Microsoft Ignite 2023 is around the corner! (Nov 14-17)

Jason Chlus

Microsoft Ignite 2023, scheduled for November 14th – 17th, is quickly approaching. As one of the most anticipated developer events of the year, we’re pleased to announce that although in-person tickets have been sold out for weeks, we’re offering a free online streaming option for those who couldn’t secure a spot. However, it’s essential to register in advance to ensure access. 

This year’s Ignite will feature the latest announcements on AI/Copilot advancements, comprehensive demos of new features and functionalities, and insights into the trajectory of tech developments. Notably, in addition to presentations by our senior leaders, attendees can look forward to breakout sessions featuring Visual Studio led by Amanda Silver (CVP Developer Division), Scott Hanselman, and Anthony Cangialosi. These sessions are set to deliver crucial announcements, in-depth demos, and valuable insights tailored for our Visual Studio developers. 

In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide to the online registration process and offer an overview of the developer breakout discussions scheduled to be streamed live during Ignite 2023.

Online Registration 

  1. Visit the Ignite 2023 Website: Head over to the Ignite 2023 website to kick off the registration process. 
  1. Sign In / Create Your New Account: If you’re new to Microsoft events, you’ll need to connect an existing account or create a new account. 
  1. Select The Digital Access Pass: The entire Ignite conference will be streamed online, register to get your digital access pass. Our Seattle in-person access passes are already sold out, but if you have an in-person RSVP code those are still valid and will work. 
  1. Complete Your Registration: Fill in your personal details, payment information (if applicable), and any additional information requested. Double-check your registration to ensure accuracy. 
  1. Confirmation: Once you’ve completed the registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This email will include important details about your registration, including access to the event platform. 
  1. Explore Ignite Sessions and Get Ready for Ignite 2023! As the event date approaches, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox for updates and additional information. 

Developer Breakout Discussions 

One of the most exciting aspects of Ignite 2023 is the developer breakout discussions. These discussions are where the real magic happens for developers. The developer breakout discussions will be streamed live, allowing you to join from the comfort of your own workspace or wherever you prefer. Here’s what you can look forward to: 

Exciting Developer Topics 

Ignite 2023 is bringing together experts and thought leaders to discuss a wide range of topics. Whether you’re into cloud computing, AI, data science, web development, or any other area of technology, there will be insightful discussions tailored to your interests. 

Interactive Q&A 

Have burning questions and need clarification on a topic? You’ll have the opportunity to participate in interactive Q&A sessions during the live streams. Engage with speakers and fellow attendees to deepen your tech understanding. 

Speaker(s)  Topic  When 
Amanda Silver  Productive and secure end-to-end developer experiences powered by AI  Wednesday, November 15 | 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PST 
Scott Hanselman, Mark Downie  GitHub Copilot and AI for Developers: Potential and Pitfalls  Wednesday, November 15 | 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM PST 
Anthony Cangialosi, Sagar Lankala  Develop in the cloud with Dev Box and Azure Deployment Environments  Thursday, November 16 | 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM PST 
Jb Evain, Maddy Montaquila, Wendy Breiding  New VS Code Extensions: C# Dev Kit, .NET MAUI, & Unity, Q&A  Wednesday, November 15 | 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PST 
Ajit Kalele, Dora Chan, Kiran Thomas, Predeep Ravichandran  Empowering your DevOps teams with Microsoft Teams, Q&A  Wednesday, November 15 | 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PST 
Damian Edwards, David Fowler, Glenn Condron  Cloud Native Development with .NET 8, Q&A  Wednesday, November 15 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PST 
Dan Sol, Mark Weitzel, Russell Conard  Platform engineering Q&A with the Microsoft platform engineering team  Wednesday, November 15 | 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM PST 
Dalia Abo Sheasha, Jessie Houghton, Leah Tran, Taysser Gherfal  Beyond Coding Suggestions: Exploring AI Features in Visual Studio, Q&A  Thursday, November 16 |11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PST 


Nikhil Kaul, Nikita Nallamothu, Vikram Raju, Rigel Carlson  Optimize app reliability with automated Load and Chaos testing, Q&A  Thursday, November 16 |11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PST 
Christine Ruana Deploying Visual Studio throughout your enterprise
Thursday, November 16 | 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM PST
Colin Aylward, Dhruv Chand, Josh Zimmerman, Varun Gupta  The ins and outs of deploying Microsoft Dev Box inside Microsoft, Q&A  Thursday, November 16 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PST 
Daniel Roth  What’s New for Enterprise Developers in .NET 8, Q&A  Thursday, November 16 | 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM PST 

 All sessions can be see here: Session catalog Ignite 2023  

Recorded Sessions 

Missed a session due to conflicting schedules? No problem. Developer breakout discussions will be recorded, so you can catch up on sessions at your convenience. 

Networking Opportunities 

In addition to insightful discussions, Ignite provides networking opportunities to connect with peers and experts in the field. You can build valuable connections and exchange ideas. 

Ignite 2023 is not just an event; it’s an experience. Whether you are in-person or online, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a global tech community, gain knowledge, and be inspired. 


Save the date, register online, and gear up for an unforgettable Ignite 2023. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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  • Chuck Ryan 0

    Your Link to the Ignite website is broken, for me: is missing the /en-US/ before the /home.

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