Microsoft Ignite 2020: Must Watch Sessions

It’s time for my yearly list of sessions I recommend watching at Microsoft Ignite 2020 – coming up on Sep 22-24. If you can’t make it, remember these sessions (if it’s like years past) will be made available on-demand for up to a year!

Let’s talk about that “on-demand” concept for a moment. I am a huge fan of keeping my skills up to date, and one of my favorite ways of doing that is watching Ignite sessions. I watch these videos ALL the time – on a treadmill, on the couch on a Saturday morning streaming to the TV, on an airplane, late at night when I can’t sleep – every chance I get.

It’s so important to consume these resources as you’ll learn a ton, and be inspired by art of the possible to go read more about it and lab it up. Take advantage of this! This is your career – in your hands.

Note: This is my personal watch list, with my interest in Security, Compliance, and a little bit of Microsoft Teams.

Keynotes

Building Digital Resilience

The Future of Work

Achieve resilience with Security, Compliance, and Identity

Panos and Brad Unplugged—A Conversation About New Hybrid Workstyles with Windows and Microsoft 365

Zero Trust

Implementing the Zero Trust Maturity Model at Microsoft

Zero Trust – the road ahead

Zero Trust for all your users – employees, partners, vendors and customer

Assume Breach! Zero Trust attack response!

Integrating on-prem resources in your Zero Trust journey

Identity

Azure Active Directory: our vision and roadmap to help you secure remote access and boost employee productivity

Govern access for employees and partners with Azure Active Directory Identity Governance

Ninja skills: manage your Conditional Access policies at scale

Azure Active Directory best practices for managing your remote workforce

The science behind Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

Taking identity and privacy to a new level | Verifiable Credentials with decentralized identity using blockchain

Azure Active Directory Updates: What’s New, What’s Changed

Top 4 Active Directory Security Issues from 2 Years of Security Assessment

Security Operations

Modernizing your Security Operations

Improve SecOps with Azure Sentinel, your Cloud-Native SIEM

Updates to Microsoft Threat Protection

Stop attacks and reduce security operations workload by 50% with automated cross-domain security

Detect Unknown Threats with User and Entity Behavioral Analytics in Azure Sentinel

What’s new and what’s coming in Microsoft Cloud App Security with the hyper focus on remote work

Best practices for hunting across domains with Microsoft Threat Protection

Safeguard your multi-cloud apps and resources with the latest Cloud Security innovations

Compliance

Be a risk management hero with intelligent data protection and compliance solutions

Supercharge information protection and governance across cloud, on-premise, endpoints and remote work environments

Stop managing compliance with spreadsheets! Simplify and extend compliance beyond Microsoft 365

Don’t lose sleep over insider risks! Use the power of ML to identify and reduce your risk today

Be the first to know: What’s new in Microsoft Information Governance & Records Management

Microsoft Teams

Creating a resilient, inclusive, and hybrid workplace with Microsoft Teams

Power modern meeting experiences across the hybrid workplace using Microsoft Teams devices

Team Culture with Microsoft Teams

Interview with Matt Wade – How to deliver meetings like a rockstar in Microsoft Teams

Firstline Worker

Enable Business Continuity for your Firstline Workforce with Microsoft Teams

Modern Work Management

Playing chess on a trampoline: How to innovate in an era of uncertainty

Microsoft Endpoint Manager updates to enable work from anywhere

Introducing modern admin capabilities to better service Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Part 1

Ignite 2018: Matt’s list of recommended sessions

Microsoft Ignite 2018 is right around the corner, September 24 – 28 in Orlando Florida. While there are over 1591 sessions, I wanted to share with you the list of sessions that I will either be attending in-person or watching the on-demand version later when I get home. Please feel free to use this list to help create your personal schedule, or on-demand viewing list later. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @SosemanMatt and LinkedIn for updates while at Ignite. Here’s my recommendations from Ignite 2017 Enjoy!

Tip: Every year I spend ~200 hours watching Ignite sessions while running on the treadmill every evening or on an early Saturday morning to ensure I stay up to speed and keep my skills sharp. These sessions are addicting, and fun! They inspire me to go out and learn more, lab up a scenario, and gives me great stories to share with my peers, customers and partners.Click each session to be taken directly to that session’s page on the Microsoft Ignite website.

My Session: BRK3135 – Learn more about security and compliance for Microsoft Teams (Also working the Microsoft Secure Score booth throughout the week, come see me and connect!)

Must See:

THR2303 – How to Shift: Modern Desktop Deployment with Brad Anderson

GS008 – Microsoft security: How the cloud helps us all be more secure

GS006 – Modern teamwork: Transform collaboration and communications with Microsoft 365

GS004 – Simplify your IT management and level up with Microsoft 365

BRK3221 – Combat advanced cyber attacks with Microsoft Cloud App Security

BRK2158 – Elevate the security for all your cloud apps and services with the Microsoft CASB – Cloud App Security

KEY04 – Transform your workplace with Microsoft 365

BRK2295 – Sprint’s Microsoft 365 deployment acceleration strategies

BRK3401 – Azure Active Directory security insights with Conditional Access, Identity Protection, and reporting

BRK2468 – Security for your digital transformation

Office 365

BRK2102 – Better teamwork, together: SharePoint and OneDrive integration with Microsoft Teams

BRK2094 – The future of Yammer: Vision and roadmap

BRK2070 – New in Microsoft 365: Leadership engagement featuring live events

BRK2077 – Workplace Analytics & MyAnalytics: A review of data privacy and GDPR compliance

BRK2160 – The time for Teams: Scenarios to realize the value of Microsoft Teams

BRK2143 – Improving Health Team Collaboration using Microsoft Teams

BRK2140 – Accelerating GDPR compliance with Microsoft 365

BRK3398 – Best practices for a successful Video and Voice deployment on Microsoft Teams

BRK2440 – Citrix and Microsoft: Driving the future of work in the modern workplace, today!

BRK1059 – Enabling Firstline Workers with Microsoft Teams

BRK2393 – Get more done with Planner!

BRK2164 – The best (Outlook driven) day of your life

BRK2004 – The future of threat protection: Become efficient, cost effective, and more secure with Office 365 Threat Intelligence

BRK4002 – Securing your Office 365 environment from advanced phishing campaigns with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Enterprise Mobility + Security

BRK3272 – Authentication and passwords: The good, the bad, and the really ugly!

BRK3401 – Azure Active Directory security insights with Conditional Access, Identity Protection, and reporting

BRK3285 – Deep dive into evolution of Windows app management with Intune

BRK3006 – Defend against mobile threats and increase user productivity with Intune-managed Edge browser

BRK2018 – Efficiently manage security with Microsoft

BRK3241 – Enable Azure Active Directory Conditional Access to secure user access while unlocking productivity across Microsoft 365

BRK2157 – Ensure comprehensive identity protection with Microsoft 365

BRK2157 – Ensure comprehensive identity protection with Microsoft 365

BRK3029 – Lessons from the field: protecting corporate data on any device with Microsoft Intune

BRK3103 – Manage and secure iOS and MacOS devices and apps with Microsoft Intune

BRK3117 – SecOps and incident response with Azure Advanced Threat Protection: Protect, detect, and respond

BRK4001 – Secure enterprise productivity with Office 365 threat protection services including EOP, ATP, and Threat Intelligence

Windows 10 Enterprise

BRK3018 – Deploying Windows 10 in the enterprise using traditional and modern techniques

BRK3038 – Windows 10 in S mode: Why you should care and how it works

BRK3039 – Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus lifecycle and servicing update

BRK3017 – What’s new in Windows 10 mobile device management (MDM)

BRK3211 – Ask the experts: Successfully deploying, servicing, and managing Windows 10

BRK2420 – Beat the Windows 10 deployment clock

BRK3019 – Delivery Optimization deep dive: How to reduce internet bandwidth impact on your network

BRK3014 – Modern deployment with Windows Autopilot and Microsoft 365 (Part 1 of 2)

BRK3015 – Modern deployment with Windows Autopilot and Microsoft 365 (Part 2 of 2)

BRK2002 – Modern desktop deployment and management with Microsoft 365

Ignite 2017: Matt’s list of recommended sessions

Introduction: Microsoft Ignite 2017 is right around the corner, September 25 – 29 in Orlando Florida. While there are over 1536 sessions, I wanted to share with you the list of sessions that I will either be attending in-person or watching the on-demand version later when I get home. Please feel free to use this list to help create your personal schedule, or on-demand viewing list later. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @SosemanMatt for updates while at Ignite. Enjoy!

Matt’s Tip: Every year I spend ~200 hours watching Ignite sessions while running on the treadmill every evening or on an early Saturday morning to ensure I stay up to speed and keep my skills sharp. These sessions are addicting, and fun! They inspire me to go out and learn more, lab up a scenario, and gives me great stories to share with my peers, customers and partners.

Note: My list will be targeted at Microsoft 365 sessions, although I will have some other topics sprinkled about. Click each session to be taken directly to that session’s page on the Microsoft Ignite website.

Link to the Microsoft Ignite website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/default.aspx

Must See:

(If you don’t have time to watch anything else, watch these sessions.)

Office 365:

Microsoft Planner:

Microsoft Teams:

Bots:

SharePoint/OneDrive:

Security/Compliance:

Device Management:

Skype for Business:

Microsoft Stream:

StaffHub:

Surface:

Windows:

Edge: