Ignite 2019 Guide to the Microsoft 365 Developer Platform

Microsoft 365 Platform team

As we close in on the last few days until Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando next week, November 4-8, the Microsoft 365 Developer Platform team is working diligently to put the finishing touches on our sessions and preparing to meet you all at the Hub to chat in person. We have some exciting things in store for you.

First things first … to be sure you are getting the latest news for the week, follow us on Twitter – @OfficeDev and @MS_Ignite

Ignite Mobile App

Be sure to download the Ignite 2019 mobile app to your phone to get everything at your fingertips and create your custom event agenda. You can add sessions, find session locations, check out the Hub and learn about the various activities happening throughout the week. Download the app at https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/mobileapp.

Join our Pre-day session: Building modern enterprise productivity apps on the Microsoft 365 platform (PRE26)

If you are looking for something to do on Sunday, there’s still time for you to sign up for our pre-day session.

  • Visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite and log into your registration
  • On the site – click on Sessions
  • In top righthand corner – click on Attendee sign in
  • Once in, you can edit their registration and add our pre-day to your schedule

You will get to spend the day working with Microsoft engineers on enterprise app design. You’ll learn how to build powerful collaboration-driven business applications in Microsoft Teams by combining the rich productivity data from Microsoft Graph with the power and flexibility of SharePoint Framework. We’ll also discuss other platform tools like adaptive cards.


Check out our App Awards

We are doing something new this year. Join us as we announce the finalists and winner of the 2019 Microsoft 365 App Awards live at theater sessions in the Hub on Monday and Tuesday. Get a brief tour of the winning app and cheer on great solutions for our partners.

Monday 1450-1510 Best Integration THR1011 Add to schedule
Monday 1635-1655 Best User Experience THR1010 Add to schedule
Tuesday 0935-0955 Business or User Value winner THR1009 Add to schedule
Tuesday 1130-1150 Best Overall App THR1012 Add to schedule
Tuesday 1350-1410 People’s Choice winner THR1008 Add to schedule

Microsoft 365 Developer Platform sessions

We have a track stacked full of 45-minute breakout sessions as well shorter 20-minute theater sessions that are full of information without a huge time commitment. We cover topics across the platform and have some exciting announcements and demos.

Check out this session list and add those of interest to your session schedule. Just search the session number in the app and click +Add to schedule.

Don’t forget about Friday sessions

If you are joining us all week, please join come to our sessions on Friday. We have a great line up of content across six sessions. Yes, six. And you are already there! Topics span the platform from Microsoft Teams, Identity/AAD, Windows, Industry Solutions, Microsoft Graph and the Commercial Marketplace.

See the session list below for the codes to add to your schedule so you don’t forget!

Roundtable discussions

In addition to the sessions, we have two roundtable discussion times where we want to hear your feedback. You can choose from the following topics to meet with our product Share feedback about your experiences and give input on new investments in a roundtable format.

Choose to join any one of the following discussion topics hosted by our Microsoft product team experts

  • PowerShell and Microsoft Graph
  • Microsoft Graph Toolkit
  • Extending Microsoft 365 people experiences
  • Fluid Framework for collaborative experiences
  • Developing native apps with web technologies such as React Native and JavaScript
  • Taking WinUI cross platform
  • Adaptive Cards
  • Office extensibility
  • Python scenarios for Excel
  • The future of WebViews and PWAs with Chromium-based Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft 365 Developer Program

Add one of these session times to your schedule:

BRK3307           Wednesday      4:00-5:30 PM     Add to schedule

BRK3307R         Thursday          2:15-3:30 PM     Add to schedule

Visit us in the Hub

Come and talk to our product team experts in person at the Microsoft 365 Developer Platform booth area in the Hub. We cover everything from Office Extensibility, Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft identity platform, SharePoint and Windows. Plus, relax in our Developer Lounge with fellow developers and Microsoft experts to take a load off.

You can learn about the platform hands on by completing either our Microsoft Graph Code Challenge or our Microsoft 365 Developer Platform SWAGQuest OR both! You will learn some new things and win some cool swag!

For those IT folks, we have a short survey going on where you also have a chance to earn some SWAG!

What’s after Orlando?

The recordings of all the sessions will be available after the event if you aren’t able to join us in Orlando.

We also have the Microsoft Ignite | The Tour global series happening just after Ignite. These are two-day tech events bringing Microsoft experts to a city near you. Check out the schedule to find a date and location that works for you.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando or after!

Microsoft 365 Developer Platform Session Schedule

See the full Microsoft 365 developer platform session schedule.

Microsoft 365 Ignite Session list

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