Meet the Author Team at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando
The Office 365 for IT Pros author team is busily preparing for the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando (November 4-8). Here is the list of sessions that Office 365 for IT Pros authors are lined up to speak at (THR indicates a 20-minute theater session while BRK is a 45-minute breakout):
- Ståle Hansen will dig into the mysteries of direct routing for Teams with Session Border Controllers Your own Direct Routing SBC in Azure in 20 minutes (THR3061) on Thursday at 10:20AM. Ståle knows quite a bit about direct routing, so it will be interesting to see how much he can communicate in 20 minutes.
- Paul Robichaux will speak about the wonders of tenant-to-tenant migration in Email is the easy part: Five pitfalls to avoid in tenant-to-tenant migrations (THR2217). In a summary, email is easy to migrate, documents are slightly harder, Teams is horrible (for now).
- Brian Reid has one of the first theater sessions at 2:50PM on Monday when he discusses Authentication without passwords in 20 minutes (THR2002). He has a real talent for compressing complex topics into digestible chunks, which is why he’ll be wowing people in the theaters.
- Brian then talks about Real-world hybrid Active Directory join and compliance in 20 minutes (THR2047) on Wednesday at 12:30PM. Hybrid stuff is such fun, especially when compliance is involved!
- The final leg of Brian’s 20-minute sessions covers the topic of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection in 20 minutes (THR2046) on Thursday at 12:05PM. Explaining what ATP is normally takes 15 minutes, so I’m not sure how Brian will cover the rest in the remaining five.
- Tony Redmond will report on his testing of the New, fast, and reliable Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlets (THR3003) at 10:55AM on Wednesday. That is, assuming Microsoft announces the new super-secret but actually very interesting cmdlets earlier in the conference. I’m sure that they will.
- At 2:15PM on Thursday, Tony reveals Things you never knew about Microsoft Teams that might be important some day (BRK3142). We turn up all sorts of interesting facts as we research Teams for the book, and this is a chance to share some of those with conference attendees.
- Finally, Tony will talk about his favorite topic in Will Microsoft Teams take over from email? (BRK2090). This session is at 9:15AM on Friday, and the hope is that a few attendees will limp into the conference after the Attendee Party at Universal Studios on Thursday night.
Here’s a link to an interview with Tony that Community Reporter Tom Morgan made to discuss some of the sessions.
Remember that all the sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2019 are recorded and will be available online a day or so after they are delivered. Of course, there’s nothing quite like being in a super-cooled conference room in the Orange County Convention Center. Listening to a recording in the comfort of your own home is no comparison.
At the Booth
In addition to giving sessions, our authors will be around and about. You can expect to meet Paul Robichaux and our esteemed technical editor, Vasil Michev, at the Quadrotech booth. Others will be helping to staff the Microsoft booth to cover technologies like Exchange Online and Teams. Keep a keen eye and you’ll bump into someone.
Office 365 Exposed Podcast
Paul Robichaux and I will tape an episode of our Office 365 Exposed podcast at 10am on Tuesday, November 5 (POD1016). The recording takes place in the Podcast Center close to the technology exhibition. We have a couple of interesting guests lined up to discuss issues like the role of Outlook Mobile in the Office 365 ecosystem and what’s next for SharePoint Online. And of course, we’ll be reviewing the announcements that Microsoft are expected to make on the first day of the conference.
Yet Another Interesting Session List
I’ve posted details of some interesting sessions on Petri.com. We all have our own preferences, but these are the ones that took my attention when I browsed the Microsoft Ignite 2019 session catalog. Another theater session that I’ve found is Unified PowerShell experience for Microsoft Graph – preview (THR3095). The promise of a consistent PowerShell module to access Microsoft Graph data is pretty compelling, so it’s a talk I will definitely attend.
After the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference finishes at noon on November 8, we’ll head home with a ton of work to do for to update the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook about the news and information we’ve gathered at the conference. Subscribers will benefit from this information in the update issued on December 1. It’s the nice thing about an ever-updating book.