Microsoft Ignite 2019 is an annual conference, which is being held November 4-8 at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. This event is huge with over 25,000 delegates ranging from technical developers, analysts, IT professionals to program, portfolio and project managers from all types of communities descending on Orange County.
Microsoft has a habit of making announcements at their annual conference and this year is no exception. For us project management folks, the new Microsoft Project will be unveiled and there are four tracks devoted to it.
The Future of Microsoft Project – Yes, the new Microsoft Project is here! Join this session and find out how the new version of Project, built on the Microsoft Power Platform, can help teams be more collaborative through Microsoft 365 tools and teams, offering successful outcomes and compliance.
Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner Reporting and Dashboards – An interactive session on how to build reports and dashboards for the new Project and Planner.
Deep Dive on the New Microsoft Project – This is an interactive session where you can experience all the details of the new Project. An in-depth session on everything you need to know to help you successfully deliver your projects.
The Power of the New Microsoft Project and Microsoft 365 – A demonstration of how the new Project fits within Microsoft 365. This session will walk delegates through an end-to-end scenario of a project from ideation to closure. Through the journey, they will demonstrate how AI, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Power BI, and IoT combined with the new Project experience can change the way teams work.
As well the tracks about the new Microsoft Project, there are over 1000 tracks to choose from. Also, there are four keynote speakers, and learning paths, networking, and an exhibiting hall.
99+% of Breaches Didn’t Occur Because Technology Failed Us. It’s Time to Fix the People Problem! 99+% of breaches and compliance failures didn’t occur because technology failed us. People are almost always to blame! A vast majority of users click on phishing links and install malicious apps while browsing online. The answer is to identify employees and weakness in your defenses, reduce employee-related risk. Raise your security whilst meeting regulatory and compliance obligations. Explore the integrated attack simulation and user training capabilities that have been added to Microsoft 365.
What’s New and What’s Next: Microsoft Search Management and Customization. An interactive session featuring Microsoft Search. Demonstrations include the new Graph Connectors and how Microsoft Search will let you create and customize search experiences around all of your enterprise content, regardless of where it resides. There is a roadmap example of how to modernize your existing SharePoint-based enterprise search experiences to take full advantage of Microsoft Search.
These are designed for delegates to select the path of their career. Industry professionals will then guide them to the modules that are required to meet their learning path.
Satya Nadella is CEO of Microsoft. Satya will open Microsoft Ignite 2019 on Monday, Nov 4, with other visionaries. They will be discussing the future of Microsoft and their vision for the global market.
There will be three technology keynotes during this week-long event from Microsoft technology leaders. The three different Keynotes will address IT and Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365. These will also offer product news about their new features and capabilities.
Unfortunately, this event is already sold out. However, it is possible to join a waiting list.
If you are unable to get into this year’s conference, you can join Microsoft Ignite 2019 remotely, via an online experience. By registering with a Tech Community account, you can create your schedule and gain access to live streams. These include the Vision Keynote with Satya Nadella and the three technology keynotes on IT and Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365.