An Insiders Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2019

By Jesse Gamble on October 22, 2019

Hey there, Office Insiders! It is t-minus one week (just about) until Ignite 2019 kicks off, and we are here today to give you a quick look into some of the sessions that you might want to keep an eye on. Even if you can’t attend Ignite in person, you can watch all the Ignite sessions live or on video on demand at their session pages. From learning more about the Office Insider program, to getting a deeper look at some of your favorite Office apps, here are five Ignite sessions that you will not want to miss!

What’s Amazing and New in Calendaring in Outlook – BRK2001 – November 4th, 4:30pm EST

Join us to learn about an abundance of improvements and new features that were released in Microsoft Outlook calendar this past year! Scheduling meetings and managing your calendar has never been easier, with intelligent meeting suggestions, new attendee tracking options, and one-click room booking. Your users will be excited about managing their invites and upcoming meetings without ever leaving their inbox. Beyond what’s already out, we hope you’ll also leave the session excited about the in-progress work for collaborative meetings and modernized free/busy time to help you seamlessly manage your work and personal life, and efficiently keep in touch with people inside and outside your organization. Oh, and one last thing: we will be showing off the new UX in Windows, Mac, and web!

The Future of Office: The Insiders View – BRK3298 – November 5th, 3:00pm EST

Come and hear from Microsoft CVPs Aleš Holeček and Tara Roth in this panel, moderated by Amesh Mansukhani, about improvements coming in the next year and aiming to make it easier for IT Admins and organizations to deploy Office 365 ProPlus. We will also hear from customers who recently successfully deployed Office ProPlus and share their experience & lessons learned. We will also discuss the pivotal role that the Office Insider program plays in the product development process and why your feedback, as Insiders, is critical.

The Future of OneNote: Notes Unleashed – BRK2087 – November 7th, 12:45pm EST

Come gaze into the crystal ball and discover the future of OneNote! Over the past year, the OneNote team has made huge strides with improved navigation creating a unified and familiar experience across devices. With improvements like an even faster, more robust and reliable sync engine and fan favorite features like Dark Mode, OneNote is the go-to for all modern organization and note taking. But, what’s coming next is still going to blow you away. Be the first to know what the OneNote team has in store for this year and beyond!

Go Behind the Curtain with the Office Insider Program: Your Feedback Shapes the Future of Office – THR2141 – November 7th, 4:55pm EST

Office Insiders play a key role in shaping the future of Microsoft Office. In this session, learn how feedback from Office Insiders has influenced the development of several Office 365 features. You’ll also learn why it’s a “must” for you to be an Office Insider if you’re involved in change management or validating line-of-business apps.

Embrace Digital Transformation With Office 365: How Key Customers Used O365 Features to Work More Effectively Together Plus Learn What’s New in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – BRK1018 – November 7th, 2:15pm EST

See how Office 365 can tackle real world scenarios with our collaboration and intelligence features: from inception to completion. Come hear from Microsoft customers who have used these new collaboration and intelligence features to transform their organizations and increase their productivity. We will also highlight some new features that will help you work smarter with analytics, intelligence, and modern inputs, to name a few, and discuss how to enable them in your organization.

There are many, many more sessions that you may want to watch, and you can browse through all of them in the Microsoft Ignite Sessions catalog. And, if you’re attending Ignite in person, be sure to come find our booth in the Modern Workplace and Modern Life area of the Hub.  We’ll be giving away our famous Office Insider socks!

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