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Microsoft Teams Sessions at Ignite 2021


Microsoft Ignite is right around the corner. Microsoft Ignite will take place online, kicking off on the morning of March 2, at 8:00 AM in the Pacific Time zone.

They are also doing a keynote in AltspaceVR, an alternate reality platform. I’ve had the pleasure of presenting on this platform before, it should be really interesting.

You can check out this PDF of all the Key Microsoft Teams sessions from Microsoft here.

There is going to be a lot of Microsoft Teams news, stay tuned to the blog for some summary posts and a rundown of all the key news.

Here are the featured sessions:

The hybrid workplace

Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Modern Work

FS190 Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT  / FS190-R1 Tuesday, March 2, 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

We think of 2020 as the year many of us worked from home. In fact, it’s the year that work moved to the cloud. Flexible work is here to stay. Join Jared Spataro to learn how we’re empowering people to work from home, on the go, and at the office.


The latest innovations with Microsoft Teams

Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Teams

FS192 Tuesday, March 2, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT / FS192-R1 Wednesday, March 3, 1:30 AM – 2:00 AM PDT

Learn how Microsoft Teams is delivering meeting experiences that adapt to individual needs and enable people to present with confidence. We’ll also show you how Microsoft Teams is making it simple to host webinars, and how we’re making it easier to collaborate securely with people outside of your organization.


Easy, intuitive webinars with Microsoft Teams: Virtual engagement in the age of remote work

Lars Johnson, Sr. Director, Microsoft Teams Marketing, Christina Torok, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

FS189 Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT / FS189-R1 Wednesday, March 3, 2:30 AM – 3:00 AM PDT

Introducing webinars as simple to setup and run as a Teams meeting – but with the controls you require to reach thousands of attendees. Engage internal and external audiences through integrated registration, email automation, multi-presenter support, interactivity, and more.


Meet Microsoft Viva: A new kind of employee experience

Chuck Friedman, Corporate Vice President, Employee Experience Suite

FS193 Wednesday, March 3, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT / FS193-R1 Wednesday, March 3, 9:30PM – 10:00 PM PDT

The first employee experience platform built for the digital era, Microsoft Viva brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated experience that empowers people and teams to be their best, from anywhere. Join us as we introduce a new approach and a new category of technology solutions. Powered by the full breadth and depth of Microsoft 365, Viva is experienced through Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft 365 apps that people use
every day.


Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams

John Gruszczyk, Product Manager

FS191 Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Join us in this session as we discuss the latest security and compliance innovations in Microsoft Teams to help you collaborate with confidence. We will highlight how these newest features help you meet regulatory and business requirements while enabling secure meetings and collaboration across the organization.

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Founder and Principal at Empowering.Cloud as well as a Solutions Director at Pure IP.

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

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