: Anne Michels – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: This one should be a must-see for Office 365 admins. You’ll likely walk away from this demo-heavy session with an understanding of new native features Microsoft recently added for Office 365 management.

 

Keep your OneDrive and SharePoint content safe

Time and Date: 9:00am-10:15am on Tuesday, September 27

Presenter: Chris McNulty – Sr. Product Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: With recent updates and the addition of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) functionality, Microsoft continues to show the importance of building security features into its Office 365 offering. This session will cover native features that are designed to help keep content safe in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

 

Transform knowledge management and collaboration with Office 365

Time and Date: 10:45am-12:00pm on Tuesday, September 27

Presenters: Dan Holme – Director of Product Marketing, SharePoint, Microsoft; Susan Hanley – President, Susan Hanley LLC

What to Expect: This promises to be a great introduction for organizations looking to better tap into Office 365 apps like SharePoint, Delve, Outlook, and Yammer to share more and collaborate better. Delivered by Holme and Hanley – two renowned SharePoint experts who have led sessions around the globe – it should be an entertaining one as well.

 

Get updates on OneDrive for Business

Time and Date: 10:20am-10:40am on Wednesday, September 28

Presenter: Reuben Krippner – Director of Product Management, Microsoft

What to Expect: Microsoft has positioned OneDrive for Business as a hugely significant app for user file sharing, sync, and collaboration. This session will showcase what’s coming next – not just for users, but for Office 365 admins managing the system as well.

 

So you found an Office 365 DLP violation…now what?

Time and Date: 12:40pm-1:00pm on Wednesday, September 28

Presenter: John Hodges – Vice President of Product Strategy, AvePoint

What to Expect: Microsoft’s native Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology in Office 365 is a great new feature that is helping organizations stay informed about security and compliance violations. But what do you need to do if you encounter one? Hodges will share best practices and available solutions to help build out a robust Office 365 data governance strategy.

 

Use the right tools to achieve project management success

Time and Date: 5:05pm-5:25pm on Wednesday, September 28

Presenters: Dux Raymond Sy – CTO, AvePoint Public Sector; Mike McLean – Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: Project Online is a quickly becoming an integral project management tool for organizations in the Microsoft Cloud – but is your company taking full advantage of it? Sy and McLean will share how Office 365 and other related technologies can deliver major value by enhancing project management.

 

Discover Office 365 Groups – overview, what’s new and roadmap

Time and Date: 10:45am-12:00pm on Thursday, September 27

Presenters: Amit Gupta – Group Program Manager, Microsoft; Christophe Fiessinger – Program Manager, Microsoft

What to Expect: Office 365 Groups are sure to be a frequently discussed topic throughout Ignite. This session should give you a solid intro to Microsoft’s new group collaboration solution, which is integrated across many of the most commonly used Office 365 apps – including SharePoint, Outlook, and Skype for Business. The presentation will also give you a look at what’s on the roadmap for the feature.

 

Join AvePoint at Ignite 2016

When you’re not attending sessions and stuffing your brain with copious amounts of Microsoft knowledge, be sure to stop by booth #1104. See our latest innovations for migrating, managing, and protecting Office 365 and SharePoint data – and don’t forget to put your name in the running for a brand new Ducati Scrambler!

Can’t Make it to Atlanta? Don’t miss our Ignite recap webinar! We’ll be sharing key lessons learned and bring clarity to the news that comes out of Atlanta to help you get ready for what’s next from Microsoft.

October webinar

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