This week‘s topic

Here comes Microsoft Ignite!

  • Microsoft has already introduced an abundance of new features and improvements (Together mode, improved e-learning support, etc)
  • Ignite is interesting because of its synergy between product groups—remember the old days of coordinated Windows/Office/Exchange launches?
  • Lots of debate over the “right” or “best” way to do events in the time of Covid-19

What we expect from Ignite

  • More on Project Cortex?
  • Increased emphasis on migration?
  • Will we get updates for features announced earlier in the year, such as Teams Templates?
  • Exchange tenant to tenant moves?
  • Removing the last Hybrid Server?
  • Will there be more Teams sessions than Exchange?
  • Will there be more and better devices/integrations?
  • Will we see lots of attention on “citizen developers” and no/low-code solution development?

How did Microsoft do on last year’s promises and announcements?

  • Is it still the Year of Yammer?

Microsoft Ignite is next week from September 22-24. You can sign-up for free and join online at the Ignite website.

Steve will be co-hosting an Ignite Table Talk – Wanted: A Career Jumpstart, live during the week. If you’re registered, sign-up here.

About the Author

Steve Goodman

Chief Editor for Audio and Video Content and Technology Writer for Practical 365, focused on Microsoft 365. A nine-time Microsoft MVP, author of several Exchange Server books and regular conference speaker, including at Microsoft conferences including Ignite, TechEd and Future Decoded. Steve has worked with Microsoft technology for over 20 years beginning and has been writing about Exchange and the earliest iterations of Office 365 since its inception. Steve helps customers plan their digital transformation journey and gets hands on with Microsoft Teams, Exchange and Identity projects.


  1. Tim Jahr

    Really enjoyed the new cohost! It was interesting to hear a new perspective on things, and he seems to have a lot of personality. Keep up the good work!

  2. Tim Jahr

    Really enjoyed the new cohost!

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