Microsoft Ignite 2019 is Microsoft’s largest IT Pro conference and there are over 1,500 sessions to choose from. It is a challenge to find the most interesting sessions. Here is my personal selection of the top Microsoft 365 sessions around Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Intune and Security.

Microsoft Teams
Jared Spataro
Session Code: BRK009

If you are tasked with transforming workplace collaboration, this session is for you! Jared Spataro, CVP Microsoft 365, focuses on how Microsoft Teams can help you, sharing new updates in Teams, demonstrating how your peers are integrating their business processes with Teams, and discussing how to lead a successful deployment of Teams in your organization.

Modern management: How/why you do it now
Brad Anderson
Session Code: BRK008

Right now, the technology available to IT provides more opportunities for innovation than ever before. This innovation coincides with increasing needs and expectations from end users who want to be more connected, more productive, and have more freedom to work in a way that meets the unique needs of their job. In this demo-heavy keynote, Brad discusses how IT organizations can support the needs of their workforce with a “Modern Management” approach to Windows, Office, and your own apps. Also, learn how you can take the work Brad’s organization has done with Microsoft 365 and use it to delight and empower users – all while ensuring your organization’s data is safe and secure.

The latest innovations in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office for content collaboration in Microsoft 365
Jeff Teper
Session Code: BRK2053

Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart, and secure. Don’t miss this session—always a highlight of Microsoft Ignite—where Jeff Teper shares the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, employee engagement and communications, and knowledge management. Learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365—including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, and Office—integrate to power collaboration across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

Top new information protection capabilities announced at Microsoft Ignite
Alon Yardeni
Session Code: THR2097

We’ve announced several new capabilities that help you discover, classify, protect, and monitor your sensitive information. We know it can be a lot to absorb, so join us during this session for a «best of» view of what’s new, along with demo highlights!

Azure Active Directory: New features and roadmap
Alex Simons, Melanie Maynes, Sadie Henry, Libby Brown, Nadim Abdo
Session Code: BRK2130

For anyone working on or looking in to identity and access management in the cloud, come to this can’t-miss session to get updates on Azure Active Directory and our vision and roadmap areas for identity in the next year. You’ll hear about the newest features and experiences that provide seamless access for any identity, protect your organization from breaches, and use the latest open standards.

What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, including Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager (Part 2 of 2)
Paul Mayfield, Terrell Cox
Session Code: BRK3220

Dig deeper into the Microsoft endpoint management and get a peek into the roadmap. In part 2 of this session, we will focus on resource access, security, data protection, and compliance. See how integrations across Microsoft 365 deliver unique capabilities to secure Windows 10, iOS, iPadOS, Android, and Mac using Office 365 for the best user experience on all endpoints. This session will help IT decision makers and IT pros plan their endpoint management strategy and understand what’s new and what’s coming.

iOS and iPadOS device management with Microsoft Intune
Tiffany Silverstein, Andy Cerat
Session Code: BRK3219

Discover the features that make Microsoft Intune a leader for managing iOS and iPadOS devices as part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Dive into the demos for iOS 13 support, user enrollment, SSO automatic enrollment customization, and derived credentials.