According to the countdown timer over on the Ignite site there’s just over 2 days remaining until Satya Nadella delivers the keynote to kick off the conference. The keynote will be streamed live so if you’re not going to be there in Chicago, still tune in because there will be lots of exciting news.
I’m making the trip to the midwest on Sunday and planning to spend the week meeting great people and learning new things. Check out my attendee profile and I’ve published my schedule so you can see where I’ll be. I’m going to focus my time in sessions about SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online, Yammer, hybrid implementations, identity management, and Azure IaaS.
There’s an Ignite mobile app that I just learned about and totally recommend. It lets you see your sessions and has maps of McCormack Place so you can figure out where you’re going. The app is available for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Check it out, I expect it will make your time at Ignite run a little bit smooter!
Like every Microsoft conference I’ve been to certification exams are 50% off ($75 USD). If you have time I totally recommend knocking an exam or two off your list, you can’t go wrong with the price. 🙂
Don’t forget about the Ignite Yammer network! If you’re going you’ll want to join so you can keep tabs on what everyone’s chatting about. I think you need to be going to Ignite to join so don’t miss out.
I’ll be blogging here about my thoughts and interesting information I learn, as well I’ll tweeting as much as I can. Follow me @jaspnwarren and give me a shout if you see or hear anything interesting!
On a more personal level, I am seeking new working opportunities. If you’re looking for an award-winning SharePoint infrastructure expert please reach out and let’s chat!
And to everyone who will be there, if you see me walking around at the conference, at the parties, at the awesome event, or wherever, please feel free to stop and say hi! I’m looking forward to connecting with the community and having a great time.