One thing we’ve learned over the past few years is that companies are not migrating or modernizing to accelerate their digital transformation – they’re doing both simultaneously. We are dedicated to helping you increase business agility and resilience, innovate on your terms, and optimize your investments so you can maximize business value and do more with less. That’s why we’re excited to announce our Azure infrastructure-focused sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2022!
Microsoft Ignite is taking place both online and in-person from October 12-14. Throughout the event, you’ll be able to explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world. Engage with Microsoft, industry, and partner experts as they guide you through the latest technology with immersive demos and live sessions. Be sure to visit the Microsoft Ignite homepage to view the event agenda and additional details. If you haven’t already, be sure to register now for the full digital event attendee experience and be able to participate in Q&As.
The complete lineup of Azure infrastructure sessions for IT professionals is listed below, so you can build a schedule that is unique to you and your interests. Navigate to the session page to see full details.
Opening keynotes, core theme sessions, and Into Focus sessions
Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO will kick off the event with a keynote highlighting how Microsoft is helping customers do more with less across the Microsoft Cloud. Following the keynote, Microsoft leaders Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud + AI Group and Alysa Taylor, CVP, Industry, Business Applications, and Data & AI will hold a fireside chat to share their insights on how customers and partners across industries are innovating, driving business impact, and realizing faster time to value. Judson Althoff, EVP and COO will close out the morning with a session on how Microsoft is thinking about the industrial Metaverse for consumers, businesses, and industries.
Speakers: Kathleen Mitford, Erin Chapple, Rohan Kumar
Wednesday, October 12 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Learn how Azure helps you innovate on your terms and modernize your infrastructure; how the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform provides an integrated data fabric to achieve agility; and realize faster time to value with Microsoft Industry Clouds.
Speakers: Nidhi Chappell, Lior Kamrat, Charles Feddersen, Hiren Shah, Seth Juarez, Jeff Martin, Sam Chenaur
Thursday, October 13 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Organizations are embracing digital capabilities to accelerate innovation and business optimization. Join a live discussion with product leaders on how the latest Azure capabilities help you innovate on your terms, transition mission critical workloads, and modernize your infrastructure; and how the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform provides a trusted integrated data fabric to help you focus on creating value.
Azure infrastructure breakout sessions
Speakers: Jeremy Winter, Nuno Guedes, Brandon Poe, Jian (Jane) Yan
Wednesday, October 12 | 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM PDT
Learn about the new capabilities of cloud-native technologies enabled anywhere with Azure Arc. Make the most out of your existing investments and run new applications securely and consistently in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises.
Speakers: Paul Nash, Jurgen Willis, Rajeesh Ramachandran
Wednesday, October 12 | 3:00 PM – 3:35 PM PDT
Join this session to hear about the latest Azure innovations and discover how you can build agility and optimize your business. Learn how thousands of customers have transitioned their business-critical applications to Azure and modernized their infrastructure with increased automation, uptime, and security. Improve the price-performance of your workloads with new compute, storage, monitoring, and networking services.
Speakers: Vikas Bhatia, Vasilios Karagounis, Deepti Busireddy
Thursday, October 13 | 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Learn about emerging trends in digital sovereignty and see how Azure can help public sector organizations build and manage secure and compliant cloud apps. We will highlight Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty and present new Azure confidential computing capabilities – including the ability to protect data while it’s in use without application changes, making it easier for customers operating in regulated industries and the public sector to bring their most sensitive workloads to the cloud.
Speakers: Thuy Le, Jimin Li, Sven-Erik Nielsen, Antonio Ortoll, Evelyn Padrino Espiga, Shikher Saluja, Tanjua Shah
Thursday, October 13 | 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM PDT
Cost management, savings, and maximizing value from technology investments consistently rank as top priorities for most organizations. We collaborated with customers, partners, internal finance, and worldwide teams of experts to develop cost-saving strategies and services that help customers successfully grow their cloud business while efficiently optimizing costs. In this session, learn how Azure services, tools, and programs provide visibility into and optimal management of your cost in Azure.
Ask the Experts sessions
Microsoft Ignite provides great opportunities to connect with Microsoft experts. Join our Ask the Experts sessions to ask questions about the subjects you’re interested in and engage in live discussions.
Wednesday, October 12th
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT | CATE13H: Ask the Experts: Innovate on your terms using Azure Arc to bring cloud-native technologies anywhere from cloud to edge
Thursday, October 13th
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT | CATE12H: Ask the Experts: Increase your business agility and resilience with the latest Azure infrastructure solutions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT | CATE15H: Ask the Experts: Optimize your investment on Azure and maximize business value
Our teams are also excited to deliver deep dives on new announcements and other topics in our on-demand sessions. Check out the collection below to learn more about the technologies relevant to your role, product demos, and more.
Narayan Annamalai, PJ Kirner
On-Demand: What’s new in Azure confidential computing
Alec Becker, Yi Chai, Raman Kumar
Sudha Mahajan, Tom Grise, Don Galzarano
On-Demand: Accelerate your SAN migration to the cloud
Yuemin Lu, Adarsh Venkataraman
On-Demand: No data silos with Azure Blob Storage
Mo Farhat, Stefanie Lemon, Varun Shandilya
Mine Tanrinian Demir
Connection Zone sessions
Looking for more hands-on learning opportunities? Attend our guided, online workshops and hear best practices from Microsoft experts in our Connection Zone sessions.
Wednesday, October 12th
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT | CLL96: Learn Live: Secure and isolate access to Azure resources by using network security groups and service endpoints
Thursday, October 13th
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM PDT | WACSL100: Technical Skilling Lab: Implementing operational monitoring in hybrid scenarios
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT | CHI81: Building a low-carbon future: The latest sustainability innovations to Microsoft Cloud
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT | CLL91: Learn Live: Manage Cloud PCs and Virtual Desktops
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT | CLL97: Learn Live: Design your site recovery solution in Azure
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM PDT | WACSL102: Technical Skilling Lab: Manage Governance via Azure Policy
In-person at Seattle Convention Center
If you’re joining us in-person at the Seattle Convention Center, here are some opportunities to mingle with the Azure infrastructure team during Expert Meet-Ups.
Wednesday, October 12th
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT | WACEM02: Expert Meet-Up: Infrastructure as a Service
Speakers: Raman Kumar, Saket Suman, Andi Jia, Vinicius Apolinario, Anupam Vij, Prasad Gandham
Thursday, October 13th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT | WACEM01: Expert Meet-Up: Cloud to Edge
Speakers: Abhilasha Agarwala, Carmen Crincoli, Lior Kamrat, Tolga Tekin, Jeff Woolsey, Monika Machado
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM PDT | WACEM28: Expert Meet-Up: Containers, Open Source and Linux
Speakers: Justin Davies, Ahmed Sabbour, Jim Perrin, Kelsey Steele, Rachel Menge, David Dennis
More learning resources
Cloud Skills Challenge is back at Ignite! You can earn a free Microsoft certification exam by completing a collection of interactive Microsoft learn modules.
Review the IgniteCollectionTS01 after joining the Theme Session for Build agility, optimize your business, and create data-driven experiences with Microsoft Azure.
Check out the IgniteCollectionBRK12 resources after attending the Breakout Session for Increase your business agility and resilience with the latest Azure infrastructure solutions.
Explore the IgniteCollectionBRK13 resources after going to the Breakout Session for Innovate on your terms using Azure Arc to bring cloud-native technologies anywhere from cloud to edge.
Discover the IgniteCollectionBRK14 resources after listening to the Breakout Session for Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty and the Expansion of Azure Confidential Computing.
Dive into the IgniteCollectionBRK15 resources after joining the Breakout Session for Optimize your investment on Azure and maximize business value.
Train up on skilling resources and self-paced learning at our Microsoft Learn for Azure page.