Get ready for Microsoft Ignite 2020

Microsoft Ignite 2020 is Microsoft’s biggest public event of the year, showcasing the latest news and product development for today’s technology trends. It covers topics on everything needed for your digital transformation strategy; cloud adoption, security, data and analysis, endpoint management, productivity, and much more!

As we can’t be there in person this year, Microsoft have opened the event to everyone in a digital format similar to their developer conference (Build) and partner conference (Inspire). This is great because it means anyone can sign up for free at to help them define their technology strategy, deepen technical skills, or learn something new. The event runs for 3 days, from Tuesday 22nd September and has multiple sessions across time zones so everyone has the opportunity to get involved. I’d highly recommend registering and adding the sessions that pique your interest to your “virtual event backpack” as this will let you download any content or links to the session recordings after the event. You can also get some fun “Digital Swag” that includes a buzzword bingo sheet and a kids activity pack in to keep your little ones (or yourself) entertained while the event is going on

If you can’t make it, risual is here to help! One of our Enterprise Architects, Thom McKiernan, is taking over our Twitter and LinkedIn pages as our risual reporter. He’ll be sharing all the latest news as it happens and try to put some context around what that means for you. Thom will also be writing some more detailed articles on our blog to give a bit more insight throughout, and after, the event.

For those in the UK, the agenda looks like this:

  • Tuesday 22nd September
    • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Building Digital Resilience with Satya Nadella
    • 5:15 PM – 5:40 PM The Future of Work with Jared Spataro
    • 5:40 PM – 6:05 PM Microsoft Power Platform: Fill the App Gap and Supercharge Organizational Agility
    • 6:05 PM – 6:30 PM Microsoft Dynamics 365: Reimagine How You Can Meet the Needs of Tomorrow with Alysa Taylor and Muhammad Alam
    • 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Invent with Purpose on Azure with Julia White and Friends
    • 7:00 PM – 7:25 PM Achieve Resilience with Security, Compliance, and Identity with Vasu Jakkal
    • 7:30 PM – 11:45 PM Digital Breakout sessions
  • Wednesday 23rd September
    • 8:00 AM – 11:25 AM Repeat of Tuesday’s key segments
    • 11:35 AM – 3:45 PM Digital Breakouts, Connection Zone, and Learning Zone sessions
    • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Are we there yet? App Development in Azure with Scott Hanselman and Friends
    • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Microsoft Azure Unplugged with Jason Zander
    • 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM Panos and Brad Unplugged – A Conversation About New Hybrid Workstyles with Windows and Microsoft 365
    • 5:55 PM – 6:40 PM Envisioning the Future: How Microsoft Approaches Innovation with Mitra Azizirad
    • 7:30 PM – 11:45 PM Digital Breakouts, Connection Zone, and Learning Zone sessions
  • Thursday 24th September
    • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Repeat of Wednesday’s key segments
    • 11:30 AM – 3:45 PM Digital Breakouts, Connection Zone, and Learning Zone sessions
    • 4:00 PM Event closes

Microsoft Ignite is always an exciting time of the year and 2020 will be no exception. If you get inspired by something you see at Microsoft Ignite, then find out how risual can help by calling us on 0300 3030 2044, emailing at, or getting in touch today.

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