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5 Microsoft Teams Deep Dive Sessions I’m looking forward to at Microsoft Ignite


Microsoft Ignite is just days away now. I’m really looking forward to it. I am presenting two theatre sessions:

Microsoft Teams: Real-world tips for success – THR2069, Wednesday, 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

Microsoft Teams: Real-world troubleshooting – THR4004, Thursday, 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

It would be great to see you at my sessions, but here are 5 I’m deep dive sessions I’m really looking forward to and would recommend.


Microsoft Teams architecture update

Bill BlissMicrosoft

Join us for a deep dive into the architecture of the Teams clients and the microservices it talks to: who does what, how and where data is stored, and how it’s kept secure and compliant. Learn about our investments to improve performance, reduce memory use and network bandwidth, deliver rich new “One Microsoft” features, and how we’re re-writing our clients on a new platform while still releasing every week. Learn how Teams will support VDI, and about the latest enhancements to the scalable microservices that power Teams.

Tuesday, November 5 OCCC W312 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM


Security and compliance in Microsoft Teams

Christopher BryanMicrosoft Praveen VijayaraghavanMicrosoft Hugo FerreiraVale

Join us to learn how the advanced security capabilities of Microsoft Teams help you create policies to secure your information and protect company data. We show the latest features that enable secure collaboration while helping customers meet their obligations under 42 national, regional, and industry-specific regulations.

Tuesday, November 5 OCCC WF 3-4 (Tangerine Ballroom) 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM


A deep dive into managing Microsoft Teams

James StarkMicrosoft

Microsoft Teams is designed with IT in mind, providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, callings, and apps. Explore the full range of management features available for configuring, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Teams. We walk through the full scope of controls – from enabling a smoother onboarding experience to ongoing maintenance and optimization of your environment.

Thursday, November 7 OCCC W415 A-B (Valencia Ballroom) 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM


Optimizing the Microsoft Teams experience with data and analytics

James StarkMicrosoft

Are your users taking full advantage of Microsoft Teams? Is your environment set up to deliver the best experience possible? Does your management know the business value provided by Teams and M365? Come out to this session and get a strong “YES!” to each of these questions as we discuss in-depth the data and analytics capabilities of Microsoft Teams. Learn how data-driven insights can accelerate adoption, improve service quality, and help optimize your network.

Friday, November 8 OCCC W315 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM


Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams

Carolyn BlandingMicrosoft Bryan WoffardMicrosoft

During this session, we dive deep into how to troubleshoot Microsoft Teams. We review many common areas of misconfiguration and the corresponding errors that you might see in these deployments. This session covers end-user scenarios and deep dives into the nuts and bolts of these scenarios through the tools of troubleshooting.

Friday, November 8 OCCC W415 A-B (Valencia Ballroom) 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM


If you are not at the show, all sessions will be available as recordings after the event. if you are there, it would be great to say hello!

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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